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The woman who escaped death after a motorcycle crashed into a bus stop where she was standing killing a 20-year-old biker and his passenger has spoken publicly for the first time.

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt during a visit to Little Ilford School, London, where he launched a plan for "zero tolerance" of homophobic language and bullying in schools in England.

The council has defended banning shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt from visiting a school over concerns about ”political bias”.

Redas Dainys, 16, (left) was the passenger on the motorcycle of Judas Pranckunas, 20, when they both died in the crash last week

New pictures of the young victims of the Clayhall motorcycle crash have been released.

The Ilford North candidates at the Woodbridge High School hustings, in Woodford Green, with the chair (third from left). Picture: Ken Mears

Clashes on education and music services broke out at a heated election debate yesterday.

Ilford North candidates attended a debate at Woodbridge High School

Young people quizzed election candidates on the topics which matter to them.

Residents protesting the closure of traffic gates Cavendish Ave in Woodford

Redbridge Council has reversed the decision to close traffic barriers in Woodford Green, after discovering it was being overcharged £34,000 to operate them.

Residents protesting the closure of traffic gates Cavendish Ave in Woodford

Redbridge Council has said no final decision has been made over whether the gates at Cavendish Avenue, Fairlawn Drive and Kelvedon Way in Woodford Green will close for good.

Justas Pranckunas from Barking was killed in the motorcycle collision on Saturday evening

An eye-witness said the “horrific” scene of a motorcycle crash where a 20-year-old biker and his teenage passenger died will never be forgotten.

Tributes to the 20-year-old motorbike rider and his 16-year-old passenger who died after a collision with a pedestrian in Clayhall

Floral tributes have been left at the scene where two young men died in a motorcycle crash.

Woodford Avenue at the junction with Lord Avenue, where the crash happened. Pic: Google Streetview

A 20-year-old motorbike rider and his 16-year-old passenger have been killed after a crash involving a pedestrian.

Man 'A' Photo credit: Met Police

Police have released these two CCTV images of two men in connection with a burglary at a children’s nursery.

Residents protesting the closure of traffic gates Cavendish Ave in Woodford

“Traffic is terrible down the high road at the moment and it will be even worse when these gates are closed.”

A robin. Picture: PA/Simon Cooper

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Russell Brand with Fiona Snowball and Chris Fallon, both helped to recovery by 1NE in the Broadway, Woodford Green

A campaign supported by comedian Russell Brand has helped save a rehab centre from closure after it received £25,000 in public donations.

Dr Sahar Hussain Photo credit: Central/ Javi Casado

The career of a GP hangs in the balance after she was found guilty on Wednesday of assaulting two Tube workers when she had trouble getting through the ticket gate.

The fox cub trapped in the football net.

A fox cub, only a few weeks old, nearly scored an own goal when it caught its neck in a back garden football net.

Dancers from the Redbridge Youth Council

Young and the more senior among us came together this week to mark the 50th anniversary since the borough’s formation.

From L-R, Cllr Emma Best, Conservative candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green Iain Duncan Smith MP, Cllr Tom McLaren, Joel Herga and resident Liz Wheatley protesting the traffic gate closures.

Residents and councillors have launched a petition to stop the gates shutting.

Geoffrey Brewer, a former councillor and Redbridge mayor who has died

A “larger than life” former councillor who served the borough for more than two decades has died at the age of 87.

Pupils dressed in pink, purple and onesies for Autism Day at Beal High School in Redbridge

Children dressed up in pink and purple to help raise awareness of autism last week at their school.

Imam, Dr Mohammed Fahim, at the South Woodford Mosque

An imam has called for young British Muslims to be proud about living in this country at a youth festival.

Woodbridge high school

A petition has been launched opposing plans to expand a school after they were approved by the council.

Staff from Orchard/Ray lodge and Oakdale Children’s Centres are congratulated by Cllr Elaine Norman

Three Redbridge children’s centres are among a select number to be judged as ‘outstanding’ in the most recent OFSTED inspection.

Black cab David Perry, 'abused position of trust' when preying on sleeping  passengers

A black cab driver has been jailed for 10 years after sexually assaulting two women who both fell asleep in his cab.

Flames 25ft high could be seen tearing through the charcoal store at Wood Oven in George Lane, South Woodford, on Saturday night. Picture: Google Maps

Flames 25 ft high could be seen tearing through the outhouse of a kebab shop in South Woodford on Saturday night.

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