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A look back at the biggest stories of the week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Barnardo’s has launched a new service to help young people bridge the gap between adolescence and independent living.

A teenager who pulled out a crowbar in a popular shopping centre on his way to school told the court that the incident began because a boy was “staring” at him.

The Metropolitan Police is targeting youth knife crime through its specialist Operation Sceptre taskforce. EMMA YOULE asks why knife attacks on under-25s are peaking in Redbridge and across the capital - and finds out what the force is doing to tackle this

In defiance of the divisive rhetoric of US President Donald Trump, Redbridge residents of all faiths came together to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Eid and Diwali.

This week beginning Tuesday evening (December 12) for eight continuous days, the Jewish world celebrates Chanukah – the festival of lights.

More than 60 people joined the Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association for their annual celebration of religious events on Monday.

Wind and rain were not enough to dampen the festive spirits of Redbridge’s joyful joggers on Sunday as dozens took on the mayor’s Christmas fun run.

A Sikh running club gave back to the community recently by hosting a charity event to raise money for a young girl with an incurable brain tumour.

Nominations for the annual Mayor’s Community Awards have opened.

Hundreds of proud youngsters and their equally proud parents and teachers cheered and clapped at a raucous Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards on Thursday, November 30,

Now that we have reached mid-November we can officially start the Christmas countdown.

More than 600 Uganda Asians, exiled 45 years ago by General Idi Amin, reunited in Seven Kings on Saturday.

The murder of a man in his twenties who was attacked and beaten by a group of up to five men in Ilford High Road does not appear to be gang-related says a source close to the investigation.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, November 10, 2017

lan and Angela Banner, of Redbridge Pensioners’ Forum, share their views of the borough

Will you be a red-faced Rudolph or a suave Santa?

With crunchy leaves on the ground and a cooler wind in the air, autumn has officially arrived and so has the annual pensioners tea party.

A Jeremy Corbyn supporting Redbridge councillor has instructed a lawyer to represent him against the Labour Party, after he was deselected for next year’s council elections.

After four years of building, the new Chabad Lubavitch Centre officially opened to Redbridge’s Jewish community this month.

Councillors came out in force to celebrate the frame completion of a new housing development in Ilford on Friday (October 20). The Paragon project, Ilford Hill, will create 141 flats- 36 of which will be offered at an affordable rent and 105 offered under shared ownership.

To mark national Hate Crime Awareness Week, two organisations joined forces to hold an event in Ilford.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, October 13, 2017

This week we spoke to former Redbridge Mayor and current Labour councillor Barbara White.

Cllr White lives in Gants Hill and has a passion for music, managing the famous RAFA Club.

Hundreds of people from Redbridge took part in a yoga workshop last week for Older People’s Week.

A Redbridge charity for women taught its members how to protect themselves against violence on the streets and at home in Ilford this week.

A much-loved community centre for the Jewish population in Redbridge officially opened its doors last week.

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