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A 54-year-old has died from a neck injury after he was foundin a cemetery

Murder probe after man found with fatal neck wound in City of London Cemetery

Police have launched a murder investigation after finding a man in a cemetery with a fatal neck injury.

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Nigio Habib

Ilford man Nigio Habib featured on Crimewatch after police appeal over grenade

An Ilford man is wanted in connection with an incident where a hand grenade was thrown at a house and bullets were fired.

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Deputy mayor Linda Huggett

Plans to relocate Woodford Green Library slammed by councillor, who believes axing of area committees to blame

A library earmarked for relocation is a victim of the “abolishment of the voice of local democracy” brought about by the axing of area committees, according to a councillor.

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Aldborough Hatch residents with Rev Kate Lovesey (middle) and Cllr John Howard (behind the vicar). [Picture: Nicholas Smith]

‘Enough is enough’ proclaim Aldborough Hatch residents as plans revealed for more gravel extraction

Enough is enough, say residents after learning plans are afoot for yet more gravel quarrying at Aldborough Hatch.

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Theatre at the Music in Wanstead Park 2014 event. Picture: Alan James

Thousands enjoy music, theatre and sport at Music In Wanstead event

Soul and funk music lovers took to the field to enjoy a festival of food, beer and music at the weekend.

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Seven Kings Park

Poll: Should car parking charges be scrapped for all parks in the borough?

Car parking charges at two parks are being scrapped after it was revealed that they were not making enough money to cover costs.

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Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Seventh arrest over death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

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The old trolley bus depot in Ley street, earmarked for demotition

Footpath to reopen as depot demolition expected to be completed

Work to demolish a historic trolleybus station is expected to finish this week.

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Group Scout leader Bob Bradford with the trailer

No arrests made for theft of Scout trailer stolen from Wanstead church car park

Police are still making enquiries into the theft of a Scout trailer containing £10,000 worth of equipment.

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Roadworks expected to cause delays and disruption for next three months

Delays and disruptions are expected with roadworks set to take place over the next 12 weeks.

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Cllr Aziz Choudhury

‘Unique’ Islamic centre run by women to open at former Chadwell Heath police station

A “unique” new Islamic centre is set to replace a former police station after plans were given the go-ahead.

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Cllr Muhammed Javed, cabinet member for housing

Rundown houses to be bought and refurbished by Redbridge Council in effort to tackle housing shortage

A multi-million pound project to buy and refurbish run-down properties for council housing stock has been given the green light.

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Firefighters striking earlier this year

Firefighters announce further action in pension dispute

Firefighters have concluded eight consecutive days of strike action during which crews left the scene of non-life threatening blazes - including a industrial estate fire in Rainham.

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The M25 anti-clockwise will close (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA)

Overnight closure of M25 in Essex commences at 10pm

The M25 in Essex will be closed between junction 27 and 25 anti-clockwise overnight to allow repairs to take place.

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Ilford Conservatives were concerned over the coming of commercial TV

60 years ago this week: “Commercial TV will bring bad taste”

Commercial television was on the agenda when a panel of the Ilford Conservative Association answered questions from other members at Churchill Hall.

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Two men and one woman arrested on suspicion of Woodford Green burglary

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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Man sentenced to six weeks in prison after admitting burgling Seven Kings restaurant

A man has been sentenced to six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to burgling a restaurant.

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The M25 anti-clockwise will close (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA)

Two-hour tailbacks on M25 near Redbridge

An accident on the M25 has caused a 16-mile tailback queuing past Brentwood’s Brook Street Roundabout.

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Lightning over Upminster, taken from Tudor Gardens on Friday evening by Paul Craig.

Ilford pictures: Lightning strikes over Redbridge and Havering

As lightning illuminated the skies over Redbridge and Havering Recorder readers reached for their cameras to capture the extreme weather.

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Former Ilford Police Station could become 10-storey ‘aparthotel’

The former Ilford Police Station could become a 10-storey ‘aparthotel’ if developers are given the green light.

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Domestic violence and secondhand markets to feature in next Operation Bigwing

Police will be rounding up outstanding suspects and looking at secondhand markets during a day of targeted action.

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Forest Academy School poetry winners (not in order): Asha Abdi, Zainab Arowoshaye, Chanice Barrow-Francis, Zoe Howard, Laiba Khalil, Angel Mckenzie, Camilla Mohamed, David Oyelami, Kristofer Smith, Natalie Stoker, Rhiannon Todd, Nelly Wreden and Veronica Zafirova

Hainault pupils from Forest Academy set to become published poets

Promising pupils are due to become published poets after their work on conflict and war impressed at a nation-wide poetry competition.

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Police e-fit of a man officers wish to speak to

Police e-fit appeal after attack in Seven Kings

Police are appealing after a man was punched and cut in a broad daylight attack in North Road, Seven Kings.

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Abubaker Bana must pay out £400 for the assault. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Trial of Chadwell Heath mum accused of killing daughter, 8, postponed

The trial of a Chadwell Heath mother who stands accused of killing her eight-year-old daughter has been postponed awaiting further psychiatric reports.

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File photo dated 01/11/1915 of a British soldier paying his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place. [Picture: PA]

First World War centenary: Redbridge set to hold commemorative events to mark anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany

The “war to end all wars” is set to be commemorated through a series of events this summer.

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Jain Mehta-King, five, playing on a bouncy castle

Gallery: Olympic legacy celebrated at family-friendly fun day in Ilford

Residents made the most of the sunshine by attending a sports-themed outdoors event.

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The road was closed for several hours after the crash on the A12 last night (Picture: Twitter/@TFLTrafficNews)

Driver arrested after teenage passenger dies in A12 crash in east London

The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which smashed into the barriers near the Moby Dick junction of the A12 has been arrested after one of his passengers died in the collision.

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Hospital trust boss Matthew Hopkins

Queen’s and King George hospital chief: ‘We’re starting to see improvements’

The boss of the embattled trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has said it is starting to see improvements in key areas such as A&E waiting times and staffing levels.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses engaged in public witnessing with a literature cart. © Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain. All Rights Reserved.

Jehovah’s Witnesses deny reports of a change of tactic to help spread its message

Jehovah’s Witnesses have denied abandoning their traditional door-to-door approach in favour of engaging commuters outside stations.

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King George Hospital

GPs launch ‘care in the community’ consultation

GPs in Redbridge want your views on plans to move health care out of hospitals and into people’s homes.

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Pupils try their hand at African drumming

Goodmayes school celebrates area’s ‘rich culture’ in end-of-term ‘diversity day’

Goodmayes Primary marked the end of its summer term by celebrating the “culturally rich environment in which we live”.

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Beverley Ezekiel from Loughton has started her own business hiring out her collection of fine china for tea parties

Clayhall collector of vintage china makes most of afternoon tea craze

Afternoon tea at a five-star hotel is the in-thing as tea and cake lovers rediscover the extravagant pastime. And one woman is on a mission to bring the tea party closer to home.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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Gladiator dual with Kyrell Lisbie, 10, and Trae Allman, 13.

Gallery: Forest Academy pupils raise money for charity at Hainault summer fete

School pupils created their own fete games and took part in gladiator duals at their end of year summer fete.

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The small fire followed a loud bang and sparks, witnesses said

Track-side fire prompts warning of Ilford train delays

A track-side fire broke out between Ilford and Seven Kings stations during rush hour this evening.

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Lightning

Amber weather warning issued as heavy, thundery showers expected

The Met office has issued an amber weather warning over London and South East England where torrential downpours, lightning and large hail are forecast.

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Tap water being poured from a tap

Update: Water restored nine hours after Chadwell Heath homeowners discover outage

Nine hours after home owners in Chadwell Heath discovered they were without water on the hottest day of the year the taps have begun flowing again.

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Ilford Conservatives were concerned over the coming of commercial TV

60 years ago this week: “Commercial TV will bring bad taste”

Commercial television was on the agenda when a panel of the Ilford Conservative Association answered questions from other members at Churchill Hall.

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Court & Crime See all

Nigio Habib

Ilford man Nigio Habib featured on Crimewatch after police appeal over grenade

An Ilford man is wanted in connection with an incident where a hand grenade was thrown at a house and bullets were fired.

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Ashley Kissin

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin makes call for Recorder Young Citizen Award nominations

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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