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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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.

Do you recognise any of these 10 litterbugs?

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”.

Redbridge Council is proposing to stop delivering replacement recycling containers and green waste bags, instead asking residents to go and pick them up.

Redbridge Council is being urged to “take their final chance” to bid for a £6million share of mayoral funding to boost air quality in the borough.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The people behind Love Box are hoping to hold a six-day music festival on Wanstead Flats in summer 2019 with acts such as Jess Glynne, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra and the Stereophonics.

Badgers, amphibians, rare birds and reptiles may be re-housed from their existing habitats in a contested section of land near Fairlop Waters Country Park set to become the site of a lorry through road.

The jury is out on the spotlessness of Ilford town centre as a six-week deep clean has reached its completion.

Redbridge Council is dividing allotment spaces in half to meet demand after residents have to wait a decade in some parts of the borough to acquire one.

Stop! Do not stub out your cigarettes out in it - the new metal box in Valentines Park is actually a water fountain.

If you were given £4million pounds to rejuvenate Ilford town centre, what would you spend it on?

Redbridge Council is reverting to Wild West tactics in the fight against fly-tipping.

Ponds at a former beauty spot in Wanstead have started to dry up as a result of the heatwave.

Outraged wildlife campaigners are protesting plans to create a haul road within the boundary of Fairlop Waters Local Nature Reserve (LNR) fearing that a barrage of lorries will frighten away rare birds and harm trees.

Stylish residents looking for a new summer wardrobe can now bag the latest trends and help a good cause at the same time.

Redbridge is one of the worst boroughs in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

A councillor has slammed a waste management deal after campaigners warned recycling targets will be missed if the council doesn’t get more government money.

Clayhall Park will be revamped thanks to a £1.6million pot of money.

From the daily commute to the nightly putting the children to sleep, life can feel like a survival of the fittest competition at times.

A dockless bike scheme which was launched just over three months ago will stop operating in Redbridge.

Wanstead will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Residents have had their say and have decided on what to rename the Goodmayes Park Extension.

A group of campaigners from Woodford Green are fighting plans to build a play area in Monkhams Ward.

A campaign group has urged Redbridge Council to stop investing in fossil fuels because of the damage they do to the environment.

Hainault golfers are outraged at a hike in admission fees – made in breach of a lease agreement – which they claim is excluding junior and elderly players.

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