An independent investigation into the election of two parent governors at an Ilford primary school has been launched.

Both Redbridge’s Labour and Conservative groups will be contesting every single one of the council’s 63 seats at May 3’s local elections.

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Redbridge - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

Redbridge council now have a legal duty to offer more help to people at risk of homelessness.

Six candidates vying for your vote in the May 3 local elections went head-to-head at the Recorder towers last night (Thursday).

Labour MPs Wes Streeting and Mike Gapes are urging leader Jeremy Corbyn to use actions, rather than words, to address anti-Semitism within the party’s ranks.

A Liberal Democrat councillor who has served the borough for more than 20 years is standing down ahead of local elections on May 3.

An independent investigation has been launched after it was alleged that a Labour councillor flouted regulations in connection with a planning application in Hainault.

Strikes over reduced rest days and new rosters are is limiting a transport service for the borough’s most vulnerable residents until Friday (March 30).

Patrol groups and the police’s Operation Mexico were praised for the reduction of burglaries at a crime meeting organised by Ilford North MP Wes Streeting.

Bodgers could be turned into a 30-plus storey tower of flats with commercial units at the bottom after Redbridge Council confirmed it is in talks with developers about a mixed-use property on the site.

Redbridge Conservatives promised to bring back meals on wheels, scrap first car parking permits and support residents with an affordable housing scheme, at the launch of their election manifesto.

Fraudsters are posing as Redbridge Council employees as part of a scam.

Police should visit mosques and community centres across the country following threats to Muslims, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has urged.

Black cab drivers who purchase new, electric taxis after April will save £1,550.

All Redbridge Council employees will get more than £19,000 for full-time work.

A Clayhall resident has co-founded a new charity aiming to increase the representation of working class voices in organisations across the country - starting with a launch event in Parliament.

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.


Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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