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Controversial plans to move Woodford Green library ‘on the back burner’ after opposition

Controversial plans to move Woodford Green Library have been “put on the back burner” after opposition from residents.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

La Sala applies for shorter opening hours at TOWIE restaurant ahead of licensing hearing

A decision on the future of a controversial TOWIE-inspired restaurant backed by Premiership football stars will be made on Tuesday.

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Prime Minister David Cameron who has said that the advance of Islamic State extremists poses a clear danger to the future safety of Britain's streets as he explained his decision to arm Kurdish fighters.

Islamic State threat is ‘exaggerated’ says South Woodford imam

Islamic State (IS), the radical jihadist group making strong gains in Iraq and Syria, is not a threat to this country, according to a South Woodford imam.

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Police are investigating reports of vehicle thefts in the borough

Organised crime linked to spate of van thefts

A spate of van thefts could be linked to organised crime, police have revealed.

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Wanstead Rugby Club in Woodford Green held a dog show and family fun day.

Gallery: Dogs compete for top titles at Woodford Green dog show

Dogs and their owners were put through their paces at a dog show and family fun day yesterday (Sun).

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Saakshi Bansal, 18, and Safa Acmosawi, 18, picking up their A-level results at Beal High School

Redbridge A-levels 2014: Beal High School student feeling ‘awesome’ after achieving four A*s

A teenager has bagged herself a place at Cambridge University after achieving four A*s.

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Woodford County High School for Girls

Redbridge A-levels 2014: Woodford County High School for Girls

Almost half of the pupils at Woodford County High School for Girls achieved straight A*s and As.

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Redbridge A-levels 2014: Woodbridge High School

Students at Woodbridge High School have attained strong A-level results.

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Bancroft's School

Redbridge A-levels 2014: Bancroft’s School

Two pupils at Bancroft’s School have been hailed for their “remarkable achivement” after being awarded 10 A*s between them.

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Bancroft's School

Former Woodford Green teacher in court accused of grooming teenager

A former private school teacher appeared in court via video link today after he was accused of grooming a teenage girl.

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Bancroft's School

School teacher to appear in crown court this morning after sex offence allegations

A school teacher charged with four counts of sexual offences with a teenage girl is due to appear in court this morning.

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103yr old marathon runner Fauja Singh

World’s oldest marathon runner, 103, urges people to join peace marathon in Redbridge

A 103-year-old Sikh runner is urging people from all faiths to join a peace marathon calling for an end to war.

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Young Citizen Laura Klein,

Volunteer Laura Klein nominated for Young Citizen Award

An inspirational volunteer who helps children with learning disabilities has been nominated for our Young Citizen Award.

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Update: Wartime bomb shell found in Woodford Green

A hazard zone was set up around Princes Avenue, Woodford Green yesterday following the discovery of an ordnance shell.

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Unexploded device found in Woodford garden

A hazard zone was set up around Princes Avenue yesterday following the discovery of an ordnance shell.

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Bancroft's School

Woodford Green teacher charged with child sex offences

A school teacher has been charged with four counts of sexual offences with a teenage girl after breaching bail conditions.

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Chandra

Woodford Green hockey coach honoured for work in London Youth Games

A 75-year-old hockey coach has been praised for his service to the sport in schools during an event at the Houses of Parliament.

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Rt Hon Lord Lingfield presenting Haven House volunteer Don Foster with the Order of Mercy. [Picture: Rupert Pearson]

Dedicated volunteer at Woodford Green hospice presented with special medal

A long-serving volunteer at a hospice has been rewarded with a medal for his hard work.

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OMG cast. Picture: Make Believe UK

Barkingside stage stars put on West End show OMG!

Budding stage stars have graced the West End in a mini season of performances of a “mega mix” musical in London.

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Mark Gill presenting the £1,300 cheque to Alicia Luther-Jones (left) and corporate relationship manager Helena Burley (right). [Picture: Barnardo's]

Former Barnardo’s boy presents Barkingside charity with £1,300 cheque

A former Barnardo’s boy has rounded up a year of fundraising for the charity by presenting it with £1,300.

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Traffic affected drivers this morning (Stock picture: PA/Tim Ireland)

Travel updates: Greater Anglia delays; slow traffic on M25 and M11

Read our updates on disruption to roads and rail services.

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Salon owner Olesia Borovskaya, 24. Picture: The Academy

Landline numbers 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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Children enjoying themselves at one of the Splash days at the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Pictures: An adventurous summer for the children of Redbridge

The Recorder has been keeping an eye on the exciting variety of activities that are keeping the children entertained this summer.

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The new sergeants at Ilford police station

Police to push for more officers as force faces ‘exceptionally busy weekend’

Police called for reinforcements from other boroughs on Friday as they were faced with an “exceptionally busy” period.

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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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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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