A Hainault woman who worked for the Red Cross at the height of the Second World War celebrated her 100th birthday with a tea party last week.

Pupils from a Seven Kings school delivered 200 packs of kebabs, chicken tikka and cupcakes last month as part of an outreach programme aimed at highlighting tolerance.

A charity which works with girls who are at risk of exploitation is staging an art exhibition about body positivity.

Metro Bank's call centre in Ilford collected £68,000 for BBC Children in Need last week.

A young woman from Ilford who was awarded as a Rising Young Star for her commitment to getting more girls involved in Stem subjects at an early age is our Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominee this week.

The groundbreaking of the new food market Mercato Ilford is set to begin on Monday (November 18) at the Redbridge Town Hall Car Park.

Redbridge Rotarians went "Purple4Polio" in the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London on Saturday, November 9 to celebrate nearing the end of cases of the deadly disease around the world.

A school for autistic children unveiled a new sensory room following a year-long fundraising effort including four half-marathons run by the headteacher.

Art students were treated to a surprise masterclass from artist and print master Stanley Jones MBE while on a school trip.

Dozens of schoolchildren and former servicemembers gathered at Fairlop Waters Country Park this morning (Monday, November 11) to remember the fallen heroes in Ilford and from further abroad who sacrificed their lives.

A Hainault teenager who has received a scout award for twinning toilets and raising £800 for charity is our Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominee this week.

Hundreds of families across the country came to Ilford to dance, dine and show off their outfits to celebrate Diwali and the 10th anniversary of a community group on Saturday.

An armed robber threatened a staff member with a handgun before making off with cash at a bank in Wanstead yesterday morning (Thursday, November 7).

A choir that received seed money from mayor of London Sadiq Khan put their practice to good use by harmonising for the homeless and will be performing for a children's hospice at the end of this month.

A pair of Redbridge students are putting their make-up skills to the test as they compete at a national competition this month.

An NHS chaplain worked with schoolchildren to create two walls of poppies as a backdrop to remembrance services at Queen's and King George hospitals in Romford and Goodmayes.

Students at an Ilford high school celebrated Black History Month by showcasing their talent and raised more than £1k for charity.

An independent Chigwell fashion boutique owner threw a glitzy party to celebrate 40 years in the business.

The star-studded cast of Sleeping Beauty show talked to the Recorder this week about all the panto fun they have planned for Christmas at the Kenneth More Theatre.

Ilford firefighters rescued an agile dog who managed to climb to the top of a 20ft tree in Wanstead Park on Friday, October 25.

An eight-year-old girl is joining in a fun run 5k for the hospice that cared for her great grandad and hopes he will be cheering her on from heaven.

A Woodford Green man raced to become the top fundraiser for the charity that saved his dad's life.


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.

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