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Ilford’s Labour MPs have called for a second referendum to be held on Brexit after prime minister Theresa May called off a Parliamentary vote on her deal.

Neighbours are protesting what they fear is the underhand conversion of a former South Woodford vicarage and adjoining flats into a 24-person HMO complex.

A Newbury Park primary school is being converted into an academy after being rated Inadequate by Ofsted – but more than 940 have signed a petition against the move.

Four of the borough’s children’s centres are facing the axe while a fifth could be “downgraded” to plug a £650,000 gap in Redbridge Council’s finances.

Redbridge Council has joined with 75 other local authorities to demand an end to cuts from central government.

All rough sleepers in the borough will be offered a bed to sleep in over the Christmas period until a pioneering pop-up hostel is up and running.

The design for the new Ilford station southern entrance has been unveiled, but some residents fear the layout could increase crime and doesn’t have enough trees.

Redbridge Council has unveiled proposals to increase parking permit charges.

Redbridge Council has quietly splashed out £25 million on commercial properties, including the sites of two nightclubs, an investigation has found.

A road in Barkingside with a “higher than normal accident rate” is endangering motorists’ lives, residents claim.

A row of stitches holding shut Kevin’s* stomach had burst open when he arrived at the door of nurse Stephanie O’Leary’s clinic for rough sleepers in Ilford.

Redbridge is in the top five of a capital-wide count of parking fine appeals, figures have shown.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will roll up his sleeves and join hundreds of volunteers to plant 15,000 trees in Hainault.

A charity fears the latest official rough sleeping statistics – showing a dramatic reduction from 65 to 26 people – does not give a true reflection of the crisis in the borough.

A Clayhall shop fined for selling a “weird tasting” liquid disguised as Glen’s Vodka has avoided having its licence revoked by “the skin of its teeth”.

Find out about plans to turn Redbridge Town Hall into a buzzing arts hub in the heart of Ilford

Redbridge Council has blasted plans to “force academisation” on all Roman Catholic schools in the borough, and declared it will take action to fight any such move.

Redbridge Council has permanently won the legal powers to ban unlawful encampments in the borough following a High Court ruling on Friday (November 23).

Redbridge Council has been named as one of the best local authorities in the country for getting the “best outcomes for citizens” and “spending their money most effectively”.

What impact will Brexit have on the borough’s businesses? On staffing? And EU employees?

A brewery making fresh beer is coming to Ilford.

Badgers, owls and other protected species will be spared a road which has threatened to tear through a woodland strip of Fairlop Waters Country Park.

An art gallery is opening in Redbridge Town Hall as part of the new cultural quarter.

An Ilford business owner has pledged £3,000 towards a campaign to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.

Redbridge Council has unveiled plans for the new food market in Ilford and is asking residents to take a look.

Redbridge Council has not given permission for a music event in Chadwell Heath after an artist’s previous concerts have been linked to firearm incidents.

“Exciting times” are in store for Ilford town centre after bosses voted to renew their Business Improvement District (BID) for another five years, its manager said.

Havering and Redbridge’s London Assembly member, Keith Prince, has been officially reselected by the Conservative party to contest the seat in the 2020 elections.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and leader of Redbridge Council, Councillor Jas Athwal, visited Newbury Park Station to see improvements which have made it step-free - boosting accessibility for thousands of residents.

A Clayhall shop that was fined for selling a “weird tasting” liquid disguised as Glen’s Vodka could be stripped of its licence.

Chigwell library is one of 25 libraries earmarked for closure.

The owners of an Ilford kebab house and European food shop will have to fork out a combined total £5,863 after being caught fly-tipping.

Charities are concerned that rough sleepers’ bedding was reportedly removed from the car park in which Sodhi Singh stayed days before he died.

Bulldozers will not be sent to five different locations to “desecrate” libraries in the borough under plans for regional community hubs, Redbridge Council confirmed.

More people died in Barkingside learning to fly then in combat with Zeppelins during the First World War.

Housing and homelessness undersecretary Heather Wheeler was asked to take action to help rough sleepers who cannot access government support due to their immigration status during her visit to the borough yesterday, November 7.

A pigeon-feeding pensioner who would who sneak into her neighbours’ gardens and scatter offerings of raw meat and nuts has been fined.

Plans for Gants Hill library to become a purpose-built residential housing complex with GP, police and book facilities have been unveiled by Redbridge Council.

Redbridge has been given £20million to build at least 200 council homes by the Mayor of London’s office.

MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, joined more than 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy - a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Redbridge Council is proposing to bring in a borough-wide parking permit scheme which could generate £7million.

The borough’s first pocket housing development is coming to Wanstead.

A seven-storey housing complex with a community cafe, studio and business workspace will be built on the site of a former pub and builder’s merchant in Hainault.

A Gants Hill chicken shop owner has had his licence suspended after he was caught employing undocumented migrants who he paid below the minimum wage.

An asbestos-ridden 1960s school building needs to be demolished to make way for the new Wanstead swimming pool.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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