Redbridge Council has become the second local authority in the country to become a Ban the Box employer, meaning job applicants will no longer need to disclose their unspent criminal convictions on their application form.

A team of 11 cyclists completed the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, September 15 in aid of Woodford Green charity Haven House Children's Hospice.

Fifteen young people from Redbridge were referred to a London-wide project hoping to protect children from becoming embroiled in county lines drug dealing last year, new data has revealed.

Yesterday, 17:00

To celebrate this year's Car Free Day, Redbridge Council is closing nine streets to traffic giving neighbourhoods the chance to play outside, get together and have fun.

Yesterday, 15:36

Whipps Cross Hospital must be rebuilt as a matter of "urgency", Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, has told prime minister Boris Johnson.

Yesterday, 15:00

Do you have a neighbour who goes above and beyond to help their neighbourhood and community in Redbridge? The search is officially on to find London's best neighbour.

Yesterday, 11:56

Ilford has been named as one of the cheapest places for families to buy food.

Yesterday, 07:00

Hundreds of written complaints were made against GP surgeries in Redbridge last year, new figures show.

Wed, 17:00

Plans have been submitted to convert a former Mont Rose College campus in Ilford into flats.



Matt Withers is joined by Jacob Ranson, Dan Bennett and on the phone by Dave Evans for another East London Football Podcast.


Dagenham & Redbridge will look to extend their unbeaten run when they make the long trip to Torquay United this weekend.


Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton wants his young side to start developing a ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch as they look to start picking up more results, writes Jacob Ranson.

Yesterday, 16:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed striker Lee Angol would have taken the penalty against Crewe Alexandra had he not come off injured in the 2-1 defeat.

Yesterday, 15:00

Wanstead Golf Club saw their youngsters claim the Essex Youth Shield in fine style after beating Chelmsford at Frinton.

Yesterday, 13:00

The Essex Championship were once again staged in conjunction with the Pleshey Half Marathon.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient winger Louis Dennis praised loanee midfielder George Marsh for his impact in their 2-2 draw with Exeter City at the weekend as well as in their 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Yesterday, 11:05

There were mixed fortunes for South Woodford Bowls Club in the last week as they won most of their matches, but lost the big one.

Wed, 19:39

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted it felt good to be back at the top of the County Championship table after their innings & 40-run win over Surrey.


Wed, 15:00

Release your inner warrior and head down to South Woodford for a show like no other.

Mon, 13:06

An artist unveiled a highly detailed pencil portrait to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road album.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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.

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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.

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?

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