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Cuts to education, the growing problem of rats and threat of King George Hospital’s A&E closing were discussed at Redbridge Council last night.

Three of Redbridge’s most senior Labour politicians have written to the health secretary urging him to stop the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

Police will be carrying out extra patrols around mosques in Redbridge in the wake of the horrific terror attack in north London.

A church is hosting a Great Get Together community picnic to share the message that we have more in common than that which divides us.

In an election billed as the coronation of Theresa May, Labour upset the odds and increased their seats to 262 leading to a hung Parliament.

Ilford’s Labour MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting increased their majorities, as did John Cryer in Leyton and Wanstead, while Iain Duncan Smith held Chingford and Woodford Green.

With just under a week to go before the general election, we took a look at what the electoral forecasters are saying about Redbridge’s four constituencies.

The chancellor Philip Hammond has said his priority in Brexit negotiations is “tariff free trade for goods and services”, on a campaign visit to Hainault today.

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.

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has recorded a special video message of support for Ilford North’s Wes Streeting.

Politicians unfairly claim credit for local issues. Picture: PA

Education secretary Justine Greening has promised there will be no budget cuts to Ilford North schools, despite headteachers’ claims they are already in “crisis”.

Speaking before the Manchester attack, on a campaign visit to Ilford North, Michael Fallon said to tackle extremists we must “work with Muslim leaders in colleges, mosques and at home”.

Pensions and education were the two main flashpoints at community group Barkingside 21’s Ilford North hustings last night.

A Redbridge secondary school teacher has said children studying today “will be like a lost generation”, at a campaign event against school cuts.

The Labour and Conservative candidates for Ilford North have clashed over prime minister Theresa May’s sudden change of plans for social care.

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

The issues facing Ilford’s LGBT community were at the forefront of the political debate at a general election hustings last night.

Labour’s Ilford North candidate Wes Streeting said he ambushed a Tory campaign event with Jeremy Hunt to ask him to “reverse” the closure of King George’s A&E.

Despite this being called the Brexit election, in Ilford North a lot of the issues are closer to home – including the future of King George Hospital’s A&E.

One of Britain’s most iconic actors Sir Ian McKellen has backed Labour’s Wes Streeting in the race for Ilford North.

A petition urging the government to reverse the decision to close the borough’s only emergency unit has been delivered to the House of Commons.

The Green Party will not be fielding a candidate in Ilford North in a bid to help Labour’s Wes Streeting and stop a “hard Brexit”.

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.

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