Three men have been jailed for ambushing a Barking man and beating him to death with garden shears and pickaxe handles in an Ilford town centre revenge attack.

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A musical Seven Kings reverend who was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his work supporting young people with special needs has died.

Police are appealing to find a missing 35-year-old from Tottenham who was last seen in Ilford.

An Ilford gym is giving £30 vouchers to anyone who donates £10 to our Redbridge Together campaign to help rough sleepers.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal insists his promise to protect Fairlop Waters Country Park’s wildlife from a road which threatens to tear through its habitat will not be broken.

A new medium for spreading the word of God – using wine, candles and live jazz – is proving popular among the borough’s Christian worshippers.

Ilford school pupils planted trees to honour the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust.

A woman was hit by a car and garden wall smashed in South Woodford.

Up to 1,400 homes and a primary school could be built on the site of Goodmayes Tesco if newly unveiled proposals are green lit.

The forced academisation of William Torbitt Primary School is being reviewed by the Department for Education (DfE) after its Ofsted rating rapidly improved.

Applications to temporarily house dozens of homeless families in two Hainault parks have prompted hundreds of objection letters from concerned residents.

A Gants Hill letting agent has raised more than £79,000 to support the thousands of people affected by the Indonesian tsunami.

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of committing three burglaries in Ilford town centre last night (February 11).

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a young woman with links to Ilford who has not been seen since the end of December.

A £15,000 grant has been awarded to a Ilford Sikh community charity supporting Asian seniors across east London to run classes in computer skills and more.

“It is important to celebrate the achievements of where we have got with HIV – but we’re not done yet.”

Community groups and kind-hearted passersby are being called on to give their donations directly to rough sleeping charities – rather than at an Ilford homeless camp.

A 25-year-old professional boxer from Ilford is calling on potential stem cell donors of Asian heritage to come forward and help him win his battle against cancer.

A Chigwell campaigner is rejoicing after a Pakistani mum-of-five was acquitted of blashpemy charges following a protacted legal battle.

Pupils at a Jewish primary school received a pep talk from an Olympic athlete to help spur them on in their career ambitions.

More than £130,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes, alcohol and mobile phones have been seized from businesses across the borough.

After sleeping rough for nearly a decade, outreach worker Janusz Smura is now helping the borough’s eastern and central European homeless to rebuild their lives.

The once uncertain future of an 18th century Wanstead church - the borough’s only Grade I listed building – has now been decided.

Three men have been charged with the murder of Ilford bouncer Tudor Simionov in central London on New Year’s Day.

Redbridge Council has backtracked on its pledge to save birds, badgers and other protected species from a road that threatens to tear through a woodland strip of Fairlop Waters Country Park, campaigners say.

Two drug dealers who confessed to selling crack cocaine in Chigwell and Hainault have been jailed for a total of six years between them.

The answer is still – no. But Redbridge’s healthcare bosses are drawing up proposals for how emergency care can continue to be provided at King George Hospital for the next three years at least.

Hundreds gathered in Ilford to hear tales of those torn from their homes in atrocities dating from the Holocaust to the present day – and took a vow to fight these evils.

The story of a trio of Edwardian couples whose lives are turned upside down when a terrible truth is revealed is set to come to Ilford.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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