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Prime minister Theresa May has said no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain

The prime minister’s speech on how to leave the European Union (EU) has divided the borough’s MPs, as she indicated she would pursue a “hard” Brexit.

RE Javed Khan

A survey by a national children’s charity has shown that 70 per cent of teenagers want all schools to have lessons on sex and relationships (SRE).

Redbridge Town Hall

Controversial changes to the way Redbridge Council does business have been watered down after a tense meeting last night, but are still likely to become a reality.

Redbridge Town Hall

Proposals that would radically change the structure of Redbridge Council have been branded “miserable” and “draconian” by members of the opposition.

Garden waste

Councillors were split while discussing plans to begin charging residents for the collection of their garden waste at Redbridge Town Hall last night.

Canal and Jas

Redbridge’s opposition leader has raised concerns about the cost of the council’s senior management restructure, ahead of more redundancies in the new year.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting joined a local police team on a number of call-outs around Redbridge on Thursday morning.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting swapped the corridors of Westminster for the streets of Ilford when he joined police officers for their shift yesterday morning.

Left, Richard Blanco, of the National Landlords Association, shaking hands with his builder.

A scheme to drive up standards and improve the management of private rented accommodation has been given the go ahead.

A parking meter in Ilford Lane, Ilford.

A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority has generated nearly £3.5million in profit over the last year.

The Redbridge Leaving Care Service, inbetween two shops, commissioned by Redbridge Council to Barnardo's. Photo: Google Maps.

Ofsted inspectors have rated the council’s care leaving service, delivered by Barnardo’s as “requiring improvement”.

Kate Kennedy, David Stephens, Nicholas Smith, Cllr Elaine Norman, Chris Gannaway, Sadiq Khan, Cllr Jas Athwal, Cllr Dev Sharma and Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (credit: Ron Jeffries)

Campaigners are celebrating after a long-fought battle for improved transport access for disabled and elderly commuters at Newbury Park station has been won.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arriving in Downing Street. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

An MP has blasted the chancellor of the exchequer’s Autumn Statement, unveiled on Wednesday.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting with Kaleigh's bear, and Scott Lau. Mr Streeting has campaigned for more funding into DIPG.

Kaleigh is a six-year-old girl who lives in my constituency of Ilford North.

X Factor star Emily Middlemas with Kaleigh. Kaleigh loves singing and music.

The parents of a six-year-old girl with an incurable cancerous tumour are urging Recorder readers to sign their petition for more research into the condition.

Phillip Hammond, chancellor, unveiled his Autumn Statement to parliament today. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images.

A rise in the living wage and increase in income tax threshold was announced in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement today.

Cllr Bert Jones (Goodmayes, Labour), Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal, director of place Caroline Bruce and Cllr Robin Turbefield (Bridge, Conservative) answered residents' questions at a Local Forum meeting.

A grandfather implored council officers to take more action to reduce high-speeding cars along the borough’s roads.

Those experiencing mental health problems or homelessness will be able to access hardship payments immediately after a benefit sanction. Picture: PA images

Those experiencing mental health problems or homelessness in the borough will be able to access hardship payments immediately after a benefit sanction.

Jimmy Greaves (1966 world cup and former spurs star) at Oakfields Playing Fields for the Old Parkonians club charity day, last year.  Mr Greaves also supporting the Save Oakfield Site campaign.  Pic: Tory MP Joyce Ryan, Alan Mackensie, Jimmy Greaves.

Redbridge Council’s contentious plans to build 800 homes on Oakfield Playing Fields have been opposed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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Nightingale pupils dressing up for World Book Day earlier this year. Seth, Sid and Daniel, all aged six, and William aged five. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Councillors have voted unanimously to create an additional 210 places at Nightingale Primary School in South Woodford.

John Bowers, standard bearer for the Barkingside branch of the Royal British Legion, paid respects to  fallen soldiers at the Ilford War Memorial.

People of all faiths and backgrounds paid their respects this morning, to remember those who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

Harun Khan, trustee at Redbridge Islamic Centre and Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain

A British Muslim leader says Donald’s Trump’s election as next President of the United States is “hugely worrying”.

Gina Miller speaks to the media at the High Court in London where three judges have ruled against the Prime Minister's decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty of the Lisbon Treaty and start the UK's exit from the European Union without the prior authority of Parliament.

Wanstead MP John Cryer has said he has “confidence” that Parliament will not “defy” the public when it comes to voting on Brexit.

Lane restrictions are in place

An engine malfunction has seen a car block access to the A406 southbound at the Ilford Hill junction this afternoon.

Matthew Richardson, 23, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for his part in the stabbing on March 16 2015.

An Ilford man has been handed a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman on a train during the rush hour.

Donald Trump is to be the next president of the United States after voters gambled on his promise to 'Make America Great Again'. Photo: PA

The election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States earlier this morning has been dubbed “worse than Brexit” by one of the borough’s MPs.

Redbridge roundabout

There is slow traffic on the A12 after a collision involving a lorry.

A map showing the new wards

Final recommendations for the borough’s wards changes were published today by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).

Green waste bins

If the plans go ahead, the council will no longer collect green waste from the kerbside between November and March, before resuming collections between April and October.

Pupils jumping for joy. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Photos

Pupils, parents and teachers can be proud that the borough is top of the class when it comes to education.

Ziggy Worrell-Owusu, who was stabbed to death in Goodmayes on Thursday.

A second 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation after a 19-year-old was stabbed to death in Goodmayes.

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

A landlord was ordered to pay more than £42,000 for failing to comply with a Prohibition Order issued by Redbridge Council.

Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes

Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has put forward plans for an alternative boundary change that would prevent his historic seat disappearing entirely.

Danielle Tiplady, 29, has started a petition calling for the one per cent cap on nurses salaries to be removed

A Woodford Green nurse is leading the campaign against the government’s one per cent pay rise cap, saying colleagues are resorting to “desperate measures” to get by.

Havering's London Assembly Member Keith Prince.

The Mayor of London has been challenged amid fears Redbridge residents will have to pick up the bill for new river crossings.

Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith wants to add Woodford Bridge to his constituency. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA

Iain Duncan Smith would like to represent Woodford Bridge if boundary changes are made, saying residents would be “re-united with the community of Woodford”.

A general view of Oakfield playing fields in use for football matches

A national campaign group has described Redbridge Council’s plan to build 800 new homes on Oakfield Playing Fields as an “assault on our green belt”.

Views of Monkhams lane

Yellow lines and signs to combat a “danger road” will be completed shortly, said the council leader, after residents raised concerns that somebody could get killed.

Ch Supt Mandy Beacher Redbridge's borough commander told councillors the borough's police would be merging with other boroughs.

Redbridge Police’s command unit is to merge with one or two other neighbouring boroughs, it can be revealed.

Redbridge Council plans to install 12 CCTV cameras around York Road, Ilford. Picture: Clive Gee/PA

A raft of new CCTV cameras are to be installed around the “number one hotspot in the whole of the borough” for crime.

Ma'm Mandy Beacher is the new borough comander for Redbridge

Cyber bullying, particularly amongst young people, is to be a top priority for Redbridge Police going forward.

Enforcement officers Awais Shahzada and Ammanuel Asfaw with reporter Matt Clemenson on a patrol in Ilford town centre. Redbridge Council wants to ban spitting, street drinking and deficating in Ilford.

Redbridge Council plans to ban street drinking, spitting and other anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre.

Members of British Transport Police's Operational Support Unit during a drugs raid in Ilford.

Angry residents harangued police officers and councillors over drug dealing issues near Ilford station, despite the wave of arrests earlier this month.

Cllr Jas Athwal said schools would accompany housing developments in South Woodford.

New schools and other infrastructure projects will accompany homes built under the Local Plan, Redbridge Council’s leader has revealed.

Leader of the Tories Cllr Paul Canal, left, and leader of the council Cllr Jas Athwal, right..

A war of words has erupted between the borough’s two main parties over a contentious grant for a housing project to help dementia sufferers.

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