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The Recorder is running a competition where readers can win five family tickets to the London Aquarium

Up for grabs this week are five family tickets for one of the capital’s most popular attractions – the London Aquarium.

Thomas Berry, 81, has been missing since yesterday. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for help in finding an elderly man with Alzheimer’s who has gone missing.

Chigwell Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a car crash this morning.

Hugh Noble, left, plants tree at South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue

A synagogue has been celebrating its 60th anniversary with one of its founders planting a tree at its grounds.

A therapeutic garden is one of three environmental projects in the borough set to benefit from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

Cranbrook School in Mansfield Road, Ilford could close by July.

Parents were left shaking in anger after they received an email informing them their children’s school could close by July.

Chris Penny and Gavin Happe are selling Ha'penny Brewing Co after seven years of making ales and bitters in Aldborough Hatch.

The borough’s only craft brewery has switched hands, and the bitters and porters will be replaced by dark Belgian beers.

Seven Kings Station upgrade. Photo: Transport for London

Ilford Station’s York Road entrance will close on Monday February 22 until the middle of 2016 as work gets underway in preparation for Crossrail services.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 14:45
Chigwell Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a car crash this morning.

Fri, 07:00
Street pastors held their Light in the Night event to show support for sex workers in Ilford Lane, Ilford

“There were lots of new girls tonight, around 10 I think,” Sophia Burley says, explaining the changing nature of prostitution in Ilford Lane.

Thu, 14:29
A leaf in grass. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The council has settled out-of-court with a grounds maintenance contractor following a dispute over services.

Health

Thu, 15:22
Junior Doctors on Stike outside Queen's Hospital in Romford. Lizzie Hobbs, Elaine Yip and Katherine Elliott

Junior doctors working in the borough will be forced to accept a new contract without agreement or further negotiation, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Wed, 08:38
Striking Junior doctors on the picket line at the Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Junior doctors walked out on their second 24 hour strike at 8am this morning (Wednesday).

Tue, 17:13
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

The trust running King George Hospital has insisted a timeline for downgrading the A&E has not yet been drawn up.

Environment

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Aldborough Hatch Defence Association chairman Ron Jeffries protesting the gravel extraction area moving to Aldborough Hatch Farm. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Proposals to extend a quarry next to a residential area and historic church are to be submitted to Redbridge Council, despite a passionate campaign.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

Monday, December 14, 2015
Cllr Jas Athwal

Redbridge Council’s new enforcement team will be officially launched today (Monday).

Politics

Thu, 14:29
A leaf in grass. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The council has settled out-of-court with a grounds maintenance contractor following a dispute over services.

Thu, 07:00
Disabled people and members of campaign groups Transport for All and Redbridge Disabilities Consortium are attending a cabinet meeting to protest changes to the mobility scheme

Redbridge Council is to reverse planned mobility cuts after protests and passionate pleas to save a “lifeline” transport service.

Education

Fri, 17:31
Cranbrook School in Mansfield Road, Ilford could close by July.

Parents were left shaking in anger after they received an email informing them their children’s school could close by July.

Fri, 14:37
South Park Primary School had a numbers day where pupils dressed up as things to do with numbers

School pupils have been getting stuck in with all kinds of number-related fun.

Fri, 12:14
South Park Primary School, in Seven Kings, holding a communal tai chi sessions as it's Chinese New Year.

Pupils celebrated the Year of the Monkey by taking part in a school tai chi session.

Heritage

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Judith Garfield, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson and Kirsty Parsons with photographs from Ilford film

A charity is capturing a snapshot of history by putting together an exhibition about the iconic photographic company Ilford Limited.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Transgender artist Margaret Pepper, 72, from Woodford Green, with her artwork. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

A 72-year-old transgender artist is to tell her “powerful” story at an LGBT+ History Month exhibition tomorrow.

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Jef Page with some pictures of his father who escaped death in concentration camps by being sent to Siberia

He closed his eyes and inhaled deeply before beginning the story of how his beloved father escaped the Nazi concentration camps after being captured by the Russian army.

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