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Reporter Ajay buys a parking ticket at 12.39pm. The video below shows Ajay trying the meter again at 2.25pm.

Seven Kings parking meter leaves shoppers frustrated

A time-warping parking meter has been shortchanging users leaving shoppers frustrated.

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Stephen Hazle, 43, was cleared of six counts of voyeurism and one count of attempted voyeurism. [Picture: PA]

Geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of colleague on toilet cleared after saying he was only in there because he was having a panic attack

A geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of his colleague on the toilet has been found not guilty after he said he was only in the women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack.

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Seven Kings Park

Nearly 70 per cent of polled residents believe car parking charges should be scrapped in all Redbridge parks

Nearly 70 per cent of residents polled believe car parking charges should be scrapped in all of the borough’s parks.

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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Mark Gill presenting the £1,300 cheque to Alicia Luther-Jones (left) and corporate relationship manager Helena Burley (right). [Picture: Barnardo's]

Former Barnardo’s boy presents Barkingside charity with £1,300 cheque

A former Barnardo’s boy has rounded up a year of fundraising for the charity by presenting it with £1,300.

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The mansion in Valentines Park

Skate disco rolls into Valentines Park

Families can strap on their skates this summer at a park attraction.

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Oladimeji Matemilola at Redbridge ABC in Clayhall Park. They are inviting everyone to come down any day over the summer to try out the club.

Redbridge Amateur Boxing Club opens doors to all in fundraising effort

A boxing club is opening to the public to raise money for its first fight night.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

UPDATE: Tickets being accepted on buses and tubes as disruption expected until 8.30pm

Train tickets are being accepted on buses and tubes after a man was killed by a train at Romford Station.

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The action is the latest in a series of walk-outs in the dispute

Redbridge firefighters to mount fresh eight day strike

Firefighters in the borough are to strike over another eight consecutive days in their row with the government over pensions, it has been announced.

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Scum surrounding the bath (Picture: Redbridge Council)

Pictures show filthy mouse-infested Ilford home where landlord let baby live

A landlord who let nine people – including a toddler – live in an “appalling” mouse-infested house in east London has been ordered to pay out £18k after being convicted of 15 offences.

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King George Hospital, Barley Lane

Doctors get app to improve care at King George Hospital

Medical professionals at King George Hospital are to start using a new mobile app to help them prescribe drugs.

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Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Ilford man in court over death of Barking cash and carry owner

A man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the death of Shammi Atwal.

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Traffic disrupted drivers this morning (Picture: PA/Tim Ireland)

Travel updates: Greater Anglia delays; slow traffic on M25 and M11

Read our updates on disruption to roads and rail services.

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Deepak Tailor, 26, founder of latestfreestuff.co.uk Picture: Latest Free Stuff

Ilford entrepreneur’s freebie website is named in top businesses list

An excelling entrepreneur’s online freebie portal has been named as one of the country’s top 100 start-ups.

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(Picture: Rui Vieira/PA)

Crash closes A12 George Green Tunnel

A crash closed westbound carriageways of the A12 George Green Tunnel this afternoon.

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How important is Twitter for councils?

How important is Redbridge Council’s Twitter feed?

Redbridge Council has published a detailed and defensive response after it was placed 235th in a list of the best council Twitter feeds – with statistics claiming just one in 44 residents follow @RedbridgeLive.

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Stephen Hazle, 43, denies six counts of voyeurism and one count of attempted voyeurism. [Picture: PA]

Teacher accused of trying to take pictures of colleague on toilet was in women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack, court hears

A geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of a colleague on the toilet was only in the women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack, a court heard.

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Greater Anglia. [Picture: Nick Ansell/PA]

TRAVEL NEWS: Train delays and cancellations and roadworks on A12 at junction with M25

The 0838 Great Anglia service from Ilford to Liverpool Street has been cancelled due to a train fault.

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Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Seventh arrest over death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

Ilford shop worker to appear at Old Bailey today charged in connection with death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal.

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Mother to pay £650 after children caught on CCTV dumping two old sofas in Ilford

A mother must fork out £650 after making her children dump two old sofas on a street corner in Ilford.

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Stephen Hazle denies voyeurism and attempted voyeurism. [Picture: PA]

Teacher took pictures of colleague while she was using staff toilets, court hears

A teacher took pictures of a colleague on his mobile phone while she was using the women’s staff room toilets, a court has heard.

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Salon owner Olesia Borovskaya, 24. Picture: The Academy

Landline numbers better for business according to South Woodford salon experiment

Landlines prove to be more customer-friendly than mobile numbers according to a physiological business experiment on a beauty salon.

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Woman in “stable but critical” condition after being hit by train at Ilford

A woman who was hit by a train yesterday at Ilford remains in a “stable but critical” condition after being airlifted to hospital.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man in court charged with murder of Peter Charles John in City of London Cemetery

A man has appeared in court accused of murder in a cemetery in east London.

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Miss UK Sarah Archer at Sue Ryder shop in Chigwell charity fundraising day.

Miss United Kingdom Beautiful Sarah Archer belly dances for Chigwell Sue Ryder shop

A Chigwell model has been preparing for an international beauty pageant with a charity belly dance.

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Cannabis plants

Redbridge police and Crimestoppers launch cannabis factories awareness campaign

The police and Crimestoppers have joined forces to raise awareness of cannabis factories.

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TRAVEL NEWS: A406 north circular delays after collision at Redbridge roundabout

Commuters are facing delays on the A406 North Circular near Redbridge Roundabout following a collision this morning.

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Ilford Jaloos 2014

UKIP councillor comes under fire after wrongly branding religious procession in Ilford a ‘nice Islamic call to war’

A UKIP councillor who wrongly branded a religious Islamic procession in Ilford a “call to war” on Twitter has been blasted.

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Janet Crosslin (right-centre) with other members of the church committee on her stall selling plants.

Ilford fundraiser puts on plant sale for Christian women’s charity

A green fingered church-goer and flower-grower put on a summer plant sale for charity on Friday.

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Jo Rodda, 38, with Simon Malyon, 42, and his sons Jack, 5 and Billy, 3

Woodford Green woman undertakes ultra-trialthlon for multiple sclerosis

A Woodford Green woman is taking on her hardest challenge yet as she attempts to be the fifth woman ever to complete a gruelling 300 mile continuous triathlon.

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Elderly woman felt ‘caught in spider’s web’ by live-in carer who ‘alienated’ her from friends

A carer who deliberately isolated a 94-year-old woman who felt “caught in a spider’s web” has been barred from her home by a top judge.

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Eid 2014 Valentines Park Ilford

EID 2014: Thousands head to Valentines Park in Ilford to celebrate end of Ramadan

Thousands of worshippers turned out at Valentines Park in Ilford this morning to celebrate Eid.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Ilford

A woman was sexually assaulted in Ilford on Thursday.

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Artist Lucy Harrison and Norma Tubridy share their music stories

Artist calls for people to share musical memories of Ilford

An artist was hoping to bring music to shoppers’ ears in Ilford last week.

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Woman sustains ‘serious injuries’ after being hit by train near Ilford

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a train near Seven Kings Station today.

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Classic Indian Dancer Amita Singaravelou at Seven Kings Got Talent at St John the Evangalist in Ilford.

GALLERY: Singers, dancers and magicians line up for Seven Kings Got Talent

Talented performers lined up to battle it out over the weekend in a talent show.

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Lee Scott MP

Ilford North MP Lee Scott stands down as PPS to Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

MP Lee Scott has stood down from his role as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling.

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Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

Leader of Redbridge Council warns cuts could hit services

Cuts of £70 million may not be achievable without significant impact on frontline services, the leader of Redbridge Council has said.

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Service users at one of the Waltham Forest sessions. [Picture: London Playing Fields Foundation]

Award-winning football project for people with mental health conditions comes to Barkingside

An award-winning scheme which uses football to engage people with mental health conditions has expanded into the borough.

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Final rehearsals for the show. Picture: Kenneth More Theatre

Musical The Hired Man to open today at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford

The First World War has had the Kenneth More Theatre treatment this weekend with two productions focusing on the conflict.

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Stephen Hazle, 43, was cleared of six counts of voyeurism and one count of attempted voyeurism. [Picture: PA]

Geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of colleague on toilet cleared after saying he was only in there because he was having a panic attack

A geography teacher accused of attempting to take pictures of his colleague on the toilet has been found not guilty after he said he was only in the women’s restroom because he was having a panic attack.

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Ashley Kissin

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin makes call for Recorder Young Citizen Award nominations

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

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