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Redbridge residents will be paying £73.89 more in Council Tax next year after councillors agreed a rise of 5pc at a council meeting last night (Thursday, February 22).

Redbridge council budget proposals have been voted through in less than an hour after an ambulance was called to help a councillor who fell ill.

Redbridge Council will decide on more than £3.6m in cuts to children’s and youth services today, Thursday.

The owners of an Ilford bar have been stripped of their personal licences after a stabbing victim was escorted from their venue in a bid to avoid authorities linking the crime to the premises.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £11.6 million to be split between London boroughs for transport projects.

Ilford parents are protesting as a primary school weighs up the decision of whether to become an academy.

A petition to reinstate the frequency of a bus serving Wanstead, South Woodford and Whipps Cross hospital has been presented to City Hall.

Plans to build a minimum of 16,845 new homes in Redbridge by 2030 have been approved by a government inspector.

An estimated 1,100 jobs in Redbridge could go if a ‘no deal’ hard Brexit takes place, the Mayor of London has claimed today.

Primary and secondary schools in Redbridge are performing better than the national average, according to the latest government figures.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has stressed it “entirely refutes” allegations made by Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith in Parliament that one of his constituents had been the victim of a supposed cover up.

Interim and agency workers are costing Redbridge almost £450,000 a month, according to one opposition councillor, but the council leader insists this will result in long-term savings of £12m a year.

Hours after announcing the government would not challenge the decision to release rapist John Worboys, the newly appointed Lord Chancellor paid a visit to Redbridge.

Redbridge Council is appealing to the prime minister to trial providing free sanitary products to vulnerable women across the country.

We are in the middle of another winter – and another NHS winter crisis. This has now become almost expected.

The sight of a pensioner being robbed of her savings by pickpockets in a lift in Ilford’s Exchange Shopping Centre in CCTV footage released by the police has shocked people in our community and across the country.

More than 90 percent of rough sleepers in Redbridge have little to no access to welfare or housing benefits, it has been revealed.

Two students beat off competition from hundreds of schools in the UK to take part in a mock EU Council debate.

Redbridge residents could be set for a significant increase in their council tax - and tax relief for the most vulnerable people could be cut.

Council tax is set to increase by almost five percent next year while public spending will be cut by £7.3m according to new proposals from Redbridge Council.

A million first-time buyers are expected by the government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years - but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Iain Duncan Smith is calling on Redbridge Council to reconsider a development in Woodford Green, which the ombudsman is investigating over the planning process.

A Jeremy Corbyn supporting Redbridge councillor has instructed a lawyer to represent him against the Labour Party, after he was deselected for next year’s council elections.

A disabled resident, who has limited use of his arms, is worried about his future after the number of care hours he receives had been reduced.

The mother of a disabled woman is calling on Redbridge Council to install a changing places toilet in Ilford, with campaigners branding the lack of facilities “inhumane”.

Redbridge became the third London borough to sign the declaration on sugar and healthy food after it was revealed two out of five 10 to 11-year-olds were considered overweight or obese.

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Concerns have been raised over proposals to increase fees above inflation at parks, allotments and sports hire facilities in the borough.

A passionate group of parents who raised almost £17,000 to fix a “mud bath” playground is joining forces with the council to finish the job in South Woodford.

A sitting Labour councillor has lost out from standing in next year’s council elections to a candidate from Redbridge Momentum.

Cheers could be heard from a packed auditorium as Redbridge launched its bid to become the London Borough of Culture.

A zoo will be built in Redbridge after Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure won a £4.5million funding bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

A nursing home threatened with closure won a blooming great prize.

Redbridge Council has spent more than £100,000 on cleaning up rubbish left by Travellers this year, and is seeking a high court injunction to stop illegal encampments.

Redbridge Council is buying popular Gants Hill nightclub Faces, the Recorder can reveal.

Parents are angry after Travellers have set up camp next to a school in Ilford.

The battle to save the popular pitches at Oakfields Playing Fields has drawn to an end as planning inspectors sided with campaigners.

Redbridge Council hopes to use cameras to monitor how pedestrians and cyclists navigate shared spaces along Ilford High Road.

Save Oakfield campaigners are celebrating this evening after learning that the planning inspector has sided with them and told Redbridge Council it cannot build homes on the playing field in Barkingside.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Organisations have slammed the decision to scrap meals on wheels in Redbridge

In light of acid attacks in the borough, MPs are working together to toughen up the laws around the possession and use of corrosive substances.

A Barkingside headteacher said the new GCSE grading system does not meet the needs of most students.

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