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Nine council parks and open spaces in Redbridge have again been named as some of the best in the world after successfully retaining their coveted Green Flag Award.

An Ilford youngster has been crowned regional winner of Health Education England's (HEE) Step into the NHS primary school competition.

Former school pupils from Redbridge and Newham who took part in an interfaith project in Israel 20 years ago have been reunited in South Woodford.

A 45-year-old man from Ilford has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after two silver Apple iPads and a gold iPhone 6 were stolen from an address in Essex.

It's a hot day in July, but instead of finding a shady spot on the streets in Ilford, a group of rough sleepers are out in the sunshine harvesting spring onions and beetroot in the Welcome Centre's garden.

Redbridge Council is taking part in a London-wide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of cheap and illegal tobacco, and wants to encourage members of the public to report premises and individuals that sell it.

A new and refurbished play area in Ilford has been unveiled as part of the council's £1.6million investment pot dedicated to upgrading facilities in parks across the borough.

Redbridge Museum is set for a major transformation thanks to a £99,990 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

One act of foolishness can have devastating consequences - that's the serious reminder from firefighters on the first anniversary of the biggest grass fire in London's history at Wanstead Flats.

Redbridge Disabled Women's Welfare Association (RDWWA) has raised £1,200 for the mayor's charities.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help residents build a community orchard with free fruit and bee-friendly plants outside South Woodford station.

Children at Parkhill Junior School in Clayhall have been celebrating after being named as winners in the Better Energy School Awards.

Pupils from 14 schools in Redbridge took part in a Strictly Come Signing competition in Woodford Green last week.

A man in his 40s is in a critical condition after being shot in Woodford Green last night (Thursday, July 11).

The shadow education secretary, MP Angela Rayner, has branded £31.4million of funding cuts to schools in Redbridge "scandalous" and voiced her support for parents and teachers in the borough in the fight against forced academisation.

Children and young people from Barnardo's services in Redbridge had the chance to meet celebrities and politicians, including the charity's new president, TV presenter and journalist Natasha Kaplinsky OBE, at its annual Summer Parliamentary Reception.

Building work has started on a pioneering pop-up homeless hostel made out of shipping containers and is expected to be complete by October.

Redbridge's longest-serving rabbi, a founding member of the East London Three Faiths Forum, has retired.

The shadow secretary of state for education, MP Angela Rayner, will be joining Redbridge councillors, parents and campaigners today (July 10) for a public meeting on school cuts and academisation in the borough.

Sixty young people at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Community Centre (RJCC) have been recognised for their commitment and dedication to leadership and volunteering.

Youngsters and their parents have been invited to take part in knife crime workshops at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

A Goodmayes chauffeur is calling for a dedicated police task force to tackle pickpocketing on London buses after the theft of his wallet put him out of business for four weeks.

An Ilford tech entrepreneur is launching a new social media platform which combines Islamic values and the need for a more "socially impactful and truthful platform".

Oakdale Junior School in South Woodford has received the National Nurturing Schools Award from charity Nurture UK at a presentation attended by MP Wes Streeting.

Families made the most of the sunshine at the annual Fairlop Fair on Saturday, July 6.

Six fire engines were called to a fire at the annual Festival of Cricket at Hainault Recreation Ground yesterday (July 7).

Fewer council houses are being sold under Right to Buy in Redbridge, new figures reveal.

Emergency services are at the scene of a collision in Chadwell Heath.

A Woodford Green charity has opened a new outdoor sensory hub for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.

A doctor who helped a teenager who had been shot in the elbow said he is sure the 19-year-old would have done for the same thing for him.

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