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The fate of an application to build temporary accommodation for homeless families in well-loved Hainault park is due to be determined tonight.

Axing the West End section of the 25 bus route that runs through east London has led to a dramatic drop in passenger numbers, according to transport campaigners.

Children in care are five times more likely to be excluded from the borough’s schools, new figures reveal.

Two of the borough’s football clubs say Redbridge Council is encouraging them to play on “dreadful”, “bumpy” pitches after ending funding for their favoured Barkingside grounds.

A person has been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a shop front in Woodford Green today.

A woman had to be cut out of a car and a man was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Gants Hill this morning.

An Ilford Uber Eats driver has won his appeal after being fined for supposedly spending 18 hours soaking up the scenery of the Aldi car park in Seven Kings.

Firefighters have donated 1,000 smoke alarms to help save the lives of the borough’s renters.

Redbridge Council has borrowed more than £200million, as experts warn local authorities are risking taking on too much debt.

A community group is asking the police and Redbridge Council to launch a name and shame campaign targeting people who use sex workers.

An Ilford chicken shop whose staff were pelted with ketchup bottles by violent youths last summer has had been granted permission to extend its opening hours until 3am.

Electric car usage in Redbridge is outpacing the borough’s battery charging infrastructure, eco-minded motorists may be shocked to know.

Twenty-eight asylum seekers were made homeless last year after being evicted from their Home Office accommodation in Redbridge.

Car users will be fined if they drive past schools during drop off and collections in Ilford.

Campaigners calling on councils to cease building on the green belt say that more than 10,000 homes could be constructed on derelict or previously used land in Redbridge.

An Ilford chicken shop whose staff were attacked by youths and pelted with bottles of ketchup last summer is seeking to extend its opening hours to 3am.

Bus passengers are finding themselves “out of pocket” in east London because they now have to change buses to get to Oxford Circus after the 25 route was shortened, campaigners have found.

Nearly 120 homeless under 14-year-olds are being housed in B&Bs that “no child should have to live in”, it has been revealed.

Redbridge’s MPs have joined their colleagues from around the country in voting on options for the next steps in the Brexit process.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Redbridge Council have awarded two of the borough’s primary schools £10,000 each to cut harmful emissions.

Redbridge Council has cut spending on emergency planning - which includes anything from a heatwave to terror attacks - by more than £150,000 over the last five years, figures reveal.

A rough sleeper camp in Ilford Hill has been burgeoning amid apparent confusion over which local authority should take the lead in addressing it.

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration is calling on the government abolish legislation that allows tenants to be evicted for no reason.

Redbridge Council plans to fine people for begging in South Woodford and Wanstead.

A 66-year-old campaigner who works at a dementia care home says a false accusation that he threatened a councillor has caused him “much grief”.

The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (Ulez) is coming to Redbridge on October 25 2021.

Ex-council homes bought under right to buy in Redbridge have been sold off by private owners for tens of millions of pounds, new figures have revealed.

Criminals could be laundering money through property in Redbridge after more than 150 buildings were found to be owned by companies registered in offshore tax havens.

More than 35,000 people from across Redbridge have signed the petition to cancel Brexit and keep Britain in the EU.

Redbridge Council can now take ‘behind-closed-doors’ decisions on £100,000 recruitment and lay-off payments following a policy change, Conservative councillors have warned.

A politician has withdrawn his support from plans to bring three iconic markets to Redbridge.

A Chadwell Heath banqueting suite run without planning permission since 2015 is fighting an enforcement notice from Redbridge Council.

A campaigner has denied accusations he sent a councillor a veiled threat on Facebook in protest at plans to house homeless families in Hainault parks.

The show will go on at Ilford’s Kenneth More Theatre under new management, Redbridge Council’s Labour leader Jas Athwal has pledged.

Redbridge Council has withdrawn one of two planning applications to house the homeless in Hainault parks amid protests from community members and politicians.

Newbury Park residents have been left frustrated after their requests for parking permits have been “ignored” for more than a year.

A pupil has been expelled from a school in Ilford for carrying a knife.

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.

Redbridge Council is calling on the government to boost its adult social care funding as well as the share of money it receives from business rates.

Redbridge Council has confirmed an Ilford Lane night shelter is not closing its doors this month amid rough sleepers’ fears it might.

An Ilford headteacher who let a London Bridge terrorist attempt to radicalise her primary school pupils has been banned from management roles.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting called on the home secretary to increase resources available to the police following a spate of stabbings in Ilford, Gants Hill and Harold Hill.

Hundreds have signed a petition against proposals to build up to 1,400 flats and a primary school on the site of Goodmayes Tesco.

Furious campaigners have asked the Mayor of London to step in and get TfL to restore the 25 bus service to its full route from east London to Oxford Circus.

More parents than ever before will be sending their children to their first choice secondary school in Redbridge.

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