The TaxPayers’ Alliance has revealed how much Redbridge Council has spent on reaching settlement agreements with ex-employees in the last four years.

Construction of a council-backed temporary accommodation project in Ilford town centre has finished, two years on from receiving unanimous planning permission from councillors.

A family from Woodford Green featured on Channel 4 show Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, where they had to decide whether to fix up their three-bed home or sell up and move.

HSBC’s Ilford branch is celebrating its 100th anniversary since it first opened for business at 126 High Road, where it still stands today.

A Wanstead ancestry researcher has helped complete the love story behind one of the “rarest and most beautiful” Valentines – sent to a Spitalfields woman more than two centuries ago.

Four men have been charged by detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London.

A journalist who spent 10 years living in temporary accommodation with her mum and three sisters in Ilford has produced a BBC radio programme raising questions about how permitted development rights let office blocks be turned into sub-standard flats for homeless people.

Inspectors have praised North East London NHS Treatment Centre in Goodmayes for its levels of hygiene and the quality of food it gives its patients.

An Ilford school will keep its current number of special needs places following a council consultation which proposed to axe its special needs provision.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

The leader of Redbridge Council has asked the government to explain why promised funding for security measures at places of worship in Redbridge and across the country has been delayed.

Redbridge Equalities and Community Council celebrated its 50th birthday with old friends and former colleagues.

Four men wearing balaclavas who forced entry into a house in Chigwell have left a man with serious injuries after hitting him with a baseball bat.

The Mayor of London has announced he will be investing an extra £55.5million to tackle the underlying causes of violent crime, but critics have called for a more “holistic” approach to the issue.

A hospital in Redbridge has been upgraded to a Good rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

It’s 2.30am and parents are queueing in a hotel lobby on the outskirts of Harlow, to get a space for their child on an overcrowded school bus which leaves for Redbridge at 7am. There is pushing and shoving as parents fight to make sure their children, as young as five, don’t miss school.

An Ilford youth club has launched a weekly mental health counselling service, providing a safe space for young people, staff and volunteers to open up.

Police are investigating reports of a burglary at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford.

Patients failed to show up for tens of thousands of GP appointments in Redbridge last year and cost the NHS millions of pounds in the process, new figures show.

A new council-funded task force dedicated to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre has been branded “ludicrous” by the borough’s neighbourhood watch chairman.

Power networks could struggle and travel plans face disruption when Storm Ciara “barges” into the UK with winds of up to 80mph this weekend.

A vacant bowling pavilion in Clayhall could be saved from disrepair and squatters under new plans to turn it into a nursery for 30 children.

A man is due to appear in court charged with a firearms offence following a raid at a house in Ilford.

A 28-year-old man from Chigwell has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Northfleet.

Developers have submitted a planning application to demolish the existing Tesco Goodmayes car park and build a smaller, temporary two-storey car park for up to three years.

South Woodford residents and businesses could soon have the opportunity to shape where new housing developments go in their area, thanks to the creation of a neighbourhood forum.

Two men have been arrested in Woodford Green on suspicion of drug offences.

Firefighters received nine calls this morning about a shed on fire in Gants Hill.

Three fire engines were called to tackle a flat fire in Seven Kings this morning.

A South Woodford nursery says it will build on its strengths and focus on what needs to be improved after being told it Requires Improvement by Ofsted inspectors.


Hopes for a return to more normal lives for all have soared with news of the vaccine roll-out. Here, medical experts unite in their reassurance to the public that vaccines meet strict standards of safety and effectiveness.

From January 1, 2021 the way the UK trades with the EU will change. Businesses need to act now! This is true for retail, those trading in consumer goods, services and investment, construction and housing as well as vehicle and haulier firms.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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