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Isaac with his parents Rachel and Steven Brodie.

A father from north London has helped raise more than £20,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice in memory of his baby son.

Gemma Zinyama with girls from Mifumi village

A keen traveller has been spent a week in Uganda helping under-privileged schoolchildren after winning a workplace competition.

Janie Torrance with instructors

The family of a severely disabled child worked up a sweat this weekend as they helped raise £500 for the hospice which supports him.

Councillor Gwyneth Deakin and residents next to Charlie Brown's roundabout by Chigwell Road after successfully campaigning for a pedestrian crossing in 2014.

Upcoming work to improve the safety of pedestrians at one of the borough’s biggest roundabouts has sparked a row between councillors.

Fire at Park Hotel in Cranbrook Road, Ilford (credit: The Indians in London Group)

A large blaze destroyed the roof of a hotel, which was under refurbishment, in Cranbrook Road on Saturday evening.

Pc Mohammed Mahroof with the Somalian refugees he worked closely with.

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

Cllr Colin Cronin with petition, other councillors and residents in the high street.

A petition has been set up to combat the growing problem of anti-social behaviour in one of the borough’s high streets.

Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A Forest Academy student has triumphed in her A-level exams, despite spending nine months working from hospital and caring for her mother suffering with severe brain cancer.

A Woodbridge High School student pleased with his results.

Students at Woodbridge High School can officially put down their pens and get ready to party after achieving “excellent” A-level results.

Bancroft's students who got straight A*s celebrating A-level results success.

Celebrations have begun at Bancroft’s School on A-level exam results day, after ten students got in to Oxbridge universities.

Heron Mews  (Picture: Google)

A man who featured in the Recorder three years ago for waiting 11 years for a council flat has been found guilty for illegally subletting it.

The Summer Reading Challenge programme at Ken Aston Square with a performance by storyteller John Kirk

Children were encouraged to bring one of the world’s most beloved stories to life as part of a national campaign on Saturday.

Taxi Driver and Chair of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Andy Kavanagh pictured with his cab in Ilford

Black cab drivers are celebrating the arrival of the night tube which they say will be a welcome boost to their industry.

Good service on all TfL tube lines and rail network, congestion at Ardleigh Green Road junction, Harold Wood due to roadworks

Gang police were called to Strode Road, Forest Gate, on Wednesday night.

Redbridge Police recorded the biggest fall in reported crime across London last year, new statistics have revealed.

Staff at the newly opened Ginger Pig butchers in Wanstead High Street.  Manager Liam Moore, area manager Lynsey Coughlan, Benito Franco, Monika Peleckaite and Paul Serban

“If you asked me a month ago my answer would have been different,” said fishmonger Kevin Murphy, when I quizzed him about the state of Wanstead High Street.

Christopher Biggins, ambassador for Haven House Children's Hospice, entering the Celebrity Big Brother house. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images

A charity chief has voiced his disappointment about alleged offensive comments made by Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) star, Christopher Biggins.

Scott Lau outside Parliament where he haas been campaigning for greater funding

The father of a six-year-old girl with an incurable childhood cancer is calling for the government to fund more research into the rare illness.

Kevin Wright and his winning image entitled 'Tai Chi: Body and Mind' won a Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society competition.

A striking image evoking the gentle movements of a martial art form has landed an amateur photographer a competition win.

Firefighters were called to cut a woman out of a car following an accident in Hall Lane earlier today. Picture: PA images

A fire that partially damaged two floors of a maisonette in South Woodford yesterday appears to have been the result of a freak accident caused by sunlight reflecting off a glass ashtray.

The Redbridge Museum putting on a family show called 'Ship Ahoy' about the rivers and the sea. Timi Ayorinde, 4, Cherish Neves and Jordan Ayorinde, both 2

Young land lubbers are invited to learn about the borough’s swashbuckling past in a new exhibition.

An Ilford man has been given a suspended sentence for exposing himself on the Bakerloo line.

An Ilford North MP has branded the reduction of morning rush-hour trains on the Central Line’s Woodford via Hainault line as “unacceptable”.

A fire in Claybury park set two acres of scrubland alight but firefighters and police were quick to respond Photo:MPS Redbridge

Firefighters are currently working to put out a fire in two acres of scrubland in Claybury Park - an area the Fire Brigade described as “the size of 32 tennis courts”.

Tory leader and Bridge ward councillor Paul Canal with angry local residents protesting against the continued closure of Ray Park footbridge. Photograph: Angela Sims

Demands for a park footbridge to be repaired have been ramped up – a year after it was closed over safety concerns.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way

A Muslim leader has insisted plans to redevelop a mosque are not about increasing visitor numbers, but transforming an “unsightly” building.

The junction of Woodford New Road and Chelmsford Road, South Woodford, where a motocyclist collided with a car yesterday. Picture: Google

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision with a car in South Woodford yesterday.

Publishers Ruth Killeen and Clifford Marker with their award

An independent publishers, whose authors include contract mercenaries, ex-mobsters and tattoo artists, has won a national literary prize.

Firefighters battling flames at the block of flats in Oakhall Court, off Harrier Avenue, Wanstead. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Two people were taken to hospital after a fire completely destroyed a flat in an apartment block.

Congestion on A127, A13 and North Circular and Harrier Avenue in Wanstead is closed.

Speakers at the Anti-Semitism: Should We Be Concerned? event at the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue in Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill. From left to right: Cllr Alan Weinberg, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting,  Rony Yedidia-Clein and Russell Langer

Anxiety and concern over anti-Semitism in the borough is rife, according to a rabbi.

Redbridge's Nature Conservation team work hard to keep the borough's green spaces tidy

The borough’s park rangers are arguably the unsung heroes of Redbridge’s fight against littering.

An overturned lorry is causing congestion in Redbridge. Picture: PA/Andy Butterton

Drivers should expect delays on the roads because of an overturned lorry on the M11.

Gaya Aharon has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award

A teenager selflessly supported her best friend, who battles juvenile arthritis on a daily basis, to climb over the O2 to raise money for charity.

Reporter Chloe Farand interviews London mayor Sadiq Khan at Newbury Park station

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Parents protesting outside of Little Heath School about the council decision to cut back on a door to door pick up service for disabled children

Parents are feeling “insulted” after confusion over a pilot scheme to cut door-to-door bus services for disabled pupils, according to a school governor.

The winning picture.

A scene depicting mist swirling across a lake was the winning entry at the Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society’s monthly contest.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way

An application for a controversial mosque expansion has been withdrawn from tonight’s meeting by council officers due to a row over the lease of the premises’ car park.

Mock-up images of the proposed Sainsbury's development in Roden Street, Ilford. Picture: Sainsbury's

Councillors are set to decide on the future of a 700-home development above an Ilford supermarket.

A King snake at an RSPCA Animal Hospital in Putney.

There are many things you expect to find in your parent’s kitchen, but a potentially deadly reptile is not one of them.

Harun Khan, trustee at Redbridge Islamic Centre and Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain

As the new head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan has big plans for the organisation.

There is heavy traffic on the M11 southbound between Loughton and Woodford.

There are queues between the A406 in South Woodford and Redbridge roundabout.

Swaminarayan House Temple followers took part in a charity bike ride starting in Newham

Hindu cyclists pedalled from temple to temple across the capital raising thousands of pounds for a children’s hospice.

Schools out for the summer

Mini whoops of delight were heard up and down the borough as the school bell rang for the last time.

The latest Local Forum in Woodford Green. From left to right: Cllr Michael Stark, Cllr Lloyd Duddridge, Cllr Jas Athwal and Redbridge Council chief executive Andy Donald.

Enforcement officers are to investigate allegations of a car dealership selling vehicles in the road, a meeting heard.

Heavy traffic on M25 anti-clockwise and M11 Essex southbound into town, clear route on the A12 and a good service on all TfL tube and rail lines

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