Wanstead and Woodford

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A fight broke out in South Woodford prompting a nearby primary school go into “lock down”.

Two 24-year-old drug dealers from Clayhall and Woodford Green have been jailed for a total of six years and eight months between them.

Politicians and faith leaders are rallying together in support of a vital Woodford Green disabilities charity struggling to fund its services.

A man was rushed to hospital with burns to his face, arms and legs after a blaze took hold in a Clayhall home in the early hours of this morning.

The Mayor of Redbridge hit the dancefloor on Friday to raise money for charity in her first ever danceathon.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked and robbed of her bag in South Woodford.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A dad whose daughter has been receiving treatment for a rare type of cancer is raising money for Haven House Children’s Hospice, Woodford Green.

After pulling out from last year’s race because of injury, Andrew Yuill returned to take on the London Marathon to raise £2,000 in support of Haven House Children’s Hospice.

A Woodford Green runner who is famous for tackling the marathon in a green telephone costume will be hoping to complete his half century in London.

A South Woodford couple are taking on the London marathon together for a cause very close to their hearts.

A Woodford Green man who claimed he could cure cancer with blood tests and food has been handed a £17,250 court bill.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, April 20, 2018

Award-winning photographer Stefan Rousseau has a debut exhibition of his pictures until April 22 at Eightyfour, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead

Faith groups can play a unique part in tackling soaring crime, according to a Wanstead clergyman.

Two tutors from Goodmayes held an award ceremony to recognise their pupils’ grammar school successes.

Just as the warm weather kicks in, Redbridge Council has announced that the iconic water fountains in Valentines Park, Ilford and George Green, Wanstead could be reopened.

The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage in South Woodford next week.

Syringes and drug paraphernalia are littering streets in Wanstead.

A South Woodford restaurant has reached the finals of the London Curry Awards in three categories.

Blossoming bluebells are being embraced by a Wanstead community group as summer draws closer.

A 23-year old Ilford man accused of murder has been acquitted, while a 21-year-old drug dealer who pressured other defendants not to “snitch” has been convicted of murder.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Haven House Children’s Hospice will hold its first women’s 10k Sparkle Walk next month with glitter galore.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

A Wanstead brother and sister are calling on musicians and traders in the community to help resurrect a neighbourhood music festival this summer.

Guide dogs at a Woodford Green training school have received a handsome £1,150 donation from an Essex caravanning club.

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 jury will soon begin deliberations in the case of a man from Ilford who is accused of stabbing a drug addict to death.

An Ilford man accused of stabbing a drug addict to death is “no angel”, but doesn’t deserve to be wrongfully handed a life sentence, his defence lawyer insisted.

Wanstead residents are being called on to plant flower beds beneath trees to help nuture the borough’s birds, butterflies and bees.

Passover is being marked this week by both Jewish and non-Jewish residents across the borough.

An award-winning Wanstead press photographer who has travelled the globe snapping prime ministers from Tony Blair to Theresa May is hosting his debut exhibition in his home town.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

1998: Two heroic Hainault pensioners were praised by police after jumping into action to save the life of their neighbour after he collapsed.

A South Woodford school pupil has been awarded an international prize for a short story inspired by ending conflict through recognition of common values shared across the globe.

Eagle-eyed residents are being called upon to help protect the borough’s hedgehog population.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron visited a Woodford school to give an assembly about the National Citizens Service (NCS) to students last week.

Woodford Green pupils busted out their best dance moves to raise money for charity.

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).

The owner of a bagel business said he would not move voluntarily after a planning application was submitted to covert his rented premises into a private medical clinic.

Residents will be able to make a splash this summer as a new £4million pool nears completion in Goodmayes.

1998: A fire ripped through a Redbridge teenager’s bedroom after she inhaled incense in a bizarre attempt to increase her brain power.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A South Woodford man has been jailed for abusing a nine-year-old girl when he was 11.


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