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Wanstead and Woodford

Saturday, May 27, 2017

With fresh seafood, perfectly spiced curries and crisp naan breads, dinner at Grand Trunk Road certainly is a culinary journey.

A car fire near Newbury Park is causing chaos on A12, with the eastbound carriageway forced to close.

Recorder reporters Ralph Blackburn and Beth Wyatt joined Time 107.5 FM’s Steve Allen for this week’s East London News Review.

A new animated film has been created to show that hospices aren’t filled with “doom and gloom” and to raise awareness of the support they provide.

Talented 18-year-old Lauren Sandell died from meningitis W in the same month she was scheduled to have a free vaccination against the virus.

Watch our Facebook Live hustings as the candidates for Ilford South answer your questions.

A Redbridge secondary school teacher has said children studying today “will be like a lost generation”, at a campaign event against school cuts.

If you had the chance to ask your future MP a question, what would it be?

Heard the joke about a man that drove legally down a road?

Children and adult hospices need to work closer together to avoid young people “falling through the gaps”, a patron of Haven House has warned.

The cause of a house fire is under investigation after 20 firefighters battled the blaze on Monday night.

Families and friends made the most of the baking hot weekend sun, and enjoyed an array of live music at the first Wanstead Park festival of the year.

Campaigning for June’s general election has been temporarily suspended following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

A Woodford Green GP surgery that failed to provide curtains in consulting areas and had reception staff fill in to take blood pressure readings has been rated inadequate.

More than a thousand fundraisers were bathed in glorious sunshine – and colourful bubbles – as they tackled a 5km course.

The teenagers are asking for help as they seek to learn more about the contribution of their ancestors in the First World War.

Ilford’s streets may be lined with high-rise flats, housing developments and shops more than remnants of eras gone by, but the town has a varied history, from its origins in the ancient era as part of Barking parish, to its centuries of rural domesticity and the house building and population boom of the 20th century.

The Wanstead Players are preparing to bring suspenseful thriller House Guest to life at the Kenneth More Theatre.

A man who ran a string of brothels, trafficked women and controlled their profiles on adult websites has been jailed.

A number of general election candidates have shared their views on how Redbridge’s older population should be properly cared for.

Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting?

The borough’s thriving heritage scene includes groups dedicated to protecting, and sharing, tales from the past. Here the Woodford and Wanstead historical societies share insights into their varied activities.

A man has died after being hit by an eastbound central line train at Woodford Tube Station this morning.

Volunteers donned gloves and overalls to help members of the borough’s nature conservation team tidy a park last week.

The results of the parking consultation in Wanstead will not be released by Redbridge Council until after the general election, due to reporting restrictions.

A contentious plan to allow a fine dining restaurant to remain open until 2am has been rejected by Redbridge Council.

In celebration of Local Newspaper Week, which runs until Sunday, three community figures have shared their thoughts on how the Recorder’s work has made a difference.

With the general election fast approaching, the candidates are launching their campaigns as they battle for a seat in the House of Commons.

With the general election fast approaching, the candidates are launching their campaigns as they battle for a seat in the House of Commons.

A Redbridge police officer has been cleared of fraud charges, in relation to his role in the Met’s Police Federation.

A wartime ambulance driver was joined by her family and friends as she celebrated her 100th birthday last week with a traditional tea party.

The future of the much loved Aldersbrook Community Centre could be in doubt, after Newham Council takes over the hall’s management in June.

Labour’s Ilford North candidate Wes Streeting said he ambushed a Tory campaign event with Jeremy Hunt to ask him to “reverse” the closure of King George’s A&E.

The closure of King George Hospital’s A&E, which is proposed for 2019, will not happen “in the forseeable future” according to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting?

The Green Party have revealed the three candidates they hope will snatch shock election wins in Redbridge.

A restaurant that wants to stay open until 2am has been accused by worried residents of trying to secretly turn itself into a nightclub.

A driver managed to leap out of his car with only seconds to spare, before it exploded and was engulfed with flames “as high as a lorry”.

Pooches from across the borough competed to become top dog in Wanstead at the annual show in Christ Church on Sunday.

A travel agency has won an industry award for the second year in a row.

Laura Farris, a discrimination barrister from south London who supported Remain, has been selected as the Tories’ candidate for Leyton and Wanstead.

A pastor who admitted making and possessing indecent images of children has been jailed.

Conservative candidate for Woodford Green Iain Duncan Smith has mocked Diane Abbott by rapping live on air to Eminem.

A parish is calling on church leaders to allow their vicar to carry out same-sex marriages.

Redbridge Museum, based in the Central Library, Ilford, is the community history museum for the borough, managed by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. For Local History Month, running throughout May, Redbridge Museum and Heritage Service manager Gerard Greene shares some thoughts on what it’s like to work there.

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Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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