Yesterday, 14:31

A woman convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter had her sentence reduced at the Court of Appeal this morning.

Mitzvah lunch at the Bet Tikvah Synagogue

A synagogue held a fundraising lunch for a homeless hostel.

Polce at the sheltered housing unit where Mr Down and Mr Mallin lived, off Cecil Road, Ilford, shortly after arresting Mr Mallin on September 5. Photo: Ken Mears

An Ilford sheltered housing resident accused of stabbing his neighbours to death denied the double murder at the Old Bailey today.

Redbridge Town Hall

Work has started on a multi-million pound project to revamp Ilford town centre.

Redbridge Faiths Forum chairwoman Jacquie Grieve speaking at an interfaith event at Al Madina Mosque, Victoria Road, Barking. Picture: Ajay Nair

Finding the voice to tell the world those responsible for the Paris attacks “do not represent Islam” is one of the faith’s biggest challenges, according to one Imam.

Travellers set up at building site in High Road, Ilford

Travellers are occupying privately owned land in High Road, Ilford, which has been cleared to make way for flats.

HIV Testing week leads up to World AIDS day on December 1

The national week runs from November 21 to 28, ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1.

Hussain Manawer from Ilford has won a worldwide competition to be sent into space. Photo: Ken Mears

A 24-year-old, whose dad runs an curry house in Ilford, has beaten thousands of entrants to win a once-in-a-lifetime flight into space.

MP John Penrose and Vijay Patel Mencap ambassidor with pupils and teachers at Little Heath Special Needs School in Redbridge

A government minister attended a Little Heath special needs school to encourage disabled children to vote.

Crime & Court

Friday, November 20, 2015

An ex-police detective and his team of undercover agents have been running sting operations across the country to uncover a black market of counterfeit cigarettes.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Postway Mews, Ilford. Picture: Google Street View

Concert-goers have spoken of a “stomach-churning” street fight in which a man was allegedly hit with a bottle.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
People pay respect to the victims in front of the Carillon Restaurant in Paris where terrorists attacked on Friday. Picture: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

In the wake of the Paris attacks on Friday, a Muslim member of East London Three Faiths Forum has said she is “terrified” travelling into central London.


Mon, 14:48

The national week runs from November 21 to 28, ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
David and Shirley Miller are angered by a car being left abandoned in the disabled parking bay outside their house on Exeter Gardens Ilford

An elderly disabled woman was blocked in her house for almost a week, after a car was abandoned in her disabled parking bay.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Katie Arnstein and Jess Capes in the Redbridge Drama Centre production of Help Me I'm Normal. Picture: Redbridge Drama Centre

An invited audience gave an enthusiastic reception last night to a hard-hitting play dealing with mental health issues affecting young people which is touring Redbridge schools.


Friday, November 13, 2015

A long-term solution to the drainage problems at Churchfields Park play area, was pledged at Redbridge Council cabinet on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Jodie Gordon with her harvest display at Forest Farm Peace Garden. Picture: Ken Mears

The colours of the season shone bright at a community allotment fun day.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Amar Malde's snap of the rubbish dumped near his home. Picture: Amar Malde

A man frustrated by fly-tipping is calling for change after he photographed a “disgusting” scene near his home.


Mon, 15:14

Travellers are occupying privately owned land in High Road, Ilford, which has been cleared to make way for flats.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Members of Redbridge Citizens Alliance holding up banners showing their support for two community land trusts in the borough, while John Clifton asks Redbridge Council whether they will support the campaign. Photo: Tom McLaren

Cllr Jas Athwal announced Ilford town centre would be given 30 minutes free parking in on street bays, in line with the rest of the borough, at last night’s full council.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Redbridge Music Service playing music in protest of February's proposed cuts. Picture: Ajay Nair

The suitability of Vision Redbridge Leisure and Culture to run two of the borough’s key arts groups will be questioned at full council tonight.


Mon, 09:50

A government minister attended a Little Heath special needs school to encourage disabled children to vote.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Recorder staff join Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School for Mitzvah Day. Picture: Ajay Nair

Recorder staff joined youngsters doing good deeds this morning for the Jewish-led day of social action Mitzvah Day.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Bridget Okhioigbe in the Youth Parliament in Westminster

Two Redbridge pupils were among 299 youth parliament representatives from across the country who took over the House of Commons on Friday to debate issues that most mattered to them.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Museum’s new exhibition shows off fossils found in Ilford which date back thousands of years.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Farnham Green pupils launch their books of poppy poems

Youngsters inspired by the poets of the First World War released their own pieces in an anthology in time for Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Diwali celebrations at VHP Temple, Hindu Centre Ilford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A gurdwara will not be lighting up for Diwali this year after holy scriptures were destroyed in India, its treasurer confirmed.

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