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Muslim leader Bashir Chaudhry, the man behind the project

Business: Entrepreneurs’ back-to-work scheme starts to take off

A south Ilford back-to-work scheme that fell flat when it launched earlier this year now has nearly 20 young people involved – and is hoping to grow even more.

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Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas celebrations at the Karamsar gurdwara in High Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

Sikhs celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas at Ilford gurdwara

The streets lit up last night as hundreds of Sikhs celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.

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Pardeep Singh Photo credit: Pardeep Singh

Chadwell Heath Sikh model says fronting ad campaign is ‘surreal’

At 23 you may just be taking your first steps on the business ladder in your chosen career.

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Former teacher Usha Chudasama is looking to combat the effects of technology on children.

South Woodford ex-teacher to tackle effects of technology on ‘socially awkward’ children

A former teacher is on a mission to repair the damage technology has done to Redbridge’s ‘socially awkward’ children.

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Redbridge Council recommends closure of outdoor education centre

An education centre which has run for more than 50 years has been earmarked for closure.

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Roger McGough will open the Redbridge Fabula Festival tomorrow. Picture: Colin Clarke

The Fabula Festival takes over Redbridge libraries to celebrate the arts

A celebration of libraries and the arts is taking over Redbridge this weekend with a schedule packed full of workshops, talks and activities.

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Peter and Karen Boxall are funding a £58,000 project for children with spinal lipoma through their late daughter Grace's charity Smiles with Grace

Charity founded by inspirational teenager Grace Boxall funding ‘groundbreaking’ £58,000 project

The family of an inspirational teenager who set up her own charity before losing her battle with cancer have spoken about a “groundbreaking” £58,000 project it is funding.

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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend works close parts of Tube and Overground network

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

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Embassy of faith members with the donated food at the same event last year.

Embassy of Faith church holds jumble sale with Feed The Hungry project looming

Churchgoers will use a jumble sale this weekend to kick-start a food donation project this winter.

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A general view of fast food stores.  Local residents are concerned about the number of fast food stores in Seven Kings (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Redbridge teenagers defend Seven Kings chicken shops

Teenagers have waded into a ­debate over fried chicken – defending their love of takeaways.

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Traffic jam on the road

Travel: Accidents on M25 and A13 causing delays

07.47: Greater Anglia trains to London via Shenfield are subject to a five minute delay due to late running intercity services causing congestion.

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Trains

Petition to improve Greater Anglia train service

A petition has opened hoping to get the Department of Transport to review and improve the train service offered by Abellio Greater Anglia.

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New North Road Community Centre trustees Dr Sohail Hameed (left) and Mr Arshad Khan.

Council clears Hainault community centre over licence breach claims

Allegations over the use of a Muslim community centre have been thrown out following a council investigation.

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Cllr Elaine Norman speaks to young people in the Youth Debate in Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

Redbridge Youth Debate: £100,000 grant to fund mental health and career events

The borough’s youth council has announced it will fund drama tours in schools focusing on mental health and careers conferences with the £100,000 grant it received earlier this year.

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Leyton Orient's Jobi McAnuff with Anti-Knife UK's wristband

Anti-Knife UK group starts new Leyton Orient FC-backed campaign

A new campaign to help fight knife crime in this country has been given its support by players from Leyton Orient Football Club.

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Aiman suffered a stroke when he was three months old

Redbridge parents hold fundraising coffee morning after son suffers stroke

A family are holding a fundraising event after their son suffered a stroke when he was three months old.

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Youngsters take part in the Youth Debate at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

Redbridge Youth Parliament: Candidates must nominate themselves by November 14

Aspiring politicians who are committed and passionate can now nominate themselves to be a youth parliament candidate.

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Efit of the courier who collected the cash. Picture: Essex Police

Chigwell man conned out of £30,000 in bogus police scam

A man in his 60s was conned out of thousands after a fraudster posed as a police officer.

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15 teenagers have been referred to a Redbridge Multi-Agency Panel (MAP) so far this year.

15 Redbridge children feared to be at risk of sexual exploitation

Fifteen teenagers – including a 13-year-old boy – have been referred to a specialist panel amid concerns they are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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Redbridge Town Hall Photo credit: Redbridge Council

Redbridge Youth Debate highlights need to listen in face of growing problems

The second Youth Debate in the borough’s history heard how there has been an increase in sexually related crime - just one of several issues affecting today’s youth - in Redbridge.

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Lee Scott MP

Conservatives accused of ‘petty politics’ after unveiling plans for rival area committees

A Conservative MP has stormed into a debate over axed area committees – by announcing that the party will run its own meetings to replace them.

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Angjela Ahmetaj, 14, was last seen at her home at around 12.30pm on Monday

Concern over missing Chigwell teen Angjela Ahmetaj

Police are growing increasingly concerned as they search Barkingside and Ilford for a Chigwell teen missing since Monday.

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Second Redbridge Youth Debate will hear update on £100,000 grant

The second Redbridge Youth Debate will be held tonight (22) at the town hall, High Road, Ilford.

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Fathima Hilmy, of High Road, Ilford - also known as Fathima Nusla.

Global interest in Ilford teaching assistant’s stem cell donor appeal

A 25-year-old Sri Lankan has received interest from “all over the world” after her plea last week for a stem cell donor to come forward.

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Trains

Travel: Greater Anglia London-bound trains delayed

08.23: There are delays of around 15 minutes on trains to London Liverpool Street via Shenfield due to earlier poor rail conditions in Diss.

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Mike Gapes MP

Ilford South MP lends support to Arthritis campaign

Mike Gapes, MP for Ilford South, has agreed to campaign to make musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis a public health priority.

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Traffic jam

Travel: Heavy traffic on A406 near Redbridge Roundabout

18:05: A broken down car on the A406 North Circular northbound at the M11 split has caused two lanes to be blocked. Traffic is slow moving from Ilford.

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Range Rover thought to be in Ilford.

Police appeal: Stolen Range Rover thought to be in Ilford

Police are appealing to anyone with information in relation to a stolen vehicle to come forward.

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'Poor rail conditions' have caused delays throughout the morning

‘Barrels’ cause delays to Greater Anglia trains at Ilford

Reports of “barrels” on the line caused delays to trains through Ilford this morning.

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'Poor rail conditions' have caused delays throughout the morning

Travel: ‘15-minute’ delays to Greater Anglia trains through Romford and Ilford

Trains through Romford and Ilford are delayed by as much as 15 minutes, Greater Anglia has warned.

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Doctor Joanne Rodda holds a new world triatholon record as the fastest female to have completed the Arch To Arc challenge

Woodford Green woman smashes world record in triathlon triumph

A woman has been named a world record holder after running, cycling and swimming from London to Paris.

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Hurricane Gonzalo in full force last Thursday as it headed towards Bermuda

Video: Hurricane Gonzalo set to hit London tonight

Britain is bracing itself for a battering of gale force winds tonight as a hurricane blows its way over the Atlantic to our shores.

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Multi-faith worshipers listen to a pray at the Seventh Day Adventist Church

GALLERY: Redbridge Faith Forum’s annual interfaith walk of peace

People from all faiths joined together at each others’ places of worship to celebrated the annual interfaith walk of peace.

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Neighbours and Conservative councillors at the launch of the 'Save our Suburbs' campaign against proposed development in Wanstead. The plan is soon to go out to public consultation (Picture: Isabel Infantes)

Tories mount defence against ‘rabbit hutch developments’ in Wanstead and Woodford

Opposition Tory councillors are bidding to “save our suburbs” from housing development they claim would “ruin the character” of Wanstead and Woodford.

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Cllrs Paul Merry and Sheila Bain show concerns over City airports proposed flight plans

Campaign launched over London City Airport flight path proposals

A petition has been launched against plans to fly more planes over Wanstead and Barkingside.

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Quad biker critically injured in three-vehicle crash in Chigwell

A quad bike rider was in a critical condition in hospital last night after crashing into two vehicles.

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Traffic queues after A406 blocked by broken down car

Commuters have been facing queues on the A406 this morning due to a broken down car.

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Awaaz founder and chairman Bushra Tahir

Day in the Life of a charity champion

Bushra Tahir, founder and chairman of women’s charity Awaaz, reveals how she fits running a charity into her busy day.

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Jyotsna Srikanth has been playing the violin since she was five-years-old

Ilford violin star to bring South Indian classical to Redbridge Town Hall

A veteran violinist is set to amaze audiences and champion South Indian classical music during a four-date festival.

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Roger McGough will open the Redbridge Fabula Festival tomorrow. Picture: Colin Clarke

The Fabula Festival takes over Redbridge libraries to celebrate the arts

A celebration of libraries and the arts is taking over Redbridge this weekend with a schedule packed full of workshops, talks and activities.

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Court & Crime See all

Efit of the courier who collected the cash. Picture: Essex Police

Chigwell man conned out of £30,000 in bogus police scam

A man in his 60s was conned out of thousands after a fraudster posed as a police officer.

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Peter and Karen Boxall are funding a £58,000 project for children with spinal lipoma through their late daughter Grace's charity Smiles with Grace

Charity founded by inspirational teenager Grace Boxall funding ‘groundbreaking’ £58,000 project

The family of an inspirational teenager who set up her own charity before losing her battle with cancer have spoken about a “groundbreaking” £58,000 project it is funding.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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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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