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Summer is well and truly here and Redbridge’s residents are experiencing “heatwave” conditions as scorching temperatures continue to rise.

Ilford station

Speed restrictions on trains due to hot weather will not affect services through Redbridge, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Michael Raviraj, 30, jailed for four years following a string of burglaries. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Michael Raviraj, 30, of West Drayton, Hillingdon, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on Monday at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Harrish Pillai, 18

A charity football tournament is due to launch in honour of a teenager who died after battling cancer.

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Cllr Dev Sharma (Lab, Newbury) confirmed that negotiations to provide swimming pools for the public in two Redbridge schools were “very well advanced”.

St Peter's Church in Aldborough Hatch is hosting its 35th annual flower festival. Roger Goffee and Martyn Stewart with their Garden of Remembrance

Floral arrangements inspired by the theme two-of-a-kind filled St Peter’s Church in Aldborough Hatch this weekend as it hosted its annual flower show.

Temperatures are predicted to reach about 30 degrees tomorrow.

With temperatures expected to reach 31C this week it’s time to dig out your sun hats.

Highlands Primary School in Ilford hosted a carnival with the theme of London.Amirah Patel in Reception

Children at Highlands Primary School, Ilford, celebrated London with a carnival dedicated to the capital last week.

St Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School in Ilford hosted a fun day. Paralympian Ade Adepitan with school pupils

Children had their faces painted and took part in games as a paralympian dropped by at a school fun day.

Crime & Court

Friday, June 26, 2015

A drink-driver has written an incredible letter to police praising the officer who arrested him, saying the Pc helped him turn his life around.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Scene of the chaos on Balfour Road, Ilford.  A broken stick is lying on the road in front of a house with a smashed window.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area around Balfour Road, Ilford, where a fight involving up to 20 people erupted last Friday morning.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Developers want to demolish the Shannon Centre, which acts as a bar at the moment, and build a six-storey block of flats.

A senior officer has responded to criticism after it emerged police waited inside their vehicles after they were called to reports of gunfire outside a nightclub.


Cllr Dev Sharma (Lab, Newbury) confirmed that negotiations to provide swimming pools for the public in two Redbridge schools were “very well advanced”.

Monday, June 22, 2015
BHP Hindu Centre in Ilford celebrated world yoga day with a free session

Around 100 people crammed into the VHP Hindu Centre, in Albert Road, Ilford, on Sunday for a free session to celebrate World Yoga Day.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Dads race for the finish line at the sports day

Parents and pupils got their running shoes on and rounded off an academic year at a sports day on Tuesday.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ron Jeffries has been in protracted communication with Redbridge Council over the untidy condition of some of the gardens near his home in Spearpoint Gardens, Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

Drivers who block up residential streets near schools will be clamped down on in a proposed scheme.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Members of Dera Sacha Sauda help clear an alleyway near Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings

An army of spiritual volunteers have cleared more than 11 tonnes of rubbish dumped in an alleyway.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

The 13th annual Redbridge Midsummer Music Festival takes place today and tomorrow in Barkingside and Ilford.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
A local forum held at Sinclair House in Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge. Picture: Ajay Nair

A local forum will be taking place tonight at William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The area around Ilford station has been designated to become a new housing zone.

The mayor of London has announced a new housing zone in Ilford, which aims to provide more than 2000 new homes, including 500 affordable houses, by 2021.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

A headteacher from Clayhall has been named the Times Education Supplement’s (TES) Headteacher of the Year.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Ursuline Academy students with their awards

A group of children decided to put a hobby they were passionate about to good use and raise money while they were doing it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
South Park Primary School. Pic: Google Streetview

A £100 prize draw, regular meetings, fines and less time off sick are some of the methods being used to improve attendance at one primary school.


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Crowds filled the streets of Ilford on Sunday to watch veterans, soldiers and cadets taking part in a parade to mark Armed Forces Day.

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Veteran Len Brace, from Clayhall, photographed at Arnhem, in the Netherlands, during a trip commemorating the 70th anniversary of the country's liberation from the Nazis in the Second World War. Picture: Keith Collman, from

A silence descended on the world 70 years ago, as the deadliest war to ever ravage our streets came to an end.

Monday, May 25, 2015
Bonny Cannon, 75, found her old friends on facebook at met up last week. They all lived on Victoria Road which was demolished in the 70s.

An Internet-savvy pensioner’s work to trace her childhood chums has paid off.

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