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Saturday, January 13, 2018

After the war, I did my National Service at an airbase just outside Braintree in Essex.

A look back at the biggest stories of the week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

During my National Service in the armed forces, I spent a Christmas Day on duty. Memorable? It was for me!

In this heritage column, David Martin of the Fairlop Heritage Group tells the unusual tale of how a piece of a Lancaster bomber found its way into his possession, and how he found a new home for it.

Stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Thousands of shoppers were queuing round the block for the Bodgers closing down sale today (November 14).

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

After a complicated journey, P/O Stanislaw Kurowicki arrived at RAF Station Fairlop on August 21, 1943, to serve with 317 (Wilenski) RAF Squadron.

After a seven year battle, residents are overjoyed that planning permission has been granted to turn the former Doctor Johnson pub into a Co-op shop.

The borough may have the second lowest number of pubs in London but we don’t want you to feel bitter about it.

Last orders were called for the final time at the Valentine pub this year, but its closure was just the top of the pint glass for Redbridge.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

This is the first in a monthly series by historian Richard Arnopp about his photography archive of Wanstead Park, Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A look at the biggest local stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

A passionate group of parents who raised almost £17,000 to fix a “mud bath” playground is joining forces with the council to finish the job in South Woodford.

Endangered species will be bred in a new zoo in Hainault Forest County Park.

Ilford Football Club (IFC) has been given thousands of pounds to put on an exhibition about the club’s rich history.

A zoo will be built in Redbridge after Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure won a £4.5million funding bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our two-minute Met Office video forecast.

In 1897 Pietro Rossi from Padivarma in Liguria, Italy, landed in Glasgow via a ship from Hamburg after drifting through Europe.

A Barkingside ice cream shop is closing down after almost 70 years.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Sgt Robert Thomas Harden Kearnes was just 23 when his plane was shot down.

The historic department store Bodgers will close at the end of February 2018, it has been confirmed.

1957: Startled wedding guests watched as the bride suddenly let go of her husband’s arm outside the church and ran to embrace a bystander.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Towards the end of the Second World War, the government began to look at the requirements for civil Airports.

Discover the architectural gems on your doorstep with the return of an event all about celebrating the capital’s innovation and heritage.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A look back at the biggest stories of this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The tale of two brothers killed in action on the same day during the fateful First World War has inspired a campaign for a park to be preserved in perpetuity.

1957: Ilford’s taxi drivers were the heroes of the day when 38 of them took 150 children from Barnardo’s in Barkingside on an outing to Clacton.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Hainault resident Derek Hall recalls more memories of the Blitz in east London.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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

The trial of five men accused of helping operate a drugs operation from Ilford Station will begin later today.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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