Redbridge has lost dozens of cash machines in less than two years, figures suggest, amid warnings that the UK’s cash system is “falling apart”.

A Clayhall mum is “on the verge of a breakdown” after receiving repeated letters from Redbridge Council demanding she fork out nearly £3,400 for her autistic daughter’s care she insists she cannot afford.

A Clayhall man who stormed into a woman’s flat and raped her at knifepoint has been jailed.

Big crowds braved chilly weather to come together at an Aldborough Hatch church’s annual May Day fete.

A 10-year-old boy from Hainault has so far raised £830 for charity after completing a triathlon over the course of a month.

At least half a dozen pensioners are dismayed following a hike in the cost of their preferred membership at a Barkingside swimming pool.

Community members are invited to embrace their love of scaly skin at a South Woodford reptile shop this weekend.

The Ilford Salvation Army has held a memorial for a former guest of its winter night shelter for rough sleepers.

An Ilford rough sleeping charity has paid tribute to its former client Henriett Szucs – one of two women found dead in the freezer of a Custom House flat.

Bat-lovers may be brimming with excitement amid news the borough has won more than £4.2million to revive Hainault Forest in a bid to save the elusive barbastelle among others.

An Ilford mosque is urging unity among the borough’s Muslim community amid criticism over its decision to announce the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday (May 6).

Detectives are appealing to find a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Woodford Green.

Thousands of children in Redbridge have been left unprotected from measles over the last decade, figures show.

A man was left with a life-changing head injury after he was knocked unconscious while trying to break up a brawl outside an Ilford pub.

Hair loss is on the minds of Ilford residents more than anywhere else in the UK according to their Google searches.

The government’s faith minister, a self-avowed “Redbridge boy”, has returned to the borough to speak with its religious communities and offer condolences to the Sri Lankan diaspora in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Community members endeavouring to address an impending climate crisis are set to enshrine an “Environmental Charter” tonight (Thursday, May 2).

Dozens of foreign students in Ilford South have been denied visas after being wrongly accused of cheating in English exams, according to Independent MP Mike Gapes.

There is disruption on the line serving Gidea Park through to Liverpool Street due to a broken down train near Ilford Station.

An Ilford faith group has raised more than £5,000 to support those affected by the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Community members are paying tribute to a kind and loving Ilford grandfather, teacher and former president of Sikh temples in Seven Kings and Barking.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a disused Seven Kings health centre.

Burglars are believed to have driven a stolen Ford Fiesta through a Barkingside shop front before making off with designer clothing and ramming a police car during their getaway.

A Chigwell dad raised £4,000 for charity Jewish Care by powering through this year’s London Marathon despite pulling a muscle half way through.

The 25 bus route running from Ilford to central London via Stratford and Mile End was London’s most “soiled” last year, figures show.

A man accused of shooting his heavily pregnant ex-wife dead with a crossbow in her Newbury Park home will face a retrial after the trial’s original jury was discharged for legal reasons.

Debenhams has revealed the list of 22 stores which will be closing next year after it was placed into administration – its Ilford town centre branch spared.

The number of emergency supplies handed out by food banks in Redbridge has soared over the last year, figures from a leading charity show.

A 20-year-old South Woodford woman has admitted her role in a gang who posted videos of themselves boasting bundles of cash on Snapchat.

An application to build temporary accommodation for homeless families in a well-loved Hainault park has been approved despite receiving more than 1,200 objections.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

When the pandemic hit, Angel Supermarket in Ilford decided to support the local community by launching an online supermarket - an initiative of Angel Supermarket.

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