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(From left to right) Cllr Tom Mclaren, Brian Huggett (chairman), George Fisher, Cllr Micheal Stark, Chingford and Woodford Green MP and minster for pensions Iain Duncan Smith and Cllr Jim O'Shea outside Woodford Green Library which they are campaigning to save.

Calls for a new Woodford Green Library boosted by MP’s support

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has joined calls for a new library to be built after plans to relocate services were shelved.

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Leyton and Wanstead MP, John Cryer

Poll: Redbridge MPs cost taxpayer £580k a year in expenses

Redbridge’s Labour MPs say they have had to claim more than £160,000 each in expenses because of hugely increased workloads following cuts to the welfare system.

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The vehicle on fire (Picture: Emdad Rahman)

Car fire causes severe disruption on A406, Ilford

A car fire on the A406 in Ilford caused hours of disruption on the roads this morning.

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L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

South Woodford imam joins calls for Muslim community to pray on London Jumma Peace Day

An imam has joined calls across the capital from the Muslim community for a day of peace this Friday following the murder of David Haines by Islamic State (IS).

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Linus Okrah, of Chester Road, Wanstead (Picture: British Transport Police)

Wanstead ticket clerk jailed over £100k scam

A Wanstead man who conspired with five colleagues to illegally create Oyster card credit as part of £100,000 ticketing scam has been jailed for 18 months.

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Music, theatre and food have been on offer at previous Woodford Festivals

Woodford Festival 2014: Wealth of talent on show across 30 locations

Music, dance, poetry, theatre and delicious food will all be on offer at Woodford’s nine-day festival spectacular.

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Hatton School head Sue Blows, with tournament winner Julien Jabes and organiser Gulnawaz Yasin

Golf club raises £2k for school sensory facilities

A Chigwell golf club hosted a charity tournament and raised in excess of £1,800 towards a school’s sensory facilities.

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'This swindle is not a victimless crime' (Picture: British Transport Police)

Woodford Green woman, 27, fined over iPhone fraud

A Woodford Green woman has received a fine for claiming she had lost her iPhone when she had sold it.

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One of the spectactors Cheryl is looking to trace (Picture: Cheryl Gabriel)

You thought no one in Woodford Green at the Tour de France was looking at you?

Spectators squinted, stretched and craned – but they probably didn’t expect any cameras to be trained on them as the Tour de France dashed through Woodford Green.

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Ahmad Sikanartey targeted Ikea stores in London and Essex including Wembley, Croydon, Tottenham and Thurrock

Woodford Green fraudster jailed for £10,000 Ikea scam

A fraudster who obtained instant credit in Ikea stores in London and Essex by providing fake and stolen ID has been jailed after he was snared by police.

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James 'Arg' Argent

Towie star James Argent’s parents: ‘We’ve still not spoken to our son after disappearance’

The parents of The Only Way is Essex star James Argent say they still don’t know what happened to their son after he was reported missing for 24 hours last weekend.

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Valentines Mansion

Take a tour around Redbridge’s architectural highlights for Open House London

Discover the borough’s architectural gems at an annual celebration this month.

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Cullen Stone, aged, nine, with his catch of the day.

Children get hooked on fishing at Redbridge Lakes

Children got hooked to reeling fish in, as they were invited to take part in a fishing competition.

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L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

South Woodford imam condemns ‘barbaric and inhumane’ acts of Islamic State

As the world reacts to a second beheading of an American journalist, a South Woodford imam has condemned the “barbaric and inhumane acts” of Islamic State.

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James 'Arg' Argent

Towie star James Argent’s disappearance causes police man hunt and Twitter campaign

Towie star James Argent was forced to publicly apologise after causing a missing person police alert after claiming to turn up at the wrong airport.

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Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Fundraiser nominated for Young Citzen award for helping raise over £76,000 for children’s hospice

A nine-year-old girl who caught the fundraising bug early in life has been nominated for the Young Citizen award after helping raise over £76,000 for a children’s hospice.

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The Buckhurst branch of the charity Parkinsons UK moved location to Broadmead Baptist Church. Chief executive Parkinson's Uk Steve Ford,  Lee Scott MP, Mayor Ashley Kissin, with his wife Mrs Hilary Kissin, Marion Caruth Chair Buckhurst Branch Parkinsons UK, Susan Kennedy Treasurer and Kris Krishnan Organiser.

Parkinson’s UK Buckhurst branch make move to Woodford Green church

A parkinson’s disease charity was not short of support as they welcomed guests to the grand opening of their new branch.

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Highbeam House development in Woodford Green. Picture: Grant Frazer

Woodford Green property buyers offered £35k worth of free add-ons

High-end property buyers are being offered new incentives to help them part with their cash.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

La Sala granted licence for controversial Woodford Bridge restaurant

A controversial restaurant backed by Premiership footballers has been granted a licence after agreeing to shorten its opening hours.

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plans for the exterior of La Sala, Woodford Green

Decision over licence for controversial TOWIE restaurant backed by Premiership footballers expected today

A decision over whether to grant a licence to a controversial restaurant backed by Premiership footballers is expected today.

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Costa staff at the event on Saturday. From left to right: Mohamed Boughaid (barista maestro) Rimon Islam (OPS manager) Wiloa Zarzyczna (assistant manager) and Antony Tagliamonti (franchisee at Costa)

Staff pedal for poverty at Woodford Bridge cafe

It was thirsty work at a Woodford Bridge cafe last weekend as staff pedalled to raise cash for poor coffee growers.

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Phil Smith works as manager of housing standards for Redbridge Council (Picture: Phil Smith)

Council worker helps police nab Ilford bag snatcher

An eagle-eyed council worker has been praised by police for helping catch a bag snatcher.

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Charity golf tournament hopes to raise thousands for Woodford Green special school

Volunteers are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a special school in Woodford Green with a charity golf day.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Woodford County High School

Nearly 100 per cent of pupils at Woodford County High got five or more GCSEs above a grade D, data from Redbridge Council shows.

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Redbridge GCSEs 2014: Trinity Catholic High School

Around 80 per cent of students at Woodford Green’s Trinity Catholic High School obtained more than five A*-Cs in their GCSEs – including in English and maths, provisional results say.

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Woodford Green Library

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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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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The man was found with a stab wound and bite marks on Wanstead Flats (Picture: PA Images/Stefan Rousseau)

UPDATE: Third teen arrested after off-duty policeman stabbed and bitten

UPDATE: A 13-year-old boy has also been arrested in connection with the violent attack. All three teenagers have been bailed to attend an east London police station in late October.

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Christian Donavan, 15, cycled 167 miles to raise money for three charities.

Young Citizen Award: Christian cycles from Yorkshire to Wanstead for charity

A schoolboy who cycled more than 160 miles to raise money for children’s charities has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards, sponsored by Exchange Ilford.

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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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