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Sixty years ago today, flames 100 feet high came within minutes of destroying the vast majority of Ilford High Road as a massive fire at Harrison Gibson furniture store caused millions of pounds worth of damage.

The first Rotary East London and Essex Disabled Games will be held in May and athletes from across Redbridge will be taking part.

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.

There could be more nurses in the borough after a Goodmayes health recruitment agency won an £850,000 funding package.

As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it's important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

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.

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