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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works and Notting Hill Carnival close parts of Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this Notting Hill Carnival weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Gants Hill Underground station, one of many Central line stops affected today

Travel chaos feared as strike hits Central line

Central line users in Redbridge face travel chaos today because of a strike by Tube drivers.

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Students Mashkoor Ahmed 16, Joe Guntupalli 16, Saif Hussain 15 and Prashan Nesarakah 15 celebrating their GCSE's at Ilford County High in Ilford.

Ilford Pictures: GCSE results day 2014

We’ve been out visiting schools across Redbridge this morning for GCSE results day.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Woodford County High School

Nearly 100 per cent of pupils at Woodford County High got five or more GCSEs above a grade D, data from Redbridge Council shows.

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Carly Torrington at V Festival in 2010

Tribute to young Newbury Park woman who died from rare genetic disorder

A young woman who was left paralysed and blind from an extremely rare genetic disorder has died after a rapid deterioration in her health.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Caterham High School

Nearly four in five (78 per cent) pupils at Caterham High School achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or above, according to provisional results.

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Thousands of students are picking up their GCSE results today

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School pupils are celebrating after provisional results showed 72 per cent of them got five or more A*-Cs in their GCSEs this year.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Trinity Catholic High School

Around 80 per cent of students at Woodford Green’s Trinity Catholic High School obtained more than five A*-Cs in their GCSEs – including in English and maths, provisional results say.

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King Solomon head Dr Paul Doherty

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: King Solomon High School

Three in four pupils (76 per cent) at King Solomon High School achieved five or more A*-Cs grades in the GCSEs, provisional results from Redbridge Council show.

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Thousands of students are picking up their GCSE results today

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Wanstead High School

Three in five pupils at Wanstead High School achieved at least five A*-Cs in GCSE subjects including English and maths, Redbridge Council has said.

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Students Vi-anne Small, 16, Amy Tully, 16, Aishah Rahman, 16, Ajita Singaravelou, 16, Sarika Pabari, 16, and Amina Ismail, 16, celebrate at the Seven Kings school (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Seven Kings High School

Five or more A*-Cs, including in the subjects of English and maths, were achieved by 78 per cent of pupils at Seven Kings High School, according provisional results from Redbridge Council.

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Students Julius Thompson, 16, Jared Palmer, 16, Vernesha Henry, 16, and Naomi McKenzie 16 celebrate their GCSE results at the Seven Kings school (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

GCSE results 2014: The Palmer Catholic Academy

“Technical difficulties” have left The Palmer Catholic Academy in Seven Kings unable to disclose the proportion of its pupils meeting a national benchmark for GCSEs.

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Students celebrating their GCSE results at Loxford School of Science and Technology in Ilford (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Loxford School of Science and Technology

Nearly three in four pupils at Loxford School of Science and Technology achieved five A*-Cs, including English and maths, in their GCSEs this year.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Ilford County High School

Pupils at Ilford County High School are celebrating after achieving an excellent set of results.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Mayfield School

Students from Mayfield School were up bright and early to celebrate their GCSE grades this morning.

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Oaks Park High School teacher Craig Foster, who died last week

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Oaks Park High School

There were mixed emotions at Oaks Park High School today as students collected GCSE results on the same day as the funeral of popular teacher Craig Foster.

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Thousands of students are picking up their GCSE results today

Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Anxious pupils to find out results today

The nail-biting wait will be over today for students across Redbridge receiving their GCSE results.

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The new sergeants at Ilford police station

Police to push for more officers as force faces ‘exceptionally busy weekend’

Police called for reinforcements from other boroughs on Friday as they were faced with an “exceptionally busy” period.

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Woodford Green Library

Controversial plans to move Woodford Green library ‘on the back burner’ after opposition

Controversial plans to move Woodford Green Library have been “put on the back burner” after opposition from residents.

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Chief executive of Redbridge College, Theresa Drowley

Head of Redbridge College blames damning Ofsted report on “economics” of the area

The head of Redbridge College has defended its teaching standards and success rates after a damning Ofsted report highlighted a catalogue of failings.

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Cllr Ross Hatfull and Redbridge police's Mark Hill with shopkeepers Halil Ibrahim Binboga, Jagvinder Singh, Mustafa Demir and Kamal Singh (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Super-strength alcohol ban comes into force

A crackdown on the sale of super-strength alcohol came into force yesterday.

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Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin

Jewish and Muslim leaders focus on keeping Redbridge peaceful in wake of Gaza conflict

Jewish and Muslim faith leaders have said they are working hard to keep the peace in the wake of the Gaza conflict.

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Ilford Lane thief jailed for 21 months after getaway taxi stays stationary

A opportunistic thief who stole hundreds of pounds of razors and shower gel from an Ilford Lane shop was caught after the taxi he called to flee the scene failed to drive off.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

La Sala applies for shorter opening hours at TOWIE restaurant ahead of licensing hearing

A decision on the future of a controversial TOWIE-inspired restaurant backed by Premiership football stars will be made on Tuesday.

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Lena D'Sivla 5, Ria D'Sivla 6 and Hadassah Staniland 7 taking part in the Creative Crockery event at Valentines Mansion in Ilford.

Creative colourful crockery at Valentines Mansion and Gardens

Children were invited to take inspiration from their beautiful surroundings as the painted crockery at Valentines Mansion this morning.

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Prime Minister David Cameron who has said that the advance of Islamic State extremists poses a clear danger to the future safety of Britain's streets as he explained his decision to arm Kurdish fighters.

Islamic State threat is ‘exaggerated’ says South Woodford imam

Islamic State (IS), the radical jihadist group making strong gains in Iraq and Syria, is not a threat to this country, according to a South Woodford imam.

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A crane along the quay side at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

RAMFEL speaks out in support of Tilbury dock migrants and emergency authorities

A leading support group for migrants’ rights has praised emergency authorities for prioritising the health of the 35 Tilbury container stowaways.

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Police have launched an appeal after two women were allegedly assaulted outside a nightclub

Women injured in ‘altercation’ with larger group of women outside nightclub

An appeal has been made for witnesses after an alleged assault on two women outside a nightclub.

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Police are investigating reports of vehicle thefts in the borough

Organised crime linked to spate of van thefts

A spate of van thefts could be linked to organised crime, police have revealed.

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Wes Streeting at Hainault Forest where they are having donkey and train rides for children until the end of August as part of their summer activities.

Deputy council leader gives Hainault Forest Country Park revamp seal of approval

The deputy council leader met donkeys and took a ride on a park train at a revamped park.

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The Ford Fiesta involved in the crash.

Woman cut free from car wreckage after Seven Kings car crash

A woman had to be cut from her car after a road traffic accident in High Road, Seven Kings.

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Mayor cllr Ashley Kissin visits Redbridge disabled womens welfare association at the Jack Carter centre

Mayor joins Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association for lunch

The Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association (RDWWA) had a special guest at their welcome lunch earlier today.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford train Station.

Greater Anglia and Network Rail ‘genuinely sorry’ for summer disruptions as action plan announced

Under-pressure train bosses have apologised to customers and vowed to take “urgent action” to improve the much maligned service.

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Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford.

Redbridge Council leads the way in services for the deaf

Redbridge Council is the first local authority in the country to be recognised for the services it provides for deaf or hard of hearing staff and customers.

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103yr old marathon runner Fauja Singh

World’s oldest marathon runner Fauja Singh set to open East London fun run

A centenarian marathon runner is showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to open a fun run in East London.

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Wanstead Rugby Club in Woodford Green held a dog show and family fun day.

Gallery: Dogs compete for top titles at Woodford Green dog show

Dogs and their owners were put through their paces at a dog show and family fun day yesterday (Sun).

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General view of the internet search engine Google

Thousands of Redbridge residents targeted by internet criminals

More than 63,000 Redbridge residents have had their personal details stolen and put up for sale on the “dark web” by criminals.

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Young Citizen Award nominee Sayankan Sivakumar from Ilford

High-flying cadet nominated for Young Citizen Award

A teenager who has travelled across the world to represent the Royal Air Force has been nominated for a Young Citizen Award.

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Boyband appearing in their audition on Got to Dance series five.

Hainault dancer makes it to Got to Dance live shows

A Hainault teenager and his group have made it to the semi-finals of a TV dance competition.

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Children enjoying themselves at one of the Splash days at the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Pictures: An adventurous summer for the children of Redbridge

The Recorder has been keeping an eye on the exciting variety of activities that are keeping the children entertained this summer.

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Court & Crime See all

The new sergeants at Ilford police station

Police to push for more officers as force faces ‘exceptionally busy weekend’

Police called for reinforcements from other boroughs on Friday as they were faced with an “exceptionally busy” period.

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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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