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Long-awaited safety improvements on one of the borough’s busiest roundabouts will go ahead next year, it has been confirmed.

Redbridge’s recently bereaved are finding comfort in tea, coffee and conversation at a series of drop-in cafés taking place in two Anglican churches.

“Dangerous” lighting conditions may see Ilford Football Club fined or closed, its chairman claims.

A Wanstead woman is calling on Westfield Stratford City to have a robust evacuation plan after her 70-year-old mother was injured in a stampede of “mass panic” when thousands of people “ran for their lives” during a fire alarm.

Now that we have reached mid-November we can officially start the Christmas countdown.

A brave 12-year-old pupil is delivering a presentation to the whole of her school about living with sickle cell disease.

As the brass band played the haunting notes of the Last Post, residents may have been in South Woodford but they were transported to every field, trench and combat zone where military personnel fought for the country’s freedoms.

Sir Lenny Henry has crowned a Redbridge rugby club the winners of a prestigious national award.

Crowds gathered around Wanstead War Memorial on Sunday, November 12, to remember those who fought and died in war.

A Polish pilot who flew out of RAF Fairlop during the Second World War was given a special mention at the Fairlop Waters Remembrance service on Saturday, November 11.

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

On October 31 I organised a debate in parliament, calling on the Post Office to reconsider proposals to close the Crown branch in South Woodford after the announcement of its closure earlier this year.

A five-year-old boy sustained life-threatening injuries during a car crash in South Woodford.

Redbridge schools, community centres and groups are signing up to join a Jewish-led day of social action in Redbridge.

Police found two knives and a “punch knife” during an early morning drugs raid in Wanstead.

Iain Duncan Smith is calling on Redbridge Council to reconsider a development in Woodford Green, which the ombudsman is investigating over the planning process.

A Redbridge care company offering home visits to vulnerable elderly residents has allegedly been struck by staff walkouts after a payment dispute.

Will you be a red-faced Rudolph or a suave Santa?

After a £20,000 refurbishment, a pizza and pasta restaurant is reopening its doors to the public.

A Barkingside restaurant fire, which six fire engines tackled this morning (November 9) hopes to reopen within a month.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled a blaze in Barkingside this morning (November 9).

A firework which “sounded like a bomb” was thrown at a family’s home in South Woodford.

Police in Redbridge are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 17-year-old girl from Woodford Green.

Five men have been sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for their roles in laundering at least £6.9million from a base in Woodford Green.

The parents of a seven-year-old girl with an incurable brain tumour are hoping that she will be able to travel abroad for vital treatment next week.

A pensioner received the “best service” from strangers who came to her rescue after falling in the street.

Thousands of people celebrated Guy Fawkes’ Night with a fireworks display at Wanstead Flats.

People of all religions and none will join together for a day of doing good as part of Mitzvah Day - which sees residents give back to the community.​

Police are urgently appealing for information and witnesses after a 78-year-old man was killed in a hit and run car crash in South Woodford yesterday.

A teacher from Woodbridge High School says he experienced “the best and worst humanity has to offer”, during a week of volunteering with a refugee support group in Calais.

The battle to save the George Lane Post Office from closure continued this week with MP Iain Duncan Smith leading a debate in Parliament over the issue.

A drug dealer from Gants Hill has been jailed for more than four years for dealing Class A drugs.

Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. Here are some of the best places to enjoy Guy Fawkes fun and see the skies light up.

Soldiers past and present will be in the community’s thoughts next weekend, as a number of services are held to mark Remembrance Day.

Barkingside Police Station will shut by the end of the year, it was confirmed this morning, leaving Redbridge with one remaining police station – in Ilford.

A charity is holding a pamper day to raise funds to support families who are affected by the loss of a child.

Five hundred children and adults helped raise more than £6,700 for Haven House Children’s Hospice on Sunday, October 29 by taking part in the third annual Pumpkin Plod.

Wanstead peace campaigner Sarah Hipperson, who was one of the longest residents at the anti-nuclear Greenham Common protest, has celebrated her 90th birthday.

If you are one of those people who hide behind the sofa when watching a horror film, east London may not be the place for you.

Two people made a daring dash across a roof to escape a house fire in Ilford yesterday.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This week we speak to Mark Glazer, the chairman of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch. Mark is a South Woodford resident with his family, and has lived in the borough for 59 years.

Think you know what is going on in your area?

With beds in domestic violence refuges massively oversubcribed and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE discovers hundreds of battered women in Redbridge are being housed in B&Bs

A knife-wielding man who threatened a Tube worker after they asked him to step back from the edge of the platform has been sentenced.

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