The Mayor of Redbridge must decide whether to hold an extraordinary meeting to debate the controversial Barkingside ‘Quiet Streets’ trial.

The gap between Redbridge Council’s highest and lowest paid workers is £13,000 wider than it was two years ago.

Yesterday, 17:46

An academy school has been forced to shut down entirely for two weeks due to confirmed coronavirus cases.

Yesterday, 17:30

A new permanent coronavirus testing centre is to open in Gants Hill Library car park.

Yesterday, 17:15

In seven months, Romford’s Queen’s Hospital and King George in Goodmayes have gone from having 25 people waiting in excess of a year for treatment to 1,254.

Yesterday, 15:00

The National Education Union (NEU) for Redbridge has organised a meeting tomorrow night (Thursday October 1) to discuss the coronavirus situation in schools.

Yesterday, 12:00

New rules limiting what questions the public can ask at Redbridge Council meetings were approved last week, despite strident opposition from Conservative councillors.

Yesterday, 10:00

Foodbank users are set to receive pizzas and new leisure clothing thanks to a group of football fans.

Yesterday, 07:00

East London hospitals had the most outbreaks of “superbug” MRSA in London so far this year, Public Health England figures reveal.


16 minutes ago

Essex are delighted to announce that Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2021 season.

46 minutes ago

Barkingside manager Steven Le Sage has predicted next opponents May & Baker will be one of the favourites for the Thurlow Nunn League Division One South title this season.

59 minutes ago

Dagenham & Redbridge have announced that the club will be live streaming all of their Vanarama National League matches at the Chigwell Construction Stadium for the 2020/21 season.


West Ham United women’s team is delighted to once again announce the release of a limited-edition pink shirt to show the club’s support for Breast Cancer Now.


Ilford manager Adam Peek was disappointed with his side’s performance despite holding promotion hopefuls Saffron Walden Town to a draw.


Essex Senior League: St Margaretsbury 2 Woodford Town 1

Yesterday, 15:48

National League clubs have received an offer of financial aid from the Government which will help them start the season this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s 4-0 win over Wolves.


Tue, 12:00

While the rest of us were learning to bake sourdough bread and binge-watching old box sets, a Wanstead filmmaker used lockdown to make a Covid-safe short film.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A new book about homelessness in the UK — documenting an investigation contributed to by the Recorder — has been published.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Londoners ate more than eight million meals last month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme, the Treasury has said as it worked out the number by parliamentary constituency.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Performers at the first post-lockdown show at Ilford’s Kenneth More Theatre received a standing ovation after pledging to not let Covid bring it down.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Live music is back in Redbridge this weekend with the return of the Best of the Music Fest at Valentines Mansion.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

An 81-year-old man channelled childhood memories of growing up in Seven Kings for his first novel, which features an Ilford Recorder reporter as a key character.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh MBE has been celebrated in a children’s book encouraging youngsters to go the distance.

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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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