Libraries in Redbridge will close from Tuesday, March 24 initially for two weeks because staff numbers are now affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Terminal illness charity Marie Curie has cancelled all of its upcoming public collections in London and across the UK.

We are living in unprecedented times. None of us has seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic before.

A second woman has died at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, after testing positive for Covid-19.

Tower Hamlets now has eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 and Barking and Dagenham has five.

The London Marathon has been put back from April 26 to October 4, organisers have announced.

It’s Friday, so why not celebrate the end of another working week by taking on our Friday pub quiz?

Four robbers who subjected a number of sex workers to terrifying knife-point attacks have been jailed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a man was hit by a bus in Gants Hill on Christmas Eve.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Whitechapel have charged a fourth man with murder.

A minicab driver who exposed himself to a passenger he picked up has been given a suspended sentence and put on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped after a short police pursuit in Ilford.

As 2019 draws to a close, the Recorder takes a look back at some of the biggest stories to have come out of Redbridge this year.

GPs in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge are encouraging people to have a free HIV test to ensure everyone living with the condition can receive the right support to stay healthy.

The pride of Redbridge gathered to be honoured again this year as the town hall hosted the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards, given to young people to celebrate their achievements.

Detectives investigating the death of a homeless man found in a rural lane in Aldborough Hatch have arrested eight people and charged one man.

Hainault honoured the memory this morning, Sunday November 10, of the service men and women who gave their lives for this country.

Volunteers from Redbridge have started gearing up for Mitzvah Day after the charity distributed 500 eco-friendly Mitzvah Day merchandise packs across the UK – including 1,500 T-shirts, 4,000 metres of bunting, 5,000 balloons, 500 hats and 30,000 stickers.

A South Woodford asylum seeker centre has been praised by Lord Levy, the recently retired President of Volunteering Matters.

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body at the side of a lane in Aldborough Hatch.

Redbridge Sports and Leisure has unveiled eight newly refurbished, international standard indoor tennis courts, open to players from beginners to professional standards

Police are appealing for help to trace a teenager who is unlawfully at large.

A man has been extradited from India and charged with the murder of a Hainault woman 10 years ago.

Two men are fighting for their lives after being stabbed in Ilford last night.

The police stand-off in Ilford Lane in which a man was on the roof of a property for 18 hours has ended with the man brought safely down.

Ilford Lane is closed as police enter their 17th hour trying to persuade a man to come down from a roof.

Students at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, have achieved excellent A-level results once again this year following a long tradition for the school’s sixth form.

Murder detectives investigating the death of a homeless man who was living by the A406 in Ilford and who died of 100per cent burns have named the victim.


After the recent political turbulence, 2020 might feel like a fresh start but many of those keen to sell or let property this year may still have concerns.

The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

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