Wanstead and Woodford

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Firefighters have issued a warning after a towel left against a lightbulb caused a fire at a house in Woodford Green.

A former black cab driver from Woodford Green starved himself to death in hospital after being allowed to refuse food and drink despite having a history of mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

A colleague of a police officer who was hit by a car in Woodford Green and left seriously injured is raising money to support him and his family while he is off work.

A Wanstead Toby Carvery could become the latest pub in Redbridge to be stripped of its fruit machines over repeated failures to stop children using them.

Three gangsters, including a 21-year-old from Wanstead, who gunned down a young man in a case of mistaken identity were branded "selfish, cruel and stupid" as they were locked up for life.

The Central line is running with severe delays due to an earlier signal failure.

Replacement of the noisiest part of the Central line track between Wanstead and Leytonstone has been delayed due to the discovery of asbestos.

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the Redbridge Flyover last night.

The reduced Central line timetable which starts this month will continue until 2023 to let engineers make improvements to its 85 trains, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

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Changes to public participation rules at Redbridge Council - labelled "sinister" and "draconian" by opponents - have been given the green light.

A resident-led campaign for a referendum on how Redbridge Council makes key decisions will launch next month.

The wife of a police officer seriously injured after a car struck him in Woodford Green has made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recognised a South Woodford volunteer for her exceptional service improving animal welfare in Sri Lanka.

Thousands of households in Redbridge will be receiving wheelie bins from February this year in an attempt to keep the streets cleaner.

Detectives are appealing for information after an officer was hit and seriously injured by a car that failed to stop in South Woodford.

A police officer has been injured in an incident at 12.10am last night, Monday January 6.

A 50-year-old man has been charged following a number of armed robberies in Wanstead and Gants Hill.

The Redbridge Jewish community were joined by the mayor to celebrate the last night of Chanukah with pride and joy.

As 2019 draws to a close, the Recorder takes a look back at some of the biggest stories to have come out of Redbridge this year.

A young man who works tirelessly to tackle extremism and a champion of female representation in sport are among four Redbridge residents recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours list.

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith heads the political recipients in the New Year Honours, with a knighthood.

Soup kitchens and food banks in Havering, Redbridge and Brentwood are in need of your unwanted dry foods.

Panto is a unique British tradition and not something we have in America where this reporter is from.

Young carers from Barnardo's Wellbeing Hub in Ilford got into the festive spirit with a "Kidsmas" party.

The River Roding burst its banks in Wanstead and Woodford Green at the weekend in what has been described as some of the worst floods in more than 50 years.

Flooding of homes and roads along the River Roding is expected today, the Environment Agency has warned.

A filmmaker gathered the wintery wonders of Wanstead together for a Christmas music video.

The brother of an aid worker brutally murdered by terrorists spread a message of unity to seven Redbridge schools.

Work has begun on a two kilometre extension to a cycleway which will let people cycle between Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

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Muslims, Jews and Christians from an East London three faiths forum escaped the election by visiting the Holy Land together.

A hospital has apologised after a Woodford Green woman suffered a catastrophic brain injury when she was accidentally given a "toxic" overdose of an unlicensed and unapproved drug while in intensive care.

Reality TV stars Billie and Greg Shepherd were joined by a host of celebrities in a spectacular evening of fundraising for Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have been sharing their views on the results of yesterday's general election.

A Redbridge Jewish community centre celebrated its 50th anniversary with speakers sharing their pride in its success and thanking everyone for making it a unique and central space.

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.

Leyton and Wanstead voters have re-elected Labour's John Cryer as their MP.

Chingford and Woodford Green's Iain Duncan Smith has held on to his seat despite fierce campaigning from Labour's Faiza Shaheen.

The Ilford Recorder will be reporting live throughout the night at the Ilford South, Ilford North, Chingford and Woodford Green and Leyton and Wanstead election counts.

Reality television star Megan McKenna has made Woodford Green proud after winning the debut series of ITV's The X Factor: Celebrity.

A winter wonderland will bring together Wanstead residents for some merry cheer all for a good cause.

If the cold weather and short days have got you feeling blue a South Woodford church has you covered.

Pupils from a Woodford Green school performed an original song composed by their teacher.


The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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