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The leader of Redbridge council has dismissed concerns over the future of the borough’s grammar schools if a Labour government is elected next month.

Give a Dog a Coat Appeal's Lara Evans, pictured, is urging people to knit dog coats or donate old ones for dogs with homeless owners.

Spring might be around the corner but for homeless dogs there is always a chill in the air.

With six weeks left until polling day, the Recorder is launching its coverage of the general election – and we want you to get involved.

The scene in Grove Hill, South Woodford, after a car overturned in a street. Picture: London Ambulance Service

A man has been taken to hospital after his car flipped over in a street.

Community clear-up and fun day in Loxford park

Shovels, brooms and bin bags were at the ready as volunteers cleaned a park.

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

City Gate House, in Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill

Police were called to two small fires at the Citygate House apartment block, in Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, at 5.40pm.

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

Russell Brand has joined a campaign to save a rehab centre set up by a mother and daughter after addiction destroyed their family.

MiHomecare, based in Bourne Court business park, has been rated

A care company providing support to more than 170 vulnerable people is “not safe”, according to a report which has rated it “inadequate”.

Author Mike Hollow. Picture: Stephen Crockford

A former journalist is set to explore east London’s criminal underworld during the Blitz.

Woodford Symphony Orchestra

They’ve been entertaining classical music fans for the past five decades.

New King Solomon High School headteacher Michael Slater

A headteacher whose past efforts in turning around a failing school were noted by David Cameron is taking charge of King Solomon High School.

Iain Duncan Smith with unhappy residents in South Woodford who are campaigning against planning permission to build a four storey building and car park across the road from their street.

A developer’s appeal over rejected plans to build a block of flats opposite a school has been rejected following a campaign by residents.

Winner of the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Young Citizen Award, Isabella Field

A nine-year-old who took to fundraising following the death of her big sister was named our Young Citizen 2014 winner at the Mayor’s Community Awards.

Winner of the Creating a Safer Redbridge individual award, Audine Brandford

Redbridge’s best and brightest turned out in their glad rags on Monday for the annual Mayor’s Community Awards at the town hall.

Carers and users celebrate 25 years of jewish care

Tea and dancing were on the menu yesterday (Monday) at a Redbridge care centre to celebrate 25 years of Jewish Care.

Author and Historian Kate Williams with the Mayor Ashley Kissin and Mayoress Hilary Kissin with MS charity staff at the MS Charity celebrity lunch at Prince Regent Hotel in Woodford Bridge to raise awareness of the cause

A charity which held a special lunch with a celebrity guest to raise money for multiple sclerosis has raised £1,450.

Sahil Patel, 30. Picture: Metropolitan Police

A “drugs to order” gang has been jailed for a total of 33 years.

Firefighters tackle last night's blaze at the abandoned Discount Tile Centre, in Newbury Park

Footage captured by an eye witness shows flames billowing out of an apartment window above the Discount Tile Centre in Eastern Avenue, near Newbury Park station.

Glasbury House, which is being sold by Redbridge Council.

A cross-party panel is reviewing services such as sport, music and libraries.

Nightingale Primary School in Ashbourne Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

A school has fully reopened after it had to close when bacteria was found in its water supply.

Redbridge Council's cabinet member for housing Muhammed Javed using new passport scanners

Housing applicants will have their passports scanned in a crack down on fraud which has cost the council almost £750,000.

St Margaret 3rd Cub and Beaver Scouts taking part in a workshop at Tesco in Barkingside. Picture: St Margaret 3rd Cub and Beaver Scouts

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

John Clifton, church leader at the Salvation Army

Homelessness has been branded the “human cost of the housing crisis” as the row over where to build new homes in the borough heated up.

The students at Woodford County High wrote and performed a pantomime for Haven House Children's Hospice

Children at Haven House Hospice enjoyed a special performance of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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