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A 20-year-old Ilford lad who grew up just a stone's throw from former Great British Bake Off venue Valentines Mansion has set his sights on baking stardom as a contestant in the show's new series.

Snaresbrook Crown Court has one of the worst proportions of empty courtrooms in the country according to research published this week.

Two pickpockets from Ilford have been jailed for 12 weeks each after they were both caught trying to steal from people in Westminster during a police operation.

East London residents can get fully immersed in the nationwide Agatha Christie week next month when Wanstead Library is transformed into the scene of a classic murdery mystery.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

Police are continuing to appeal for the public's help in finding the body of murdered midwifery student Joy Morgan, who was killed by a fellow member of her Ilford church.

The Ilford-born trade union official who ran Jeremy Corbyn's second Labour leadership campaign has announced he is running to be named the party's next parliamentary candidate for Ilford South.

Students and staff at Oaks Park High School are celebrating another set of excellent and improving A level results together.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Redbridge is continuing to rise but remains below the high levels recorded five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

This week's Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominees went the distance when they took part in a Race for Life and together raised more than £1,500 for charity.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man in his 60s was stabbed in Wanstead last night as he was robbed by a gang of four thugs.

Redbridge Council does not keep track of incidents of racism or sexual harassment in its schools, nor does it know how much it pays out each year in claims for accidents on school grounds, the Recorder can reveal.

There were 21,591 babies born in east London in 2018, and now the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of births in each borough.

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The NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals is on the lookout for a passionate member of the public to be the new chairman or chairwoman of its Patient Partnership Council.

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The cost of Network Rail's Crossrail-related work has risen by around £220million to a total of £2.8billion, the Department for Transport announced this week.

A Chigwell fraudster who was convicted of helping to run an £800,000 boiler room scam from a fake office in Canary Wharf has been ordered to pay back just £10.

The NHS and Public Health England have released their top 10 tips for keeping cool in the heat this week as the country prepares for what might be a record-breaking day scorcher tomorrow.

The mother of murdered 20-year-old Che Morrison has spoken of her heartbreak after the thug who stabbed her son to death was jailed for life at the Old Bailey today (Wednesday, July 24).

People young and old from across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge came together at Queen's Hospital on Saturday (20 July) for a special anti-knife crime event.

A 20-year-old drug dealer who boasted "I run Ilford" before he stabbed fellow 20-year-old Che Morrison to death outside Ilford Station has been jailed for at least 23 years.

A 20-year-old cannabis dealer accused of murdering another 20-year-old outside Ilford Station insists he did so in self-defence, and argues a book of incriminating rap lyrics found in his house by investigators was written by a former cellmate.

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Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for any information that helps find the thugs who kidnapped - and the police now believe murdered - a Newham father-of-one as he walked down an Ilford street.

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Detectives investigating a shooting at a Woodford Green house owned by comedian Russell Kane are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

Two men in their 20s from Romford and Ilford have been arrested after a third man suffered severe facial injuries during a fight at Top Golf in Chigwell.

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