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Redbridge Chief Executive Andy Donald

The new chief executive of Redbridge Council’s starting salary is to be £160,149 per year, documents have revealed.

The grand reopening of St Mary's Church's grand reopening of its Memorial Hall in South Woodford

A church is hoping to name rooms at its refurbished hall after some of the borough’s most notable figures.

Cher look a like Lisa Mills empties the tumble drier

For many people, living the life of a popstar would be a dream come true and for one mum-of-two it has - by impersonating her idol.

Redbridge Library

A taxi-style service to help transport disabled users around the borough is not doing its job according to the chairwoman of the Redbridge Pensioners Forum.

Jack Stevens, matron at the A&E department, tells the Recorder binge drinkers can drain the emergency department's resources

An A&E matron has warned that binge drinkers are “draining resources and expertise” at hospital emergency departments.

Aldborough Hatch Defence Association chairman Ron Jeffries protesting the gravel extraction area moving to Aldborough Hatch Farm. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Proposals to extend a quarry next to a residential area and historic church are to be submitted to Redbridge Council, despite a passionate campaign.

Tom Hardy, right in the hat, spotted filming in Wanstead. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA;Vicky Chandler

Oscar nominated actor Tom Hardy has been seen shooting a new BBC period drama in Wanstead, with some fans travelling from Brighton to see the heartthrob.

Tube strikes called off

Seven more Tube strikes have been announced today over “basic safety issues”.

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The grand reopening of St Mary's Church's grand reopening of its Memorial Hall in South Woodford

A church is hoping to name rooms at its refurbished hall after some of the borough’s most notable figures.

Friday, February 5, 2016
cow urine

As you walk down the grocery aisles you might expect to find milk, juice and other liquids but one store in Ilford has been found with a more unusual liquid on its shelves.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The number of children under 18 subject to a child protection plan has increased from 184 to 309 in the last five years

A children’s charity says a rise in the number of children being monitored for being at risk of abuse in Redbridge is “very concerning”.

Health

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Jack Stevens, matron at the A&E department, tells the Recorder binge drinkers can drain the emergency department's resources

An A&E matron has warned that binge drinkers are “draining resources and expertise” at hospital emergency departments.

Friday, February 5, 2016
The transport of children with special needs to and from school could be reviewed next year after the children and young people service committee agreed on the budget proposal

Funding cuts to school transport for children with special needs could “encourage young people to be independent”, a council cabinet member has said.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The number of children under 18 subject to a child protection plan has increased from 184 to 309 in the last five years

A children’s charity says a rise in the number of children being monitored for being at risk of abuse in Redbridge is “very concerning”.

Environment

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Aldborough Hatch Defence Association chairman Ron Jeffries protesting the gravel extraction area moving to Aldborough Hatch Farm. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Proposals to extend a quarry next to a residential area and historic church are to be submitted to Redbridge Council, despite a passionate campaign.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

Monday, December 14, 2015
Cllr Jas Athwal

Redbridge Council’s new enforcement team will be officially launched today (Monday).

Politics

Redbridge Chief Executive Andy Donald

The new chief executive of Redbridge Council’s starting salary is to be £160,149 per year, documents have revealed.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Parking meter in Cameron Road, Seven Kings. Picture: Ajay Nair

A parking expert says Redbridge is the worst place he has ever seen for parking enforcement after a BBC documentary appeared to show wardens being set ticket targets.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Redbridge Town Hall

The council has earmarked tens of millions pounds which could be borrowed for future investment projects in Redbridge.

Education

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Children took part in a compeittion to promote the arts at Cranbrook Primary School

Anyone with doubts of how important the arts are in Redbridge only had to visit one school last week.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Alan Milburn

Redbridge has been named as the third best place in the country for giving opportunities to disadvantaged children.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Bushra Tahir says it is important to empower women by helping them to learn English

English lessons are urgently needed to “empower” women in Redbridge, according to charities in the borough.

Heritage

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Judith Garfield, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson and Kirsty Parsons with photographs from Ilford film

A charity is capturing a snapshot of history by putting together an exhibition about the iconic photographic company Ilford Limited.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Transgender artist Margaret Pepper, 72, from Woodford Green, with her artwork. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

A 72-year-old transgender artist is to tell her “powerful” story at an LGBT+ History Month exhibition tomorrow.

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Jef Page with some pictures of his father who escaped death in concentration camps by being sent to Siberia

He closed his eyes and inhaled deeply before beginning the story of how his beloved father escaped the Nazi concentration camps after being captured by the Russian army.

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