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Redbridge Citizens want the council to pay its contacted social care workers the living wage. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A grass roots organisation is campaigning for Redbridge Council to pay externally contracted social care workers the London living wage.

Ten candidate standing for election in Redbridge

Young people from Redbridge have until Thursday February 11 to decide who will represent them at the UK Youth Parliament.

Disabled people and members of campaign groups Transport for All and Redbridge Disabilities Consortium are attending a cabinet meeting to protest changes to the mobility scheme

An emotional cabinet meeting, with passionate public involvement, saw pressure increase on Redbridge Council to reverse its planned mobility cuts.

Striking Junior doctors on the picket line at the Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Junior doctors walked out on their second 24 hour strike at 8am this morning (Wednesday).

Cllr Jas Athwal with Georges relatives and residents at the opening

A women felt “emotional yet proud” after a new development in Redbridge was named after her deceased father.

Isabelle Parasram, from Wanstead, who is standing in the GLA elections

“Can I say first of all that I love and adore men – I’ve got three boys and a husband,” Isabelle Parasram says grinning.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

The trust running King George Hospital has insisted a timeline for downgrading the A&E has not yet been drawn up.

Ian Hislop talks to students about his education and career at the Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford

Pupils at the Isaac Newton Academy received the entertaining visit of the satirist and comedian Ian Hislop.

Redbridge College students praised along with staff for achieving a good Ofsted report

Redbridge College staff are delighted following a glowing Ofsted report that rated key areas of teaching and leadership as “good”.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 13:15
Goodmayes Lodge, Goodmayes Lane, Goodmayes. Picture: Google Street View

A carer who failed to call an ambulance when she found a vulnerable woman drowning in the bath has been jailed for four-and-a-half months.

Yesterday, 07:00
Redbridge police crack down on brothels in the borough. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/PA Images

Police have shut down 11 suspected brothels in the past month, according to new crime figures.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
The grand reopening of St Mary's Church's grand reopening of its Memorial Hall in South Woodford

A church is hoping to name rooms at its refurbished hall after some of the borough’s most notable figures.

Health

08:38
Striking Junior doctors on the picket line at the Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Junior doctors walked out on their second 24 hour strike at 8am this morning (Wednesday).

Yesterday, 17:13
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

The trust running King George Hospital has insisted a timeline for downgrading the A&E has not yet been drawn up.

Mon, 18:36
Wes Streeting MP speaking at a Google business seminar

Plans to close King George Hospital’s A&E overnight are being drawn up as the first step to downgrading it altogether, Ilford North’s MP has claimed.

Environment

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Aldborough Hatch Defence Association chairman Ron Jeffries protesting the gravel extraction area moving to Aldborough Hatch Farm. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Proposals to extend a quarry next to a residential area and historic church are to be submitted to Redbridge Council, despite a passionate campaign.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

Monday, December 14, 2015
Cllr Jas Athwal

Redbridge Council’s new enforcement team will be officially launched today (Monday).

Politics

Redbridge Citizens want the council to pay its contacted social care workers the living wage. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A grass roots organisation is campaigning for Redbridge Council to pay externally contracted social care workers the London living wage.

Disabled people and members of campaign groups Transport for All and Redbridge Disabilities Consortium are attending a cabinet meeting to protest changes to the mobility scheme

An emotional cabinet meeting, with passionate public involvement, saw pressure increase on Redbridge Council to reverse its planned mobility cuts.

Isabelle Parasram, from Wanstead, who is standing in the GLA elections

“Can I say first of all that I love and adore men – I’ve got three boys and a husband,” Isabelle Parasram says grinning.

Education

11:59
Cllr Jas Athwal with Georges relatives and residents at the opening

A women felt “emotional yet proud” after a new development in Redbridge was named after her deceased father.

Yesterday, 16:13
Ian Hislop talks to students about his education and career at the Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford

Pupils at the Isaac Newton Academy received the entertaining visit of the satirist and comedian Ian Hislop.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Children took part in a compeittion to promote the arts at Cranbrook Primary School

Anyone with doubts of how important the arts are in Redbridge only had to visit one school last week.

Heritage

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Judith Garfield, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson and Kirsty Parsons with photographs from Ilford film

A charity is capturing a snapshot of history by putting together an exhibition about the iconic photographic company Ilford Limited.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Transgender artist Margaret Pepper, 72, from Woodford Green, with her artwork. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

A 72-year-old transgender artist is to tell her “powerful” story at an LGBT+ History Month exhibition tomorrow.

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Jef Page with some pictures of his father who escaped death in concentration camps by being sent to Siberia

He closed his eyes and inhaled deeply before beginning the story of how his beloved father escaped the Nazi concentration camps after being captured by the Russian army.

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