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Severe congestion on M25 anticlockwise, slow traffic into town on the A127, heavy traffic on the M11 southbound, minor congestion on the A12, A406 and a good service on all tube and overground lines.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager who stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party told the Old Bailey he did it “to protect” himself.

Nabihah Jaigirdar has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award. Photo: Anthony Michael

A pupil who has raised £1,000 for a children’s charity and helps to interview prospective teachers has been nominated for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Reporter Ajay Nair, right-centre, interviewing Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in Redbridge during his election campaign

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Maybank Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

A bus service is being diverted following a car crash this afternoon.

Firefighter dealing with a small fire at Valentines Mansion

Emergency services were called to Valentines Mansion earlier today after reports of a “smoke logged” basement.

Redbridge police cadets produced a short film to raise awareness about the danger of knife crime among young people following the death of 16-year-old Charlie Kutuyompo, who was stabbed at a birthday party.  Front row:  Sergeant Jo Chandler (Youth Engagement Officer Safer Schools), Borough Commander Mandy Beacher, Cadet Olivia Stevens, Mr Ian Levy, Cadet Sam Simkins, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, Inspector Lee Canter

Redbridge police cadets produced a short film to raise awareness among young people about knife crime following the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy outside a birthday party earlier this year.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A friend of Charlie Kutyauripo’s told the Old Bailey that he was stabbed to death due to an argument over a tracksuit.

Youngsters enjoying a rugby open day Wanstead RFC in 2013.

The future of the site of a rugby club is set to be discussed at a council meeting on Wednesday.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenage girl warned two boys to stop arguing – “it’s a 16th birthday party” – moments before one of them was stabbed to death, a court heard.

St Mary's Church, High Road, South Woodford. Food and Fun Day.
1st Woodford (st Marys) Guide Unit cooking up sausages l-r: Millie Smith (10), Anika Rajatopalin (11), Anne Snowden, Anthea Loganathan and Daisy Hutchinson (11).

People of all ages came together for a “brilliant” day of food and fun at a church.

Firefighters past and present gathered at Woodford Fire Station to mark 150 years of the London Fire Brigade

Firefighters past and present gathered at Woodford fire station to mark 150 years of the London Fire Brigade.

Cllr Gwyneth Deakins

The council has rejected a motion to create 100 primary school places in the borough.

Chigwell Road, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Bus diversions were in operation following an accident involving two cars this morning.

Musician Glenn Bassett and Brian Richards singing a song during a musical memories session earlier this week.

“When you are singing or dancing everybody is equal.”

Some of the cats rescued by the Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Are we are heading for a kitty catastrophe?

Storm passes over Woodford Bridge

With dark brooding clouds and gothic architecture this photo could easily be mistaken for a scene from a John Constable painting, yet the picture in question was actually taken in Woodford Bridge on a stormy evening.

Jimmy Greaves 1966 backing the Save Oakfield campaign last year. From left to right: Cllr Joyce Ryan, Alan Mackensie and Jimmy Greaves.

Oakfields Playing Fields campaigners say the battle to save the popular pitches has just started after a council report confirmed the site as a potential housing location.

Heavy congestion on the M25 anticlockwise at J28, M11, A127, A12 and A406 affected by traffic into town, TfL tube and rail has a good service except the Piccadilly Line eastbound, Kings Cross to Cockfosters.

Jimmy Greaves 1966 backing the Save Oakfield campaign last year. From left to right: Cllr Joyce Ryan, Alan Mackensie and Jimmy Greaves.

It is D-Day in the fight to save Oakfields Playing Fields, with documents showing the future of the sports pitches to be made public tomorrow.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 16-year-old girl said she saw Charlie Kutyauripo “catching his last breaths” moments after he had been stabbed outside a birthday party, a court heard.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party allegedly due to a row over a tracksuit, a court heard.

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo

The trial of a 16-year-old boy, accused of murdering Charlie Kutyauripo outside a birthday party, will start at the Old Bailey today.

Rabbi Moshe Muller - he will be an Olympic chaplain

Mourners have paid tribute to a “wonderful” rabbi who died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday.

Traffic jam

Cars have been moving at a snail’s pace after an accident this morning.

Rabbi Moshe Muller

The Jewish community is in a “state of shock” after a rabbi died following a heart attack yesterday.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way

Concerns have been aired over plans to knock down and rebuild an “eyesore” mosque.

Tory campaigner Joel Herga, left, with MP Iain Duncan Smith, third from left, and local residents of Fieldhouse Close, South Woodford, with Cllr Emma Best campaigning for yellow lines to be installed.

Safety measures will be installed in a “dangerous road” after a campaign by residents.

From left to right, Redbridge Labour organiser Matt Goddin, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, newly-elected councillor Lloyd Duddridge, Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal and Ilford South MP Mike Gapes

Lloyd Duddridge has won the South Woodford ward of Roding for Labour by a “convincing margin”, in yesterday’s council by-election.

Ajvir Singh Sandhu receives the Hennessy Trophy and Philip Sassoon Memorial Prize at the RAF College Cranwell Graduation parade at the end of the initial officer training course /Credit: Crown Copyright

An RAF pilot who was killed in a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday, was described as exceptionally talented and “a natural gentleman”.

David Manton

A man who robbed a Coral betting shop pretending to hold a gun in a bag has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Roding ward candidates clockwise from top-left: Barry Cooper (Green Party), Marilyn Moore (All People's Party), Jonathan Seymour (Ukip), Richard Clare (Lib Dem), Ruth Clark (Conservatives) and Lloyd Duddridge (Labour)

Voters will be heading to the polls today for the Roding ward by-election.

Two RAF pilots were killed after their aircraft crashed in a field near castle Howard, North Yorkshire, on Saturday. Credit: Malik Walton.

A RAF pilot and former Barkingside pupil was described as “exceptionally talented” after he was killed in a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

His and Hers has opened a new headlice clinic. Manager Natalie Prime tests out the equipment on children Alexi 11 and Ella 8, assisted by Myna Vu

What does Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker have to do with Woodford Green?

An accident on the A406 saw two people thrown from the vehicle. Photo: Google Maps

A man has died after being “thrown from a car” following a crash on the A406 yesterday.

Russell Brand with Fiona Snowball and Chris Fallon, both helped to recovery by 1NE in the Broadway, Woodford Green

A rehab centre, set up by a mother and daughter after addiction destroyed their family, goes on after winning the fight to stay open.

Gallery:Marathon runners of Redbridge

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Gill Punt dressed in her polar bear suit

Runners in Redbridge took the Virgin Money London Marathon by storm and raised thousand of pounds for charity.

Children wore traditional outfits to the celebration

More than 400 people celebrated the Sri Lankan New Year at an event this week.

HSBC  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The Woodford Green branch of HSBC will close on July 22 – the third bank to close in Redbridge in under a year.

A child refugee in the makeshift settlement

Three out of the four MPs in the borough voted to help 3000 unaccompanied child refugees stranded in mainland Europe.

The luxury Eton Heights aparment block, in Woodford Green, where a 39-year-old man was stabbed in the leg during an altercation over a taxi. Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Google`

Redbridge Police are appealing for witnesses after a 39-year-old man was stabbed outside a luxury apartment block during an argument over a taxi.

Three friends ran the marathon for Redbridge Jewish Community Centre: Left to right, Adam, Liam and Josh

Three friends who ran in this year’s London Marathon raised thousands of pounds for a charity in the borough.

Nigel Shaw enjoys a pie at his pub

Mushrooms, steak, leek or chicken? A pub has launched a competition for residents to design the pie they would like to see on the menu.

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo

A 16-year-old boy from Seven Kings has denied murdering teenager Charlie Kutyauripo at a birthday party.

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