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A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A “team of people” have been scoping houses in South Woodford and earmarking them for burglary with white chalk, according to head of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch.

From the dusty plains of New Mexico to the snow-kissed mountains in Canada, a South Woodford man is walking 3,000 miles to raise money for a mental health charity.

A business owner has called for something to be done to prevent a fast-food chain “killing” the high street.

The fun didn’t stop for 75 children at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre’s half term day camp last week.

My nieces and I stood in total disbelief when my mum said she was not making Sunday dinner.

She did her driving test in Wanstead first time round, but now that it has been named the hardest area in the UK can reporter

Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action.

Delayed on your journey because of the Central line Tube strike? While away the time with our quiz.

Thousands of Tube passengers face disruption because of the 24-hour walkout by members of the RMT union from 9pm tonight.

A man who was knifed after prayers at the mosque, only realised he had been stabbed when he got home and saw his intestines hanging out.

A businessman has been banned from being a company director for four years following an investigation into shady deals.

Plans for almost 150 new council houses are one step closer to reality after two more developments were granted planning permission last week.

Drivers on the Night Tube will be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay and career progression.

Investigating neo-Nazi and terrorist funding, foiling fraudsters who stole £600million from a Mumbai bank, it all sounds like the life of James Bond.

An annual sing-off saw more than 160 Jewish Care clients, volunteers and staff from across London travel for the prestige of beating their friends in a fun competition.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago this week.

Gentrification is one of the biggest talking points across the capital, and this new play explores the role social media plays.

A man in his 30s was stabbed by two teenagers after refusing to give them cigarettes on Tuesday night.

A popular high-end restaurant that won numerous awards last year has closed suddenly after it announced it had gone into administration on Valentines Day.

The former Conservative leader described the comments as “arrogant and undemocratic” in a TV interview this morning.

Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our readers’ surgery in Woodford Green tomorrow.

Salsas sizzled as dancers put on quite the show at the special Valentine’s edition of the Hawkey Hall Tea Dance.

Three fire engines were called after a blaze broke out in a supermarket this morning.

The main hospital serving Wanstead and Woodford failed to meet A&E waiting times targets in December, in one of the NHS’ busiest winters on record.

Transport for London (TfL) is looking to spend £4.4million on building a step-free access ramp at South Woodford Tube station, it can be revealed.

The Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor was one of 29 participants to brave the icy February water to fundraise for a Woodford Green children’s hospice.

A man is receiving treatment after he was injured by a petrol station in South Woodford.

What do you do when you’ve read everything on your bookshelf? Trade your books with fellow bookworms!

It won’t be any ordinary shop opening but a Marks and Spencer (M&S) store may soon hit High Street Wanstead.

A vicar, a rabbi and a Muslim scholar from Redbridge shared their thoughts on whether faith can serve to build bridges between people or to shore up walls to keep them apart at the latest East London Three Faiths Forum meeting.

Teenagers proved they had the gift of the gab as they went head to head in a public speaking competition.

Royal Mail has confirmed South Woodford’s delivery office will be moving to Chingford, despite an MP claiming the Waltham Forest branch is “concerned” about the transfer.

Roll out the red carpet and put on your best frock, there’s a queen arriving in town!

Iain Duncan Smith fears the loss of a busy high street’s post office could spark a mass exodus of nearby businesses unless action is taken.

Children from Snaresbrook Primary School joined creative poetry group The Redbridge Rhymesters for a lively and inspiring workshop, writing and performing poems on the theme of fashion.

A Woodford Green man has been jailed for playing a key role in a gang who blew up ATM machines in railway stations – using gases and petrol – for cash.

A Woodford Green biology teacher shortlisted for a national award says victory will show “all the hard work will have paid off”.

A woman in her 70s has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing Woodford Avenue, in Gants Hill.

Woodford Avenue was closed southbound towards Gants Hill roundabout this afternoon after a man in his 50s was found lying in the road.

A collision between four cars is causing congestion at Redbridge roundabout this morning – despite all occupants avoiding serious injury.

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has issued a rallying cry to residents to support a campaign to save a post office from closure.

A new dance class is starting in Woodford Green which aims to help children with Down’s syndrome improve their physical and social skills.

Expect to see old-fashioned milk floats and glass bottles appearing in the borough soon.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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