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It’s not every day a visit to a housing development turns into a new job – but that’s what happened to one 26-year-old from South Woodford.

A £600,000 project has seen a major refurbishment of the library and the installation of a new 40 station gym and a studio. in South Woodford.

A £600,000 project to transform a library and provide a new gym has been completed – with the new facility set to open in January.

Taal at Bancroft's is a student led cultural festival of music, dance and acting

An annual cultural festival of Asian dance, music and acting took over a school this month celebrating the diversity of it’s pupils.

Mohsin Mallu, 28, admitted stealing almost £100,000 from the post office. Picture: PA

A post office manager who stole almost £100,000 and gambled most of it away on a betting website has had his sentencing deferred while he pays £10,000 back.

Salway Singers in action on Wednesday

A choir have put on a “deeply moving” concert to raise money for two charities.

Cllr Helen Coomb, cabinet member for planning and regeneration

A drop-in session about controversial plans to potentially build on the green belt is taking place next week.

Police sirens

A man is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on the A406 in Woodford.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles

The secretary of state for communities Eric Pickles has agreed to review any plans to build on green belt land in Redbridge.

The Woodford Singers at a past performance. Picture: The Woodford Singers

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

A group of teachers sing Christmas songs at the talent show in Forest Academy

There was singing, rapping and toes tapping at a school charity talent show.

Residents attend the first unofficial area committee meeting in Broadmead Baptist Church Hall.

More than 70 people attended the Tories’ first unofficial area committee meeting last night, according to Lee Scott MP.

Author Lilly Say from Woodford Green.

An 18-year-old star author who made the shortlist for the People’s Book Prize Award is to appear in two films next year.

La Sala, which opened in Woodford Green last month, hosting its first charity event in aid of Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Christmas festivities are well underway at La Sala restaurant after it hosted it first charity event this week since it opened.

George Osborne

Mike Gapes MP has called Wednesday’s Autumn Statement a further example of “broken promises” made by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cllr Wes Streeting on the new all-weather pitch at Ashton Playing Fields

Youngsters will be able to play sports to their hearts’ content at an attraction launching in the New Year.

The panel for last night's Save Our Suburbs public meeting, (left to right) cllr Emma Best, cllr Sue Nolan, cllr Chris Cummings, cllr Tom McLaren, former cllr Alex Wilson and deputy mayor, cllr Linda Huggett

Hundreds of residents turned out last night for a public meeting to discuss potential developments in Woodford.

La Sala restaurant

A man who broke into La Sala restaurant in Woodford Bridge has been jailed.

A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a car in Woodford Green.

Conservative councillors at the launch of

Campaigners opposed to housing developments in Wanstead and Woodford are meeting tonight to discuss the impact the plans could have on the area.

African Children's Choir visits Bancrot's Prep school

Students were treated to an international show on Tuesday when a Ugandan choir visited a School.

The message on the outside of the retail unit at 114-116 Snakes Lane East Photo credit: TellMamaUK

A plan to build a Muslim community centre with prayer facilities has split opinion among residents.

South Woodford station

Efforts to tackle street-drinking could be rolled out to Woodford following the success of a crackdown in Ilford.

Drivers perform U turns in Clayhall avenue

A ban on U-turns at a busy junction looks set to be scrapped after a campaign by residents opposing the plan.

L-R Gayle Klein, Daniel Lassman and Eve Pollard

The so-called “First lady of Fleet Street” attended a glitzy lunch to raise funds for a care charity.

Roger Cornish is now campaigning for CPR to be taught in London schools

A man who was saved by quick-thinking passers-by has called on Londoners to help fund the training of children in life saving skills at school.

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