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A fashion student set on challenging perceptions of her area has been crowned beauty queen at a pageant.

Redbridge Council has announced plans to build a new swimming pool at Mayfield School. 

Cllr Wes Streeting with other Cllrs, pupils from the school, Head Teacher and the Chair of Governers

Details about a proposed third public swimming pool in Redbridge have been released.

Wilson Chowdhry, owner of AA Security on 73 Green lane has received hoards of junk mail. The mail is for at least ten other addresses than 73 Green lane.

Ilford’s first ever Christmas Festival will take place on Tuesday.

Househunter turned employee Jess Rodgers

It’s not every day a visit to a housing development turns into a new job – but that’s what happened to one 26-year-old from South Woodford.

Disaster Chef Laura Grant

A marketing professional with a terrible track record in the kitchen has been named one of the most hopeless cooks in Britain.

Barkingside's Make Believe Panto

The stars of Barkingside’s Make Believe performing arts company took part in their Christmas pantomime last week.

Artist Lucy Harrison at the free motion sewing event at Regent Home of Sewing in Ilford

The Ilford Palais nightclub, the Ilford Hippodrome and Fairchilds department store were all famous landmarks in the borough which have now been resigned to history.

The mayor and mayoress of Redbridge, Cllr Ashley Kissin and wife Hilary, with their grandchildren at Ken Aston Square's Christmas event

Christmas fever officially came to Barkingside last night at the switch-on for the festive lights.

Shazim Zaheer and other children in Pakistan remembering the victims. Picture: Abida Iqbal

The world has stood united in sorrow and horror since the Peshawar school attack, which saw more than 100 children murdered by the Pakistani Taliban.

Crime & Court

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A grandmother who was held up at gunpoint in her jewellery shop by two men dressed as couriers has said she “won’t let them win”.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mohsin Mallu, 28, admitted stealing almost £100,000 from the post office. Picture: PA

A post office manager who stole almost £100,000 and gambled most of it away on a betting website has had his sentencing deferred while he pays £10,000 back.

Monday, December 8, 2014
A police vehicle outside Frank Slater House Picture Ellie Hoskins

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman in Goodmayes last week.

Health

Monday, December 15, 2014

A patients’ watchdog has renewed calls for the planned closure of Wanstead Hospital to be referred to the Health Secretary after proposals were agreed by commissioners last week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sally Edwards with her petition to keep Wanstead Hospital's Heronwood and Galleon wards open in Snaresbrook, London on September 16, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Plans to close Wanstead Hospital have been given the go-ahead by health commissioners despite a 5,000 signature petition against the proposal.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
King George Hospital, Barley Lane

Coughs, colds and bruises are among reasons parents in Redbridge inappropriately rush their babies to A&E, according to health bosses.

Environment

Monday, December 15, 2014

Woes for housing tenants can be anything from plumbing troubles, to a lack of heating and hot water.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Special enforcement day in Ilford.

“I thought there had been a murder,” said one resident when met with a street full of police and council officers.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles

The secretary of state for communities Eric Pickles has agreed to review any plans to build on green belt land in Redbridge.

Politics

11:36

Details about a proposed third public swimming pool in Redbridge have been released.

07:00
Wilson Chowdhry, owner of AA Security on 73 Green lane has received hoards of junk mail. The mail is for at least ten other addresses than 73 Green lane.

Ilford’s first ever Christmas Festival will take place on Tuesday.

Friday, December 19, 2014
Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the Redbridge Labour Group and cabinet member for health wellbeing

Funding cuts to councils will have an impact on frontline services, the deputy leader of Redbridge Council has warned.

Education

Friday, December 19, 2014

A £600,000 project to transform a library and provide a new gym has been completed – with the new facility set to open in January.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Al-Noor Primary School pupils at the Recorder's offices

Their pages are filled with stories about Lionel Messi, astronauts and exotic sea creatures.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Abdul Jabbar with a bird of prey

School children got up close and personal with birds of prey.

Heritage

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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After a bin lorry lost control in the heart of Glasgow today, Police Scotland have confirmed six people have died.

‘Fromage’ kicks immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover in the Ukik phone app.

The world seems to agree: no matter how tasteless this new film, censoring freedom of speech with cyber threats is probably worse.

Seven people have also been injured in the crash which has been declared a “major incident”.

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