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Five sheds were damaged by fire in Jerningham Avenue, Clayhall, early this morning (Mon).

Dancing after a yoga class at the Panjabi Centre, Ley Street, Ilford

Prayers were held before people of different faiths took part in a yoga class for Older People’s Week.

Congestion on the A406 last month.

Two car crashes in under an hour last night brought traffic on the North Circular almost to a standstill.

Young people take part in the Youth Debate as part of Local Democracy Week in Redbridge Town Hall

It is 5pm on a Monday evening and about 30 enthusiastic young people gather in a room at Redbridge Council.

Funky Mojoe after it was shut in 2014. A planning application has been submitted to turn the building into a high end restaurant.

Former South Woodford nightclub Funky Mojoe which was shut due to a High Court order could be turned into a high end restaurant.

Cllr Elaine Norman at a Youth Debate,  Redbridge Town Hall. Picture Isabel Infantes

Councillors have been accused of using the latest local forum to “take political potshots” at one another.

Tariq William-Dawodu was convicted of murder. Inset, a CCTV still showing him carrying a knife

A Woodford Green teenager has been jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy.

A man posing as a car salesman stole a Mercedes-Benz E-Class while it was being delivered to a dealership in Loughton

Police are searching for a man who drove off with a black Mercedes E220 after pretending to work at the car dealership where it was being delivered.

Police at South Woodford station. Picture: Ross Sutton

A Tube station was evacuated after police were called to reports of a “suspicious item”.

A body-worn video (BMV) camera, which was trialled by the Metropolitan Police earlier this year. Redbridge Police could use cameras like these to film burglary suspects. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

A move to film burglary suspects and hotspots has been welcomed as “a step in the right direction”.

Red Mantra bar and restaurant

A ward councillor has spoken out after Red Mantra restaurant and bar has extended its opening hours to 2am on weekends.

A High Court judge has been asked to review Sport England's decision that bridge was not a sport. Picture Joe Giddens/Press Association

Ilford Bridge Club’s organiser has agreed with legal action taken by the English Bridge Union after Sport England ruled that the game was not a sport.

Open House Weekend  at Woodford County High School. Headteacher Jo Pomeroy  showing visitors the view from the roof turret

Valentines Mansion, Bancroft’s School and The Temple at Wanstead Park were just a few of the buildings which welcomed visitors this weekend as part of Open House London.

Bancroft's School, in High Road, Woodford Green, which is taking part in Open House London this weekend. Picture: Bancroft's School

Some of Redbridge’s hidden architectural gems will be fully opened for members of the public to admire free of charge this weekend.

Three people have been arrested after drugs were found in a speeding car in Woodford Green

Three people have been arrested and bailed until November after drugs were found in a speeding car.

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26

Staff at a university have paid tribute to their former colleague by raising money for charity.

Love Lane, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Fraudsters tricked a pensioner and her son and stole a three-figure sum of money from their home.

The park in Woodford Green where

A woman was bitten by a rat after “hundreds and hundreds” were seen in a Woodford Green park last week.

Rabbi David Hulbert with the doors and ten commandments

Jews will be thinking about their migrant ancestry and the plight of refugees across Europe as a new year rolls in, according one Rabbi.

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

A Woodford Green special needs school has raised more than £3,000 for school facilities at a golfing event, in Chigwell.

Singing Robin: David Tyrrell / Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society

Free portraits are being offered by the Woodford & Wanstead Photographic Society as part of the Wanstead Art Trail.

Fauja Singh with other runners at the Sikh peace relay event.

Runners got pumped up for a relay run as they were joined by a marathon legend.

Wanstead Park Temple is having a free exhibition about its history. Picture: Yvette Woodhouse/City of London

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Traffic disruption

Drivers on the school run have taken to Twitter to vent following severe delays on an A-road.

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