Wanstead and Woodford

A 21-year-old from Woodford Green and another man from Manor Park have been charged with murdering a 28-year-old in Havering.

Eyewitnesses have described the terrifying moment that a fatal shooting unfolded in a quiet residential street in Ilford.

A man who sustained eye damage after being rear-ended and sprayed with a noxious chemical in South Woodford, wants to warn residents about possible attacks.

A councillor has spoken up about safety concerns at a rubbish tip, after a Redbridge Council employee allegedly dumped asbesdos and a hot exhast pipe almost caused a fire.

Three men have gone on trial charged with the murder of Abdifatah “Abdi” Sheikhey who was shot dead in Ilford in March.

A teenager has been left with “life-changing injuries” after a stabbing in Woodford Green.

Angry residents are “disgusted” about a large fly-tip which is blighting a popular river footpath.

More than £59,000 worth of cannabis plants were discovered when police raided an address in Woodford Green.

Inspectors have noted a slight improvement in services at Whipps Cross Hospital, but still have major concerns about the hospital’s surgery facilities.

Two primary schools in Redbridge will be subject to an air quality audit to help protect pupils from toxic fumes.

A fiery meeting about the future of policing in Redbridge saw residents and councillors unite against proposals to sell two police stations.

Return of Wanstead art trail

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The eighth annual Art Trail Wanstead – the borough’s biggest visual art event – is showcasing the work of up to 150 artists at 50 venues.

Budding young firefighters got the chance to try on equipment and slide down a pole at a fire station open day.

An annual community Eid fair designed to help those in need was a total success, according to its organiser.

A host of mayors in their robes and chains of office gathered in Woodford Green for the Mayor of Redbridge’s civic service.

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

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal says the authority is working with Kenneth More Theatre management to find lease arrangements that will ensure its viability.

An M&S Simply Food will open in Wanstead High Street on Tuesday, October 10, welcoming customers with a glass of fizz.

An Ilford man has been jailed for three years for his part in a spate of armed robberies that terrorised banks and bookmakers across Redbridge for two months last year.

Discover the architectural gems on your doorstep with the return of an event all about celebrating the capital’s innovation and heritage.

Wanstead’s annual dose of theatre, music and entertainment returns for its fifth year this Saturday.

A senior coroner has filed a damning report to the director of public health after a botched radiological procedure led to the death of a 77-year-old grandfather.

Neighbours marked the end of the school summer holidays with a sun-soaked street party.

Have you say on the future of policing in Redbridge.

The Central line has been suspended between Woodford and Hainault due to a signal failure at Woodford.

A pair of moped riders mounted a pavement to snatch a pedestrian’s mobile phone.

A Woodford Green care home has started using animals and birds as part of therapy for its elderly residents.

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Last winter many Wanstead residents and business owners reacted with consternation to an experimental parking scheme, imposing a permit scheme on the area for an 18-month period.

Standing in the middle of an industrial estate with an accountant, teacher and statistician was not how I envisioned my Wednesday evening – and I’ve had some crazy Wednesday evenings – yet here we all were down an alleyway in South Woodford.

A blue eyed boy from Chigwell has been crowned winner of the Mini Mr British Empire UK contest.

Police chased knife wielding men from Woodford Green to Chigwell after they failed to stop.

This is the “face melter” acid that can burn and maim people in seconds – and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

“And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself,” remarks Lady Dedlock in Charles Dickens’ famed novel Bleak House.

It was a good day for students and staff at Woodford County High School with 99percent of pupils attaining A-C in their GCSE results.

John Lewis in Westfield Stratford. A branch on the Bodgers site would attract shoppers to Ilford. Picture: ELLIE HOSKINS

In our latest Q&A with Redbridge residents, we spoke to community and health campaigner Helen Zammett.

Screams of joy could be heard as pupils picked up their GCSE envelopes at Beal High School.

Pupils at Wanstead High School celebrated getting their GCSE results today, with a significant number getting the very highest grades.

Woodbridge High School has said it is extremely pleased with its GCSE results, despite “turbulence” due to the new grading system.

Cladding on a second building in Redbridge has failed safety checks following the Grenfell Tower fire, it can be revealed.

A girls’ team cricket coach has been shortlisted for a community service award at a prestigious Asian awards ceremony.

Starting school is a milestone for every youngster - but it’s particularly incredible for four-year-old Amelia Halfyard.

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

Cllr Joyce Ryan, Alan Mackensie and football legend Jimmy Greaves all supported the Oakfield campaign.

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