Police are appealing to the public for information about a series of linked sexual assaults in Wanstead.

A total of 425 new claims for Universal Credit were made in Redbridge between July and August, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

A new book about homelessness in the UK — documenting an investigation contributed to by the Recorder — has been published.

A cycle ride has raised more than £11,000 for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals charity.

Taniya Perera’s move to Romford has paid off, with the 36-year-old well on her way to the career she envisioned back in 2018 when she decided to relocate from Sri Lanka.

A pen pal project set up during lockdown to connect members of the Jewish community has uncovered a pair of Redbridge relatives.

The MP for Ilford South has called on the government to extend the furlough scheme, believing such a move would give people “real hope of a better tomorrow”.

The pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School have enjoyed a positive return to the classroom.

A Covid-19 patient from Chadwell Heath has left the ITU at King George Hospital after 121 days.

Most people can look back and pinpoint the moments that changed their life. Often, it’s a significant event, like marriage or the birth of a child.

The National Autistic Society estimates there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, with one in every 100 people on the spectrum.

With children set to return to school next week, Redbridge council is holding a virtual Q & A to address parents’ concerns.

Wanstead Climate Action will hold a day of action next weekend as part of a campaign for better air quality in the borough.

The number of new claims for universal credit has fallen as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

A feasibility study on the Gants Hill Community Hub programme is to start next month, as plans for the current library site continue to attract controversy.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting says the government must act to protect students, as he declared the ongoing A-levels saga “bigger than the Dominic Cummings scandal”.

An entrepreneur who grew up in Redbridge is set to hike from Brighton to Scotland to fundraise towards the cost of creating a smart-device to help autistic people with sensory sensitivity.

A quartet of high-achieving pupils are amongst those celebrating their GCSE results at Isaac Newton Academy.

As Woodbridge High School celebrates a successful results day, headteacher Steven Hogan said pupils deserve immense credit for how they have managed the difficulties of this academic year.

The headteacher at Barkingside’s Kantor King Solomon High School has congratulated students on achieving “a fantastic set of results” in what has been “a very difficult year”.

Staff at King George Hospital organised a small celebration to mark the 63rd birthday of Covid-19 patient Anilkumar Patel, complete with cake, a card, and a rendition of Happy Birthday.

Frenford Youth Club opened its new football stadium in Ilford this week, with local figures out in force to celebrate the big day.

Almost a third of adults in Redbridge fail to take one short walk a week, new figures suggest.

A man is taking on a charity cycle ride to raise money for the Queen’s Hospital team who helped his mum battle back from the brink.

Oaks Park High School has enjoyed its best ever A-level results day, as headline figures from UCAS show that the largest proportion of students in the sixth form’s history have been accepted into Russell Group universities.

A new multi-agency task force has been launched to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in and around Ilford town centre.

An Ilford teenager has been jailed for two years after being caught with Class A drugs in Chatham, Kent.

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme — designed to boost the economy — begins on Monday, August 3.

A detective specialising in keeping young people out of gangs has appeared on author Jennifer Gilmour’s Abuse Talk podcast to discuss the exploitation of young people.

A group of students from Oaks Park High School have progressed to the national final of a sustainability competition.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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