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Consultation on Wanstead Hospital closure plans extended

A public consultation on controversial plans that would see the closure of Wanstead Hospital has been extended by two weeks.

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Helen Coomb and Catherine Rowan who got first place in domestic and garden displays at the Ilford Horticultural Society Autumn Show at Valentines Mansion in Ilford.

Gallery: Organic growers take top titles at Ilford Horticultural Society show

Everything from tomatoes and pumpkins to beans and marrows were on display last weekend as the Ilford Horticultural Society hosted their annual autumn show.

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Organisers and participants of Art Trail Wanstead at the Wanstead Festival

Gallery: Wanstead Festival returns with fun for all the family

There was fun for all the family at a community event yesterday.

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John and Naomi Clifton, who run the branch in Clements Road, with their 14-month-old daughter Miriam

Ilford Salvation Army holds fundraising cake and bike sale

Cakes and newly-repaired bikes were among the items available to purchase at a charity sale on Saturday.

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Music, theatre and food have been on offer at previous Woodford Festivals

Woodford Festival 2014: Wealth of talent on show across 30 locations

Music, dance, poetry, theatre and delicious food will all be on offer at Woodford’s nine-day festival spectacular.

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John Coombes

Profile: Redbridge pensioners’ champion John Coombes

At the age of 74, John Coombes could be forgiven for wanting to put his feet up. But the former councillor prides himself on being active and is the chairman of not just one, but two groups.

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Sarah Gezgin, six, Adam Gezgin, 10, (left) and Joe Dick, 11, (right) after competing in sports at 2012's Wanstead Festival

Wanstead Festival set to entertain families with live music and classic car show today

Live music, arts and crafts and a car show are among attractions which will feature at a community event today.

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The online jewellery seller Emma Thomson has just been made patron of charity Edgar's Gift and will be donating pieces of her jewellery from he company Gemz by Emz to an eight-year-old girl suffering from cancer.

Business: Chadwell Heath jeweller donates products to young cancer patients

An online jeweller is using her celebrity clientele and custom jewellery to help bring smiles to young people.

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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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Michael Dammar has been missing since September 8 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Vulnerable man, 39, missing from Goodmayes

Police are concerned for the safety of a missing man from Goodmayes.

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The mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin with members of the Redbridge Disabled Women's Welfare Association (RDWWA)

Women’s group awards Redbridge’s mayor with almost £400 for his chosen charity

A women’s group awarded the mayor with almost £400 for his chosen charity at a special lunch.

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John Dudman is calling for people to come forward to take part in his variety show.

Cab-hoo-ray producer calls for new talent to get in touch ahead of Barkingside show

A veteran cabaret producer is looking for singers, dancers and musicians ahead of his ensemble’s Redbridge show next month.

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D-Day survivor Leslie Sutton visited Forest Academy in Hainault to talk to Year Eight to Year 10 pupils

D-Day landings veteran shares experiences with Hainault schoolchildren

A veteran of the D-Day landings who was also present at the Nuremberg Trials visited a school to share his experiences.

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Residents can now share their views on the future of the Goodmayes Park Extension

Public invited to have their say on the future of the Goodmayes Park Extension

The future of a recreational space in the borough is now in the hands of residents.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Delays and cancellations on Liverpool Street to Shenfield line after broken down train

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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The building in Perth Terrace, Newbury Park, which is set to become a hostel

Newbury Park hostel which met with mixed reaction set to go ahead

A proposed hostel which provoked a mixed reaction from members of the public is set to go ahead.

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Hatton School head Sue Blows, with tournament winner Julien Jabes and organiser Gulnawaz Yasin

Golf club raises £2k for school sensory facilities

A Chigwell golf club hosted a charity tournament and raised in excess of £1,800 towards a school’s sensory facilities.

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The smashed wall in Foremark Close, Hainault

Elderly driver reverses car 135 feet down Hainault road and demolishes wall

Seeing the front wall outside your house completely smashed would fill most people with anger.

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Ronnie Haydon (Picture: Essex Police)

Wanted man ‘could be in Redbridge’

A man wanted for recall to prison could be in Redbridge, according to police.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Shots fired in Chadwell Heath street

Did you see two men fire a gun in Chadwell Heath on Tuesday?

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John Clifton, from the Ilford Salvation Army, Cllr Wes Streeting, deputy leader of Redbridge Council, council leader Cllr Jas Athwal and Rai Holdstock, chairman of the Ilford Business Improvement District.  They are holding a card signed by 300 members of Redbridge Citizens thanking the council for its work on tackling street drinking in Ilford

Community figures praise Redbridge Council for its efforts to reduce street drinking in Ilford

Hundreds of representatives from community organisations have shown their support for an initiative aimed at reducing street drinking in Ilford.

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Racism allegation referred to police directorate after Redbridge bus incident

An allegation of racism against a Metropolitan Police officer has been referred to the force’s internal investigation directorate.

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The Saltire, Scotland's national flag flies over Redbridge's Town Hall alongside the Union flag (Picture:: Arnaud Stephenson)

Redbridge Council hoists Scottish flag: ‘We don’t get a say, so why bother?’

Redbridge Council hoisted the Scottish flag above the Town Hall yesterday to show its support for the Union – but residents’ views on the decision are decidedly mixed.

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Members of Circus Fantasia, who are performing in Valentine's Park this week. [Picture: Circus Fantasia]

Britain’s ‘newest and coolest circus’ set to wow visitors at Valentines Park

Prepare to be astounded by the antics of acrobats and trapeze artists at a family-friendly show.

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Image from rehearsals for The Muddy Choir. [Picture: Theatre Centre]

First World War centenary: Heartbreak of the ‘lost generation’ explored in new play at Redbridge Drama Centre

The “lost generation” of the First World War, who sacrificed life and limb in the trenches, are the focus of a new play.

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A wrecked fork lift truck is lifted from the City Gates site

Workers to start rebuilding new City Gates Christian Centre after sudden 2012 collapse

The borough was rocked by the news of the City Gates Christian centre’s collapse a little more than two and a half years ago.

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A406 northbound slip-road closed at Ilford after crash

Commuters are facing delays around Ilford after a crash between a car and a motorbike.

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Redbridge police chief rebuts officer shortfall claims

A shortfall in police numbers branded an “absolute scandal” has been tackled, according to a senior officer.

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Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt with Wes Streeting at Oaks Park High School, a Redbridge school currently undergoing expansion (Picture: Arnaud Stephenson)

Green belt land ‘can’t be ruled out’ for tackling Redbridge’s school place shortfall

Using green belt land to plug Redbridge’s 3,500 school places deficit cannot be ruled out, deputy council leader Wes Streeting has said.

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New Bishop for east London and west Essex installed at Chelmsford Cathedral Photo credit: Paul Starr

Bishop of Barking joins throng calling for increased humanitarian effort in Iraq and Syria

The Bishop of Barking has joined other leading church members in calling for the British government to increase its humanitarian effort in Iraq and Syria.

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Sarah Gezgin, six, Adam Gezgin, 10, (left) and Joe Dick, 11, (right) after competing in sports at 2012's Wanstead Festival

Live music and classic car show among highlights of this year’s Wanstead Festival

Live music, arts and crafts and a car show are among attractions which will feature at an annual community event.

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Missing teenager Alisha Parvez found ‘safe and well’

A teenager who was missing for four nights safely returned home yesterday.

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Imran Kayani was sentenced to one year for knowingly selling unsafe cars. [Picture: PA]

Director of Ilford car dealer jailed for one year after knowingly selling unsafe vehicles

A car salesman has been sentenced to one year in prison after knowingly selling two unsafe vehicles.

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Rita Chadha, at the RAMFEL Centre, Ilford

RAMFEL chief executive to walk 100km for organisation’s foodbank

A charity chief executive will walk 100km this weekend from Putney to Henley in south-west London to raise funds for its foodbank.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Transport: Delays and cancellations to Metro services calling at Romford and Ilford

Metro services travelling through Romford and Ilford are subject to delays and cancellations.

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Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford.

Redbridge youth feel borough parks are ‘unsafe’ according to new report

Young people do not feel safe using open spaces and parks, according to an overview committee report.

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Cllr Baldesh Nijjar, cabinet member for environment

Redbridge businesses welcome free on-street parking scheme

A free parking scheme being extended across Redbridge has been welcomed as a “good step forward” in helping boost trade.

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Ilford town centre

Senior Met officer joins Redbridge police for Ilford patrol

One of the most senior officers in the Metropolitan Police visited Ilford town centre this evening to remind the public of the value they play in local policing.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Shots fired in Chadwell Heath street

Did you see two men fire a gun in Chadwell Heath on Tuesday?

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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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Win an overnight stay and breakfast at Travelodge London Vauxhall right near the Thames!

Win an overnight stay at Travelodge London Vauxhall

To celebrate the launch of Travelodge’s Get Up and Go campaign, the biggest hotelier in the Capital are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an overnight break in one of our newest hotels in the city, London Vauxhall Travelodge.

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