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Woodford Festival

If you walk around Woodford next weekend, expect to see music, dancing, poetry and theatre on every corner, as their nine-day festival gets underway.

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

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

The 46-strong yoga class at Ilford's Punjabi Centre raised £240 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A retired GP and yoga teacher flexed her fundraising muscles in Ilford yesterday.

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House Children's Charity.

A charity that supports terminally ill children and their families has revealed it is caring for more people than ever before.

Cllr Jas Athwal said schools would accompany housing developments in South Woodford.

New schools and other infrastructure projects will accompany homes built under the Local Plan, Redbridge Council’s leader has revealed.

Gulnawaz Yasin, Hatton Special School headteacher Adrienne Wright with charity golf champion Mayur Halai.

Keen golfers chipped in to raise £5,001 for a special needs school at an annual fundraising tournament.

Poorly Rottweiler dumped in Bushey Avenue, in South Woodford yesterday

Vets were forced to put down a dumped five-year-old Rottweiler dog, whose eyes were also infected, after it was unable to stand due to its broken back.

Redbridge in Bloom

Spaces around the borough have looked bloomin’ marvellous as green-fingered residents created gardens and flower displays fit for a Queen.

Congestion in Harold Wood, M11 between J6 and J4, A406 Woodford, A12 from Newbury Park and South Woodford to Redbridge Roundabout with a good service on all TfL tube and rail lines.

Fairlop aerodrome, Ilford.

In this week’s column, Fairlop Historical Society’s David Martin takes a look at how the railway helped the RAF during the Second World War.

Redbridge Business Fair at Redbridge Town Hall.

“It’s been really useful, there are so many opportunities and contacts to be made. It’s great to talk to people in person.”

Rosaleen Fenton, a reporter on the Ilford Recorder, will be holding a readers surgery this Friday

Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our latest readers’ surgery in Woodford Green today.

Organisers of the Hatton Special School fundraising event Kuljinder Bhachu, Yasin Gulnawaz and Akash Pandya.

A fundraising golf tournament is being held on Sunday for a Woodford Green special needs school.

Scott Lau is joining the battle to find a cure for Kaleigh's cancer

Famous faces have been snapped posing with a cute teddy bear, as they join the campaign to find a cure for a young girl with a rare brain tumour.

Habiba Ahmed who is one of the organisers of an upcoming urban food festival in Redbridge

Community activists are setting up a festival to discourage food waste and promote sustainable fruit and vegetable growing.

Haven House Children's Hospice

A children’s hospice is holding an open day to raise awareness of the support available for children diagnosed with cancer in the borough.

The Bet Tikvah Synagogue in Perrymans Farm Road Newbury Park

Members of two Jewish communities face a vote on whether or not to join their two congregations later this month.

Staff at the Co-op in Woodford Green have set up a pop-up store at the rear of the building after a fire last week. Staff Marie Neto, Payal Bhatt, Jacqyueline Carolan and Mel Djemajlji

A supermarket has created a pop up shop, which will serve as a temporary replacement for its store after it was wrecked by a fire.

Council leader Jas Athwal. wth Miriam Clifton, age 3 as  Paddington Bear.

Last week, Redbridge Citizens met the leader of the council to ask if he would pledge to rehome five Syrian unaccompanied child refugees.

Recorder reporter Ralph Blackburn interviewing Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith.

Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our latest reader surgery in Wanstead tomorrow.

There are severe delays on the Central Line

There were severe delays on the Central Line from Hainault to Wanstead this morning, due to a person on the track at Tottenham Court Road.

Even in the harsh conditions of the so-called Calais jungle, young refugees and migrants enjoy a spot of football and cycling amidst makeshift homes. © UNHCR/ Corentin Fohlen

A father-of-two fears for the safety of unaccompanied child refugees living in the Calais “Jungle” camp.

Redbridge town hall

Cycle routes, solar panels and plans for temporary housing at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout where just a few of the items on the agenda at last night’s cabinet meeting at Redbridge Town Hall.

Maxine on the plane, to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice.

A Hainault mum raised funds for Haven House Children’s Hospice by walking on the wings of a plane as it soared above the Essex countryside.

The Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green, with a can of kronenbourg 1664. Picture: Ken Mears

We all know Winston Churchill was fond of a tipple of whiskey but it now appears the former prime minster may also have been a fan of French lager.

The 1996 Chigwell Police Show, held this week 20 years ago, thrilled parents and children alike.

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

The Temple in Wanstead Park

From stark concrete structures to ornate period properties, our streets are lined and interwoven with buildings filled with stories from those who have gone before us. Instead of walking past without a second thought, for one weekend only discover the hidden treasures which lie inside. Ellena Cruse takes a look at how you can make the most of Open House London 2016.

Nancy Jones in a bodybuilding competition. She said she

A female bodybuilder is to realise her dream and perform in front of the original muscle man Arnold Schwarzenegger in Barcelona later this month.

Seventeen people, including two children, were evacuated from their homes or places of work by firefighters on Tuesday after a fire broke out in a shop beneath a block of flats in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green

Two mothers have shared their experiences of being evacuated from their homes this week after a fire broke out in the shop underneath them.

Police at the scene of the shooting in Loxford Lane on August 8.

A national charity has called for the public to play a part in fighting gun crime in Redbridge after two shootings this August.

Two grass fires are being attended to by Dagenham firefighters Picture: PA Images

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a grass fire off Meadgate Avenue in Woodford Green, on Tuesday aftenoon.

Redbridge Guide Dogs' fun day in 2015

Redbridge Guide Dogs Training School is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday and members of the public are invited to attend the celebration.

Outdoor Classroom Workday at the James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East, Woodford
Rosemary Wallis.

Volunteers are mucking in and helping to maintain a “secret garden” in the borough.

Seventeen people, including two children, were evacuated from their homes or places of work by firefighters on Tuesday after a fire broke out in a shop beneath a block of flats in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green

Seventeen people, including two children, were evacuated from their homes or places of work by firefighters this morning after a fire broke out in a shop beneath a block of flats.

Jenny Chapman, in the middle, launching Bless Support, a brand new day care service in Woodford Green

A day care centre for elderly people, and those living with dementia is officially opening in the borough mid-September.

Churchill the pig caused quite a stir in Wanstead 20 years ago.

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

Pupils open their results at Beal High School

The hill was alive with the sound of ripping envelopes as pupils gathered on the green to find out their latest GCSE grades.

Redbridge Momentum with John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Redbridge Town Hall.

The Jeremy Corbyn roadshow rolled into Ilford last week just as the Labour leadership battle stepped up a gear.

Pupils at Bancroft's beaming after learning their GCSE results. L to R: Minnie Life, Caroline Wyatt, Sonali Arora

It was another spectacular year for Bancroft’s School, as 99 per cent of exams taken at the school were graded A*-B.

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.

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