A police sergeant has urged people to protect their homes from an expected “massive” rise in burglaries ahead of the clocks going back.

Dawn raids led to the arrest of 14 people in a crackdown on drug dealing, violence and anti-social behaviour.

Nearly 30,000 children in the borough live in poverty, a study shows.

A woman has been honoured for helping rough sleepers get off the streets.

A memorial service has been held to pay tribute to seven firefighters who lost their lives at the start of the Blitz.

A Youth Parliament member has urged people to register to vote as part of a week-long campaign to increase voter numbers.

This is the face of a man who is wanted in connection with a murder in Lithuania.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham has urged Redbridge Council not to leave neighbours “in the dark” over building work on green belt land.

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

A teenager has walked across the UK to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A £2million government boost to the town hall’s coffers has been greeted with scorn.

Sir Jack Petchey who founded a business empire and youth charity is 95 today.

Counter terrorism police have been given permission to carry on detaining four people who were arrested over suspected terror offences.

A series of raids have been carried out in east London including one near Goodmayes Park.

A blaze at Wanstead Flats broke out one day after firefighters issued a warning about grassfires.

A teenager has started a telephone box street library in a bid to help people escape reality through reading.

A ban on disposable barbecues is being urged by firefighters fearing a spike in grass fires.

Constituencies in Ilford have seen more than 30,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

A makeshift morgue set up to cope with increased fatalities from Covid-19 is being scaled back.

Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Six men have been arrested after fraudsters claiming to be from Barclays Bank targeted pensioners.

A group of MPs and council leaders has written to the health secretary demanding a Covid-19 test centre.

A national healthcare charity has launched an emergency appeal to save its end of life services.

The government has extended a voucher scheme to give children free school meals over Easter.

A makeshift morgue is being built on Wanstead Flats.

Two rogue landlords – including a solicitor – must pay a combined £40,000 after being taken to court by the council.

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.


The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

When the pandemic hit, Angel Supermarket in Ilford decided to support the local community by launching an online supermarket - an initiative of Angel Supermarket.

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