Redbridge Council has become the second local authority in the country to become a Ban the Box employer, meaning job applicants will no longer need to disclose their unspent criminal convictions on their application form.

A team of 11 cyclists completed the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, September 15 in aid of Woodford Green charity Haven House Children's Hospice.

To celebrate this year's Car Free Day, Redbridge Council is closing nine streets to traffic giving neighbourhoods the chance to play outside, get together and have fun.

Whipps Cross Hospital must be rebuilt as a matter of "urgency", Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, has told prime minister Boris Johnson.

Do you have a neighbour who goes above and beyond to help their neighbourhood and community in Redbridge? The search is officially on to find London's best neighbour.

Hundreds of written complaints were made against GP surgeries in Redbridge last year, new figures show.

Plans have been submitted to convert a former Mont Rose College campus in Ilford into flats.

Do you recognise this man? Officers would like to speak to him about an assault on a member of staff at Goodmayes station.

Thousands of people turned out for the borough's biggest community event showcasing all things Wanstead on Sunday, September 15.

A Hainault charity which aims to brighten the lives of children and young adults with severe disabilities wants your help to make more dreams come true by contributing to a virtual Christmas tree.

A 24-year-old woman who died after she was hit by a train at Goodmayes station was not "adequately assessed" by a mental health team before she was discharged from hospital just one hour earlier, an inquest heard.

Ilford County High School has been "forced to back down" and withdraw a package of cuts that would have seen its teaching staff being asked to take on more work with less time, the National Education Union (NEU) said.

A planned dance music festival will go ahead at Hainault Forest Country Park despite objections from police about crowds management, drugs and an "insufficiently robustly planned event".

A pub in Wanstead has been recognised for the quality of its beer.

A "remarkable" great-great-grandmother who has many memories of living through the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday.

An inquest has opened into the deaths of a man and a woman found dead at a house in Ilford.

The new head teacher of a prep school in Redbridge says he has found "a real sense of community" in the borough.

A Woodford Green businessowner is taking on a 55-mile bike ride, three half marathons, a skydive and a treasure hunt to raise funds for Haven House Children's Hospice.

A group of 23 students from West Hatch High School in Chigwell have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Zambia.

Three men from east London who carried out a frenzied knife attack after cornering their victim in a youth centre have been sentenced to more than 50 years in jail.

A woman is hoping to raise £300 for The Welcome Project in Ilford by swimming 10 kilometres.

A university student from Ilford who designed a self-stabilising spoon inspired by his family friend who has a severe hand tremor is this week's Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominee.

A travelling criminal from Ilford has been jailed for three years after a Hertfordshire-led investigation linked him to more than 50 offences in 15 different counties.

A man has died after falling from the Exchange shopping centre in Ilford this morning (Friday, September 13).

Ilford Blind Welfare Association held a celebration to mark the end of summer.

The captain of Ilford Salvation Army is cycling from London to Brighton to raise funds for a pop-up homeless hostel and workshop opening later this year.

A man has been caught on camera gouging the paintwork of a Range Rover in Woodford Bridge, causing £5,000 worth of damage.

Police have objected to a planned dance music festival going ahead at Hainault Forest Country Park, citing concerns about drugs, crowd management and an "insufficiently robustly planned event".

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to about a car fire in Ilford.

A group of cadets have donated boxes of spare uniforms to help flood victims in India.


The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

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?

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