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The Mayor of London has announced plans for a “scrap for cash” fund to help low-income residents and businesses buy greener vehicles.

Residents have been given the opportunity to co-design a Library hub in Seven Kings.

Concern have been raised over Redbridge Council’s plan to introduce a Late Night Levy (LNL) which means that all premises selling alcohol between midnight and 6am will be charged up to £4,440.

Redbridge Council is rolling out 30 public access defibrillators in a bid to save lives.

If you haven’t lived with a baby then you simply won’t understand how important playgroups and children centres are.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal insists his promise to protect Fairlop Waters Country Park’s wildlife from a road which threatens to tear through its habitat will not be broken.

Up to 1,400 homes and a primary school could be built on the site of Goodmayes Tesco if newly unveiled proposals are green lit.

The forced academisation of William Torbitt Primary School is being reviewed by the Department for Education (DfE) after its Ofsted rating rapidly improved.

Applications to temporarily house dozens of homeless families in two Hainault parks have prompted hundreds of objection letters from concerned residents.

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of committing three burglaries in Ilford town centre last night (February 11).

Does your little one have a burning desire to be a firefighter?

Yes, it’s official - Nando’s is opening in Goodmayes.

An online chatbot has helped reduce the number of telephone queries about bin collections by a quarter, freeing up busy Redbridge Council staff to focus on complex calls from residents.

Hundreds of professionals took part in a special Valentine’s Day event in Chigwell.

Love might not be in the air, after police made a formal representation against a Valentine’s day-themed event in Goodmayes.

Redbridge Council is planning on charging a Late Night Levy (LNL) which means that all premises selling alcohol between midnight and 6am will be charged up to £4,440 a year depending on the rateable value of their property.

A rogue trader has been successfully prosecuted for supplying dangerous and illegal second-hand tyres to the public.

Barkingside Conservatives claim they have discovered plans to build 261 homes on the Gants Hill library site, but Redbridge Council says the figure is “utter nonsense”.

Redbridge Council hopes the government will revoke plans to turn William Torbitt school into an academy after it was rated Good in its latest Ofsted report.

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“It is important to celebrate the achievements of where we have got with HIV – but we’re not done yet.”

More than a dozen men – most of them from Redbridge – were fined for trying to buy sex at the weekend.

Central government will cut all of its grants to Redbridge over the next two years leaving the local authority reliant on council tax and business rates.

Community groups and kind-hearted passersby are being called on to give their donations directly to rough sleeping charities – rather than at an Ilford homeless camp.

New figures reveal that the number of empty shops in Ilford more than doubled in just one year.

Would you like a dedicated cycle route between Ilford and Barking?

More than £130,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes, alcohol and mobile phones have been seized from businesses across the borough.

Redbridge Council has backtracked on its pledge to save birds, badgers and other protected species from a road that threatens to tear through a woodland strip of Fairlop Waters Country Park, campaigners say.

Chemicals which have been linked to cancer are being used to kill weeds in green spaces and parks in Redbridge.

A 71-year-old triple heart attack survivor was forced to sell his mobility scooter as a battle to have a step-free access installed outside his Redbridge Council home dragged on for nearly a year.

London Fire Brigade spent more than £350,000 on Redbridge’s fire stations over four years, including on a kitchen refurbishment that went £31,000 over budget.

The Mayor of London said more funding will be given to the police to tackle burglary and violent crime.

Redbridge Council has refuted allegations it flouted planning regulations by discussing proposals to house homeless families in two Hainault parks.

Transport for London has clarified the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charging area.

Tighter parking controls in Barking and Dagenham are creating problems in Ilford, Redbridge Council claims.

A £12.50 charge imposed on drivers of polluting cars passing through parts of the borough will not be challenged by Redbridge Council.

An “Inadequate” Newbury Park school has been re-inspected by Ofsted – but campaigners fear its forced academisation will plough ahead despite an expected improved rating.

A secret bunker has been discovered in Ilford.

Redbridge Council has issued a warning to forest users after dogs, deers and badgers have been illegally caught in snares in Hainault Forest Country Park.

Safeguarding concerns at academy schools in Redbridge are set to be placed under a spotlight at a Redbridge Council meeting this evening (January 17).

Labour MPs have called on Jeremy Corbyn to back another referendum after the prime minister’s Brexit deal was not supported by the House of Commons.

Plans to create a buzzing arts hub in the heart of Ilford has been given the green light by Redbridge Council.

A shopkeeper has shared footage of the moment knife-wielding thugs stabbed a teenage customer inside his store and is appealing for more police patrols and CCTV cameras in Ilford.

Redbridge Council has slashed spending on roads by nearly £1.2million over four years while increasing its income from parking charges by more than £3.9m at the same time, figures reveal.

An Ilford primary school has “been in trouble” since joining a Catholic academy.


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

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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