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Children at Fullwood Primary School in Barkingside enjoyed a lesson about Ilford’s oldest inhabitant, Monty the mammoth.

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Community officers are set to continue their work helping to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour.

Marjorie Tappenden

A pensioner who killed a cyclist was sentenced to a community order today and suspended from driving for three years.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

A mother who allegedly had female genital mutilation performed on her by a Clayhall doctor has condemned the practice while giving evidence in court.

1964: Sir Winston Churchill, smoking his trademark cigar,  leaves his London home for House of Commons for perhaps last time. Picture: PA

The life of one of Britain’s most famous prime ministers is being celebrated today, exactly 50 years on from his funeral.

RDWWA members with the mayor

A women’s charity was invited to Redbridge Town Hall by the mayor and mayoress.

Rashid Suleman

A market seller who stocked potentially poisonous dolls has been banned from trading.

The view of the Green Man roundabout from Whipps Cross Road, Wanstead. Picture: Google Street View

Updates on disruption to roads and train services:

The old Super Cinema in the 1950s

Fifty years ago, life in and around Ilford was changed irrevocably when the 32 London boroughs were formed.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 19:00

A pensioner who killed a cyclist was sentenced to a community order today and suspended from driving for three years.

Yesterday, 17:28
Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

A mother who allegedly had female genital mutilation performed on her by a Clayhall doctor has condemned the practice while giving evidence in court.

Yesterday, 07:00
Rashid Suleman

A market seller who stocked potentially poisonous dolls has been banned from trading.

Health

Wed, 16:29

GP commissioners have said they are “extremely disappointed” after Redbridge Council agreed to refer Wanstead Hospital ward closure plans to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Tue, 18:18
NHS unions have called off industrial action

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

Tue, 10:56
NHS unions have called off industrial action

Elderly and sick Redbridge residents are being urged to prepare for NHS industrial action in which thousands of healthcare workers will strike over pay across London this Thursday.

Environment

Wed, 07:00

Another new deal has been struck by Redbridge Council to allow swimmers to use a school pool for swimming lessons.

Mon, 09:36
Burst water main on Chigwell Road has flooded the walkway and nearby allotments

A burst pipe in Woodford Green has left homes without water for most of the day.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

Last nights residents were given the opportunity to raise their concerns and ask questions at a local forum.

Politics

Thu, 07:00

A parent teacher association has been accused of running a “campaign of fear” against a proposal to scrap funding for Redbridge Music Service.

Tue, 07:00
St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch.

Two more years of disruption could be in store for residents after council officers recommended approving a two-year extension for works to restore a quarry.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Oakfield playing fields in Redbridge (pic courtesy of @SaveOakfield)

Conservative councillors intended to press ahead with plans to build on Oakfield playing field before last year’s election, according to a member of the administration.

Education

Thu, 07:00

A parent teacher association has been accused of running a “campaign of fear” against a proposal to scrap funding for Redbridge Music Service.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Aldersbrook head Misbah Mann, back-left, governor Lady Tracey Adebowale-Jones, back-right-centre, and teacher Dean Gibson, back-right, with pupils celebrating their ofsted report success

A school has proven it’s top of the class after it was rated “outstanding” in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Friday, December 19, 2014
A £600,000 project has seen a major refurbishment of the library and the installation of a new 40 station gym and a studio. in South Woodford.

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.

Heritage

Children at Fullwood Primary School in Barkingside enjoyed a lesson about Ilford’s oldest inhabitant, Monty the mammoth.

Yesterday, 13:49
1964: Sir Winston Churchill, smoking his trademark cigar,  leaves his London home for House of Commons for perhaps last time. Picture: PA

The life of one of Britain’s most famous prime ministers is being celebrated today, exactly 50 years on from his funeral.

Thu, 14:31
The old Super Cinema in the 1950s

Fifty years ago, life in and around Ilford was changed irrevocably when the 32 London boroughs were formed.

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Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

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