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Two siblings, whose dad died of a brain tumour, are starring in a charity campaign which will raise funds to help find a cure for the disease.

Cake and shakes, Gants Hill, has been given a zero hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency.

Whether you are an athlete, an elderly person, or both, residents suffering from knee conditions can now have treatment in Goodmayes rather than having to travel further afield.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

A 25-year-old professional boxer from Ilford is calling on potential stem cell donors of Asian heritage to come forward and help him win his battle against cancer.

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

The answer is still – no. But Redbridge’s healthcare bosses are drawing up proposals for how emergency care can continue to be provided at King George Hospital for the next three years at least.

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

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

A resident is annoyed that a silver toilet - shaped like Dr Who’s Tardis - was installed near her house for W14 bus drivers to use.

A disabled 10-year-old girl who underwent hip surgery has been unable to shower for almost a week because her housing association has not installed the equipment she needs.

A hospital trust has been accused of closing a chemotherapy unit too quickly following a staff exodus.

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

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

There could be more nurses in the borough after a Goodmayes health recruitment agency won an £850,000 funding package.

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.

Thousands of women in Redbridge missed their last screening for breast cancer, NHS figures show.

North east Londoners are being recruited for the biggest lung screening project in the UK.

People who need to see a doctor or practice nurse urgently can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays over the Christmas period through the GP hubs service.

The medical directors of three of east London’s largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

An eight-year-old boy’s dreams of playing sport and “living a normal life” are a step closer to becoming reality after he underwent a five-hour spinal operation to help him walk.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

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

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.

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.

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

An unflappable Ilford grandmother helped deliver the baby of a pregnant Gravesend mother after her waters broke unexpectedly on the train to Stratford International.

An Ilford business owner has pledged £3,000 towards a campaign to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.

Christmas is just around the corner, and that means that Redbridge residents brave enough to run the London Marathon will be throwing themselves into training.

Charities are concerned that rough sleepers’ bedding was reportedly removed from the car park in which Sodhi Singh stayed days before he died.

A new Goodmayes leisure centre and sports complex has opened its doors to neighbours for an exclusive look.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

Walk-in services will be closed at Loxford Polyclinic – one of the most deprived and ethnically diverse areas in the borough – despite more than 4,000 people signing a petition in opposition.

An eager troupe of Recorder staff were put through their paces in game of walking football with a group of Jewish gents to mark Mitzvah Day.

The number of acid attacks in Redbridge has reduced by almost 50per cent in the last 12 months, police have confirmed.

An asbestos-ridden 1960s school building needs to be demolished to make way for the new Wanstead swimming pool.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 nurses and health visitors working at King George Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

A boxing club in Clayhall Park which says its young members are being driven away by barking dogs during the winter months is urging the council to allow a gate to be installed.

An unsuspecting shopper was horrified to encounter about 10 rats scurrying feverishly in a flower bed between two high street giants in South Woodford.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

Patients at King George Hospital face some of the longest waiting times for tests for bowel cancer but the hospital trust insists those who are suspected of having cancer are seen to within two weeks.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Redbridge’s NHS services will receive more than £1.1million of extra funding this winter to help alleviate growing pressures on our hospitals, the Department for Health announced today (Wednesday, October 17).


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

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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