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Final rehearsals for the show. Picture: Kenneth More Theatre

Musical The Hired Man to open today at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford

The First World War has had the Kenneth More Theatre treatment this weekend with two productions focusing on the conflict.

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World War One production, My boy Jack is being performed at the Kenneth More theatre.

Actor takes on role of well-known poet and writer in World War One play at KMT

A family tragedy in the First World War, based on the experience of one of the most well-known English poets and writers, is coming to the Kenneth More Theatre this weekend.

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Sheikh Hussain with some of the children he works with. Picture: Children First

Barkingside barrister helps rebuild the lives of orphaned children after Pakistan earthquake

A dedicated rescue worker has helped save the lives of hundreds of orphaned children in Pakistan and says there is still work to be done.

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Ilford Conservatives were concerned over the coming of commercial TV

60 years ago this week: “Commercial TV will bring bad taste”

Commercial television was on the agenda when a panel of the Ilford Conservative Association answered questions from other members at Churchill Hall.

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File photo dated 01/11/1915 of a British soldier paying his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place. [Picture: PA]

First World War centenary: Redbridge set to hold commemorative events to mark anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany

The “war to end all wars” is set to be commemorated through a series of events this summer.

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Herman Rothman, 89, with his wife Shirley

‘You put it in a box somewhere, as you wouldn’t be able to carry on’ - Clayhall man talks of escaping the Nazis and returning to Germany to translate Hitler’s will

A 14-year-old boy boards a train, his only possessions the clothes on his back and the items he carries inside a small suitcase.

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Ronnie and Reggie's PR manager James Campbell

The Chigwell pensioner who became the Kray twins’ PR man

It’s been five decades since the Kray twins’ rise to celebrity – and infamy.

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Peter and Irene Brennan with other members of Ilford 84

Veterans’ group set to remember heroes of past and present with special memorial

Of the friendships forged in life, none can perhaps be as powerful as those which originate in the arena of war.

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Moni Tivony performing

Singer Moni Tivony forms band after The Voice

Life after a major TV talent show can be daunting, but one gifted singer is using his new-found popularity to create a band.

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'I said to Sonia

How Searchlight editor Gerry Gable made Clayhall the target of a letterbomb

A small, cramped semi in Clayhall is perhaps the last place you would expect to become the target of a letterbomb.

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Rebecca Byekwaso giving someone an HIV test. [Picture: Positive East]

New HIV project targeting the African community in Redbridge seeks to raise awareness

HIV has been subjected to years of stigma and myths surrounding how it is passed on and the effect it has on people.

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No.44 Sqn. Hainault Farm aerodrome 1917

First World War centenary: The pilots who worked to thwart the Zeppelin threat at Hainault Farm aerodrome

Images of gaping bayonet wounds, blown-off limbs and the blood and mud of No Man’s Land are often what spring to mind when thinking about the First World War.

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Head boy Dhruv Datta, deputy head girl, Leah Madhani, head teacher Sylvia Jones, MP Mike Gapes, inclusion expert Daniel Sobel and Sophie Christiensen OBE (front).

Gants Hill students pick up award at House of Commons

Pupils of a multi-cultural high school have been named top of the class after picking up a prestigious award at the House of Commons.

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Terry Alderton, from Chigwell, will be performing at the comedy night at the Kenneth More Theatre for Macmillans.

Stand up comedian holds charity comedy night at Kenneth More Theatre in memory of friend

The Kenneth More Theatre will act as the venue for a comedy night in memory of a friend, and Redbridge comedian and EastEnders actor Terry Alderton will be one of the many acts to perform.

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New HIV project targeting the African community seeks to raise awareness

A new HIV awareness project is set to launch in the borough to support residents in high-risk communities.

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First World War centenary: Discover your ancestors who served in the war

To help you to discover your ancestors who served in the First World War, start your research by visiting Vision RCL’s Redbridge Information and Heritage Service at Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford.

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Isak Halberstadt (right) with an unknown soldier. Isak survived the war. [Picture: Rabbi David Hulbert]

First World War centenary: The Newbury Park rabbi whose relatives fought for kaiser not king

Two men pose proudly in their new uniforms, ready to do their duty for their country in the First World War.

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Nancy Sullivan played Eponine in Les Miserables at the West End

West End star and Gants Hill stage school teacher Nancy Sullivan inspired by Miss Saigon

A West End star has returned to teaching, after starring in hit productions, including playing a lead role in Les Miserables on stage and making an appearance on the big screen.

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Committee of Redbridge Music Society: (left to right) Peter Arben, Ian Patience, Malcolm Billingsley and David Bird

First World War centenary: Poetry and music from the conflict set to be celebrated at society event

The impact of the First World War on the arts is set to be explored at a centenary commemoration event.

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Edward Boreham, 83, (right), with his sons Jon, 42, (left) and Pat, 49, (centre)

The Blitz survivor who hid under a table to escape a landmine which hit his Ilford garden

Smoke billowing around the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral as it stands defiant against an onslaught of bombs is one of the enduring images of the Second World War.

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Joint choirs from the two schools performed a number of songs

Redbridge Schools team up to host summer concert

Two schools have teamed up to host a summer concert for friends and family.

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Kylie Walsh and Cheryl Allen are part of a project staging a First World War play. They are looking for more people aged 55 and over to take part

First World War centenary: Theatre production will look back at last 100 years in Redbridge

Life in the borough over the last 100 years is set to be explored by a community theatre production.

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Undated file photo of British infantrymen marching towards the front lines in the River Somme valley. [Picture: PA]

First World war centenary: Local stories of loss and heartache

The First World War centenary means it is more important than ever to remember fallen soldiers.

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Final rehearsals for the show. Picture: Kenneth More Theatre

Musical The Hired Man to open today at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford

The First World War has had the Kenneth More Theatre treatment this weekend with two productions focusing on the conflict.

Read full story »

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Mother to pay £650 after children caught on CCTV dumping two old sofas in Ilford

A mother must fork out £650 after making her children dump two old sofas on a street corner in Ilford.

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Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin makes call for Recorder Young Citizen Award nominations

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

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