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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg meets pupils at Clapham Manor Primary School in south west London, where he officially launched the government's scheme to provide 5-7 year olds with free school meals.

Free School Meals: Redbridge Council reveals it will make up shortfall in government funding

Children, aged between five and seven, across the borough will receive free school lunches from the beginning of the new academic year this week.

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Ilford Delivery Office will be one of 100 nationwide to open this Sunday (Picture: Dave Thompson/PA)

Royal Mail to deliver in Redbridge this Sunday

Post will be delivered across Redbridge this Sunday as part of a Royal Mail pilot project.

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Police urging residents to be vigilant around cold callers after two women robbed in Redbridge

Police are urging members of the public to be more vigilant around cold callers after two women became victims of distraction burglaries yesterday.

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Man jailed for 32 weeks after admitting stealing from vehicle in Ilford

A man has been jailed for 32 weeks after admitting three offences.

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The outdoor cinema at the Mini Arts Festival in Toronto Road, Ilford. Photo: Ray Sparra Everingham

Green street festival all set to come to Ilford

More than 400 people are expected at the second ever Toronto Road Festival which is set to feature dance acts and artists to help promote low carbon emissions this Saturday.

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Residents will be able to call a review by raising a petition (Picture: Yui Mok/PA)

Redbridge residents could be handed power to force double yellow lines review

Members of the public could soon get the power to challenge Redbridge Council over double yellow lines and parking charges.

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

Hainault teen misses out on top prize on Sky One’s Got To Dance

A teenage dance prodigy and his crew has missed out on the top prize of £250,000 on a TV talent show after making it to the final.

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Angjela Ahmetaj went missing on August 19 (Picture: Essex Police)

Missing Chigwell teen found - police

A 14-year-old girl from Chigwell, who went missing almost two weeks ago, has been found, Essex Police said.

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Youngsters plat Bubble football at the charity event

Fairlop Waters fun day raises money for children’s charities

Families got together and enjoyed a fun-filled day to help raise money for two children’s charities.

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Police appealing for witnesses after man asks for money at elderly women’s Wanstead homes

Police are appealing for witnesses after two elderly women were asked for money by a man who called at their homes yesterday.

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Residents enjoy the summer lunch at St Peter's church hall in Aldborough hatch

Lunch at Aldborough Hatch church raises money and spirits

These congregation members are enjoying a fundraising buffet lunch on Sunday courtesy of St Peter’s Church in Aldborough Hatch.

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Josh Gleaves performs at the Stomp out cancer event

Ilford ice bucket challenge and ska sounds help raise money for charity

Ice buckets and bands were at the ready at an all-night music event in aid of a cancer charity.

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James 'Arg' Argent

Towie star James Argent’s disappearance causes police man hunt and Twitter campaign

Towie star James Argent was forced to publicly apologise after causing a missing person police alert after claiming to turn up at the wrong airport.

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85 per cent of Redbridge primary pupils achieved Level 4 or above at Key Stage 2 (Picture: Chris Radburn)

Best ever primary school results place Redbridge fourth nationally

Hard working 11-year-olds have helped the borough achieve its best ever Key Stage 2 results - putting Redbridge joint fourth in the country.

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Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Fundraiser nominated for Young Citzen award for helping raise over £76,000 for children’s hospice

A nine-year-old girl who caught the fundraising bug early in life has been nominated for the Young Citizen award after helping raise over £76,000 for a children’s hospice.

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Jas Athwal, leader of the council

Redbridge sees 6,600 school places created in four years

Demand for school places in Redbridge has seen a sharp rise, leaving the council with the difficult task of increasing capacity while battling £70million worth of budget cuts.

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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Wanstead GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A Wanstead GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest heard yesterday.

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The Buckhurst branch of the charity Parkinsons UK moved location to Broadmead Baptist Church. Chief executive Parkinson's Uk Steve Ford,  Lee Scott MP, Mayor Ashley Kissin, with his wife Mrs Hilary Kissin, Marion Caruth Chair Buckhurst Branch Parkinsons UK, Susan Kennedy Treasurer and Kris Krishnan Organiser.

Parkinson’s UK Buckhurst branch make move to Woodford Green church

A parkinson’s disease charity was not short of support as they welcomed guests to the grand opening of their new branch.

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Collision on A406

Update: Man arrested following collision on A406 at Ilford

A man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving remains in custody following a serious collision on the A406 at Ilford yesterday.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford train Station.

Delays and cancellations on Greater Anglia train services

7.25 - Delays are running on Greater Anglia trains to London Liverpool Street following a fault with the signalling system earlier today at Ilford.

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Redbridge roundabout

Redbridge Council to meet with TfL over ‘problem’ roundabout

A campaign for action over a problem roundabout in Redbridge has garnered new support.

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Collision on A406

Two hospitalised and one arrested following serious collision on A406 at Ilford

Two people have been hospitalised following a serious collision on the A406 at Ilford.

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Shahin Badar

Prodigy singer Shanin Badar releases new single with Russian trance DJ

One of the UK’s biggest female crossover artists from Asian music has released a new track with one of the biggest names in Russian trance.

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Gants Hill station's ticket office is one of many in London set for closure

Tube strike: Central line staff to take industrial action over ticket office closures

Staff on the Tube are to stage to fresh industrial action in a long-running row over ticket office closures.

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Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the Redbridge Labour Group and cabinet member for health wellbeing

Affordable housing cash spent on temporary accommodation in Redbridge

More than £7million earmarked for affordable housing has been used to provide temporary accommodation to the homeless.

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Tony Parker, is disabled and is in a wheelchair but when he went to get on a bus, the bus driver told him that he wasn't allowed to get on because there was no room for him.

Disabled Chadwell Heath man refused entry onto bus

Transport for London (TfL) is investigating claims a disabled man was refused entry on a bus in Chadwell Heath.

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A couple returned home after they were called by a firefighter telling them that their kitchen was filled with smoke after they left their dishwasher on.

Seven Kings couple rush home from holiday to dishwasher fire

A kitchen was set alight last night after a couple left their dishwasher on when they left their house to go on holiday.

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Daniel Milne, reference number 02RC/438435

Can you help the police trace these men?

Police are asking the public for help in tracking down a wanted man.

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Highbeam House development in Woodford Green. Picture: Grant Frazer

Woodford Green property buyers offered £35k worth of free add-ons

High-end property buyers are being offered new incentives to help them part with their cash.

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Khurram Shahzad, 30, was jailed for 21 months (Picture: British Transport Police)

Ilford pervert jailed over ‘predatory’ Tube sex assaults

A sexual predator from Ilford has been jailed for two separate assualts on a terrified Brentwood teen.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

La Sala granted licence for controversial Woodford Bridge restaurant

A controversial restaurant backed by Premiership footballers has been granted a licence after agreeing to shorten its opening hours.

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Cllr Muhammed Javed, cabinet member for housing

Deadline for landlords’ HMO amnesty approaching

Landlords in Redbridge have until the end of the month to take advantage of the council’s HMO licensing amnesty before facing enforcement action.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford train Station.

Travel news: Delays to train services over

07.51 - Train services now returning to normal in and out of Liverpool Street station.

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Council to bid for £4m of new transport projects

A bid for more than £4million for new transport projects in Redbridge will be made next week.

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Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Police appeal for witnesses to dog attack in Clayhall Park

A man and his leashed dog was attacked by a free-roaming dog while walking in a park.

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Boyband impressed in the semi-finals of Got To Dance despite having lost their fifth member Corey to injury

Hainault teen to battle it out in Sky1’s Got To Dance final

A Hainault teenager has got to the finals of a primetime television talent contest despite his dance troupe losing a member to injury.

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Another 24-hour strike could bring misery to a million Central line commuters if the ASLEF train drivers' strike goes ahead on Wednesday, September 17 (photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Central line strikes could continue in September

Central line commuters could face a repeat of Friday’s strike action in September if drivers cannot reach an agreement with Underground bosses.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

Decision over licence for controversial TOWIE restaurant backed by Premiership footballers expected today

A decision over whether to grant a licence to a controversial restaurant backed by Premiership footballers is expected today.

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Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Fundraiser nominated for Young Citzen award for helping raise over £76,000 for children’s hospice

A nine-year-old girl who caught the fundraising bug early in life has been nominated for the Young Citizen award after helping raise over £76,000 for a children’s hospice.

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Man jailed for 32 weeks after admitting stealing from vehicle in Ilford

A man has been jailed for 32 weeks after admitting three offences.

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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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