Wanstead and Woodford

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Woodford Green parents believe a resident has employed a private parking enforcement company to issue fines to parents and school staff.

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A gang of county lines drug dealers from across east London have been brought to justice after they were found guilty of transporting Class A drugs from London to Exeter - often using coerced children as drug mules while bragging about their illegal lifestyles on Snapchat.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged following a stabbing at Woodford Underground Station on the Central line.

A South Woodford man who dumped household appliances and furniture on the borough's streets has been left £750 out of pocket as Redbridge Council continues to crack down on people who make a mess of the borough.

MPs in Redbridge claimed nearly £100,000 in expenses last year, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

A Wanstead riding school owner has been saddled with a £369 fine after failing to show how he had been disposing of his commercial waste for the last two years.

Groups of two or more people can now be fined if they refuse to leave Woodford Green, Wanstead and South Woodford as part of a drive to tackle anti-social behaviour.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following a stabbing at Woodford Underground station.

Youngsters from one Wanstead primary school put their imaginations to excellent use when they joined poetry group the Redbridge Rhymesters for a special Halloween-themed workshop last month.

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was stabbed in the shoulder at Woodford Station last night (Monday, October 7) at 5.30pm.

A man has been taken to hospital after getting stabbed in the back at Woodford Station.

Commuters could face delays if they are travelling to parts of Redbridge tonight.

The former La Sala restaurant in Woodford Bridge could soon be reopening as a new venue called Melin Restaurant.

The frustrated parents of a six-year-old schoolboy battling leukaemia have removed him from his South Woodford school after facing "miserably inadequate" care while he continues to have daily chemotherapy.

Detectives have made two new arrests in connection with a shooting in Woodford Green and are continuing to appeal for information.

Seventeen members of a fitness club have raised £1,700 for Woodford Green-based charity Elhap.

A popular Wanstead pub is to have its premises licence reviewed over allegations of regular public nuisance and anti-social behaviour linked to the venue.

The government has announced it will invest £350million in a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

Two councillors were eager to raise funds for a Woodford Green hospice after a burglary at the hospice's charity shop in Romford led to a loss in funds.

An 18-year-old from Woodford Green has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine in Colchester.

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Speaking at a rally in the Chingford and Woodford Green constituency, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will today announce that the party will scrap Universal Credit.

A murder mystery night in Woodford Green will raise money for the Haslers Foundation, which donates to charities such as Haven House Children's Hospice.

A Wanstead actor is starring in his own modern-day adaptation of The Merchant of Venice next month.

Police are investigating after discovering some 200 cannabis plants at a house in South Woodford.

A woman who spent years leaving food and raw meat outside has been warned she could end up behind bars.

Residents living in a block of more than 100 flats in Woodford Green are "up in arms" after having no hot water for nearly five weeks.

A man has been taken to an east London police station after officers arrested him on suspicion of sexual assault.

Boxing legend Colin McMillan is throwing his weight behind the hospice that helped his father in his final days.

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A proposal to stop building temporary modular housing developments for homeless families on council-owned land has been refused by councillors.

Councillors have agreed to oppose London City Airport's expansion plans and express serious concern about the "detrimental effect" of noise and air pollution on the health and wellbeing of Redbridge residents.

A team of 11 cyclists completed the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, September 15 in aid of Woodford Green charity Haven House Children's Hospice.

To celebrate this year's Car Free Day, Redbridge Council is closing nine streets to traffic giving neighbourhoods the chance to play outside, get together and have fun.

Whipps Cross Hospital must be rebuilt as a matter of "urgency", Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, has told prime minister Boris Johnson.

Release your inner warrior and head down to South Woodford for a show like no other.

Thousands of people turned out for the borough's biggest community event showcasing all things Wanstead on Sunday, September 15.

A pub in Wanstead has been recognised for the quality of its beer.

Ever got off the train in Redbridge and thought where the hell am I?

An artist unveiled a highly detailed pencil portrait to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road album.

A man was found with several knife wounds in Woodford Green.

A Woodford Green businessowner is taking on a 55-mile bike ride, three half marathons, a skydive and a treasure hunt to raise funds for Haven House Children's Hospice.

A man has been caught on camera gouging the paintwork of a Range Rover in Woodford Bridge, causing £5,000 worth of damage.

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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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