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Hospital porter Aldren Tomlinson is delighted to be going back to work. Picture: KEN MEARS

BBC 1’s The One Show filmed at The Valentine. Picture: KEN MEARS

Danger lurks where promises are made and nothing happens

In Redbridge business rates will rise by 15 per cent on average

My coffee’s only worth 10p? I’m fighting back

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

God is Love. The truth is that we are all loved, every day, by God

TfL must deal with ‘shrieking’ rail noise once and for all

Editor’s Comment: Lindsay Jones

Saturday, February 18, 2017

When cows wandered in Wanstead Picture: KEN MEARS

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

Government won’t make economy a priority in negotiations

Things not going well? Take heart from New England Patriots

Redbridge Council is planning to build a swimming pool in Wanstead

Surprised mayor did not wear gown

I find no contradictions between British and Islamic values

Take part and vote for your next Member of Youth Parliament

After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Rachael Featherstone quit her job to spend time with her and started writing. She tells Ellena Cruse about her debut novel and the death of her mum.

Three weeks ago I visited Yad Vashem, the memorial to the victims of the Holocaust in Israel.

It seems crazy that three weeks of a new year have passed already. And then I think that we are three weeks from Valentine’s Day.

I was delighted to learn that new takeaways will be banned within 400m of schools, writes Cllr Barbara White, Goodmayes.

Christmas quiz

Monday, December 26, 2016

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

Members of the community tucked into a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings last week, in what has become a thriving social hub.

You know it’s Christmas when you turn on the TV to see James Stewart running through the snow or see a cartoon snowman flying through the air.

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the borough, one group planned a giveaway unlike any other.

Santa Claus became Santa Paws this weekend as he treated a host of hounds to an early Christmas treat.

Christmas movie quiz

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Are you a film buff? How much do you know about Christmas movies?

Children in Redbridge have until Friday (December 9) to get their present requests into Father Christmas.

For the first time ever, residents on both sides of the tracks at Woodford Station will see Christmas lights switched on this year.

A South Woodford school has held a Christmas Fayre for parents and children.

On a beautifully clear morning, overlooking the tranquil scene of Fairlop Waters, the young generation came together to pay their respects to their forebears.

There are no Jews in Oswiecim today, the Polish town once known to the Germans as Auschwitz.

A former journalist who gravitated from a teenage magazine writer into a best-selling children’s author is excited to be speaking at the Redbridge Children’s Literary Festival next month.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has called the boundary review “gerrymandering”, while his constituency could be significantly altered.

Just what does a man, dead for 400 years and born 112 miles away, have to do with the people of Redbridge?

“My darling Charlie... For some time past, I have been dreading such news as you have given me. I think of all the danger you are encountering, my heart beats with fear.

The unfulfilled promise of the “lost generation” is an enduring image of the First World War, with scores of young men lying in pieces on the battlefields of the Western Front and beyond, their hopes, dreams and futures all obliterated by the metal war machine.

The First World War’s bloodiest battle is to be commemorated by communities across Redbridge tomorrow.

Maybe its because he’s a Londoner that a man has dedicated his career to the historic town and its people.

If a single photo can speak a thousand words, than the pictures, oral memories and documents collected about the Ilford photographic company can definitely make for an interesting conversation.

Albert Einstein is the epitome of genius, but a 10-year-old from Ilford has shown he is even more brainy than the superstar scientist.

The winners of a long-established photo competition, in honour of a much-loved member, were unveiled last week.

For those wanting to make the most of the Easter holidays, lots can be found to do around the borough.

As CVs go, American director Erica Gould’s is pretty impressive.

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