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Chigwell Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a car crash this morning.

Comedian Bilal Zafar, 24, from Wanstead, in action. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

A comedian using humour to tackle Islamophobia is feeling “overwhelmed” after bagging an impressive accolade.

Nearly 200 students from Bancroft’s School, on High Road, Woodford Green, were part of the multi-faith event Taal, which raised an estimated £10,000 for educational charity United World Schools.

East met West last week when students performed a Bollywood style update of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Funky Mojoe has lost its battle to overturn the council's licensing restrictions.

Residents have objected after a new high-end restaurant on the site of a notorious former nightclub applied for an alcohol licence.

The Woodford Singers

A women’s’ choir has won an award at the UK’s oldest music and drama festival.

Severe traffic on the M25 anticlockwise, minor congestion on M11, A406 and A12 with a good service on all tube and overground lines

A cannabis factory discovered by Redbridge Police in South Woodford yesterday. Picture: Redbridge MPS

Redbridge police have found a working cannabis factory, taking up seven rooms of a residential house in South Woodford.

Jessica Jourja, 19, Lynne Sakr, 18, and Riana Barrow, 18, in Bangkok, Thailand. Picture: Farm Africa

A teenager raising money for charity made it to the other side of the planet – without spending a penny.

The grand reopening of St Mary's Church's grand reopening of its Memorial Hall in South Woodford

A church is hoping to name rooms at its refurbished hall after some of the borough’s most notable figures.

Tom Hardy, right in the hat, spotted filming in Wanstead. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA;Vicky Chandler

Oscar nominated actor Tom Hardy has been seen shooting a new BBC period drama in Wanstead, with some fans travelling from Brighton to see the heartthrob.

22 students from the BFI Film Academy presented their short films in front of more than 100 people at  the Rich Mix Arts Centre, Bethnal Green

Young filmmakers in Redbridge premiered their short movies at a ceremony in central London.

Collision involving two cars in Chigwell Rise, Chigwell. Picture: @LAS_Newham

A road was closed following a “serious” crash involving two cars this afternoon.

Transgender artist Margaret Pepper, 72, from Woodford Green, with her artwork. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

A 72-year-old transgender artist is to tell her “powerful” story at an LGBT+ History Month exhibition tomorrow.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was fatally stabbed in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

Detectives have accused a boy of the murder of Charlie Kutyauripo, the 16-year-old killed in Woodford Bridge on January 9.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was fatally stabbed in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

Following a two week appeal police have arrested a suspect for the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Woodford Bridge.

Firefighters were called after cigarettes caused a rubbish chute to take fire in a block of flats in Woodford Green Credit: London Fire Brigade

The Fire Brigade was called late on Sunday evening after a rubbish chute caught fire.

Friends and family of Charlie Kutyauripo, the 16-year-old stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge on January 9, hold up banners before marching in his memory.

Family and friends of a 16-year-old boy – stabbed to death outside a birthday party – marched in his memory today.

Sir James Hawkey hall in Woodford Green

The future of a Woodford Green community centre has been put in doubt, after the borough’s leisure chief revealed it could be demolished.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was fatally stabbed in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Charlie Kutyauripo are offering a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a teenage murder suspect.

Detectives from Redbridge are reviewing the case of 60-years-old George Davis, who was last seen in Woodford in 2003

Detectives from Redbridge are reviewing the cold case of a 60-year-old man, who disappeared 13 years ago,

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday night. Photo: @MostAuthentic

The police officer investigating the fatal stabbing of Charlie Kutyauripo believes his main suspect is still in this country.

Ruth Barnett at the service

Heads were bowed and prayers were said as multi-faith leaders and councillors from opposing parties stood united at the borough’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony held this morning in Valentines Park.

Tobacco raid

More than 3,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized in raids across Redbridge.

Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green has received the Grade II listed status along with 41 other artwork in the UK

Winston Churchill’s statue in Woodford Green is one of several artworks in the UK to have received the Grade II listed building status last week.

Minor traffic on M11 southbound, A12 westbound and entry onto A406 northbound at Redbridge roundabout with a good service on all tube and overground lines

Marathon runner Deepak Verma with his son Kiran

For the first “meaningful” exercise in 25 years, a marathon is a big undertaking, but that is exactly what one South Woodford dad is planning to do.

Winston House Preparatory School in High Road, South Woodford. Photo: Google maps

A school housed in a Grade II listed building may be closing down after a planning application was submitted to convert the building into flats.

Slow traffic on M11 southbound, A406 and A12 westbound with a good service on all tube and overground lines except District and Piccadilly lines which has delays

Ex-model Lady Jet Black British Billionaire, had her high security flat burgled on Sunday night and her dog Fifty Scent has been left traumatised

A former model and her dog have been left “traumatised” after her high-security flat was robbed on Sunday night.

Gutted: The remains of a kitchen after a fire started at a flat in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, at the weekend. Picture: London Fire Brigade

A teenager made a “miracle” escape from his burning flat after he fell asleep while he had chips cooking on a stove.

Danu Mudannayake is going off to study at Harvard, she's the first in her family to go off to university. Danu with parents Jude Mudannayake and Dilrukshi Mudannayake

A state school pupil has had her life transformed after earning a place to study at world-famous Harvard University.

We ran an appeal with a CCTv image of a man wanted by the police after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a bus going to Gants Hill. 
It turned out the man Fiaz Iqbal is totally blind and well known in the community and this was a mistake from the police.

A blind man who was wrongly wanted by police after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a bus said he now fears for his “safety and security”.

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, better known as Charlie, have been released on bail.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday night. Photo: @MostAuthentic

Two 17-year-old males have been arrested following the murder of Charlie Kutyauripo last Saturday, but police are still appealing to find another suspect.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday. Photo: Met Police

Detectives are making a direct appeal to the family and friends of a teenage boy who is being treated as a suspect in the murder of Charlie Kutyauripo.

Redbridge Town Hall

At Tuesday’s cabinet meeting Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal offered his support for junior doctors striking at cabinet, following a question from campaigner Andy Walker.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday. Photo: Met Police

The officer investigating the Charlie Kutyauripo murder has confirmed the argument about a tracksuit was “at least two years old”.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday night. Photo: @MostAuthentic

The officer investigating Charlie Kutyauripo’s murder has appealed for friends of the victim “not to seek retribution”.

Charlie Kutyauripo, who was stabbed to death on Saturday, used to study at King Solomon High School in Barkingside. Photo: Met Police

Redbridge Police’s borough commander has urged young people to stop carrying knives after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Saturday night.

A 16 year old youth has been stabbed to death at Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Bridge. Floral tributes at the scene

Residents in Woodford Bridge have expressed their horror after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death after leaving a friend’s birthday party.

Police at the scene near Ashton playing fields where a 16 year old boy was stabbed to death, in Woodford Bridge Essex.

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death after leaving a friend’s birthday party in Woodford Bridge was described as an “extrovert” who was “fun to be around”.

The RSPB help protect wildlife such as birds and mallards. Photo: Rosalind Butt

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

Police cordoned off Ashton Playing Fields after the stabbing

A teenager has died after being stabbed in Woodford Bridge last night.

Holocaust survivor Ivor Perl and Jewish Care's Rachelle Lazarus. Picture: Jewish Care

A community centre is celebrating after one of its members made the New Year’s Honours list.

Iain Duncan Smith MP, centre, with Tory councillors campaigning to save Woodford Green library in 2014.

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has spoken out against Redbridge Council’s proposals to move the library to Sir James Hawkey Hall.

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