Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed a new chairman who aims to improve emergency access and reduce its deficit of £64m.

A Wanstead dance school has launched seated dance classes to help elderly and disabled people express themselves.

The Redbridge Labour party is investigating a rogue “offensive” and “Islamophobic” tweet that was sent out from its official account criticising Jeremy Corbyn’s support for Palestine.

A former stroke patient who now volunteers to help others recover at King George Hospital has written a book about her recovery.

A new biodiverse woodland area is being created in Redbridge, offering picturesque natural green space for residents to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive.

Ilford MPs Sam Tarry and Wes Streeting have backed the Recorder’s Shop Local campaign.

Redbridge Council is launching the second phase of its scheme to provide funding to the borough’s civic-minded groups, helping those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ilford Salvation Army is calling on the community to donate presents to families in need so 100 children will wake up to a gift on Christmas Day who might otherwise have gone without.

An Ilford musician is holding “Cuppa Concerts” to safely bring back a bit of the magic of live performance to support vulnerable people thanks to an Arts Council grant.

A former carpet fitter who made a video inciting a terror attack on Royal Festival Hall and posted it to an extremist WhatsApp group has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

Parents are furious at Redbridge Council after “hundreds” of students were barred from an exam to get into the borough’s grammar schools.

As part of a community enterprise scheme a group of primary school pupils in Woodford Green raised almost £2,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Memories of Sunday lunch with the family, trips to the cinema and live concerts are being brought back to life for residents of a Chigwell care home, thanks to a donation of refurbished MP3 players.

Haven House have launched their online auction with an array of 50 unique prizes to support the Woodford Green-based children’s hospice.

A young woman in Woodford Green who started a personal finance blog to help young people manage their pandemic finances is this month’s Young Citizen nominee.

The sleek and modern new entrance to Ilford station is taking shape now that the steel framework has been completed.

Students from Mont Rose College have objected to a planned development at the Gants Hill site which would remove their disabled parking.

The country’s top nurse visited King George Hospital for a virtual meeting to see the wards and congratulate three nurses who received awards for their service during the pandemic.

Schools and organisations across Redbridge performed acts of kindness as part of Mitzvah Day.

Shoppers across Redbridge are being urged to donate to the UK’s biggest food collection and support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis amid the Covid-19 pandemic this Christmas.

ITV’s GMB and Tipping Point host Ben Shephard wants you to spend Christmas Night In with him to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Police are appealing for help to identify a group of men involved in a “brazen” drive-by stabbing in Ilford in broad daylight.

More than 130 organisations planted 40,000 spring-flowering bulbs across Redbridge as part of the Big Planting Weekend.

Have you seen Billy, 17, missing from Ilford since October 19?

Have you seen 14-year-old Tilly, missing from the Ilford area since November 12?

After getting inundated with a tonne of donations during the first lockdown, BHRUT, which runs King George and Queen’s Hospitals, is asking for that generosity to be re-directed to those who need it most.

What are your ideas on making the most out of Redbridge’s green spaces?

Wanstead Parish is fundraising to provide emergency accommodation for rough sleepers after its night shelter is not able to open this winter due to Covid restrictions.

A world-renowned opera singer held lockdown concerts with her musician husband outside their Wanstead home during the first wave and are now offering personalised concerts for those who miss live music.

Ilford BID and Redbridge Council are holding an emergency webinar on Wednesday (November 11) to help businesses navigate lockdown 2.0.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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