Local historian David Martin shares more tales of what life was like for pilots flying out of RAF Fairlop

Redbridge Council's prospective next mayor was unveiled at a town hall meeting last night.

Plans for a controversial Late Night Levy which would see Redbridge businesses selling alcohol after midnight charged to help pay for enforcement operations have been put on hold - because councillors were given the wrong information before a crucial vote.

There was a large police presence in Ilford town centre on Thursday evening after officers were called to reports of a large fight between a group of men in the High Road.

Redbridge's TFL Rail overground stations saw more than 18.5million entrances and exits last year according to government data released yesterday - a drop of around 300,000 over the past two years.

A Wanstead Toby Carvery could become the latest pub in Redbridge to be stripped of its fruit machines over repeated failures to stop children using them.

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An Ilford 19-year-old has been arrested by Essex Police on suspicion of impersonating a police officer in an attempt to defraud a woman in Maldon.

Redbridge moved a step closer to introducing the least profitable Late Night Levy in England last night as plans for an additional charge on businesses open after midnight were approved by the borough's licensing committee.

Disabled residents at an Ilford block of flats will spend most of January living in temporary accommodation after the building's only lift broke down on New Year's Day.

An Ilford man has admitted stealing almost £400 of alcohol from a Dagenham supermarket during a two-day crime spree he indulged in while out on bail for further shoplifting offences.

Urgent treatment centres at King George Hospital, Barking Community Hospital and the Harold Wood Walk-in Centre are all set to be open by July this year, it has been revealed.

The family of a murdered 23-year-old are urging members of the public who may have seen a car key to the police investigation in Ilford to come forward.

We take a look at Ilford's pantomimes of the past

Now that 2019 has drawn to a close it's time to sit back and take a look at some of the biggest news to have come out of Redbridge over the last 10 years.

An Ilford-born barrister who was first elected to public office when he became a Havering councillor in 1974 will be knighted after finding himself on this year's New Year Honours list.

Residents are invited to a series of events across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in January to have their say on the future of King George and Queen's Hospitals.

Travelling during the Christmas period can be a headache - make sure you don't get caught out with our guide to your public transport options this holiday season.

Two young men from Ilford and Manor Park have been convicted of murder after they stabbed a teenager to death during a fight in Southwark.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has apologised to Londoners for the lengthy delays to the opening of Crossrail, as transport bosses revealed they do not believe the project will require any more additional funding.

Reality TV stars Billie and Greg Shepherd were joined by a host of celebrities in a spectacular evening of fundraising for Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have been sharing their views on the results of yesterday's general election.

Ilford South's new Labour MP Sam Tarry described it as "the honour of his life" to be elected to represent the people of Ilford South - the constituency that he grew up in.

Police officers investigating a stabbing in Seven Kings park where an 18-year-old man was attacked in broad daylight by three others have appealed for anyone with any information on the incident to come forward.

Ilford North's re-elected MP Wes Streeting said "change can't come soon enough" to the Labour Party as he used his victorious election address to lambast the party's leadership for its worst nationwide result in more than 80 years.

A panicked woman called police claiming she had seen a man with a gun at an illegal rave in Seven Kings where Hackney 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes was fatally stabbed, an inquest revealed today.

Labour candidates across Redbridge bucked the national trend by taking Ilford North, Ilford South and Leyton & Wanstead and running Iain Duncan Smith close in his Chingford & Woodford Green constituency.

A 15-year-old boy from Ilford is one of two people arrested on suspicion of GBH after police were called to reports of a fight in Loughton.

An Ilford Lane night shelter which helps support Redbridge's homeless people through the winter months has announced it will be opening its doors 24/7 from January to help those in need stay warm.


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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