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Fire in Woodford Green flat block sparks early morning evacuation

A high rise block of flats in Woodford Green was evacuated when a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

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Children were given Easter eggs and a booklet on the Easter story. Picture: Fiona Hanson

Children given Easter eggs at Barkingside Sunday service

A congregation of 80 attended the Easter Sunday service at Barkingside Methodist Church.

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Rosemary Shearman

Trial of South Woodford man accused of murdering pensioner Rosemary Shearman set to begin

The trial of the South Woodford man accused of murdering pensioner Rosemary Shearman is due to begin.

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The number of burglaries has started to fall.

Devastating impact of burglary on children in Redbridge revealed

Being a victim of crime is traumatising for anyone but being affected as a child can leave wounds that run deep into adulthood.

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Goodmayes boy Cynikal to light up Leyton in debut show

Goodmayes rapper to perform first headline gig

Goodmayes MC Cynikal will headline his first show this Thursday at Leyton Sixth Form College.

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The procession went through the town centre. Picture: Peter Musgrave.

Ilford churches take part in Good Friday walk of witness

Ilford churches joined hundreds of people across the country taking part in the Good Friday walk of witness.

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The old Barclay's bank building in Ilford could be redeveloped. Picture: Google

Development plans for listed Barclay’s bank building in Ilford

A listed Edwardian building that has lain derelict in Ilford town centre for almost five years could be put back into use.

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The couple in Australia.

The Seven Kings teacher who cycled around the world for his honeymoon

For many couples, the idea of an ideal honeymoon is two weeks of sun, sea and sand but newlyweds Kat and Steve Turner chose to cycle 30,500km around the world instead.

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Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield have been affected.

Trains will not stop at Manor Park or Ilford stations due to emergency engineering works

Trains from London Liverpool Street will not be stopping at Forest Gate, Manor Park or Ilford stations until around 2pm.

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The memorial stone on Empress Avenue

19 years on Ilford Pc who made the ultimate sacrifice is commemorated

What started out as a normal day on the job for a young Pc became a day that tragically altered everything, changing the lives of his friends, colleagues and loved ones forever.

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Huge shed fire that damaged homes in Redbridge under investigation

The cause of a huge fire in a shed that spread to a house and garage in Redbridge is under investigation.

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Titania with her fairies (Left to Right); Ganga Nair, nine, Amelia Delves, 10, Tamara Chadda 10 and Jemima Strong, nine.

Woodford Green pupils take part in Shakespeare production

Though they be but little... they can still act in an interactive Shakespeare production.

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New manager Danny Aldridge has taken over Woodford antiques fair in Woodford Memorial Hall

New manager oversees revival of South Woodford’s antiques market

After a vintage market that has been running for 30 years slipped into disarray, a new manager has begun his turnaround.

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Kingship foster carer Paula Buckley, 44 and Childrens Trust managing director Patrick Power, 58 with Kristopher the travelling teddy from Kinship Care and Grandparents Plus

‘It can be quite isolating’ - foster care campaign visits Ilford

A campaign to raise awareness for 200,000 foster carers is sweeping the country - led by a teddy bear.

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Bank holiday commuters hit with train cancellations between Romford and Liverpool Street

Frustrated bank holiday commuters are experiencing delays and cancellations of trains running between Romford and Liverpool Street.

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West Ham youngster Dylan Tombides dies aged 20 after battle with testicular cancer

West Ham forward Dylan Tombides has died at the age of 20 after his fight with testicular cancer.

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UK Power Networks’ smart metering trainee Peter McIntosh. Picture: Nigel Bowles

Ilford man one of 17 trained to lead smart-meter roll out

A man from Ilford has secured a traineeship with UK Power Networks to support the national smart meter roll-out.

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Milan Singh Lall

Redbridge Sikhs offer amazing response to cancer appeal

Two Sikh congregations have showed a united front by registering 500 donors and raising thousands of pounds to increase bone marrow donors in the borough last week.

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Harjinder Singh Bhurji

Carjacker admits stabbing Ilford garage owner

A carjacker accused of murdering a garage owner for his Mercedes has admitted stabbing him after he refused to hand over the keys.

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Lloyd James and other Leyton Orient players and staff took over the running of the Nando’s restaurant in Brentwood on Monday evening to help raise money for two of the O’s charity partners: Haven House and St Joseph’s Hospice.

Leyton Orient players take over Nando’s for Redbridge and Hackney hospices fundraiser

Leyton Orient players and staff took over the running of a restaurant to help raise money for two of their charity partners – Haven House and St Joseph’s Hospice.

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The couple in Australia.

The Seven Kings teacher who cycled around the world for his honeymoon

For many couples, the idea of an ideal honeymoon is two weeks of sun, sea and sand but newlyweds Kat and Steve Turner chose to cycle 30,500km around the world instead.

Read full story »

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