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7.20am: Minor delays on the District Line due to an earlier signal failure.

Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School pupils getting involved in Mitzvah Day 2013.

Mitzvah Day - the worldwide social action event - is just as important as monetary contributions to charities.

The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

The pharmacy team, trust chief executive Matthew Hopkins, and Lauren’s family - including her son Janson and her mum and dad, Sylvia and Cyril Simmons

A memorial bench in tribute to a pharmacy technician who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 50 has been unveiled at King George Hospital.

Rita Chadha, at the RAMFEL Centre.

A leading immigrant support group has slammed defence minister Michael Fallon for his “swamped by migrants” comments, before calling for more Home Office staff to cope with the huge backlog of asylum applications.

Surinder Singh

A man caught sexually assaulting three women on the Tube has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison.

CAPTION HERE Tottenham fire station. Picture: Tony Gay

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called on members to join further industrial action following the end of a planned strike on Tuesday.

Iffat Manzoor, a carer at Seabrooke Manor, has become the first person to graduate from a pioneering dementia care programme

An Ilford carer has become the first person to graduate from a pioneering dementia care scholarship.

Senior case worker David Landau, from the Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council (RECC)

Urgent action is needed to tackle racist and religious hate crimes after hundreds of attacks were reported in Redbridge.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:00

A man caught sexually assaulting three women on the Tube has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison.

Yesterday, 07:00
Senior case worker David Landau, from the Redbridge Equalities and Communities Council (RECC)

Urgent action is needed to tackle racist and religious hate crimes after hundreds of attacks were reported in Redbridge.

Wed, 13:37
Roger Evans

Bus drivers in Redbridge were attacked or verbally abused 181 times in the past five years.

Health

Wed, 18:44

The trust that runs King George Hospital failed to properly monitor a man who died following a biopsy, official investigators have found.

Wed, 07:00
Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA)

Health experts are urging parents to “make every day a vitamin D day” to ensure their children are getting enough during the winter months.

Tue, 07:00
Intermediate care beds on the Heronwood and Galleon Unit could be moved to King George Hospital. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Health bosses have defended their consultation on the future of Wanstead Hospital following criticism from a health watchdog.

Environment

Mon, 17:09

Pupils got on their bikes to encourage their peers to stay active on the way to school.

Mon, 11:16
Children and parents enjoy a Mad Hatter themed festival at Redbridge Library

The last few days were ram packed full of creative celebrations of libraries and the arts.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas celebrations at the Karamsar gurdwara in High Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

The streets lit up last night as hundreds of Sikhs celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.

Politics

Monday, October 20, 2014

Opposition Tory councillors are bidding to “save our suburbs” from housing development they claim would “ruin the character” of Wanstead and Woodford.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Mike Gapes MP

Child poverty in Redbridge has been branded a “great concern” in the wake of a report published last week.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Anti-social spitters could soon face fines of £500 if they are caught spoiling the streets of Redbridge.

Education

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seven new Portuguese nurses have begun work at Queen’s and King George hospitals.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cllr Paul Canal

A cost-cutting plan to hand the last remaining council-run nurseries over to volunteers and private companies looks set to be approved.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt with Wes Streeting at Oaks Park High School, a Redbridge school currently undergoing expansion (Picture: Arnaud Stephenson)

Using green belt land to plug Redbridge’s 3,500 school places deficit cannot be ruled out, deputy council leader Wes Streeting has said.

Heritage

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The fates of the borough’s historic manors have differed dramatically.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
L-R Judith (Sally Lawrence) and Gerry (Chris Rees)

Eric Chappell, the comedy writer, is happy to reveal how he came up with the idea for his new play, Ground Rules.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Katharine Hurst as Marie with Mark Morgan as the drum major in last year's Redbridge Drama Centre production of the show. In the background are cast and audience members

There’s no interval, but there is the chance for a mid-show chat with the cast in a new production at Redbridge Drama Centre.

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It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

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