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The life of one of Britain’s most famous prime ministers is being celebrated today, exactly 50 years on from his funeral.

The old Super Cinema in the 1950s

Fifty years ago, life in and around Ilford was changed irrevocably when the 32 London boroughs were formed.

Mayoress Hilary Kissin, mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin and students Aileen Sartor and Dominic Hartfree-Pearce

Sixth form students presented the mayors of London and Redbridge with banners to mark 70 years since the Nazis’ most infamous concentration camp was liberated.

The scene after Kevin Lane was killed in Woodford Green

A pensioner who killed a cyclist last year will be sentenced this week.

Burst water main on Chigwell Road has flooded the walkway and nearby allotments

A burst pipe in Woodford Green has left homes without water for most of the day.

The BMW was stolen by audacious theives

Shocking figures show nearly 5,000 cars have been stolen in Redbridge since 2009 – the highest number in the capital.

Cllr Gwyneth Deakins

Work has started on a new pedestrian crossing outside a school following a long-fought campaign by parents.

Sir Winston Churchill. Picture: PA

A nation mourned on a cold winter’s day in 1965 as a true lion of England took his final bow.

The M11 has now reopened between junction four and junction six after a woman became trapped in a car following a four-vehicle crash on Friday morning.

The M11 has been closed between junction four and junction six and a woman has been trapped in a car following a four-vehicle crash this morning (Friday).


The country’s burglary hotspots have been revealed – with three Redbridge postcodes making it into the top 10.

Ex Cabbie Ian Starkey with his book

Cab driver Ian Starkey’s life changed forever in 2003 when he suffered a severe stroke completing a circuit class at the gym.

Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings

A fashion graduate who set up a luxury vintage watch company has praised a government scheme after raking in £400,000 from international sales.

GVs of sites earmarked for housing in Redbridge
Oakfields playing fields,

Sports’ national governing bodies have joined growing calls for proposals to build on Oakfield playing fields to be abandoned.

Cllr Wes Streeting, who is running as Labour's parliamentary candidate for Ilford North

A former chairman of Ilford North Labour has accused the party of playing politics over swimming pool plans.

Osman Sadiq

A solicitor has been jailed for six years after forging almost 200 visa applications.

The damage to Woodford BBQ after a fire broke out in the early hours

The community has rallied behind the owners of a kebab shop after the building was devastated by a fire.

The council have proposed a U-turn ban on Clayhall Avenue but there is now a petition signed by a lot of the residents saying they disagree with the ban being put into place.

A controversial ban on U-turns which was overturned by councillors in November is back on the table.

The damage to Woodford BBQ after a fire broke out in the early hours

Eight people were evacuated from their flats this morning after a blaze started at a kebab shop.

People take part in a vigil in Trafalgar Square, London, after three gunmen carried out a deadly terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 people. Photo credit: John Stillwell

The gunmen responsible for shooting dead 12 people at a satirical magazine’s offices in Paris “should be eliminated”, according to a leading imam.

The classic car show at the Wanstead festival, a community attraction at Christchurch Green.

Funding for several leading festivals has been secured for 2015.

Cllr Wes Streeting 2nd right with local residents on Claybury broadway

Calls for a new roundabout at a busy junction have been dismissed by Transport for London – which claims the multi-million pound project would be too costly.

St Marys Woodford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Thieves broke into a church in the early hours of New Year’s Day and stole a safe containing silverware.

Teresa Harper Photo credit: Teresa Harper

A school governor in the borough has been named in New Year honours list for her services to education.

Councillors and families at the reopening

A library which closed its doors for four months was filled once more with the sounds of children as they celebrated its reopening.

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