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Two Redbridge mosques joined more than 250 others across the county in flinging open their doors to community.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting called on the home secretary to increase resources available to the police following a spate of stabbings in Ilford, Gants Hill and Harold Hill.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has said there will be an increased police presence around Gants Hill and has asked people not to circulate videos of violent incidents on social media following the double stabbing yesterday afternoon.

Pupils at Gearies Primary School, in Gants Hill, have been selling hundreds of breakfast servings to community members all in the name of charity.

A Newbury Park primary school has had a controversial government order that would have forced it to convert to an academy lifted.

Eight MPs have called on a church leader to axe plans to turn Catholic schools into academies.

Redbridge Council’s Labour leader Jas Athwal is calling for an Ilford South by-election after MP Mike Gapes resigned from the party yesterday.

The forced academisation of William Torbitt Primary School is being reviewed by the Department for Education (DfE) after its Ofsted rating rapidly improved.

An Ilford MP has set up a petition urging the government to do more to fund policing in London after City Hall predicted the Met will need to make £263m in savings by 2023.

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.

Hundreds gathered in Ilford to hear tales of those torn from their homes in atrocities dating from the Holocaust to the present day – and took a vow to fight these evils.

Labour MPs have called on Jeremy Corbyn to back another referendum after the prime minister’s Brexit deal was not supported by the House of Commons.

A Redbridge mosque is hosting an exhibition honouring Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust which had been set to take place in Barnet – but was cancelled amid criticism.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has promised campaigners that he will request the government “calls in” a proposed scheme to house more than 90 homeless families in two Hainault parks.

MPs representing Redbridge residents have joined forces with more than 200 other parliamentarians to call on the prime minister to stop suggesting that no deal Brexit is a credible option.

What year in the world of politics it has been, both on a national level and locally across Redbridge, and the Recorder has asked all of Redbridge’s MPs to give their personal highlights of 2018 - with everything from learning Spanish and finding out Saddam Hussein’s links to Wanstead, to Brexit and the celebration of 100 years of Armistice.

Residents were petrified to live in their own homes at the beginning of 2018 after a spike in violent burglaries which saw new incidents reported almost daily.

A busload of boffins from Google rolled through Barkingside yesterday (December 13) bringing knowledge and digital skills to the community.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting visited students at Ilford County High School to talk about why he first got involved in politics, what it means to be an MP and why students might consider a career in politics.

Ilford’s Labour MPs have called for a second referendum to be held on Brexit after prime minister Theresa May called off a Parliamentary vote on her deal.

A working definition of Islamophobia has been released by an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) co-chaired by Ilford North MP Wes Streeting.

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).

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

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.

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