Wanstead and Woodford

Yesterday, 13:30

A DJ and television presenter has made a video in which he sings for residents to use their local butchers while KFC’s chicken crisis continues.

A few celebrity faces popped their heads into Robin’s pie and mash shop in Wanstead after it re-opened following an extension to the store.

An electrician has launched an appeal after he had £2,000 worth of tools stolen from his van.

KFC has announced more store closures after delivery problems meant that it ran out of chicken.

A Valentines Ball held by the Mayor of Redbridge raised more than £20,000 for two hospices.

A Gants Hill mosque joined more than 200 others in opening its doors to the non-Muslim community yesterday (Sunday, February 18).

An Ilford college principal was recognised by the Queen for his positive contribution as a commonwealth citizen.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A Woodford Green man who masterminded a counterfeit ID factory and carried out a £1 million online fraud has been jailed along with his accomplices.

From prisoners to patients, support services are growing Redbridge’s non-religious community falling on hard times.

Redbridge runners have the opportunity to pound the pavement with some of the country’s most prolific runners.

The Nath family, who live in Lonsdale Road, said that they hadn’t had any heating, been able to wash, or flush the toilet, and were without any running water from Thursday, February 8. They said that it caused them “huge distress”.

Cyber bullies are being given a taste of their own medicine in as a new Redbridge theatre company put on their first production next month.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the rape of 18-year-old woman in a Wanstead park.

A 58-year-old woman sustained minor injuries after being punched by balaclava-clad burglars who broke into her Woodford Green home.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the rape of 18-year-old woman in a Wanstead park.

Singer/songwriter Leona Lewis took time out of her busy schedule for a surprise visit to Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Redbridge residents are being invited to visit a mosque this weekend as part of a national initiative to foster better community relations.

A petition to reinstate the frequency of a bus serving Wanstead, South Woodford and Whipps Cross hospital has been presented to City Hall.

Fears that the M25 cat killer has struck again have been reignited after police were called to reports of a dead cat found on an Ilford golf course.

Twenty-five firefighters battled to put out two cars which went up in flames in Barkingside.

Redbridge’s 10 most expensive properties each sold for more than £4million last year, figures reveal.

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

1998: A pensioner was saved from the flames of his smoke-filled kitchen fire by his neighbour, an off-duty firefighter.

A 32-year-old Woodford man has been charged with 68 separate shoplifting offences amounting to a total haul of more than £6000.

Nearly one hundred women from Redbridge’s Indian community came together to mark the 68th anniversary of their motherland’s Constitution.

If you think Valentine’s Day is the next seasonal event coming up then you could be mistaken.

Police are investigating a rape which allegedly took place in Wanstead this morning.

Thirteen students from a Woodford Green school have gained places to study at Oxbridge this year.

Six men broke into a Wanstead house and assaulted one of the residents yesterday (February 5).

An “inspirational” solicitor from Wanstead, who has encouraged more than 1,000 girls to try out cricket, has been recognised with a national honour.

Four men wearing balaclavas threatened a resident and his child with a knife during a burglary.

Plans to build a minimum of 16,845 new homes in Redbridge by 2030 have been approved by a government inspector.

A hundred years ago the first women won the vote, thanks to the fight and sacrifice of the suffragettes.

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

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

Redbridge Council’s Conservative group leader Councillor Paul Canal shares what he loves and loathes about the borough

A new youth club is being launched in Wanstead.

Primary and secondary schools in Redbridge are performing better than the national average, according to the latest government figures.

A Redbridge pet cemetery which houses Sir Bruce Forsyth’s beloved Collie, Rusty, has been forced to close after strong winds brought down a large eucalyptus tree.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has stressed it “entirely refutes” allegations made by Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith in Parliament that one of his constituents had been the victim of a supposed cover up.

Heartfelt tributes have poured in for a former mayor and spiritualist church president who died on January, 23, aged 90.

In memory of the Holocaust, hundreds of Redbridge residents gathered to reflect on the power of words to both incite hatred and foster unity.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, January 26, 2018

We ask the people of Redbridge what they love about the borough and what they would change. In the hot seat this week is Goodmayes councillor and cabinet member for finance and support services Kam Rai.

What does a boat in South Park, a toilet in Seven Kings and a Redbridge defibrillator, have in common?


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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