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Goodmayes Residents' Association (GRASS) members and residents who protested against the Green Lane hotel

Work resumes on Goodmayes hotel after developers meet final conditions

Work has resumed on a hotel site after builders were given approval to go ahead.

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Men arrested on suspicion of burglary after police helicopter search in Seven Kings

Two men have been detained by police on suspicion of burglary after a search.

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The four men were given suspended sentences for their roles in the Gants Hill fight, which saw the victim knocked out for 90 seconds

Four men given suspended sentences for roles in Gants Hill fight

Four men have been given suspended sentences for their roles in a fight which left a victim needing more than £5,000 worth of dental work.

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Det Con Steve Rush said violent robber Mohamed Mohamed has changed the lives of his two elderly victims. [Picture: PA]

Violent Chadwell Heath robber denounced for targeting vulnerable elderly people

A cowardly robber who deliberately targeted elderly people has “changed the lives” of his victims, police have said.

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West Ham's James Tomkins. Picture: PA

West Ham defender fined for assaulting a police officer

West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.

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Fire crews from Poplar, Shadwell, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Millwall and East Greenwich fire stations attended the incident.

Mother and child in Woodford Green escape house fire

A woman and child escaped from a fire at a house in Jacklin Green, Woodford Green on Friday.

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Residents and staff at the Pinewood Residential Care Home in Chigwell hosted a Hollywood-themed event for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Gallery: Cinema icons take over Chigwell care home for charity coffee morning

Hollywood stars took over a nursing home as part of a charity event.

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Mike Gapes MP

Redbridge and Havering MPs will support air strikes against IS in crucial Commons vote

Ilford South MP Mike Gapes and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell have said they will be voting in favour of air strikes against Islamic State – formerly ISIL – militants in northern Iraq.

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Valentines Mansion

Bid for Valentines Park to win People’s Choice Awards

Residents are being urged to vote for Valentines Park in an effort for it to come top in the People’s Choice Awards.

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Cllr Paul Canal and Cllr Wes Streeting hand letter to David Cameron in fight to save King George Hospital's A&E

Downing Street is latest stop in campaign to save King George Hospital A&E

The campaign to save King George Hospital Accident and Emergency from closure was taken to Downing Street today.

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Annie Merrilees, 25, is accused of murdering her 31-year-old partner Dean Williamson. [Picture: PA]

Girl, three, witnessed alleged murder which saw woman stab partner, court hears

A three-year-old girl witnessed an alleged murder which saw a woman stab her violent partner with a knife, a court has heard.

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St Margaret's Church, in Balfour Road, Ilford

Ilford church set to open centenary exhibition

More than 100 photos documenting a century of change in a church’s community will be on display from this weekend.

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Police line

Man taken to hospital after car crash in Woodford Green

A man had to be taken to hospital after a road traffic accident last night.

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Sarah Oliver-Moth at the Old Bailey

Woman cleared of shouting racial abuse during visit from Iain Duncan Smith

A woman accused of shouting racist abuse at a voluntary worker during a ministerial visit to a block of flats in Woodford Green has been cleared of all charges.

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Amran Chowdhury

Brothers convicted of manslaughter after man found dead in Shadwell Basin

Two brothers who attacked and left a man to die in freezing cold waters have been found guilty of manslaughter.

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Sarah Oliver-Moth at the Old Bailey

Woman accused of racially abusing her neighbour at meeting with Iain Duncan Smith

A voluntary worker was subjected to repeated racist abuse after a top politician met residents to discuss their concerns at a troubled block of flats.

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Two teenagers have been charged with robbery

Pensioner robbed by couple pretending to be lottery-winning asylum seekers

A pensioner was robbed of her gold jewellery by a couple pretending to be lottery-winning asylum seekers.

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Ilford station, which is covered by the new dispersal zone

Dispersal zone to tackle anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre

A dispersal zone has been set up in Ilford town centre to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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The man was found with a stab wound and bite marks on Wanstead Flats (Picture: PA Images/Stefan Rousseau)

UPDATE: Third teen arrested after off-duty policeman stabbed and bitten

UPDATE: A 13-year-old boy has also been arrested in connection with the violent attack. All three teenagers have been bailed to attend an east London police station in late October.

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Linus Okrah, of Chester Road, Wanstead (Picture: British Transport Police)

Wanstead ticket clerk jailed over £100k scam

A Wanstead man who conspired with five colleagues to illegally create Oyster card credit as part of £100,000 ticketing scam has been jailed for 18 months.

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Guests attend charity dinner dance and ball to raise money for Hatton School and special needs care centre

Dinner dance raises £7k for disabled children’s splash pool

A school will soon be making a splash as parents organised a charity dinner dance, raising a staggering £7,000 to expand a swimming pool for disabled children.

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Goodmayes Residents' Association (GRASS) members and residents who protested against the Green Lane hotel

Work resumes on Goodmayes hotel after developers meet final conditions

Work has resumed on a hotel site after builders were given approval to go ahead.

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Christian Donavan, 15, cycled 167 miles to raise money for three charities.

Young Citizen Award: Christian cycles from Yorkshire to Wanstead for charity

A schoolboy who cycled more than 160 miles to raise money for children’s charities has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards, sponsored by Exchange Ilford.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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