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

With town centre regeneration, chicken shops and 24 hour gyms there is only one Ilford- Or is there?

Community groups have raised concerns about cycling proposals in the Ilford town centre regeneration designs.

Residents have been eager to learn how Ilford town centre will look after it receives a makeover.

The empty Doctor Johnson pub in Clayhall has been sold more than seven years after last orders were called.

A driver from South Woodford who threw a cigarette stub in the street has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to pay a £75 fine.

Residents can now have their say on Transport for London (TfL) plans to make Charlie Brown’s Roundabout safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Residents living near a gravel extraction site fear they will face another decade of noise and air pollution after Redbridge Council approved an expansion of the quarry last night.

Cyclists in Redbridge will be excited by the latest cycle route to open in the borough, connecting Barkingside and Ilford with Mile End via quiet back roads.

Activists who have spent years battling against Redbridge Council’s plans to build 850 homes on Oakfields finally got the chance to put their concerns to a planning inspector at a meeting today.

Redbridge Council was accused of picking and choosing what it decided was green belt at a meeting on the borough’s long term housing plans yesterday.

Controversial plans to build 850 homes on playing fields in Newbury Park will see seven football pitches moved more than two miles away, a planning inspector heard today.

The first day of a series of hearings that will ultimately decide whether or not Redbridge Council can build on Oakfields took place yesterday.

A motorcyclist that died following a crash on the A12 last week has been named, as activists call for greater safety measures to be introduced on the road.

Think you know Redbridge? Take our quiz to find out whether you can recognise its parks.

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.

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