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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ilford’s streets may be lined with high-rise flats, housing developments and shops more than remnants of eras gone by, but the town has a varied history, from its origins in the ancient era as part of Barking parish, to its centuries of rural domesticity and the house building and population boom of the 20th century.

The council’s new garden waste collection system has faced a lot of opposition. Picture: PA

We can’t time travel like Dr Who but we can have new beginning

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This week is local newspaper week

Drive a moped? You should be able to vote

The borough’s thriving heritage scene includes groups dedicated to protecting, and sharing, tales from the past. Here the Woodford and Wanstead historical societies share insights into their varied activities.

Winners and losers need to respect and listen to one another

Fighting for better transport and against LGBT discrimination

The Exchange in Ilford. Picture: PAUL BENNETT

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Hundreds attended the funeral of Dick Porter last week. Picture: KENNETH MORE THEATRE

Socks makes a feature appearance in The New European

Ramadan a time for reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice

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Crime around Ilford station has dropped since a gang of drug dealers was jailed. Hardly surprising.

The NSPCC offers advice about online abuse. Picture: PA IMAGES

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Taking garden waste to the recycling centre proved more difficult than expected. Picture: PA

As someone who has been the victim of burglary, I understand the anger that Joseph Hayat felt when he saw his stolen laptop for sale on an online auction site.

Oakfield playing fields in the summer.

Theresa May called for a snap election. Picture: PA

We need immediate action to prevent further Syrian attrocities

After becoming dependant on sugary snacks and feeling terrible while raising her first child, Dr Sarah Schenker vowed to try a different method with her second. Reporter Ellena Cruse spoke to the nutritionist about the release of her debut book on sugar free eating for all the family

Experts are trying to reintroduce otters to the River Roding. Picture: CHRIS RADBURN/PA

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If there was only one reason for taking action immediately over air pollution, surely that reason is our children’s health.

It is important to remember the One to whom we all belong

The FA must stop allowing existence of clubs to be imperilled

Philosopher, magician, mathematician, cosmologist, poet. Italian maverick Giordano Bruno was a true Renaissance polymath, who caused quite a stir in the 16th century.

Abida Iqbal MBE, Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association

Jullian Rodgers and her family of six spent five years in damp “temporary” accomodation. Picture: KEN MEARS

This government is gambling with the future of the young

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It is too easy to have endless conflict – the way of love is better

When Steve Richards left school at 16, without a clue as to what to do next, he had no idea what the future held for him.

A Redbridge football coach has released a follow-up to his bestselling coaching manual – his sixth book in as many years.

Cllr Gurdial Bhamra with Jessica Unwin at the Mayor’s Community Awards. Picture: ELLIE HOSKINS

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Mothering Sunday celebrations at St Peter’s, Aldborough Hatch. Picture: RON JEFFRIES

Naw-Ruz is a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again

We’ll encourage schools to focus on current affairs and first aid

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The scene after fatal shooting in Ilford Lane. Picture: TWITTER BOY

I am more confident than ever we can save King George A&E

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