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Disgruntled members of the public made their voices heard at last night’s local forum after a playing field was earmarked for development.

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

Iain Duncan Smith MP has wasted no time in getting involved in community issues by meeting with campaigners fighting to repair a playground after his reelection.

Rev Santou Beurklian-Carter, Assistant Priest of St Mary's Church speaking at St Mary's South Woodford Church

A priest has called for the church to help lift the taboo on talking about death and funerals.

Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society is hosting an exhibiton at Valentines Mansion

Budding photographers will be showing off their work at an exhibition in Valentines Mansion.

Redbridge 18 Plus members on a boat in Norfolk. Picture: Redbridge 18 Plus

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Glasbury House, which is being sold by Redbridge Council.

Campaigners made a last ditch attempt to save a popular children’s outdoor centre during last night’s full council meeting.

Redbridge School's recorder festival at St Mary's CHurch.
Lara Mosuela, age 9 from Chadwell School.

More than 100 primary school pupils took part in this year’s Redbridge Schools Recorder Festival.

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

The cousin of a woman who was found dead at her home along with her daughters admitted this week the family had “issues”.

St Mary's church in South Woodford is hosting a community food and fun day. Ellodie Reynolds, Phoebe and Will Alderson,Josie Reynolds and Oliver Alderson

Tasty treats and tower views were enjoyed by children and adults alike at a church fun day.

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright with Haven House Children's Hospice's mascot Henry the Hound. Picture: Haven House Children's Hospice

Television favourite Mark Wright is donning his football boots today for a good cause.

Ilford Historical Society president Peter Wright. Picture: Nick Wright

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

(L-R) Shaukat Ali Khan, Colleen Daniels, Alan Daniels, Ann Hart and Marlene Daniels at the one day deaf conference, in Buckingham Road, Ilford

An aspiring interpreter who has signed with her deaf parents all her life has called on the government to invest more in sign language programmes.

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

A post-mortem examination has revealed that a mother and her twin daughters found dead at their home were strangled.

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

The president of a community group has vowed to raise money to help send the bodies of a family found dead this week to India.

Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and Shighi Rethishkumar

Colleagues of Shighi Rethishkumar have said she will be missed after the mother and her teenage twin daughters were found dead at their home in Chadwell Heath.

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

Three people found dead in a house by police on Tuesday have been named locally.

Police outside a flat off Grove Road in Chadwell Heath which is now a crime scene.

A 45-year-old father has been found hanging today after police broke into his home to discover his wife and their twin daughters dead.

Ilford Jewish Youth Club reunion. Picture: Leanne Benson Photography

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive at his Tory headquarters in central London after almost securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

David Cameron remains in Downing Street as Prime Minister, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage resign.

Labour winners Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting at Redbridge Town Hall

In Ilford North Labour’s Wes Streeting pulled off a shock win, and the three other MPs held their seats comfortably.

Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green.

Conservative candidate Iain Duncan Smith has retained his Chingford and Woodford Green seat with nearly 21,000 votes.

The 19th Woodford Brownies enjoying a party celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE Day

The spirit of jubilation which swept over communities on VE Day was embodied at a special party.

Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

Join us for rolling coverage of tonight’s events at the vote counts for Ilford North, Ilford South, Leyton and Wanstead and Chingford and Woodford Green.

Ilford North and Ilford South candidates with Recorder staff at the hustings in the Recorder offices

As voters head to the polls today, we look back at the past six weeks of campaigning.

Crime author Ruth Rendell, born and raised in South Woodford, has died aged 85. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA

Much-loved crime author Ruth Rendell died at the weekend following a severe stroke she suffered earlier in the year.

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