This week, the Recorder takes a look at the history behind some of Redbridge's most popular place names. Don't worry if your area isn't here, as more will follow next week.


A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

Oaks Park High School in Newbury Park is encouraging its students to thank the teachers who have supported them over the year.

Dozens of victims of FGM in Redbridge were seen for the first time by health services last year, figures show.

Yesterday, 17:32

A 20-year-old Ilford lad who grew up just a stone's throw from former Great British Bake Off venue Valentines Mansion has set his sights on baking stardom as a contestant in the show's new series.

Yesterday, 17:00

Squatters, rats and a cannabis factory next door producing £1million of marijuana are just some of the trials and tribulations one Goodmayes homeowner has had to endure over the last 11 years.

Yesterday, 16:00

The former Chingford and Woodford Green Labour candidate has entered the race to be the next MP for Ilford South.

Yesterday, 15:00

Snaresbrook Crown Court has one of the worst proportions of empty courtrooms in the country according to research published this week.

Yesterday, 12:00

A care home in Woodford Green has been told it Requires Improvement by health watchdogs after inspectors found breaches in relation to safe care and treatment.


Leyton Orient's players and staff show they belong in League Two with victory against a team which should have won promotion last season


England's women progressed to the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships with a narrow victory over an extremely plucky Belarus side.


Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor was delighted with the bounce back ability shown by his squad to deliver a 4-2 victory over Harrogate Town.


Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater admitted their three-wicket win at Kent in the County Championship was 'hard to explain'.

Yesterday, 22:03

League Two: Mansfield Town 2 Leyton Orient 3

Yesterday, 19:18

In its 168 years, Canterbury Cricket Week has never witnessed anything quite like it as Essex overcame a first-innings deficit of 112 to land an astonishing three-wicket Specsavers County Championship win with over a day to spare.

Yesterday, 15:16

England's men's team failed to advance to the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships after drawing with Spain in an action packed match in Belgium.

Yesterday, 15:00

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa insists his side's inability to kill games off is what could prove costly as they edge closer to being relegated.

Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski bounces back from Man City game


Yesterday, 10:00

East London residents can get fully immersed in the nationwide Agatha Christie week next month when Wanstead Library is transformed into the scene of a classic murdery mystery.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The walls in Valentines Mansion will be decked out with art made by some of the most talented creatives in the borough this summer.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Popular Fairlop Fair is back for another year this weekend and will be jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Want to learn how to manage your manager? Or perhaps you need a little help getting that very vocal team member to play ball? Whatever your professional dilemma, a Wanstead based career coach can support you through it.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Two DJs from Wanstead are set to host a house music festival in Chelmsford for 30,000 revellers.

Monday, May 20, 2019

A choir is proudly welcoming American soprano Kate Fruchterman to perform at its concert in memory of founder and conductor Peter Macdonald.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Restoration actresses were often treated no better than performing bears.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

It's the Easter holidays and you've got four days off work. If you don't want to go away, there's plenty of fun things to do on your doorstep.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Redbridge residents with visual impairments will have more access to talking books thanks to an £82,000 cash injection.

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Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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