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A campaign to create a national memorial in London for Sikh soldiers who fought during the two world wars has won the support of a Redbridge council leader and an MP.

Heartfelt tributes have poured in for a former mayor and spiritualist church president who died on January, 23, aged 90.

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

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.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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.

A sitting Labour councillor has lost out from standing in next year’s council elections to a candidate from Redbridge Momentum.

It was a massive gamble when Theresa May called a snap general election and it looks not to have paid off as she now faces calls to quit after the UK woke up to a hung parliament.

Labour’s Wes Streeting has retained his Ilford North seat, defeating odds on favourite Lee Scott with a majority of just under 10,000.

As this year’s general election campaign reaches its climax, the issue of Redbridge Council’s plans to build on Oakfields has found itself dragged into the spotlight.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

The council’s new garden waste collection system has faced a lot of opposition. Picture: PA

Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has stressed he is taking nothing for granted this election, despite his current majority of more than 19,000.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan described his decision to oppose the planned Oakfields development as “the will of the people” in an exclusive interview with the Recorder this weekend.

There are two words on the lips of Barkingside voters as they discuss the looming general election – Jeremy Corbyn – and not in a good way.

Ilford South MP Mike Gapes called himself “mystic Mike” after he correctly predicted Theresa May would call an election months ago.

Abida Iqbal MBE, Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association

Footballing legend Sir Trevor Brooking has become the latest sporting star to call for Redbridge Council to walk back plans to build on Oakfield playing fields.

Plans to redevelop a three-storey block of flats into a six-storey tower has angered and divided councillors and residents in equal measure.

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