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Iain Duncan Smith has said the NHS

The NHS “crisis” is being caused because patients are going to A&E for ailments that would have been treated by a GP 20 years ago, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Danielle Tiplady, 29

A petition campaigning against the government’s one per cent pay rise cap has reached more than 100,000 signatures, the level at which Parliament can debate it.

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.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

The leader of the council has vowed to continue to pressure Transport for London (TFL) to bring forward construction work at Charlie Brown’s roundabout.

Roy Webb, Simon Pitts and captain Paul Evans hold the cheque at Woodford Golf Club on Monday.

A golf club raised more than £500 in honour of a former member who sadly died of cancer eight years ago.

Cllr Lloyd Duddridge, Redbridge Council chief executive Andy Donald, Cllr Jas Athwal, Cllr Hugh Cleaver and Cllr Paul Canal attended the local forum yesterday

The council was put under pressure yesterday afternoon as residents pushed for further enforcement against fly-tippers in the borough.

Whipps Cross Hospital, in Leytonstone, cancelled 28 urgent operations in November. Photo: PA

A backlog of medical results are still being processed by Barts Health Trust after it was hit by a cyber attack.

Ilyas Hussain, one of three triplets, recently represented Great Britain in the Taekwondo World Championships, held in Vancouver and is a potential Olympian of the future. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A 15-year-old boy is back in training after suffering defeat by the narrowest of margins at a martial arts competition in Vancouver.

Prospect Hall in South Woodford, where Redbridge Council tried to ban music after 10.30pm in 1977. Photo: Google Maps.

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

Students at Woodbridge High School were excited to trial the technology

Several classes of lucky pupils proved that children really are the future as they were given the chance to trial the latest innovation in virtual reality which could transform how they learn.

Whipps Cross Hospital, in Leytonstone, cancelled 28 urgent operations in November. Photo: PA

An A&E serving thousands of people across Wanstead and Woodford has been hit hard by what one charity executive dubbed “a humanitarian crisis”.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

Passionate residents and councillors last night pleaded with Transport for London (TfL) to bring in crossings at Charlie Brown’s roundabout before 2018.

The Post Office in George Lane, South Woodford, which has been earmarked for closure. Photo: Google Maps.

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has pledged to oppose plans to close a much-loved Post Office.

Wanstead High Street, where Redbridge Council want to introduce pay and display machines.

Redbridge Council has “substantially” changed controversial parking plans in Wanstead, following pressure from residents, the Recorder can reveal.

Swing Train class in action. Picture: Swing Patrol

An innovative style of cardio fitness featured on BBC Two’s Dragon’ Den made its exclusive debut in the borough last weekend.

The crime scene in Gants Hill that Odongo was trying to walk through when he assaulted the Pc.

A man who punched a policeman twice while drunkenly trying to walk through a crime scene with cocaine and cannabis has been handed a one-month curfew.

Huge queues outside Ilford station during today's Tube strike. Picture: Zahra Chaudhry

The Tube strike has caused chaos for commuters across Redbridge, as travellers were stopped from entering Ilford station due to overcrowding.

Joint Rabbi's David Hulbert & Richard Jacobi, co-chair of EL&ELS Shirley Forbes,  Chairman of  Liberal Judaism Simon Benscher  and fellow co-chair of EL&ELS  Bob Kamall

Members of Woodford Liberal Synagogue and Bet Tikvah Synagogue officially become the East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue on New Year’s Day.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday night. Photo: @MostAuthentic

The second trial of a 17-year-old boy, accused of stabbing to death his former friend outside a birthday party, begins at the Old Bailey today.

Rev P J Beech of Holy Trinity Church, in Hermon Hill, South Woodford.

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

Model Casey Batchelor is trading hot coals, seen here, with icy water to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice. Photo: Aastha Gill/Haven House

A famous model has promised to swim five lengths in freezing water as part of Haven House Children’s Hospice’s new year’s fundraising challenge.

Grange Avenue in Woodford Green has been closed since yesterday lunchtime due to a broken water main. Photo: Google Maps

A road has now been closed for more than 24 hours after a water main burst yesterday lunchtime.

Floral tributes left for the woman who was knocked down by a lorry while trying to cross the Southend Road at Charlie Brown's roundabout.

The leader of Redbridge council has written to London’s deputy mayor of transport to seek assurances long-awaited improvements at Charlie Brown’s roundabouts will go ahead.

Young Citizen of the Year nominee Floriane Fidegnon

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award set to be crowned in March, we unveil the last of our inspirational finalists.

Discarded Christmas trees next to overflowing bins

As the festive season draws to a close, Redbridge Council will pick up trees between January 2 and 13.

The Eastside Community Heritage have launched an exhibition on Jewish migration at Sinclair House.Judith Garfield MBE and Cllr Alan Weinberg MBE both on the far right with other members of Eastside Community Heritage at the launch

A new exhibition exploring the history and influence of the Jewish community in Redbridge offers an insight into the lives of those who first migrated to the area.

The station at Fairlop. One bedroom flats near the station are the cheapest rentals in the borough, at £129 a week. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

It’s one of the biggest dilemmas of urban living. We all want to live a bit closer to work, but still want to find somewhere affordable to call home.

Some of the Recorder's stories from 2016: The Redbridge Council parking scandal, the new Wanstead and Woodford Recorder and the EU referendum.

The last year has been hailed as one of the most explosive politically in a generation, and Redbridge was certainly not short of big stories.

Young Citizen nominee Zakiyya Hall

“Keep your head up. Not everyone is against you,” said Zakiyya Hall, a young man who uses his care experience to positively influence other young people.

David Tyrrell with his award winning print An Evening Stroll and judge Marilyn Steward. Picture: Chris Saunders

A beautiful shot of a couple strolling as the sun sets has won a photography club’s final competition of the year.

Olivia Little, 8, with her new walker, which could help to walk and give her independence. Picture: Natasha Little

A nine-year-old girl, who suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition, has been given a life changing early Christmas present – a new walker.

Ledley King, Sivan Sherabayani and Dele Alli. Picture: Alex Wallace

A football coach who runs a local soccer school for toddlers has been commemorated with his very own personalised comic strip by the Premier League.

Gants Hill Sauna, the previous name of the massage parlour.

A sauna, which was previously used as a “brothel” according to police, has been denied a massage licence by Redbridge Council.

London Underground could strike tomorrow.

A Tube strike set to hit commuters has been called off.

Lord Jenkin of Roding, MP for Wanstead and Woodford for 23 years, has died aged 90. Picture: PA

Present and past politicians from Redbridge have been paying tribute to Lord Jenkin of Roding, who died yesterday aged 90.

Aryeh Levinson, Rabbi Muller's son Yitzy and Rabbi Sufrin at the menorah

A menorah dedicated to a late Rabbi has been erected in the middle of a roundabout thanks to the efforts of his son and the Jewish community.

Lord Jenkin of Roding, MP for Wanstead and Woodford for 23 years, has died aged 90. Picture: PA

Lord Jenkin of Roding, who served as Conservative MP for Wanstead and Woodford for 23 years, has died aged 90, his family have announced.

Members of the Seven Kings Lions including the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Gurdial Bhamra giving away Christmas presents at the Newbridge Special Needs School

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the borough, one group planned a giveaway unlike any other.

Wanstead High Street

A dispute over plans to introduce pay and display machines along Wanstead High Street next February continues.

The Ilford Hospital Chapel was the scene of an historic find in 1956.

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

Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

A lack of compassion, staff shortages across the board and accusations of bullying were just some of the concerns raised in a damning report on Whipps Cross hospital.

Bridge over A406

There are heavy delays on the A406 in both directions this afternoon following two separate incidents.

Left to right: Gurmail Singh from Southall, race director Harmander Singh, Manjit Singh from Ilford who came second in the half marathon, second place winner Fiona Critchley from Braintree, 22K  first place winner Patricia O'Neill from Wanstead, third place winner Josh Stephens from South Woodford and Sukhjinder Singh from Ilford all took part in the Sikhs In The City annual Dawn to Dusk Race.

Keep-fit enthusiasts were out in force last week, taking part in Sikhs In The City’s fourth annual Dawn to Dusk Race.

Minister for skills visits Haven House

Staff at a children’s hospice have been praised for their hard work and effort by the minister for skills.

Cub Scouts from the Epping Forest South District

Nearly 200 Cubs from Wanstead and Woodford celebrated the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouting last week with a special party.

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