More than 3,000 homeless households have been moved out of Redbridge in the last five years as the council is forced to take tough action on the housing crisis.

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Redbridge - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

In 1979 a Romford schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police is targeting youth knife crime through its specialist Operation Sceptre taskforce. EMMA YOULE asks why knife attacks on under-25s are peaking in Redbridge and across the capital - and finds out what the force is doing to tackle this

A former-gang member who was stabbed as a teenager and went on to transform his life speaks to EMMA YOULE about the impact of rising knife attacks on young people in Redbridge, in the first of a special series on knife crime

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: 'Don't carry a knife, we need you alive'.

With beds in domestic violence refuges massively oversubcribed and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE discovers hundreds of battered women in Redbridge are being housed in B&Bs

The police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Redbridge and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed - and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

This is the "face melter" acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

Political parties have targeted people in Leyton and Wanstead 23 times in the last six weeks using Facebook "dark adverts" to try and influence votes.

Staff stress and work-related health problems at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Redbridge are worse than nationally.

Search our table of London MPs' expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise.

Around one in 10 hospital appointments are missed every year in England leading to wasted NHS resources.

An investigation into expenses reveals our Labour MPs claim the most locally, but they say it is due to government funding cuts

Indian police have failed to apprehend a man living in the UK and wanted in connection with a serious dowry crime - two months after vowing to take urgent action in the case.

The father of a woman fighting for her ex-husband to be brought to India to face charges under dowry law has made a "pained plea" for the prime minister to personally intervene in the case.

London remains at significant threat from terrorists today with an attack "highly likely to occur", police say.

The death toll from the London 7/7 bombings became clear in the days after the attacks with 52 people killed and more than 700 injured in the atrocity.


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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