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Kingship foster carer Paula Buckley, 44 and Childrens Trust managing director Patrick Power, 58 with Kristopher the travelling teddy from Kinship Care and Grandparents Plus

‘It can be quite isolating’ - foster care campaign visits Ilford

A campaign to raise awareness for 200,000 foster carers is sweeping the country - led by a teddy bear.

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Bank holiday commuters hit with train cancellations between Romford and Liverpool Street

Frustrated bank holiday commuters are experiencing delays and cancellations of trains running between Romford and Liverpool Street.

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Dylan Tombides 1994-2014

West Ham youngster Dylan Tombides dies aged 20 after battle with testicular cancer

West Ham forward Dylan Tombides has died at the age of 20 after his fight with testicular cancer.

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UK Power Networks’ smart metering trainee Peter McIntosh. Picture: Nigel Bowles

Ilford man one of 17 trained to lead smart-meter roll out

A man from Ilford has secured a traineeship with UK Power Networks to support the national smart meter roll-out.

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Milan Singh Lall

Redbridge Sikhs offer amazing response to cancer appeal

Two Sikh congregations have showed a united front by registering 500 donors and raising thousands of pounds to increase bone marrow donors in the borough last week.

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Harjinder Singh Bhurji

Carjacker admits stabbing Ilford garage owner

A carjacker accused of murdering a garage owner for his Mercedes has admitted stabbing him after he refused to hand over the keys.

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Lloyd James and other Leyton Orient players and staff took over the running of the Nando’s restaurant in Brentwood on Monday evening to help raise money for two of the O’s charity partners: Haven House and St Joseph’s Hospice.

Leyton Orient players take over Nando’s for Redbridge and Hackney hospices fundraiser

Leyton Orient players and staff took over the running of a restaurant to help raise money for two of their charity partners – Haven House and St Joseph’s Hospice.

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Joel with students in Brent Cross, 2009

Woodford Green stage school founder named entrepreneur of the year

The founder of one of the fastest growing performing arts companies in the UK has won a prestigious award for his work.

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Brambles the donkey led the annual Palm Sunday procession organised by St Paul's Goodmayes in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, and St John's the Evangelist in Seven Kings. Photo credit: Jonathan Evens

Donkey leads the Palm Sunday procession from Goodmayes to Seven Kings

A donkey called Brambles led the annual Palm Sunday procession through the borough with more than 100 people attending a service at St Paul’s Goodmayes beforehand.

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Cyclists protest outside Redbrige Town Hall after a cyclist is killed. Fom left to right: Dave Wong,Donnachadh McCarthy, Will Nickell and Steve Routley. Photo credit- David Mirz

Campaigners demand safer bike lanes for Redbridge cyclists after Kevin Lane death

Campaigners are demanding improved bike lanes in Redbridge to increase safety following the death of a cyclist.

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Rosie Mei with mum Yuen.

Couple who lost baby girl supporting Woodford Green hospice where she died

A couple who tragically lost their baby girl before her first birthday have funded another child’s care at the hospice where she died.

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Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield have been affected.

False alarm at Ilford causes train delays and cancellations through Romford

A false alarm near Ilford station caused train delays and cancellations this morning.

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Dementia patients and familes ‘distressed’ at move out of Chadwell Heath centre

Dementia sufferers and their families are devastated at being moved out of a centre in Chadwell Heath.

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Left to right: Sharon Ritchie, 45, Patricia Moses, 44 and Carole Moses, 50

Video: Family of hit-and-run victim Christopher Ritchie demand justice

The family of a hit-and-run victim are calling for the law to be rewritten as the hunt for his killer continues.

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Eddie Izzard with MP Mike Gapes in the high street

Eddie Izzard interview: Comedian talks politics on Barkingside visit

Shoppers in Barkingside were greeted by comedian Eddie Izzard this morning.

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Redbridge Council make millions in parking fines from CCTV cameras

Redbridge Council received more than £5.5m in parking and traffic fines between 2008 and 2013, a report has revealed.

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Ask Mobiles and Computers in Cameron Road, Seven Kings. Picture: Google

Ilford and Seven Kings shops caught buying ‘stolen’ mobile phones

Police are starting an investigation into two mobile phone shops in Ilford and Seven Kings after they appeared in a BBC probe into the sale of stolen phones.

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Mohammed, second on the right and Hannah, second from the left, completed the walk for charity

Interns raise £600 for Barnardos after walking more than 13 miles to Barkingside

A group of Barnardo’s interns raised more than £600 for the charity after walking half a marathon.

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The Whittington Hospital in North London (Picture: Steve Parsons)

Ilford doctor pleads not guilty in UK’s first female genital mutilation case

An Ilford doctor has denied performing female genital mutilation (FGM) while working at a hospital.

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Pc Phillip Walters

Redbridge police will commemorate officer killed in the line of duty in Ilford

Redbridge police will be commemorating an officer killed in the line of duty 19 years ago.

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Catwalk pets re-opened with style

Ark at that! Fairlop pet store goes animal crazy

Catwalk pets plays host to all sorts of animals in grand re-opening.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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