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.

The great and the good of Redbridge were honoured before an audience full of anticipation on Thursday.

A man from Chigwell has been arrested after a pedestrian died in a collision with a car in Brentwood last night.

An Ilford teenager has been found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Mahamed Hassan, who was fatally stabbed in Wandsworth in April 2017.

A Valentines Ball held by the Mayor of Redbridge raised more than £20,000 for two hospices.

A man has been charged with the murder of a 54-year-old woman in Ilford.

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of Sandel Serbu in Ilford have released images of two men they wish to trace.

Singer/songwriter Leona Lewis took time out of her busy schedule for a surprise visit to Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Suffragettes across the nation fought for many years to win the vote - and the women who came after them haven’t stopped fighting for change ever since.

A three-storey, mid-terrace house needing improvement in Ilford was the subject of a lengthy bidding war at a packed auction and sold for nearly £100,000 over the guide price.


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.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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