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A former economics lecturer, from South Woodford, who drove into a policeman during a botched getaway has been jailed for 16 months.

Wanstead Rugby Club players at the unveiling of an

Sportsmen have paid tribute to former members of their team who were killed in warfare.

Action from the schools bike polo tournament in Hainault

Fancy yourself as the next Bradley Wiggins, but also like hitting a ball with a stick - bike polo is the sport you have been waiting for.

A plane landing. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

More than 100 people are set to miss out on their holidays after a travel agent went into liquidation.

Michael Raviraj, 30, jailed for four years following a string of burglaries. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Michael Raviraj, 30, of West Drayton, Hillingdon, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on Monday at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

From left to right, Hardip Sohal, Sharron Wood and Norman Olley Picture: Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Jas Athwal, leader of Redbridge Council

Plans to build a new town centre swimming pool could be drawn up in the next two to three years to help meet demand.

Hardbackers reading group member Kipti Nicol at Redbridge Central Library

Libraries have suffered in recent years, with funding cuts and even closures. But Redbridge’s branches are pulling away from the trend

Roding Primary School

A school has been forced to close today because of a burst water pipe.

Juan M Pahl Chef lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College at Redbridge Jobs Fair at Redbridge Town Hall

National companies, local businesses and educational institutes all took part in an employment fair today, to help get unemployed Redbridge residents into work.

The Co-Operative Bank.

The Co-operative Bank branch in George Lane, South Woodford will close on Wednesday.

Horn Lane, Woodford Green. Pic: Google

Police are investigating after a woman was struck with a crowbar by burglars as they raided her home.

Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council

A mosque has suffered further set back in its bid to expand after an appeal was dismissed.

Rotary president Gary Huang with Bella Field

Most of us would find it incredibly daunting to address an audience of thousands on stage at an international conference.

RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk. Picture: Ian Clarke/RSPB/PA

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Councillor Darren Rodwell from Barking and Dagenham with Soames Shillingford, who received an award for serving 15 years as a volunteer.

A volunteer who helps support victims of crime after traumatic ordeals has been appointed an MBE in honour of his dedication.

Woodbridge high school

Campaigners are seeking legal advice in a bid to step up their fight against plans to expand a school.

Guide Dogs fun day and craft fair at Findlay House in Manor Road, Woodford Green. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Children got their faces painted and enjoyed ice cream in the sun at a guide dog school’s fun day.

Funeral of Chadwell Heath family found dead. Picture: britishmalayali.co.uk

Grief-stricken family and friends gathered at a funeral after a woman and her daughters were found murdered last month.

The Bancroft's production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. Lucy Joyce, Emre Muzammal, Fawzan Siddiqui, Aarian Judge and Katie Vallance as Jacob & Sons

Children gave a fantastic run of performances last week in a dazzling school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Abdul Razzak, 26, in his BAC 167 Strikemaster fighter jet.

A takeaway owner was flown half-way across the world by a Qatari millionaire to cater for his mum’s surprise birthday party.

Funeral of Chadwell Heath family found dead. Picture: britishmalayali.co.uk

Grief-stricken family and friends gathered at a funeral after a woman and her daughters were found murdered last month.

Floral tributes on Chigwell Rise for jogger Alex Weatherley, who was hit and killed by a car

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which saw jogger Alex Weatherley hit and killed by a car.

Rush Green Road post office. Picture: Google Maps

A post office clerk who stole £100,000 from his employer and blew most of it on Bet365 has avoided jail for a second time “by the skin of his teeth” so he can pay back the money.

Chigwell Rise, where the incident happened on Sunday. Pic: Google Streetview

A jogger who has died after being hit by a car during a run has been named by friends as mother-of-two Alex Weatherley.

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A very special guest visited the children at a school in Woodford Green last week.

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