Outstanding members of the community who represent the best of Redbridge were honoured at the Mayor’s Community Awards at Redbridge Town Hall on Thursday, March 14.

A 10-year-old who volunteers at a care home, is a Dementia Friend and has saved up pocket money to buy clothes and toiletries for the homeless is this year’s Young Citizen of the Year.

A woman left severely brain damaged following failings in surgery has received a £15.6million settlement which will fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

Tackling violence is the Met Police’s top priority, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty insisted today, March 4, saying officers had carried out more than 2,500 stop and searches in the past three days.

Detectives are renewing appeals for help to find a young father who has been missing for two weeks and was last seen in Ilford.

Four men have been jailed for a total of 50 years for two incidents of kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail.

A burglar who stole about £50,000 worth of designer clothes and shoes from a home in Chigwell has been jailed.

The first Rotary East London and Essex Disabled Games will be held in May and athletes from across Redbridge will be taking part.

Detectives investigating the murder of an Ilford man in central London on New Year’s Day have released images of two men they are seeking in connection with his death.

Last week I was pleased to help present Jack Petchey Achievement Awards to more than 160 young people from across the borough.

Every year a host of school students from across the borough are invited to a very special ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall to celebrate their hard work and achievements. This year the event was bigger than ever.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer outside Ilford train station.

A police officer has been stabbed outside Ilford train station.

At the beginning of the 20th century Colonel the Honourable William Frederick Cody was one of the most famous men in the world.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is launching its new Pumpkin Fest family fundraiser.

GPs in Redbridge are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the long weekend.

The GSCE results are coming in for Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings.

Wanstead test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is holding a special 15th birthday summer fair next month in its Woodford Green grounds.

Three people from the same family who trafficked a vulnerable 20-year-old woman to the UK and forced her to work as a prostitute in Ilford for three years were jailed for a total of 24 years on Friday, May 25.

Haven House Children’s Hospice has launched a new campaign for Ramadan to strengthen its links with Muslim communities.

A man has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to a series of charges, including stealing a car which was subsequently involved in a serious collision on the M11 near Chigwell and Loughton.

GPs in Redbridge are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the bank holiday weekend.

We’ve all seen people sleeping rough in Ilford town centre. Some will give them money, others will feel sympathy but be unsure what they can do to help.

With the national focus on the problem of plastic plaguing our environment, it is encouraging that Redbridge will soon have public drinking fountains.

The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage in South Woodford next week.

Detectives have released an image of a man they wish to identify in connection with a violent assault in Ilford.

Haven House Children’s Hospice will hold its first women’s 10k Sparkle Walk next month with glitter galore.

Busy Bees nursery is celebrating an Outstanding rating following its latest Ofsted inspection.

Bottles, beer cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags, nappies and tins were just a few of the items of litter found by some 30 volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean of Aldborough Hatch on Saturday.


It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

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