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"28.03.2017 07:14:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Appeal for witnesses of 'ruthless killing' of Poplar teen one week on Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses, one week on from the murder of a 19-year-old. 'We urgently need the assistance of the public to find those responsible for this ruthless killing of a young man.'
"28.03.2017 06:31:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Mayor's award for Jessica, 11, who completed Everest indoor climbing bid for friend with muscular dystrophy An 11-year-old girl, who scaled a climbing wall 708 times for a muscular dystrophy charity – the height of Mount Everest, has been recognised by the Redbridge Mayor. 'She has dyslexia so I think she's able to empathise with other people who have issues, and she really wants to help them.'
"27.03.2017 17:21:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Abdi Sheikh reportedly shot 250m away from where he died The fatal shooting of 19-year-old Abdi Sheikh in Ilford may not have happened where he was found by the police, the Recorder can reveal. Ilford shooting update: Shotgun cartridges reportedly found 250 metres away from where Abdi Sheikh died.
"27.03.2017 16:48:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Newbury Park man appears in court charged with arson on Ferrari A man appeared in court today after a Ferrari parked on a drive was left “burnt out” in a suspected arson attack. Wasim Ahmad Mir is due to reappear at Snaresbrook on August 7.
"27.03.2017 14:32:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'That's Ilford for you': Neighbourhood shares its disbelief at town centre stabbing Residents and businesses living yards from where a man was stabbed on Friday night have voiced their anger and helplessness. Residents vent their frustration after yet another stabbing in Ilford.
"27.03.2017 09:07:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two escape uninjured from Ilford fire as shops burn Two people were lucky to escape with their lives from a burning parade of shops in Ilford on Saturday. For three hours on Saturday, 35 firefighters battled to bring a huge fire in central Ilford under control. The London Fire Brigade has this morning confirmed that, luckily, no one was hurt.
"27.03.2017 06:35:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Loxford Lane shooting trial begins today The trial of a man charged with attempted murder and possession of a shotgun starts today. The trial of an 18-year-old accused of shooting a man and a young boy in Ilford in August begins at the Old Bailey today. Keep an eye on the Recorder's website for regular updates as the case progresses.
"25.03.2017 20:08:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man stabbed in Ilford A man in his 20s was stabbed in Ilford last night. Sad news: Another stabbing in Ilford
"25.03.2017 20:01:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Plans to combat 'dangerous' overcrowding at Ilford station have been revealed Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that action is being taken to address “dangerous” overcrowding at Ilford station. Do you find Ilford station over crowded? New plans hope to tackle this
"25.03.2017 18:10:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two-hour shop blaze in Ilford causes traffic chaos A large blaze, reportedly at an electrical shop, has caused traffic chaos in central Ilford today as firefighters battle to bring it under control. Firefighters have been battling a huge blaze in Cranbrook Road for the last three hours. Full story, including video taken at the scene, here: bit.ly/2o3WWUE
"24.03.2017 17:56:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mayor's Community Awards: Best of Redbridge celebrated Passionate activists, high-flying youngsters and dedicated volunteers were honoured at the annual Mayor's Community Awards last night. The full gallery from the fantastic night here:
"24.03.2017 17:41:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford station drug gang jailed for a total of 28 years and banned from town centre for 10 years These are the men who turned Ilford station into an open air drugs market. They were today sentenced to a combined total of 28 years in jail.
"24.03.2017 12:18:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk NHS IVF treatment and boob jobs face the axe in Redbridge IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals. What do you think of the proposals by @RedbridgeCCG to cut certain services?
"24.03.2017 12:14:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk No Central line service between Woodford and Epping due to trespasser on the tracks The Central line has been part suspended between Woodford and Epping while Transport for London (TfL) deal with a trespasser on the track. News just in
"24.03.2017 11:25:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk See our Ilford Station drug dealing case timeline as nine men await sentencing today Nine men who helped play a part in turning Ilford station into an open market for drug dealing last year will be sentenced at Blackfrairs Crown Court this morning. Nine men involved in turning Ilford station into an 'open air drug market' will be sentenced today. Read our timeline to see how the case unfolded.
"24.03.2017 10:38:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk What are you doing for Red Nose Day? Residents up and down the borough will be putting on their red noses, dressing up in costumes and doing silly things to raise money for Comic Relief. Are you wearing your red nose? share with us what you are doing today
"24.03.2017 07:52:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'We're not a secret mosque' - Hainault community leader hits back after second investigation in three years A fed-up doctor has told the Recorder there no plans to turn a community centre in Hainault into a mosque. A doctor tries to put the record straight.
"23.03.2017 18:12:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter in Wanstead tomorrow Come along to our readers' surgery tomorrow morning at Nice Croissant, in High Street, Wanstead, and chat to a reporter. If you're in Wanstead tomorrow morning, pop by!
"23.03.2017 14:47:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ahead of candlelight vigil for Westminster Terror Attack, Ilford MP said 'terror will always be defeated' Ahead of the candlelit vigil this evening for victims of the Westminster terror attack, an Ilford MP has said his “heart is broken” for those injured and killed. A candle light vigil will be held tonight at 6pm
"23.03.2017 12:59:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'We stand shoulder to shoulder with London' – Redbridge Muslim leaders condemn Westminster terror attack Redbridge's Muslim leaders have widely condemned the Westminster terror attack believed to have been carried out by a lone Islamic extremist yesterday. “Everyone in the Muslim community shares the same British values of justice, equality and fairness, and the democratic values that were attacked yesterday by this single person."
"23.03.2017 12:36:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Victim named locally as Wanstead High School student Tributes have been paid to the teenager who was shot dead in Ilford on Tuesday evening by friends. The victim has been named locally as Abdi Sheikh, 19. Friends gathered at the police cordon yesterday to share their tributes.
"23.03.2017 07:58:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Power supply problems in Romford cause severe delays on TFL Rail There are severe delays on the TFL Rail line and the London Overground due to power supply problems in the Romford area. Severe delays on TFL Rail this morning.
"23.03.2017 07:20:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Brave mum calls on workout fans to support grieving families in Wanstead There are many reasons to join an exercise class, but none as harrowing as Elli Galvani's. “I had lost a child and suddenly I saw all these other people who had lost a child too."
"22.03.2017 17:00:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police officer stabbed and at least two people killed in Westminster terrorist attack A policeman has been stabbed and at least two people killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament. We have a general story about the Westminster terrorist attack, which is continually updating here: http://bit.ly/2nCvjF2
"22.03.2017 16:19:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge MPs are safe following terrorist incident at Parliament Redbridge MPs have all been declared safe, and are on lock down in Parliament, after a terrorist incident in Westminster this afternoon where a woman was killed. We've spoken to Ilford South MP Mike Gapes who has assured us all Redbridge MPs are safe.
"22.03.2017 13:09:39" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to Madame Tussauds London, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"22.03.2017 12:15:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings flytipper fined for dumping rubbish which Redbridge Council pick up for free A man has been forced to shell out £450 after flytipping old furniture that he no longer wanted rather than use Redbride Council's free bulky waste collection. A councillor said “It needn't have been this way."
"22.03.2017 08:22:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Murder hunt after man is shot dead in the street A murder hunt has been launched after a man was gunned down in Ilford late last night. Police are appealing for information.
"22.03.2017 07:17:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge fun run will help fund elderly outreach services The Mayor's Annual Family Fun Run gets under way in little more than a week's time and a section of the borough's elderly community is set to benefit. Sign up here:
"21.03.2017 18:53:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Review: The Larder in Wanstead is Deli-licious - full of British-grown grub and live music There wasn't a New York hipster in sight but with lofty beams, exposed brickwork and raw live music the after hours event at The Larder sure felt like a prime time Brooklyn haunt. Our reporter Ellena went to The Larder, Wanstead, London for dinner last week and we think she liked it...
"There was something so authentically pure about the night.There was no pretence just groups of people catching up and listening to catchy tunes in
"21.03.2017 13:44:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Burglar rips sat navs and steering wheels from BMWs in Chigwell using keyless car theft A Chigwell resident is warning his neighbours after steering wheels and sat navs were stolen from his BMWs, using technology to exploit the keyless entry system. See the video here:
"21.03.2017 11:15:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Results are in: More than 70per cent think employees should be able to wear religious clothing at work We asked readers to share their views on the EU ruling about religious symbols and clothing at work. 74pc think banning headscaves, crucifxes and Kippahs at work will create tension in Redbridge. Do you agree?
"21.03.2017 07:19:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police object to alcohol licence changes for Ilford party venue 'attracting gang issues' from across London A party venue in Ilford is attracting gang related activity from across London, police officers have claimed. 'Police licensing have little faith that the current owners are running the venue to an acceptable standard.'
"20.03.2017 17:57:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Will banning the Islamic headscarves at work create tensions in Redbridge? The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the EU, ruled that Islamic headscarves could be banned at work, but only as part of a general policy barring all religious and political symbols – including Christian crosses and Jewish kippahs. What do you think? Take our poll and see how other people in the borough voted
"20.03.2017 15:30:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Firearm found in Loxford Lane this morning A firearm was seized by officers this morning after it was discovered on Loxford Lane in Ilford this morning. Police have confirmed that they did discover a firearm in Ilford this morning.
"20.03.2017 13:30:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds join march in Ilford to save King George A&E More than a thousand campaigners young and old marched to Redbridge Town Hall on Saturday to show their support for King George Hospital's A&E. More than a thousand joined the march.
"20.03.2017 13:12:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police investigate reports of firearm found in Loxford Lane Officers are still on the scene in Loxford Lane, Ilford, after a firearm was reportedly found this morning. Officers are investigating.
"18.03.2017 14:51:56" The save King George A&E march is at the town hall
"18.03.2017 14:40:33" The march is almost in Ilford town centre
"18.03.2017 13:53:24" We're at the Save King George A&E march
"17.03.2017 11:34:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Newbury Park tennis coach cleared of abusing daughters A tennis coach father accused of mistreating his daughters for years in a mission to make them Wimbledon champions has been acquitted of child abuse. Some breaking news from Snaresbrook Crown Court:
"17.03.2017 07:24:01" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: £15,000 bill to make under half of Redbridge's Pay and Display machines ready for the new £1 coin so far It has cost the borough £15,000 so far to convert 40 per cent of council pay and display machines in order to accept the new £1 coin, it has been revealed. The current £1 coin will stop being legal tender in October.
"16.03.2017 21:41:23" Acoustic music At the larder wanstead
"16.03.2017 18:05:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter tomorrow in Hainault Whether you have a front page story or an event that you want to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Hainault Cafe on Friday to tell our reporter all about it. Got a story you want to share?
"16.03.2017 17:40:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council defends £245k redundancy pay out to officer after three years service Redbridge Council has defended paying an officer £245,000 for redundancy after only three years service to the local authority, as part of its ongoing overhaul. Since January 1 last year the whole senior leadership team has changed, at redundancy costs which the Recorder understands are now over the £1million mark.
"16.03.2017 13:12:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Adults with autism set to benefit from Redbridge fun run A charity which supports adults with physical and learning disabilities will benefit from the funds raised by the Mayor's Annual Family Fun Run on April 2. To sign up for the Mayor's First Annual Family Fun Run go to http://bit.ly/2mWu4Q3.
"16.03.2017 11:34:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Newbury Park station to get step-free access in two years Work to bring lifts to Newbury Park station is now expected to be completed by spring in 2019. Residents and commuters will be delighted when this day finally arrives.
"16.03.2017 07:23:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pregnant South Woodford mum left terrified by masked thieves A seven-months pregnant mother has revealed the terrifying ordeal as she helplessly watched masked burglars trying to break into her home. 'We don't feel safe during the day. We have lived her for five years and never felt like this.'
"15.03.2017 14:56:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Great-great-great grandmother says life is pretty fine as she celebrates 100th birthday Ahead of a congratulatory card from the Queen arriving, family members flocked from afar to join in the big celebrations on Saturday. “I think humour has always been one of the biggest things for her, you can't be around her without having a good laugh.”
"15.03.2017 13:33:01" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a great Easter day out for all the family at Gulliver's Land, remember to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"15.03.2017 11:56:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man conning Redbridge residents with 'mice' scam Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a man posing as a pest-control worker has been targeting vulnerable people in the borough. Please pass this information on to vulnerable neighbors
"15.03.2017 09:03:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Renewed Met appeal and reward for information on brutal shooting of Ilford doorman Christopher Lombard 20 years ago Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Ilford nightclub doorman Christopher Lombard 20 years ago have once again appealed for information. Det Insp Rita Tierney said that in the years that have passed “it is likely that the gunman has told people about the incident”.
"15.03.2017 07:14:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Alcohol licence granted to 'noisy' Chadwell Heath banqueting suite which gives out lollipops to quieten revellers A “noisy” banqueting hall has promised its neighbours it will hand out lollipops to quieten loud partygoers, a licensing hearing heard. "We offer them lollipops, people tend to speak less.”
"14.03.2017 17:23:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Take part in the Redbridge fun run and help fight homelessness Hundreds of runners from Redbridge are expected to join in the first Mayor's Annual Family Fun Run next month whilst helping to raise money for local causes. "They do a wonderful job, they are dedicated people that want to make a difference."
"14.03.2017 07:11:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Partner photographed his girlfriend for hours after her suicide in Ilford Travelodge, an inquest hears The boyfriend of a woman who committed suicide in an Ilford hotel waited six-and-a-half hours before alerting the emergency services, an inquest has heard. 'Unusual and bizarre case'
"13.03.2017 16:35:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Holi 2017: Hindus celebrate the festival of light and colour in Goodmayes People young and old partied in Goodmayes on Saturday, covering themselves in every colour possible to celebrate Holi – the start of the Hindu new year. Check out our fantastic gallery of Holi celebrations in Goodmayes this year:
"13.03.2017 12:12:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Don't miss Redbridge's first Mayor's Annual Family Fun Run An exciting new event comes to Ilford town centre next month and it's hoped that it will leave a lasting legacy on the borough for years to come. Sign up now to book your place in the race.
"13.03.2017 11:00:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Citizens rejoice as plans to bring 250 affordable homes to Redbridge residents are announced More affordable homes will be built in the borough after four sites earmarked for community-owned housing were revealed. “It goes to show what organising and campaigning can lead to if you work hard at it."
"13.03.2017 07:30:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk No heating since before Christmas ... now doctors and nurses living in flats by King George Hospital are told rent is going up Tenants at a block of flats who have been living without heating since before Christmas were left staggered by news that their rent would be going up. Tenants who've been living without heating for months angered by rent increase.
"11.03.2017 11:30:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Attempted break-ins at Woodford Green homes by 'four men' are linked say police Police are investigating after reports that four men, one allegedly wearing a red mask, tried to break into Woodford Green homes yesterday evening. Gang with 'red mask' broke into homes in Woodford Green last night
"10.03.2017 17:58:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Work to start on new public swimming pool in Goodmayes Builders will arrive in Goodmayes on Monday to start work on a new public swimming pool. Some feel good Friday news for all you swimmers out there
"10.03.2017 17:52:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Restaurant review: Bombetta had our 'tastebuds tingling with happiness' With red fertile earth, turquoise sea and gnarled olive groves, Puglia is a rustic “unmanicured” gem of southern Italy. mmmmmmmmmmm...........have you made weekend dinner plans yet? why not give Bombetta a try?
"10.03.2017 17:44:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt star in Bollywood blockbuster Badrinath Ki Dulhania which has biggest UK opening in Ilford Bollywood fans will be pleased that the eagerly anticipated Badrinath Ki Dulhania is being released in Ilford Cineworld today in time for Holi. Attention Bollywood fans!
"10.03.2017 17:27:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge care worker's journey from prison to meeting Prince Charles Umar Saeed is only 27 and has already been to jail, become a care worker, received a standing ovation from Thierry Henry and met Prince Charles. Umar has battled back from a difficult upbringing to become a young ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
"10.03.2017 13:20:59" bit.ly Bone marrow donor found for Barkingside boy, five, with leukaemia Brilliant news. Firefighter's son Tommy has got a match!
"10.03.2017 09:48:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Got a story to share? Come talk to an Ilford Recorder reporter this afternoon Whether you have a front page story or an event that you want to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Starbucks on Friday to tell our reporterall about it. This will take place in Ilford this afternoon.
"10.03.2017 07:16:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fly-tipping costs Redbridge council £308k a year Redbridge Council spent £308,401 on fly-tipping in the last financial year, cleaning up dumped mattresses, fridges and even a picnic left on a cricket wicket. The council's Enforcement Team was called out to more than 10,000 cases of rubbish being dumped illegal in the borough between March 2015 and 2016.
"09.03.2017 17:17:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gants Hill cat returned home after being trapped in homemade snare A tabby cat has now returned home after almost losing his leg when he was caught in a snare for at least 10 days. So glad Tigoe is safe!
"09.03.2017 13:51:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk First Elizabeth line passenger train comes to Ilford The first Elizabeth line passenger train was hauled to Ilford this week. Pardon me, boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?
Watch the video of the first Elizabeth line train arriving in Ilford
"09.03.2017 10:37:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bookworms go wild in The Village bookshop in Woodford Green on £300 shopping spree Young readers had a blast this week after they were treated to a £300 shopping spree in an independent book store. This is very sweet.
"09.03.2017 09:36:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Oh buoy! Ilford seadog tips overboard after being fined £400 for dumping speedboat The owner went down with his ship after Redbridge Council officers spotted the speedboat dumped in Ilford earlier this year. The resident set sail for an empty bank account after he was handed a £400 on-the-spot fine.
"09.03.2017 07:26:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Doubt cast on plans to downgrade King George A&E in Goodmayes The future of King George Hospital's A&E department is once again unclear, after its trust's chief executive cast doubt on the closure plans. The Recorder understands that the planned closure in summer 2019 is now unlikely to go ahead.
"08.03.2017 20:00:52" Women's day at Bombetta, Wanstead
"08.03.2017 18:28:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford gym launches free 12-week fitness plan for ladies A fitness social media influencer is encouraging women in Ilford to pick up weights to loose weight and keep healthy. Calling all the ladies: Would you give it a go?
"08.03.2017 18:08:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford MP warns Budget will leave 'funding gap' in social care The £2billlion cash injection for social care announced in today's Budget does not go far enough, claims the Ilford North MP. Do you think we need more money for social care services in Redbridge?
"08.03.2017 15:31:06" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Spring budget 2017: New London devolution deal announced Today Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed a packed House of Commons to deliver his first, and final spring budget. Seven points to take away from today's budget
"08.03.2017 14:53:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Girl power: Crane operator, House of Parliament librarian and entrepreneur inspire Ilford pupils An opera singer, a crane driver and a make-up artist walk into a room. Girls are taught they can be whatever they want to be
"08.03.2017 11:13:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can you guess all the well know ladies of Redbridge? Women in Redbridge are great. Women in Redbridge are great!!
Can you get top score in our quiz for International Women's day
"08.03.2017 07:18:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Much maligned mental health unit in Goodmayes celebrates good rating after CQC inspection An adolescent mental health unit that temporarily closed last year immediately following an inspection has been rated good three months after reopening. 'The trust would like to put on record its thanks to all the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the improvements were made and Brookside was ready to reopen as soon as possible.'
"08.03.2017 07:18:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Much maligned mental health unit in Goodmayes celebrates good rating after CQC inspection An adolescent mental health unit that temporarily closed last year immediately following an inspection has been rated good three months after reopening. Some more good health news ...
"07.03.2017 18:34:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Celebrations kick off as King George Hospital trust comes out of special measures Party poppers, cheers of joy and some celebratory cake were all part of today's proceedings as the hospital trust welcomed the news of coming out of special measures. BHRUT now aiming for the ultimate goal of receiving an outstanding rating.
"07.03.2017 15:39:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead man jailed for filming up women's skirts on the Tube A 32-year-old man who was caught filming up women's skirts on the Tube was jailed for just four months yesterday. "Behaviour like this will never be tolerated on the transport network."
"07.03.2017 15:03:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Overturned HGV currently blocking A406 slip road A slip road entrance on to the A406 North Circular Road is closed at Waterworks Corner in South Woodford due to an overturned lorry. Watch out.
"07.03.2017 13:51:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Volunteers make Ilford dazzle as they clear up as part of the Great British Spring Clean A spring clean makes anywhere look cleaner as volunteers proved on Saturday. The litter pickers collected approximately 200kg of recycling and over 500kg of litter and rubbish on the day.
"07.03.2017 13:21:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead comedian turns the fight against fly-tipping into something very very frightening Have you heard the joke about the fly-tip? The Flytipper - A Short Comedy Horror follows a monster made of dumped rubbish that comes to life and takes revenge on builders who fly-tip in the British countryside.
"07.03.2017 11:12:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge gardeners hit with green bin collection charge Green-fingered residents will now pay an annual charge to have their waste collected fortnightly between April and October. You can now sign up for fortnightly garden waste collection from April but it will cost £50.
"07.03.2017 09:57:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police called to reports of a stabbing in Ilford Police and ambulance vehicles lined the streets on Sunday morning searching for a injured person with stab wounds. Another stabbing call out
"07.03.2017 09:20:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk South Woodford community urged to back George Lane Post Office petition The fight to save the George Lane Post Office is well underway after activist residents and MP Iain Duncan Smith took to the streets on Saturday. “I would urge the Post Office to think again about the asset which they have in this George Lane branch and how they could make the most of it."
"07.03.2017 07:53:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk King George Hospital trust out of special measures for first time since 2013 after positive CQC report The NHS trust which serves Redbridge today was moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia. Particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.
"07.03.2017 07:52:25" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: queuing traffic into town on the A12, bridge works in Snaresbrook causing some congestion and junction improvements in Goodmayes. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"06.03.2017 16:44:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police investigating early morning cash machine robbery at Goodmayes Tesco A staff member has recounted the terrifying moment two men attacked a security guard as he refilled a petrol station cash machine this morning. We have an update for you regarding this morning's robbery in Goodmayes.
A stolen cash box was recovered in Mayesbrook Park and the Flying Squad are on the case.
"06.03.2017 16:25:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shopping centre The Exchange bought for £78million Redbridge's largest shopping centre has been bought for £78million, it has formally been announced today. "This is really good news. This is a real shot in the arm for Ilford."
"06.03.2017 14:53:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk City farm visits Gants Hill primary school to give children a taste of country life Pupils were excited when a bunch of furry and feathery friends visited their school last week. This is cute.
"06.03.2017 13:03:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police investigating alleged cash machine robbery at Goodmayes Tesco A staff member has recounted the terrifying moment two men attacked a security guard as he refilled a petrol station cash machine this morning. Officers are now investigating.
"06.03.2017 08:41:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police seek suspect in connection with £100,000 burglary in Woodford Green Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary with a £100,000 burglary. Victim offers £5,000 reward for safe return of belongings.
"06.03.2017 07:25:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford GP surgery with 3,000 patients rated 'inadequate' by health inspectors A doctors' surgery in Ilford has been rated inadequate by health inspectors and placed in special measures. “Special measures will give people who use the service the reassurance that the care they get should improve."
"05.03.2017 17:00:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man critical after Gants Hill stabbing A man in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Gants Hill Police investigating a stabbing in Gants Hill this morning
"03.03.2017 18:14:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell teen jailed for five years for molesting six-year-old over a year A teenage child-molester who made a six-year-old boy “kiss his willy” and take part in other sexual acts repeatedly for almost a year was sentenced to five years' imprisonment today. Sickening.
"03.03.2017 13:10:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Business group's annual review celebrates Ilford's booming town centre It has been another successful year for Ilford town centre, thanks in no small part to the continued efforts of the Ilford Business Improvement District (BID). “This year was another massively successful one for the BID and everyone involved in it."
"03.03.2017 10:13:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: How much homes in Redbridge increase in value each day Redbridge house prices have risen £79 a day during the past five years according to a recent survey by a prominent estate agents. Redbridge house prices continue to rise.
"03.03.2017 07:16:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge pupils at three schools exposed to illegal levels of air pollution Hundreds of children in Redbridge are being exposed to levels of air pollution which could permanently damage their health. “Many of the borough's school's are along major arterial roads and so we are working closely with the mayor's office to see what we need to do to improve air quality."
"03.03.2017 07:12:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge pupils at three schools exposed to illegal levels of air pollution Hundreds of children in Redbridge are being exposed to levels of air pollution which could permanently damage their health. “Many of the borough's school's are along major aterial roads and so we are working closely with the mayor's office to see what we need to do to improve air quality."
"02.03.2017 19:01:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'How many more lives must be lost?': Residents campaign against A12's 'death trap' junction in Newbury Park An MP has joined angry residents in calls for action to make a “death trap” junction safer, before someone else is killed. “How many more accidents have got to happen, how many more lives have got to be taken at that junction before something is done about it?”
"02.03.2017 17:53:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Come along to our readers' surgery in Barkingside Whether you have a front page story or an event that you want to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Rowans cafe on Friday to tell our reporter all about it. Live in Barkingside and have a story for us? Come and say hello to Ellena tomorrow morning!
"02.03.2017 14:47:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Traders fear for Wanstead High Street as business rates rise With “massive” hikes in business rates, many shops in Wanstead High Street fear they may have to close. “With business rates, which are already high, coupled with high rents it will be a challenge,
"02.03.2017 09:32:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 15-year-old girl taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries to the head A 15-year-old girl was rushed to hospital with head injuries after an incident in Ilford yesterday. The victim did not wish to pursue the allegation and officers gave the boy words of advice.
"02.03.2017 09:22:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk World Book Day: Can you match these stories to their opening lines? With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe's most beloved children's books. Happy World Book Day everyone. There's still time to take our introductions quiz and don't forget to tweet or email us your pictures: @ilfordrecorder firstname.lastname@example.org http://bit.ly/2lDdKRF
"02.03.2017 07:14:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford North MP: Business rates rises risk 'death knell' of high streets' Changes to the businesses rates, risk “sounding the death knell of small high street businesses” says an MP. 'The plans risk sounding the death knell of small high street businesses that are already struggling.'
"01.03.2017 17:39:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Victory for residents after convictions of two over Ilford station drugs gang British Transport Police (BTP) Insp John Loveless had just taken charge of the TfL Rail line in spring 2016. “Not only members of the public were fearful but some of my police officers were seriously assaulted."
"01.03.2017 15:11:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Young chefs get a taste for success in Redbridge Rotary competition Potential Jamie Olivers and Nigellas of the future dazzled judges with their cooking skills on Saturday. Cute! Check out the concentration on their faces...
"01.03.2017 14:22:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two men convicted for 'outrageous and blatant' drug dealing at Ilford station Two members of a gang that turned Ilford station into an open drugs market have today been convicted, after a three-week trial. "What was going on in Ilford was outrageous," concluded the judge.
"Why should the people of Ilford be subjected to such blatant behaviour?"
"28.02.2017 17:23:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk LGBT+ icons inspire lino cutting workshop in Redbridge Throughout February there have been numerous events celebrating the borough's diversity and openness to mark LGBT+ month. LGBT+ month in Redbridge comes to a close with a workshop celebrating freedom of expression.
"28.02.2017 14:23:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead mum calls on public to support Haven House for Rare Disease Day A mother whose son suffers from one of the rarest diseases in the world is raising awareness of the family's struggles for Rare Disease Day. Mum shares her experience of raising a child with one of the world's rarest diseases.
"28.02.2017 13:16:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Special forces hero Ant Middleton reveals 'I'm not scared of anything apart from being clean shaven' at Haven House fundraiser With deadly combat skills and an aura oozing masculinity Ant Middleton is a dangerous combination to behold (and that is just from Google images). Oh my...Ant Middleton comes to town
"28.02.2017 07:18:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Two years of hell': Ilford bus driver gets £15,000 compensation after botched dental surgery A bus driver has revealed he went through “two years of hell” and lost a tooth after a botched root canal treatment left him in constant pain. “Despite all the treatment the pain just didn't stop. It was never ending. I had headaches, facial swelling and couldn't sleep.”
"27.02.2017 15:32:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Shoplifting hotspots revealed as incidents in Redbridge rise by more than 27 per cent New data shows that thieves are targeting supermarkets, as well shopping centres, after Redbridge recorded a 27.3 per cent (pc) rise in shoplifting cases last year. Find out which locations were targeted by shoplifters in 2016.
"27.02.2017 15:25:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Shoplifting hotspots revealed as incidents in Redbridge rise 27 per cent New data shows that thieves are targeting supermarkets, as well shopping centres, after Redbridge recorded a 27.3 per cent (pc) rise in shoplifting cases last year. Iceland supermarket and The Exchange are the shoplifting hotspots.
"27.02.2017 08:10:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Kantor King Solomon High School to stay in Barkingside One of the biggest Jewish schools in east London will not be leaving Redbridge, an internal review has concluded. Jewish school to remain in Redbridge.
"27.02.2017 08:08:39" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There is congestion into town on the A12 and slow moving traffic on the Woodford Avenue towards the Charlie Brown roundabout. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892. Have
"24.02.2017 14:23:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk World Book Day: Can you match these stories to their opening lines? With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe's most beloved children's books. Bookworms: Can you match these opening lines to the children's classics they're from? http://bit.ly/2lDdKRF
"24.02.2017 12:10:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council's budget: Transforming the borough or an unparalleled spending binge? A budget that will see Redbridge Council save £30.3million in “transformations” by 2022 was branded “fiscal incontinence” by the opposition at last night. “Labour running our finances is like a crack addict running a pharmacy," the leader of the opposition told the meeting.
"24.02.2017 07:39:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbourhood Watch warns burglars could be using chalk to mark targets in South Woodford A “team of people” have been scoping houses in South Woodford and earmarking them for burglary with white chalk, according to head of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch. 'If you see a marking don't do anything fancy - take a photo, wash it off - and call the police on 101.'
"23.02.2017 18:24:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford 89-year-old widow had wedding necklace stolen in audacious distraction theft An 89-year-old widow was left distraught after two teenage girls stole a necklace she was given on her wedding day, right outside her home. “The fact that they could do this to an 89-year-old woman is disgusting."
"23.02.2017 17:32:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hainault burglar who tortured elderly couple with boiling water awaits sentencing A man who poured kettles of boiling water over an elderly couple faces years behind bars for his part in a “barbaric” crime. “The psychological scars that both victims are continuing to deal with are unimaginable.”
"23.02.2017 16:51:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Share your stories with reporter Matt Clemenson in Ilford tomorrow morning Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our readers' surgery in Ilford tomorrow morning. Don't be afraid to go over and say hello!
"23.02.2017 15:17:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Stabbing of man found in a bush in Ilford Park deemed 'non-suspicious' The case of a man who was found stabbed in the neck in a park bush earlier this week has been deemed non-suspicious by investigators. Detectives investigating the case of a man in his 80s found stabbed in Ilford on Tuesday are now satisfied no crime was committed.
"23.02.2017 14:01:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Storm Doris' 60mph winds collapse wall onto woman in Newbury Park A brick wall battered by the high winds of up to 60mph from Storm Doris has fallen onto a woman walking by in Newbury Park. Stay safe out there everyone, Storm Doris has officially come to Redbridge.
"23.02.2017 12:50:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk His boots were made for walking: South Woodford man take on 3000 mile hike for charity From the dusty plains of New Mexico to the snow-kissed mountains in Canada, a South Woodford man is walking 3,000 miles to raise money for a mental health charity. And that's just what he'll do
"23.02.2017 08:30:58" Motorists beware. There has been an accident at Redbridge roundabout this morning with one lane currently blocked. Expect big delays.
Northbound - traffic on the A406 is back to Romford Road. Southbound - traffic on the A406 is slow from Charlie Browns
"22.02.2017 13:26:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Recorder takes on hardest driving test route in the country – will we pass in Wanstead? She did her driving test in Wanstead first time round, but now that it has been named the hardest area in the UK can reporter Did you take your test in Wanstead?
"22.02.2017 09:53:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Duke of Kent inspired after visiting homeless lifeline in Ilford A charity supporting homeless people across the borough received a royal visit in recognition of its work. 'It's an honour'
"22.02.2017 08:50:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters warned to avoid Ilford station this morning Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action. Cllr Khayer Chowdhury described the station as “chaos” right now whilst commuters are sharing their woes on Twitter.
"22.02.2017 07:59:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Couple robbed at knifepoint in their Ilford home by masked burglars A police hunt is underway after a couple in their 50s were robbed at knifepoint by masked burglars who broke into their home in Ilford. A couple were robbed at knifepoint in their home in South Park Drive on Monday morning. Just over 24 hours later, an 80-year-old man was stabbed in the park.
"22.02.2017 07:42:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'I sold drugs to survive,' dealer in Ilford station drug case tells court One of the men accused of running a drugs ring from Ilford station operated alone and “sold drugs to survive”, a court has heard. The first defendant to give testimony, Mr Locaj yesterday was asked by Judge Henry Blacksell QC why he had started selling drugs from the area outside the café in May. He answered: “Money. I had no food. I had to sell something to survive.”
"21.02.2017 18:06:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Central line Tube strike starts at 9pm Thousands of Tube passengers face disruption because of the 24-hour walkout by members of the RMT union from 9pm tonight. There will be no Central line service from 9pm tonight for 24 hours in Redbridge.
"21.02.2017 17:14:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead man only knew he had been stabbed when he saw “his intestines hanging out” A man who was knifed after prayers at the mosque, only realised he had been stabbed when he got home and saw his intestines hanging out. 'When he took his zip down he saw lots of blood and his intestines hanging out – it was quite a traumatic thing.'
"21.02.2017 17:09:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk The Valentine pub in Gants Hill sold to real estate company The Valentine pub, which announced yesterday it was closing, has been sold to a real estate company in Luton for more than £5million, the Recorder can reveal. Sold to a real estate company. Are you happy that the site could be turned into housing?
"21.02.2017 14:42:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man, 80, fighting for life after Ilford park stabbing, was 'discovered in bush' An 80-year-old has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in South Park. The 80-year-old man was discovered in a bush by a park keeper and had reportedly been stabbed in the neck.
"21.02.2017 14:36:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes residents furious as 'teen gang terrorise' street with knives and acid A mob of around 14 teens have been terrorising a street in Goodmayes for six years by selling drugs and throwing acid, it has been claimed. No one should have to put up with this:
'On a daily basis they are offering drugs, shouting sexual abuse at females, surrounding residents and the police have confiscated big knifes from them'
"21.02.2017 12:19:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man, 80, fighting for life after Ilford park stabbing An 80-year-old has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, after being stabbed in South Park. We have some shocking news for you this lunchtime:
"21.02.2017 11:00:29" Timeline Photos Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is visiting homeless charity the Welcome Centre in Ilford this morning. Here he is with Cllr Jas Athwal and the Mayor of Redbridge.
"21.02.2017 07:18:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents heartbroken after Valentines pub announces closure in Gants Hill People in their hundreds took to social media, after it was announced that The Valentine pub will close. 'I have been inundated with messages about it, we are all saddened by the news.'
"20.02.2017 18:44:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Animal charity claims beheaded Barkingside cat was work of notorious 'M25 cat ripper' A cat who was decapitated and dumped in a pond is the latest victim of a notorious feline killer, animal welfare campaigners say. Shocking. Animal owners beware.
"20.02.2017 16:46:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Could the woolly mammoth return to Ilford? Scientists plan to recreate the historic creature An ancient beast which roamed Ilford hundreds of thousands of years ago could be resurrected if scientists are successful. Perhaps they'll inhabit Valentines Park ...
"20.02.2017 15:53:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Local Forum will take place tonight in Goodmayes Are there problems in your area? Or do you want to get involved with projects at a local level? We are going to be there.......Are you?
"20.02.2017 12:35:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk FGM rise in Redbridge down to lack of funding, charity claims The leader of a Redbridge women's charity claims a lack of funding is responsible for a rise in cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the borough. The NSPCC recorded 70 new cases of female genital mutilation in Redbridge last year.
"20.02.2017 10:18:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Half-term fun: Magician astounds children at Redbridge Central Library Magic and virtual reality amazed families and young children in a series of half-term events across the borough. The youngsters couldn't quite believe their eyes as they watched Mr Kinder perform card tricks, balloon modelling and the traditional rabbit in the hat.
"20.02.2017 09:59:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Overturned lorry on Ilford flyover causes heavy traffic The exit slip from the A406 southbound at Ilford is currently closed after a lorry overturned on the road this morning, Watch out this morning.
"20.02.2017 08:53:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police 'concerned' for welfare of missing 13-year-old girl Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Please share to help find missing Vonai, from Redbridge, who has been missing since Friday afternoon.
"20.02.2017 07:18:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Neo-nazis to the FBI: Top tips from a lifetime fighting crime by retired Wanstead fraud investigator Investigating neo-Nazi and terrorist funding, foiling fraudsters who stole £600million from a Mumbai bank, it all sounds like the life of James Bond. 'If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.'
"17.02.2017 18:28:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford barber offers free hair cuts to jobseekers with interviews A barber determined to cut the high levels of youth unemployment in the borough is giving free trims to jobseekers with interviews. Awww .....nice feelgood Friday story about one man helping young people in Ilford
"17.02.2017 18:10:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man arrested over 36–hour horrific burglary spree in Ilford, Goodmayes and Seven Kings A man has been arrested in connection with a “horrific” burglary spree that took place in Ilford, Goodmayes and Seven Kings over 36–hours. Man arrested over 36-hour crime spree with "noxious chemicals" in ilford Goodmayes and Seven Kings
"17.02.2017 17:23:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man stabbed after refusing teenagers cigarettes in residential South Woodford street A man in his 30s was stabbed by two teenagers after refusing to give them cigarettes on Tuesday night. Horrible news this Friday afternoon.
"17.02.2017 15:19:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Design team sketch out the future vision of Ilford You have seen the tote bags, the badges and possibly the posters but why has Redbridge Council made eight promises to the “citizens of Ilford”? A design team has come up with a theme for Ilford, do you like it?
"17.02.2017 07:34:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford station gang stashed drugs around town centre, court hears A gang who allegedly created an open market for drugs outside Ilford station stashed heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis across the town centre, a court heard. British Transport Police officer tells the court he bought heroin from the gang after approaching them as they sat outside a Costa Coffee in Ilford.
"16.02.2017 18:16:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Come to our latest readers' surgery in Woodford Green Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our readers' surgery in Woodford Green tomorrow. Come along to talk to a reporter in Woodford Green tomorrow:
"16.02.2017 13:20:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Egg on their face: Sodexo reinstate hospital porter fired over 'stealing' £4 egg sandwich Today, an emotional Mr Tomlinson, who had worked at the hospital, in Barley Lane, Goodmayes for 15 years, learnt that he will be returning to work on Monday. We have some good news to share.
"16.02.2017 10:09:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Air weapon and ammunition handed in at Ilford police station during amnesty Two air weapons and 16 rounds of ammunition were handed in at Ilford police station as part of the Metropolitan Police's gun amnesty week. Across the capital, 83 firearms and 1,175 rounds of ammunition were surrendered during the 'no questions asked' amnesty.
"16.02.2017 09:03:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford station gang sold drugs from coffee shop, jury hears A gang spent six months brazenly selling drugs “in broad daylight” from Costa Coffee opposite Ilford station, a court has heard. “These men were involved in blatant, open drug dealing, quite literally on some occasions in broad daylight.”
"15.02.2017 16:56:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings burglars cut phone wires and 'smashed mother's head against tiles' Two men posing as delivery drivers burst into a family home and tied up a couple with electrical cords for 40 minutes, before fleeing with cash and sentimental items. The thugs smashed a mother-of-two's head against bathroom tiles after demanding she hand over her jewellery.
"15.02.2017 16:33:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Listen: Hospital porter sacked 'over a fried egg sandwich' says he cannot stop crying Supportive colleagues are holding a protest outside the hospital gates tomorrow at 2.30pm. "I can't sleep at night. I'm not a thief."
"15.02.2017 15:38:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Moo-ving back home: British cows reintroduced to Hainault Forest Country Park Teaming with birds, deer and critters of the crawling kind, Hainault Forest Country Park could never be described as dull. 'This attracts insects and is good for birdlife.'
"15.02.2017 10:38:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tube strike: Central line drivers set to stage fresh 24-hour walkout next week Thousands of commuters are being warned about more disruption to their travel after another 24-hour strike has been announced. Some breaking news this morning:
"15.02.2017 07:25:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford station was 'an open market for drug dealing', court hears Ilford station was described as “an open market for the dealing of drugs” as the trial of an alleged drug gang began yesterday. “In March last year the area around Ilford station became an open market for the selling of illegal drugs, in particular heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis."
"14.02.2017 18:46:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Whipps Cross Hospital misses A&E targets while 'treating record numbers' The main hospital serving Wanstead and Woodford failed to meet A&E waiting times targets in December, in one of the NHS' busiest winters on record. What's your experience?
"14.02.2017 14:16:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sweet dreams are made of this: Dessert bar opens in Ilford If you find a three-course meal too much and are avoiding nights out in order to save money, a dessert bar might hit your sweet spot instead. Fancy a late night waffle?
"14.02.2017 13:16:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council leader 'flabbergasted and dismayed' at special funding deal for Surrey County Council The leader of Redbridge Council is demanding answers from the prime minister after claims of a sweetheart deal with Surrey County Council came to light. “It is atrocious – I cannot believe that in 2017 something like this can be allowed to happen."
"14.02.2017 10:40:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Second collision in Goodmayes in less than 24 hours There has been a collision between two cars on a busy high road in less than 24 hours after a similar accident. Second collision in Barley Lane in less than 24 hours.
"13.02.2017 18:22:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes junction closed following a collision involving police car A busy high road has been closed following a collision between a police car and a medical vehicle earlier this afternoon. Fifth accident at the junction this year
"13.02.2017 17:47:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk SAS commandos give special salute to Wanstead James Bond stuntman Steve Truglia outside his funeral Former SAS commandos and other special forces troops staged a covert operation to give their former comrade and stuntman Steve Truglia an army send off at his funeral. In true special forces style they planned a covert operation for Steve's send off.
"13.02.2017 15:49:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fundraiser set up to support Seven Kings father stuck in Abu Dhabi A fundraiser has been set up to help raise money for Christopher Ashie-Nikoi as his family struggles to cover the costs of his accommodation and basic needs. Christopher's family has set up a fundraiser after exhausting their finances paying for legal costs and accommodation.
"13.02.2017 13:39:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford church congregation prays for atheists by rota An Ilford church has devised a rota to make sure it is praying for every single person in its parish, whether they believe in God or not. Some good news to get rid of the Monday blues:
"13.02.2017 11:53:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Marks and Spencer shows interest in opening Wanstead store It won't be any ordinary shop opening but a Marks and Spencer (M&S) store may soon hit High Street Wanstead. “We're interested in opening a store in the Wanstead area"
"13.02.2017 07:40:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities in Redbridge invited to take part in groundbreaking genetics study More than 500 residents have taken part in the world's largest community-based study designed to identify rare genes resistant to heart disease, strokes and diabetes. “Offering my patients the opportunity to participate in this research now means that we're likely to have access to more effective treatments for these diseases in the future.”
"10.02.2017 17:53:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk King George Hospital staff consider strike action after porter fired for allegedly stealing fried egg Staff at King George Hospital are considering striking after a hospital porter was sacked over allegedly stealing an egg sandwich worth £4. The father-of-three learned that he had been sacked on Tuesday at which point he broke down in tears.
"10.02.2017 16:53:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ditch the office and work from the pub on 'co-worker Tuesdays' in Wanstead Going down to the pub during working hours can now be classed as a legitimate pursuit thanks to co-working Tuesdays. Count us in
"10.02.2017 14:16:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man fined after dumping 'hissing' fridge freezer outside Newbury Park business A man who dumped an old fridge freezer which he claimed was “hissing” has been forced to shell out after pleading guilty to fly-tipping in court. He was caught on CCTV after dumping the freezer in the owner's private parking space.
"10.02.2017 13:35:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Diva drag queen Vinegar Strokes set to wow Redbridge residents tonight Roll out the red carpet and put on your best frock, there's a queen arriving in town! This will be fun.
"10.02.2017 07:24:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven-year ditch: Clayhall pub left to rot in rubbish Disgruntled residents are calling for action after a disused pub has been plagued by rats, flooding and fly–tipping for seven years. Do you remember the Doctor Johnson? What do you think it should be used for?
"09.02.2017 17:44:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Iain Duncan Smith calls for public's help for 'in danger' high street Iain Duncan Smith fears the loss of a busy high street's post office could spark a mass exodus of nearby businesses unless action is taken. “The last thing we want is for George Lane to become somewhere people are only passing through to get to the Tube when it has such charm itself.
"We need to protect it."
"09.02.2017 15:49:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Home invasion: Seven Kings couple tied up with 'electrical cord' and burgled in their house A couple in their 50s have been burgled after two men forced their way into their home and tied them up, reportedly with “electrical tape”. We have some shocking news to break to you this afternoon:
"09.02.2017 10:15:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hainault YouTuber NepentheZ ordered to pay £91,000 after admitting online gambling offences A YouTuber has been ordered to pay more than £90,000 in fines after he admitted helping to run an unlicensed website allowing people to bet on the outcome of video games. The judge described footage of a 12-year-old gambling on the website as "horrific".
"09.02.2017 09:11:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Police knew Ilford stabbing venue already had gang links Police officers had expressed concerns about a party venue's links to gang activity just days before a man was stabbed there in a huge melee. In a letter sent five days before Sunday's stabbing, a Redbridge Police officer wrote: "Recent intel has suggested this venue is starting to gain links with gang nominals”.
"08.02.2017 16:18:50" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's front page: Police - Venue of stabbing has gang links.
Pick up the paper for the full story.
"08.02.2017 11:16:14" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to the London Dungeon, remember to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"08.02.2017 11:05:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police divers searching for missing person in Wanstead Park ponds Police are searching for a missing person, who they believe could be in one of the ponds in Wanstead Park. We have some breaking news for you:
"08.02.2017 08:11:06" Good morning readers Niall here with your morning update. All lanes are now open on the A 12 eastern avenue after an earlier collision caused queues to build on approach. There are severe delays on the Piccadilly line due to an earlier signal failure. Get
"08.02.2017 07:35:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Angry parents berate councillors over proposed changes to transportation for children with special needs Parents of children with special educational needs confronted councillors at a tense cabinet meeting last night over proposed changes to their current transport system. What do you think of the proposed changes?
"07.02.2017 18:07:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Women in her 40s hit while crossing Woodford Avenue in Gants Hill A woman in her 40s has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing Woodford Avenue, in Gants Hill. She's now recovering in hospital.
"07.02.2017 16:37:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Avenue closed near Gants Hill roundabout due to 'man lying in road' Woodford Avenue has been closed southbound towards Gants Hill roundabout after a man in his 50s was found lying in the road and could not get up. Slightly odd one ...
"07.02.2017 11:35:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Up to 1,000 people involved in Ilford 'melee' before man found stabbed and gun fired Up to 1,000 people were at the party that ended with a man being stabbed and a gun being fired on Sunday, police have revealed. The victim, who contrary to earlier reports was stabbed and not shot, has now been discharged from hospital.
"07.02.2017 10:49:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Four car crash causes delays at Redbridge roundabout A collision between four cars is causing congestion at Redbridge roundabout this morning – despite all occupants avoiding serious injury. Delays at Redbridge roundabout
"07.02.2017 09:24:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge road closed as armed police respond to reports of a man with a gun A residential road was closed last night as armed police officers arrested two men while responding to reports of a man seen carrying a gun. If you had some trouble getting to or from Redbridge Tube station last night, this is why.
"07.02.2017 07:32:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Iain Duncan Smith urges residents to fight to save South Woodford Post Office Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has issued a rallying cry to residents to support a campaign to save a post office from closure. The MP described the proposed closure of the George Lane post office as a "blight" on the area "that will only serve to make residents' life more awkward and difficult".
"06.02.2017 12:02:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'I don't feel safe living here anymore': Ilford residents react to High Road shooting Residents living yards from where a 22-year-old man was shot and stabbed in a car this weekend have expressed their anger and shock at the brutal crime. “Everyone I've spoken to that lives nearby is angry. Something like that should never happen, and it's even worse that it's so close to the police station.”
"06.02.2017 10:16:15" Timeline Photos A Recorder reporter has spent the morning in High Road, talking to residents about yesterday's shooting. Full story online soon.
"06.02.2017 07:38:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fancy having milk delivered to your door? A 120-year-old dairy is moving into Redbridge Expect to see old-fashioned milk floats and glass bottles appearing in the borough soon. Now the company have found the “perfect” site on an industrial estate from where they will deliver milk, locally-roasted coffee, freshly baked bread, bacon and even dog food.
"05.02.2017 19:25:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Injured man found in Ilford had been 'shot and stabbed' An investigation has been launched by the Met's gang unit after a 22-year-old was shot in Ilford this morning. The 22-year-old remains in hospital with serious injuries.
"05.02.2017 13:29:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford town centre a 'war zone' after police find man, 22, with 'life changing injuries' Ilford High Road is closed today as detectives from London's gang crime unit investigate an incident involving a man found seriously injured in a car. London's anti-gang taskforce, Trident, are investigating.
"03.02.2017 18:21:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Paper review podcast: Ilford regeneration, alcohol crime in Havering and past lives in South Woodford. Reporters Beth Wyatt and Ellena Cruse joined Time FM's Steve Allen for this week's paper review. No room to open a paper on your commute? Listen to our podcast
"03.02.2017 17:34:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk A Roman, a daughter, a wife – a reporter's journey into her past life with Nicolas Aujula While reporter Ellena Cruse's body was locked in the board room, her soul went on a journey hundreds of years back in time in a past lives regression session. Afterwards she caught up with expert Nicolas Aujula who has helped thousands with his psychic Would you have a go?
"03.02.2017 15:20:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk RMT suspends upcoming Tube strikes The two Tube strikes planned from Sunday to Wednesday have been suspended, it has been announced. Good news!
"03.02.2017 14:34:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Brexit: Step-by-step guide to the UK leaving the EU The Recorder has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday. Some light Friday afternoon reading for you here.
"03.02.2017 13:48:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at a readers' surgery in South Woodford Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Got a story? Come and meet a reporter.
"03.02.2017 12:49:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wizards and witches gather in Ilford for Harry Potter Book Night By broomstick, portkey and even the flu network, children and reporter Ellena Cruse flocked to Redbridge Central Library as part of Harry Potter Book Night for a sorting ceremony, duelling club and magical quiz. Adorable.
"03.02.2017 11:15:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Jewish Youth Band 'overwhelmed' by Buckingham Palace performance A Jewish youth band performed at Buckingham Palace last week as they were honoured for their community work, at the Youth United Social Action Awards. What an honour! JLGB
"03.02.2017 08:41:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Trump travel ban is 'downright dangerous to equality', says Wanstead head of Muslim Council The head of the Muslim Council of Britain, who lives in the borough, has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to condemn President Donald Trump's 'travel ban' in no… What do you think? Have you, or anyone you know, been affected?
"03.02.2017 07:03:44" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge charities claim official figure of homelessness is 'just the tip of the iceberg' There are 60 rough sleepers in Redbridge, the eighth highest figure in the country according to government statistics. Charities got together on Tuesday to highlight their work with the homeless.
"02.02.2017 18:36:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can you get 100% in our tricky Ilford town centre quiz? With big plans for Ilford's future hitting the headlines this week, how much do you know about the town's past? Just how good is your knowledge of Ilford?
"02.02.2017 17:59:31" theneweuropean.co.uk WIN a fantastic 5 day holiday for 2 to Iceland worth over £1100! The New European and Newmarket Holidays are offering one lucky competition entrant the chance to discover the wonders of Iceland with a prize worth over £1100! Fancy a free trip abroad?
"02.02.2017 15:58:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Injured pet tortoise discovered in Barkingside garden Anyone missing their pet tortoise? That's what the RSCPA wants to know after officers discovered a stray in a Barkingside garden. Anyone lost a beloved pet tortoise recently?
"02.02.2017 13:24:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Ahhhhhhhh!' Clayhall pupils sing and sign for deaf charity Youngsters hit the high note yesterday as they raised money by signing and singing for a vital charity. Adorable
"02.02.2017 13:16:28" Timeline Photos Make sure you pick up today's Ilford Recorder to collect vouchers for a holiday that can cost just £10pp!
"02.02.2017 12:10:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk See how much house prices near Crossrail stations in Redbridge have increased Prices for houses in Redbridge near Crossrail stations have rocketed by more than 40 per cent in the last five years. “Prices near many Crossrail locations are still forecast to keep rising."
"02.02.2017 09:48:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Van colliding with barrier causes traffic on A406 at Redbridge Roundabout There are heavy delays on the A406 between Redbridge Roundabout and the Ilford flyover after two lanes were blocked this morning when a van hit a barrier. Some bad news for A406 drivers this morning.
"02.02.2017 08:20:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents evacuated during fire in Goodmayes Residents were evacuated from a smoke-filled flat by firefighters tackling a blaze late last night. If you were caught up in the disruption in Goodmayes last night, this is why.
"02.02.2017 07:24:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hopes for university in Ilford as regeneration of town centre kickstarts Redbridge Council is hoping to attract a university to Ilford town centre as part of the regeneration with Crossrail, it can be revealed. "We want to put Ilford back on the map.
“We want jobs for our local people, new businesses, restaurants and more.”
"01.02.2017 17:25:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mystery over man found critically injured in Epping Forest continues Detectives are exploring all avenues after a critically-injured 45-year-old man was discovered in Epping Forest last week. The man is still in critical condition.
"01.02.2017 17:01:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk From investment banker to chick–lit writer: Woodford Green author pens first novel after death of her mother After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Rachael Featherstone quit her job to spend time with her and started writing. She tells Ellena Cruse about her debut novel and the death of her mum. From council estate to Oxford graduate. Former Trinity head girl releases debut book
"01.02.2017 16:05:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk PICTURES: Police find 500 cannabis plants in Ilford raid Investigations are continuing after a police raid at an address in Ilford led to the discovery of more than 500 plants. Wow.
"01.02.2017 13:15:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Guess who's back? Brick bandits strike again in Seven Kings The latest victim of a group of brick thieves says that public safety will be compromised unless more is done to stop them. They took some time off over Christmas, but it appears the brick thieves who tormented Seven Kings and Goodmayes last year have returned.
"01.02.2017 13:00:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford North MP welcomes new law that corrects historic injustices against gay people Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has welcomed a change in legislation that posthumously pardons thousands of gay and bisexual men for decades old sexual offences in England and Wales. “It is remarkable to think that within living memory people could be prosecuted because of who they are or who they love."
"01.02.2017 11:16:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Central line only ran full capacity in December on two days The Central line ran with a full fleet of trains for only two days in December – neither of which were busy weekdays. Surprise, surprise ...
"01.02.2017 07:59:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Oh Crumbs! Redbridge council spent £10,000 on biscuits and tea Redbridge Council has spent more than £10,000 on biscuits and tea in the last year, despite recently launching a healthy eating drive. Is this taking the biscuit?
"01.02.2017 07:52:56" Morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There is congestion between South Woodford and Redbridge Roundabout but a good service on the TfL tube and rail network. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"31.01.2017 14:40:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Ilford is open for business' says Redbridge Council leader at manifesto launch for town centre Ahead of Crossrail coming to Ilford in 2019, business leaders, councillors, residents and community figures met for the launch of the Ilford Manifesto last night. “Ilford is one of the most exciting regeneration projects."
"31.01.2017 10:40:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Once-in-a-lifetime' lottery grant to preserve Hainault Forest Country Park for future generations An ancient forest in Redbridge that was used as medieval royal hunting ground by Henry I has been given a huge grant to ensure it remains open for future generations. “It's a very exciting project that draws its inspiration from the rich history of the area.”
"31.01.2017 10:01:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford North MP Wes Streeting warns of consequences of NHS pay cap The current crisis facing the NHS 'will only get worse' if the government doesn't scrap its one per cent (pc) cap on staff pay says Ilford North MP Wes Streeting. "Unless we can attain or receive good staff things will get worse - restraining pay for staff is self defeating."
"31.01.2017 08:24:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Watch: The moment Ilford South MP Mike Gapes brands the prime minister 'Theresa the appeaser' in Parliament Veteran Ilford South MP has branded prime minister Theresa May “Theresa the appeaser” over her approach to newly elected American president Donald Trump. See the moment veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes brands the prime minister "Theresa the appeaser" in the House of Commons yesterday over her close relationship with Donald Trump.
"31.01.2017 07:25:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Have you been affected by the Trump travel ban? Are you from Redbridge? Have you been affected by Donald Trump's travel ban? If so we want to hear from you and we will try and help you. Have you been affected by President Trump's Executive Order?
"30.01.2017 17:46:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford North MP Wes Streeting tables single market amendment to article 50 Brexit bill Ilford North MP Wes Streeting today tabled an amendment to the parliamentary bill that would take the UK out of the EU and out of the single market. "We are going to leave the European Union. However, that doesn't mean we as MPs can't make sure the UK has the best possible trade relationship with the EU when we do."
"30.01.2017 16:42:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tube strike: TSSA suspends planned action but walkout will still go ahead One of the unions planning strikes on two days next week has suspended its action, however the twin walkouts will still go ahead. The latest update on next week's Tube strike:
"30.01.2017 16:01:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead woman praised by Prime Minister Theresa May for inspiring young people A barrister has been honoured by the Prime Minister for her tireless work to close the diversity gap. “I know how important it is to have role models in order to inspire you.”
"30.01.2017 14:57:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Stabbing victim hospitalised after attack at Newbury Park supermarket A 47-year-old man was rushed to hospital on Saturday evening after being stabbed in the neck in the car park of a busy supermarket. We have an update for you regarding the Newbury Park stabbing on Saturday night.
"30.01.2017 12:59:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Stabbing victim hospitalised after attack at Newbury Park supermarket A person was rushed to hospital on Saturday evening after being stabbed in the car park of a busy supermarket. "There were at least five paramedic cars with all their equipment out on the floor like they'd been trying to save someone's life."
"30.01.2017 12:08:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Burns Night: Haggis, tatties and bagpipes mark celebration of Scotland's bard in Redbridge A congregation dug out their their best tartan on Saturday night as they celebrated Burns night. Haggis, neeps and tatties were on the menu on Saturday night.
"30.01.2017 10:06:24" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Broken down lorry at Redbridge Roundabout causing A12 travel woes Drivers are facing long delays after a lorry broke down at Redbridge Roundabout, leaving one lane closed. Oh dear.
"30.01.2017 07:34:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk A behind-the-scenes look at what will soon be Redbridge's nearest emergency department Last week, the Recorder received a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the A&Es run by the trust responsible for Redbridge's healthcare services. “A lot has been made about how busy the NHS has been this month, and the truth is there are just more sick people than ever before.”
"27.01.2017 16:37:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for information after man discovered in 'critical condition' in Snaresbrook car park Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after an unresponsive man, 45, was found in a Snaresbrook car park yesterday. An update on yesterday's story, police are now appealing for information.
"27.01.2017 15:18:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two more Tube strikes announced London Underground workers are to stage two fresh strikes in a row over jobs and Tube ticket office closures, threatening more travel disruption. We have some breaking news for you:
"27.01.2017 09:58:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk No winners in Woodford Bridge stabbing which destroyed two lives Just over a year on from that fateful night when Charlie Kutyauripo was stabbed to death, his family finally have justice. "At the time the 16-year-old's death – the first fatal stabbing in London, in 2016 – caused shockwaves beyond Redbridge and became national news."
"27.01.2017 09:38:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Barkingside veteran, 97, awarded France's highest military honour for Second World War bravery A 97-year-old is to receive France's highest award for military and civil merits at a prestigious ceremony in central London on Tuesday. “We covered every continent, every sea, under the sea and the skies all over the world. That is what the war was like.”
"26.01.2017 17:06:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Snaresbrook car park taped off by police as injured person is taken to hospital Residents have reported seeing police at the scene and London Ambulance Service say that one person has been taken to hospital “as a priority”. One eyewitness said “It must be something serious as the car park and surrounding area has been taped off.”
"26.01.2017 14:45:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge bikers hit out at 'deathtrap' A12 A number of motorcyclists have hit out at safety measures on the A12 after a man died in a collision earlier this month. “It's a real shame that, despite more done to try and make people 'think bike' these accidents are still coming thick and fast."
"26.01.2017 12:15:30" Timeline Photos Today's front page: Tributes to Jamal Ahmed who died in the horror crash on Green Lane on Sunday. Jamal had just been given his permanent residency after coming to the UK ten years ago as a child refugee from Afghanistan.
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"26.01.2017 12:02:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 80 per cent of street lights are dimmed in Redbridge After the glitz of Christmas, January can seem comparatively bleak, however new research suggests that the dark winter evenings can be attributed to more than post–festive blues. Have you noticed the difference? Out of 20,965 street lights in the borough, 16,772 are dimmed
"26.01.2017 10:08:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Rush hour commuters left stranded outside Ilford station as Central line hit by strike action Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action. One resident said workers have "good reason to strike" whilst another said it was a "strike by people who get paid more than I do for working less hours."
"26.01.2017 09:17:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Rush hour commuters left stranded outside Ilford station as Central line hit by strike action Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action. Heads up for commuters today.
"26.01.2017 07:45:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk GPs working longer hours 'is wrong' says British Medical Association union rep for Redbridge A doctors' union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer. “GPs are working more than what they should do and the number of GPs at present cannot do any more.”
"25.01.2017 18:37:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge to have no Tube service during Central line drivers' strike There will be no Central line service in Redbridge tomorrow as a strike by London Underground drivers begins at 9pm tonight. An important reminder that tomorrow there will be no Tube services in Redbridge.
"25.01.2017 15:55:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk King George Hospital A&E's overnight closure plans cancelled Plans to close King George Hospital's A&E over night later this year have been cancelled, but the department is still on track to be permanently closed by 2019. A short-term victory, but the A&E is still set to close permanently by 2019.
"25.01.2017 12:57:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings teenager jailed for 14 years for Woodford Bridge stabbing The 17-year-old who stabbed his former friend Charlie Kutyauripo to death last January can now be named as Aaron Gaiete, after a judge lifted reporting restrictions. Charlie's mother said: "“We are crushed, hurt, torn beyond description."
"25.01.2017 11:42:44" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Classic Car Show at ExCel, remember to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"25.01.2017 07:24:16" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Inspectors blast 'disrespectful and indecent' conditions in Snaresbrook Crown Court cells Inspectors have raised grave concerns over cell conditions at Snaresbrook Crown Court. "Disrespectful and indecent" and covered in racist graffiti.
"24.01.2017 16:26:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge doctor's union says government is wrong to force longer opening hours A doctor's union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer. Should more appointments be offered on weekends?
"24.01.2017 13:56:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk All Central line services in Redbridge cancelled on Thursday during Hainault depot staff strike There will be no Central line services in Redbridge on Thursday after RMT union members working at the Hainault depot voted to support a 24 hour strike. Terrible news for the borough's commuters.
"24.01.2017 13:56:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge postcodes top the list for burglary claims across the UK Parts of Redbridge have the highest burglary rates in the entire country, according to an annual survey of insurance claims. Uh oh ...
"24.01.2017 11:58:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford crash: Friends pay tribute to Green Lane horror crash victim Jamal Ahmed The 22-year-old man who died in the Green Lane car crash had recently gained permanent residency after fleeing Afghanistan as a child. Friends have paid tribute to "funny, cricket-loving" Jamal, who died on Sunday.
"24.01.2017 07:53:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pakistani diplomat claims brutal metal pipe attack in his Clayhall home was politically motivated A Pakistani diplomat has revealed the horrifying ordeal he and his family were put through when intruders broke into his house and beat him. 'If they hadn't been interrupted they would have killed me.'
"23.01.2017 13:20:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours shock after Green Lane horror crash in Seven Kings A doctor says a fatal car crash in the early hours of Sunday morning sounded like a “thunderstorm” from across the street. “It was awful. It sounded like a thunderstorm, it was so loud.”
"23.01.2017 13:20:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Exciting new exhibition explores 400 years of fashion in Redbridge Suits with ties, shimmering saris, and a sneaky pair of boxers peeking out of low slung jeans are just a few of the garments on display when you walk down Ilford High Road. What clothes do you wear walking down the high street?
"23.01.2017 08:52:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge councillors debate changes that 'bring the borough into the 21st century' Changes to the way Redbridge Council does business have been described as a barrier to public engagement, by opposition councillors. What do you think? http://bit.ly/2jS613N
"22.01.2017 19:30:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fatal crash in Ilford after car collides with tree A man in his early 20s has died in hospital after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in the early hours of this morning. Some sad news tonight. A man died in the early hours of this morning after his car collided with a tree in Green Lane.
"21.01.2017 20:21:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Watching Taboo tonight? See where Tom Hardy filmed in Wanstead A 17th-century church in Wanstead recently became the backdrop to scandal, as a man returned from the dead, evoking shock – and dismay – from some members of the congregation.
"20.01.2017 17:47:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Kutyauripo stabbing: Brother tells murderer 'I feel sorry for you' The older brother of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death by his former friend, has said he “feels sorry” for the killer. He said the family now has "peace".
"20.01.2017 14:55:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Kutyauripo stabbing: Teen found guilty of murdering former friend at Woodford Bridge party A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party in Woodford Bridge, just over a year after the incident. Over a year after his death, Charlie's family have finally got justice.
"20.01.2017 13:16:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Michelle Keegan on Tina & Bobby: Playing Tina felt like fate When England won the World Cup in July 1966, Chigwell resident Bobby Moore became a national hero. 'It was really daunting (meeting Tina), I'd seen pictures of her and had done some research but as soon as I saw her I thought 'oh my God, it's Tina Moore.'
"20.01.2017 10:17:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead sixth form students to protest 'racist, sexist billionaire' Trump today Pupils from Wanstead High School will be protesting against the inaguration of President Donald Trump, at 4pm on George Green today. “On Friday a racist, sexist billionaire is set to assume the status of the most powerful individual on the planet."
"20.01.2017 08:00:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police launch appeal for information after Clayhall man assaulted in his own home Police are appealing for information after a man was brutally beaten in his own home earlier this month. Can you help?
"20.01.2017 07:37:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge sports centre parking charges plan sparks outrage A sports centre which sees thousands of residents walk through its doors each week will begin charging visitors to park on site. “It's fair enough they need to make revenue but there are better ways – such as a barrier at the front. It will have a knock-on effect and they should have considered talking to us first.”
"19.01.2017 18:47:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford South MP Mike Gapes won't back Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit strategy Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes will not vote to trigger article 50 and commence Brexit negotiations, regardless of Jeremy Corbyn's wishes. “I will be voting with Britain's best economic interests at heart and in the best interest of my constituents, the majority of whom voted to remain in the European Union.”
"19.01.2017 17:12:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Parents reassured over Redbridge primary school intruder who 'claimed to be on work experience' Redbridge Council has moved to reassure parents after a number of intruder alerts in schools. One one occasion, it was discovered that the young woman had entered the nursery where she was challenged by staff members as she was not wearing a visitor's badge.
"19.01.2017 16:54:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Share your stories with a reporter at our community surgery in Wanstead Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Our weekly readers' surgeries are back! If you've got a story you'd like to share with the people of Redbridge, head down to Wanstead High Street tomorrow morning.
"19.01.2017 15:56:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sikh charity on the streets of Ilford helping to feed those most in need Volunteers opened their hearts to the homeless on Tuesday night as they handed out new shoes alongside their weekly free meal. The charity gave out 80 pairs of new shoes alongside a hot meal. Sikh Empowerment Voluntary Association - SEVA
"19.01.2017 12:03:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: Huge difference in life expectancy between north and south of Redbridge Residents living in the south of the borough will on average die six years earlier than those living in the north. Where do you live?
"19.01.2017 07:43:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chicken shop crackdown – Redbridge Council to ban takeaways near schools In a bid to tackle high levels of obesity in the borough, Redbridge Council chiefs will ban chicken shops opening within 400metres of the borough's schools. Is this the best way to tackle obesity?
"19.01.2017 07:34:45" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your traffic update. There is mild congestion on the A12 in Chadwell Heath and the A406 westbound in Woodford, delays on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines but a good service on the rest of the TfL
"18.01.2017 17:08:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk NHS 'crisis' due to a 'change in culture' says Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith The NHS “crisis” is being caused because patients are going to A&E for ailments that would have been treated by a GP 20 years ago, Iain Duncan Smith has said. “The pressures are greater, 20 years ago a lot of the things people go to A&E for now, they wouldn't have.”
"18.01.2017 15:48:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead drug smuggler who tried to bring £2m of pink cocaine into UK jailed for 16 years A drug smuggler who attempted to bring £2million of cocaine into the UK by dyeing it pink has been jailed for 16 years. An ingenious way to try to smuggle drugs into the country, but still not enough to fool the authorities.
"18.01.2017 15:21:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Get involved: Help name new Goodmayes fruit orchard People are being encouraged to help name a new orchard that was planted in an under used section of a park on Saturday. What do you think about The Pip Stop as a name for the new orchard? It's leading the way! Have your say, take our poll!
"18.01.2017 12:58:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Get involved: Help name new Goodmayes fruit orchard People are being encouraged to help name a new orchard that was planted in an under used section of a park on Saturday. Help the Recorder choose a name for the new fruit orchard in our poll.
"18.01.2017 12:58:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Get involved: Help name new Goodmayes fruit orchard People are being encouraged to help name a new orchard that was planted in an under used section of a park on Saturday. Help name the new orchard. Take our poll
"18.01.2017 11:35:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Despite 'unacceptable' care, mental health trust not at fault for Clayhall man's suicide, says coroner Despite “unacceptable” care by Redbridge's mental health services for a 24-year-old who committed suicide, a coroner has ruled the trust could not have prevented his death. The coroner branded it an “unacceptable situation”, but recognised “paranoid schizophrenia being so impulsive and unpredictable, it is hard to suggest the trust did anything wrong”.
"18.01.2017 10:01:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigning Woodford Green nurse celebrates as petition reaches 100,000 signatures A petition campaigning against the government's one per cent pay rise cap has reached more than 100,000 signatures, the level at which Parliament can debate it. The petition will be debated in the House of Commons at the end of the month.
"18.01.2017 07:42:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: Why there were so many delays on the Central line in 2016 The delays which have afflicted the Central line for the last year have been partly caused by two major maintenance works – both coincidentally occurring in 2016. “I would love to be able to tell you in advance this train is delayed, but often we are working on the trains over night and it gets to the point too late when I find out we cannot use the trains.”
"17.01.2017 16:37:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Theresa May's Brexit speech divides Redbridge MPs The prime minister's speech on how to leave the European Union (EU) has divided the borough's MPs, as she indicated she would pursue a “hard” Brexit. What do you think?
"17.01.2017 11:37:40" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to The London Cruise Show at Olympia next month, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday) The Cruise Show
"17.01.2017 10:15:28" Parking charges, are being introduced at Redbridge sports centre, which will be in operation seven days a week. Do you think this will tackle commuters parking at the site? Or do you think it is an obstacle to people on low income? Or not help the obesity
"17.01.2017 08:10:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Please crackdown on fly-tippers', plead South Woodford residents The council was put under pressure yesterday afternoon as residents pushed for further enforcement against fly-tippers in the borough. Residents complained of an “incredible increase” in the amount of rubbish routinely being dumped in South Woodford.
"16.01.2017 16:54:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge gets wave of extra police officers 'to make streets and communities safer' Redbridge is set to benefit from an influx of new police officers thanks to the Metropolitan Police and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Two Ilford wards, Loxford and Valentines, will have six dedicated Pcs once the changes come into effect.
"16.01.2017 13:56:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Former Miss Essex model from Ilford fulfils dream of starting glamorous clothing business A few weeks into a new year usually sees broken resolutions but one model from Ilford has made sure her's is starting with success. She wanted to create glamorous evening wear, which is affordable.
"16.01.2017 07:37:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tom Wilson Memorial Fund given official charity status A fund dedicated to raising awareness of organ donation after a hockey player died following a “freak accident” in Chigwell, has gained official charity status. The fund has raised more than £20,000 since Tom's death last year.
"13.01.2017 18:21:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings teen fined for 'nearly crashing' Ford tipper truck into a police car A Seven Kings teenager, who drove a tipper truck erratically and “nearly crashed” into a police car, was fined at court today. He said he was driving it to Sainsbury's.
"13.01.2017 17:00:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk TfL Rail was the 'best performing rail operator in the UK' in November and December TfL Rail has been the best rail operator in the country over the past two months, according to a top Crossrail official. Do you agree?
"13.01.2017 12:18:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a Ilford Recorder reporter today in Ilford Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? This is happening this afternoon...
"13.01.2017 07:06:19" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk New year, new Niall: Ilford reporter is not giving up resolutions without a fight Ding ding ding, week two of my resolutions challenge is well under way and I'm pleased to report I haven't strayed from either of my pledges so far. Check out how Recorder reporter Niall is getting on with his pledge to give up smoking and start boxing.
"12.01.2017 18:16:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Engineer from Ilford takes part in Channel 4's new TV show Spies He may look familiar to you (either from the TV or from practising his surveillance moves by Gants Hill roundabout) but Khan, Rohan Khan is a man of many faces. Do you think you have the skills to be a spy? Watch Channel 4 at 9pm to see how Rohan from Ilford got on
"12.01.2017 17:07:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New free secondary school in Redbridge hopes to be granted permission this year A new free secondary school with a sixth form hopes to open in September 2019, subject to receiving permission from the government later this year. What do you think?
"12.01.2017 15:31:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford brothers ordered to pay more than £9,000 after Wanstead and Newbury Park fly tips Two brothers have been left with a bill for more than £9,000 after admitting three large fly tips last year at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday. “When businesses cut corners like this they often think they are saving themselves money but a total bill from the court for £9207.52 clearly proves otherwise."
"12.01.2017 13:15:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Could you beat the Eggheads? Try our quiz to find out A Redbridge table-tennis team proved their quizzing ability last night after they appeared on the hit BBC Two show Eggheads. A table tennis team from Redbridge challenged the Eggheads last night. Find out how they did and see if you could beat the quizmasters.
"12.01.2017 11:14:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Do you want more people to die?' – Residents' and councillors' anger at TfL over Charlie Brown's safety measures Passionate residents and councillors last night pleaded with Transport for London (TfL) to bring in crossings at Charlie Brown's roundabout before 2018. “It's only a matter of time before another innocent life is claimed. It's taking your life in your own hands crossing there.”
"12.01.2017 10:09:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green MP Ian Duncan Smith vows to fight Post Office closure Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith has pledged to oppose plans to close a much-loved Post Office. “We have already lost too many Post Offices.”
"12.01.2017 07:28:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Thousands back petition to extradite Ilford dad who could face death penalty A mother – whose son could face the death penalty in the UAE despite being acquitted of his offence – has called for support to bring him home. A mum is petitioning Theresa May to bring her son home from Abu Dhabi.
"11.01.2017 17:25:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Public pressure forces Redbridge Council to change Wanstead parking scheme Redbridge Council has “substantially” changed controversial parking plans in Wanstead, following pressure from residents, the Recorder can reveal. What do you think?
"11.01.2017 17:21:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Public pressure forces Redbridge Council to change Wanstead parking scheme Redbridge Council has “substantially” changed controversial parking plans in Wanstead, following pressure from residents, the Recorder can reveal. The Recorder can exclusively reveal that, after much public outcry, the council has made some big changes to plans to introduce pay and display parking in Wanstead.
"11.01.2017 16:33:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Missed cancer target puts funding for Redbridge's hospital trust at risk Important funding for the trust that runs Redbridge's healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times. Sarah Tedford, chief operating officer, said that the trust have a "robust recovery plan".
"11.01.2017 15:48:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fears pay and display tickets may be the 'death of Wanstead High Street' Wanstead residents and activists have rallied against plans for pay and display parking, saying it will be the “death of the High Street”. One activist said the signs were like “a red rag to a bull” for campaigners.
"11.01.2017 11:58:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police hunt hat pinching mugger who left victim bruised in Gants Hill robbery Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. Can you help?
"11.01.2017 07:56:55" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Amy Winehouse's table tennis playing cousins to appear on Eggheads tonight A brother and sister are hoping to prove they have all the right answers by taking on a team of expert quizmasters. Will you be watching? Best of luck to Top Spinners!
"10.01.2017 16:52:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Swing style fitness class featured on BBC Dragons' Den debuts in South Woodford An innovative style of cardio fitness featured on BBC Two's Dragon' Den made its exclusive debut in the borough last weekend. Are you ready to dust off those dancing shoes?
"10.01.2017 15:27:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Primary school applications deadline in Redbridge looms The primary school admissions deadline is fast approaching so here's a gentle reminder on how to apply. Don't forget!
"10.01.2017 15:08:34" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to The National Wedding Show at London Olympia, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday). Good luck!
"10.01.2017 14:19:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge health expert says NHS's four-hour A&E target must remain The chief executive of Redbridge Healthwatch has said A&E departments must keep their four hour target for treating patients, amidst claims of an NHS “crisis”. Have you had to visit A&E recently? How was your experience?
"10.01.2017 12:35:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Unfair and inappropriate' or 'bringing Redbridge into the 21st century'? Governance review splits councillors Controversial changes to the way Redbridge Council does business have been watered down after a tense meeting last night, but are still likely to become a reality. Councillors, officers and members of the public all squeezed into a busy committee room last night to have their say on a proposed radical overhaul of Redbridge Council's working practices.
"10.01.2017 11:01:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk A12 reopens after earlier fatal motorbike crash near Redbridge Roundabout The A12 has now been reopened after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision near Redbridge Roundabout at 7am. All lanes on the A12 are now open after a fatal collision near Redbridge Roundabout earlier this morning.
"10.01.2017 08:20:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk We have a sad update for you regarding the A12 closure at Redbridge Roundabout this morning. A motorcyclist has died in an accident. The A12 is still closed.
"10.01.2017 07:52:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Lane closed on A12 at Redbridge Roundabout due to 'medical emergency' The A12 into London was closed briefly this morning as police responded to a 'medical emergency'. Police have yet to confirm the precise nature of the incident.
"10.01.2017 07:17:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green man admits punching police officer outside Gants Hill nightclub on Christmas Day A man who punched a policeman twice while drunkenly trying to walk through a crime scene with cocaine and cannabis has been handed a one-month curfew. Drunkenly trying to walk through a police cordon with both cocaine and cannabis in your pockets is never going to end well.
"09.01.2017 18:25:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Draconian' local government changes could reduce public power, say opposition councillors Proposals that would radically change the structure of Redbridge Council have been branded “miserable” and “draconian” by members of the opposition. What do you think?
"09.01.2017 17:09:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can you pass our Redbridge citizenship test? The mayor is giving out citizenship awards this week and the Recorder has made up our own light-hearted “Redbridge citizenship test”. Why not see how well you get on? Can you get 15/15?
"09.01.2017 14:18:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Henley Road resident wakes up to a 'thunderstorm' after car crashes into front wall An Ilford resident is cursing his bad luck after a car ploughed into his front wall in the early hours of this morning - and it's not the first time its happened. Oh dear.
"09.01.2017 11:21:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tube strike: Huge crowds at Ilford station, Wanstead station closed The Tube strike has caused chaos for commuters across Redbridge, as travellers were stopped from entering Ilford station due to overcrowding. What do you think of the Tube strike? Email email@example.com
"09.01.2017 10:43:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue hold inaugural Shabbat Members of Woodford Liberal Synagogue and Bet Tikvah Synagogue officially become the East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue on New Year's Day. Yasher koach!
"07.01.2017 12:26:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Last ditch Tube strike talks held today Last ditch talks aimed at averting a strike by London Underground workers will be held today, with little sign of the action being called off. Tomorrow's walk out still looks likely.
"06.01.2017 16:36:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge women's rights campaigner blasts BBC for 'The Real Housewives of Isis' sketch A sketch on a BBC comedy depicting the lives of four women who are married to Islamic State fighters has been described as “insensitive”, by a Muslim women's activist. Have you seen it? What do you think?
"06.01.2017 15:23:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge residents will be given help to escape the 'poverty trap' More than 260 people on a low income in Redbridge will be supported to escape the “poverty trap”. The scheme is focused on parents.
"06.01.2017 11:22:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Sikhs celebrate Guru Gobind Singh's 350th birthday anniversary Birthday celebrations for the tenth Sikh guru were underway yesterday with prayers, readings and hymns planned. Happy Gurpurab to everyone celebrating yesterday.
"06.01.2017 11:00:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Billowing smoke seen coming out of Gants Hill Tesco Express Plumes of smoke” could be seen wisping out of the Tesco Express in Gants Hill this morning. Good news, Tesco has reopened.
"06.01.2017 07:28:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New year, new Niall: Ilford reporter's resolution challenge gets underway We all know new year resolutions rarely last longer than a couple weeks but this year I'm determined to stick to my goals and I hope it can help you do the same. Need some resolution motivation? Reporter Niall stubbed out his smokes and jumped in the ring for New Year. Take a look at how he is getting on.
"05.01.2017 17:11:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man arrested after claiming he stabbed someone in Ilford Lane A man has been arrested after an alleged stabbing in Ilford Lane this afternoon. He went to Ilford police station and claimed he had stabbed someone.
"05.01.2017 16:44:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Teenager shot in the head with a BB gun while travelling to Ilford on a bus Detectives are appealing for information after an 18-year-old male was shot in the head with a BB gun on a bus. Do you recognize the suspect?
"05.01.2017 14:12:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bungling burglars' attempted break-in caught on CCTV in Goodmayes Police are appealing for information after two burglars attempted to break into a property in the early hours of yesterday. Family's CCTV captures an attempted break-in at their home in Goodmayes
"05.01.2017 10:40:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Controversial plans to charge for garden waste collection debated at meeting Councillors were split while discussing plans to begin charging residents for the collection of their garden waste at Redbridge Town Hall last night. “I'm concerned that as a result of this proposal our recycling rates will go from appalling to abysmal.”
"05.01.2017 09:38:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Babies born on New Year's day in Redbridge While many residents in the borough were ringing in 2017 with a few drinks or a takeaway in front of the TV, nearly a dozen women were in labour getting ready to welcome a new addition into their families. Awwww 11 little ones were born on New Years day
"05.01.2017 08:15:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on A406 between Ilford and Woodford after earlier accident There are severe delays on the A406 because of an earlier accident. Traffic is now backing up to Crooked Billet in Walthamstow.
"05.01.2017 07:46:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds back petition to save shop at Ilford station amid Crossrail upgrade Hundreds of residents have signed a petition to try to save a cobblers which has traded in Ilford Station for nearly 25 years. Supporters have called the shoe repair shop “part of Ilford's DNA”.
"04.01.2017 17:24:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Clayhall man jailed for smuggling drugs disguised as papaya and yams A man from Clayhall has been jailed for importing almost 65kg of cocaine and cannabis in the UK disguised as papaya pieces and fake yams. Crack cocaine was hidden in bags of mixed fruit
"04.01.2017 15:31:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford charity may take over dilapidated empty building to help homeless population Ilford Salvation Army hopes to take over a run-down building in the centre of Ilford for a pioneering project to help the homeless. The building, which has been empty since 2010, could be used to give homeless people a job and a place to sleep.
"04.01.2017 13:18:51" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"04.01.2017 13:11:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Google officially reveals Ilford's most prevalent smell The prevailing scent in Ilford has been revealed, and apparently the town mainly smells like chicken. It could be worse, at least we don't smell as bad as Plaistow.
"04.01.2017 09:56:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Year Honours: Wanstead cricket coach honoured for empowering girls A British-Pakistani woman has been honoured for her tireless work as a volunteer cricket coach. Congratulations Saba!
"04.01.2017 07:39:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Council to discuss contentious garden waste charges at extraordinary meeting tonight Controversial plans to charge residents for the collection of garden waste are to be discussed by councillors at an extraordinary meeting tonight. A councillor has claimed the proposed charges would save the council £2m in the long run.
"03.01.2017 18:53:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Eddie Frost: Tributes paid to Hainault Forest Golf Club's former pro golfer Family, friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to a well respected professional golfer who died yesterday. “He was such a gentle man I don't know anyone that hasn't had a good word about him. I've lost a good friend, an extremely good friend, my wife and I are sad he's passed.”
"03.01.2017 12:44:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk How to recycle your Christmas tree in Redbridge As the festive season draws to a close, Redbridge Council will pick up trees between January 2 and 13. Useful information if you need to get rid of one...
"03.01.2017 11:13:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Drivers walk away from Goodmayes three-car collision with no injuries on New Year's Day Nobody was injured in a three-car collision in the early hours of New Year's Day in Goodmayes. The crash occurred just before 1am on New Year's Day.
"03.01.2017 07:30:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge rotarians brave the rain to join in New Year's Day parade festivities Representatives of one of the borough's most hard-working charity groups were thrilled to join London's New Year's Day parade over the weekend. Rotarians headed out on Sunday to highlight the club's Purple4Polio campaign.
"30.12.2016 08:01:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford business leader looks ahead to a prosperous 2017 There are plenty of things for the borough's businesses to be excited about as 2017 kicks off. “It's going to be a really exciting year for Ilford."
"29.12.2016 10:43:18" Driver attempts to ram police car after A12 chase WATCH: The dramatic moment a driver tries to ram a police car after a short chase on the A12 in Gants Hill. Read the full story here: bit.ly/2ituIzR
"29.12.2016 08:06:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses after two men stabbed outside Gants Hill nightclub on Christmas morning Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed during a fight outside a night club in the early hours of Christmas Day. Two men in their 30s spent Christmas in hospital as a result of their wounds. Can you help the police?
"29.12.2016 07:31:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Questions raised over cost of Redbridge Council's ongoing restructure Redbridge's opposition leader has raised concerns about the cost of the council's senior management restructure, ahead of more redundancies in the new year. Some strong words from the leader of Redbridge Council's opposition.
"28.12.2016 07:25:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk King George Hospital's NHS trust spends £47 an hour on agency staff ... and misses government targets The NHS trust which serves Redbridge is forking out up to £47 an hour for agency staff, and failing to meet government pay targets for locum doctors. The information has been brought to life thanks to a Recorder Freedom of Information request.
"23.12.2016 16:57:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sikh charity SEVA 'banned' from feeding homeless at Seven Kings gurdwara A Sikh charity, which uses the Seven Kings gurdwara to give out food to homeless people, claims it has been banned by the temple's executive committee. “We like to work with other faiths but they don't support that. We couldn't work under that.”
"23.12.2016 15:52:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Lifeline' for disabled young people has funding cut by Redbridge Council Parents fear disabled youngsters will lose access to a “lifeline” after Redbridge Council suddenly cut funding to a vital project days before Christmas. Parents of disabled youngsters fear loss of 'lifeline'
"23.12.2016 13:46:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Brave Olivia, 8, from Woodford Green, given equipment to help her walk in time for Christmas An eight-year-old girl, who suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition, has been given a life changing early Christmas present – a new walker. This is a story that will warm your heart before Christmas:
"23.12.2016 11:47:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Snaresbrook football coach's story immortalised in comic strip A football coach who runs a local soccer school for toddlers has been commemorated with his very own personalised comic strip by the Premier League. A football coach who works in Snaresbrook has been nominated as the first Premier League Kicks Hero.
"23.12.2016 07:54:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Former Gants Hill 'brothel' denied massage licence due to 'links to sex industry' A sauna, which was previously used as a “brothel” according to police, has been denied a massage licence by Redbridge Council. 'Brothel' denied massage licence due to sex industry links
"23.12.2016 07:48:27" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update; A broken down lorry causes delays on M11 Redbridge exit slip road, severe delays on District Line, minor on Circle and a good service on the rest of the TfL tube and rail
"22.12.2016 15:18:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours rally round after thug's armed rampage in Goodmayes Residents have rallied around a widowed grandad, 89, who was held hostage by an armed thug and had cash stolen. 'It wasn't brave, I just had to help'.
"22.12.2016 14:53:58" newhamrecorder.co.uk Christmas Eve drivers' strike on Central line announced Tube users face Christmas travel chaos following the last-minute announcement of a strike on the Central line. Hopefully people have done their Christmas shopping already ...
"22.12.2016 07:21:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Brave Goodmayes grandad fights off 'acid attack' A 89-year-old widower fought off an attack from a burglar armed with a screwdriver and noxious chemicals with quick thinking and small talk. ' I patted him on the arm and said 'you're not a bad guy really are you'.'
"21.12.2016 12:29:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man jailed for historical sex offences carried out in Ilford A man who sexually abused two young girls for more than a decade was jailed for 16 years on Tuesday, after the victims, now in their 30s, came forward. It took two brave women 20 years to build the courage to speak out.
"21.12.2016 08:54:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents petition for full public consultation over Wanstead parking proposals A dispute over plans to introduce pay and display machines along Wanstead High Street next February continues. More than 1000 residents have signed.
"20.12.2016 17:23:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas cocktails inspired by Redbridge Influenced by people and places in the borough, two venues came up with winter drinks to heat up your holidays and fuel your festivities. Reporter Ellena Cruse got literally into the spirit of the season by sampling festive drinks from The Duke and Get into the spirit of things (yes we went there) with festive drinks inspired by Redbridge......Which one would you most like to try?
"20.12.2016 13:39:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Muslim group collect hundreds of donations for Ilford homeless shelter Every mosque in the borough and several Muslim schools have donated hundreds of items to a homeless shelter in the borough. Check out the video of the hardworking volunteers at work!
"20.12.2016 11:25:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Crash for cash' duo who faked Redbridge accident jailed for insurance scam A criminal gang who made more than £1million by staging car crashes for insurance payouts has been jailed. “They did not care whatsoever that their reckless acts endangered the lives of innocent people.”
"20.12.2016 07:29:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge teenagers avoid jail for stabbing schoolboy in the face with broken bottle A Redbridge teenager who helped his brother stab another boy in the face with a broken bottle has avoided a prison sentence. The 14-year-old victim said: “When I returned from hospital I was unable to sleep and would have flashbacks to the incident. I have since had to move schools.”
"19.12.2016 15:54:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Santa Paws! Happy hounds enjoy Christmas grotto at Clayhall Park Santa Claus became Santa Paws this weekend as he treated a host of hounds to an early Christmas treat. Take a look at our brilliant gallery from a special Christmas event for dogs.
"19.12.2016 14:24:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk British Kebab Awards: Nominate your prima doner in Redbridge It might not have the same Hollywood glamour as the Oscars but residents are invited to nominate their favourite kebab restaurant or takeaway for a prestigious national award. The nominations are open and restaurants are getting ready to cross skewers as they compete for the top awards.
"19.12.2016 11:59:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Talented teenagers photos of Ilford wildlife scoop top RSPCA Young Photographer Awards The wildlife in the borough is coming under intense media attention after two talented teenagers scooped top prizes in a photography competition last week. These are brilliant.
"19.12.2016 07:31:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Young people in Redbridge under 'stress and uncertainty' after council failed to make educational plans on time A lawyer has warned that Redbridge Council could face judicial proceedings after it failed to deliver 62 education plans for young people with special educational needs. Redbridge Council failed to deliver 62 education plans for young people with special educational needs.
"16.12.2016 11:38:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Step inside and discover the history Redbridge's biggest jewel As I made my way to the entrance of Valentines Mansion it was hard to not be impressed by the building and its surrounding gardens. Take a glimpse of Valentines Mansion's guided costume tours.
"16.12.2016 08:23:41" Timeline Photos The Ilford North MP got a taste of life in the police force http://bit.ly/2hAPEax
"15.12.2016 16:55:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's controversial property licensing scheme gets green light A scheme to drive up standards and improve the management of private rented accommodation has been given the go ahead. Are you a landlord or a private renter? Do you think this scheme will improve standards? Have your say.
"15.12.2016 13:13:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents attacked with noxious substance in 'horrific linked' burglaries across Ilford, Seven Kings and Goodmayes Two residents have been burnt with a noxious substance and a third threatened with a screwdriver in a series of “horrifice” burglaries in the borough. One of the victims- woman in her late 60s - awoke to find an unknown man in her bedroom.He punched the woman and threw a noxious substance over her before fleeing.
"15.12.2016 10:51:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Massive' rat infestation near Wanstead war memorial and school An infestation of more than a dozen “massive” rats has been spotted in Memorial Green just yards away from a primary school. Are rodent infestations becoming a growing problem in Wanstead?
"15.12.2016 07:15:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Three day party from hell sees out-of-control revellers trash Gants Hill flat Vomit-smeared walls, countless broken bottles and a smashed television was just some of the devastation caused when out-of-control partygoers trashed a rented flat this weekend. 'The smell was unlike anything I've ever experienced before, a mix of vomit, drugs and alcohol.'
"14.12.2016 16:23:55" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's front page - THE PARTY FROM HELL - plus 36 page Christmas TV guide and four page Jack Petchey award winners feature. Pick up a copy.
"14.12.2016 15:18:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Homeless people offered free entry to football match this weekend Last week, the Recorder reported on the struggle that staff at homeless shelters and charities are facing as the number of rough sleepers rises. This will make you smile.
"14.12.2016 13:29:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford pupils donate pocket money to buy gifts for care home residents Care home residents and community leaders enjoyed an afternoon of music, food and festive fun. How lovely.
"14.12.2016 07:17:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford family's grief at son's suicide sees them found new mental health charity In September 2015 the Sharma family was torn apart by the suicide of their only son. Now, they work with minority communities to fight the taboo surrounding talking about mental health. “Sky didn't care if you were an old lady, or a child, or a homeless man, he would try to help you."
"13.12.2016 17:08:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Here's how you could test air pollution in Redbridge for free A campaign group is inviting residents the opportunity to carry out air pollution studies in their neighbourhood. Interested?
"13.12.2016 16:42:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council rake in nearly £4million in parking surplus A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority has generated nearly than £2million in profit over the last year. Council makes nearly £4million in parking surplus
"13.12.2016 14:27:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Clayhall students learn about religious aid through food donation project A generous group of GCSE students have shown their charitable side as they collected and donated a large supply of food for a local Christian organisation. Students from Caterham High School visited the Redbridge FoodBank to deliver boxes of food for vulnerable residents.
"13.12.2016 14:20:47" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Strictly's Brendan Cole in his new live show, remember to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday).
"13.12.2016 11:07:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk On you marks, get set, bake! Redbridge's very own Great British Bake Off in Gants Hill If you're missing the perfectly piped icing or bawdy puns of The Great British Bake Off, then a special Christmas cake baking competition is perfect for you. Does that tickle your fondant fancy?
"13.12.2016 07:30:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One year on: Hornchurch hockey player Tom Wilson remembered in Chigwell Family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club to remember the late Tom Wilson on Sunday, one year on from his tragic death. “Tom's heart went to a gentleman and his lungs to a 21-year-old and other tissues and organs were also donated.”
"12.12.2016 13:24:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green school Christmas fete brings community together Festive fun was had by all who attended the winter wonderland at a special needs school in Woodford Green. Check out our adorable pictures from this weekend's event:
"12.12.2016 10:35:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk First Starbucks to open in Ilford this week Residents will be able to get their caffeine fix from Starbucks when the chain's first store in the borough opens its doors to the public this week. What do you think - will you use it? Does Ilford need more coffee shops or would you have preferred something else?
"12.12.2016 07:18:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mum's horror at Newbury Park home's illegal and dangerous electric supply A mum has revealed her horror at discovering her home could have gone up in smoke at any time due to a faulty and illegal electrical supply. “We were living in an attic apartment and he told us me and my son could have gone up in flames at any moment."
"09.12.2016 16:53:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's Central line services to benefit from increased capacity Extra capacity on Central line services running through the borough is included within improvements to the capital's transport network outlined in the Mayor of London's draft business plan. What do you think? http://bit.ly/2hnpd8y
"09.12.2016 13:44:02" Check out our gallery from last night - full of brilliant teenagers from the borough.
"09.12.2016 10:22:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Dazzling Jack Petchey awards honours Redbridge's brightest young people More than 130 youngsters and scores of proud parents and teachers attended the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards last night, Last night, the Recorder was honoured to hand out awards to the borough's brightest teenagers.
"09.12.2016 07:15:20" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Former police chief issues warning about Redbridge police borough merge set to start next month A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”. A former Met Police chief has blasted the merger, claiming it has nothing to do with productivity but is down to funding issues.
"08.12.2016 20:56:47" Tania Moreira just blew everyone out the water with her cover of "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"
"08.12.2016 19:43:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Inspiring youngsters to shine in ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall More than 100 secondary school students from across the borough will be honoured at a dazzling ceremony tonight. We're at the Jack Petchey awards tonight, handing out prizes to amazing teenagers who make us proud. Don't know what the awards are? Check them out here: http://bit.ly/2goYwPs and follow @recorderrosie on Twitter for live updates.
"08.12.2016 16:17:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bereaved family mark 20th anniversary of Ilford club doorman's murder On a cold dark December night 20 years ago, doorman Christopher Lombard arrived at work never to return home. We spoke to Christopher Lombard's family 20 years after he was shot to death outside an Ilford nightclub.
Read the full feature here: http://bit.ly/2h0pY6O
"08.12.2016 12:48:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk A406 closed after woman dies in serious incident in South Woodford A woman in her 40s has died after an incident on the A406 earlier this morning, near Charlie Brown's Roundabout, in South Woodford. We have some sad news to report.
"08.12.2016 11:16:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell biker who clocked 76mph in a 30 zone, disqualified for six months An off-road biker from Chigwell has been disqualified for failing to respond to seven speeding offences including clocking up 76mph in a 30 zone. Six month ban for breaking motorway speed limit in residential streets
"08.12.2016 10:54:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds join Father Christmas in Barkingside The festive countdown is truly underway now as residents in Barkingside celebrated their Christmas lights being switched on last night. Are you feeling festive yet?
"08.12.2016 07:26:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Homeless camp in Ilford show extent of rough sleeping 'crisis' A worsening crisis in the borough means between 10 and 20 homeless people are sleeping rough behind the Ilford Exchange shopping centre every night, in the freezing cold. Homeless camp is only a 'snapshot' of the reality.
"07.12.2016 18:06:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford MP Wes Streeting backs teenagers' technological aspirations Two ambitious 16-year-olds are looking to raise £1,200 in order to make their dreams of running a technology company come true. “It would mean so much to us if we could get the support to make our vision a reality.”
"07.12.2016 17:21:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Eco-friendly Redbridge pupils plant baby trees to offset photocopies Pupils braved the cold weather on Tuesday to plant 234 silver birch tree saplings as part of a environmental campaign. “We must recycle more and use less, so we do not run out of resources and fill up our world with rubbish.”
"07.12.2016 12:33:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bold trophy heist carried out as customers wined and dined at South Woodford restaurant A prestigious award at a fine dining restaurant appears to have been swiped by a thief right under diners' noses. Were you at The Woodford on Saturday night?
"07.12.2016 11:53:42" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a ride in a private capsule on the Coca-Cola London Eye for up to 25 people, remember to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"07.12.2016 08:05:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Give us closure' appeals Ilford murder victim's family 20 years after fatal shooting On a cold dark December night 20 years ago, doorman Christopher Lombard arrived at work never to return home. Killer evades justice for 20 years - can you help end this family's pain?
"07.12.2016 08:02:03" Good morning all, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update, traffic on the A12 between Newbury Park and Redbridge Roundabout, and severe delays on the District and Piccadilly lines. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892. Have a good
"06.12.2016 15:22:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigners celebrate after Sadiq Khan announces step-free access at Newbury Park station Campaigners are celebrating after a long-fought battle for improved transport access for disabled and elderly commuters at Newbury Park station has been won. Some good news happened this morning....
"06.12.2016 12:29:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Santa letters must be sent by Friday in Redbridge to reach the North Pole in time Children in Redbridge have until Friday (December 9) to get their present requests into Father Christmas. Don't miss the last North Pole delivery
"06.12.2016 09:20:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green company director disqualified after 'misrepresenting' diamond worth to investors A company director from Woodford Green has been disqualified for misrepresenting the sale of “fancy coloured diamonds”. Sold 'fancy coloured diamonds' with a mark up of 1000 per cent http://bit.ly/2h1MX1D
"05.12.2016 16:57:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Any bin will do for dog poo disposal in Redbridge parks Dog waste bins are being removed from parks and open spaces around the borough from December and owners are urged to use regular litter bins instead, What do you think?
"05.12.2016 15:09:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Endless' Central line delays due to 10 trains breaking in one day Announcements of “minor delays”, long waits for rush hours trains and the squeeze when the tube arrives are issues Central line commuters know only too well. Though TfL have said there won't be new trains until after 2020.
"05.12.2016 13:19:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Leyton Orient footballers brighten 94-year-old Monty's day with surprise visit to Gants Hill care home A care home received some very special visitors from Leyton Orient football club last Wednesday. This is lovely.
"05.12.2016 07:14:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge hit and run incidents increase as capital's roads become more dangerous The number of hit and run incidents in the borough has increased by 28per cent in the last five years according to recent data. “It is shocking to hear of this rise in hit and run collisions in #Redbridge. We need to make it clear that illegal, reckless driving will not be tolerated."
"02.12.2016 18:08:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk OFSTED rates Redbridge schools among best in the country Parents can rest assured about the state of the borough's schools after the latest OFSTED league tables showed Redbridge to be one of the highest performing in the country. Redbridge schools were ranked 9 out of 152 local authorities in the latest OFSTED league table.
"02.12.2016 14:44:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford pub of alleged £18k gun-point robbery requires 'better CCTV system' Police would have caught the people involved with a reported gun-point robbery at an Ilford pub if the premises had better CCTV, an officer today stated. We have an update on the situation at The Ash Grove
"02.12.2016 11:41:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford South MP Mike Gapes backs #ItsNotOver campaign for World AIDS Day An MP has spoken out to warn residents against “stigma and complacency” surrounding HIV. "We must not let complacency or stigma undo decades of medical progress in the fight against HIV"
"02.12.2016 09:15:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council draw up plans to charge for green waste collection The borough's green-fingered residents could soon be forced to pay to have their garden waste collected. Redbridge Council may start charging for green waste collections next year and not everyone is happy about it.
"02.12.2016 07:34:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead Park chiefs are stuck in the mud over harmful aquatic weed Keen birdwatchers and other nature lovers have complained that the water level in Wanstead Park's lakes has significantly dropped, causing large swathes of mud. Residents say neglect of Wanstead Park's lakes is muddying the waters there. Literally.
"01.12.2016 12:36:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Driver who killed mum-of-two jogging in Chigwell jailed for four years The teenager who killed a mum-of-two by running her over at 67.5mph during a morning run was sentenced to four years in youth prison this morning. He hit the mum-of-two from Woodford Green at 67.5mph and she died almost instantly.
"01.12.2016 07:16:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Claims of 'big money' robbery at gun-point spark Ilford pub licensing review A pub is having its licence reviewed after a man claimed he was held at gun-point and beaten for hours there before having £18,000 stolen. Redbridge Police told a council committee that a victim claimed to have been attacked for hours in a room upstairs after arranging to meet a potential buyer of stock at the pub.
"30.11.2016 18:07:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk MP Wes Streeting to take battle to save King George A&E to the streets A petition to save the borough's only A&E will be visiting 35,000 Redbridge homes in the coming weeks. Ilford North MP, Wes Streeting, to hit the streets in his bid to save King George A&E.
"30.11.2016 14:43:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn backs Woodford Green dad's plea for research into young daughter's incurable brain tumour Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is the latest high-profile name to get behind a campaign calling for more research into a rare brain tumour affecting a young girl. Only three more days to sign the petition. Get sharing and signing.
"30.11.2016 08:17:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge teenager convicted of helping stab 13-year-old in the face with broken bottle A schoolboy has been convicted for holding back a 13-year-old while his brother stabbed him in the face with a broken bottle. A teenager from Redbridge has been convicted of helping stab a 13-year-old boy in the face with a broken bottle during an after-school fight in Hainault.
"29.11.2016 17:41:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge community celebrates “hugely successful” Mitzvah Day weekend After a month of build-up and anticipation Mitzvah Day weekend finally arrived with people from all walks of life coming together in the name of good deeds. A range of events took place across Redbridge to mark Mitzvah Day weekend with local MP Wes Streeting and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, getting into the spirit of Mitzvah.
"29.11.2016 15:29:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Inquest of Romford man concludes Goodmayes Hospital staff contributed to his death The “failures” of an NHS trust contributed to the death of a father-of-three who committed suicide, an inquest concluded today. Some sad news.
"29.11.2016 10:46:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk VIDEO: More than 50 firefighters tackling a huge fire in Ilford The fire brigade is tackling a huge blaze that broke out in central Ilford this morning. See the video as families are rushed from burning building. 72 firefighters tackling blaze.
Full story here: http://bit.ly/2geuNZR
"29.11.2016 09:04:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on TfL Rail line connecting Ilford and Romford with London There are severe delays on the TfL Rail line from Shenfield to Liverpool Street due to an earlier broken down train. Watch out commuters!
"29.11.2016 08:07:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Firefighters called to tackle blaze in Ilford The fire brigade is tackling a blaze that broke out this morning. We have some breaking news. A huge tower of smoke is coming from a fire in Ilford town centre.
"28.11.2016 16:09:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Clayhall man scoops job through million pound campaign A 25-year-old who became the face of a million pound campaign to get him a job is finally celebrating. Well done Jamie!
"28.11.2016 13:51:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Traffic on diversion in Barkingside after crash injures three people Three people are being treated for injuries following a road traffic collision between two cars earlier this afternoon. Buses are on diversion following a collision in Tomswood Hill at around noon today.
"28.11.2016 11:00:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk YouTube prankster Uosof Ahmadi reveals all about his daring videos A 21-year-old has found fame online by hiding in tourist attractions overnight and posting videos of his escapades to YouTube. So far Uosof has managed to hide overnight in M&M World, Vue Cinema in Ilford and now Old Trafford.....
"28.11.2016 07:18:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge schools facing more than £8,000,000 of cuts, unions claim The borough's schools are facing cuts of millions of pounds in the next four years, according to union bosses. “These budget cuts will price teachers out of areas like Ilford, so of course they're going to move away."
"27.11.2016 12:50:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police launch appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Clayhall Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 95-year-old woman died after being hit by a black cab on Friday. Police are appealing for witnesses after a 95-year-old woman who was hit by a car in Clayhall on Friday sadly died in hospital earlier today.
"25.11.2016 14:42:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest readers' surgery in Seven Kings today Whether you have a front page story or an event that you would like to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Metro Cafe, Seven Kings, today to tell our reporter all about it. This is happening this afternoon....
"25.11.2016 07:22:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sectioned man's care in Goodmayes Hospital 'was not appropriate' Care provided to a father of three found dead soon after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt was “not appropriate”, an inquest has heard. The coroner is set to give her conclusion on the death of the father of three next week.
"24.11.2016 14:49:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Palais reunion to capture the magic of legendary venue The much-loved Ilford Palais, which hosted discos for decades and even welcomed high-profile celebrities such as West Ham United and England footballers Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, will be returning to its glory days at the Dagenham Roundhouse on Did you ever party at the Ilford Palais? http://bit.ly/2fsit48
"24.11.2016 12:36:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Police go beyond call of duty to help elderly Seven Kings burglary victim Kind-hearted police cadets and volunteers embraced the season of goodwill last weekend by giving up their own time to clear the garden of a woman who had recently been burgled. Having lunch? Why not read our heartwarming story about police cadets giving up their Saturday to clear the garden of an elderly woman after she was burgled whilst home alone.
"24.11.2016 11:35:58" Timeline Photos Out today, a new edition of the Ilford Recorder. Features a bungling postman, an inspiring paramedic and the latest news on Oakfield Playing Fields...
"24.11.2016 07:21:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'We need your help' – Dad's plea for readers' support for research into daughter's incurable brain tumour The parents of a six-year-old girl with an incurable cancerous tumour are urging Recorder readers to sign their petition for more research into the condition. The parents of a six-year-old girl who has an incurable brain tumour are appealing to readers to sign and share their petition, which only has 10 days left to reach the 100k target, to help fund more research into the disease. Please sign and share to
"23.11.2016 17:18:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 25 images of unidentified crime suspects wanted by Redbridge Police Redbridge Police are appealing for help to catch suspected criminals caught on CCTV. Do you recognise anyone? Phone 101 if you do.
"23.11.2016 16:26:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police seek man involved with Gants Hill stabbing for failing to appear in court Police are appealing for information to trace a man found guilty for his involvement in a stabbing after he failed to appear in court. Police are appealing for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ryan Kiely, 19, for failing to appear in court.
"23.11.2016 15:58:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can Redbridge residents can expect a little more in their pockets after Autumn Statement? A rise in the living wage and increase in income tax threshold was announced in the chancellor's Autumn Statement today. Will you have more money in your pocket?
"23.11.2016 13:19:43" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to SEA LIFE London Aquarium, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"23.11.2016 07:13:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Not a single penny goes into my pocket': Ilford MPs defend their expenses Two of the borough's MPs have defended the amount of money they claim in expenses in a year. Ilford MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting have both defended the amount they claimed in expenses in the last year.
"22.11.2016 20:32:37" www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings post office raided by armed robber Police were called to the scene but the suspect had already fled. Police were called to the scene just after 5pm.
"22.11.2016 17:25:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Garden waste collections to be halted until April across Redbridge Residents will have to dispose of their garden waste at sites across the borough from next week, as collections will be halted over winter. They will stop next Friday over winter.
"22.11.2016 16:59:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead James Bond stuntman Steve Truglia dies during 100m abseil race in China The best friend of a Wanstead stuntman, who died after falling 100 metres from a helicopter, has described him as a “real life superman”. 'A part of me has died'
Read Steve's best friend's tribute: http://bit.ly/2ge6D1P
"22.11.2016 14:01:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Royal Mail seals postboxes after postman 'temporarily loses the key' Residents have been scratching their heads about the mysterious sealing of the boxes but the Recorder can reveal the blunder is down to human error. Whoops! We've all had bad days at work.
"22.11.2016 13:05:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Brown's crash victim named as 35-year-old Ilford woman The pedestrian who was tragically killed in a lorry crash at Charlie Brown's roundabout on November 14 has been named as 35-year-old Sampa Das from Ilford. The Metropolitan Police have named the lorry crash victim as Sampa Das, from Ilford.
"22.11.2016 10:28:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Most Wanted: Redbridge's crime suspects to be displayed around the borough The faces of suspected offenders wanted by Redbridge police will be displayed on a digital screen and driven around the borough tomorrow. A large mobile digital screen will be displaying the images around the borough tomorrow.
"22.11.2016 09:45:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell PE teacher's quick thinking saves student's life A PE teacher has been awarded for his life-saving heroics after he kept a cool head when a student at his school suffered a cardiac arrest. A Chigwell PE teacher's heroics saved a student's life
"22.11.2016 07:19:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's mental health nurses join innovative new training scheme Nurses across the borough now have the opportunity to be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a ground-breaking new training scheme. Nurses can train in two specialisms. Is it a good idea to widen skills or should health professionals focus on one area?
"21.11.2016 17:37:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tube users to be tracked through mobile phones in TfL trial Commuters will be tracked through their mobile phones as they navigate the London Underground network in a four-week trial that began today. Do you agree?
"21.11.2016 17:07:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Inspirational story of Kristian from Haven House Children's Hospice featured on BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need this year featured the incredible story of seven-year-old Kristian, who uses Haven House Children's Hospice. For the first four years of his life he had between 50 and 300 seizures a day.
See the video and donate here: http://bit.ly/2gvmBW4
"21.11.2016 07:11:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Private security hired to patrol Woodford Green estate to deter drug dealers Residents of a Woodford Green estate have reportedly hired private security staff to patrol the area, such are their concerns over drug dealing. 'If they catch them they will call the police.'
"18.11.2016 18:16:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council warns borough's schools after woman behaves suspiciously at South Woodford nursery Redbridge Council has sent out a warning to all of the borough's schools after a woman behaved suspiciously while trying to pick up a child from Churchfields Nursery. She reportedly tried to pick up two children, but the nursery did not have anyone by those names.
"18.11.2016 15:42:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan opposes Redbridge Council's Oakfield Playing Fields development Redbridge Council's contentious plans to build 800 homes on Oakfield Playing Fields have been opposed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Breaking: Oakfield plans opposed by Sadiq Khan
"18.11.2016 15:30:58" audioboom.com The East London Football Podcast: Hammers at Spurs, protests at Orient and injury woe at Daggers Welcome to the first episode of the East London Football Podcast, a brand-new series from Archant. Matt Withers is joined and each and every Friday by some of the best and brightest correspondents in the business to discuss football in East London - West Download the first in our brand new podcast series, the East London Football Podcast
"18.11.2016 15:24:28" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge police will test sharing staff, buildings and vehicles with two other boroughs Redbridge police will unite with two other boroughs to test the practicality of a joint “Basic Command Unit” (BCU). Will begin in January 2017
"18.11.2016 12:33:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Have you seen this man? Police looking for him over Snaresbrook Tube stabbing Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after a 50-year-old was knifed at Snaresbrook Underground Station in October. Can you help?
"18.11.2016 07:20:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford South MP Mike Gapes questions King George A&E closure plan Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has stressed plans to close Redbridge's only A&E department must face “the hard test of reality” before the move goes ahead. “I don't believe it, I don't think it's possible and I don't think it's going to happen by 2019.”
"17.11.2016 17:34:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest community surgery in Ilford If you've got a story, reporter Matthew Clemenson want to hear from you at our community surgery in Ilford tomorrow morning. Reporter Matthew Clemenson will be in Ilford tomorrow morning. Pop in and say hello!
"17.11.2016 15:22:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Spit guard trial planned for Redbridge The Metropolitan Police Service (Met) is carrying out a consultation on piloting spit guards in the borough. Do you think spit guards should be used in the borough?
"17.11.2016 13:41:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Labrador and labradoodle from Woodford Green take part in the mannequin challenge Two dogs from Redbridge are the latest participants to take part in the mannequin challenge – a viral internet video trend, which shows people frozen in action while a video is recorded. Awww dog's mannequin challenge shown on ITV's This Morning
"17.11.2016 13:30:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Brown's death: Concerns raised for years before crossing killing Concerns were raised about the safety of a busy roundabout long before a woman was killed there on Monday, residents claim. “TfL have let us down on this roundabout before, so I just hope this time the agreed improvements are made by 2018 as they've promised.”
"17.11.2016 12:21:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green stabbing: 'There was blood everywhere' A minicab driver has described the moment three colleagues rushed to the aid of a woman stabbed at a coffee shop, telling how there was “blood everywhere”. We have an update on this morning's shocking stabbing:
"17.11.2016 10:24:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Attacker on run from police after stabbing woman in Woodford Green A woman is in hospital having been stabbed after Costa Coffee in Woodford Green was reportedly burgled. He had reportedly burgled Costa Coffee.
"17.11.2016 07:43:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes dad attacked with acid whilst delivering pizza A dad admits he is “still in shock” after being sprayed with noxious liquid while delivering pizza. 'They took the food off me and threw it at my face.'
"16.11.2016 17:02:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk South Woodford stabbing: Teenager injured on estate A 19-year-old man has been knifed at Queen Mary's Gate, South Woodford, the second stabbing at the estate in two weeks. Some breaking news coming out of South Woodford this afternoon.
"16.11.2016 15:08:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Concern over increase in food bank usage in Redbridge An MP is shocked and concerned about the increasing number of people relying on food banks in the borough. More families are relying on food parcels
"16.11.2016 13:02:50" Timeline Photos To win a family ticket to DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London, don't forget to get this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"16.11.2016 07:17:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Five year plan reveals more details on King George A&E closure The plan for the next five years plan of health provision in the borough, which contains a final date for the full closure of the A&E at King George Hospital, has been published. 'Cuts will be made carefully'
"15.11.2016 16:57:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New public swimming pool planned for Wanstead Residents have reacted with excitement to the news that Redbridge Council is planning to build a new public swimming pool in Wanstead. Exciting news for Wanstead!
"15.11.2016 07:23:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents fear return of 'hole in the wall gang' amid new spate of brick thefts A group of opportunistic thieves who stole hundreds of pounds worth of bricks from front garden walls across the borough in a series of brick thefts earlier this year appear to have returned. It's not just another "brick in the wall" for this gang, who steal as many as 300 bricks - valued at around £2 each - at a time.
"14.11.2016 12:17:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Lorry driver arrested for driving on drugs after pedestrian killed at Charlie Brown's roundabout A woman, reportedly in her 30s, has died following a collision with a lorry at Charlie Brown's roundabout in South Woodford this morning. An update on the tragic Charlie Brown's incident:
"14.11.2016 11:46:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fatal car and lorry crash at Charlie Brown's roundabout South Woodford A person has died following a collision between a car and a lorry at Charlie Brown's roundabout. We have some bad news for you this morning:
"14.11.2016 11:38:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk The Streets festival in Ilford: See the best photos from the weekend The streets of Ilford were alive with music this weekend as artists from all over the world performed in venues around the borough. See if you can spot yourself.
"14.11.2016 07:45:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Green light given for 210 additional places at South Woodford school Councillors have voted unanimously to create an additional 210 places at Nightingale Primary School in South Woodford. South Woodford school to gain 210 more places.
"14.11.2016 07:43:22" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: there is heavier than normal traffic on the A406 between the Ilford Flyover and Redbridge Roundabout this morning but a good service on TfL tube and rail network.
"13.11.2016 17:37:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses as man sustains 'life changing' injuries in Ilford fail to stop collision Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a fail to stop collision in Ilford. Did you see anything in Ilford this morning?
"13.11.2016 15:44:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Remembrance Day: Multi-faith crowd gathers at Ilford War Memorial to honour fallen soldiers People of all faiths and backgrounds paid their respects this morning, to remember those who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Multi-faith crowd pay respects on Remembrance Day at Ilford War Memorial
"11.11.2016 15:20:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sister of Pentonville escapee Matthew Baker accused of hiding him in Ilford home The sister of Matthew Baker is accused of keeping him hidden and buying him hair dye to change his appearance after he broke out of Pentonville prison. Matthew Baker was found hiding under a bed in the home with a broken leg.
"11.11.2016 12:44:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Vandalised memorial to Ilford police officer shot in the line of duty restored The memorial to a Ilford police officer – who was shot and killed while attending a routine call out – was unveiled yesterday after it was callously destroyed by vandals. The community pulled together after a shocking act of vandalism.
"11.11.2016 12:29:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Sewage broke my leg', claims angry South Woodford resident as Excalibur Court problems pile up Leaking sewage, widespread mould and collapsed ceilings are just some of the problems despairing residents have to endure in a South Woodford block of flats. The issues have going on for these poor residents for years.
"11.11.2016 11:03:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford woman charged over Pentonville prisoner's escape A woman from Ilford has been charged with assisting an offender after a inmate who escaped from Pentonville prison was recaptured. She will appear in court today.
"11.11.2016 10:32:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Big turnout for 'Rise of Islamophobia in Redbridge' meeting Residents battled cold and wet weather to attend a meeting on the Rise of Islamophobia in Redbridge. Islamic hate crime has risen by 81 per cent in the borough in one year.
"11.11.2016 07:19:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge veteran reflects on the human cost of war With Remembrance Day soon to be upon us, one veteran of war reflects on the sacrifices made by his family in bygone conflicts. Lest we forget
"10.11.2016 17:48:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours' grief after body of elderly man found in Barkingside home Neighbours were “in tears” after the body of an elderly man was discovered following a fire at his home. 'The death is being treated as unexplained while the brigade investigates the cause of the fire.'
"10.11.2016 14:49:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford jazz and arts festival returns to put spring in shoppers' step Ilford town centre is set for a musical takeover, as artists from America to Redbridge itself perform for the public in a variety of venues. Don't miss out as The Streets jazz and culture festival returns to Ilford tomorrow.
"10.11.2016 12:42:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Eastenders actress Belinda Owusu makes emotional appeal after brother stabbed to death in Goodmayes The distraught family of a teenager stabbed to death in Goodmayes have made an emotional appeal to catch his killer. “It was a totally random freak event and it all happened because someone decided to take a knife to a birthday party."
"10.11.2016 11:13:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Donald Trump victory must not be a 'green light for bigotry', says Wanstead Muslim leader A British Muslim leader says Donald's Trump's election as next President of the United States is “hugely worrying”. In 2015, the new President called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States following a shooting in California.
"10.11.2016 07:46:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pentonville Prison fugitive arrested in Ilford One of the two Pentonville prison convicts who escaped on Monday was arrested in Ilford last night, police have said. Matthew Baker was arrested at an address in Ilford last night.
"10.11.2016 07:24:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Robbed grandad: Muggers won't stop me taking baby Ezra to nursery in Wanstead A defiant grandad, who was mugged after collecting his 18-month-old grandson from nursery, refuses to be scared about doing the school run. Dr Chita Sengupta, 79, was pushing grandson Ezra in his pram when he was shoved on to the floor by hooded youths.
"09.11.2016 15:21:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Trump victory 'much worse than Brexit': Redbridge MPs react to US election shock The election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States earlier this morning has been dubbed “worse than Brexit” by one of the borough's MPs. Ilford South MP Mike Gapes called him a "useful idiot" who poses a significant threat to peace in Europe.
"09.11.2016 12:41:43" Timeline Photos For your chance to win tickets to see Magic of Motown at Indigo at the O2 in December, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"09.11.2016 12:08:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk First Dates star from Clayhall reveals all about the Channel 4 show The 25-year-old recruitment consultant said appearing on the Channel 4 show was “great fun” and he was just relieved to learn that his mum was still proud of him. Did you see Bradley on the show?
"09.11.2016 07:59:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling lends support to Woodford Green girl suffering from brain tumour Creator of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling has added a bit of magic to a campaign to find a cure for a six-year-old with a rare brain tumour. A touch of magic brought to campaign.
"08.11.2016 13:53:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Final proposals for wards shake-up welcomed by Redbridge councillors Final recommendations for the borough's wards changes were published today by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). Do you agree with the recommendations?
"08.11.2016 11:44:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council propose to suspend garden waste collections over winter The plans, which could see garden waste collection halted for four months over winter, will start in December if approved. What do you think?
"08.11.2016 10:44:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Staff face uncertain future as Marks and Spencer to cut 60 clothing and home stores Long-standing high street chain Marks and Spencer (M&S) announced today that over the next five years, it will have 60 fewer clothing and home stores. Will another one bite the dust? Take our online poll.