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A plane making a final approach to land at City Airport (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

The government today announced it has given City Airport the green light to expand.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way

An application for a controversial mosque expansion has been withdrawn from tonight’s meeting by council officers due to a row over the lease of the premises’ car park.

Khandhakar Thaj Uddin, 42, from Ilford, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2009 for importing heroin and cannabis between 2003 and 2008.

A convicted drug dealer from Ilford has been warned that he must sell his home and hand over the cash, or face an extra five years being added to his sentence.

Generic shots of a Big Mac burger from a McDonalds restaurant. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday  November5, 2007.  Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

From a man calling to say that his “very very large friend” was stuck up a tree, to a man calling to request a Big Mac, the London Fire Brigade has revealed its top ten weirdest calls.

Edgaras Kondrotas, of Goodmayes, who was murdered in Forest Gate in January.

As her son’s murderer was jailed for life, a grieving mother has said she wished “it was me or his father who died instead”.

James Edwards and Partick Rooke on holiday

Two tourists said a “random” decision may have saved their lives after they were caught up in last week’s Nice terror attack.

British Transport Police

A man has been identified and will be interviewed by police after a disabled commuter was pushed and slapped on a train.

Laura Burnip, Ralph Blackburn and Ajay Nair who are the Ilford Recorder Team

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledges more neighbourhood officers. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images

Every council ward in Redbridge will get a second neighbourhood police officer patrolling the streets, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged today.

Dr Jyoti Sood from Newbury Park, is helping to launch the NHS' national Be 'Clear on Cancer' campaign

People who have been coughing for three weeks or more are being urged by GPs not to ignore those symptoms.

Palasupramaniam and Kaviprya Paladhanushan whose children were driven off in their parents stolen car by the car thief

A thief who stole a car with two young children in the back knew they were in there, one of the kidnapped youngsters says.

Edgaras Kondrotas, of Goodmayes, who was murdered in Forest Gate in January.

A man has been found guilty of murdering a stranger in an attack which showed an “extreme level of brutality that judges do not often come across”.

Roman Road, Ilford, where a thief drove off in a car containing two young children, in front of their mother. Picture: Google

A father feels “lucky” his children are still alive after a thief drove off in his Audi with his two youngest children trapped in the back.

Three men have been jailed for more than 14 years for violent robberies in Ilford and Romford. From left to right: Alexandru Nalbariu, Razvan Nalbariu and Crist-Valentin Tabacaru.

Three men who committed four violent robberies in Ilford and Romford over an eight day period, have been jailed for more than 14 years.

Jason Dockrill, right, who was convicted in 2004 for the brutal murder of Finnish student Suvi Aronen, left, in Wanstead Park, has admitted a further rape following a cold case review. Photos: PA

A 46-year-old man, serving life for brutally murdering a Finnish student in Wanstead in 2003, is to be sentenced today for a rape two years earlier.

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A school canteen worker wept in the dock as he was jailed for 16 months after he was caught trying to meet a 13-year old girl for sex.

Buckingham Road Cemetery in Ilford.

A fly tipper has been handed a bill for £645 after dumping waste near Buckingham Road Cemetery, less than 150metres from her home.

Hassan Sheikh died from injuries he sustained in the crash on the A13 on July 1 2015. Picture: Iqra Sheikh

The mother of a 21-year-old student who tragically died after a car crash has forgiven the man who pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving.

Ronald King, who has admitted killing his wife Rita King.

The family of a woman, 81, shot dead by her husband in an Essex care home, have described the event as a “tragedy” which left them “deeply saddened”.

Gants Hill Tube station.

The Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner have been urged to announce their plans for policing, ahead of the Night Tube beginning on August 19.

Rita King who was shot at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, is on trial charged with her murder. Photo: PA/De La Mer House

The murder trial of a man, 87, accused of shooting his wife dead at an Essex care home has dramatically ended early after new medical evidence came to light.

Rita King who was shot at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, is on trial charged with her murder. Photo: PA/De La Mer House

A man who shot his wife dead in her care home also had plans to shoot his sister who lived in the same home, a court has heard.

A woman was rescued this morning from Archway Bridge

Residents who experience racial, homophobic and domestic abuse are urged not to suffer in silence.

Hassan Sheikh died from injuries he sustained in the crash on the A13 on July 1 2015. Picture: Iqra Sheikh

A trucker who caused a smash that killed a student after switching lanes without checking his mirrors pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving today.

Pc Phillip Walters', left, memorial in Empress Avenue, Ilford, right, has been vandalised. Pc Walters was shot and killed in the line of duty in Empress Avenue 21 years ago.

The father of a police officer shot in the line of duty has spoken of his distress after vandals smashed his son’s memorial.

The lawn outside Snaresbrook Crown Court leading to Eagle Pond where Jakupi fled across in his botched escape attempt. Picture: HMCS

A burglar who vaulted from the dock saw his escape bid sink when he failed to get past the picturesque lake in the grounds of Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Rita King who was shot at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, is on trial charged with her murder. Photo: PA/De La Mer House

A 87-year-old man who shot dead his wife in a care home “walked casually” out of the lounge where he killed her, a court has heard.

The child, now nine,  was born with severe cerebral palsy and is dependent on 24-hour care for his whole life

The mother of a boy left with catastrophic brain injuries due to medical blunders during his birth at King George Hospital has been awarded £11m in a High Court settlement.

Rita King who was shot at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, is on trial charged with her murder. Photo: PA/De La Mer House

A former Goodmayes pensioner who killed his wife of 50 years told police “she had suffered enough”, a court has heard.

Rita King who was shot at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Her husband Ronald King, 87, is on trial charged with her murder. Photo: PA/De La Mer House

A man, who lived with his wife in Goodmayes for more than 20 years, admitted shooting her in her Essex care home, a court has heard.

The scene outside the Exchange shopping centre, in Ilford, after it was evacuated over a false bomb scare. Picture: @Panda_mui

An abandoned shopping bag caused the Exchange to be evacuated today due to a false bomb scare.

Ma'm Mandy Beacher is the new borough comander for Redbridge

Redbridge’s top police officer has described the high number of prostitute arrests and cautions in the borough as evidence of “robust action”.

Pc Phillip Walters', left, memorial in Empress Avenue, Ilford, right, has been vandalised. Pc Walters was shot and killed in the line of duty in Empress Avenue 21 years ago.

The memorial to a Redbridge police officer – who was shot and killed while attending a routine call out – has been destroyed by vandals.

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A court found six people guilty of criminal offences on Tuesday, following a major investigation by Redbridge Council into housing benefit fraud.

An EU flag is raised over dagenham Civic Centre

A Muslim school teacher said she was stopped in the street and told she would be forced to leave Britain following last week’s historic referendum vote.

Nelson and Ibrahim

Two men who smuggled loft insulation to support a courtroom lie in a case where a PCSO was shot at have been given jail terms.

Cannabis (Picture: PA Images)

Police have shut down a suspected cannabis farm in Clayhall.

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

A leading outreach worker has said police tactics undermine the safety of prostitutes, after figures showed Redbridge officers issued 150 more cautions than any other borough.

Anjem Choudary

British preacher Anjem Choudary has gone on trial over speeches allegedly posted on YouTube.

Glen Rise, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

A group of men attempted to drag a driver out of his van after smashing his windows in yesterday afternoon.

Rita Chadha, from Ramfel

A leading charity is offering support to migrant victims of hate crime in the borough, after reports of a rise in xenophobic crimes following Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union.

Stanislavs Leonovs was jailed for 20 years for attempted murder and possession of a firearm at the Old Bailey on Monday following a two week trial

A man, who fired seven shots at a 57-year-old from the boot of a car, has been jailed for 20 years for attempted murder.

Police are encouraging people who carry blades to dispose of them in the

In an effort to save lives, young people in the borough are being urged to surrender knives in a week-long campaign that launched on Monday.

The Limes Farm estate, in Limes Avenue, Chigwell. Picture: Google

Officers have started conducting extra patrols in the Limes Farm estate – the scene of a shooting last year – to reassure residents.

Squatters Paul, 23, also known as Homeless Poet, Robin Watts, 25, and Zoe, 36, cleaning at the former Barclays bank in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: Ajay Nair

“Friendly” squatters who have moved into a former bank have started cleaning up the “abandoned” building.

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