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Salon owner Olesia Borovskaya, 24. Picture: The Academy

Landlines better for business according to South Woodford salon experiment

Landlines prove to be more customer-friendly than mobile numbers according to a physiological business experiment on a beauty salon.

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Jo Rodda, 38, with Simon Malyon, 42, and his sons Jack, 5 and Billy, 3

Woodford Green woman undertakes ultra-trialthlon for multiple sclerosis

A Woodford Green woman is taking on her hardest challenge yet as she attempts to be the fifth woman ever to complete a gruelling 300 mile continuous triathlon.

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Deputy mayor Linda Huggett

Plans to relocate Woodford Green Library slammed by councillor, who believes axing of area committees to blame

A library earmarked for relocation is a victim of the “abolishment of the voice of local democracy” brought about by the axing of area committees, according to a councillor.

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Two men and one woman arrested on suspicion of Woodford Green burglary

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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Prettiest bitch competition

Thousands raised for guide dog training school at family fun day

More than £9,000 has been raised at a fun day hosted by The Guide Dog Training school in Woodford Green.

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Charlotte Terry, Rachel Flower, Sophie Nathan, Teena Antoniou and Lauren Beard before the race

‘Haven House Hunnies’ raise £1,700 for the Woodford Green hospice through running a 10k race

A group of hospice workers raised nearly £2,000 for children with life-limiting illnesses by tackling a race on Sunday.

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South Woodford Library

‘A really good start’ - New £600,000 South Woodford library announced

A new £600,000 development to bring a new gym and refurbished library to South Woodford has been hailed as a “really good start” by the new deputy leader of the council.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

Marbella nightspot’s arrival in Woodford Green divides opinion

The arrival of a Marbella nightspot offering food and entertainment in Woodford Green has divided opinion among neighbours.

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Redbridge Drama Centre staff

Theatre given a boost with grant of nearly £390,000 for South Woodford drama centre

Theatre in the borough will continue to flourish thanks to a grant of almost £390,000.

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Ian Duncan Smith with Travellers Friend pub owners Scott Randall, left, and Andrew Zacharia.

MP Iain Duncan Smith raises a glass to Woodford Green pub saviours

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith toasted the latest landlords of a pub that now flourishes where it once struggled.

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L-R Cllr Emma Best, Church End Conservative, Joel Herga and Cllr Tom McLaren in Queen Mary's Avenue.

CCTV “a big win” for Queen Mary’s Avenue residents in South Woodford estate after two years of anti-social behaviour

Residents on a notorious South Woodford estate blighted by anti-social behaviour have welcomed the installation of two CCTV cameras after months of campaigning.

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An unknown spectator was hit by a passing cyclist (Picture: Adam Steppings)

Video: Tour de France cyclists crash on Woodford New Road

Footage has emerged showing the dramatic moments several cyclists crashed as the Tour de France pelted down Woodford New Road yesterday afternoon.

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Members of Almaston Lodge, who donated money to Haven House Children's Hospice under its Pay for a Day scheme. [Picture: Haven House Children's Hospice]

Masonic Lodge donates more than £3,000 to Woodford Green hospice to provide 24 hours of care for sick children

A hospice has received a donation of more than £3,000 to go towards caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.

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Churchfields pupils performing at the summer show.

Gallery: Churchfields Junior School put on summer spectacular and receive Mini Games shield

A sporty school held their annual summer spectacular show while receiving a shield from the mayor for coming out on top in a borough-wide games competition.

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Tour de France cyclists make their way down High Road Woodford Green (Picture: Paul Bennett)

Tour de France: Long-awaited glimpse over in moments for Woodford Green spectators

It was over in seconds - but spectators came out in their droves today for the Tour de France’s once-in-a-lifetime dash through Woodford Green.

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Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last year

Tour de France spectator hit in Woodford New Road by passing cyclists

A spectator was involved in another crash in this year’s Tour de France as the cyclists entered London today.

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Ellie Gibb has her face painted by Emma Japry

Gallery: All the fun of the Fairlop Fair

Bicycle ballet, Mad Hatter tea parties and Morris Men were just some of the attractions at this year’s Fairlop Fair.

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High Road Woodford Green at 12.20pm

Tour de France: Excitement builds in Woodford Green, Redbridge

Anticipation is growing in Woodford Green as the leafy suburb prepares to welcome the Tour de France to London.

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Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last year

Tour de France to zip through Woodford Green, Redbridge, today

If you see a man clad in yellow lycra zip past you in Woodford Green today, don’t be alarmed.

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King Solomon High School.

King Solomon headteacher Dr Paul Doherty reveals tools to get school ticking again

It seems apt that as the World Cup reaches its finale a headteacher has revealed he wants his pupils to focus “like a football team before they play”.

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Ronnie and Reggie's PR manager James Campbell

The Chigwell pensioner who became the Kray twins’ PR man

It’s been five decades since the Kray twins’ rise to celebrity – and infamy.

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Actors at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Fun for all the family as Fairlop Fair returns today

An action-packed attraction full of fun for all the family returns today.

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Charlotte Terry, Rachel Flower, Sophie Nathan, Teena Antoniou and Lauren Beard before the race

Staff from Woodford Green hospice taking on running challenge

Workers from a children’s hospice will take on a running challenge to raise money for it.

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Woodford Green High Road on the Tour de France route

Tour de France hits Redbridge - send us your pictures

Such sights Redbridge has never seen: in three days’ time, world-class cyclists clad in lycra will spend 10 minutes whizzing through the borough, and we’re keen to hear from you.

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Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way

South Woodford mosque imam - Councillors are “playing politics” over planning application

The imam at South Woodford Mosque has accused councillors of worrying about votes after their decision to reject redevelopment plans for the second time in seven months this week.

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Ex-footballer Linvoy Primus coaches children at Oakdale Junior School,

Ex-Charlton and Portsmouth footballer explores his faith with schoolchildren in Barking Diocese

The spectacle of a coaching session with a former Premier League footballer was almost too good to be true for this group of schoolchildren.

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Images of South Woodford Mosque which were handed to Redbridge Council

South Woodford Mosque plans rejected

The latest planning application for the redevelopment of the South Woodford Community Centre Mosque has been rejected after only one councillor voted in favour of the plans.

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Scott Jackson with his son Thomas at the cycle challenge. Picture: Haven House

Man launches London to Monte Carlo charity cycle challenge for son’s Hospice

A man set off on his cycle to launch a thousand mile challenge to raise money for his son’s hospice.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

Spanish bar that attracts The Only Way is Essex stars set to open in Woodford Green

A Marbella nightspot that has featured in hit TV show The Only Way is Essex is set to “invade” Woodford Green.

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The coach stopped outside Ilford Police Station

‘Illegal immigrant’, 16, found clinging to coach outside Ilford Police Station after school trip

A Sudanese teenager was found clinging on to the underside of a coach packed with Ilford schoolchildren returning from a trip to France.

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Fireman David Neicho from Ilford has received a £7,500 payout after claiming he was denied drinking water during a fire.

Flat blaze firefighter in water row victory

A firefighter who was hospitalised with dehydration following a huge flat fire in Gants Hill has received a four-figure payout following a three-year battle.

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Actors at last year's Fairlop Fair. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Fairlop Fair returning to Redbridge with fun for all the family

An action-packed attraction full of fun for all the family is returning to the borough on Saturday.

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Features See all

Final rehearsals for the show. Picture: Kenneth More Theatre

Musical The Hired Man to open today at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford

The First World War has had the Kenneth More Theatre treatment this weekend with two productions focusing on the conflict.

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Stephen Hazle, 43, denies six counts of voyeurism and one count of attempted voyeurism. [Picture: PA]

Teacher accused of trying to take pictures of colleague on toilet was in women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack, court hears

A geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of a colleague on the toilet was only in the women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack, a court heard.

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Ashley Kissin

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin makes call for Recorder Young Citizen Award nominations

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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