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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.

More than 350 runners headed to Woodford Green on Sunday to take part in the Roding Valley Half Marathon.

Redbridge-born The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has died aged 49.

A Romford baker who was supported out of foster care by charity Barnardo’s was “lost for words” after the Duchess of Cornwall cut her cake on a visit to Ilford.

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 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.

Residents were threatened “with screwdrivers” and locked in a bedroom, while a gang pillaged a Clayhall house yesterday.

Redbridge’s newly selected mayor has stepped down to “shield” his family from the public after his appointment caused his wife’s past to be dredged up by the media.

More than 300 Caribbean elders celebrated Christmas with dancing and singing at a Windrush-themed party in Ilford town centre.

The Mayor of Redbridge and a team of performers paraded through the streets of the capital alongside thousands of revellers to “welcome the world” on New Year’s Day.

The Mayor of Redbridge’s winter wonderland has raised nearly £10,000 for charity.

The leader of Redbridge Council has been named UK Councillor of the Year at the annual SME4Labour Excellence Awards.

A Goodmayes playing field has been officially renamed.

This week, the Recorder spoke to Bella Field, one of this paper’s former Young Citizen of the Year winners and a fundraising sensation who has received national acclaim for her charity work.

Saint Francis Hospice has opened a new boutique charity shop in Wanstead.

The Mayor of Redbridge lit up Barkingside last night!

The prime minister has praised the work of Mitzvah Day as people around Redbridge held a special 10th birthday party and geared up for the UK’s biggest faith based day of social action.

The Mayor of Redbridge’s good old Cockney knees up and sing-along raised more than £2,000 for ELHAP.

The Mayor of Redbridge will be lighting up Barkingside as Ken Aston Square is turned into a Winter wonderland.

There was a “spine-tingling” reading of the names of 70 South Woodford men who died fighting in the First World War at the town’s Armistice centenary memorial service this morning (Saturday, November 10).

A gang of men posing as police officers are driving around Redbridge with blue flashing lights and pulling cars over.

Mel Field has been fundraising for Haven House Children’s Hospice since 2010, and has so far raised more than £110,00 in memory of her daughter Molly who died of a brain tumour.

Fancy joining in with some songs on the old Joanna and some pie and mash whilst raising money for charity?

“It was clear that whatever race, religion or even distance between us, we are all connected by a common passion. Our love for the English language.”

Ilford became possessed with the spirit of Mexico as performers and residents - painted as the skeletons of their late ancestors - paraded through High Road.

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