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A retired GP and yoga teacher held a powerfully pink fundraising lunch yesterday,

Christmas festivities have begun in Redbridge. Picture shows a seasonal greetings banner on Redbridge Town Hall last year

With Christmas on the horizon, a range of festivities are now taking place across the borough.

Campaigners and Cllr Tom McLaren, fourth from left, at the gates in Woodford Green, protesting at the new CCTV system. Photo: Ken Mears

Controversial traffic gates in Woodford Green will remain open with CCTV being installed to prevent drivers using the roads as a rat run.

Congestion on A12 westbound, heavy traffic on M11 Essex southbound, severe traffic M25 and good service on all tube and overground lines except Piccadilly Line

Entrance to Cromer Road, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Police were alerted after a man was found trying to talk to children through a school gate on Monday.

Firefighters were called to a collision in Fencepiece Road, Barkingside. Picture: @HaMaPeSh

Firefighters were called to a collision involving a police car and another vehicle this afternoon.

Recorder staff join Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School for Mitzvah Day. Picture: Ajay Nair

Mitzvah Day activities are taking place across the borough and the rest of the world this weekend.

People pay respect to the victims in front of the Carillon Restaurant in Paris where terrorists attacked on Friday. Picture: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

Faith leaders have called on the borough’s communities to stand together against terrorism following attacks in Paris on Friday.

Valentines Park Manager, Simon Litt, planting purple crocus bulbs in the park. Picture Sandra Davidson

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

Iain Duncan Smith MP meeting parents at Churchfields Junior School in Churchfields, South Woodford, on Friday May 22 Credit: Ken Mears

A long-term solution to the drainage problems at Churchfields Park play area, was pledged at Redbridge Council cabinet on Tuesday night.

This is the e-fit of a man suspected of raping a woman at her home in Woodford Green. Anyone with information should contact the police on 020 8217 9874.

Detectives investigating a rape and aggravated burglary in Woodford Green have issued an e-fit of a man they wish to trace.

Victims of decades of sexual abuse at the former Woodford School for Deaf Children, in Snakes Lane, Woodford Green, have spoken about their ordeal to BBC's Newsnight programme. Photo: Chris Young/PA

Deaf children who were victims of sexual abuse for decades at a Woodford Green deaf school have come forward.

Shighi Rethish, Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and daughters Niya and Neha, who were found dead at the family home in Chadwell Heath

A woman strangled by her husband – who also killed their twin daughters – was ready to leave him in the week leading up to her death.

Gants Hill Sauna

A sauna - described in a police report as a ‘brothel’ - was unanimously denied a Special Treatments Licence by the Licensing Sub-Committee.

Iain Duncan Smith speaking at the M&S youth employability ceremony. Photo: Ken Mears

The Chingford and Woodford Green MP spoke at a celebration for young people who have recently completed work experience at M&S.

Katie Arnstein and Jess Capes in the Redbridge Drama Centre production of Help Me I'm Normal. Picture: Redbridge Drama Centre

An invited audience gave an enthusiastic reception last night to a hard-hitting play dealing with mental health issues affecting young people which is touring Redbridge schools.

Redbridge Town Hall

The main items being considered are Churchfields Park play area, the Fairness Commission and a combined social care strategy.

MP Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

An MP has written to the health minister after a woman was not told about her severely autistic sister’s declining health until the day before her death.

Ilford Service of Remembrance at the Ilford War Memorial Gardens

Prayers were said, hymns were recited and war veterans remembered their fallen comrades at services in Redbridge today.

Shighi Rethish, Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and daughters Niya and Neha, who were found dead at the family home in Chadwell Heath

A man strangled his wife and twin daughters to death before he hanged himself at a reservoir, an inquest heard this morning.

Tony Clay, front row, third from right, in Burma during his younger years

Family and friends remembered the life of a “well-regarded” doctor at his funeral on Monday.

Wes Streeting MP and the members of Redbridge Gingerbread after their meeting about tax credits. Photo: Matt Goddin

Tax credits have undoubtedly been the hot political topic of the last month, with Redbridge residents, social media users and newspapers all getting involved in the debate.

Kings Avenue, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Firefighters rescued two people from a house fire yesterday morning.

A fire destroyed a roof in the early hours of Saturday on Maypole Crescent, Hainault. Picture: Google

It took twenty firefighters to put out a blaze, which gutted the roof of a house in Maypole Crescent, Hainault, in the early hours of Halloween.

Iain Duncan Smith, the Chingford and Woodford Green MP, and shop owners from High Road, Woodford Green, who have petitioned the council for 30 minutes free parking for the Derby Road car park. Picture: Ken Mears

Iain Duncan Smith has backed a group of Woodford Green shops in their campaign for free parking in the area.

Gants Hill Sauna

A sauna which has applied for a special licence to give body massages is being used as a “suspected brothel”, according to police.

Snowflake, a white Samoyed dog, was stolen from Molly Samuel Leport's garden in Woodford Green

A karate world champion was threatened by an anonymous caller she would be “hurt” if she told the police about the theft of her rare white Samoyed dog.

Heavy traffic on M11 Essex, A12 westbound and A406 southbound, good service on buses, all tubes except District Line is part closed, good service on overground lines

Claire James, Caden James, 5 years old and Heather James took part in Haven House Hospice's pumpkin plod on Sunday

More than 100 children and adults dressed up as pumpkins took part in a family fundraising walk for Haven House Children’s Hospice on Sunday.

MPs Iain Duncan Smith (top left), John Cryer (top right), Lee Scott (bottom left) and Mike Gapes (bottom right)

An investigation into expenses reveals our Labour MPs claim the most locally, but they say it is due to government funding cuts

Members of the Church End Conservatives Pranav Bhanot, Natasha Ahmed, Joel Herga and Sehreen Seleem at the Derby Road car park, Woodford Green. Along with others such as Cllr Emma Best, they are petitioning for Redbridge Council to extend its free 30 minutes parking policy there. Picture: Church End Conservatives

Campaigners have launched a petition urging Redbridge Council to extend its free parking scheme to an area where businesses are being “killed” by the competition.

Council Leader Cllr Jas Athwal Picture: Al-Noor Muslim Primary School

The next Local Forum starts tonight at 6pm, with a focus on parking strategy.

Vanessa Madu, from the Ursuline Academy Ilford, speaking in Redbridge Council Chamber during the 2015 youth debate

There were challenging questions, laughs and claps in Redbridge Council’s chamber as young people grilled a panel of councillors and held them accountable on the issues that most mattered to them.

Congestion in Redbridge

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

There is queuing traffic on the A406 North Circular Road southbound, between South Woodford Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout.

Chris Carter from the Ilford Recorder clearing plates from Anita Frankle & Philippa Grower during Mitzvah day at Redbridge JCC Sinclair House. Mitzvah day is the Jewish led global annual day of social action where thousands of people from all faiths and backgrounds donate their time (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Those marking Mitzvah Day this year will be thinking about refugees fleeing war-torn lands according to its organisers.

Congestion in Redbridge

Friday, October 16, 2015

There is queueing traffic on the A406 North Circular Road southbound, between South Woodford and Redbridge Roundabout.

Redbridge based editor of Curry Life magazine Syed Ahmed. with his wife Taslima Akhter, and son Samuel Ahmed.

Editor of Curry Life magazine told the Recorder about his favourite dishes, his passion for British curries and whether the industry is in crisis.

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

Bancroft’s School, in High Road, Woodford Green have announced their new headteacher for next year.

Zaheer Durrani's bedroom following the burglary. Picture: Zaheer Durrani

A victim has spoken of his terrified family’s ordeal following a double burglary on Friday night.

Nigel Benn (right) and Steve Collins battle it out in the first round of the WBO Super Middleweight fight at the Nynex Areana, Manchester. Photo by Sean Dempsey/PA.

The boxing legend and former twice world champion Nigel Benn, once known as the Dark Destroyer, said he has returned to his birth place in Ilford a “transformed” man.

Catherine Burns and Darren Lincoln open the new building

A school is in high spirits after it declared a new building for business courses officially open.

Participants taking part in last year's Haven House Children's Hospice Pumpkin Plod. Picture: Paul Anderson

It’s time to bring out the orange for the return of a Halloween event.

Mark Wright with Kiran Madan and Jade Morgan, whose children attend Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Blake Ezra Photography

A host of television stars turned out at an annual gala last night in support of youngsters with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green was vandalised with paint splashed over it

Vandalism of Winston Churchill’s statue has been branded “an insult to the man who saved us from the Second World War”.

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