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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.

Madhia Liaquat, 13, has raised money for Great Ormond Street hostpital by baking, 5k runs, and gets support from local businesses. She is also an ambassador for autism and goes out and about in the local community to raise awareness (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A kind-hearted girl who has always tried to help those less fortunate has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Young Citizen Award.

The A406 between Ilford and Redbridge Roundabout is gridlocked following an earlier accident.

A 56-year-old man who exposed himself in a churchyard has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Do you recognise this man?

A man exposed himself and performed a sex act on an afternoon train in front of a 14-year-old girl and her mother.

The Bishop of Barking Peter Hill  meeting Rabbis from the borough with the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Ashley Kissin

The Bishop of Barking met several leading orthodox rabbis last week to discuss religious community cohesion in the borough.

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.

Crime & Court

Fri, 13:06

A man exposed himself and performed a sex act on an afternoon train in front of a 14-year-old girl and her mother.

Thu, 12:18
Brendon Smith, 31, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Chigwell. [Picture: Essex Police]

Police are hunting a man over a burglary.

Wed, 19:00
John Wunderle who has been jailed after sexual offences involving a 15-year-old girl

A private investigator hired by the family of teacher John Wunderle’s victim to find out if he was still seeing their daughter has described it as the “most rewarding work you can do”.

Health

44 minutes ago

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.

Mon, 15:06
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.

Friday, November 14, 2014
King George Hospital

The trust which runs King George Hospital has raked in more than £6million from car parking charges over the past five years, new figures show.

Environment

Wed, 15:47

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

Fri, 11:29

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

Wed, 15:47
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.

Tue, 12:00
Mike Gapes, MP for Ilford South

An MP is calling for the voting age to be dropped after backing a motion to debate the topic in Parliament.

Education

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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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Trustee Sue Nash poses with youngsters from Leading Our Lives Youth Project

A youth club for children with communication disabilities has been running for over 15 years but after losing their funding a couple of months ago they have decided to go it alone.

Heritage

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Members of the Ilford 84 branch of the Parachute Regimental Association with their memorial in Coronation Gardens, Romford

Remembrance Sunday was more poignant this year for one veterans’ group, which unveiled a tribute in memory of its former members and other servicemen.

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Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

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