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MPs and peers packed pencil cases with pens and stationary that will be sent to help children in Africa.

A prolific blackmailer from Woodford Green who tried to force the CEO of a well known company to hand over £150,000 has been jailed for more than five years.

From the NHS to Brexit, secondary school pupils are grilling councillors on issues defining their generation as part of Local Democracy Week.

A man has been “slashed” in South Woodford.

The Big Birthday Ball raised a record breaking amount of money for the Woodford Green hospice.

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

On Saturday the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara, came to our church to formally open the Woodford Festival, which continues in full swing until this Sunday.

Shaz Hetherington has so far raised £30,000 for Brain Tumour Research in the name of her husband David, who died of a brain tumour at the age of 39.

A new 6.5km cycle route between Wanstead Flats and Barkingside has been launched.

For more than 60 years a boxing club has been helping young people in the borough, but now it needs yours.

A music event in Wanstead could be the biggest urban music gathering in London after organisers submitted revised plans for a six-day festival with a 50,000 audience capacity.

Redbridge Council is planning to spend £300,000 replacing street lamps in South Woodford and Wanstead over fears 2,150 could become “structurally unstable”.

Police were called to the Nightingale Pub yesterday (Monday, October 8).

From organ donation to rituals and practices, members of the borough’s Jewish communities and beyond gathered at a Newbury Park synagogue came together to discuss death.

A woman has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a flat in Hainault.

Wanstead Village councillors joined the Breaking Point campaign calling on the prime minister to end austerity for local authorities.

Two Redbridge restaurants have been recognised with national and internaitonal awards for their mouth-watering culinary concoctions.

The Woodford Festival made a triumphant return to Redbridge this weekend, with attendees happy to brave Saturday’s rain to come out in numbers.

More than eight police cars pulled up at the junction of Woodford Avenue and Lechmere Avenue last night.

Data from TotallyMoney has revealed the most affordable and the most expensive places to live in London.

With comments such as “house is on a quiet street of Cranbrook Road” and “interior is nicely done” I could almost be reading the review section of Airbnb.

Video: Clayhall Park adult playground opens

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Clayhall Park’s adult playground was officially opened with a set of very impressive chin-ups.

The Woodford Festival starts at the weekend with more than 100 live performances of art, music, theatre and poetry.

More than 100 walkers in bright pink T-shirts descended on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in memory of a Woodford Green husband and father who died from a brain tumour.

A child was hit by a car in Clayhall.

It most commonly occurs in young children, but everyone is at risk of contracting meningitis and the consequences can be fatal.

Some residents in Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest could be given free concert tickets if music festivals are allowed to take place on Wanstead Flats.

October is Black History Month and in celebration Redbridge has a packed programme of events, talks and activities to foster an understanding of black history and honour black contributions to society. Here is a list of some of the exciting events on offer.

A mostly free festival celebrating the art of storytelling is coming to the borough.

Permit parking could be introduced to 90 roads in Ilford, after Redbridge Council confirmed it will be holding a consultation on the idea.

Each year around 70 people are killed or seriously injured on Redbridge’s roads.

A drain cleaning lorry and two cars were destroyed by a fire in a residential South Woodford street on Wednesday (September 26).

Two Ilford residents have already been fined for not putting their rubbish in red bin liners following the introduction of an anti fly-tipping pilot scheme on Monday (September 24).

More than 100 children and adults attended the carnival with all proceeds going to Haven House in Woodford Green.

The people behind Love Box are hoping to hold a six-day music festival on Wanstead Flats in summer 2019 with acts such as Jess Glynne, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra and the Stereophonics.

Volunteers from South Woodford donned their t-shirts, trainers, and tiaras to take part in a 10k night walk for people in need of a charity’s specialist end of life care services.

More than a hundred people of all faiths and none marched to many of the borough’s places of worship in a display of peace and unity.

A fire has damaged 10 per cent of the kitchen of a Clayhall home.

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

As Muslims across the globe observe the holy month of Muharram, a Wanstead faith leader has called on the country to campaign against the persecution of minorities.

Not all superheroes wear capes and not all wonder women prance about in blue hotpants and gold encrusted headdresses (though they can if they want to of course).

A courageous 11-year-old who muzzled an “out-of-control” dog after it mauled four of his playmates – two of whom were taken to hospital – is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

More than 100 cadets and family members came together for the unveiling of a memorial in honour of an RAF pilot killed in a crash two years ago aged 25.

The mayor’s charity festival at the weekend was raising money for ELHAP - the adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities.

“We had a gap in our family and she has perfectly filled it.”

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