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A school is in high spirits after it declared a new building for business courses officially open.

Participants taking part in last year's Haven House Children's Hospice Pumpkin Plod. Picture: Paul Anderson

It’s time to bring out the orange for the return of a Halloween event.

Mark Wright with Kiran Madan and Jade Morgan, whose children attend Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Blake Ezra Photography

A host of television stars turned out at an annual gala last night in support of youngsters with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green was vandalised with paint splashed over it

Vandalism of Winston Churchill’s statue has been branded “an insult to the man who saved us from the Second World War”.

Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green was vandalised with paint splashed over it

Vandals have poured orange and pink paint over Winston Churchill’s statue in Woodford Green.

Jerningham Avenue, Clayhall. Pic: Google

Five sheds were damaged by fire in Jerningham Avenue, Clayhall, early this morning (Mon).

Dancing after a yoga class at the Panjabi Centre, Ley Street, Ilford

Prayers were held before people of different faiths took part in a yoga class for Older People’s Week.

Congestion on the A406 last month.

Two car crashes in under an hour last night brought traffic on the North Circular almost to a standstill.

Young people take part in the Youth Debate as part of Local Democracy Week in Redbridge Town Hall

It is 5pm on a Monday evening and about 30 enthusiastic young people gather in a room at Redbridge Council.

Funky Mojoe after it was shut in 2014. A planning application has been submitted to turn the building into a high end restaurant.

Former South Woodford nightclub Funky Mojoe which was shut due to a High Court order could be turned into a high end restaurant.

Cllr Elaine Norman at a Youth Debate,  Redbridge Town Hall. Picture Isabel Infantes

Councillors have been accused of using the latest local forum to “take political potshots” at one another.

Tariq William-Dawodu was convicted of murder. Inset, a CCTV still showing him carrying a knife

A Woodford Green teenager has been jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy.

A man posing as a car salesman stole a Mercedes-Benz E-Class while it was being delivered to a dealership in Loughton

Police are searching for a man who drove off with a black Mercedes E220 after pretending to work at the car dealership where it was being delivered.

Police at South Woodford station. Picture: Ross Sutton

A Tube station was evacuated after police were called to reports of a “suspicious item”.

A body-worn video (BMV) camera, which was trialled by the Metropolitan Police earlier this year. Redbridge Police could use cameras like these to film burglary suspects. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

A move to film burglary suspects and hotspots has been welcomed as “a step in the right direction”.

Red Mantra bar and restaurant

A ward councillor has spoken out after Red Mantra restaurant and bar has extended its opening hours to 2am on weekends.

A High Court judge has been asked to review Sport England's decision that bridge was not a sport. Picture Joe Giddens/Press Association

Ilford Bridge Club’s organiser has agreed with legal action taken by the English Bridge Union after Sport England ruled that the game was not a sport.

Open House Weekend  at Woodford County High School. Headteacher Jo Pomeroy  showing visitors the view from the roof turret

Valentines Mansion, Bancroft’s School and The Temple at Wanstead Park were just a few of the buildings which welcomed visitors this weekend as part of Open House London.

Bancroft's School, in High Road, Woodford Green, which is taking part in Open House London this weekend. Picture: Bancroft's School

Some of Redbridge’s hidden architectural gems will be fully opened for members of the public to admire free of charge this weekend.

Three people have been arrested after drugs were found in a speeding car in Woodford Green

Three people have been arrested and bailed until November after drugs were found in a speeding car.

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26

Staff at a university have paid tribute to their former colleague by raising money for charity.

Love Lane, Woodford Green. Picture: Google Street View

Fraudsters tricked a pensioner and her son and stole a three-figure sum of money from their home.

The park in Woodford Green where

A woman was bitten by a rat after “hundreds and hundreds” were seen in a Woodford Green park last week.

Rabbi David Hulbert with the doors and ten commandments

Jews will be thinking about their migrant ancestry and the plight of refugees across Europe as a new year rolls in, according one Rabbi.

Organisers of the Hatton Special School fundraising event Kuljinder Bhachu, Gulnawaz Yasin and Akash Pandya.

A Woodford Green special needs school has raised more than £3,000 for school facilities at a golfing event, in Chigwell.

Singing Robin: David Tyrrell / Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society

Free portraits are being offered by the Woodford & Wanstead Photographic Society as part of the Wanstead Art Trail.

Fauja Singh with other runners at the Sikh peace relay event.

Runners got pumped up for a relay run as they were joined by a marathon legend.

Wanstead Park Temple is having a free exhibition about its history. Picture: Yvette Woodhouse/City of London

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Traffic disruption

Drivers on the school run have taken to Twitter to vent following severe delays on an A-road.

Ch Insp John Fish said the Broadmead Estate, in Woodford Green, is the

A Redbridge Police chief has said the Orchard Estate, in Woodford Green, is his main focus - the same week a teenager was found there stabbed.

Firefighters tackling the blaze at the Wood Oven restuarant, in George Lane, South Woodford, on Sunday. Picture: Sam Simmons

Fearful residents helped evacuate their neighbours during a kebab restaurant blaze in South Woodford, on Sunday.

Two teenagers were stabbed in a knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night.

A knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night left two teenagers in hospital with serious stab wounds.

Work on display by the Ilford Art Society Art on the Railings exhibition in Wanstead High Street

News from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Work on display by the Ilford Art Society Art on the Railings exhibition in Wanstead High Street

A round-up of news from the boroughs clubs and societies.

There will be congestion in Redbridge due to roadworks on the North Circular until September 20.

Repairs to the junction of the North Circular (A406) and the M11 will cause congestion in the surrounding roads, from now until September 20.

Golfers will be competing in a charity golf tournament in hope to raise thousands of pounds for a special school.

Wes Streeting MP at a Redbridge Islamic Centre open day earlier this year, with Vaseem Ahmed. Both Mr Streeting and the Centre's leader Bashir Chaudhry have condemned the attack on the Woodford Muslim Cultural Centre on Monday.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has spoken out against vandalism on a Woodford Green faith centre, saying it appears “to be fuelled by anti-Muslim hatred”.

Harry the tortoise has been returned following an appeal to owners Tina Nieman Da Costa and Troy Da Costa

A woman has spoken of her relief after being reunited with her pet tortoise who went walkabout in a forest.

The outside of the Woodford Muslim Cultural Centre with a boarded up window, where a brick was reportedly thrown through on Monday night.

A controversial Islamic centre in Woodford Green reportedly had a brick thrown through its window on Monday night - the latest in a spate of incidents.

Carol Head, 27, from Woodford Green

A mum of two has completed three long-distance races just months after surgery on her brain.

Eve Conway Ghazi at the Redbridge Rotary Club talk. Picture: Redbridge Rotary Club

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Shishu Sharma with a picture of her late husband Ravi

A woman whose husband died eight days after being diagnosed with cancer, has pledged all of her NHS travel expenses to Cancer Research UK.

High Road, South Woodford, where the PSPO will come into force. Picture: Google Street View

Redbridge Council is to crackdown on drinking in public places in Woodford Green and South Woodford.

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