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The pharmacy team, trust chief executive Matthew Hopkins, and Lauren’s family - including her son Janson and her mum and dad, Sylvia and Cyril Simmons

Hospital staff dedicate picnic bench to late colleague

A memorial bench in tribute to a pharmacy technician who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 50 has been unveiled at King George Hospital.

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Rita Chadha, at the RAMFEL Centre.

RAMFEL chief executive: ‘Stop focusing on hysteria about being swamped’ by migrants

A leading immigrant support group has slammed defence minister Michael Fallon for his “swamped by migrants” comments, before calling for more Home Office staff to cope with the huge backlog of asylum applications.

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Surinder Singh

Goodmayes man jailed for sexual assaults on Tube

A man caught sexually assaulting three women on the Tube has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison.

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CAPTION HERE Tottenham fire station. Picture: Tony Gay

Firefighters to continue industrial action following strike

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called on members to join further industrial action following the end of a planned strike on Tuesday.

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Iffat Manzoor, a carer at Seabrooke Manor, has become the first person to graduate from a pioneering dementia care programme

Celebrations as Ilford carer becomes first graduate on pioneering dementia scheme

An Ilford carer has become the first person to graduate from a pioneering dementia care scholarship.

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Senior case worker David Landau, from the Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council (RECC)

EXCLUSIVE: Charity campaigner speaks out over ‘worrying’ rise of racial and religious hate crimes in Redbridge

Urgent action is needed to tackle racist and religious hate crimes after hundreds of attacks were reported in Redbridge.

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Sophia Burley, of Safe Space Project (SSP), has engaged with the women twice-a-week, every week for the past four years.

Ilford Lane outreach worker: ‘We may never seen an end to the prostitution’

Prostitution on Ilford Lane may always exist on the road, according to one outreach worker who has been a part of a four-year project to improve relations with the women.

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The two hospitals run by the trust: King George in Goodmayes (top) and Queen's in Romford (bottom)

King George trust ‘failed to properly monitor liver biopsy man who later died’

The trust that runs King George Hospital failed to properly monitor a man who died following a biopsy, official investigators have found.

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Residents urged to be extra careful on firework night as FBU strikes

As fireworks and sparklers light up the skies above Redbridge, residents are being urged to be extra careful during another Fire Brigade Union strike.

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King George's Hospital in Goodmayes

Redbrige CCG not complying with NICE IVF guidelines

All but one health authority in London is providing the recommended amount of treatment for couples receiving IVF.

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Roger Evans

Redbridge bus drivers attacked or verbally abused almost 200 times in last five years

Bus drivers in Redbridge were attacked or verbally abused 181 times in the past five years.

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Cllr Wes Streeting and Cllr Jas Athwal at the first Redbridge local forum

Panel gets grilling on wide range of topics at first local forum

Building houses, step-free access at stations, fly-tipping and even bee-keeping were just some of the topics raised by residents at the first Redbridge Council local forum last night.

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Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA)

High vitamin D deficiency found in Redbridge children

Health experts are urging parents to “make every day a vitamin D day” to ensure their children are getting enough during the winter months.

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Cllr Jas Athwal

Redbridge Council new-look local forums start tonight

The first Redbridge Council local forum will be taking place tonight.

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The derelict Doctor Johnson pub in Barkingside

Tesco submit Doctor Johnson Pub planning application for retail and flat space

Turning the grade II listed Doctor Johnson Pub in Barkingside into a Tesco is better than leaving it in its current state, the MP for Ilford North has said.

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Atam Academy held an open day on Monday evening at Redbridge Central Library, in Clements Road, Ilford. Photo credit: Atam Academy

Lack of site for Sikh free school does not deter parents

More than 100 parents took the first chance to publicly hear plans for Atam Academy - east London’s first Sikh-designated free school - this week.

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Outdoor education centre Glasbury House, which has been earmarked for closure by Redbridge Council. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Calls for Glasbury House closure to be deferred

Plans to close a countryside retreat which has been visited by Redbridge school pupils for more than 50 years have been criticised.

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Intermediate care beds on the Heronwood and Galleon Unit could be moved to King George Hospital. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Row over ‘misleading and biased’ Wanstead Hospital consultation

Health bosses have defended their consultation on the future of Wanstead Hospital following criticism from a health watchdog.

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Gilbert Colvin pupils on their cycle challenge. Picture: Gilbert Colvin Primary School

Clayhall pupils get pedalling for Redbridge Council’s Cycle Challenge

Pupils got on their bikes to encourage their peers to stay active on the way to school.

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Cllrs Paul Merry and Sheila Bain show concerns over City airports proposed flight plans

Airport representatives confirmed for public meeting over flight path plans

Representatives of London City Airport will be attending a public meeting called by campaigners protesting new flight path plans.

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Councillor Russ Hatfull outside Ilford Police station where he is attending a briefing about prostitutes in the area one year on from Mariana Popa's murder (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Cllr Ross Hatfull: ‘Moving prostitutes into Newham, Barking and Dagenham a thing of the past’

Forcing Ilford Lane’s sex workers into neighbouring boroughs is a thing of the past, Cllr Ross Hatfull has said.

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Members of the public admire the artwork on display at the exhibition

Gallery: Young artists and photographers’ work on display at Valentines Mansion

An exhibition featuring the work of talented young artists and photographers has launched.

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Children and parents enjoy a Mad Hatter themed festival at Redbridge Library

Fabulous Fabula Festival takes over Redbridge Central Library

The last few days were ram packed full of creative celebrations of libraries and the arts.

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Fundraisers set off on their charity Pumpkin Plod for Haven House Children's Hospice

Gallery: Families get into the Halloween spirit at Haven House’s Pumpkin Plod

Orange was the colour of the day at a fundraising event held ahead of Halloween.

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Redbridge Police in Ilford Lane.

Redbridge Police Chief Inspector: Number of arrests not paramount in Ilford Lane

Sex workers in Ilford Lane will just relocate to another road should the police get their tactics wrong, according to Chief Inspector John Fish.

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Police were called to the scene in Ilford Lane at 12.15am this morning

Mariana Popa - a year on: Kerb-crawlers being targeted to stop Ilford Lane prostitution

The stabbing to death of prostitute Mariana Popa in Ilford Lane shone a harsh spotlight on the now notorious road – dubbed east London’s red light district.

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Tomomi Malcolm, 12 has been nominated for the Young Citizen award by Barnardo's for her work as a young carer for her mum

Carer from Ilford nominated for Young Citizen award

A young carer who loves her mum more than anything else has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Young Citizen award.

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PCSOs Mark Jackson and Alan Young from the Newbury safer neighbourhoods team at the Jaffe Estate in Ilford where anti-social behaviour has fallen

Ilford estate which sparked fears of a ‘postcode turf war’ sees anti-social behaviour fall

Doors smashed in with sledgehammers, armed teenagers cutting through CCTV wires and homeowners buying metal grilles to protect their property – this was life on the Jaffe Estate in 2010.

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Families set to enjoy Halloween fundraiser in Woodford Green

Youngsters can raise money while dressing up this Halloween.

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Exhibition of artwork created by young pupils kicks off at Valentines Mansion

See work produced by young artists at an exhibition which kicks off today.

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Ashanti Omkar (right), with film composer AR Rahman. Picture: Akin Aworan

Newbury Park’s Ashanti Omkar to front new BBC radio show

A journalist-turned-radio host hit the airwaves as her new radio show went live at the weekend.

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Muslim leader Bashir Chaudhry, the man behind the project

Business: Entrepreneurs’ back-to-work scheme starts to take off

A south Ilford back-to-work scheme that fell flat when it launched earlier this year now has nearly 20 young people involved – and is hoping to grow even more.

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Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas celebrations at the Karamsar gurdwara in High Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

Sikhs celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas at Ilford gurdwara

The streets lit up last night as hundreds of Sikhs celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.

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Pardeep Singh Photo credit: Pardeep Singh

Chadwell Heath Sikh model says fronting ad campaign is ‘surreal’

At 23 you may just be taking your first steps on the business ladder in your chosen career.

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Former teacher Usha Chudasama is looking to combat the effects of technology on children.

South Woodford ex-teacher to tackle effects of technology on ‘socially awkward’ children

A former teacher is on a mission to repair the damage technology has done to Redbridge’s ‘socially awkward’ children.

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Redbridge Council recommends closure of outdoor education centre

An education centre which has run for more than 50 years has been earmarked for closure.

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Roger McGough will open the Redbridge Fabula Festival tomorrow. Picture: Colin Clarke

The Fabula Festival takes over Redbridge libraries to celebrate the arts

A celebration of libraries and the arts is taking over Redbridge this weekend with a schedule packed full of workshops, talks and activities.

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Peter and Karen Boxall are funding a £58,000 project for children with spinal lipoma through their late daughter Grace's charity Smiles with Grace

Charity founded by inspirational teenager Grace Boxall funding ‘groundbreaking’ £58,000 project

The family of an inspirational teenager who set up her own charity before losing her battle with cancer have spoken about a “groundbreaking” £58,000 project it is funding.

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Embassy of faith members with the donated food at the same event last year.

Embassy of Faith church holds jumble sale with Feed The Hungry project looming

Churchgoers will use a jumble sale this weekend to kick-start a food donation project this winter.

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Roger McGough will open the Redbridge Fabula Festival tomorrow. Picture: Colin Clarke

The Fabula Festival takes over Redbridge libraries to celebrate the arts

A celebration of libraries and the arts is taking over Redbridge this weekend with a schedule packed full of workshops, talks and activities.

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Goodmayes man jailed for sexual assaults on Tube

A man caught sexually assaulting three women on the Tube has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison.

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Peter and Karen Boxall are funding a £58,000 project for children with spinal lipoma through their late daughter Grace's charity Smiles with Grace

Charity founded by inspirational teenager Grace Boxall funding ‘groundbreaking’ £58,000 project

The family of an inspirational teenager who set up her own charity before losing her battle with cancer have spoken about a “groundbreaking” £58,000 project it is funding.

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£100 voucher to spend on luxury footwear at Jones Bootmaker

Win a £100 gift voucher to spend at Jones Bootmaker

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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