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A cook who helped prepare more than 1.3 million hot dinners during her near three decades at a Chigwell school has retired.

A planning application to turn a Hainault dry cleaners into a takeaway restaurant has been refused by Redbridge Council.

Firefighters have issued a warning after a towel left against a lightbulb caused a fire at a house in Woodford Green.

Firefighters were called to a car fire on the A406 between Ilford and Barking this afternoon.

A former black cab driver from Woodford Green starved himself to death in hospital after being allowed to refuse food and drink despite having a history of mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

Opportunities were missed to protect a vulnerable 11-month-old baby from Ilford who died in the care of an unqualified Vietnamese babysitter in Barking, a review has found.

A Holocaust survivor will be sharing her story with more than 200 Redbridge sixth form students to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Redbridge Council hopes to change the mindsets of people buying sex in the borough through a series of "behaviour-changing" initiatives.

More than 30 children in Thailand have received new glasses, thanks to Fairlop Lions Club.

A colleague of a police officer who was hit by a car in Woodford Green and left seriously injured is raising money to support him and his family while he is off work.

The number of recorded crimes at Ilford Station has dropped by 18pc in the last year, British Transport Police figures show.

Mums who need a cervical smear test are being offered a free hour of childcare at a Chadwell Heath nursery so they can prioritise their own health and get the essential procedure booked in.

A children's oncology nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust who used her spare time to remake a patient's "beads of courage" has been praised for her efforts.

Redbridge Council generated the most parking revenue from its own staff last year, new figures reveal.

A film screening at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford will honour the history of the man behind the name.

A woman has been taken hospital after being hit by a car in Gants Hill.

The entrance to Ilford Station is due to be demolished at the end of this month as Crossrail works kick off.

Three gangsters, including a 21-year-old from Wanstead, who gunned down a young man in a case of mistaken identity were branded "selfish, cruel and stupid" as they were locked up for life.

The Central line is running with severe delays due to an earlier signal failure.

Replacement of the noisiest part of the Central line track between Wanstead and Leytonstone has been delayed due to the discovery of asbestos.

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the Redbridge Flyover last night.

The reduced Central line timetable which starts this month will continue until 2023 to let engineers make improvements to its 85 trains, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Dockless bikes could make a return to Redbridge if a London-wide byelaw comes into play.

Redbridge Council is stepping up its efforts to fine people who do not clean up after their dogs and drop rubbish in the streets.

Police are appealing for the public's help to find 16-year-old Tarik, who is missing from Ilford.

An Ilford school which has been a designated site for disabled children for the past 30 years has spoken out against the council's proposals to remove its specialist provision.

Changes to public participation rules at Redbridge Council - labelled "sinister" and "draconian" by opponents - have been given the green light.

A resident-led campaign for a referendum on how Redbridge Council makes key decisions will launch next month.

A restaurant in Ilford Lane could stay open until 2am at the weekends if Redbridge Council approves its application to serve late night refreshments.

The wife of a police officer seriously injured after a car struck him in Woodford Green has made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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