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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Environment Agency is investigating a water course that runs near a special needs school in Redbridge amid fears that it could be contaminated.

Redbridge households will no longer have recycling separately collected as the coronavirus crisis continues to limit services.

Wildflowers were planted in Wanstead as part of an initiative to improve biodiversity.

Redbridge Council will need to roll out food waste collections to more than 100,000 homes under government plans to stop leftovers going to landfill, figures show.

A park in Woodford Green has been closed until further notice “in the interest of public safety”.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

A charity is holding a singing session for isolated older people at a church in Aldersbrook.

Police cadets posing as children at risk of being exploited will visit Redbridge hotels next month.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon after another man suffered stab and slash wounds in an alleged street fight Hainault on Sunday.

A nursery in South Woodford has been rated Outstanding following an Ofsted inspection.

Air pollution is responsible for one in 15 deaths among people aged 30 or over in Redbridge, new data reveals.

A Clayhall road has been closed by police this afternoon as emergency services respond to a car crash.

A man who was suffering stab and slash wounds to his face from a Hainault street fight is now in a stable condition.

Armed robbers who pretended to be police officers forced their way into a Clayhall home on Friday afternoon and assaulted the residents before making off with cash and jewellery.

A man is fighting for his life in hospital this evening after reportedly suffering stab and slash wounds during a Hainault street fight.

Four men have been charged by detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

Four men wearing balaclavas who forced entry into a house in Chigwell have left a man with serious injuries after hitting him with a baseball bat.

Firefighters were called to a restaurant on fire in the early hours this morning in Ilford.

An environmental initiative led by Redbridge Council won a top national award following its community-led success in the borough.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Redbridge has more than tripled in a year.

Redbridge Council is stepping up its efforts to fine people who do not clean up after their dogs and drop rubbish in the streets.

A developer has started work on an ex-landfill site before getting planning permission following an explosive court case.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

More than £1.3million of taxpayer cash was spent on consultants to advise Redbridge Council on major building works in 2017/18.

Five neighbourhoods in Redbridge are among the 20pc most “deprived” in the country, according to government figures.

A block of flats in Chadwell Heath has been in near-drought conditions for three months with residents forced to travel across London to wash.

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport’s expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to “have a weekend break” from aircraft noise.

The vast majority of robberies in Redbridge are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough’s most crime-ridden streets.

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.

The number of black bags residents put out on bin day could be restricted.

Enforcement notices issued by Redbridge Council to private landlords have skyrocketed in the past two years, new figures reveal.

Allotment holders in Redbridge say they have been forced to give up their plots following an “excessive and detrimental” fee increase of 25per cent.

Redbridge and Waltham Forest have been ranked among the top 10 greenest boroughs in London for carbon emissions.

Plans to help protect more than 600 homes and businesses from the “widespread damage” of River Roding floods in Ilford and Woodford Green have been unveiled by the Environment Agency.

City Hall’s environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

An Ilford businessman feels lucky to be alive after a near-death experience on Saturday.

A conservation group says a music festival at a wildlife haven has been given the go-ahead without a full understanding of the risk to rare species.

A Wanstead pensioner who was fined £150 for leaving a piece of cardboard on top of a paper bin while he was doing his recycling has said he will not pay it, even if it means he goes to prison.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport’s flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

Redbridge Council is hoping to sweep away the competition after it was shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award focusing on street scene services.

Campaigners fighting to stop their park in Hainault from being used for temporary housing for homeless families have been left “devastated” after losing their legal battle.

Lots of different species of wildlife frequent parks and green spaces in Redbridge, but this variety is probably less common.

More residents in Redbridge are buying greener vehicles despite the government cutting electric car subsidies.

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