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Children's author Naomi Burman-Shine with copies of her first book. She is with Saba Rais, owner of The Village Bookshop, Woodford Green

Children’s author who grew up in Redbridge feeling ‘amazing’ after first book published

A former television production accountant who decided to become a children’s author has published her first book.

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Twins Bobby and Teddy, eight, have been nominated for star of the week, for improving their performance skills at performing arts school Make Beileve in Barkingside.

Press Gang: Stars of the week

Twins Bobby and Teddy, eight, have been perfecting their acting and singing skills at performing arts school Make Believe in Barkingside.

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Chadwell Heath historian John Barfoot

Profile: Chadwell Heath’s John Barfoot on why he became a First World War historian

Inspiration can strike in the most unusual of circumstances. For historian John Barfoot, his curiosity about the First World War was born as a child on the streets of Ilford.

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Kenneth More, who played Second World War hero pilot Douglas Bader in Reach for the Sky

‘Lovely and down to earth’ actor Kenneth More remembered on centenary of his birth

A man takes over a theatre bar during a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, pouring drinks until he smashes some glasses and a bottle.

But this is not a clumsy employee; it is a renowned star of stage and screen.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Margaret Quinney,Janet Wood and Khaleda Uddin are committee members of the Ilford Horticultural Society which are due to hold their 70th annual flower show on September 14.

Ilford Horticultural Society to hold its 70th Autumn Show

Everything from tulips and tomatoes to carnations and cabbages are to go on show as a group of passionate growers prepare to celebrate 70 years of their annual gardening show.

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Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Isabella wins August’s Young Citizen Award

A nine-year-old who raised more than £76,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice has been named August’s winner of our Young Citizen Award.

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Lashai Ben Salmi 14 and Tray - Sean Ben Salmi 9 set up an anti-bullying campaign after being victims at the hands of their peers in the school playground.

Young Citizen Award: Ilford teenager sets up anti-bullying campaign after suffering playground torment

A 14-year-old school girl and her brother have set up an anti-bullying campaign after being victims at the hands of their peers in the school playground.

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Young Citizen 12 year old Aaron Floyd.

Budding musician and entrepreneur nominated for Young Citizen award

A budding musician and entrepreneur has been nominated for this week’s Young Citizen award for using his music to raise money for children’s charities.

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Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Fundraiser nominated for Young Citzen award for helping raise over £76,000 for children’s hospice

A nine-year-old girl who caught the fundraising bug early in life has been nominated for the Young Citizen award after helping raise over £76,000 for a children’s hospice.

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Children enjoying themselves at one of the Splash days at the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Pictures: An adventurous summer for the children of Redbridge

The Recorder has been keeping an eye on the exciting variety of activities that are keeping the children entertained this summer.

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Young Citizen Laura Klein,

Volunteer Laura Klein nominated for Young Citizen Award

An inspirational volunteer who helps children with learning disabilities has been nominated for our Young Citizen Award.

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Alice White with a family photo album

First World War centenary: Two-year prisoner of war experience left its mark on Ilford soldier captured by the Turks

Walking wounded trudge along a barren landscape for miles, feeling the absence of the thick army jackets which have been taken from them and the icy chill of winter drawing ever closer.

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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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Children's author Naomi Burman-Shine with copies of her first book. She is with Saba Rais, owner of The Village Bookshop, Woodford Green

Children’s author who grew up in Redbridge feeling ‘amazing’ after first book published

A former television production accountant who decided to become a children’s author has published her first book.

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Amran Chowdhury

Brothers convicted of manslaughter after man found dead in Shadwell Basin

Two brothers who attacked and left a man to die in freezing cold waters have been found guilty of manslaughter.

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Christian Donavan, 15, cycled 167 miles to raise money for three charities.

Young Citizen Award: Christian cycles from Yorkshire to Wanstead for charity

A schoolboy who cycled more than 160 miles to raise money for children’s charities has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards, sponsored by Exchange Ilford.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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