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Tue, 18:12

Redbridge Council is planning to build a state of the art theatre complex in Ilford.

Councillors have joined customers fighting a supermarket's decision to charge for parking.

Seven roads in Redbridge will be closed during school drop-off and collection times and motorist will be fined if they do not comply.

A council leader has retracted comments in which he told colleagues a long-serving health campaigner was "spreading lies".

Calling all urban explorers - if you fancy scaling tall buildings, venturing into deep caverns and going on a monorail then don't make any plans to leave the borough this weekend.

The future of 11 post offices in Redbridge would be secured under a Labour government, the shadow chancellor has announced.

"Pensioners are under attack" after more than 10,000 retired households in Redbridge will lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences.

The chairman of Redbridge's Safeguarding Adults Board is calling for a radical change in the approach to preventing rough sleeper deaths in Redbridge - following two deaths in the last two weeks.

Redbridge Council's children's service has been praised for dealing with the "emerging risks associated with gangs" and been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the start of work to build the next wave of genuinely affordable homes for Redbridge families.

Box Up Crime is a new scheme aiming to encourage Redbridge teenagers away from gangs and crime.

Neighbourhood Watch said it does not back the Conservative party, after its logo was printed on party campaign leaflets which were distributed in Redbridge.

A road will be built through part of Fairlop Waters Country Park to allow trucks to travel to a quarry site, much to the anger of campaigners.

More than 1,000 Redbridge families have been removed from their rented homes under controversial "no-fault" evictions over the last five years, new figures reveal.

Redbridge Council has prosecuted six blue badge cheats as part of a major crackdown on abuse of the parking permits.

Nearly half of children living in Ilford South are living in poverty according to new figures from a children's welfare organisation.

Redbridge residents voted in favour of the Labour Party in the European Elections, with the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party taking second and third position.

The new Redbridge mayor has chosen to raise funds for an Ilford-based charity which provides accommodation for rough sleepers, and a mental health charity which provides personalised support to people across London.

Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Community leaders, experts and the police gathered together in Ilford last week for a major summit on how to tackle youth violence in east London.

The outgoing Mayor of Redbridge has raised more than £90,000 for a charity which provides adventure play opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children, young people and adults.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Redbridge has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

A Goodmayes dessert parlour's application for an alcohol licence has been refused due to concerns about public safety and prevention of crime and disorder.

Police are objecting to a Goodmayes dessert parlour's application for an alcohol licence as it has received 15 noise complaints in the last two years and is currently under investigation.

A pensioners' group has slammed the decision to end a mobile library service, calling it "the final nail in the coffin for isolation".

A raft of fresh measures to tackle prostitution in Ilford Lane have been announced at a heated public meeting.

A community group is calling for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) to be extended to Barkingside, claiming air pollution exceeded the legal limit four times over the bank holiday weekend.

At least half a dozen pensioners are dismayed following a hike in the cost of their preferred membership at a Barkingside swimming pool.

Children are being sent to primary schools more than three miles from their houses as parents claim there is a schooling "black hole" in Redbridge.

Bat-lovers may be brimming with excitement amid news the borough has won more than £4.2million to revive Hainault Forest in a bid to save the elusive barbastelle among others.

Community members endeavouring to address an impending climate crisis are set to enshrine an "Environmental Charter" tonight (Thursday, May 2).

Dozens of foreign students in Ilford South have been denied visas after being wrongly accused of cheating in English exams, according to Independent MP Mike Gapes.

A community group is pleased that three iconic markets are not coming to Redbridge and said the result was influenced by residents lobbying against the plans.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

The number of emergency supplies handed out by food banks in Redbridge has soared over the last year, figures from a leading charity show.

An application to build temporary accommodation for homeless families in a well-loved Hainault park has been approved despite receiving more than 1,200 objections.

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.

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