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Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.

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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.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage vowed to take on every Labour and Remain-backing MP in the country during a rally at a boxing club in Hainault today.

A Wanstead Wetherspoons may be forced to get rid of its betting machines after staff there repeatedly failed to stop children from using them despite previous warnings from the police.

More than £1.3million of taxpayer cash was spent on consultants to advise Redbridge Council on major building works in 2017/18.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Five neighbourhoods in Redbridge are among the 20pc most "deprived" in the country, according to government figures.

A block of flats in Chadwell Heath has been in near-drought conditions for three months with residents forced to travel across London to wash.

Residents and landlords say nothing has been done about "rats the size of cats", dumped furniture and drug paraphernalia piling up behind a council-owned hotel in Gants Hill.

Up to 300 new homes could be built in Seven Kings as part of the council's plans for a community hub and new GP surgery.

Redbridge Council is proposing to launch a new commission to understand "what people really want" from development and regeneration in the borough.

Police and council officers have been congratulated for their hard work following the closure of two brothels in the borough.

South Woodford residents are calling for traffic calming measures after two speeding cars "smashed" into a mum-to-be while she was putting her son in his car seat.

A driver and passenger both found themselves in the hot seat after they were caught misusing a blue badge permit in Ilford.

Redbridge Council has secured funding to offer a ground-breaking family therapy programme for young people deemed at risk of becoming involved in gangs.

Evidence of "serious mismanagement" has been found at an east London charity sending funds to Bangladesh.

Residents who were disappointed that prostitutes were almost eradicated after a police crackdown in Ilford Lane have thrown eggs, hurled abuse and slashed officers' car tyres in a bid to bring them back.

Redbridge Council is planning to introduce double yellow lines to parts of Ilford because fire engines and other emergency vehicles are being delayed when driving to incidents.

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MPs in Redbridge claimed nearly £100,000 in expenses last year, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

Groups of two or more people can now be fined if they refuse to leave Woodford Green, Wanstead and South Woodford as part of a drive to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The government announced today that 555 Thomas Cook stores in the UK will be acquired by Hays Travel - resulting in re-employment opportunities for a significant number of former staff members.

Redbridge Council is "disappointed" to have missed out on funding and confirmed there is a "very real and urgent need" for more healthcare investment in the borough.

More than a dozen homeless people have died in Redbridge over the past six years, official estimates show.

The leader of Redbridge Council has been suspended from the Labour Party over "extremely serious allegations".

Redbridge Council has granted planning permission to turn a disused warehouse in Ilford into a workspace for start-up businesses

The people behind the Romford Retailery are moving to Redbridge.

Unicef has launched a new partnership with Redbridge Council to improve the lives of children in the borough.

A disabled swimming club which has been running in Redbridge since 1977 is under threat of closure after the council's leisure arm put forward proposals to move its club to another site, leaving its members "highly unsettled" and unable to attend sessions.

Police have objected to granting a licence for a vaguely-described "live entertainment event" at a venue in Ilford.

The frustrated parents of a six-year-old schoolboy battling leukaemia have removed him from his South Woodford school after facing "miserably inadequate" care while he continues to have daily chemotherapy.

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