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16-months-old Arthur Gray walks with his mother Victoria at the Big Toddle event by Barnardos children.

Gallery: Barnardo’s organises Big Toddle event in Barkingside

Interns at Barnardo’s invited under five year olds to wear their favourite regal outfit and come for a walk at the prince and princess themed ‘Big Toddle’ today.

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The Mayor will lend her support to Hainault writers

Mayor to attend Hainault writers’ book launch

Hainault Creative Writers’ Group will launch their seventh anthology on Thursday with mayor of Redbridge Cllr Felicity Banks and several other councillors in attendance.

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The kitchen was damaged by fire in March. Picture: Wasim Hussain

Ilford Lane chicken shop reopens after fire devastation

A chicken shop in Ilford has reopened after being damaged by a fire from the kitchen.

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Organic Ilford is starting up its project distributing fresh food bags. The Tap is one of their pick-up points. Toni Dipple with some of the fresh vegtables they have to offer.

Vegetables from Dagenham? Fresh organic food coming to Redbridge from local farms

Getting vegetables from the farm to the fork in a day sounds like a dream from a bygone era but it is being made a reality in Redbridge.

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Fire in Woodford Green flat block sparks early morning evacuation

A high rise block of flats in Woodford Green was evacuated when a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

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Children were given Easter eggs and a booklet on the Easter story. Picture: Fiona Hanson

Children given Easter eggs at Barkingside Sunday service

A congregation of 80 attended the Easter Sunday service at Barkingside Methodist Church.

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Rosemary Shearman

Trial of South Woodford man accused of murdering pensioner Rosemary Shearman set to begin

The trial of the South Woodford man accused of murdering pensioner Rosemary Shearman is due to begin.

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The number of burglaries has started to fall.

Devastating impact of burglary on children in Redbridge revealed

Being a victim of crime is traumatising for anyone but being affected as a child can leave wounds that run deep into adulthood.

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Goodmayes boy Cynikal to light up Leyton in debut show

Goodmayes rapper to perform first headline gig

Goodmayes MC Cynikal will headline his first show this Thursday at Leyton Sixth Form College.

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The procession went through the town centre. Picture: Peter Musgrave.

Ilford churches take part in Good Friday walk of witness

Ilford churches joined hundreds of people across the country taking part in the Good Friday walk of witness.

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The old Barclay's bank building in Ilford could be redeveloped. Picture: Google

Development plans for listed Barclay’s bank building in Ilford

A listed Edwardian building that has lain derelict in Ilford town centre for almost five years could be put back into use.

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The couple in Australia.

The Seven Kings teacher who cycled around the world for his honeymoon

For many couples, the idea of an ideal honeymoon is two weeks of sun, sea and sand but newlyweds Kat and Steve Turner chose to cycle 30,500km around the world instead.

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

Trains will not stop at Manor Park or Ilford stations due to emergency engineering works

Trains from London Liverpool Street will not be stopping at Forest Gate, Manor Park or Ilford stations until around 2pm.

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The memorial stone on Empress Avenue

19 years on Ilford Pc who made the ultimate sacrifice is commemorated

What started out as a normal day on the job for a young Pc became a day that tragically altered everything, changing the lives of his friends, colleagues and loved ones forever.

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Huge shed fire that damaged homes in Redbridge under investigation

The cause of a huge fire in a shed that spread to a house and garage in Redbridge is under investigation.

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Titania with her fairies (Left to Right); Ganga Nair, nine, Amelia Delves, 10, Tamara Chadda 10 and Jemima Strong, nine.

Woodford Green pupils take part in Shakespeare production

Though they be but little... they can still act in an interactive Shakespeare production.

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New manager Danny Aldridge has taken over Woodford antiques fair in Woodford Memorial Hall

New manager oversees revival of South Woodford’s antiques market

After a vintage market that has been running for 30 years slipped into disarray, a new manager has begun his turnaround.

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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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The couple in Australia.

The Seven Kings teacher who cycled around the world for his honeymoon

For many couples, the idea of an ideal honeymoon is two weeks of sun, sea and sand but newlyweds Kat and Steve Turner chose to cycle 30,500km around the world instead.

Read full story »

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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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