Yesterday, 17:37

More must be done to eradicate rough sleeping in addition to the government’s new £100m plan to end the problem by 2027, the council and Salvation Army have warned.

The ex-chief of a disabled women’s charity who quit amid a council investigation claims that the organisation is on the brink of closing down due to lack of funding.

Ponds at a former beauty spot in Wanstead have started to dry up as a result of the heatwave.

The head of a charity supporting elderly and disabled women in the borough has resigned amid a Redbridge Council investigation into the organisation’s practices.

Redbridge Council is investigating after a converted outhouse that does not have planning permission was listed for sale as a home worth £125,000 – but only to cash buyers.

Outraged wildlife campaigners are protesting plans to create a haul road within the boundary of Fairlop Waters Local Nature Reserve (LNR) fearing that a barrage of lorries will frighten away rare birds and harm trees.

A new housing development in Ilford, offering 37 affordable homes is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

More than a 100 residents took the opportunity to look over plans for the new Wanstead swimming pool and leisure complex which will be built on Redbridge Lane West.

Redbridge Council’s chief financial officer let friends from Havering sit on an interview panel, a former employee has claimed.

Redbridge residents face being “cut off and disenfranchised” if the council decides to quietly do away with monthly Local Forums during a behind-closed-doors review.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has asked Redbridge Council to ban barbeques in public spaces after it was called out to 47 grass fires in the month of July in the borough alone.

Redbridge has a teaching crisis and schools are not able to retain staff, a union representative has said.

The designs for the new Wanstead swimming pool are about to be unveiled.

Redbridge Council’s transparency and openness has been called into question after it was revealed that a full report clearing a Labour councillor of misconduct will never be published.

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

A Labour Councillor accused of flouting planning regulations has been cleared by an independent investigation conducted on behalf of Redbridge Council.

Around 100 homeless residents are set to find respite in South Woodford after a three-storey temporary housing scheme has been approved.

Reliability on the Central line is improving, despite a recent spate of faulty train signals, according to Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a new technology to help put an end to the ear-splitting screech commuters hear when they travel through Wanstead on the Central line.

Bus drivers in Redbridge are being sent on training courses to learn how to brake and accelerate more gently.

Ilford’s new Elizabeth line station is behind schedule, with Network Rail saying that it will be “challenging” to have it ready for December 2019.

Days after evading demolition, residents are rallying to protect The Valentine Pub from future redevelopment.

A former Ilford pub-turned-religious education centre may also be used as a mosque if a planning application gets the green light.

Redbridge’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26million bill over the next two years after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

A South Woodford roundabout which saw more than 30 collisions reported within a two year period is set to undergo four months of works in a bid to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

The Valentine Pub has been rescued from being reduced to rubble following the withdrawal of a planning application.

Have you ever wistfully watched the kids swinging in the playground or even had a cheeky go yourself on the zip wire?

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.


An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

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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