Redbridge Council's prospective next mayor was unveiled at a town hall meeting last night.

Plans for a controversial Late Night Levy which would see Redbridge businesses selling alcohol after midnight charged to help pay for enforcement operations have been put on hold - because councillors were given the wrong information before a crucial vote.

Opportunities were missed to protect a vulnerable 11-month-old baby from Ilford who died in the care of an unqualified Vietnamese babysitter in Barking, a review has found.

Redbridge Council hopes to change the mindsets of people buying sex in the borough through a series of "behaviour-changing" initiatives.

A Wanstead Toby Carvery could become the latest pub in Redbridge to be stripped of its fruit machines over repeated failures to stop children using them.

Redbridge moved a step closer to introducing the least profitable Late Night Levy in England last night as plans for an additional charge on businesses open after midnight were approved by the borough's licensing committee.

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

Changes to public participation rules at Redbridge Council - labelled "sinister" and "draconian" by opponents - have been given the green light.

A resident-led campaign for a referendum on how Redbridge Council makes key decisions will launch next month.

A restaurant in Ilford Lane could stay open until 2am at the weekends if Redbridge Council approves its application to serve late night refreshments.

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

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recognised a South Woodford volunteer for her exceptional service improving animal welfare in Sri Lanka.

Thousands of households in Redbridge will be receiving wheelie bins from February this year in an attempt to keep the streets cleaner.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge are sharing £15,000 from the government to tackle criminal landlords.

Redbridge Council has announced new public participation rules at its meetings, meaning speakers can't ask the same question more than once in a six-month period.

Premises in Redbridge selling alcohol between midnight and 6am will be charged up to £4,440 from May next year if councillors agree to introduce a Late Night Levy (LNL) next week.

A petition to hold a referendum on whether Redbridge Council should be run in a different way is set to launch next year in what has been described as the "biggest campaign of 2020".

A young man who works tirelessly to tackle extremism and a champion of female representation in sport are among four Redbridge residents recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list.

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith heads the political recipients in the New Year Honours, with a knighthood.

The leader of Redbridge Council has appealed for more police to be restored to the streets as it emerges just 16 per cent of shoplifting crimes are being solved.

After losing his seat last week, Ilford's longest-serving MP said he has no regrets and thanked his constituents for letting him represent them for 27 years.

A Chadwell Heath events venue which has been operating without planning permission for the past four years has submitted a third planning application to change its use despite permission being refused by the council last month.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have been sharing their views on the results of yesterday's general election.

Ilford South's new Labour MP Sam Tarry described it as "the honour of his life" to be elected to represent the people of Ilford South - the constituency that he grew up in.

Ilford North's re-elected MP Wes Streeting said "change can't come soon enough" to the Labour Party as he used his victorious election address to lambast the party's leadership for its worst nationwide result in more than 80 years.

Labour candidates across Redbridge bucked the national trend by taking Ilford North, Ilford South and Leyton & Wanstead and running Iain Duncan Smith close in his Chingford & Woodford Green constituency.

Leyton and Wanstead voters have re-elected Labour's John Cryer as their MP.

Chingford and Woodford Green's Iain Duncan Smith has held on to his seat despite fierce campaigning from Labour's Faiza Shaheen.

The Ilford Recorder will be reporting live throughout the night at the Ilford South, Ilford North, Chingford and Woodford Green and Leyton and Wanstead election counts.

Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 - so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.

Redbridge Council is weighing up plans for a borough-wide community lottery - and says it will dedicate more than half of the proceeds to "good causes".

The "concrete collar" around Ilford town centre is set to be scrapped by closing Ilford Hill to cars and turning Chapel Road into a two-way road.

Foodbanks in Redbridge hand out more than a dozen emergency food parcels every single day, with almost half of them to children, new figures show.

Plans to demolish a "precious" community hall in Chadwell Heath have been refused following fierce opposition from residents.

Redbridge Council became the first local authority in the UK to strip a pub of its gambling permit earlier this week - and it is already weighing up plans to remove fruit machines from a second.

Plans to demolish a "beautiful piece of historical architecture" in Gants Hill and build a 10-storey modular block of student accommodation in its place have been given the green light.

Plans to build a 19-storey and 10-storey block of flats as part of a car-free development in the centre of Ilford have been given the green light.

Redbridge Council spends more than £750,000 every week on temporary accommodation for homeless families, new figures reveal.

The Recorder has asked each parliamentary candidate standing in Ilford North to describe, in their own words, why they deserve your vote. Here's what they had to say.

The Recorder has asked each parliamentary candidate standing in Chingford and Woodford Green to describe, in their own words, why they deserve your vote. Here's what they had to say.

The Recorder has asked each parliamentary candidate standing in Ilford South to describe, in their own words, why they deserve your vote. Here's what they had to say.

Redbridge Council has announced plans to spend £1.6million upgrading Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Green.

A school's head of finance tried to "maximise" the number of pupils to get more government cash.

A new art venue is opening in Ilford as part of the town centre's regeneration plans.


The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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