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Yesterday, 18:31

A man who police believe has recorded the highest speed ever by a motorcyclist in the UK while carrying a pillion passenger has been banned from driving.

Shooting in Wanstead on Draycot Road

Police are appealing to the public for information after a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and head in Wanstead.

Janet and Terence Rogers outside their house in Lambourne Road, Chigwell.

A couple rushed home from a shopping trip to find a tree had smashed into their house.

The damage caused by the fire at an industrial site in Ley Street, Ilford

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a huge fire at an industrial park.

Well, it rained! I feared that I would not be able to send a story of the Palm Sunday Procession that had two donkeys and not the usual one! 
	 
	In spite of the rain, Clive and Ann Wilderspin brought the two donkeys from their home on Willow Farm at Little Heath to St. Peters Aldborough Hatch for the annual Palm Sunday procession. 
	 
	In past years we have had one donkey  but this year Elizabeth (aged 8 years) brought her son, Valentine (aged 2 years and born on  youve guessed  Valentines Day 2013!). 
	 
	Again, in past years the donkey has always walked the mile or so from Little Heath  but this year both donkeys travelled in a horse box. 
	 
	The Revd Kate Lovesey, who blessed the two donkeys at the end of the procession (see photograph 13), said: The Palm Sunday procession brings to the fore the events of that day two thousand years ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey with the crowds cheering Him. A week later that same crowd had turned on Jesus and cried out for Him to be crucifi

Two donkeys showed the way at a church’s Palm Sunday procession before being blessed by the priest-in-charge.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A man who attempted to rob a bookmakers after pretending his tin of pilchards was a bomb has been given a suspended prison sentence.

General views of Southwark Crown Court in south London.

Wandsworth prisoner Neil Moore was on remand for defrauding £2 million when he staged an “ingenious” escape plot to walk free from jail.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault on a homeless woman at Wanstead Tube station. Picture: British Transport Police

Police have launched an investigation after a deaf homeless woman was allegedly assaulted at a Tube station.

Sixteen-year-old Alfie Perrin died after falling from scaffolding in Camden Road, Wanstead

A building site supervisor broke down today when recalling the moment a 16-year-old apprentice under his watch fell to his death on a building site.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 18:31

A man who police believe has recorded the highest speed ever by a motorcyclist in the UK while carrying a pillion passenger has been banned from driving.

Yesterday, 17:31
Shooting in Wanstead on Draycot Road

Police are appealing to the public for information after a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and head in Wanstead.

Yesterday, 14:57
The damage caused by the fire at an industrial site in Ley Street, Ilford

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a huge fire at an industrial park.

Health

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The emergency department at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

New figures published today show 92.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT), up from 84.4pc the previous month.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone has been put into special measures

The largest NHS trust in the UK has been placed into special measures after inspectors found a raft of problems at one of its hospitals, including delays in treatment for patients and not enough staff to ensure safe care was provided.

Environment

Mon, 14:40

Those living under flight-paths will be “relieved” according to the council leader after the decision to reject airport expansion plans was made.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The River Roding

A project to transform the Roding valley and create a new riverside cycle path is to receive a six-figure grant after residents backed it in an online poll.

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Students from the Ursuline Academy Ilford are assembling a giant heart concerning the enviroment

Students assembled giant hearts last week that were made up of smaller hearts filled with pledges to change something in their lives which would help to tackle climate change.

Politics

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Labour leader Ed Miliband and Wes Streeting are quizzed by Recorder reporter Laura Burnip at Nesse's Cafe.

Labour leader Ed Miliband rolled into Ilford North this morning on the first stop of the party’s campaign – just hours after he was grilled by Jeremy Paxman on live television.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

Education

Mon, 15:18

Three Redbridge children’s centres are among a select number to be judged as ‘outstanding’ in the most recent OFSTED inspection.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
 Children from South Park Primary School,  had an artist come to the school to conduct a mosaic workshop and now the finished article has been put on the wall near the entrance.

Children at a primary school took part in a workshop which ended in the creation of a huge mosaic.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Actress and Comedian Meera Syal at the launch of the new Life Study Centre in King George Hospital, Goodmayes

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Heritage

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Children at a primary school took part in a workshop which ended in the creation of a huge mosaic.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Aeroplanes at Hainault Farm aerodrome in 1917, where 44 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps was based

The pilots who risked and gave their lives battling the Zeppelins which unleashed terror on London’s streets are to be remembered 100 years on.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Winner of the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Young Citizen Award, Isabella Field

A nine-year-old who took to fundraising following the death of her big sister was named our Young Citizen 2014 winner at the Mayor’s Community Awards.

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“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

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We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

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