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.
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.
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.
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.