Hours after announcing the government would not challenge the decision to release rapist John Worboys, the newly appointed Lord Chancellor paid a visit to Redbridge.

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

Q&A: My Ilford

Friday, January 12, 2018

This week we spoke to Keith Prince, who represents Redbridge on the London Assembly, as well as serving as a local Redbridge Councillor for the last 13 years.

A youngster who helped lead his sports team to a World Cup final – and was even named the player of the tournament – is this week’s Young Citizen award nominee.

Crowds gathered around Wanstead War Memorial on Sunday, November 12, to remember those who fought and died in war.

West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking has said that he is “really pleased” that houses will not be built on Oakfield Playing Fields.

A Hindu primary school in Barkingside has been recognised for its “outstanding” learning in religious education.

A new homeless shelter in the centre of Ilford is set to offer a lifeline for Redbridge residents stuck in temporary accommodation.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has hailed the news that Uber’s licence to operate in London will not be renewed.

The battle to save the popular pitches at Oakfields Playing Fields has drawn to an end as planning inspectors sided with campaigners.

Work to demolish a crumbling funeral home in order to build temporary accommodation for Ilford’s homeless population is finally underway.

The Central line will receive a fleet of 92 new, shiny, air conditioned trains.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has refused to speak out against controversial plans to expand gravel extraction works in Fairlop, despite desperate pleas from residents.

A pastor who admitted making and possessing indecent images of children has been jailed.

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 23, and as it’s one of the largest mass participation events in the world, there’s going to be a fair bit of travel disruption - but don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the road closures.

Experts are trying to reintroduce otters to the River Roding. Picture: CHRIS RADBURN/PA

Paramedics have been called to Ilford police station almost 1,000 times in the last five years, new figures from City Hall have revealed.

A public meeting to discuss contentious plans to build on Oakfield Playing Fields will take place tonight.

More than a thousand campaigners young and old marched to Redbridge Town Hall on Saturday to show their support for King George Hospital’s A&E.

Campaigners are holding a march from Valentines Park to Redbridge Town Hall today, to protest the planned closure of the borough’s only emergency unit.

Work to bring lifts to Newbury Park station is now expected to be completed by spring in 2019.

The organiser of a bridalwear charity fundraiser is already planning for her second after the ‘great success’ of her first event.


Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now