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Wannabe firefighters are wanted from across the borough to reignite their fiery passion for their dream job, by signing up to the cadets.

Janet Hill, centre, celebrates with her colleagues at Downshall Primary School 30 years working as a teaching assistant

A dedicated teaching assistant has marked a major career milestone.

The Mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin turning on the Christmas lights Manford Way in Chigwell

All nationalities turned out in force for a community association’s annual Christmas event - surpassing last year’s attendance.

L-R Gayle Klein, Daniel Lassman and Eve Pollard

The so-called “First lady of Fleet Street” attended a glitzy lunch to raise funds for a care charity.

Roy Summers, 67, was last seen on Saturday afternoon

A man with dementia who went missing from a care home has been found safe and well.

The home made preserves stall at the Christmas market

The cake stalls and home-made preserves caught the imagination of those who attended one of the season’s first Christmas markets.

She will appear later today

A 19-year-old woman will appear in court today accused of abducting of two girls.

A broken down lorry has caused long delays on the A12 with London bound traffic worst affected.

Roy Summers, 67, was last seen on Saturday afternoon

Police in Redbridge are appealing for help to trace a man with dementia who went missing from a care home on Saturday afternoon.

Crime & Court

A 19-year-old woman will appear in court today accused of abducting of two girls.

Friday, November 21, 2014
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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Brendon Smith, 31, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Chigwell. [Picture: Essex Police]

Police are hunting a man over a burglary.

Health

Yesterday, 09:00

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.

Monday, November 17, 2014
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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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

Redbridge Council has been accused of putting a “dagger through the heart of democracy” after voting to change the way it scrutinises its budget proposals.

Friday, November 21, 2014
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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.

Education

Yesterday, 15:00

A schoolboy been selected to compete in professional football trials after a gruelling couple of competitive and athletic rounds in London.

Yesterday, 09:00
Roger Cornish is now campaigning for CPR to be taught in London schools

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.

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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