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An application for a controversial mosque expansion has been withdrawn from tonight’s meeting by council officers due to a row over the lease of the premises’ car park.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

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.

Speed restrictions in Woodford Green are to be reviewed after a resident claimed at a Local Forum meeting “it is a miracle no one has been killed”.

Laura Burnip, Ralph Blackburn and Ajay Nair who are the Ilford Recorder Team

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Musician and ex Beal High School student Yolanda Brown speaking at the Beal High School Awards evening

An internationally renowned musician returned to her secondary school last week to present current pupils with prizes for their academic achievements.

The new Atrium at All Saints church

It’s your chance to quiz councillors and officers at the latest Local Forum event this afternoon.

ILF CN Children from Ray Lodge Primary School raise money after a pupil was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer

Children and teachers of a young girl diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour have rallied together to raise money for her treatment.

Charteris Road car park, in Woodford Green, where prices have been increased by 22 per cent. Picture: Google

Car parking price hikes in the west of Redbridge have been branded “extreme” by an angry resident.

Pokémon Go users have been catching all kinds of pokémon in Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

A rabbi welcomed the use of a Holocaust memorial garden as a pokéstop, calling the smartphone game it is part of an “opportunity to engage”.

Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A school canteen worker wept in the dock as he was jailed for 16 months after he was caught trying to meet a 13-year old girl for sex.

Laura Burnip, Ralph Blackburn and Ajay Nair who are the Ilford Recorder Team

Do you have a front page story, or just want to discuss part of the paper? Head along to our community surgery in Goodmayes today.

Redbridge Book Awards 2016

More than 200 children attended Redbridge Town Hall last night to celebrate the borough’s 13th annual book awards.

One lane is blocked in the A406 westbound after an accident near the junction with the M11. The congestion goes back to Ilford.

Green Lane pre-schools pupils with their diplomas at the nursery's graduation ceremony. 
Left to right: Siya, Anna, Leah-Tara, Simran, Jai and Livleen.

Dressed from top to toes with bright green gowns and hats, 70 three and four-year-olds picked up their end of year diplomas at their first graduation ceremony.

Gants Hill Tube station.

The Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner have been urged to announce their plans for policing, ahead of the Night Tube beginning on August 19.

TOWIE star, Debbie Douglas, enjoying Haven House Children's Hospice's summer fayre last year.

TV stars of the small screen will be out in force for a children’s charity event this Sunday.

A woman was rescued this morning from Archway Bridge

Residents who experience racial, homophobic and domestic abuse are urged not to suffer in silence.

Don't feed the Candian geese in Valentines Park, Ilford

Well-meaning residents could be harming geese by feeding them human food, park volunteers have warned.

The lawn outside Snaresbrook Crown Court leading to Eagle Pond where Jakupi fled across in his botched escape attempt. Picture: HMCS

A burglar who vaulted from the dock saw his escape bid sink when he failed to get past the picturesque lake in the grounds of Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Woodford Green

The Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has said he is backing energy minister Andrea Leadsom to become Conservative Party leader.

Cllr Elaine Norman, cabinet member for Children and Young People

Councillors were forced to justify a pilot scheme that would scrap door-to-door transport services for some of the borough’s special needs children during a tense meeting on Tuesday night.

Sensory Services Centre in Woodford Green are holding a drop in session. for Macular disease.
Mark Hill, from Optlec with Dorothea Lindsay.

A support group held an awareness day to raise the profile of the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

Ilford scouts enjoying a hike and fishing around Claybury Woods

Around sixty scouts from around the borough ventured into the Claybury Woods and Park, to enjoy a hike, fishing and games.

Redbridge Town Hall Photo credit: Redbridge Council

A report presented to the council’s Children and Young People service committee last week on preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation in Redbridge is to be discussed at tonight’s meeting.

An EU flag is raised over dagenham Civic Centre

A Muslim school teacher said she was stopped in the street and told she would be forced to leave Britain following last week’s historic referendum vote.

Nelson and Ibrahim

Two men who smuggled loft insulation to support a courtroom lie in a case where a PCSO was shot at have been given jail terms.

Glen Rise, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

A group of men attempted to drag a driver out of his van after smashing his windows in yesterday afternoon.

Congestion on the A127, A12, A13 and the A406 North Circular going southbound.

Iain Duncan Smith MP has stated he never made the claim that £350m would all go towards the NHS.

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has distanced himself from claims £350million would be sent to the NHS each week in the case of a Brexit vote.

Heavy traffic on the A12 westbound and M11 Essex southbound, a bus replacement service is in operation between Gidea Park and Shenfield due to severe delays on TfL Rail, with a good service on all other lines

Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team at Haven House

A hospice has been “overwhelmed by generosity” after hundreds of toys and specialist equipment were donated by a Sikh community group.

Flooding in High Road, Seven Kings. Picture: @GrahamBentley

Flooding across the borough has been causing disruption with trains cancelled and school closures.

Flooding in South Park Road, Ilford

Currently there is no service between Liverpool Street and Ilford due to flooding caused by heavy rain.

First Give winners, Nafisa Ahmed, Akvile Gradauskaite, and Fareen Ahmed, being presented with a cheque for the chosen charity, ELHAP

Passionate about making a change in their community, Year 9 pupils pitched presentations to a panel of judges for the chance to win large sums of cash for charity.

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