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Eight MPs have called on a church leader to axe plans to turn Catholic schools into academies.


A fence almost 5m in height could be built in Ilford town centre, to help with potential noise from the new outdoor food market.

A Dagenham husband and wife who used bank cards they burgled from Chigwell homes to go on a spending spree have been jailed.


A wheelchair user is to do a free fall abseil down the country’s largest sculpture in memory of her dad.

Redbridge Council’s Labour leader Jas Athwal is calling for an Ilford South by-election after MP Mike Gapes resigned from the party yesterday.


Plans to academise a school in Wanstead have been met with ”overwhelming opposition” from parents.

Yesterday, 17:00

What do you think about the idea of building a primary school and nine tower blocks – containing up to 1,400 homes – on the Goodmayes Tesco site?

Yesterday, 14:20

The family of a missing Tottenham dad, last seen in Ilford, are appealing for his safe return.

Yesterday, 12:30

Ilford South MP Mike Gapes will be “deeply missed” following his resignation from the Labour Party, Redbridge’s Labour group leader Jas Athwal has said.



Highams club ran out 59-10 victors on Saturday


Woodford Green & Essex Ladies Cindy Ofili and Gabriella Ade-Onojobi failed in their last chance attempt to qualify for the European Indoor Championships, writes Ziad Chaudry.


Herons trailed at interval, but rallied to triumph 31-22


Redbridge manager Micky Wetherall says Enfield are an unknown ahead of their Essex Senior League clash, writes Jacob Ranson.

The 32-year-old discussed the need for O’s to get back on a consistent run of form in the National League


Dagenham & Redbridge loanee Doug Loft is backing the squad to get back to winning ways after failing to win in their last three National League fixtures.

East Ham Working Men’s Club the venue for special Hammers event next week


Essex Senior League: Barkingside 0 Walthamstow 2

Yesterday, 15:00

The experienced boss reflected on the win away to the National League title-chasers


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A one-off show showcasing African and western musicians will be coming to Wanstead Flats next month.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The story of a woman’s incredible journey transitioning from a man to a woman in the 80s is the focus of a heartwarming play written by two sisters from east London, this LGBT History Month.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Beat the January blues by grabbing a giggle or two at a pantomime in Barkingside.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The tale of an orphan and drapers assistant propelled into high society after unexpectedly inheriting a fortune is coming to Ilford.

Friday, January 4, 2019

A comedy tour featuring a diverse group of women is heading to a Hornchurch theatre this January.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

If you don’t believe in ghosts you certainly will after coming to see the show - is the promise of the producer of The Ghost of Chesterton House that is coming to Barkingside at the end of January.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A video capturing a hail of fireworks careering chaotically across Ilford Lane – as New Year’s revellers run for cover – has gone viral.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Journey to “a whole new world” this Christmas, without leaving the comfort of your theatre chair.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Ilford Pictures


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

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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