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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Just as the warm weather kicks in, Redbridge Council has announced that the iconic water fountains in Valentines Park, Ilford and George Green, Wanstead could be reopened.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

The borough’s bin men are being “run into the ground” by cuts to the service and poor management by an external contractor, according to a whistleblower.

Bottles, beer cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags, nappies and tins were just a few of the items of litter found by some 30 volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean of Aldborough Hatch on Saturday.

Residents in Wanstead were delighted to hear the area has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in London.

Ilford Business bosses have welcomed the news that a £5million cultural quarter looks set to regenerate Ilford town centre.

Will Meghan Markle help put the sparkle back into the streets of Redbridge?

Artist studios and a purpose-built market in Ilford are a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to £1.8million investment from the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Residents who have campaigned for a notorious junction on the A12 to be made safer say that nothing has changed a year after they presented Transport for London (TfL) with their petition.

Two people have been hit with fines after men they paid to take their rubbish away dumped their goods in Redbridge.

Travellers have moved back into the borough and have dumped a “health hazard” pile of rubbish which is “moments” away from falling into the River Roding.

The Redbridge Labour administration has published plans to bring the council’s waste collection service back in-house.

A Redbridge secondary school has been named the greenest in east London for supporting sustainable travel.

A Seven Kings man convicted of turning his home into a cockfighting den was spared jail time, receiving a lifetime bird keeping ban and £12,000 fine.

More than 160 people in Redbridge recently discovered their HIV status thanks to a mobile testing bus – with over half of those testing for HIV for the very first time.

A Clayhall man could spend Christmas day behind bars after being caught drink driving.

A chicken shop got handed a £1,660 court bill after repeatedly dumping rubbish on a garage forecourt.

Redbridge Council will be transforming the junction under the A406 fly-over, between Redbridge and Newham.

A shopkeeper has been praised after he spotted a fly-tipper dump 16 sacks of builders waste in Ilford.

Redbridge Council has received in the region of 10,000 individual complaints about rats since 2012 according to a London Assembly report.

“Dangerous” lighting conditions may see Ilford Football Club fined or closed, its chairman claims.

Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and non-religious school children from Redbridge marked Remembrance Day together with poetry and poppy seeds.

Sir Lenny Henry has crowned a Redbridge rugby club the winners of a prestigious national award.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Pavements are being obstructed due to major gas pipe works at locations in the borough.

The borough may have the second lowest number of pubs in London but we don’t want you to feel bitter about it.

Redbridge Council has made a dramatic U-turn and reintroduced free garden waste collections with “old style bags”, just seven months after launching the scheme.

Endangered species will be bred in a new zoo in Hainault Forest County Park.

A nursing home threatened with closure won a blooming great prize.

Redbridge Council is buying popular Gants Hill nightclub Faces, the Recorder can reveal.

An Ilford man has been jailed for four years for defrauding four people out of more than £550,000 in a bogus lottery scam.

A burglar who sprayed acid at a 69-year-old woman in her Goodmayes home causing lifelong scars, will be sentenced today for a spate of brutal attacks.

Feeding the birds in Redbridge will cost you more than a tuppence a bag.

Police officers were forced to direct traffic at one of Redbridge’s busiest junctions this morning after a van drove into a traffic light there.

The battle to save the popular pitches at Oakfields Playing Fields has drawn to an end as planning inspectors sided with campaigners.

Redbridge Council hopes to use cameras to monitor how pedestrians and cyclists navigate shared spaces along Ilford High Road.

Save Oakfield campaigners are celebrating this evening after learning that the planning inspector has sided with them and told Redbridge Council it cannot build homes on the playing field in Barkingside.

The tale of two brothers killed in action on the same day during the fateful First World War has inspired a campaign for a park to be preserved in perpetuity.

Redbridge residents received more than £28,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

A wheelchair user has shared her difficult experiences of trying to travel around Gants Hill while attempting to dodge cars that are causing obstructions on the pavement.

The gallery was a sea of smiling faces as Redbridge Planning Committee rejected an application for a 12 storey development in Newbury Park.

For most drivers, the only place they can be certain of parking without facing unwelcome fines is their drive, but not so down one Redbridge street.

Bringing something alternative to the table, a man from Newbury Park has reached the finals of PETA’s hottest vegan competition.

With the Elizabeth line and high street regeneration it is an exciting time for those living and working in Ilford.

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