Plans to build two blocks of flats on the Mont Rose College site in Gants Hill - the same place another development was rejected last year - are being opposed by residents and one of the ward’s councillors.

Police are investigating claims that a man attempted to kidnap two young girls in Clayhall.

Since lockdown, Jewish Care’s Meals on Wheels service has provided more than 16,500 meals thanks to an army of volunteers who are now delivering special treats for Rosh Hashanah.

A group of doctors donated 10 laptops to Highlands Primary School to help underprivileged children access learning remotely.

At least seven schools in Redbridge have confirmed cases of coronavirus and the rate of infection is at 37 cases per 100,000 people, levels not seen since April.

Allotment holders in Goodmayes will be buying their onion sets, seed potatoes, compost and fertiliser from the back of a lorry in future.

As the first of the Quiet Streets planters have been installed in Barkingside, a group of residents have expressed their objections to the scheme.

Jewish Care’s Redbridge Supportive Communities Tea Parties has been awarded the Caring For Others Award in this year’s Redbridge Mayor’s Community Awards.

Tributes have been paid to a police officer killed in a motorbike crash on his way to work.

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal has called for an investigation into the handling of a complaint which saw him prevented from standing in last year’s general election after revealing he was cleared of all allegations against him.

A vulnerable 10-year-old girl in Goodmayes who has to wear a visor for a rare skin condition has been banned from wearing a face covering in class to protect her from coronavirus.

Officers have released images of a man wanted in connection with an assault on security staff at Chadwell Heath station.

A Woodford Green resident is encouraging everyone to know the signs of meningitis after her best friend died from the disease in her first week at university.

People have been turned away from the testing centre in Ilford as coronavirus cases continue to remain at high levels not seen since May.

Redbridge Council has warned the owners of a restaurant and bar in Woodford Green that was failing to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Redbridge is at risk of going into a local lockdown after it had the highest number of new coronavirus cases across all London boroughs, with Havering and Newham close behind.

The winners of the Mayor of Redbridge’s Community Awards have been revealed highlighting the stars of the borough who go out of their way to help others.

After the death of his mum, a Woodford County High School teacher walked the length of 12 Tube lines in 12 days - more than 350 miles - to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Video Building collapses in South Woodford

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A building in South Woodford collapsed but there were no reports of any injuries.

Hundreds of people in Redbridge are receiving support while they attempt to claim asylum in the UK, new figures reveal.

Redbridge Council’s cabinet member in charge of housing and homelessness has announced her resignation from the role.

A subway used by parents and children to get to Snaresbrook Primary School has been cleared after it was flooded for weeks.

Three bikes were stolen from a Wanstead charity which refurbishes donated bicycles to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

A man was arrested in Gants Hill after walking around with a chainsaw at 3.30 in the morning.

A mother and daughter from Chigwell are set to perform in the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent after their surprise “golden buzzer” moment.

The two boys in Seven Kings whose “Lemonade for Yemen-Aid” fundraiser went viral have a new fan in Angelina Jolie who sent them a personalised letter and a large donation.

Patients in Redbridge are facing waiting times of more than two months to get blood tests, delaying treatment and medication.

As Redbridge schools re-open this week the council held a virtual meeting to answer parents anxieties about sending children back and what will happen if there is a Covid outbreak.

The trial of a Redbridge councillor charged with electoral fraud has been postponed again until January.

Pubs in Gants Hill and Clayhall are selling a green burger to help raise money towards cancer support.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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