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Cars collided in Romford, Road, Ilford.

Ilford collision forces closure of main roads

Cars have collided in Romford Road, Ilford.

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Boxer Ollie Pinnock launching BHRUT's flu campaign at Queen's, Romford

Boxer jabbed for King George Hospital flu campaign

A professional boxer today took a jab of a very different kind - for the staff of King George Hospital.

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Si Ginaro performs at the mammoth event in Ilford

Two-day celebration to raise funds to bring replica mammoth skull to Ilford

If you didn’t know already prehistoric mammoths once roamed through Ilford, you will certainly know now.

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Det Con Steve Rush said violent robber Mohamed Mohamed has changed the lives of his two elderly victims. [Picture: PA]

Violent Chadwell Heath robber denounced for targeting vulnerable elderly people

A cowardly robber who deliberately targeted elderly people has “changed the lives” of his victims, police have said.

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West Ham's James Tomkins. Picture: PA

West Ham defender fined for assaulting a police officer

West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.

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David Smith, former president of Barkingside Rotary Club, Eve Conway-Ghazi, vice president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland,  Ilford North MP Lee Scott, Redbridge Rotarian Joyce Afari, Redbridge Rotary Club president Steven Seager and Mike Wren, assistant governor and Redbridge Rotary Club former president at Barkingside's Light Night. [Picture: Eve Conway-Ghazi]

Lantern release among highlights of Barkingside Light Night

A lantern release was the highlight of an event celebrating the regeneration of Barkingside High Street.

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Fire fighters attended the scene

Mother and child in Woodford Green escape house fire

A woman and child escaped from a fire at a house in Jacklin Green, Woodford Green on Friday.

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Author Lilly Say from Woodford Green.

Star author Lilly Say reveals future hopes after putting university plans on hold

An 18-year-old star author says she just wants more “mental things” to happen after announcing she is putting her education on hold to pursue her writing dream.

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Residents and staff at the Pinewood Residential Care Home in Chigwell hosted a Hollywood-themed event for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Gallery: Cinema icons take over Chigwell care home for charity coffee morning

Hollywood stars took over a nursing home as part of a charity event.

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Sharika Madhavapeddi painting her mammoth model

Children create clay models to celebrate 150 years since discovery of ‘Ilford mammoth’

Children were encouraged to be creative, as they took part in a workshop to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of the Ilford mammoth.

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London Fire Brigade Cadets passing out at Ilford fire station last year

Ilford teens have chance to climb pole of fire service

Ilford fire station is inviting teenagers to join its ranks for a year by becoming cadets.

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Liz Olaniyi has been nominated for the young citizen award (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Ilford youth worker to spend 10 weeks helping youngsters in Bangladesh

A youth worker will be travelling across the world to help vulnerable young people next month.

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Gerald Powell, of TaxAssist Accountants in Fairlop

Fairlop tax accountant: ‘Government failing on major issue for small businesses’

Government proposals aimed at cutting red tape for small business “go nowhere near” addressing the hefty £40billion they are owed by big business, according to a Fairlop tax specialist.

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Lanterns set to illuminate sky at Barkingside town square opening ceremony

Barkingside residents are expected to attend the formal naming ceremony of their new town square today.

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Mike Gapes MP

Redbridge and Havering MPs will support air strikes against IS in crucial Commons vote

Ilford South MP Mike Gapes and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell have said they will be voting in favour of air strikes against Islamic State – formerly ISIL – militants in northern Iraq.

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Valentines Mansion

Bid for Valentines Park to win People’s Choice Awards

Residents are being urged to vote for Valentines Park in an effort for it to come top in the People’s Choice Awards.

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Cllr Paul Canal and Cllr Wes Streeting hand letter to David Cameron in fight to save King George Hospital's A&E

Downing Street is latest stop in campaign to save King George Hospital A&E

The campaign to save King George Hospital Accident and Emergency from closure was taken to Downing Street today.

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Reverend Ola Franklin with Bishop of Barking Peter Hill

New Woodford Green vicar: ‘I am convinced that there is a God’

The new vicar at a Woodford Green church has said she intends to show people the “Christian faith is alive and well” following comments from the leader of the Church of England who said he had doubts about God’s existence.

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The George in Wanstead was packed for the Saving Wanstead Hospital public meeting.
Pic: MAREK PACZYNSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

Claims patients being turned away from under-threat Wanstead Hospital are ‘strongly refuted’

Claims patients are being turned away from Wanstead Hospital in an effort to make demand for beds appear lower, have been categorically denied by the trust running it.

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Youmna Turqi, right, and Hanna Chowdhry, with sisters Naomi and Leah launch the Mammoth day event.

Mammoth celebration to commemorate 150 years since discovery of ‘Ilford mammoth’

An appeal for the return of the “Ilford Mammoth” has been launched, coinciding with celebrations at the weekend to commemorate 150 years since the discovery of a mammoth’s skull.

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Cllr Chris Cummins, Cllr Michelle Dunn and Cllr Colin Cronin, who are angry over council's decision to cut funding for a Christmas Tree at George Green in Wanstead

Christmas tree and lights face chop after area commmittees scrapped

Christmas could be cancelled this year after funding for festive decorations was cut following the controversial scrapping of area committees.

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Annie Merrilees, 25, is accused of murdering her 31-year-old partner Dean Williamson. [Picture: PA]

Girl, three, witnessed alleged murder which saw woman stab partner, court hears

A three-year-old girl witnessed an alleged murder which saw a woman stab her violent partner with a knife, a court has heard.

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St Margaret's Church, in Balfour Road, Ilford

Ilford church set to open centenary exhibition

More than 100 photos documenting a century of change in a church’s community will be on display from this weekend.

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Police line

Man taken to hospital after car crash in Woodford Green

A man had to be taken to hospital after a road traffic accident last night.

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Haven House Children's Hospice's new annex in Woodford Green

Woodford Green hospice Haven House hosting second Make a Will Week

A charity which supports youngsters with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses is hosting an initiative encouraging people to write their wills.

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Sian Tribe with her first place winning flower arrangment called Kaleidoscope which came first in the novice class 12 group at Chigwell flower show at Chigwell Hall

Gallery: Flower fanatics bloom at Chigwell flower show

Pretty petals and flower arrangements went on display at a flower show yesterday.

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GVs of sites earmarked for housing in Redbridge
Five Oaks Lane, Hainault,

Redbridge could be forced to sacrifice green belt in housing shortage crisis

Redbridge’s green belt could be under threat if the borough’s housing crisis is not tackled.

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Friends and family of Grace Boxall taking part in the charity walk to mark the first anniversary of her death. [Picture: Peter Boxall]

Much-loved teenager Grace Boxall remembered on first anniversary of her death

An inspirational teenager who founded her own cancer charity after battling the disease has been remembered on the first anniversary of her death.

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Kids and local residents jumping for joy at the play park site before work began

Seven Kings play park awarded £30,000 funding for final phase

A project delivering a much-needed play area for children has been given a boost by a grant of just over £30,000.

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King George Hospital

King George recruits ‘mystery shoppers’ to improve care

Patients are being recruited as “mystery shoppers” to ensure the improvement of services at King George Hospital, Goodmayes.

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Almost one in four Redbridge children now classed as obese

The number of overweight children in Redbridge is rising with almost one in four classed as obese.

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Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Elaine Norman said that she is

Redbridge Council receives funding to reduce number of children who go missing from care homes

Redbridge Council has received more than £80,000 worth of funding to help reduce the number of children who go missing from care homes.

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Thousands throng around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Hajj 2014: Trading Standards Officer visits Redbridge to warn of perils of package fraud

A trading standards expert has been sent to the borough to work with the borough’s team to warn Muslims of the dangers of Hajj fraud.

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Author Peter Ward visited Mayfield School to talk to students as part of the Premier League Reading Stars project. [Picture: Paul Bennett]

Author meets Goodmayes pupils as part of national reading project

An author took time out yesterday to meet young fans of his book.

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Sarah Oliver-Moth at the Old Bailey

Woman cleared of shouting racial abuse during visit from Iain Duncan Smith

A woman accused of shouting racist abuse at a voluntary worker during a ministerial visit to a block of flats in Woodford Green has been cleared of all charges.

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Travel: Greater Anglia train disruption through Ilford

Commuters on Greater Anglia services through Ilford are facing delays and cancellations this evening because of a broken down train.

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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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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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Det Con Steve Rush said violent robber Mohamed Mohamed has changed the lives of his two elderly victims. [Picture: PA]

Violent Chadwell Heath robber denounced for targeting vulnerable elderly people

A cowardly robber who deliberately targeted elderly people has “changed the lives” of his victims, police have said.

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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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