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Seven roads in Redbridge will be closed during school drop-off and collection times and motorist will be fined if they do not comply.

Students, teachers and community leaders gathered on Thursday (June 6) to celebrate three years of hard work tackling air pollution in the areas near their schools.

Campaigners fighting to stop houses from being built on a park in Hainault walked from Manford Way to Hainault Forest Country Park on Sunday (June 2) to highlight how far residents would need to walk to their nearest green space if housing plans go ahead.

A road will be built through part of Fairlop Waters Country Park to allow trucks to travel to a quarry site, much to the anger of campaigners.

Redbridge drivers could have taken more than 28,000 trips around the earth - instead they clocked up the 703 million miles on road in the borough in 12 months.

Primary school children will hammer home the importance of clean air in an assembly in front of MPs, the Mayor and councillors.

London's walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman joined pupils in Redbridge to celebrate the strides they've made to get healthier by walking to school.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

Campaigners fighting to stop houses from being built on a well-loved Hainault park have received hundreds of donations to help pay for their legal fees.

Solar panels would be installed on around 1,900 homes in Redbridge under new plans announced by the Labour Party.

The newly formed Protect Fairlop Plain group had an on-site meeting with Ilford North MP Wes Streeting on Friday, May 17 where he signed a pledge to "defend the Redbridge green belt".

A 90-year-old has revealed she took a piece of the world's largest grapevine from Valentines Park in the 1960s and has been growing it at home ever since.

A Hainault woman who dumped a bed base at a car park has been ordered to pay £1,226 by the courts.

A community group is calling for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) to be extended to Barkingside, claiming air pollution exceeded the legal limit four times over the bank holiday weekend.

Bat-lovers may be brimming with excitement amid news the borough has won more than £4.2million to revive Hainault Forest in a bid to save the elusive barbastelle among others.

A fly-tipper who was caught red-handed on a CCTV camera has been handed a hefty fine as Redbridge Council continues its clampdown on people making a mess of the borough.

Redbridge is jumping (or should that be driving) on board the green revolution after the number of plug-in vehicles increased by three quarters in the space of a year.

A Goodmayes diabetic with low blood sugar was trapped under a car for 15 minutes when a gust of strong wind blew a 15ft tree on top of him.

A community group is pleased that three iconic markets are not coming to Redbridge and said the result was influenced by residents lobbying against the plans.

City Airport has been working with 300 female pupils from east London to hone their skills and show them what opportunities there are in aviation.

Redbridge Council has slashed spending on street lights by hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last five years, figures reveal.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

Redbridge Council will pilot giving residents wheelie bins in a bid to cut down on the amount of money that is spent on rubbish collections.

Fines totalling more than £25,000 were handed out by officers patrolling the streets last Wednesday as part of the latest action day led by Redbridge Council.

When you think of the 70s what springs to mind?

Redbridge Heritage Centre staff and volunteers spent almost three years cataloguing building plans into a database to make it easier to spot trends and find out new information.

Would you like a dedicated cycle route between Ilford and Barking?

Chemicals which have been linked to cancer are being used to kill weeds in green spaces and parks in Redbridge.

A boy was attacked by three masked and hooded youths on the way to school.

Redbridge Council has issued a warning to forest users after dogs, deers and badgers have been illegally caught in snares in Hainault Forest Country Park.

Ilford town centre could be smoke-free after Redbridge Council unveiled plans to ban lit cigarettes in the shopping vicinity.

As many as 1,494 children were living with domestic abuse in Redbridge last year.

Redbridge is one of the worst places in the UK for the number of potholes per kilometre, data reveals.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the last six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Yesterday we took a look at the first half of 2018.

An Ilford teen has won seven prizes across three different categories in the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2018.

When the needles start dropping like rain it's probably time to think about saying goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

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

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

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.

Around 90 people met in Wanstead Library in support of establishing an environmental charter to preserve biodiversity and tackling climate change and pollution.

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New CCTV set up outside an Ilford school is not "just to spy on parents" illegally dropping off their children on zigzag lines, Redbridge Council confirmed.

Redbridge Council is planning to spend £300,000 replacing street lamps in South Woodford and Wanstead over fears 2,150 could become "structurally unstable".

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