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Housing and homelessness undersecretary Heather Wheeler was asked to take action to help rough sleepers who cannot access government support due to their immigration status during her visit to the borough yesterday, November 7.

More than 150 people came together at a Chigwell banqueting hall to celebrate the festival of lights with dancing, singing and fireworks.

Ten people have died homeless since October last year – six of them from India, stranded on the streets of Ilford.

Sodhi Singh died at the King George Hospital on Saturday, November 3. He is the tenth person known to have died homeless in Redbridge since October last year.

About 2,000 worshippers from across the capital gathered at an Ilford Hindu temple at the end of a long day of autumn fasting to mark Karva Chauth.

Letters from an aeroplane crash, relics from a national disaster and correspondence between long lost lovers.

Prayer, martial arts and the raising of a flag marked the official opening of a Chadwell Heath school building inspired by the famed Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

A 61-year-old homeless dad trying to return to India but stuck without documentation, found dead on Redbridge Council’s doorstep.

Cricket: Surrey fight back against Essex

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It was the stuff of champions at the Kia Oval as Surrey, facing a huge first innings deficit of 410 against Essex, fought back thrillingly through memorable hundreds from Jason Roy and Ollie Pope.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced first professional contracts for Rishi Patel and Shane Snater, as well as an extension for Michael Pepper.

The tragic death of a rough sleeper has prompted the council to write to the government and urge it reform its immigration policy.

Essex fast bowler Jamie Porter was delighted to help the 2017 champions wrap up an innings victory over Worcestershire soon after lunch on day three of their County Championship Division One encounter at Chelmsford.

Cricket: Vijay set for Essex home debut

Monday, September 17, 2018

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Cricket: Essex reveal Foster departure

Friday, September 14, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract.

Simon Harmer’s best figures of the season and Murali Vijay’s second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Nottinghamshire (177) lead Essex (133-5) by 44 runs

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week’s trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Cricket: Essex add Indian batsman Vijay

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Indian batsman Murali Vijay until the end of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship campaign.

Cricket: Cook commits to Essex until 2021

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Alastair Cook has committed his future to the club and signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the defending county champions for the next three years.

Concern over a damp spot on the bowler’s run-up at the River End caused the abandonment of the first day of Essex’s Specsavers County Championship match with Hampshire at Chelmsford.

The borough’s Hindu community has been celebrating the bond between brother and sister this weekend while gearing up to mark the birthday of one of its most revered gods - Krishna.

A Newbury Park resident who used to work and live in India where heavy rain and flooding has killed more than 400 people is trying to fundraise £5,000 to help re-build houses in the devastated community.

It is estimated that there are around nine million deaf or hard of hearing people in the UK - and in London there is a huge deaf community, many of which don’t consider deafness as a disability, but as part of their identity.

More than 500 people from the borough’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community joined 35,000 worshippers from across the world at an event to pledge allegiance to their Caliph.

England’s hopes of winning the Hockey World Cup on home soil are over following a quarter-final defeat to defending champions the Netherlands.

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