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Yesterday, 15:00

I often plan the radio show while sat in a coffee shop. In fact, in the past I have made a feature out of the things I #haveOverheardInARomfordCoffeeShop as Twitter makes me say it.

A macabre tale of murder fronted by a barber who uses his snipping skills to deadly effect may not sound like your usual night at the theatre, but it’s music to the ears of a talented theatrical group looking to bring audiences something just a bit different.

Local businesses face huge rises in their business rates from April.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Almost a quarter of girls and 35 per cent of boys in Redbridge are underdeveloped by the age of five, according to the latest government figures.

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

A full “gold standard” consultation on potential changes to parking in Wanstead will be launched next month, the council has revealed.

A budget that will see Redbridge Council save £30.3million in “transformations” by 2022 was branded “fiscal incontinence” by the opposition last night.

A man has been arrested after a “large fight” broke out, outside Redbridge Central Library last night.

Crime & Court

Fri, 07:00

A “team of people” have been scoping houses in South Woodford and earmarking them for burglary with white chalk, according to head of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch.

Thu, 17:15

An 89-year-old widow was left distraught after two teenage girls stole a necklace she was given on her wedding day, right outside her home.

Thu, 17:08

A man who poured kettles of boiling water over an elderly couple faces years behind bars for his part in a “barbaric” crime.

Health

Mon, 12:30

The leader of a Redbridge women’s charity claims a lack of funding is responsible for a rise in cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the borough.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The main hospital serving Wanstead and Woodford failed to meet A&E waiting times targets in December, in one of the NHS’ busiest winters on record.

Environment

Thu, 07:00

Three sports’ governing bodies have slammed Redbridge Council’s post-Oakfields playing pitch proposals, saying they are not “achievable or realistic”.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Teaming with birds, deer and critters of the crawling kind, Hainault Forest Country Park could never be described as dull.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Conservation campaigners say the City of London Corporation has “destroyed one of the most important birding sites” in the capital.

Politics

Yesterday, 15:00

I often plan the radio show while sat in a coffee shop. In fact, in the past I have made a feature out of the things I #haveOverheardInARomfordCoffeeShop as Twitter makes me say it.

Yesterday, 10:00

Local businesses face huge rises in their business rates from April.

Fri, 11:49

A budget that will see Redbridge Council save £30.3million in “transformations” by 2022 was branded “fiscal incontinence” by the opposition last night.

Education

Fri, 18:00

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Fri, 17:13

Almost a quarter of girls and 35 per cent of boys in Redbridge are underdeveloped by the age of five, according to the latest government figures.

Fri, 17:00

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Heritage

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wilfred Chalmers Jameson, a Royal Naval Reservist, resident at Woodlands Road, Ilford, had been called to active service in August 1914.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Teaming with birds, deer and critters of the crawling kind, Hainault Forest Country Park could never be described as dull.

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