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You may remember stories from childhood where someone is given three wishes, and they waste the first two and then make a better choice third time around, once they’ve learned their lesson.

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The recent murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in Leyton was a new low in a wave of violent crime that has been sweeping across and beyond London.

With my interest in history, I was fascinated to read in the newspaper, that one the contributing causes of the ‘mini ice-age’ of the 16th and 17th centuries may have been the decline in the population of the indigenous Americans brought about by the arrival of European settlers.

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Early in the new year, some friends of mine in Barkingside were burgled.

All religions teach that we should look after those who are vulnerable in our society.

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Redbridge Youth Council is a forum that represents young people. It is a place where we are able to express our opinions on issues that face our borough in a safe and encouraging environment.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Humanists UK began 2019 with a brilliant new president.

Last week the government launched the Long Term Plan for the NHS – a historic moment for patients locally and across the country.

Reflecting on Brexit the other day made me realize we are in a unique stage in the history of mankind.

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Many local and national businesses face great uncertainty.

An 86-year-old friend visited us recently and we sat mesmerized listening to his story telling.

I’ll be spending my holiday in Gatwick

A video capturing a hail of fireworks careering chaotically across Ilford Lane – as New Year’s revellers run for cover – has gone viral.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the first six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the second half of 2018.

Santa’s famous red suit will be straining at the seams this Christmas thanks to the generosity of boys and girls in Redbridge.

Colin Runeckles, of Ilford Historical Society, tells the story of a man who embodied the true spirit of Christmas

How to calm your Christmas travel woes

Journey to “a whole new world” this Christmas, without leaving the comfort of your theatre chair.

Nine children who are always caring for others got taken on a trip of a lifetime when they were flown to meet Father Christmas in the North Pole.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

I have been campaigning hard on the serious issue of cutting Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) maximum stake from £100 down to £2 since 2005.

Christmas, the time of year when we are pressured to buy things no one wants for people we don’t want to buy for at prices we’re not happy with.

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory – more than 2,100 years ago – of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

Dave Rann was trained by top chefs Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes and is the head chef of the newly opened fine dining restaurant The Gallery in South Woodford

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

I have never known such uncertainty in politics.

People say, “Age is nothing but a number.”

Driving around Redbridge, one cannot help but notice the giant Menorahs (Candelabras) standing tall and proud on the Gants Hill & Fullwell Cross roundabouts, as the Jewish community celebrate the Festival of Chanukah.

This week, the Recorder spoke to Bella Field, one of this paper’s former Young Citizen of the Year winners and a fundraising sensation who has received national acclaim for her charity work.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

People seem to enjoy getting angry at the news these days. I really shouldn’t help, but here’s a story you might find annoying.

Last week I was pleased to help present Jack Petchey Achievement Awards to more than 160 young people from across the borough.

Q&A: My Redbridge - Venda Premkumar

Friday, November 30, 2018

Venda Premkumar is a teacher and joint secretary of the Redbridge branch of the National Education Union

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Hundreds of merry residents descended on Ilford to kick off the town’s Christmas festivities.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

I want to take you back to 2011, the summer of the riots.

Melanie Knight is a trustee of the Redbridge Foodbank that last week launched a reverse advent calendar to help struggling residents through the Christmas period.

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