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Carolers lit candles to remember those who died homeless in the borough in the past year at a Christmas concert in Ilford town centre.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting visited students at Ilford County High School to talk about why he first got involved in politics, what it means to be an MP and why students might consider a career in politics.

The lost stories of 54 Goodmayes parishioners who gave their lives in the First World War are set to be uncovered with the help of a £10,000 grant.

Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

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

Ilford’s Labour MPs have called for a second referendum to be held on Brexit after prime minister Theresa May called off a Parliamentary vote on her deal.

Crossrail, London’s new east to west railway service, may be delayed even further and could require a £2billion funding boost, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

A Goodmayes playing field has been officially renamed.

Crime & Court

Sunday, December 9, 2018

A teenager has been shot in the face in Ilford.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Clayhall residents were told to stay in their homes after four men armed with “crowbars and a bottle of acid were on the loose”.

A teenager who threatened to blow up a Barkingside school unless he was paid $5,000 has been jailed.

Health

Friday, December 7, 2018

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

Monday, December 3, 2018

A row of stitches holding shut Kevin’s* stomach had burst open when he arrived at the door of nurse Stephanie O’Leary’s clinic for rough sleepers in Ilford.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough’s town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

Environment

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will roll up his sleeves and join hundreds of volunteers to plant 15,000 trees in Hainault.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A planning application has been submitted to erect a 20metre phone mast in Wanstead.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, joined more than 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy - a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Politics

Yesterday, 15:49

Ilford’s Labour MPs have called for a second referendum to be held on Brexit after prime minister Theresa May called off a Parliamentary vote on her deal.

Yesterday, 12:30

Neighbours are protesting what they fear is the underhand conversion of a former South Woodford vicarage and adjoining flats into a 24-person HMO complex.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Newbury Park primary school is being converted into an academy after being rated Inadequate by Ofsted – but more than 940 have signed a petition against the move.

Education

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Newbury Park primary school is being converted into an academy after being rated Inadequate by Ofsted – but more than 940 have signed a petition against the move.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A charity which sent a married couple to a Redbridge school to show pupils what it is like to live in a “normal” home with two adults who are in a long-term committed relationship is hoping to raise money to vist even more schools in the borough.

Heritage

The lost stories of 54 Goodmayes parishioners who gave their lives in the First World War are set to be uncovered with the help of a £10,000 grant.

Yesterday, 07:00

Twenty pubs in Redbridge have closed their doors since 2001, figures have revealed.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Redbridge Council has quietly splashed out £25 million on commercial properties, including the sites of two nightclubs, an investigation has found.

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