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A Lithuanian builder who repeatedly slammed his pregnant girlfriend’s head into a brick wall when she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for nine years.

Man, 43, has been charged by police

A 43-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an attack on a woman in Ilford Lane on Tuesday evening.

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.

Vet nurse Nicola Young treats a homeless dog into the hydrotherapy pool at Animal Ark

A poorly puppy wants nothing more than a new home for Christmas.

Sumera Ahmad, 10, from Cranbrook Primary School, with Mrs Ahmad

A mother who has successfully battled cancer has praised her 10-year-old daughter for donating her “beautiful” hair to charity.

Police sirens

London’s police chief branded prostitution in Ilford Lane a “menace and a blight” as he addressed residents just hours before a support worker was attacked with a knife at the notorious site.

Traffic is queueing in both directions on the A12 Eastern Avenue following an earlier accident and a spillage.

South Woodford station

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

Michael Rosen Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA

A former poet laureate will give a video conference from a primary school to nine others, before judging a poetry slam competition.

Crime & Court

46 minutes ago

A Lithuanian builder who repeatedly slammed his pregnant girlfriend’s head into a brick wall when she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for nine years.

Man, 43, has been charged by police

A 43-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an attack on a woman in Ilford Lane on Tuesday evening.

Police sirens

London’s police chief branded prostitution in Ilford Lane a “menace and a blight” as he addressed residents just hours before a support worker was attacked with a knife at the notorious site.

Health

Yesterday, 07:00

Police say they are often forced to take patients to hospital because ambulances are unavailable.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
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.

Monday, November 17, 2014
The A&E at Queen's Hospital, Romford. Inset: health secretary Jeremy Hunt (Pictures: PA)

Queen’s and King George hospitals are set to receive millions of pounds to avert a winter health crisis.

Environment

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A shadow minister has waded into the debate over Redbridge’s housing crisis – calling for compromise following proposals to build homes on the green belt.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Premduth Goburdhun recently bought dog food from Barking Asda, which was a year out of date. His dog King was ill and taken to the vets and he is now seeking compensation.

An elderly dog-owner is demanding compensation from a supermarket after he was sold dog food more than a year out of date.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Residents, local politicians and members of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association. [Picture: Nicholas Smith]

The architect of a campaign which has opposed plans for more gravel extraction in Aldborough Hatch is “very pleased” after the proposals were postponed, but has warned the fight is not over yet.

Politics

Mon, 07:16

Redbridge Council has been accused of putting a “dagger through the heart of democracy” after voting to change the way it scrutinises its budget proposals.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Intermediate care beds on the Heronwood and Galleon Unit could be moved to King George Hospital. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Answers have been demanded from health commissioners over controversial plans to close wards at Wanstead Hospital.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Ilford North, Wes Streeting with Caroline Flint MP

A shadow minister has waded into the debate over Redbridge’s housing crisis – calling for compromise following proposals to build homes on the green belt.

Education

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A schoolboy been selected to compete in professional football trials after a gruelling couple of competitive and athletic rounds in London.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Chadwell Primary School, pupils have put up a sea of poppies to commemorate WW1.

To commemorate those who have fought in wars for our country one group of students came up with their own creative idea.

Heritage

Yesterday, 15:34

Fans of the historic Cauliflower pub have rallied behind its owners after the opening was delayed.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wing from a First World War biplane and a shell at Redbridge Museum's exhibition

Discover more about the borough’s connections to the Great War through a new attraction.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Barkingside having a plaque and dedication service to mark Armistice Day. The mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin attended the service at Barkingside Cemetery

The community took a moment to pause today and remember all those who have served our country.

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Winds of 88mph (141kph) and mutant hailstones meant it certainly wasn’t barbecue weather.

EastEnders actress Linda Henry will go on trial accused of racially aggravated harassment.

If this adorable thank you card is anything to go by, we can’t wait to see their Christmas card.

Just in case you were wondering, Westminster Cathedral isn’t a mosque.

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