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A Redbridge secondary school teacher has said children studying today “will be like a lost generation”, at a campaign event against school cuts.

A street in the heart of Ilford is being terrorised by an infestation of rats.

Not enough has been done to prevent a large influx of beggars who have now been banned from Ilford coming to South Woodford, residents fear.

The new £50 garden waste service run by Redbridge Council has come under fire from residents for “being useless”.

Ilford residents have one last weekend to enjoy feeding the town’s pigeons before the act becomes illegal on Monday under new legislation.

A councillor has said she is worried about her family’s health after it was revealed that eight nurseries in Redbridge are within 150metres of roads that break the legal pollution limit.

Footballing legend Sir Trevor Brooking has become the latest sporting star to call for Redbridge Council to walk back plans to build on Oakfield playing fields.

An ambitious scheme to revitalise the River Roding is hoping to bring wild otters back to the area for the first time in 15 years.

The fight for cleaner air across South Woodford and Woodford Green received a boost on Sunday with the official launch of a new campaign.

Redbridge Council spent £308,401 on fly-tipping in the last financial year, cleaning up dumped mattresses, fridges and even a picnic left on a cricket wicket.

Have you heard the joke about the fly-tip?

Hundreds of children in Redbridge are being exposed to levels of air pollution which could permanently damage their health.

Three sports’ governing bodies have slammed Redbridge Council’s post-Oakfields playing pitch proposals, saying they are not “achievable or realistic”.

Teaming with birds, deer and critters of the crawling kind, Hainault Forest Country Park could never be described as dull.

Conservation campaigners say the City of London Corporation has “destroyed one of the most important birding sites” in the capital.

A charity which caters to Muslim burial needs has been given the green light to create a contested 10,000 plot cemetery.

Two nature lovers have called into question the decision to erect “dangerous” barbed wire fencing in a popular forest.

Redbridge is set to benefit from an apple tree orchard as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world.

Redbridge Council has “substantially” changed controversial parking plans in Wanstead, following pressure from residents, the Recorder can reveal.

Wanstead residents and activists have rallied against plans for pay and display parking, saying it will be the “death of the High Street”.

An infestation of more than a dozen “massive” rats has been spotted in Memorial Green just yards away from a primary school.

These images by a keen amateur photographer and a member of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, show the area at its beautiful best.

Keen birdwatchers and other nature lovers have complained that the water level in Wanstead Park’s lakes has significantly dropped, causing large swathes of mud.

National Grid is investigating a damaged cable, which could cause eight weeks of roadworks in a residential street.

A Woodford Green children’s hospice has wished good luck to its ambassador Rochelle Humes, who will present the BBC’s Children in Need appeal on Friday.

The founder of a local children’s charity declared its latest fundraising event “the best we’ve ever had”.

Residents have reacted with excitement to the news that Redbridge Council is planning to build a new public swimming pool in Wanstead.

Here a keen photographer captured the moment a cyclist zig-zagged through the autumn leaves in Wanstead Park.

Residents are refusing to use the “disgusting” South Woodford Tube station subway out of fears a flock of pigeons will poo on them.

The misty mornings across Wanstead over the last couple of days have encouraged keen photographers to get snapping on Wanstead Flats.

Lost loves of Redbridge

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Did you while away summer at Valentines Park splashing in the swimming pool or dance the night away at the Ilford Palais? The Recorder took a trip back in time and asked our readers to revisit some of their most loved leisure features in the borough.

The council hopes that the introduction of a £400 fine for fly-tippers will help curb the problem which has blighted many of the borough’s roads.

Community activists are setting up a festival to discourage food waste and promote sustainable fruit and vegetable growing.

The unsightly piles of rubbish littering an alleyway off Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings, had become an eyesore for far too long.

An army of spiritual volunteers descended on an alleyway, off Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings, to tackle a problem blighting the area.

A petition has been set up to combat the growing problem of anti-social behaviour in one of the borough’s high streets.

During the summer months it can be quite common to see unsightly piles of litter left in the borough’s public parks.

An elderly widow has said she will leave the borough if “disgraceful” incidents of fly-tipping and neighbours’ overgrown gardens continue.

Campaigners have been left angered after a £344m expansion programme at London City Airport was given the green light.

As I walk along the path, armed with a rucksack and a three-year-old, I try to remind myself why I thought sleeping in the forest for a night would be a good idea.

Elderly residents have branded uneven pavements “third world” and said they are too scared to walk down their street due to fears of tripping and injuring themselves.

Demands for a park footbridge to be repaired have been ramped up – a year after it was closed over safety concerns.

A crowdfunding site is set to launch next week in a bid to make the dream of a pocket park in Ilford a reality.

More residents are coming forward to report fly-tipping as a result of the Proud To Call It Home campaign, a leading Redbridge councillor has claimed.

A gardeners’ group hoping to inspire others in the borough has been transforming “sad” plots of public land.

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