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Friday, August 23, 2019

A blue badge cheat has been disqualified from driving as Redbridge Council continues its crackdown on abuse of the permits.

The MP for Ilford North has written to Newbury Park's B&Q following reports that parking attendants are "preying on pensioners" at a retail park by waiting to catch drivers out if they leave the site to visit other shops.

The number of "family-sized" affordable homes built in Redbridge with funding from the mayor of London has dropped 64per cent in the past year, new figures show.

A group of Vision staff claim they are paid below the London Living wage, despite Redbridge Council promising to up pay packets to meet the standard.

A VIP came to Ilford on Friday to meet more than 250 senior citizens.

Redbridge Council has ended a 12-year contact with a private waste management company.

A Wanstead pensioner who was fined £150 for leaving a piece of cardboard on top of a paper bin while he was doing his recycling has said he will not pay it, even if it means he goes to prison.

As a dad viewed the school's CCTV footage he couldn't help let out a tear.

Redbridge Council had to pay out nearly £1million last year to help people struggling with housing costs.

Keys to the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) were handed over to Redbridge Council's social arm yesterday (Monday, August 8).

MP for Ilford North, Wes Streeting, has questioned why prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a new health centre in Havering, when Redbridge has one of the worst GP to patient ratios in England.

A new pay-as-you-go parking scheme is being "imposed" on residents and visitors, objectors said.

The borough might have to put up with increased noise in the evenings and weekends if London City Airport (LCA) is expanded.

Redbridge Council is hoping to sweep away the competition after it was shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award focusing on street scene services.

Campaigners fighting to stop their park in Hainault from being used for temporary housing for homeless families have been left "devastated" after losing their legal battle.

Concerns have been raised about an Ilford chicken shop's application to stay open into the early hours.

After "extensive negotiations" Redbridge Council's leisure arm will take over the Kenneth More Theatre on September 1.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has been appointed to a new board of commissioners whose aim is to help end HIV transmissions in England by 2030.

A rise in the number of penalty charge notices issued by Redbridge Council from 2017 to 2018 meant that the local authority received more than £7million from fines last year.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

Redbridge Council has secured more than £460,000 to help tackle street prostitution in the borough.

Campaigners opposing a development that could house more than 3,000 people say they have not yet had a meeting with the council leader.

Redbridge Council has given a residents group £12,000 to buy two clocks for Chadwell Heath Station.

The last show scheduled in 2019 at the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) will take place on Saturday, July 27.

MPs in the borough have reacted to the news that Boris Johnson has won the Tory leadership contest, making him the new prime minister.

The Mayor of London's plans to bring in rent control across the capital has been called "dogmatic nonsense" by Redbridge Landlords Form.

More residents in Redbridge are buying greener vehicles despite the government cutting electric car subsidies.

Residents say they feel "blackmailed" into backing the Gants Hill hub plans for fear they will be left without a library service.

The government minister for countering extremism paid a visit to the League of British Muslims in Ilford to find out how they are building resilience to extremism activity.

Redbridge planning committee met to discuss an application to demolish the former Bodgers shop and erect a 42-storey tower last night.

Redbridge Council is set to review its constitution, but the meetings to do so will be held away from public scrutiny.

Nine council parks and open spaces in Redbridge have again been named as some of the best in the world after successfully retaining their coveted Green Flag Award.

Redbridge Council is taking part in a London-wide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of cheap and illegal tobacco, and wants to encourage members of the public to report premises and individuals that sell it.

A new and refurbished play area in Ilford has been unveiled as part of the council's £1.6million investment pot dedicated to upgrading facilities in parks across the borough.

Roma people in Redbridge could face a Brexit Windrush, a charity has warned.

Redbridge Museum is set for a major transformation thanks to a £99,990 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Ilford and Romford top the list for the highest number of car thefts in the UK, based on insurance claims.

Will a 42 storey tower be built in Ilford? The fate of the former Bodgers site will be decided by a group of councillors next week.

The shadow education secretary, MP Angela Rayner, has branded £31.4million of funding cuts to schools in Redbridge "scandalous" and voiced her support for parents and teachers in the borough in the fight against forced academisation.

Children and young people from Barnardo's services in Redbridge had the chance to meet celebrities and politicians, including the charity's new president, TV presenter and journalist Natasha Kaplinsky OBE, at its annual Summer Parliamentary Reception.

Redbridge Council plans to issue fines if residents leave their car engine on when "it does not need to be".

A planning application for a pole dancing room and "gentleman's club" in Wanstead was submitted by accident, the applicant said.

Redbridge Council will cut investment in CCTV cameras by more than £150,000 this year, figures reveal.

Families using a respite care facility to look after their disabled relatives are concerned for its future.

Fewer council houses are being sold under Right to Buy in Redbridge, new figures reveal.

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