Ilford Recorder Review of 2017

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 01 January 2018

Fun at Fairlop Fair. Picture: Catherine Davison

Fun at Fairlop Fair. Picture: Catherine Davison

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Remember when huge crowds brought Ilford town centre to a standstill in a bid to see YouTube star Adam Saleh? Or the Barkingside man who set up his own sting when he saw his stolen laptop for sale online?

In these days of fast-moving news we often forget the things that have happened earlier in the year.

So the Recorder has looked back at some of the stories we’ve covered over the past 12 months to remind you.

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A primary school refused to give a nine-year-old pupil his lunch because he had a £2 debt on his account.

A primary school teaching assistant who brutally killed his wife’s cat in their Ilford home on Christmas Day and his neighbour’s cat hours later has been banned from owning pets for five years.


Redbridge Conservatives promised to bring back meals on wheels, scrap first car parking permits and support residents with an affordable housing scheme, at the launch of their election manifesto.


Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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