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Friday, June 15, 2018

Plans to change the constitution of the borough have been unveiled to streamline the planning process and minimise the chance of councillors falling asleep during meetings.

Residents who need to use benefits will only be able to apply online.

The South Woodford post office will be staying open!

A Snaresbrook resident is furious after paying fees to receive undelivered post which turned out to be Conservative campaign literature.

Redbridge Council has applied for a High Court interim injunction to ban travellers from settling in the borough.

The soon to be new Mayor of Redbridge has said that she can’t wait to meet the unsung heroes of the borough and raise the profile of a “unique” and “magical” charity.

Redbridge Council and the police will soon start patrolling an Ilford car park to tackle an anti-social human pooer.

Proposals have been drawn for a swimming pool and school in Ilford.

Traffic on some roads is set to be halted for a few hours a day to allow children in the borough space to play near their homes as Redbridge Council pilot a new scheme.

Ilford station is getting a new third entrance to accommodate Elizabeth line commuters living in “6,000 new homes” planned for the borough.


Two weeks after Redbridge Labour won 51 seats in the local elections, the group have revealed their new look cabinet. 


Tributes have poured in for ex-Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who has died aged 70 following a year-long battle with brain cancer.

From Cruella De Vil to Elsa, Disney characters great and small – but all fabulous – were brough to life by New City College students at a special event at its Chadwell Heath campaign last week.

A group of pupils from Snaresbrook school who walked to every stop on a Monopoly board to raise money for charity have reached the sem-final of a national competition and are in with a chance of winning a trip to India.

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The roast from Russia hit Redbridge over the May Bank Holiday with many residents soaking up the warm weather in hotspots all around the borough.

An acrobatic trio take on a troublesome crow which has nestled in the chimney of a derelict house in Barkingside this weekend.

Redbridge’s Conservative group are set to appoint a new leader after losing half of their seats to Labour in May 3’s local elections.

Out of all the wards in all the borough, Clayhall had the highest voter turn out in the Redbridge Council 2018 elections.

The results are in, but how did residents in your ward vote?

The results of Redbridge’s local elections will be declared tonight (May 3) – follow them live here.

An elderly couple were left in shock after their hatchback was involved in a crash with a council “spy car” yesterday.

A pensioner was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation following a fire at an Ilford retirement home.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Hainault golfers are outraged at a hike in admission fees – made in breach of a lease agreement – which they claim is excluding junior and elderly players.

A pioneering “pop-up” hostel aimed at tackling Redbridge’s homelessness crisis has been granted planning permission with unanimous, cross-party support.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called May 3’s local election “the most important in our lifetime” as he gave a speech to Labour activists and candidates in Barkingside today (April 26).

Two political rivals have agreed to stamp out the “evil” of hate crime in Redbridge.

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.

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