A former schoolgirl from Gants Hill who is being tipped for stardom after performing alongside the Pussycat Dolls and recording her debut single with Sean Kingston has paid tribute to her inspirational teachers.

More than 2,000 doctors, nurses and other frontline staff at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have not had a flu jab to protect themselves and their patients, new figures reveal.

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A serial thief broke into the Mayor of Redbridge’s car and stole ceremonial chains worth almost £100,000, a court has heard.

Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

Members of Redbridge 18 Plus accepted a challenge to raise money for the London Air Ambulance by taking part in a sponsored 10-mile charity walk.

A conservation group says a music festival at a wildlife haven has been given the go-ahead without a full understanding of the risk to rare species.

Redbridge Council had to pay out nearly £1million last year to help people struggling with housing costs.

An Ilford churchgoer has been jailed for at least 17 years for the murder of midwifery student Joy Morgan.

Despite heavy rain, visitors enjoyed beautiful flowers in Aldborough Hatch while raising nearly £500 for charity.

A new pay-as-you-go parking scheme is being “imposed” on residents and visitors, objectors said.

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a married father accused of murdering a missing midwifery student who went to his church in Ilford.

A drop in the number of children kicked out of school for bullying behaviour in Redbridge has been welcomed by the council.

Campaigners opposing a development that could house more than 3,000 people say they have not yet had a meeting with the council leader.

A fifth of cancer patients in Redbridge are only diagnosed after an emergency visit to hospital, figures reveal.

A missing midwifery student who was last seen in Ilford told her alleged killer she wanted to leave their church while they spent two days alone together in breach of its rules, a court heard.

A bouncer from Ilford was stabbed to death during a brawl outside a New Year’s Eve party at a multimillion-pound Mayfair townhouse, a court has heard.

More residents in Redbridge are buying greener vehicles despite the government cutting electric car subsidies.

A jury has concluded the London Bridge terrorists, who killed eight people and injured 48 others, were lawfully shot dead by police.

Annoyed residents have vowed to fight on after the team behind the Lovebox music event won permission to stage a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers per night which could featuring bands such as George Ezra or Stereophonics.

Redbridge Council will cut investment in CCTV cameras by more than £150,000 this year, figures reveal.

Families using a respite care facility to look after their disabled relatives are concerned for its future.

Hundreds of homes in Redbridge have been created by converting offices and storage facilities under controversial planning laws, figures show.

Parents at a primary school in Wanstead due to be turned into an academy have launched legal proceedings against the Catholic body in charge of the school.

Patient satisfaction has fallen at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year, with doctors warning of “relentless pressure” building across the NHS.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras are driving down burglary rates in Redbridge, the council has said.

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of arson and attempted murder after a fire next to the A406 in Ilford last night (June 18).

Councillors have joined customers fighting a supermarket’s decision to charge for parking.

A council leader has retracted comments in which he told colleagues a long-serving health campaigner was “spreading lies”.

The teenage pregnancy rate in Redbridge has fallen to its lowest level since 2011, figures reveal.


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