Wanstead and Woodford

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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.

Teenagers appearing at the Old Bailey all pleaded not guilty to the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.

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

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Beal pupils left via a different exit after a police incident in Clayhall.

A new medium for spreading the word of God – using wine, candles and live jazz – is proving popular among the borough’s Christian worshippers.

A woman was hit by a car and garden wall smashed in South Woodford.

Two siblings, whose dad died of a brain tumour, are starring in a charity campaign which will raise funds to help find a cure for the disease.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found wrapped in a dressing gown and dumped in a South Woodford park.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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”.

A team of nurses, therapists and play staff from Haven House Children’s Hospice will brave freezing temperatures to raise funds for charity.

When you think of the 70s what springs to mind?

Plans have been submitted to expand a mosque in South Woodford.

The story of a woman’s incredible journey transitioning from a man to a woman in the 80s is the focus of a heartwarming play written by two sisters from east London, this LGBT History Month.

Redbridge’s MPs, Labour and Conservative alike, put aside their political differences and were locked up for a day to raise money for a Woodford Green charity.

Redbridge Heritage Centre staff and volunteers spent almost three years cataloguing building plans into a database to make it easier to spot trends and find out new information.

The Land Registry has released details of all properties sold in the borough in 2018.

Redbridge MPs have been locked in a cell to raise money for ELHAP and won’t be let out until they’ve raised £1,000 each.

Haven House’s Sparkle Walk is back, and it’s bigger, brighter and packed with even more glitter.

Two men have been charged following a police pursuit which ended in South Woodford.

Two suspects in a stolen vehicle allegedly “rammed” a police car and drove at officers in Woodford Green after a high-speed chase.

A volunteer who has spent 14 years helping at a children’s hospice has been rewarded - with a well-earned break.

The once uncertain future of an 18th century Wanstead church - the borough’s only Grade I listed building – has now been decided.

Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that black cabs will not have to pay a charge when the Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ) comes to Redbridge.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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

A phoney groom from Redbridge who bought a sham marriage in an attempt to flout immigration rules has been jailed.

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.

Woodford County High School has been named the top school in Redbridge for progress – one of nine schools in the borough labelled as performing ‘well above’ the national average.

Going to church every Sunday is quite a commitment, but even more so for a congregation in South Woodford, who have been without heating since 2016.

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

Woodford Green TV stars Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas have launched Barnardo’s 10th annual fostering campaign as figures show more children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them.

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

Last week the government launched the Long Term Plan for the NHS – a historic moment for patients locally and across the country.

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

A hospital trust has been accused of closing a chemotherapy unit too quickly following a staff exodus.

All the MPs representing Redbridge residents voted against the Brexit deal drawn up by the prime minister.

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

A sixth youth has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.

The glitz and glamour of the festive season has faded and the grey reality of going back to work has set in.

Residents could be charged £12.50 a day to drive in Redbridge.

Redbridge Council must introduce new legal powers allowing it to control small house in multiple occupation (HMO) conversions immediately to avoid “rampant overdevelopment”, campaigners say.

Schools across the borough have so far raised more than £1,000 towards a campaign to help rebuild the lives of rough sleepers.

Did you get a Christmas present that really wasn’t your cup of tea?


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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