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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bad news – Mario is no longer a plumber

O’Grady’s in Seven Kings is about to celebrate its 16th anniversary and has a whole host of entertainment planned.

I have noticed something as I have been performing stand-up in various clubs across the UK. We are starting to feel awkward laughing about Kim Jong-un.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Saturday, September 9, 2017

In our latest Q&A we spoke to Tony Hoad, secretary of the South Park Users’ Group in Ilford.

Our junior school teacher insisted we stand up every morning and repeat the times tables over and over again.

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This week thousands of local children started primary school for the first time. Others made the transition to their secondary education.

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal says the authority is working with Kenneth More Theatre management to find lease arrangements that will ensure its viability.

I, like many people around here, have been the victim of a scary home invasion.

Q&A: Taja Young - My Redbridge

Saturday, September 2, 2017

In our latest Q&A we spoke to Taja Young, senior lead event coordinator for the Bupa care homes in Redbridge.

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A couple of weeks ago I visited a former teaching colleague.

Last winter many Wanstead residents and business owners reacted with consternation to an experimental parking scheme, imposing a permit scheme on the area for an 18-month period.

Staff and customers objecting to plans to build a 12 storey development on the site of The Avenue pub, Newbury Park. Picture: KEN MEARS

We don’t need to be told nuts contain nuts

Going to uni is worthwhile investment

Picture of the week: View from on high

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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We yearn to work for common good

John Lewis in Westfield Stratford. A branch on the Bodgers site would attract shoppers to Ilford. Picture: ELLIE HOSKINS

In our latest Q&A with Redbridge residents, we spoke to community and health campaigner Helen Zammett.

Houses get smaller as people get bigger

Q&A - My Redbridge

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In our latest Q&A with Redbridge residents, we spoke to Andy Walker who is part of the team campaigning to save King George Hospital’s A&E.

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Cllr Joyce Ryan, Alan Mackensie and football legend Jimmy Greaves all supported the Oakfield campaign.

The legacy of Prophet Abraham

Haven House Children’s Hospice has launched a support group for the dads of children and young people cared for by the hospice.

A popular Abba song tells the story about a divorce, loss and regret between two members of the pop group. The truth shared by the couple is that no one in these difficult situations comes out as the winner.

The ringleader of the London Bridge terrorists, Khuram Butt, taught Koranic classes at the private Eton Community School.

Here’s your chance to win tickets for the family to one of London’s top family attractions, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London.

The John Bodger window. Behold a sower went forth to sow. Ilford Lane Methodist Church. Picture: MARTIN FAIRHURST

You’d have to hope a faceless fish was born.

In the first of a new series, we put local people in the spotlight with our Q&A.

Bodgers store is closing down. Picture: CEIDOG COMMUNICATIONS

Employment tribunals are a vital element of access to justice

Ilford Town Centre is busy!

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You need to risk your life to buy a house

There was scarcely a family who emerged unscathed by the First World War, but the O’Donoghues experienced a double heartbreak.

During my two-and-a-half years reporting for the Recorder, no stories have proved more divisive or debated than parking pieces.

King George A&E remains under threat. The battle goes on

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Ilford’s MPs and Wes Streeting fighting to save King George Hospital from closure. Picture: CATHERINE DAVISON

Which Islam to follow? There is only one – Prophet Mohammed’s

Plenty of ways for young to continue to engage in politics

My first TV show airs on BBC2 this week

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