The fate of an application to build temporary accommodation for homeless families in well-loved Hainault park is due to be determined tonight.

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A multi-faith vigil will be held in Ilford town centre tonight to remember the hundreds of people killed in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Redbridge Council will rein in the unfettered growth of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) across the borough – which are associated with high rates of fly tipping and anti-social behaviour - from December.

A convicted Ilford money launderer who was caught trying to board a flight to Dubai with four suitcases filled with nearly £1.5million has been ordered to cough up the cash.

Redbridge has the second fewest homes relative to its population size in London, figures show.

A 10-year-old who was crowned the borough’s Young Citizen of the Year 2018 for her voluntary work at a care home has been honoured by an international volunteer group.

Around 300 Sikh worshippers gathered at a Chadwell Heath primary school to celebrate Vaisakhi.

Traffic is mounting on the southbound M11 due to lorry crash and vehicle fire on separate stretches of the A406 in Redbridge.

More than 140 Jewish worshippers gathered in Barkingside to share a Seder meal and mark Passover.

A man who shot his pregnant ex-wife dead with a crossbow in her Newbury Park home was not suffering mental health issues, a court has heard.

Redbridge politicians and faith groups have offered their condolences as nearly 300 people have been killed in series of bombing attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Police are urging the community to be vigilant as the search for missing student Joy Morgan, who was last seen in Ilford, continues.

An Ilford Caribbean community group bringing teens and senior citizens together to tackle serious youth violence while keeping fit and healthy has received £50,000 in funding.

The year-long Redbridge Together campaign to help rough sleepers has come to an end with more than £21,000 raised in donations and a £600,000 council funding boost.

More than 400 protestors have been arrested in the Extinction Rebellion protests that have brought areas of central London to a standstill. A Wanstead campaigner among them tells the Recorder what the purpose of all this disruption is.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 18-year-old from Ilford who has been missing for a week.

A rogue trader who preyed on elderly victims in Ilford and other parts of London skipped court moments before he was convicted of fraud.

A dad who has spent more than eight years sleeping rough in Ilford trapped in a bureaucratic limbo has finally returned home to India.

An animal welfare charity has launched an investigation after the bodies of two dogs were found dumped in the River Roding.

A South Woodford builder has been ordered to refund a couple the £17,500 he charged them for work worth only £1,124.

The modern day plague of climate change will be on the mind of some of the borough’s Jewish worshippers as they celebrate Passover this weekend.

Two of the borough’s football clubs say Redbridge Council is encouraging them to play on “dreadful”, “bumpy” pitches after ending funding for their favoured Barkingside grounds.

A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow insists he bought his weapons stockpile to relive “the good old days” hunting back home in Mauritius, a court heard.

A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow claims the weapon went off accidentally while he was checking its safety latch, a court heard.

A Goodmayes man has been jailed for his part in flogging more than £1million in stolen motorbikes and vans.

Barkingside High Street has now reopened after a boy believed to be 10 years old was struck by a car.

Community-minded volunteers spent a sunny morning ridding Aldborough Hatch of more than 50 sacks worth of rubbish.

A new special educational needs school for up to 64 pupils may be built in Newbury Park if a planning application is green lit.


Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

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


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