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Campaign group People’s NHS held a rally in George Lane, South Woodford, on Saturday.

Cllr Robin Turbefield at the site of the vacant units in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, which are set to be turned into the Woodford Muslim Cultural Centre

A controversial community centre refused planning permission has now been given the green light after inspectors overturned the decision.

The corner of Mornington Road and Oaks Lane, Woodford Green, where Greenmantle Care Home is located. Picture: Google Maps

An unannounced health watchdog inspection found a Woodford Green nursing home had breached safety and nutritional regulations.

Police are appealing for information after a gold necklace was stolen by a man posing as a hairdresser

A thief posing as an employee at a barbers stole a man’s necklace and walked out half way through giving him a shave.

Woodford & Wanstead Photographic Society members in front of a sound mirror on a visit to Dungeness, Kent. Picture: David Tyrrell

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Wanstead Park is the largest conservation area in Redbridge. Photo credit: Redbridge Council

A conservation panel advising on planning applications has been scrapped following a heated debate at the town hall last night.

Wanstead Park is the largest conservation area in Redbridge. Photo credit: Redbridge Council

A heated debate is expected to take place tonight over plans to scrap a conservation panel which advises on planning applications.

Children from D Style Dance performing on the stage at Our Community Festival in Barley Lane Recreation Ground. Picture: Vickie Flores

Families were spoilt for choice at the weekend as Redbridge’s run of summer festivals continued.

A depiction of Wanstead House as it was before it was demolished in 1824. Picture: Geraldine Roberts

A palatial manor looms over a wooded landscape, its elegance reflected in the sparkling lake below.

Eid in the Park 2015. Picture: @harakha

“Thousands” of Muslims prayed in a park to mark the start of Eid celebrations in the borough.


The Met Police is investigating after a woman was raped at an address in Woodford Green on Wednesday.

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Councillors clashed in a heated evening of debate over how to solve the burgeoning housing shortage in Redbridge last night (Thursday).

Derelict post office in Johnston road

The owner of a former post office has said he will not clean up the mess left after all-night ravers trashed the property.

Former pupils at Woodford County High School for girls visited current pupils to talk to them about work and hold workshops.  Charlie Alder, 14, and Anu Pillay, 13 taking part in a design competition for former pupil Laura Smith who is now a designer in Brick Lane

Former pupils of a school returned to the classroom to inspire a new generation of young people.

Haven House mum Jade Morgan, left, and her son George with Rochelle Humes, right.

Glamorous star Rochelle Humes has become the first female celebrity ambassador for Haven House Chidren’s Hospice.

Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Police are appealing for information after a boy was hit on the head with a piece of masonry.

Roding Primary School

A nursery has fully reopened today after being forced to close for a week due to flooding.

Jason Smith, from Woodford Green, who died in October 2013 after failings at Whipps Cross Hospital

The partner of a man who died from internal bleeding after failings at Whipps Cross Hospital is taking legal action against the trust which runs it.

Woodbridge High School's annual art exhibition of GCSE and A-Level students' work. A level student Rochelle Austin, 17 with her work

Talented young artists celebrated the end of their exams with an exhibition showcasing their creativity.

Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE from Chabad Lubavitch speaking at a Holocaust Memorial Day event

A rabbi believes a higher power was at work when he chose to board the neighbouring carriage to one that was bombed during the 7/7 attacks.

Marks & Spencer on Ilford High Road.

The popular M&S cafe in High Road, Ilford, is set to close this month, yet its replacement in The Exchange Shopping Centre is still unknown.

Heybridge Way, Leyton, where Hassan Chaudhry drove it Pc Shopland. Photo: Google Maps

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.

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