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Yesterday, 15:45

A park in Woodford Green has been closed until further notice "in the interest of public safety".

Redbridge residents are being encouraged to clean up the borough as part of an initiative this spring.

The winning candidates elected by Redbridge to the UK Youth Parliament haved pledged to tackle knife crime and environmental issues after more young people than ever before cast their votes.

Work starts this week in a bid to reduce noise on the Central line between Wanstead and Leytonstone.

Two people suffered injuries in an early morning car crash in Wanstead yesterday (Sunday, February 23) that saw the driver of one vehicle flee the scene before police arrived.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

An exploded generator outside a South Woodford church left three vehicles sitting abandoned and burnt out at the roadside and damaged the building's exterior.

Comedian Jon Richardson hosted a gig in Bethnal Green to raise funds for a Woodford Green charity.

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire involving vehicles and part of a church in South Woodford.

A fashion designer who has dressed PMs, royalty and movie stars was awarded as designer of the year.

Parents and staff at a Chadwell Heath Catholic primary school are opposing plans to convert it to an academy.

Muslims, Jews and Christians found the commonality between their religions at the first meeting of the year for the East London Three Faiths Forum in Gants Hill.

A nursery in South Woodford has been rated Outstanding following an Ofsted inspection.

A violent burglar from Barking Riverside and his accomplice have been jailed after being caught red-handed during a violent raid on a South Woodford home - by a retired police sergeant who used to work in Tower Hamlets.

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

A family from Woodford Green featured on Channel 4 show Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It, where they had to decide whether to fix up their three-bed home or sell up and move.

A Wanstead ancestry researcher has helped complete the love story behind one of the "rarest and most beautiful" Valentines - sent to a Spitalfields woman more than two centuries ago.

A tinnitus support group is coming to Redbridge to help the one in eight people that suffer with the condition across the borough.

A Woodford Green teacher is taking over a Redbridge dance collective she has been performing with since she was a child.

A bright teenager from Newbury Park has secured a £38,000 scholarship to a top fee-paying school - less than a decade after living in the loft in his mum's friend's house.

The parents of a jet pilot killed at the age of 25 are promoting a grants scheme in his name to continue his legacy of mentorship.

The number of rough sleepers dying each year has increased significantly after "virtually no contact" with health services, according to a report.

South Woodford residents and businesses could soon have the opportunity to shape where new housing developments go in their area, thanks to the creation of a neighbourhood forum.

Two men have been arrested in Woodford Green on suspicion of drug offences.

Firefighters received nine calls this morning about a shed on fire in Gants Hill.

A South Woodford nursery says it will build on its strengths and focus on what needs to be improved after being told it Requires Improvement by Ofsted inspectors.

Hundreds of Dial-a-Ride workers went on the first of four planned strikes to demand higher wages.

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

The top 10 properties sold in Redbridge last year show a changing borough with historic houses turning over and the development of multi-storey apartment complexes.

A royal sculptor to the stars has released a YouTube film following a sculpting session at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Community Centre with an Auschwitz survivor, paying tribute to his unique contribution to Holocaust education and to celebrate his 90th birthday.

A Wanstead rugby club is partnering with major businesses to create an apprentice fair to give Redbridge residents aged anywhere from 16 to 100 the skills they need to get ahead.

MP Iain Duncan Smith visited a Jewish charity for the blind and disabled in South Woodford to talk about issues that matter to them most.

A Toby Carvery pub in Wanstead has successfully appealed to keep its gaming machine permit after failing two undercover purchase tests.

Woodford Green stars Debbie Douglas and Lydia Bright are urging Redbridge residents to consider becoming foster carers as part of Barnardo's Fostering Week campaign.

Two men have been detained after allegedly breaking into a Woodford Green bookmakers with crowbars and attempting to steal a safe.

A Woodford Bridge school which provides education for children who can't go to a mainstream school has been rated Good by Ofsted, three years on from 
being told it required improvements.

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

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.

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