Did you know that when you can’t see the Moon in the sky, he’s actually down here on earth, suited and booted and fighting crime?

Iain Duncan Smith is calling on Redbridge Council to reconsider a development in Woodford Green, which the ombudsman is investigating over the planning process.

Five men have been sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for their roles in laundering at least £6.9million from a base in Woodford Green.

“You get two types of people who travel on the bus at night, drunks and people who need to get home to sleep.”

A Star Wars actor, who grew up in Barnardo’s care, opened the charity’s glittering new store in Barkingside – which has undergone its first refit in 30 years.

An award winning 17-year-old nature photographer, who recently held an exhibition in Valentines Mansion, is this week’s Young Citizen Award nominee.

A Jeremy Corbyn supporting Redbridge councillor has instructed a lawyer to represent him against the Labour Party, after he was deselected for next year’s council elections.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a violent street robbery by a gang of men in Ilford this morning.

Wanstead peace campaigner Sarah Hipperson, who was one of the longest residents at the anti-nuclear Greenham Common protest, has celebrated her 90th birthday.

A picture of swans interacting at the edge of a beautiful lake is the winner of the annual South Park Photo Competition.

Chancellor Philip Hammond should use next month’s Budget to end policing cuts and put public safety first, the mayor of London has said.

Iconic drum’n’bass artist Andy C has said next year’s We Are FSTVL “will be like a homecoming”, as the first phase of acts have been announced.

A caring 16-year-old Gants Hill pupil, who spends much of her spare time volunteering to help others, is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

Two people made a daring dash across a roof to escape a house fire in Ilford yesterday.

The Met has launched a new campaign to tackle burglary called Be Safe, which guides Londoners on basic steps to help protect them from break-ins.

Redbridge Council has made £15,000 available to fund bulb planting across the borough after requests from residents.

The police and Redbridge Council have evicted the group of Travellers who set up camp in Evergreen Field, Wanstead.

MP Iain Duncan Smith has demanded the Post Office holds a “proper consultation” into closing the George Lane branch.

Travellers have set up camp in Evergreen Field, Wanstead, just off the High Street.

Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group has requested a leading consultancy compile a report into the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

This is the first in a monthly series by historian Richard Arnopp about his photography archive of Wanstead Park, Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood.

Congratulations to Isaac Newton pupil Halema Anjum who is our monthly Young Citizen Award winner for September.

Notorious Ilford hate preacher Anjem Choudary has lost a bid to challenge his conviction for drumming up support for Islamic State (IS).

The Met has released a warning for Londoners to guard against targeted jewellery and gold robberies.

Football mad youngsters at Snaresbrook Primary School were delighted by a visit from the official Premier League trophy yesterday.

The seat of Ilford South will be preserved in the latest Boundary Commission proposals, and the area of Wanstead will be moved to Ilford North.

The latest recommondations by the Boundary Commission will be revealed today, which could force Ilford South MP Mike Gapes out of his seat.

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

A march and rally is being held tomorrow to protest the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

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The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

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.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

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