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.

Prayer, martial arts and the raising of a flag marked the official opening of a Chadwell Heath school building inspired by the famed Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

From donating blood to setting up a community library, volunteers from an Ilford Hindu centre are taking part in selfless deeds motivated by the principle of “Sewa”.

On Saturday the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara, came to our church to formally open the Woodford Festival, which continues in full swing until this Sunday.

A new 6.5km cycle route between Wanstead Flats and Barkingside has been launched.

A police officer accused of having sex with a woman while on duty and being in possession of police property without authority has had one charge of descreditable conduct proven against him.

The Woodford Festival made a triumphant return to Redbridge this weekend, with attendees happy to brave Saturday’s rain to come out in numbers.

The Woodford Festival starts at the weekend with more than 100 live performances of art, music, theatre and poetry.

The most popular names given to baby boys and girls last year in East London suggests that where you live could influence what name you choose for your child.

Namrah Chaudry is student services manager at William Morris Sixth Form, where she inspires young people every day after spending her childhood beating bullies and a stammer.

The mayor’s charity festival at the weekend was raising money for ELHAP - the adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities.

Gang members who were involved in a” turf war” and sold drugs by Ilford Station have been released from prison.

The festival will take place at Christchurch Green on Saturday from 1pm-6pm and all funds raised will go to ELHAP.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

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.

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