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Audrey Tubb celebrated her 90th birthday with her neighbours on Sunday

A woman was delighted when she was invited to a luncheon at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – which fell just nine days before her own on Sunday.

Oaks Lane, Newbury Park. Picture: Google

A nursery has been evacuated following a fire this afternoon.

Ajvir Singh Sandhu receives the Hennessy Trophy and Philip Sassoon Memorial Prize at the RAF College Cranwell Graduation parade at the end of the initial officer training course /Credit: Crown Copyright

An RAF pilot who was killed in a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday, was described as exceptionally talented and “a natural gentleman”.

David Manton

A man who robbed a Coral betting shop pretending to hold a gun in a bag has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Amtul Iqbal, 70, left, with Mohammad Iqbal, 72, of Lansdowne Road, Seven Kings

A couple “still very much in love” after 52 years of marriage died on the same day after battling cancer.

Roding ward candidates clockwise from top-left: Barry Cooper (Green Party), Marilyn Moore (All People's Party), Jonathan Seymour (Ukip), Richard Clare (Lib Dem), Ruth Clark (Conservatives) and Lloyd Duddridge (Labour)

Voters will be heading to the polls today for the Roding ward by-election.

Junior doctors strike  King George Hospital Barley Lane.

Junior doctors in Ilford have agreed to halt further strikes as negotiations with the government restart.

Mayoral candidates: Sian Berry (Green), Zac Goldsmith (Tory), Sadiq Khan (Lab) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem)

Redbridge goes to the polls today to vote for the capital’s next mayor in what has been described by commentators as the “nastiest campaign in decades”.

A report released by Barnardos in March showed child sexual exploitation (CSE) affects children regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, faith, disability, background or upbringing. Photo: Dan Hodges/Barnardos

A passionate appeal has been made for businesses to be the “eyes and ears” against sexual exploitation of children after just three signed a pledge to help stamp it out in Redbridge.

Crime & Court

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A man who robbed a Coral betting shop pretending to hold a gun in a bag has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

A report released by Barnardos in March showed child sexual exploitation (CSE) affects children regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, faith, disability, background or upbringing. Photo: Dan Hodges/Barnardos

A passionate appeal has been made for businesses to be the “eyes and ears” against sexual exploitation of children after just three signed a pledge to help stamp it out in Redbridge.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Police are setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme in Loxford Ward, Ilford. PC Glenn Pilley, with volunteers Raquel Cerezo, and Jaime Santos.

“Non-confrontational” vigilantes are set to “take back their streets” as they prepare to patrol in their neighbourhood.

Health

Junior doctors strike  King George Hospital Barley Lane.

Junior doctors in Ilford have agreed to halt further strikes as negotiations with the government restart.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Russell Brand with Fiona Snowball and Chris Fallon, both helped to recovery by 1NE in the Broadway, Woodford Green

A rehab centre, set up by a mother and daughter after addiction destroyed their family, goes on after winning the fight to stay open.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Junior doctors strike  King George Hospital Barley Lane.

Junior doctors at King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, have gone on strike for a second day as the row over proposed contract changes continues.

Environment

Friday, April 22, 2016
Peter Caton, from Wanstead lane, Ilford,  is upset about the number of trees cut down in gardens and streets in the borough

From the rolling hills of Claybury Park to the wooded haven of Hainault Forest, Redbridge is known for its green spaces.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Local residents and children where the crossing is needed

Parents spoke of their relief after Redbridge Council promised to build two zebra crossings along a notorious “danger road”.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Local residents and children where the crossing is needed

Parents have described the lack of a zebra crossing near several primary and secondary schools as “absolutely crazy”.

Politics

27 minutes ago
Oaks Lane, Newbury Park. Picture: Google

A nursery has been evacuated following a fire this afternoon.

10:51
Roding ward candidates clockwise from top-left: Barry Cooper (Green Party), Marilyn Moore (All People's Party), Jonathan Seymour (Ukip), Richard Clare (Lib Dem), Ruth Clark (Conservatives) and Lloyd Duddridge (Labour)

Voters will be heading to the polls today for the Roding ward by-election.

Mayoral candidates: Sian Berry (Green), Zac Goldsmith (Tory), Sadiq Khan (Lab) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem)

Redbridge goes to the polls today to vote for the capital’s next mayor in what has been described by commentators as the “nastiest campaign in decades”.

Education

Saturday, April 30, 2016
A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

TfL Rail trains from Shenfield to Ilford over the Bank Holiday weekend will be replaced by buses due to engineering works.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Young citizens Award Redbridge College,
Helena Assan, age19

The dedicated care of nurses who helped a teenager through a terrifying health scare has led her to pursue a dream of following in their footsteps.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Kirpan worn by Jaspreet Kaur, 21. Picture: Jaspreet Kaur

A school has confirmed Sikhs are allowed to carry kirpans – religious swords – on premises as long as they are worn “discreetly”.

Heritage

11 minutes ago
Audrey Tubb celebrated her 90th birthday with her neighbours on Sunday

A woman was delighted when she was invited to a luncheon at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – which fell just nine days before her own on Sunday.

Yesterday, 12:49
The flats at the junction of High Road and Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes. Picture: Google Street View

Concerns have been aired after plans were submitted to turn flats above a kebab shop into a 40-room hotel.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Denise Levertov. Picture by Elsa Dorfman on Flagg St, Cambridge, MA. (Copyright under Creative Commons)

A campaign for a blue heritage plaque to mark the site of the former home of a famous international poet is to be launched by a historical society.

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Oaks Lane, Newbury Park. Picture: Google

A nursery has been evacuated following a fire this afternoon.

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