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London Fire Brigade borough commander, Steve Brown is retiring to work with puppies

He can legitimately list navy officer and fireman on his CV – much to the envy of little boys and a few men everywhere – but Steve Brown has hung up his London Fire Brigade borough commander uniform for the last time to turn his talented hands to a new career.

Views of Monkhams lane

Yellow lines and signs to combat a “danger road” will be completed shortly, said the council leader, after residents raised concerns that somebody could get killed.

Woodford Festival

If you walk around Woodford this weekend, expect to see music, dancing, poetry and theatre on every corner, as a nine-day festival gets underway.

Police at the scene of August's shooting in Loxford Lane.

Residents have expressed concern over a lack of charges brought regarding a daylight shooting close to a park were children were playing.

Kevin Wright's award winning picture titled 'Old Hall Salt Marshes. It was the overall winner at the Wanstead and Woodford Photographic Society's AGM.

A beautiful yet moody seascape shot at salt marshes in Essex has won a photography club’s annual competition.

Yannis Madu who has won a Jack Petchey award for his work

“I’m academic, he isn’t. It’s easy for him to get overshadowed and not get the recognition he deserves,” said Vanessa Madu, 16, who has nominated younger brother Yannis for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

The Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Michelle Dunn  presenting certificates to Welcome 
Centre single homeless clients in celebration of the progress made by the clients over the last year on the Projects Life Skills and Employment Training Programme.

A homeless centre is holding an open day tomorrow to highlight the important work which goes on inside.

Rabbi David Hulbert

Rabbi David Hulbert, Mohammed Omar of the Gardens of Peace cemetery and Revd. Jude Bullock

Members of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities will be touring Jerusalem at the end of October.

Vanessa Madu has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

A teenager who “loves” helping younger pupils understand the complexities of maths and championing issues which affect youths has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen award.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:00
Police at the scene of August's shooting in Loxford Lane.

Residents have expressed concern over a lack of charges brought regarding a daylight shooting close to a park were children were playing.

Thu, 07:00
Ch Supt Mandy Beacher Redbridge's borough commander told councillors the borough's police would be merging with other boroughs.

Redbridge Police’s command unit is to merge with one or two other neighbouring boroughs, it can be revealed.

Wed, 17:19
Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, of Hampton Road, Ilford, is seeking to appeal his conviction of raising support for ISIS. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has applied for permission to appeal his conviction for drumming up support for Islamic State or ISIS.

Health

Thu, 12:00
Simon Peter Harris

The grandmother of a 30-year-old man who took his own life in Goodmayes Hospital says she feels “sick to her stomach” that lessons have not been learnt.

Tue, 07:00
Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft are based.

Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough’s mental health trust, an inspection has found.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Gable Court Nursing Home, Roxy Avenue, Chadwell Heath

A care home nurse, who ignored 400 calls for help of a “very vulnerable” resident lying in pain overnight, has been suspended for six months.

Environment

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Last night's local forum was held in Redbridge Central Library.

The council hopes that the introduction of a £400 fine for fly-tippers will help curb the problem which has blighted many of the borough’s roads.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Habiba Ahmed who is one of the organisers of an upcoming urban food festival in Redbridge

Community activists are setting up a festival to discourage food waste and promote sustainable fruit and vegetable growing.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Reporters Matthew Clemenson and Ann-Marie Abbasah join the Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing team to clean up an alley between Highbury Gardens and New Road, Ilford.

The unsightly piles of rubbish littering an alleyway off Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings, had become an eyesore for far too long.

Politics

Views of Monkhams lane

Yellow lines and signs to combat a “danger road” will be completed shortly, said the council leader, after residents raised concerns that somebody could get killed.

Thu, 07:00
Ch Supt Mandy Beacher Redbridge's borough commander told councillors the borough's police would be merging with other boroughs.

Redbridge Police’s command unit is to merge with one or two other neighbouring boroughs, it can be revealed.

Wed, 14:00
Redbridge Council plans to install 12 CCTV cameras around York Road, Ilford. Picture: Clive Gee/PA

A raft of new CCTV cameras are to be installed around the “number one hotspot in the whole of the borough” for crime.

Education

Yesterday, 07:00
People from the Thomas Lucas Academy's application. Volunteers Caitlin Graham and Janice Oommen, project director Florence Orban, proposal group member Emma Thompson and Lucy MacDonald, another volunteer.

Fancy coding Hamlet, or making an app to find your friends? A new tech-focused free school could be opening in Redbridge in 2019.

Wed, 10:39
Wizard Stories founders Phil Keating and Gary Potter. Picture: Wizard Stories

An exciting interactive storytelling company will be enthralling young bookworms at the borough’s first children’s literary festival.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

Heritage

Sunday, September 25, 2016
The children of Fulwood Primary School took part in a fancy dress day inspired by their favourite storybook characters, this week 20 years ago.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Ilford Hippodrome was hit by a German rocket in January 1945 and was later destroyed.

Following on from his last column, local historian John Barfoot continues to reminisce about the picture palaces that used to entertain pre and post-war audiences in Ilford.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
The five children left alone at Chessington World of Adventures during the council-run trip, with mother Susan Downing.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago this week.

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