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Around 150 people of all faiths and none braved wind and rain to celebrate the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah in Gants Hill for the 35th year and counting.

A £1million football pitch is being built in Ilford.

The Jack Petchey Awards being presented tonight (Thurs) at Redbridge Town Hall highlight the achievements of some very special students and leaders.

Lakeside Hammers owner Stuart Douglas has decided to step down but insists he will continue fighting for a new home for the club.

By day he works in the city crunching numbers in the world of finance, but at night he shrugs off his suit and goes down to the woods to practise magic.

Letters from an aeroplane crash, relics from a national disaster and correspondence between long lost lovers.

At the beginning of the 20th century Colonel the Honourable William Frederick Cody was one of the most famous men in the world.

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.

One of east London’s biggest-ever horse-drawn funerals paraded through the streets for the funeral of ‘the king of Roman Road Market’ with nearly 300 mourners.

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Michael Cheek has joined National League rivals Ebbsfleet United for an undisclosed fee.

Loughton Golf Club will host the first-ever golf day of the Bangladesh Regeneration Trust UK which supports the various charitable causes the Essex-based charity is carrying out in rural Bangladesh.

Hundreds of budding yogis gathered at an Ilford Hindu temple to practise their poses in celebration of International Yoga Day.

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

An adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities has been chosen as the new Mayor of Redbridge’s nominated charity of the year.

A brand new book ‘Essex County Cricket Club Memories’ has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Sunday, May 6, 2018

This week we spoke to Lawrence Segal who last week was in the paper after he was given the FA’s Order of Merit award after 50 years of selfless work establishing himself as a well-known volunteer across all levels of football in Essex.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

Romford Town Swimming Club’s David Ebanks is competing at his second Commonwealth Games – for the Cayman Islands.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Chike Kandi is enjoying the competition and pressure of being at the National League outfit.

The incredible life of the man who created one of the borough’s most popular historical events is explored by David Martin, of the Fairlop Heritage Group.

A Jewish congregation in Woodford Green donned their finest costumes in celebration of Purim.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still wants supporters to get behind the team and help them push on against strugglers Chester this weekend.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

Police have released images of property they believe was stolen in a spate burglaries across Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and London.

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