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A care home in Wanstead is to close temporarily to allow the old building to be entirely redeveloped to provide a complete care experience for Redbridge’s elderly residents.

The Central line will receive a fleet of 92 new, shiny, air conditioned trains.

Transport for London (TfL) unveiled proposals for Charlie Brown’s Roundabout to improve safety and address traffic flow.

A resident says more needs to be done to hold to account “absentee” landlords, who let their properties fall into disrepair and don’t deal with anti-social tenants.

Pupils, parents and teachers all pitched in to ensure Downshall Primary School’s annual summer fair was a success.

This team of knitters are helping to spread some goodness around the world by knitting hundreds of blankets for British people in need.

A 47-year-old man is in critical condition following a serious crash on the A406 eastbound.

Bookworms won’t be short of a good read after Wanstead Library reopened this weekend with a brand new look.

Under proposals being put out to consultation, Woodford Police Station may be sold, while the front counter at Barkingside Police Station could be closed to the public.

The A406 North Circular is blocked off eastbound whilst emergency services attend after a three vehicle crash.

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

An Ilford resident was motivated to direct his own film after a chance run in with Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel.

There will be a mass exodus of Catholics leaving Redbridge for Norfolk at the end of the month.

Schoolchildren, care home residents, toddlers and parents came together to decorate cakes and raise funds for Jewish Care last Thursday.

Book lovers will be relieved to learn that Wanstead library is set to reopen tomorrow with a dazzling new look.

Bus services across east London could change under Transport for London’s plans to create better links with the Elizabeth line.

A 17-year-old volunteer has impressed her colleagues with the patience and care she has shown helping children with autism and ADHD.

This is the moment a cyclist was knocked over his handlebars in Woodford Green after a gang of teenagers pushed a bike in front of his path.

A school’s celebration of multicultural harmony last week saw students, teachers and parents get together for an evening of food, fun and fashion.

After residents lost everything they own in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, students in Redbridge have been helping young people return to school.

With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

You won’t be able to bank upon seeing the same businesses on Wanstead High Street come November.

Police are looking for a gang who sprayed acid in three teenagers’ faces before punching them to the ground and leaving one with a fractured skull.

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

A group of six phenomenal female vocalists took the stage on BBC One’s Pitch Battle, competing against 30 of the country’s best choirs and vocal groups.

A mix of established and up-and-coming poets will be coming to Redbridge for an evening of inspiring poetry.

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault against a man on the London Underground have now linked the offence to a second one earlier this year.

A driver from South Woodford who threw a cigarette stub in the street has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to pay a £75 fine.

There are Pride flags everywhere you look, gay rights posters have filled the corridors and nearly every student has a rainbow drawn on their cheek.

Beautiful Wanstead Flats has been “absolutely trashed” by a fly-tipping epidemic, angry residents have claimed.

Splashes of sunshine and a variety of cakes marked the second street party organised by neighbours in Woodford Green last weekend.

A dog walker was threatened with a gun and viciously attacked by three men on Wanstead Flats, after his hound had been mauled by their Staffordshire bull terrier.

A Wanstead mum-of-two is adding a splash of colour to the town with a new series of bright prints she has unveiled.

A 78-year-old woman who fractured her ankles and was admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital said she “felt like throwing herself under a bus.”

An impressive £18,000 was raised at Haven House Children’s Hospice’s summer fayre on Sunday.

If you go down to the woods today you might not find a teddy bear’s picnic, but instead a fantastic Shakespeare production performed between the trees.

Residents can now have their say on Transport for London (TfL) plans to make Charlie Brown’s Roundabout safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Young bookworms gathered at the town hall last week for an annual celebration of children’s literature.

The creator of Facebook said he hopes to turn the social media website into a “church” which could “bring the world closer together.”

A woman who relied on the generosity of blood donors for transfusions across a four-year period, has joined the NHS in urging more black people to register.

The Recorder is relaunching its Young Citizen Award today to recognise the inspirational young people in Redbridge and the amazing work they do.

A mum-of-three is holding special fundraising sessions for a seven-year-old girl suffering from a rare brain tumour – who she has never met.

The Mayor of London today announced that South Woodford Tube station will have disabled access installed by 2020.

Knives, knuckle dusters, class A drugs, cash,and an imitation fireram have been seized by police after a house in Wanstead was raided by police yesterday.

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