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The council is to spend £130million on creating more school places after it agreed its budget last night.

Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, London, became a smoker's paradise when London's flower children converged to take part in the Happening. The crowd gathered to support a campaign to legalise hashish and marijuana.

The Swinging Sixties generation are behind a rise in the number of pensioners being hospitalised for recreational drug use, according to experts.

Pupils at Eastcourt Independent School in Goodmayes dressed up as book characters for World Book Day

Children dressed up in their favourite characters, and wore pyjamas for a bed time story.

Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

The opposition leader has called budget plans an “attack on the elderly” after it was approved last night.

Firefighters tackle last night's blaze at the abandoned Discount Tile Centre, in Newbury Park

Footage captured by an eye witness shows flames billowing out of an apartment window above the Discount Tile Centre in Eastern Avenue, near Newbury Park station.

Raveena Kaur, five, with a duckling at Highlands Primary School, in Ilford

These fluffy ducklings are proof that spring has now well and truly arrived.

The inquest into the death of Robin Callender at Walthamstow Coroner's Court

A partially sighted severely autistic woman died after collapsing in a care home following a period of vomiting and diarrhoea, an inquest heard.

Glasbury House, which is being sold by Redbridge Council.

A cross-party panel is reviewing services such as sport, music and libraries.

Crime & Court

Thu, 07:00
The inquest into the death of Robin Callender at Walthamstow Coroner's Court

A partially sighted severely autistic woman died after collapsing in a care home following a period of vomiting and diarrhoea, an inquest heard.

Wed, 15:57
Eight-year-old Ayesha Ali was found dead at her home in Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, in August 2013

Investigators took months to unravel the bizarre web of lies and network of fictional characters created by Kiki Muddar to control Polly Chowdhury in the lead-up to Ayesha Ali’s tragic death.

Health

Yesterday, 13:00

The Swinging Sixties generation are behind a rise in the number of pensioners being hospitalised for recreational drug use, according to experts.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Nightingale Primary School in Ashbourne Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

A school has had to close its doors after bacteria was found in its water supply.

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Staff nurse Abigail Kyeremah with John Aston

Strokes are the fourth single cause of death of people in the country with coronary heart disease the biggest killer. But sites like Queen’s Hospital are driving up the standards of care, as Beth Wyatt reports

Environment

Wed, 18:39

Plans to knock down an “historic” building and replace it with a block of flats have been approved.

Wed, 15:05
The

A giant “egg whisk” has been erected this afternoon.

Tue, 17:56
London Assembly chairman Roger Evans (fifth on the left), Ilford North MP Lee Scott (third from the right), Rev Kate Lovesey (centre) and Aldborough Hatch Defence Association chairman Ron Jeffries (on Rev Lovesey's right) with residents. They are opposing plans for more gravel extraction in Aldborough Hatch. [Picture: Nicholas Smith]

Restoration work at a quarry is set to continue for a further two years after a planning application was approved.

Politics

Yesterday, 16:19

The council is to spend £130million on creating more school places after it agreed its budget last night.

Yesterday, 08:18
Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

The opposition leader has called budget plans an “attack on the elderly” after it was approved last night.

Mon, 13:15
Redbridge Council's cabinet member for housing Muhammed Javed using new passport scanners

Housing applicants will have their passports scanned in a crack down on fraud which has cost the council almost £750,000.

Education

Yesterday, 11:01

Children dressed up in their favourite characters, and wore pyjamas for a bed time story.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Beano Artist Laura Howell visited Eastcourt Independent School to teach pupils about drawing cartoons

Pupils were treated to a workshop at their school from an illustrator and cartoonist after one of their classmates won a competition.

Heritage

Wed, 18:39

Plans to knock down an “historic” building and replace it with a block of flats have been approved.

Wed, 15:05
The

A giant “egg whisk” has been erected this afternoon.

Mon, 07:00
The Temple, Wanstead Park. Picture: Friends of Wanstead Parklands

An open air cinema, augmented reality walks and boating are just some of the ideas put forward to transform a park.

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