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Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

A notorious party venue in Ilford will continue to operate, despite at least two guns – one a semi-automatic military handgun – being smuggled into an event there in June.

Redbridge Council has revealed the results of the Wanstead parking consultation, and proposes pay & display parking in the High Street and a smaller residents’ permit area.

Redbridge Council sent a clear message to developers by rejecting a planning application on the basis that it did not have enough affordable housing.

The planning inspectorate’s thorough examination of Redbridge Council’s plans for developing the borough over the next 13 years officially concluded this morning after 10 days of formal hearings.

Transport for London (TfL) unveiled proposals for Charlie Brown’s Roundabout to improve safety and address traffic flow.

A controversial plan to expand gravel works in Aldborough Hatch will now go before the secretary of state, residents were informed at Redbridge Council’s local forum last night.

A teachers’ union representative has called the £1.3 billion announced by the government a political band aid.

Despite the government pledging an additional £1.3billon for education, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has said Redbridge schools will not get any “new money” and still need a “significant” cash injection.

Instead of mouthing off down your local about Brexit, Trump and North Korea missile testing, why not share your ideas with an audience that can actually evoke world change?

A Turkish restaurant will today find out whether it will be able to sell alcohol until 1am, despite fears from residents it could lead to drunken anti-social behaviour.

Three new spaces have opened in Redbridge Central Library, allowing access to technology, business advice and a new heritage centre.

With the first council meeting after the general election days away, the Redbridge Conservatives have shuffled their shadow cabinet with an eye on 2018.

A petition calling for fairer parking at bays that require users to use a mobile phone service is to be debated by Redbridge Council after amassing a staggering 1,582 signatures.

In an election billed as the coronation of Theresa May, Labour upset the odds and increased their seats to 262 leading to a hung Parliament.

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

Independent candidate for Ilford North Doris Osen has thanked her supporters after she managed to almost quadruple her support in the constituency.

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

Ilford’s Labour MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting increased their majorities, as did John Cryer in Leyton and Wanstead, while Iain Duncan Smith held Chingford and Woodford Green.

Labour’s Mike Gapes has held Ilford South, the seat he has represented since 1992, increasing his majority significantly.

Labour’s Wes Streeting has retained his Ilford North seat, defeating odds on favourite Lee Scott with a majority of just under 10,000.

Labour MP John Cryer is celebrating after he increased his majority in Leyton and Wanstead by more than 8,000 votes.

It was a tense evening for the Conservative candidate as he was re-elected but his majority was cut to just under 2,500 votes.

Following the shock exit poll which predicted a hung Parliament, Labour’s Ilford South candidate Mike Gapes said Jeremy Corbyn has run a “much better campaign than expected”.

As results come trickling through across the country, candidates including Iain Duncan-Smith and John Cryer have shared their thoughts on the exit polls.

The national broadcasters’ exit poll has predicted the Conservatives will be the largest party, but are short of forming an overall majority.

If all the tension and drama of polling day has left you a little confused, here’s the Recorder’s guide to what you can expect as the 2017 general election comes to a climax.

Political parties have targeted people in Leyton and Wanstead 23 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

With different parties making opposing promises and pledges, the run-up to the general election can feel a bit like a political merry-go-round.

Watch our Facebook Live hustings as the candidates for Ilford North answer your questions.

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson was inundated with requests for selfies on a visit to Barkingside High Street as he backed Lee Scott for Ilford North.

Voters are being warned to stay vigilant to the threat of electoral fraud ahead of the upcoming general election on Thursday.

The candidates for Wanstead and Leyton went head-to-head on Saturday when they were grilled by members of the public on Brexit, national security and education cuts.

If you had the chance to ask your next MP one question, what would it be?

Sadiq Khan claimed the decision facing Redbridge’s voters on Thursday was a “no-brainer” for people who care about the NHS on a visit to King George Hospital yesterday.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends...

With just under a week to go before the general election, we took a look at what the electoral forecasters are saying about Redbridge’s four constituencies.

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