The leader of Redbridge Council insisted the local authority is getting “a bloody big bang for our buck” as the borough’s budget for the next financial year – including a 3.99pc increase in council tax – was approved last night.
Redbridge’s London Assembly member has blasted the Mayor of London’s “shockingly slow” house-building record as it was revealed that just 147 City Hall-funded affordable homes have been completed in the borough since 2016.
Residents at a seven-storey block of flats in Ilford have been told they may once again need to stay in hotels after the building’s only lift suffered a second serious malfunction in less than a month.
A violent burglar from Barking Riverside and his accomplice have been jailed after being caught red-handed during a violent raid on a South Woodford home – by a retired police sergeant who used to work in Tower Hamlets.
The leader of Redbridge Council has urged the government to take swift action to tackle rising levels of knife crime after three people were stabbed in two separate incidents in Goodmayes and Ilford on Saturday.
The number of children across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham being referred to an emergency social services team for high profile crimes such as murder, criminal exploitation or child sexual exploitation rose sharply last year according to a new report.
The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.