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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 been blocked from standing in next year’s council elections by Redbridge Momentum members, it has been claimed.

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.

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.

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