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A former member of staff at Primark in Ilford was given a suspended sentence after he started a fire in the changing rooms that forced hundreds of customers to be evacuated from the store.

Ilford residents have spoken out on social media after the future of the Debenhams store in Ilford was put in doubt after the company was placed into administration.

Department store Debenhams has this morning been placed into administration and the future of its Romford and Ilford stores is currently unknown.

A former police officer who worked across Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering has had an allegation of discreditable conduct proven as misconduct.

Parents of children with autism have praised a new programme launched by the Sycamore Trust that helps youngsters to communicate using pictures.

More than 35,000 people from across Redbridge have signed the petition to cancel Brexit and keep Britain in the EU.

A knife-wielding thug who carried out a string of violent knifepoint robberies targeting young women and an 84-year-old across Havering and Ilford, has been jailed for 35 years.

Tributes have been paid by the family of east London pie and mash queen June Robins, after she died last week.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has said there will be an increased police presence around Gants Hill and has asked people not to circulate videos of violent incidents on social media following the double stabbing yesterday afternoon.

The injuries to two teenagers who were stabbed in Gants Hill this afternoon are no longer being assessed as life-threatening.

A police cordon is currently in place after an incident in Gants Hill.

Tributes have been left to a 22-year-old man who died after being hit by a car in Ilford Hill.

Year Five pupils at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School in Barkingside enjoyed a residential Shabbaton and weekend at Skeet Hill House in Kent.

Up and coming sports stars from across Redbridge have been awarded for their commitment to their chosen sport in the last year.

A team of nurses, therapists and play staff from Haven House Children's Hospice will brave freezing temperatures to raise funds for charity.

Redbridge MPs have been locked in a cell to raise money for ELHAP and won't be let out until they've raised £1,000 each.

Haven House's Sparkle Walk is back, and it's bigger, brighter and packed with even more glitter.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, with heavy snow and ice expected tomorrow night.

If you've spotted some snowdrops in Redbridge please send your photos to our reporter at liam.coleman@archant.co.uk

An Ilford mum was left disgusted when she spotted flies on biscuits and cakes at Costa Coffee in The Exchange, and now the store has launched an investigation into what happened.

Redbridge 18 Plus is inviting new members to come and take part in their new year social trips that include a trip to the Postal Museum, a pool competition and a holiday to Bournemouth.

Redbridge Rotarians turned the streets of London purple as they took part in the New Year's Parade to promote Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign.

Denzel, a three-year-old old springer spaniel, is being drafted in to sniff out leaks close to where you live.

If you don't believe in ghosts you certainly will after coming to see the show - is the promise of the producer of The Ghost of Chesterton House that is coming to Barkingside at the end of January.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a "shocking attack" in Mayfair killed a Romanian bouncer from Ilford.

Residents have complained about the group and now the council are trying to get them evicted as soon as possible.

Running the London Marathon, climbing Ben Nevis, trekking the Himalayas and jumping out of a plane are just some of the ways volunteers and members of the community have managed to raise more than £420,000 in the past year for Haven House Hospice in Woodford Green.

Emergency services are at the scene now.

What year in the world of politics it has been, both on a national level and locally across Redbridge, and the Recorder has asked all of Redbridge's MPs to give their personal highlights of 2018 - with everything from learning Spanish and finding out Saddam Hussein's links to Wanstead, to Brexit and the celebration of 100 years of Armistice.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was stabbed in Chadwell Heath.

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