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The Christmas Market at St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch, was crowded on Saturday, November 18, with visitors stocking up on homemade preserves, cakes and plants for Christmas.

On a cold, crisp Sunday morning, armed forces, dignitaries, residents and religious leaders came together to remember those who gave their lives for the country.

A Polish pilot who flew out of RAF Fairlop during the Second World War was given a special mention at the Fairlop Waters Remembrance service on Saturday, November 11.

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

The battle to save the George Lane Post Office from closure continued this week with MP Iain Duncan Smith leading a debate in Parliament over the issue.

Barkingside Police Station will shut by the end of the year, it was confirmed this morning, leaving Redbridge with one remaining police station – in Ilford.

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

Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group has requested a leading consultancy compile a report into the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

Twice as many children were permanently excluded from Redbridge schools in the last full academic year, than in each of the two years prior.

A sitting Labour councillor has been blocked from standing in next year’s council elections by Redbridge Momentum members, it has been claimed.

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

Disabled residents have spoken out about the lack of accessible stations in the borough.

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.

Political leaders in Redbridge have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to reverse the controversial proposals to close A&E at King George Hospital.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting today called on Theresa May to reverse the decision to close King George Hospital’s A&E at prime minster’s questions (PMQs).

Extra security measures have been put in place after travellers set up camp on the site of a former pub in Clayhall. A resident said campers moved onto Doctor Johnson land on Wednesday night and occupied the car park.

The South Woodford delivery office is moving to Chingford and MP for Ilford North Wes Streeting has slammed the decision.

In light of acid attacks in the borough, MPs are working together to toughen up the laws around the possession and use of corrosive substances.

Residents have been charged £50 for garden waste bags which regularly split. Picture: MARK SHERER

A controversial plan to expand gravel works in Aldborough Hatch will now go before the secretary of state, residents were informed at Redbridge Council’s local forum last night.

Despite the government pledging an additional £1.3billon for education, Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has said Redbridge schools will not get any “new money” and still need a “significant” cash injection.

Forget Neflix and hanging out with mates, a group of motivated young people chose to go to work during the school holidays.

Under proposals being put out to consultation, Woodford Police Station may be sold, while the front counter at Barkingside Police Station could be closed to the public.

The Mayor of London should be allowed to cap the number of minicabs in the capital over congestion and pollution fears, a new report says.

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