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"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.
"08.11.2016 10:30:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man found dead after crews tackle house fire in Newbury Park A man has been found dead after police came across a house fire in the early hours of this morning. A man has been found dead in Newbury Park
"07.11.2016 16:41:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Primary school childhood obesity in Redbridge rises, NHS figures reveal Child obesity in Year 6 pupils across the borough has increased again this year – and is above the national average – according to the latest figures. It's above the national average.
"07.11.2016 12:33:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ziggy Worrell-Owusu stabbing: Second 17-year-old arrested in connection with Goodmayes murder investigation A second 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation after a 19-year-old was stabbed to death in Goodmayes. Another teenager has been arrested in connection with the investigation.
"07.11.2016 07:37:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigners worry South Woodford could become 'ghost town' A residents' group is concerned Redbridge Council's development proposals could push local businesses out of the town centre. Council leader responds to fears: "We are trying to make a better tomorrow to support businesses and residents."
"04.11.2016 17:39:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton to brave 600C hot coals for Woodford Green children's hospice TV personality and pop star Michelle Heaton will put bravery to the test when she walks on fire to raise money for a children's hospice. Brave:
"04.11.2016 16:41:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Send us your Bonfire Night pictures and video The sky will light up over Redbridge this weekend with fireworks displays. Remember remember the 5th of November and most importantly to send us your pictures from fireworks night
"04.11.2016 14:43:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Young man knifed in South Woodford block of flats A young man was rushed to hospital last night after being knifed in a block of flats. Another young man has been stabbed
"04.11.2016 14:25:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Nine men arrested in Redbridge in connection with £11m malware money laundering racket The men were among 14 people arrested across the UK as part of a operation targeting people suspected of being involved in international cyber crime. Did you see anything?
"04.11.2016 07:46:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Poo d'etat! 'Horrible' nesting pigeons' droppings make South Woodford subway a no go zone Residents are refusing to use the “disgusting” South Woodford Tube station subway out of fears a flock of pigeons will poo on them. Make sure you've had your breakfast before taking a look at the horrifying pictures.
"03.11.2016 16:43:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woman who dumped ex-boyfriend's belongings fined for fly-tipping A woman decided to dump her ex-boyfriend's belongings from her car after a row over the phone, the court heard. Whoops.
"03.11.2016 15:29:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk South Woodford landlord fined thousands for dangerous property A landlord was ordered to pay more than £42,000 for failing to comply with a Prohibition Order issued by Redbridge Council. Landlord fined thousands after ignoring order to make property safe
"03.11.2016 14:08:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ziggy Worrell-Owusu stabbing: Police renew appeal for evidence Tributes have poured in for 19-year-old Ziggy Worrell-Owusu as the officer leading the investigation into Ziggy's death has appealed to party guests to hand over any photos or videos they may have. “People kept coming. I heard men arguing and it kept getting louder, then there was a girl screaming.”
"03.11.2016 12:54:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Motorcyclist dies and man arrested after rush hour crash on A12 Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a fatal collision in Newbury Park this morning. Sad news.
"03.11.2016 11:16:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge FC footballer fined for hitting steward and spitting at Sudbury Town supporters A non-league footballer has been ordered to pay almost £1,300 for spitting at Sudbury Town supporters and hitting a steward after being sent off for elbowing the team's centre-half. Footballer fined for spitting at rival fans and hitting steward
"03.11.2016 10:31:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Drivers facing big delays after A12 eastbound was closed following 'serious collision' Drivers are facing big delays after a crash resulted in the A12 eastbound being closed. The A12 was closed this morning after a serious collision.
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"03.11.2016 10:16:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Thugs 'target' Wanstead High School pupils in a series of muggings Police have mounted extra patrols near Wanstead High School this week, after a series of muggings where robbers reportedly targeted students. Students reported four incidents in a week.
"03.11.2016 07:21:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk King George Hospital A&E closure nears as hospitals reveal possible date for overnight closure The ball is finally rolling on long-rumoured plans to close the A&E at King George Hospital, as the date when overnight closure could become a reality has been revealed. The ceasing of night-time emergency services could happen as early as September 2017 – followed by the permanent closure of the A&E.
"02.11.2016 16:56:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Dumped food in Ilford park causing a 'plague of rats' A wildlife photographer says the borough's biggest park has become “plagued with rats” due to people dumping food for the birds. Have you spotted any?
"02.11.2016 13:48:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Frightened' children hid as police searched for armed suspects in Wanstead chase Children were forced to hide in their bedrooms for hours as armed police searched their home during a dramatic chase for suspects – reportedly holding a gun. Police believe two men are still at large.
"02.11.2016 13:29:49" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family day out at Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes, remember to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"02.11.2016 08:02:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two men arrested by armed police in Wanstead following car crash Armed police officers chased and arrested two men following a car crash last night. An armed police chase through Wanstead last night saw two men arrested after their car crashed into a garden wall.
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"02.11.2016 07:32:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'NHS in Redbridge deserves support,' Ilford North MP Wes Streeting tells health secretary Jeremy Hunt Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has claimed the government is not doing enough to support NHS services in Redbridge. Ilford North MP Wes Streeting took health secretary Jeremy Hunt to task over NHS funding in Redbridge in the House of Commons on Monday.
"01.11.2016 17:22:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ziggy Worrell-Owusu stabbing: 17-year-old bailed in Goodmayes murder investigation A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation after a 19-year-old was stabbed to death in Goodmayes last week. The Metropolitan Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
"01.11.2016 13:47:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk South Woodford youngster rocks Wembley stage with X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger A 12-year-old girl with a life-limiting illness has achieved her dream of singing on stage with X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. This inspirational 12-year-old showed she most definitely has the X Factor
"01.11.2016 10:38:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford South MP Mike Gapes reveals alternative boundary change plan Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has put forward plans for an alternative boundary change that would prevent his historic seat disappearing entirely. Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has branded current plans to disband his constituency “illogical and unacceptable” and put forward an alternative.
"01.11.2016 08:00:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge councillor says Muslim women need greater support in politics The Labour party needs to ensure it is a space for Muslim women, or it risks missing out on their skills and talents, a councillor has argued. Councillor calls for more support for Muslim women in politics
"01.11.2016 07:45:16" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There are minor delays on the District Line and congestion on the A12 at the Beehive Lane junction between South Woodford and Redbridge Roundabout. Got a story? Call the
"31.10.2016 13:10:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One child and eight adults rescued after early morning blaze in Ilford Firefighters rescued nine people, including one child, after a blaze broke out in a workshop adjacent to their flats on Sunday morning. Police and the fire brigade are investigating.
"31.10.2016 11:30:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gang of teenagers stab man, 50, at Snaresbrook Tube station Police are appealing for information after a group of teenagers knifed a 50-year-old man in the leg at Snaresbrook Underground station. They'd got into an argument on the Central Line.
"31.10.2016 09:12:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigning Woodford Green nurse admits: I didn't expect to be doing this A Woodford Green nurse is leading the campaign against the government's one per cent pay rise cap, saying colleagues are resorting to “desperate measures” to get by. A Woodford Green nurse is leading the campaign against the government's one per cent pay rise cap, saying colleagues are resorting to “desperate measures” to get by.
"31.10.2016 09:02:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes stabbing: Police appeal for witnesses in Ziggy Worrell-Owusu murder Detectives have issued a further appeal for witnesses following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Goodmayes on Thursday. Can you help?
"28.10.2016 16:41:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Planned roadworks on M25, A406 and M11 A series of roadworks have been scheduled on the M25, A406 and M11. Good to know if you are using a car next week
"28.10.2016 11:36:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for information after man suffers 'life-threatening injuries' in Little Heath crash Police are appealing for witnesses after a passenger suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash last night. Did you see anything?
"28.10.2016 10:51:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes stabbing: Murdered teenager Ziggy Owusu was a 'good guy trying to break up a fight' A 19-year-old teenager who was stabbed to death in Goodmayes yesterday was a “good guy” who was trying to break up a fight, friends have said. "He was a good guy. He shouldn't have been taken so young but he was trying to stop a fight."
"28.10.2016 08:40:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest community surgery in Ilford Whether you have a front page story or an event that you would like to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Costa Coffee, Ilford, today to tell our reporter all about it. Niall will be in Ilford later today.
"28.10.2016 08:38:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest community surgery in Ilford Whether you have a front page story or an event that you would like to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Costa Coffee, Ilford, today to tell our reporter all about it. Join a reporter at Costa Coffee, in Ilford, today for our latest community surgery.
"28.10.2016 06:17:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Loitering, begging and spitting ban consultation begins in Redbridge Redbridge Council is seeking to ban street urination, aggressive begging and “badly organised public events” in three areas in the borough, Have your say on Redbridge Council's latest plans to crack down on public urination, begging and other anti-social behaviour.
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"27.10.2016 12:41:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Video: Murder investigation launched after teenager stabbed in Goodmayes A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was knifed to death in the early hours of this morning. Residents in the area reported a “commotion” outside a shisha bar on the street, with more than 60 teenagers present.
"27.10.2016 09:59:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Murder investigation launched after teenager stabbed in Goodmayes A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was knifed to death in the early hours of this morning. A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was knifed in Goodmayes. The continues to be blocked with buses on diversion. Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email email@example.com with information.
"27.10.2016 07:11:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Teenager dies in Goodmayes stabbing A 19-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the early hours of this morning. A teenager has died after being stabbed in Goodmayes. Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"27.10.2016 07:02:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford B&B baby death remains a mystery The circumstances around the death of a one-month-old baby at a hotel used by Redbridge Council as temporary accommodation remain a mystery. Mystery surrounds the death of a baby in a hotel used by Redbridge Council as temporary accommodation
"27.10.2016 06:57:48" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update. A stabbing in Goodmayes has led Goodmayes Road to be closed in both directions buses 354 and 387 are on diversion. Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892
"26.10.2016 15:56:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Former Redbridge coroner to be suspended A former coroner for Redbridge has been suspended and an investigation into his conduct launched after families complained of waiting more than a year for death certificates. Did you experience issues with the coroner's court when headed by Chinyere Inyama? Call Ann-Marie on 02084773892 or email email@example.com
"26.10.2016 13:10:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford MPs delighted over news of Heathrow expansion A third runway at Heathrow is “fantastic news” for residents, MPs have claimed. Do you agree?
"26.10.2016 09:46:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Community associations 'welcome' politicians' call for improved Newbury Park station access Members of two community associations have welcomed the news that an open letter calling for step-free access at a tube station has been penned. Do you agree with the community associations?
"26.10.2016 06:55:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Witnesses sought after 'unknown substance' thrown in victim's face in Woodford Green Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an unprovoked assault that left the 53-year-old victim requiring hospital treatment. Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
"26.10.2016 06:23:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Muslim chairman praises plans for rival anti-radicalisation scheme British Muslim faith leaders are set to create their own anti-radicalisation scheme, in light of concerns about the government's own initiative. The programme, which will focus on mosques, will see faith leaders, mental health workers and former police officers work together to detect people at risk of radicalisation.
"25.10.2016 09:56:55" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Dungeon, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday). Good luck!
"25.10.2016 08:28:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police release CCTV images after £8,000 was stolen from a mum in Goodmayes Detectives are appealing for help to identify four men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Goodmayes. Can you help?
"25.10.2016 06:49:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents invited to discuss housing with Redbridge Council leader The Redbridge Citizens group is inviting residents to attend a Housing Summit in Ilford. 'The event is an opportunity to hold our politicians to account'
"24.10.2016 15:34:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Trial date set for man accused of Ilford shooting A man charged with attempted murder and possession of a shotgun was unable to appear in court on Friday due to the video link not working. An Old Bailey trial date has been set for an Ilford shooting
"24.10.2016 13:55:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Haven House volunteer's 17 years of selfless service lauded at awards ceremony The longest-serving volunteer of a charity providing care to sick children and their families was honoured at a glitzy awards ceremony earlier this month. Violet Pace was honoured at this year's Heart of Essex awards ceremony for her long service to Haven House Children's Hospice.
"24.10.2016 11:28:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Judge blasts Redbridge Council's 'litany of non-compliance' in social services case A High Court judge has criticised Redbridge Council social services bosses over their handling of a case involving a two-year-old girl who may be taken from the care of her mother. A High Court judge has criticised Redbridge Council's handling of a case which could see a two-year-old girl taken away from her mother.
"24.10.2016 10:30:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gallery: Ilford dancers wow crowds at Diwali celebrations Thousands of miles away from India, a group of dancers celebrated a festival of lights named Diwali, in front of a huge crowd this weekend. Check out the lovely pictures from this weekend.
"21.10.2016 15:43:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Motorcyclist injured as three vehicle crash causes traffic on A406 A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident on the A406, causing heavy congestion on the Ilford flyover. Some bad news for Ilford residents this Friday afternoon.
"21.10.2016 09:26:23" 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!
"21.10.2016 09:20:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Staff at Ilford care home 'relieved' at news of closure A former employee at a closing care home has claimed the institution's closure will come as a relief to members of staff. It is believed families of some residents now face a hectic rush to find their loved ones new accommodation before Christmas.
"21.10.2016 06:27:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Oaks Park sixth formers question Redbridge politicians for Local Democracy Week As part of Local Democracy Week, students at Oaks Park Sixth Form had a chance to make their voices heard, grilling a group of Redbridge politicians on everything from pot holes to the government's plans for grammar schools. Students at Oaks Park Sixth Form grill Redbridge politicians.
"20.10.2016 16:19:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Barkingside mum vows not to be bullied by hijab haters A defiant mother said she will not be bullied after she was attacked in broad daylight for wearing a hijab. Sophia said: “We need to stand up, they are bullies who think we will be quiet, but I am not oppressed, I decided to wear my scarf. It is my choice.”
"20.10.2016 15:33:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk South Woodford youngster's hopeful message to sick children as she prepares to join X Factor star on stage A courageous 12-year-old who lives with a rare disorder is getting ready to join X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger on a world famous stage. Courageous youngster to take the Wembley stage.
"20.10.2016 15:29:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pool at Fullwell Cross leisure centre closed after 'medical emergency' A medical emergency at Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre means that the pool will be closed for the rest of the day. The pool will be closed for the rest of the day.
"20.10.2016 15:22:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at a readers' surgery in South Woodford Do you want to find out more about the borough's newest paper, the Wanstead and Woodford Recorder? Come along to a community surgery tomorrow. Come along!
"20.10.2016 12:48:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk What about us? Ilford residents want CCTV for drug dealing hotspot Residents who have complained their road is a drug “hotspot” have reacted in anger to the news that other parts of the borough are to receive more CCTV cameras. Is your road a hotspot for antisocial behaviour?
"20.10.2016 09:57:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'I'm smarter than Stephen Hawking!': Ilford schoolgirl shocked by IQ test results A 10-year-old girl was shocked to learn that she has an IQ two points higher than Stephen Hawking. A 10-year-old girl from Ilford has discovered she has the highest IQ it is possible for a human being to achieve.
"20.10.2016 08:38:40" vine.co New Ilford Recorder out today! Vine by Rosaleen Fenton Out today! A shiny new copy of the Ilford Recorder https://vine.co/v/5wbmpTLv1ZQ
"20.10.2016 07:57:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal after motorcyclist found dead in ditch in Woodford Green A road is closed following reports of an accident this morning. Can you help?
"20.10.2016 06:11:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Islamophobic attacks on the increase in Redbridge Increased attacks against Muslims post-Brexit are the “thin end of the wedge,” says a leading charity. “Statistics are damning and the policy response from government has been lacklustre."
"19.10.2016 08:14:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Five car crash causes severe delays in A406 near Ilford There are severe delays in the A406 southbound near Ilford after five cars collided. If you got stuck on the A406 this morning, this is why:
"19.10.2016 07:42:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan promises to tackle Central Line noise at Woodford Tube station An innovative new technique will be used to reduce noise from the Tube between Woodford and South Woodford, the Mayor of London has stated. What do you think?
"18.10.2016 06:21:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Abandoned car false alarms 'wasting hours of Redbridge enforcement officers' time' Redbridge enforcement officers responded to more than 2,500 incorrect reports of abandoned cars, it has been revealed. 'Enforcement officers responded to 2,617 calls to abandoned cars over the last 12 months, 70 per cent of which were not abandoned.''
"17.10.2016 15:45:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge police officers to receive body worn video cameras to fight crime Police officers around the capital will gain a new tool to aid the fight against crime. Caught on camera - police to use body worn videos to aid the fight against crime. Good idea?
"17.10.2016 12:29:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pilot believed to have lost consciousness in moments leading to aircraft crash in Chigwell last year The pilot of a light aircraft, who died alongside side his co-pilot when they crashed into a field a year ago, may have lost consciousness during the flight, a report concluded. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash last year.
"17.10.2016 09:06:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hainault YouTuber pleads not guilty to illegal gambling charges A professional YouTuber and another man have denied breaching gambling laws after an inquiry into a website inviting bets in a virtual currency. Prominent Hainault YouTuber pleads not guilty to video game gambling charges in a case believed to be one of the first of its kind.
"17.10.2016 06:12:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Opening of new Muslim school in Goodmayes may be delayed The opening of the borough's first voluntary-aided Muslim primary school may be pushed back a year, after a request from the charity in charge of the project. 'Changes to the building plan' have set the opening of a new Muslim school in Goodmayes back a year.
"14.10.2016 12:50:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Newbury Park teenager enjoys work experience with surgeon who operated on him After he broke his wrist in an accident at school, 16-year-old Laurence Wilson asked the surgeon who operated on him, for work experience. The teen now hopes to become an ophthalmology surgeon,
"14.10.2016 11:15:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford boy in kidnap terror praises hero 12-year-old An 11-year-old boy who went through a terrifying abduction bid has given his Xbox game console to the 12-year-old boy who shouted at the three men to leave him alone. The boy and his dad Suhel visited the 12-year-old's house last Friday to thank him.
"14.10.2016 09:51:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge borough commander discusses potential police merger at meeting Plans to merge Redbridge Police with neighbouring boroughs, drug busts and the performance of the council's enforcement team were all discussed at a meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Board last night. Further light was shed on potential plans to merge Redbridge Police with neighbouring boroughs at last night's Safer Neighbourhood Board meeting.
"14.10.2016 08:46:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our Barkingside community surgery 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 Costa Barkingside this afternoon to tell our reporter all about it. Come and meet reporter Matthew Clemenson at our weekly community surgery in Barkingside Costa Coffee from 3.30pm this afternoon.
"14.10.2016 06:48:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hainault Business Park sends warning to would-be burglars at SmartWater launch One of the borough's most innovative business parks has become the first in the UK to utilise cutting-edge forensic technology to prevent burglaries in their area. Hainault Business Park leading the way for security as it utilises cutting-edge forensic technology to prevent burglaries in their area.
"13.10.2016 14:22:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Come to the first readers' surgery for our new paper in Wanstead Do you want to find out more about the borough's newest paper, the Wanstead and Woodford Recorder? Come along to the first community surgery tomorrow. Ralph will be in Nice Croissant, Wanstead, from 9.30am tomorrow.
"13.10.2016 12:29:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 23 things you only know if you grew up in Redbridge. We asked the community to share their memories of the borough. Do you remember any on the list below? Do you remember everything on the list?
"13.10.2016 11:18:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Parents warned to be vigilant after attempted child abduction in Ilford The parents of an 11-year-old boy who was targeted by three men in a terrifying attempted abduction have warned members of the public to be vigilant. Police have increased patrols in the area following the incident.
"13.10.2016 10:55:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Victim Support urges victims of hate crime to speak out Victims of hate crime in the borough will be supported, charities and police officers promised on Wednesday evening. The charity is now offering free legal clinics with solicitors every week.
"13.10.2016 09:27:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford North MP Wes Streeting calls for TfL to act on 'unbearable overcrowding' on the Central Line An MP has slammed Tube bosses for “unbearable overcrowding” on the Central line, which saw a pregnant woman unable to even reach the platform. What do you think of the Central line?
"12.10.2016 13:45:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Drugged-up, urinating youths' are tarnishing Woodford Green estate, says councillor Cannabis smoking, illegal fires on balconies and public urination are just some of the incidents one councillor wants to end on an estate in her ward. Repeated incidents of cannabis smoking, public urination and illegal fires have angered residents on one Woodford Green estate.
"12.10.2016 08:51:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police siege in Woodford Green as man barricades himself on roof of flats A man has barricaded himself on a block of flats near a school causing a police siege. We have some breaking news:
"12.10.2016 06:33:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell grocer retires after 45 years on the high street A high street stalwart is hanging up his apron for the last time on Saturday. The 60-year-old green grocer is retiring on Saturday, much to the sadness of his regular customers.
"11.10.2016 12:12:51" Timeline Photos
"11.10.2016 12:10:47" For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Lee Mead at Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea for the last night of his Some Enchanted Evening tour, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday). Good luck!
"11.10.2016 11:53:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Metropolitan Police urge calm over 'killer clown' sightings The Metropolitan Police have urged the public to remain calm over claims of “killer clowns”, but admit they expect reports of sightings to increase as Halloween approaches. Police expect the number of sightings to increase as Halloween approaches.
"11.10.2016 08:45:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters slam Central Line delays and 'impossible' crowds at South Woodford Commuters at South Woodford hit out at Transport for London (TfL) this morning, after “major delays” and crowds made it “impossible to board” trains. Have you had problems with the Central Line? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
"11.10.2016 06:14:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's cancer care rated among the worst in the country by NHS England Redbridge is one of 24 areas across the country that have the greatest need for improvement when it comes to cancer care, a new report from NHS England has revealed. Cancer survival rate 5th worse in the country bit.ly/2eal1Iu
"10.10.2016 14:27:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Litter “shrine” leaves Goodmayes residents confused A mysterious “shrine” of litter in Goodmayes has left residents completely baffled about how it came to exist. Residents have suggested it might be a modern art installation or youthful hijinks.
"10.10.2016 10:38:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Work begins on new 141 home development in Ilford town centre Work has officially begun on three new blocks of residential flats that will provide the borough with more than 100 new homes. The Paragon development will provide 141 new homes in Ilford town centre by autumn 2017.
"10.10.2016 06:22:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead nursery 'devastated' by council phone mast blunder Work has begun on a 12 metre phone mast, which overlooks a popular nursery, as bungling council staff submitted its objection two days too late. Whoops.
"07.10.2016 11:08:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell candidate shines in episode one of The Apprentice The first episode of The Apprentice saw Chigwell businessman Paul Sullivan come across as an impressive team leader. Did you watch last night's episode?
"07.10.2016 10:39:59" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell businessman jailed for £4.75m VAT fraud A businessman who made almost £5million by reclaiming VAT on empty boxes he sent abroad has been jailed for six years. A Chigwell businessman has been jailed for six years for defrauding HMRC of nearly £5million.
"07.10.2016 07:25:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Disappointing' restaurant closure not a reason to panic says Ilford business leader The closure of a popular restaurant chain's branch in Ilford town centre is not a cause for concern, says one of the borough's business leaders. Business leader attempts to reassure companies worried about popular restaurant chain closure.
"07.10.2016 06:48:25" Hello Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting with your morning travel update: there are minor queues between South Woodford and Redbridge Roundabout but a good service on all lines on the TfL tube and rail network. Got a story call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or
"06.10.2016 11:19:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Life-changing project 'can end homelessness' in Redbridge A charity head says a pioneering year-long project aimed at turning people's lives around could be the first step to ending homelessness. One charitable project might just hold the answer to Redbridge's problems with homelessness. What do you think?
"06.10.2016 06:17:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Barkingside road 'was an accident waiting to happen' before 'horror crash' Residents who live near the scene of a “horrific” crash have said they warned Redbridge Council the road “was an accident waiting to happen”. Residents have said they warned Redbridge Council the road “was an accident waiting to happen”.
"05.10.2016 15:23:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'A cut too far': South Woodford residents criticise council's removal of memorial roses The removal of memorial rose bushes by council-hired contractors saw residents “up in arms” this week. The rose bushes, in Mayfair Gardens, South Woodford, had been there for 35 years, but many have now been totally removed.
"05.10.2016 12:53:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Clayhall artist to exhibit unique line art drawings A self-taught artist, who fell in love with drawing from a young age, says she is “over the moon” to be exhibiting her work. Nina was inspired by the henna art that she used to do at weddings.
"05.10.2016 10:43:54" Photos from Ilford Recorder's post Don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow) for your chance to win a family ticket to Colchester Zoo's Halloween event - Shriek Week!
"05.10.2016 06:19:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Praise for lifeline hospices offering Redbridge residents respite As part of Hospice Care Week, the Recorder spoke to families and carers around the borough about the vital, but often unseen, work that goes on in hospices. As part of Hospice Care Week, we've been finding out a bit more about the amazing work that goes on here in Redbridge.
"04.10.2016 09:55:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford GP surgery 'requires improvement' following CQC inspection A “cramped” GP surgery failing to immediately address patient risks has been ordered to improve by inspectors. What's your experience of The Drive Surgery? Share them here or contact Ann-Marie on the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"04.10.2016 09:49:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Series of 'absences' contributed to Barkingside woman's death, third inquest rules A series of medical “absences” played a part in the death of a woman who died after a routine kidney stone operation, a coroner has ruled, at the end of the third inquest into the death. Fourteen years after Carmel Bloom's death, a third inquest has recorded its verdict into her death.
"04.10.2016 06:25:53" Morning Redbridge,
Chloe here with this morning's news.
Traffic update: There is queuing traffic on the A12 into Chadwell Heath between Moby Dick and the B177 Barley Lane junction.
There is also congestion on the A406 North Circular from South Woodford
"04.10.2016 06:09:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Salvation Army issues night shelter appeal In “darkest Ilford”, a crowd of passionate volunteers met last Thursday night to launch a report on homelessness in Redbridge. “Homelessness is a national crisis and something that needs involvement from the government, local authorities and others, in order to be properly tackled."
"03.10.2016 16:36:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Goodmayes swimming pool gets the green light A new swimming pool for people in the east of the borough is one step closer to become a reality after planning permission was granted last week. The council aren't wasting much time - just three months after Redbridge's newest public pool opened in Loxford, plans are being drawn up for another.
"03.10.2016 11:07:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Relief as Wanstead hospital blood clinic reopens this week Patients will be able to access blood testing at the Old Wanstead Hospital, from Wednesday, after a boiler problem forced residents to travel to Whipps Cross hospital. Some good news for patients.
"03.10.2016 08:01:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Businesses want reign in 'out of control' Ilford Lane independence day celebrations Businesses have started work with police and Redbridge Council to reign in the “out of control” independence day celebrations in Ilford Lane. What do you think?
"30.09.2016 12:11:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter today in Ilford Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our latest readers' surgery today in Ilford. If you're in Ilford pop along and say hello.
"30.09.2016 08:49:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Motorbike collision with lorry blocks A12 at Gants Hill A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after crashing with a lorry at Gants Hill roundabout, causing severe congestion down the A12. The biker has been taken to hospital:
"30.09.2016 08:46:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can you code Shakespeare? Tech-focused free school wants to open in Redbridge Fancy coding Hamlet, or making an app to find your friends? A new tech-focused free school could be opening in Redbridge in 2019. Exciting new free school has applied to open in Redbridge:
"29.09.2016 11:28:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Family of Clayhall suicide victim speak out over mental health trust concerns The grandmother of a 30-year-old man who took his own life in Goodmayes Hospital says she feels “sick to her stomach” that lessons have not been learnt. News this week that inspectors have criticised the mental health trust in charge for failing to protect patients at risk of suicide, led to the family of Simon Harris speaking of their concerns that “nothing has changed”.
"29.09.2016 11:05:56" Do you remember The Odeon in Gants Hill? C&A? The Lido in Valentines park? We would like to write a feature about past buildings/ spaces in the borough and would love to hear your memories and see your pictures. Please comment on this post or email
"29.09.2016 10:48:51" Timeline Photos Pick up a copy of the Recorder today. Includes a family's harrowing tale, a fire chief swapping the day job for puppies & a crime special.
"29.09.2016 09:54:06" Recorder/Post Press Gang Hi boys and girls (and parents) - welcome to our Recorder/Post Press Gang page with birthday mentions, competitions and much more. Have fun! Maxine x Read this week's Press Gang page in the Ilford Recorder (out today) to enter the weekly competition, have the chance to be star of the week and see your birthday mention from Scoopy. For more information email email@example.com
"29.09.2016 08:23:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Police to merge with neighbouring boroughs' forces Redbridge Police's command unit is to merge with one or two other neighbouring boroughs, it can be revealed. What do you think?
"28.09.2016 16:28:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford extremist preacher Anjem Choudary applies to appeal ISIS support conviction Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has applied for permission to appeal his conviction for drumming up support for Islamic State or ISIS. He wants to appeal his jail term ...
"28.09.2016 15:03:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Barkingside crash scene was 'a complete mess', says eyewitness The scene which greeted shocked onlookers after a motorbike and a car collided “was a complete mess”, according to one eyewitness. Police say a man is in a 'serious condition'.
"28.09.2016 12:54:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge voted happiest place to live in London Redbridge has been ranked as the happiest place to live in London, new research has revealed. Do you agree?
"28.09.2016 12:52:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Poll: Have you ever used a mobile phone behind the wheel? Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise. It's a bad habit that can be fatal but lots of people do it, do you?
"28.09.2016 12:07:15" Ilford Recorder We have some breaking news for you:
"28.09.2016 12:00:31" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a Halloween day out at Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes, don't forget to buy your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow). Good luck!
"28.09.2016 11:07:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man suffers 'serious injuries' after crash in Barkingside A man is in a “serious condition” following a crash, reportedly between a car and a motorbike. We have some breaking news for you:
"27.09.2016 13:53:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man jailed for Valentine's Day rape attempt in Valentines Park A man who attempted to rape a woman on Valentine's Day in an Ilford park in broad daylight has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. She punched her attacker in the face and bit him until he ran off.
"27.09.2016 13:18:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man jailed for Valentine's Day rape attempt in Valentines Park A man who attempted to rape a woman on Valentine's Day in an Ilford park in broad daylight has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. She punched her 6ft attacker in the face, bit him and eventually he ran away.
"27.09.2016 12:56:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fallen skips causing heavy traffic on A406 at South Woodford There are heavy delays on the North Circular after a lorry load of skips fell into the road earlier this afternoon. Some unfortunate news if you were hoping to get home early via the North Circular this afternoon.
"27.09.2016 08:18:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Delays on Shenfield to Liverpool Street services after lorry hits railways bridge at Romford Trains are being delayed between Shenfield and Liverpool Street after a lorry struck a railway bridge near Romford station. This comes after trains were delayed last night after a person was hit by a train at Goodmayes station.
"27.09.2016 06:16:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mental health trust failed to protect patients at risk of suicide, report finds Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough's mental health trust, an inspection has found. MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, said the Department of Health and government ministers may be called to intervene after he learned of the report's shocking findings.
"26.09.2016 17:30:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Trains disrupted between Liverpool Street and Shenfield after 'person on track' at Goodmayes station Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are being cancelled after an incident at Goodmayes station. Delays on the line.
"26.09.2016 07:11:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Street drinking, spitting and begging could be banned in Ilford Redbridge Council plans to ban street drinking, spitting and other anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre. Redbridge Council is looking to take a less tolerant approach to crime and disorder.
"26.09.2016 06:59:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Car accident closes Ilford Lane at Britannia Road junction Ilford Lane is closed in both directions at the junction of Britannia Road, Ilford, following a car accident in the early hours of this morning. Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update. A car accident has closed Ilford Lane in both directions at the junction with Britannia Road causing severe delays. Bus routes, EL1 and 169 are on diversion. Got a story? Call
"23.09.2016 11:36:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents tell police: Dealers sell drugs in Ilford 'like from an ice cream van' Angry residents harangued police officers and councillors over drug dealing issues near Ilford station, despite the wave of arrests earlier this month. Police say they hope the 18 arrests will lead to "significant improvements".
"23.09.2016 10:41:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Annual Light Night returns to Barkingside with special guest If you go down to the woods this weekend, you'll be in for a lovely big surprise. Fans of Winnie the Pooh should head down to Barkingside this weekend.
"23.09.2016 06:30:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New schools will be built with South Woodford housing developments, promises Redbridge Council leader New schools and other infrastructure projects will accompany homes built under the Local Plan, Redbridge Council's leader has revealed. Is there room for more houses and schools in South Woodford?
"22.09.2016 10:45:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Council hopes £400 fine will deter fly-tippers in Ilford The council hopes that the introduction of a £400 fine for fly-tippers will help curb the problem which has blighted many of the borough's roads. Local Forum: Council leader Jas Athwal says new fixed penalties will deter potential fly-tippers.
"22.09.2016 06:28:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chadwell Heath care home nurse ignores 400 calls for help of dementia sufferer A care home nurse, who ignored 400 calls for help of a “very vulnerable” resident lying in pain overnight, has been suspended for six months. A Chadwell Heath nurse has been suspended for six months after ignoring 400 cries for help from a elderly dementia sufferer in a Bupa care home.
"21.09.2016 15:55:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes man convicted for money laundering in £113million international fraud ring A Goodmayes man has been jailed for his part in an international internet banking fraud scam, worth £113million. They persuaded victims to give up their internet banking details, to finance a life of luxury in the UK and Pakistan.
"21.09.2016 14:27:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge police officer arrested on anti-corruption charges A Redbridge police constable and three other men from the borough have been arrested on fraud charges relating to a luxury car hire company. He's been placed on local restrictions.
"21.09.2016 13:35:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Teenager arrested in relation to 'broad daylight' stabbing in Ilford A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with an incident where an 18-year-old boy was stabbed in broad daylight in The Drive, Ilford, on September 9. A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of affray and grievous bodily harm.
"21.09.2016 09:22:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes sports science student slams Sports Direct for treating him 'in most disrespectful manner' A sports science student claims having been treated in “the most disrespectful manner” by the retail chain Sports Direct. “I would have rather worked on a set-hour contract but I had no choice.”
"21.09.2016 06:28:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Surgeon tells third inquest into Barkingside woman's death he stands by his actions A surgeon told the third inquest into the death of a Barkingside woman that he would not have changed his actions, despite her dying after a routine operation. She died 10 days after being admitted to hospital for a routine kidney stones operation.
"20.09.2016 17:22:57" Good evening Redbridge, Niall here with your evening travel update. TFL is reporting a good service on all underground and overground lines. Those looking to use the Abridge Road in Chigwell may want to use an alternative route after a road traffic
"20.09.2016 16:05:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Poorly Rottweiler with broken back 'dumped' in South Woodford Vets were forced to put down a dumped five-year-old Rottweiler dog, whose eyes were also infected, after it was unable to stand due to its broken back. Can you help find out what happened? Please share.
"20.09.2016 10:10:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bloomin' great: Redbridge in Bloom shows off borough's best gardens Spaces around the borough have looked bloomin' marvellous as green-fingered residents grew gardens fit for a Queen for Redbridge in Bloom 2016. Well done to all the hard working volunteers who made the borough look so colourful!
"20.09.2016 07:00:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Million pound campaign to get unemployed Clayhall man, 25, his dream job A 25-year-old former pub chef has been given a million pound campaign to get him a job, including interview training with The Apprentice's Claude Littner. Didn't he do well!
"20.09.2016 06:50:04" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update - there is congestion on the A12 from Newbury Park and South Woodford to Redbridge Roundabout with a good service on all TfL tube and rail lines. Got a story? Call the newsdesk
"19.09.2016 17:14:18" Good evening Recorder readers, Niall here with your evening travel update:
A collision on the south side of Beckton roundabout is causing delays. Traffic is slow westbound on the A13 with delays back past Goresbrook Interchange. Traffic is also slow
"19.09.2016 16:58:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Templegoers celebrate at colourful chariot festival Hundreds of people watched the Mayor of Redbridge crack a coconut open this weekend, at the beginning of a Hare Krishna festival. Did you see the Mayor crack a coconut to start the procession?
"19.09.2016 12:53:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Chigwell School sixth form centre honours 'beautiful' pupil who died in road accident A new sixth form centre named in memory of a former 'inspiring' Chigwell School pupil was officially opened this weekend. Lovely story here.
"19.09.2016 11:23:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gallery: Crowds flock to Wanstead Festival A popular community festival saw crowds of people enjoy the last of the sunshine with a jam-packed day of family activities, performances and live music. Did you go?
"19.09.2016 08:17:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Harrison Gibson development going ahead The renovation of an iconic Ilford landmark into 30 storey skyscraper will go ahead, despite fears about Brexit. It will provide 323 homes.
"16.09.2016 15:16:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Lane blocked after pedestrian hit by a car in 'murder attempt' Ilford Lane blocked after pedestrian hit by a car in 'murder attempt' 15:53 16 September 2016 Chloe Farand Police have said they are treating the collision in Fanshawe Avenue, Barking, as attempted murder Traffic is being diverted from Ilford Lane after a Traffic is being diverted.
"16.09.2016 13:33:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a Recorder reporter in Woodford Green today Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our latest… Today!
"16.09.2016 10:36:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Entire Conservative party walks out of Redbridge Council meeting Video Entire Conservative party walks out of Redbridge Council meeting 11:14 16 September 2016 Ellena Cruse ilf wk38 conservatives walk out The leader of the council is seeking legal advice after the entire Conservative party walked out of a Redbridge Drama filled council meeting last night
"16.09.2016 06:16:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk £2m grant could help Redbridge carers back into the workplace £2m grant could help Redbridge carers back into the workplace 07:00 16 September 2016 Ellena Cruse IFR wk52-14 Glynis Donovan - Redbridge First Repsonse Service 001 More than 27,000 unpaid carers in Redbridge could be helped back into work thanks to a Some good news for the borough's 27,000 unpaid carers this morning.
"15.09.2016 15:35:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Head of BHRUT joins Standard's list of top 1,000 influential Londoners Head of BHRUT joins Standard's list of top 1,000 influential Londoners 15:39 15 September 2016 Chloe Farand RRC wk 37 Matthew Hopkins September 2016 The man at the top of the trust that runs King George Hospital has been listed as one of the top 1,000 Astronaut Tim Peake, TV presenter and scientist Brian Cox and Nazneen Rahman, one of the UK's leading cancer researchers, also appear on the list.
"15.09.2016 10:46:36" Ilford Recorder 'I believe the school does need random searches at the very least at the gate, to act as a deterrent.'
"15.09.2016 10:25:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Calls for more searches after two stabbings in broad daylight shock Redbridge Two stabbings in broad daylight, within 72 hours of each other, have shocked the borough. A 17-year-old King Solomon High School pupil was attacked metres from Barkingside police station while walking to school at 8.20am on September 7. 'I believe the school does need random searches at the very least at the gate, to act as a deterrent.'
"15.09.2016 06:35:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bus driver 'swears' at funeral procession in Barkingside Bus driver 'swears' at funeral procession in Barkingside 06:55 15 September 2016 Ellena Cruse PA-28633276 A grieving son says a bus driver “cut up” his father's funeral procession and made obscene hand gestures. Share Comment Email this article to a “It left me fuming – it was a total lack of respect."
"14.09.2016 16:30:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Get help climbing the career ladder at Redbridge jobs fair There are going to be a wealth of exciting opportunities at the 2016 Work Redbridge Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair tomorrow in Ilford. This could be a very useful event in you're looking for a job:
"14.09.2016 13:00:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Talented Chigwell School choir singers praised for evensong at St Paul's Cathedral Talented Chigwell School choir singers praised for evensong at St Paul's Cathedral 12:30 14 September 2016 Chloe Farand Chigwell School Choir Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral Dozens of pupils from Chigwell School's Chapel Choir had the privilege to conduct The school said it was "an honour".
"14.09.2016 11:38:49" Photos from Ilford Recorder's post Don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow) for your chance to win a return ferry trip from Dover to Calais for a car and up to nine passengers with P&O Ferries!
"14.09.2016 11:30:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Assault on young men in Ilford treated as possible hate crime Detectives in Redbridge have released an image of a man they wish to speak to after two young men were assaulted by six men in High Road, Ilford. . Can you help? Redbridge Police have issued an appeal after two college students visiting Ilford were attacked by a group of six men.
"14.09.2016 06:13:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Third inquest into Barkingside woman's kidney stone death hears 'she looked after her health' Third inquest into Barkingside woman's kidney stone death hears 'she looked after her health' 07:00 14 September 2016 Press Association ILR WK13-14Carmel Bloom possible new inquest0001 A Barkingside woman who died after a routine kidney stone operation The first inquest in 2003 found Miss Bloom died of natural causes, but that verdict was quashed by the High Court in December 2004. “She looked after her health and her diet, didn't drink, didn't smoke.”
"13.09.2016 15:50:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Line dancing great-grandmother celebrates 20 years of teaching Check her out!
"13.09.2016 15:48:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mum in Goodmayes school run parking rage convicted of calling neighbour 'Paki' Mum in Goodmayes school run parking rage convicted of calling neighbour 'Paki' 16:20 13 September 2016 Chloe Farand Romford Magistrates' Court An argument over parking during a school run led a mother to call a resident “a Paki b***” and threaten to burn Shocking.
"13.09.2016 15:03:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk West End performers bring 'black humour' to Ilford theatre West End performers bring 'black humour' to Ilford theatre 15:53 13 September 2016 Rosaleen Fenton KMT Dress Rehearsal - Boorskale(15) A musical comedy featuring three sisters, who were simultaneously widowed after a double-decker bus crash tragically This starts tonight!
"13.09.2016 14:26:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk It's ridiculously hot in Redbridge today: Share your photos Send us your photos of how you're spending the hottest September day in the borough for almost 70 years. Send us your photos of fun in the sun!
"13.09.2016 11:50:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mikes Gapes' Ilford South seat to disappear in boundary review Ilford South MP Mike Gapes would lose his seat under the latest Boundary Commission proposals, with the constituency being divided into four separate parts. 'The heart of Ilford has been torn apart'.
"13.09.2016 07:01:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hot weather forecasts for Redbridge have prompted warnings from Public Health England Hot weather forecasts for Redbridge have prompted warnings from Public Health England 18:00 12 September 2016 Ellena Cruse hot weather2 Warnings have been issued today by Public Health England (PHE) following forecasts of hot weather for the coming days Are you going to shealter in the shade or soak up the sun? Send your heatwave pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org http://bit.ly/2cbtjNr
"12.09.2016 16:48:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two Redbridge synagogues to vote on potential unification Two Redbridge synagogues to vote on potential unification 17:04 12 September 2016 Matthew Clemenson ILF WK 18-15 Bet Tikvah 0001 Members of two Jewish communities face a vote on whether or not to join their two congregations later this month. Share The congregations of two of the borough's synagogues are to vote on whether they should combine into one 600-strong community.
"09.09.2016 15:24:28" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Stabbing in broad daylight in Ilford A man, thought to be 18, has been stabbed in broad daylight today in Ilford, the second stabbing in three days in Redbridge. It's the second stabbing in Redbridge in three days:
"09.09.2016 12:36:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sepsis kits will 'help save lives' at King George Hospital Monday marked two years since the death of 13-month-old Zara Alam, who died of sepsis hours after being discharged from Goodmayes' King George Hospital. "I'm happy something has now been put in place, that doctors are being vigilant about the illness" - Zara Alam's mother Nazia http://bit.ly/2coT2UN
"09.09.2016 08:11:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford family of seven forced to live in 'vermin infested' flat A family of seven are having to live in a one room flat which they claim is unsafe and infested with vermin. “The place is vermin infested. There's mice under the floorboards – they squeak and scratch away" http://bit.ly/2c2PTYF
"08.09.2016 16:00:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge pensioner left distressed after care package blunder A disabled pensioner was left “very distressed” after receiving a letter from the council mistakenly saying she had to pay thousands of pounds or see her care suspended. She received a letter from the council informing her she was due to pay £3662.96 if she wanted to continue to receive weekly help.
"08.09.2016 14:14:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our weekly community surgery in Wanstead Have you got a front page story, or a community issue that you think needs reporting? Well come along to our latest reader surgery in Wanstead tomorrow. Ralph Blackburn will be in Wanstead Costa Coffee from 9.30am tomorrow. Come along!
"08.09.2016 09:31:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on the Central Line due to a person on the track There are severe delays on the Central Line from Hainault to Wanstead, due to a person on the track at Tottenham Court Road earlier this morning. You may want to re plan your journey:
"08.09.2016 08:23:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford father fears for safety of Calais child refugees after visiting the “Jungle” A father-of-two fears for the safety of unaccompanied child refugees living in the Calais “Jungle” camp. A father of two visited the "Jungle" last month and was horrified by what he saw. Now he'd like to become a foster parent to two child refugees. To read the full story, pick up a copy of the paper out today.
"07.09.2016 09:04:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Boy' stabbed in Barkingside High Street this morning A “boy” has been stabbed metres away from the police station in Barkingside High Street this morning. #BREAKINGNEWS: Reports of a "boy" stabbed in Barkingside High Street this morning. Residents have seen an air ambulance land in the area.
EDIT: The road has now re-opened.
"07.09.2016 06:13:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's first Sikh free school is 'feather in the cap of community' The head of primary at the borough's first “all-through” Sikh school has described it as a “feather in the cap of the Sikh community”. “It seems incredible that something that started off with three of us just chatting about an idea has finally happened.”
"06.09.2016 12:39:54" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Radical Ilford preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for five and a half years for raising support for ISIS Ilford hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five years and six months at the Old Bailey today for drumming up support for Islamic State (ISIS). We have some breaking news for you:
"06.09.2016 10:58:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'European teenagers' commit three knife point robberies in Wanstead in just one evening Redbridge Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of youths committed three knife point robberies in Wanstead in under four hours. Watch out in Wanstead:
"06.09.2016 06:15:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Scheme could see Ilford's empty shops converted into working space for start-ups A business group is looking to reduce the number of empty shops in the borough's high streets by allowing start-ups and community groups to use the vacant spaces. Under the plan, artists, young businesses in need of a working space and community groups would be able to use vacant shops temporarily and free of charge until the landlord finds a more permanent tenant.
"05.09.2016 14:05:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge enforcement officers crack down on anti-social behaviour around Ilford station In the wake of 16 drug arrests made by police on Thursday, council officers held a Redbridge action day on Friday to focus on cracking down on other anti-social behaviour around Ilford town centre. “It's simple. If you come to Ilford and you sell drugs, act anti-socially or do anything else illegal then we will take you down.”
"05.09.2016 11:29:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green adorned with Kronenbourg can We all know Winston Churchill was fond of a tipple of whiskey but it now appears the former prime minster may also have been a fan of French lager. “It's frustrating and disrespectful for residents."
"05.09.2016 09:33:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One Love Festival review: Taste of Jamaican life in Hainault As the sun began to set on the weekend at Hainault Forest Country Park the words “jah Rastafari” carried on ringing through the air. Did you go? See if you can spot yourself in our gallery:
"05.09.2016 08:56:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Holocaust survivors visit Ilford United Synagogue Before Auschwitz survivor Ivor Perl, 84, learned he had been nominated for a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to Holocaust education, he was feeling deflated. Everyone had a lovely time.
"05.09.2016 06:32:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Dad-of-two wants to stop Ilford becoming a 'concrete jungle' From his fourth floor balcony Fahad Sheikh can see first hand the changes happening in Ilford. “I want to live in an area that's nice to live in, that has enough schools and doctors' surgeries, not a concrete jungle”
"02.09.2016 12:56:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Large-scale police operation sees 17 arrested in connection with drug crimes around Ilford Station A series of early morning raids yesterday (Thursday) have seen 17 people arrested in connection with anti-social behaviour and drug crime in and around Ilford rail station. Reporter Matt Clemenson joined police on the early morning raids yesterday which saw 17 people arrested in connection with anti-social behaviour and drug crime.
"02.09.2016 11:39:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One Love reggae festival begins today in Hainault The biggest reggae festival in the country is starting today in Hainault, with a star studded line up set to thrill music lovers. Are you going?
"02.09.2016 10:57:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell bodybuilder excited to perform in front of Arnold Schwarzenegger A female bodybuilder is to realise her dream and perform in front of the original muscle man Arnold Schwarzenegger in Barcelona later this month. She has to eat 2,500 calories a day leading up to a competition and still lose fat.
"02.09.2016 08:56:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at surgery in Goodmayes Do you have a story you think is worthy of the front page, or just a suggestion for a new section of the paper? I look forward to meeting you and hearing your views!
"02.09.2016 08:19:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Families praise firefighters after fleeing storeroom fire Two mothers have shared their experiences of being evacuated from their homes this week after a fire broke out in the shop underneath them. Two mothers who were both forced to evacuate their homes after a fire broke out in the shop beneath their flats have praised the calming influence of the firefighters that helped them.
"02.09.2016 06:14:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Council leader hits back against claims Loxford is 'forgotten' part of Redbridge The leader of Redbridge Council has hit back at suggestions Loxford Lane is a “forgotten” part of the borough. Council leader Jas Athwal has rubbished claims that authorities have "forgotten" Loxford Lane.
"01.09.2016 13:45:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Momentum apologise to Ilford South MP Mike Gapes A newly formed political group was forced to apologise after it published a “lie” on its website about an Ilford MP's voting record. “We wholeheartedly apologise for any distress the incorrect information has caused to Mike"
"01.09.2016 11:06:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford family man wins birthday surprise for his wife A husband will be in his wife's good books next week after he entered a competition and won a new car for her birthday. “I never thought I would win, my wife will be so pleased – its her birthday next week"
"01.09.2016 09:50:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge mayor calls for action after 'tragic' Clayhall shooting A 22-year-old man is in hospital after a shooting in Clayhall, on Saturday night. "It is always tragic when a young man is hurt like this."
"01.09.2016 06:20:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge charity chiefs welcome council leader's homelessness pledge Two charity chiefs have said they are “excited” to work with the council on homelessness after raising concerns over sleeping spots being removed. “We are looking forward to working with the council on practical solutions to eradicate long-term homelessness in the borough.”
"31.08.2016 14:48:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge library encourages children to catch 'em all Children were hunting for Pikachu among the books on Tuesday, as Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, in Ilford, hosted a Pokémon Go session. Have you been?
"30.08.2016 16:08:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge single parents group appeals for new venues A group for single parents enjoyed their monthly meet up on Sunday, with colourful face painting on offer for the younger members. Can you help?
"30.08.2016 11:08:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Firefighters evacuate 17 people during shop blaze in Woodford Green Seventeen people, including two children, were evacuated from their homes or places of work by firefighters this morning after a fire broke out in a shop beneath a block of flats. 17 people were evacuated this morning after a fire broke out in Woodford Green Co-Op this morning.
"30.08.2016 10:41:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man, 22, in hospital after Clayhall shooting A 22-year-old-man is in hospital after a shooting in Tiptree Crescent, in Clayhall, on Saturday night. His injuries are not life-threatening.
"30.08.2016 06:17:20" Good morning Redbridge!
Chloe here with this morning's new.
There seem to be no traffic incident this morning and the roads are clear.
If you have a story, email email@example.com.
Have a lovely day.
"26.08.2016 14:05:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Come to a readers' surgery in Clayhall today From Gants Hill to Goodmayes, if you live or work in Redbridge we want to hear what matters to you and what is going on in your area. Come meet Matt today.
"26.08.2016 10:49:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Community comes together at Redbridge Town Hall funday Police officers face-painting children, henna tattoos and a fire engine open to the public were just some of the attractions at the Redbridge Community Day held at the Town Hall yesterday. There was quite a turn-out at yesterday's community fun day in Ilford. The mayor certainly enjoyed himself, as did the face-painting policemen.
"26.08.2016 08:00:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Corbyn backers gather to laud a 'genuine guy' at Redbridge Momentum meeting, Ilford Town Hall. The Jeremy Corbyn roadshow rolled into Ilford last week just as the Labour leadership battle stepped up a gear. Did you go?
"25.08.2016 14:10:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: West Hatch High school marks an impressive haul of GCSEs The headteacher of West Hatch High School has shared her pride at the school's impressive GCSE results this year. The headteacher of West Hatch High School has revealed how proud she is of her school's fantastic GCSE results today.
"25.08.2016 13:49:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Ilford Grammar School pupils celebrate GCSE success Ilford Grammar School pupils have been finding out just how much five years of hard work in secondary school have paid off and picking up their GCSE results today. Another impressive year for Ilford Grammar School's GCSE pupils - featuring our first #RedbridgeResults prank of the day.
"25.08.2016 13:09:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Valentines High School marks 'fantastic' GCSE results Staff at Valentines High School have been joining pupils in celebrating another brilliant year of GCSE results. Congrats to all the Valentines High School pupils celebrating their #RedbridgeResults today.We spoke to headteacher Richard Laws to get his reaction.
"25.08.2016 12:35:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Bancroft's headteacher hails 'tremendous' GCSE results It was another spectacular year for Bancroft's School, as 99 per cent of exams taken at the school were graded A*-B. Bancroft's posted some pretty incredible GCSE results today. #RedbridgeResults
"25.08.2016 12:05:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Mayfield School celebrate their results in Goodmayes Staff and students at Mayfield School have been celebrating as their results have gone up from last year. Mayfield School headteacher hails the efforts of students and staff
"25.08.2016 12:00:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Father and aid worker returns from Aleppo and devotes life to help civilians in war-torn Syria A father of two and one of the few aid workers inside war-torn Syria lives with his family at the heart of one the world's most dangerous conflicts helping civilians to survive. "We have got over the idea of going home. As long as there is conflict here, we will stay. We have made this our homes even under the bombs."
"25.08.2016 11:36:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Wanstead High mark their best ever GCSE results day haul Teachers at Wanstead High School might be forgiven for cracking open the champagne this lunch time as they celebrate their school's best ever GCSE results. Don't be surprised if staff at Wanstead High School throw a party tonight. Their school has just posted its best-ever GCSE results.
"25.08.2016 11:08:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Kantor King Solomon's record breaking year Kantor King Solomon High School is celebrating a record-breaking GCSE results morning today. Continuing our #RedbridgeResults GCSE coverage, we spoke to the headteacher at Kantor King Solomon High School about their record-breaking results.
"25.08.2016 10:29:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Forest Academy's GCSE results continue to improve It has been a successful morning for Forest Academy pupils, as their GCSE results improved for the second year running. The only way appears to be up for Forest Academy pupils on #GCSEresultsday.
"25.08.2016 09:28:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pupils at Loxford School celebrate exam results in the sunshine There were plenty of happy phone calls made to anxious parents outside the main entrance to Loxford School this morning as excited pupils picked up their GCSE results. A massive congratulations to everyone at Loxford School of Science and Technology who got their #GCSEresults today.
"25.08.2016 09:06:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Oaks Park High celebrate success There were tears of joy this morning as pupils at Oaks Park High School found out how they had done in their GCSEs. Our reporters are out in the borough this morning to catch all the highs and lows of #GCSEresultsday. Congrats to everyone our reporter Ellena has been chatting to at Oaks Park High School.
"25.08.2016 07:15:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge teenagers collect their GCSE results today After the excitement of last week's A-level results day, it's time for teenagers across the borough to experience the same nerve-wracking feelings as they collect their GCSE results. It's a big day for teenagers across Redbridge! Recorder reporters are out and about at schools around the borough. Good luck! #gcseresults
"24.08.2016 16:12:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Recorder “Death is going to come to you so you have to stand up for something and live an honourable life. We are trying our best to help these people and that is why I am here."
Pick up tomorrow's Recorder for the full story.
"24.08.2016 06:23:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge charities slam equal pay division Research showing that women earn 18 per cent less then men on average, has been called “terrible” by an equalities charity. Unequal pay is “another battle women have to take on”.
"23.08.2016 06:25:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Councillors in row over Charlie Brown's upgrade Upcoming work to improve the safety of pedestrians at one of the borough's biggest roundabouts has sparked a row between councillors. Labour councillor 'peanuts' Liberal over roundabout http://bit.ly/2bdUljn
"22.08.2016 14:13:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Olympian speaks of his 'appreciation' for Ilford Over the last couple weeks dozens of athletes have become overnight superstars for helping Britain achieve its best medal tally. Former Ilford AC member shares his memories with the Recorder
"22.08.2016 09:45:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Park Hotel in Ilford: Building's roof destroyed by fire A large blaze destroyed the roof of a hotel, which was under refurbishment, in Cranbrook Road on Saturday evening. More than 30 firefighters battled the blaze on Saturday evening.
"22.08.2016 08:55:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Redbridge police inspector promises to take on sex traffickers A new officer has been appointed to deal with prostitution, one of Redbridge's biggest problems. Chloe Farand caught up with her “I am not here to judge sex workers and I am aware that sex work polarises society. But when the demand is not there, there is a way for the women and men to leave prostitution.”
"21.08.2016 08:28:02" Timeline Photos As part of our Pride in Redbridge campaign, some of our reporters will be joining officers from the council on a clean up of Highbury Gardens in Seven Kings this morning. Feel free to come and get involved - bit.ly/2buvsoZ
"20.08.2016 18:27:23" Timeline Photos Residents are advised to avoid Cranbrook Road in Ilford if at all possible as firefighters are currently battling a large fire at The Park Hotel. Reports suggest the hotel was under renovation when the fire broke out and the roof has been entirely
"19.08.2016 17:10:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford man admits drunkenly threatening church pastor with whip mid service A 43-year-old man has been sentenced after drunkenly threatening a pastor with a whip in front of a horrified congregation at a church in Ilford. "Listen to me, don't tell me to get out. I am going to whip you.”
"19.08.2016 15:45:15" London's legacy with Ilford's Hussain Manawer Read the story here about how Hussain Manawer is helping Sadiq Khan promonte #LondonIsOpen http://bit.ly/2bHIdvW
"19.08.2016 12:46:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Courageous' Forest Academy student celebrates A-level success despite caring for mum with brain cancer A Forest Academy student has triumphed in her A-level exams, despite spending nine months working from hospital and caring for her mother suffering with severe brain cancer. If you read one A-level exams story today, make sure it's this one:
"19.08.2016 11:34:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Zoroastrians celebrate New Year with a feast The borough's Zoroastrian community has come together to celebrate their new year – marking the beginning of year 1386. Fire is at the centre of the Zoroastrian religion.
"19.08.2016 09:39:42" ilfordrecorder.co.uk bit.ly Will you be using the Night Tube tonight? Here's everything you need to know:
"19.08.2016 08:51:07" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge police officer dismissed for 'months of' harassment A Redbridge police officer has been dismissed after he received a caution for “months of” harassment. “Pc Deavin has admitted to a course of conduct that was not a single isolated misjudgment but continued over a period of months."
"18.08.2016 15:16:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Recorder Congratulations to all the A-level students at Woodbridge High School
"18.08.2016 14:45:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Another record year at Seven Kings High School
"18.08.2016 13:58:17" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Recorder See how your school did at its A-level exams in our complete list:
"18.08.2016 13:19:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Outstanding performances at Ilford's Ursuline Academy There were some outstanding performances at Ursuline Academy as A-level students came to pick up their results this morning. Well done to everyone at Ursuline.
"18.08.2016 11:47:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge results: Valentines High School celebrate their best achievement The sixth form centre in Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, was buzzing with excitement this morning as A-level students came to pick up their results. Visit ilfordrecorder.co.uk/seasonal/exam-results for all the latest news about today's results
"18.08.2016 10:11:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/homeless_man_sublet_ilford_flat_in_housing_fraud_1_4660987 "This case is another example that shows if you commit fraud in Redbridge, you will be caught and punished"
"18.08.2016 09:12:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Recorder Getting your A-level results today? See if you can spot yourself in our gallery:
"18.08.2016 06:31:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Results: A-level students find out how they did Recorder reporters are visiting schools in the borough this morning covering the A-level results as they happen. Recorder reporters will be out and about across Redbridge to find out how students have done.
Keep track of the latest results by visiting ilfordrecorder.co.uk/examresults or follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #RedbridgeResults.
"17.08.2016 16:41:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Appeal launched after sexual assault in Chigwell Detectives from Essex Police are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault in Chigwell. Detectives from Essex Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Chigwell on Monday. Can you help?
"17.08.2016 16:32:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Can you help? Owner devastated after nine puppies stolen from Clayhall flat A heartbroken dog owner, whose nine puppies were stolen, says she believes the theft must have been carried out by someone close to her. "I felt sick.”
"17.08.2016 16:30:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Through the doors of one of Ilford's best kept jazz secrets Tucked away from public view, the Ilford Rafa Club is one of Redbridge's hidden gems where friends meet for a drink to the gentle sounds of jazz music. Have you got a plan for tomorrow night?
"17.08.2016 15:44:10" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's front page: 'Shock as nine puppies stolen'
Excerpt will be online later.
"17.08.2016 13:49:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pro ISIS preacher Anjem Choudary 'given platform for too long' say Redbridge Muslim leaders Members of Redbridge's Muslim community have accused the national media of giving Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary “a platform for too long” to express extremist views. 'His perspective was definitely not the Muslim perspective.'
"17.08.2016 10:47:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk London night tube will help Redbridge cabbies 'capitalise on the night time economy' Black cab drivers are celebrating the arrival of the night tube which they say will be a welcome boost to their industry. Night tube starts this weekend. Are you going to use it Or will you get a cab back from London?
"17.08.2016 10:36:37" Photos from Ilford Recorder's post For your chance to win a family ticket to the New Scientist Live event at ExCel London, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out tomorrow).
"17.08.2016 10:12:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Glorious sunshine and perfect picnics: Redbridge residents enjoy summer Residents flocked to parks and green spaces around the borough yesterday as they took advantage of the pleasant weather. Hope we haven't seen the last of it!
"17.08.2016 06:47:57" Good morning: Rosie here. There is heavier than usual traffic on A12 into town in Chadwell Heath between Moby Dick and the B177 Barley Lane junction.
- Overnight Britain made Rio 2016 their most successful overseas Olympics with 50 medals, as Laura
"17.08.2016 06:15:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Shadow Chancellor will be in Ilford tonight Shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, will be coming to Ilford tonight to speak at a public rally. Are you going?
"16.08.2016 15:02:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Radical Ilford preacher Anjem Choudary convicted of raising support for ISIS Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, 49, is facing jail after he was convicted at the Old Bailey of drumming up support for the Islamic State (IS) terror group. He encouraged support for ISIS on YouTube and refused to denounce Jihadi John.
"16.08.2016 14:02:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Muslims welcome report on employment inequality The head of the Muslim Council of Britain has said he is unsurprised by a report showing high levels of discrimination against Muslim people in the workplace. The report has found that Muslim women routinely face discrimination at work, and when trying to get jobs.
"16.08.2016 06:59:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents of Gants Hill 'scaffold towers' looking at another 23 months of repairs Tenants and homeowners who live in a building known as “scaffold towers” may be looking at another “23 months” of works. Will works ever finish? Do you live in Gabrielle House? Call Ann-Marie on 02084773892
"16.08.2016 06:56:44" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update, there is a good service on TfL tube and rail networks and the A12 is clear into town. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"15.08.2016 15:12:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Timeline News, sport and what's on from the Ilford Recorder Calling all Hammers fans!
Ahead of West Ham's first Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight, check out our interactive timeline of the club's proud history
"15.08.2016 14:19:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford Shooting: Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Two arrests have been made in connection with a shooting that occurred in Loxford Lane, Ilford. Police have arrested two men in relation to Loxford Lane shooting
"15.08.2016 11:41:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Party on the streets as residents celebrates Pakistan Independence Day Patriotic celebrations were in full force in Ilford Lane, Ilford, this weekend, as crowds of people took to the streets to celebrate the anniversairy of Pakistan's Independence Day. Were you there?
"15.08.2016 11:01:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chigwell man 'went up in flames' after pouring petrol on bonfire A Chigwell man went “up in flames” after a petrol explosion in his garden while relighting a bonfire. Michael suffered third-degree burns in the blaze, and is warning others of the dangers.
"12.08.2016 16:28:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gants Hill gran 'petrified' after Redbridge Council cracks her wall A grandmother who was left with a crack in her wall, after Redbridge Council bored into land near her property said she is “petrified” bricks will fall on her young grandchildren. You can fit a car key through it.
"12.08.2016 14:50:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Children pick produce at Valentines Mansion Budding gardeners headed to Valentines Mansion for a sow n' grow session. Vegatables for dinner http://bit.ly/2bcTQvj
"12.08.2016 12:21:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's very own golden boy rower vows to defend his medal As Olympic fever grips the nation, one of Redbridge's youngest rowers is celebrating a gold medal of his own. Waiting to see how Great Britain do in the rowing in Rio later? Read about Redbridge's very own gold medal winning rower, aged just 12, here:
"12.08.2016 12:00:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Timeline News, sport and what's on from the Ilford Recorder Have you seen our interactive West Ham timeline yet?
If you're a West Ham fan and you haven't, then is there any better time to test yourself against our fiendish West Ham quizzes than a Friday lunchtime?
Featuring brilliant videos, pictures from the
"12.08.2016 06:28:28" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge has largest reported crime drop in London Redbridge Police recorded the biggest fall in reported crime across London last year, new statistics have revealed. Some good news
"11.08.2016 16:33:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford man who exposed himself on the Tube given suspended sentence A 20-year-old man has been handed a suspended sentence after exposing himself to a woman on the tube. The victim felt so intimidated she left the train in tears.
"11.08.2016 12:38:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet the Redbridge runners working out and doing good A London-wide initiative to get people doing good deeds for their community while they exercise has revealed it has big plans for Redbridge. A group of runners that use their exercise regime to help out local community projects are hoping for a large-scale expansion in Redbridge.
"11.08.2016 12:13:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Night Tube to run this weekend ahead of official launch A test run of the Central Line's new Night Tube service will take place this weekend, but members of the public will not be able to take advantage just yet. Are you excited for Night Tube to start next week?
"11.08.2016 11:03:32" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at surgery in Ilford Do you have a story you think is worthy of the front page, or just a suggestion for a new section of the paper? Ralph Blackburn will be in Costa Coffee, The Exchange, Ilford, from 4pm to 5.30pm today.
"11.08.2016 10:24:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge residents could save lives by converting disused phone boxes Residents are being encouraged to convert iconic red phone boxes into life-saving hotspots by installing heart attack equipment around the borough. The classic phone boxes could get a new lease of life under this project.
"11.08.2016 09:44:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Parents warned authorities 'thousands' of times before boy, 11, was shot Parents claimed they warned authorities “thousands” of times about drug dealers near a park, before a child was hit by a stray bullet while playing. For the full two page coverage on the shooting buy today's Ilford Recorder.
"11.08.2016 09:17:15" Timeline Photos The latest Ilford Recorder is out now!
We have two pages on the Ilford shooting, with eyewitnesses reports, a description of the suspect and a first person account from our reporter who was at the scene.
"11.08.2016 06:39:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's child mental health services temporarily cut to save money Children's mental health services in Redbridge are to be drastically cut to save money. Vital mental health services in Redbridge are set to be temporarily withdrawn as part of a cost-cutting exercise.
"10.08.2016 14:49:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gants Hill dad, 67, proves it's never too late by becoming a bodybuilder A Gants Hill man, who works 57 and a half hours a week at a hospital, has entered his first bodybuilding competition aged 67. Good on him http://bit.ly/2biQOlq
"10.08.2016 12:04:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford fly-tipper 'didn't know when bin day was' Two residents have been handed a combined bill of more than £600 for fly-tipping, after one man claimed his rubbish was making his house smell and he didn't know when his rubbish would be collected. Whoops.
"10.08.2016 10:48:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Police issue description of suspect Police have issued a description of the man they are hunting over the shotgun shooting in Loxford Lane, Ilford, on Monday. We have an update on the shooting in Loxford Park, police have issued a description of the suspect. Can you help?
"10.08.2016 08:08:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead community unites to help fire-hit families Neighbours who assisted residents after a fire destroyed their homes have raised more than £3,000 and collected hundreds of bags of food and clothes. True community spirit.
"10.08.2016 07:00:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Timeline News, sport and what's on from the Ilford Recorder Are you a Hammers fan?
Check out our interactive West Ham timeline telling the story of the club from their very first game at Upton Park through to their move to the Olympic Stadium.
Featuring brilliant videos, pictures from the Recorder's archives and
"09.08.2016 14:11:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Father of Woodford Green girl with rare brain tumour calls for more funding from government The father of a six-year-old girl with an incurable childhood cancer is calling for the government to fund more research into the rare illness. Can you sign the petition?
"09.08.2016 10:46:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford shooting: Boy hit in cheek by shotgun pellet An onlooker has described the chaos when a quiet afternoon in Loxford Park was shattered by two gun shots with one “grazing” an 11-year-old boy's face. We have an update from the shooting in Loxford Park yesterday. The boy was hit in the cheek with a shotgun pellet, while the 22-year-old man remains in critical condition.
"09.08.2016 07:45:43" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Boy, 11, hurt and man 'critically injured' after shooting 'with big gun' at playground in Loxford Park, Ilford A man in his 20s is in critical condition in hospital and a 11-year-old boy has suffered minor injuries after being shot in a children's playground in Loxford Park, Ilford, yesterday afternoon. A man in his 20s is fighting for his life after being shot in Loxford Park, yesterday afternoon. Find out the latest here:
"08.08.2016 17:15:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Child and man injured after reported shooting near Loxford Park, Ilford There have been reports of a shooting in Loxford Lane, Ilford, metres from a children's playground, and a man and a child have been taken to hospital. UPDATE: We can now confirm a 11-year-old boy and 40-year-old man have been taken to hospital, after being shot at the playground in Loxford Park, Ilford.
"08.08.2016 16:57:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Child and man injured after reported shooting near Loxford Park, Ilford There have been reports of a shooting in Loxford Lane, Ilford, metres from a children's playground, and a man and a child have been taken to hospital. We have some breaking news, there has allegedly been a shooting in Loxford Park.
"08.08.2016 06:12:56" Morning Redbridge,
Chloe here with this morning's news.
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If you have a story email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 477 3825.
Have a lovely day!
"08.08.2016 06:07:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Concerns aired over flights above Redbridge after airport expansion approved Campaigners have been left angered after a £344m expansion programme at London City Airport was given the green light. Ministers gave the go-ahead for plans which are expected to see a dramatic increase in flights over the borough.
"07.08.2016 11:29:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Valentines Mansion Artists exhibit their work based on Shakespeare in Ilford. Shakespeare may have written “what's past is prologue”, but for the artists in residence at Valentines Mansion, their pieces based on his work are very au courant. Thourght provoking ideas at free exhibition http://bit.ly/2aE2Tmx
"06.08.2016 22:03:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Reporter goes wild for the night in Hainault Forest As I walk along the path, armed with a rucksack and a three-year-old, I try to remind myself why I thought sleeping in the forest for a night would be a good idea. Not every day you get to sleep under the stars in Hainault Forest. The woodland trust staff were so knowledgable and passionate and have some great outdoor events to help adults and children get back to nature.
"05.08.2016 14:56:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Corbyn supporter Diane Abbott tells Ilford North MP Wes Streeting he should 'consider his position' Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has asked a senior Labour MP to “clarify what she meant” when telling him to “consider his position”. “I have considered my position. I should stand up for what I believe in."
"05.08.2016 10:31:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge friends' 'bumblebee' bus to give hope to Syrian refugees A university lecturer and his paramedic friend have transformed an out-of-service coach into a medical “bumblebee” bus for refugees in Greece. Nice work guys!
"04.08.2016 17:37:13" Ilford Recorder Police caused around £1,000 worth of damage This
"04.08.2016 15:06:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford cancer survivor hopes new book will inspire others to 'hold on to life' A cancer survivor who wrote a book about her experience wants to inspire others to “hold on to life” while battling the disease. “Often they say of people with cancer 'he has survived or he has died', but there is much more to it."
"04.08.2016 14:55:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Share your stories with a Recorder reporter tomorrow morning in Newbury Park Come and share your stories with a Recorder reporter at one of our regular community surgeries. Think you have a story for us? Our next community surgery is in Newbury Park tomorrow morning with reporter Rosie Fenton, be sure to pop in and say hello!
"04.08.2016 09:13:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'I'm not dead, I was on holiday' – Chigwell pensioner speaks out after police raid bungalow A pensioner whose front door was smashed in by police over fears for his welfare has indignantly hit back – saying he was simply enjoying a summer break to the Balkans. Police caused around £1,000 worth of damage
"04.08.2016 06:11:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Calls to repair Woodford Green 'danger' bridge Demands for a park footbridge to be repaired have been ramped up – a year after it was closed over safety concerns. The walkway has been shut since August 2015. But a councillor has called for action, saying “oblivious” residents are still using it, unaware of the danger.
"03.08.2016 14:07:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fundraising drive for Ilford pocket parks to begin Fundraising drive for Ilford pocket parks to begin 14:01 03 August 2016 Ellena Cruse Volunteers standing behind the fruits of their labour. Archant Share Comment Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Cecelia Young volunteers help make the dream of a pocket park a reality in #ilford: http://bit.ly/2azHaK6
"02.08.2016 16:57:08" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two men convicted for 'cold-blooded execution' of body found in Epping Forest Two men have been convicted of murder after they shot a Turkish man four times, trussed him up and buried his body in Epping Forest. The pair shot Hidir Aksakal four times, including in the mouth
"02.08.2016 15:47:34" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Abandoned picnic on Ilford Cricket Club's wicket slammed 'appalling' Untouched burgers, half eaten chips and bottles of coke: this was the “appalling” sight discovered on the wicket of the Ilford Cricket Club on Monday morning. Disgusting.
"02.08.2016 14:33:09" ilfordrecorder.co.uk City Gates church opens new building with 'homecoming' ceremony in Ilford A church unveiled its brand new building at an opening ceremony after seven years of worshipping at a cinema. See our gallery:
"02.08.2016 12:00:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Pride in Redbridge: Wanstead's guerilla gardeners give back with pop-up plots A gardeners' group hoping to inspire others in the borough has been transforming “sad” plots of public land. 'It's a really nice community thing, it's not just about planting plants – it's about giving people ownership of their high street'
"02.08.2016 07:26:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk How mercenaries, mobsters and a porn awards helped a Woodford Green publishers win a national prize An independent publishers, whose authors include contract mercenaries, ex-mobsters and tattoo artists, has won a national literary prize. Mercenaries, mobsters and adult entertainment turned out to be a winning combination for this prize-winning Woodford Green publishing house.
"02.08.2016 06:59:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Costa Coffee franchise wins Redbridge Business of the Year The company which runs Costa Coffee shops in the borough has won Redbridge Business of the Year at a city-wide awards ceremony. The company which runs Costa Coffee cafes in the borough has won a prestigious prize at a London-wide business awards ceremony.
"02.08.2016 06:19:22" Good morning Redbridge, Matt here with this morning's travel update. The borough's roads look clear for the most part, although there is some traffic on the A12 between Gants Hill and Redbridge Roundabout, and on the M11 into Woodford. On the tube there's
"01.08.2016 15:42:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents 'lucky to be alive' after fire engulfs Wanstead block of flats Residents said they were lucky to be alive after the roof of their apartment block was completely destroyed by a fire which trapped an elderly couple inside their top-floor flat. “We came out and the woman was screaming 'help me'. The fire was in the hallway of their flat. As soon as we were downstairs we heard a big bang and the door of their flat collapsed while they were still inside."
"01.08.2016 14:33:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Hainault fire station opens doors as part of 150th anniversary celebrations The public are invited to Hainault fire station for a celebratory open day to honour the London Fire Brigade's 150th anniversary. Any mini firefighters will be interested in going to this.
"01.08.2016 10:27:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Elderly man and woman taken to hospital after fire destroys Wanstead flat Two people were taken to hospital after a fire completely destroyed a flat in an apartment block.
"01.08.2016 07:23:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Two people taken to hospital after fire destroyed Wanstead flat Two people were taken to hospital after a fire completely destroyed a flat in an apartment block. Harrier Avenue, Wanstead, remains closed at the A12 Eastern Avenue junction.
"01.08.2016 06:26:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gants Hill rabbi: Educating young people key in fight against anti-Semitism Anxiety and concern over anti-Semitism in the borough is rife, according to a rabbi. “There's a lot of insecurity, especially with the older people. People are a bit jittery.”
"01.08.2016 06:14:36" Morning Redbridge!
Chloe here with this morning's news.
Traffic update: Congestion on the A406 North Circular Road southbound between South Woodford and Redbridge Roundabout.
Harrier Avenue in Wanstead is closed at the A12 Eastern Avenue junction
"30.07.2016 18:16:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man in critical condition after attack near Ilford station A man is fighting for his life after sustaining head injuries in the early hours of this morning. Can you help police?
"29.07.2016 14:01:55" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead hardest place to pass in the UK: More than two-thirds of learner drivers fail test Wanstead has been named as the toughest place in the UK to pass a driving test. Did you pass in Wanstead? Might be better to take you driving test up north.
"29.07.2016 10:52:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Little Heath School parents 'angry' over school bus confusion Parents are feeling “insulted” after confusion over a pilot scheme to cut door-to-door bus services for disabled pupils, according to a school governor. 'The service is a lifeline and now they're saying the pilot scheme is voluntary, which is absolutely insulting'
"29.07.2016 08:33:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ginger Pig butchers now open in Wanstead Famous butchers Ginger Pig has opened its doors today, after taking over the old A.G. Dennis site in Wanstead High Street. Will you be trying their famous sausage rolls?
"29.07.2016 06:27:41" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford church rises from the rubble to hold official opening ceremony A church is to hold an official opening ceremony for its multi-million pound building tomorrow (Saturday). The church cost £7.5 million to build and has five floors.
"28.07.2016 16:33:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Goodmayes primary school expansion approved by Redbridge Council with conditions Plans to expand a Muslim school were approved by the council's Regulatory Committee last night despite fears over road safety. The expansion of Al Noor Muslim Primary School, in Goodmayes, was granted planning permission subject to a number of conditions at a meeting of the council's Regulatory Committee last night.
"28.07.2016 15:03:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chat to a reporter at our Ilford Recorder community surgery today Have you got a story or an issue you want us to look into? Reporter Chloe Farand is now in Tinseltown, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill. Come for a chat or just to say hi.
"28.07.2016 10:06:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford's Sainsbury's development rejected by council's Regulatory Committee A contentious plan to build 683 new homes in the centre of Ilford was refused planning permission by Redbridge councillors last night. Here's our first report from last night's high-stakes meeting of the council's Regulatory Committee.
The proposed Sainsbury's development in central Ilford was refused planning permission.
"28.07.2016 10:05:50" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Chat to a reporter at our Ilford Recorder community surgery today Have you got a story or an issue you want us to look into? Meet an Ilford Recorder reporter this afternoon from 3.30pm at Tinseltown in Gants Hill.
"28.07.2016 10:03:02" youtube.com Swinging Trapeze Korri Singh Aulakh Promo Read our interview with the incredible Korri Aulakh, a former Loxford School pupil who is now a professional trapeze artist performing all over the
"28.07.2016 06:25:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk We won't let Brexit stop Ilford's regeneration – Redbridge Council leader The regeneration of Ilford town centre will not be halted by Brexit – that is the clear message from Redbridge Council's leader. 'Business as usual' - Redbridge's council leader insists Brexit won't halt the regeneration of Ilford town centre.
"27.07.2016 10:32:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Wanstead Italian eatery Bombetta granted drinks licence An innovative new Italian restaurant has been granted an alcohol licence, and one of the owners sought to reassure residents it is “definitely not a bar”. It will offer rare Italian meats and cheeses and 'amazing and unusual' wines.
"27.07.2016 06:40:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Breaking and slithering: Police apprehend snake in Woodford kitchen There are many things you expect to find in your parent's kitchen, but a potentially deadly reptile is not one of them. The slippery suspect was safely apprehended.
"26.07.2016 16:42:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Wanstead man elected as new head of Muslim Council of Britain As the new head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan has big plans for the organisation. “I want young people to know that if you work hard, you will be rewarded for that.”
"26.07.2016 14:50:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge consultation launches into controversial property licensing scheme A 12-week consultation on two contentious property licensing schemes was launched on Monday. Have you say on whether you think the property license scheme will improve standards for renters.
"26.07.2016 12:43:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Empty ward could be used for blood-testing after boiler breaks at Wanstead Hospital A hospital ward which has been empty for months could be used to house blood testing and physiotherapy services. Hopefully some good news in store for residents who won't have to trek to Whipps Cross for blood tests in future
"26.07.2016 10:53:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Can I have a Big Mac?' London Fire Brigade release most ridiculous calls From a man calling to say that his “very very large friend” was stuck up a tree, to a man calling to request a Big Mac, the London Fire Brigade has revealed its top ten weirdest calls. One caller wanted to tell firefighters that she was scared of spiders. Listen to the calls here.
"26.07.2016 06:58:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Home News, sport and what's on from the Ilford Recorder Hi, Ralph here with your morning updates.
There are queues southbound in the M11 from Loughton to Woodford Green.
There is also some congestion in the A406 between South Woodford and Redbridge roundabout.
See our homepage for the latest travel
"26.07.2016 06:29:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk New Wanstead Italian restaurant Bombetta applies for alcohol licence Plans for alfresco drinking at a new upmarket Italian restaurant have been criticised by councillors and residents who fear it could lead to “drunkenness and anti-social behaviour”. What do you think?
"25.07.2016 17:47:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charity cyclists complete tour of temples for Woodford Green children's hospice Hindu cyclists pedalled from temple to temple across the capital raising thousands of pounds for a children's hospice. Doing anything for charity? Get in touch: email@example.com
"25.07.2016 15:00:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk FA 'disappointed' at decision to include Oakfields in Local Plan The FA has expressed is disappointment after the council included a playing field in its Local Plan on Thursday. How do you feel about the playing field being earmarked for housing development?
"25.07.2016 11:40:18" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Recorder joins Redbridge enforcement officer in fight against fly-tipping Engaging with the community is key in the crackdown on a culture of littering and fly-tipping, according to a senior enforcement officer. 'Some people think it's OK to fly-tip, to live in filth, but it's not'
"25.07.2016 09:32:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Enforcement team to act on allegations of car dealers illegally trading in Woodford Green Enforcement officers are to investigate allegations of a car dealership selling vehicles in the road, a meeting heard. “All of our neighbours are so angry, my husband has to park four streets away.”
"22.07.2016 13:08:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Defenceless disabled man slapped across the face on late night train Police are searching for a man who slapped a disabled commuter after he tried to force his way into an occupied toilet. Can you help police?
"22.07.2016 08:14:26" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Council approves Local Plan including Oakfield Playing Fields The council approved its draft Local Plan at a heated four-hour meeting last night. The decision was made at last night's chaotic council meeting.
"22.07.2016 06:46:28" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge runners invited to work out and help out Runners are being encouraged to combine good deeds with exercise in an innovative new scheme. Good deeds with a work out sounds very rewarding
"22.07.2016 06:42:24" Hello Redbridge, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your morning travel update: There is a clear route along the A12 and a good service running across the TfL tube and rail network. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02094773892 or email
"21.07.2016 17:27:13" One lane is blocked on the A406 North Circular southbound in Ilford before the Ilford Hill junction, because of a broken down bus. Congestion all the way to Woodford.
"21.07.2016 15:27:47" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan implements signal changes to ease congestion at Redbridge roundabout New safety measures are being trialled a roundabout following concerns over congestion, air quality and road safety. You think the changes will help?
"21.07.2016 13:48:44" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan pledges second police officer in every Redbridge ward Every council ward in Redbridge will get a second neighbourhood police officer patrolling the streets, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged today. Every council ward in Redbridge will get a second neighbourhood police officer patrolling the streets, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged today.
"21.07.2016 09:13:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Thieves 'knew we were in the car' claims girl, 8, kidnapped with her brother in Ilford A thief who stole a car with two young children in the back knew they were in there, one of the kidnapped youngsters says. Shocking revelation from the young girl who was in the back of her family's car when a thief jumped in and drove off with it.
"20.07.2016 15:47:45" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green school rallies behind 'special little lady' in fight against brain tumour Children and teachers of a young girl diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour have rallied together to raise money for her treatment. "No child, no family should have to fight the battle that Kaleigh is fighting."
"20.07.2016 13:05:42" A sneak peek at Redbridge's new swimming pool The Recorder went behind the scenes at the opening of the borough's newest public swimming pool at Loxford School of Science and Technology yesterday. Read the full story here: bit.ly/29UkoeY
"20.07.2016 12:31:40" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford pupils create period app to tackle 'taboo' Students from an all-girls school say they wanted to confront embarrassment about periods, after creating a countdown monitor for menstrual cycles. The girls created the app called Code Red: Not a Taboo for You.
"19.07.2016 16:07:26" Timeline Photos The Recorder is at the Loxford School of Science and Technology this afternoon getting an exclusive look at Redbridge's newest public swimming pool. Full report in Thursday's paper and on our website soon but for now here's a glimpse of what you can look
"19.07.2016 14:04:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Misery for Redbridge commuters after delays on 'furnace' trains Commuters took to social media to vent their frustrations over delayed train services this morning. How was your commute today?
"19.07.2016 12:25:41" Cyclist hit-and-run in Goodmayes. Video: Adam Akram See the moment a cyclist gets knocked down in a hit-and-run in Goodmayes
Full story: http://bit.ly/29S1E34
"19.07.2016 09:45:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man found dead in Wanstead Park A man was found dead in Wanstead Park on Saturday evening. A man has been found dead in Wanstead Park
"19.07.2016 08:17:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council accused of failing to 'recognise needs of Muslims' over cemetery plans A town planning expert accused Havering Council of having a lack of regard toward its Muslim community, during a planning inquiry last week. Scathing comment made about Havering Council and its recognition of its Muslim community's needs
"19.07.2016 06:49:01" ilfordrecorder.co.uk www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk Harrison Gibson developer's plan for start-up hub 'absolutely fantastic' - what do you think?
"18.07.2016 14:48:14" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Youngsters 'lucky to be alive' after they are accidentally kidnapped by car thief in Ilford A father feels “lucky” his children are still alive after a thief drove off in his Audi with his two youngest children trapped in the back. Their mother was only metres away when the thief sped off with the two children trapped in the car.
"18.07.2016 11:28:02" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Sun shines on last ever Music in Wanstead Park festival Revellers turned out in force to wave farewell to the hugely popular Music in Wanstead Park festival on Saturday. Can you spot yourself in our picture gallery?
"18.07.2016 10:11:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gang jailed for 'terrifying' robberies in Ilford Three men who committed four violent robberies in Ilford and Romford over an eight day period, have been jailed for more than 14 years. They used knives, imitation guns and poisonous substances.
"15.07.2016 17:24:30" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Rabbi remains 'positive' after Pokémon Go makes Ilford's Holocaust Memorial Garden a pokéstop A rabbi welcomed the use of a Holocaust memorial garden as a pokéstop, calling the smartphone game it is part of an “opportunity to engage”. 'On one hand it's a bit disrespectful, but on the other hand people might actually learn about something that they didn't know existed' - what do you think?
"15.07.2016 14:19:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Elderly man injured in crash outside Faces nightclub in Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill An elderly man is believed to have been injured in a crash between a car and a truck outside Faces nightclub in Gants Hill. We understand the incident has caused traffic problems in the area.
"15.07.2016 11:20:16" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Woodford Green man jailed for trying to meet '13-year-old' girl for sex A school canteen worker wept in the dock as he was jailed for 16 months after he was caught trying to meet a 13-year old girl for sex. The former primary school worker was snared by online group Internet Interceptors.
"15.07.2016 09:55:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Nice attack: Redbridge pays respects to at least 84 deaths People of Redbridge are paying respects to victims of last night's tragedy in Nice, after at least 84 people were killed when a lorry crashed through a crowd. Horrible news.
"15.07.2016 09:42:59" Have you been exploring the borough with #PokemonGo? What do you think about the location-based augmented reality smartphone game? A great idea or something to be concerned about? Let us know. Comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"15.07.2016 06:53:04" Good morning. It's Rosaleen here with your travel update. There are delays on the A12 into town in Gants Hill between the Beehive Lane junction and Redbridge roundabout. After a dry start this morning, clouds will start to form later on and there may be
"15.07.2016 06:13:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Council leader: Campaign to keep Redbridge clean will be 'hard sell' The borough's leader has admitted a new campaign encouraging residents to have pride in Redbridge will be a “hard sell”, but believes the entire borough needs to change its attitude to solve the problem. Cllr Jas Athwal says everyone needs to work together to make Redbridge a cleaner place #ProudToCallItHome
"14.07.2016 14:49:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford church to 'build bridges' with those struggling with Brexit vote A church has become a place of refuge to those left shocked, confused and angry by the Brexit vote. Sessions are designed for people on both sides to talk about their feelings in a 'safe space'. A good idea?
"14.07.2016 09:35:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter in Goodmayes Do you have a front page story, or just want to discuss part of the paper? Head along to our community surgery in Goodmayes today. Pop along!
"14.07.2016 08:20:41" Got this week's paper yet?
"14.07.2016 06:23:04" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Church hands out sweets to shoppers in effort to tackle post-Brexit tension Members of one church took to the street to spread a message of unity in the wake of increasing incidents of hate crime following last month's EU referendum. Church members started a unique way of spreading the message of unity.
"13.07.2016 16:34:46" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge politicians weigh up Theresa May as new PM The leader of the borough's Conservatives has given Theresa May, who is set to become the new prime minister, his seal of approval. What do you think of the new prime minister?
"13.07.2016 11:11:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Book Awards 2016 honour borough's young writers More than 200 children attended Redbridge Town Hall last night to celebrate the borough's 13th annual book awards. Up and coming young writers from across the borough were recognised at the 13th annual Redbridge Book Awards last Thursday.
"13.07.2016 06:42:26" Good morning! Rosie here with your travel update. There is currently congestion on the A406 North Circular Road going southbound between South Woodford and Redbridge roundabout, with more traffic on the A406 heading south between the junctions for the M11
"13.07.2016 06:07:31" ilfordrecorder.co.uk High rate of satisfaction for GP surgeries in Redbridge The majority of people in Redbridge say they would recommend their doctors' surgeries to someone who had just moved to the area. Is this how you feel?
"12.07.2016 15:17:21" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Patients sent to Whipps Cross after boiler problem forces Wanstead Hospital blood clinic to close Patients are being turned away from the phlebotomy service at Wanstead Hospital due to a boiler problem. The trust says the closure is temporary and it has no plans to move the unit.
"12.07.2016 14:53:48" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gowns and hats for Green Lane pre-school pupils' graduation ceremony Dressed from top to toes with bright green gowns and hats, 70 three and four-year-olds picked up their end of year diplomas at their first graduation ceremony. Never too early to graduate.
"12.07.2016 14:09:10" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Win an amazing adventure holiday for you and your family and experience the beauty of the Black... Embark on a three day round trip (including flights) during which you will taste local specialities such as the famous Black Forest Gateau, discover nature, absorb vibrant city culture, learn about technological innovations, indulge yourself in the Fancy a few days in the beautiful Black Forest? Enter our competition, sponsored by Fly Baden, for your chance to win a family trip.
"12.07.2016 13:05:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Save Oakfield Site supporters to hold mass protest at council meeting Campaigners looking to stop a playing field from being developed on are set to make their voices heard at a full council meeting next week. Will you be protesting next week?
"12.07.2016 06:44:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mum of Ilford crash victim forgives guilty trucker The mother of a 21-year-old student who tragically died after a car crash has forgiven the man who pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving. Hassan Sheikh died after a car collided with his on the A13 last year. He was only weeks away from finishing his business degree.
"11.07.2016 15:39:58" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Government steps in over finance management at Ursuline Academy, Ilford An academy is facing government intervention over failures in its financial management. The finances of the school are being monitored by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) after it identified “failure in governance and financial management” in the school's 2014/15 accounts.
"11.07.2016 15:35:12" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal after man ambushed by gang and stabbed in Ilford A man was ambushed and stabbed “several times” in a street yesterday morning. Here's an update on the incident in Ilford yesterday. Can you help police? Please share
"11.07.2016 14:30:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Concerns raised over 'stabbing' in Ilford Concerns are growing after police cordoned off a road following a suspected stabbing. Did you see what happened?
"11.07.2016 13:30:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Seven Kings' Sikh Empowerment Association hold sponsored walk for the homeless A Sikh group serving up hot meals for the homeless held a sponsored walk to raise money for a much-needed new van. Can you help the group raise money for a much-needed van to feed the homeless?
"11.07.2016 12:00:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk 'Paranoid' former Goodmayes man, 87, who shot his wife cleared of murder by doctor's report The murder trial of a man, 87, accused of shooting his wife dead at an Essex care home has dramatically ended early after new medical evidence came to light. Ronald King, who killed his wife of 50 years and told the court he was going to shoot his "living corpse" sister, admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility after updated doctor's reports found he was paranoid and suffered from
"11.07.2016 10:50:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Trucker who caused A13 crash in Rainham that killed Ilford student pleads guilty A trucker who caused a smash that killed a student after switching lanes without checking his mirrors today pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. The man who caused a crash on the A13 that led to the death of 21-year-old Hassan Sheikh pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving in court last week.
"11.07.2016 06:28:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Public meeting tonight to discuss Oakfields Playing Field plans Members of the public will have a chance tonight to air their views on the contentious plans to build on Oakfields playing field. The borough's residents are encouraged to attend a meeting tonight to voice their opinions on the on-going Oakfields development controversy.
"11.07.2016 06:19:24" Good morning Redbridge, Matt here with your first travel update of the week. There is currently heavy congestion on the A12 between Beehive Lane and Redbridge roundabout, with more traffic on the A406 heading south between the junctions for the M11 and
"08.07.2016 11:10:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk London mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to respond to Redbridge Roundabout problems in 14 days Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to respond to the issues of Redbridge Roundabout within 14 days during his first visit to the borough since his election. Sadiq Khan also promised to look at funding to install a lift at Newbury Park station.
"08.07.2016 06:54:53" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge's new Detective Inspector urges victims to report hate crime Residents who experience racial, homophobic and domestic abuse are urged not to suffer in silence. New detective inspector has urged hate crime victims not to suffer in silence.
"07.07.2016 08:41:24" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Citizens Advice Redbridge aims to 'always be here' to help more people A charity chief executive praised the “dedication” of volunteers who have helped thousands of people across the borough during the past 77 years. Redbridge's Citizens Advice service has been going since 1939 and has helped thousands. Have you been one of them? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892
"07.07.2016 08:33:32" Photos from Ilford Recorder's post For your chance to win one of five family tickets to Zoorassic Park at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out today). Good luck!
"07.07.2016 06:19:30" Good morning!
Chloe here with this morning's news.
Traffic update: Slow traffic on the #A12 into Gants Hill between Beehive Lane junction and Redbridge Roundabout.
Have you got a story? Email email@example.com.
Have a lovely day!
"07.07.2016 06:10:20" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Dad's distress after shot Pc's Ilford memorial is vandalised The father of a police officer shot in the line of duty has spoken of his distress after vandals smashed his son's memorial. “It was completely broken into bits, it's just so mindless."
"06.07.2016 15:07:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Bungling burglar caught in lake after fleeing Snaresbrook Crown Court following trial He escaped out of court room after realising a prison sentence was inevitable.
"06.07.2016 11:32:57" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Mother awarded £11m after King George Hospital mistakes left son with brain injuries The mother of a boy left with catastrophic brain injuries due to medical blunders during his birth at King George Hospital has been awarded £11m in a High Court settlement. Very sad story.
"06.07.2016 07:06:13" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ex-Goodmayes man, 87, who shot his wife told police 'she had suffered enough', a court heard A former Goodmayes pensioner who killed his wife of 50 years told police “she had suffered enough”, a court has heard. 'She suffered enough' said pensioner who killed his wife of 50 years.
"06.07.2016 06:47:51" Good morning Redbridge, Ann-Marie here with your morning travel update. There are severe delays on the tube - repairs to a signal at Edgware Road is causing severe delays on the Circle, District, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines. On the roads
"05.07.2016 12:14:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Junior doctors reject new contract deal Junior doctors and medical students in England, who are members of the British Medical Association, have rejected a new contract agreement with the government. Members of the British Medical Association have refused to accept the new proposed contract from the government.
"05.07.2016 06:07:22" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents invited to consult on new free school earmarked for west of Redbridge Plans to bring a new secondary school and sixth form to the west of the borough are now in motion. New school could take 180 year 7 pupils in 2018
"04.07.2016 17:17:38" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Man killed after being hit by tube at Gants Hill station A man has died after being struck by a train at Gants Hill Tube, the second death at the station in the last two and a half months. Some sad news for you this evening:
"04.07.2016 17:16:33" ilfordrecorder.co.uk False bomb scare in Ilford Exchange shopping centre over abandoned bag Everyone had to be evacuated.
"04.07.2016 17:02:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk More than 30 Redbridge schools due to close in support of NUT strike More than 30 schools in the borough will be closed tomorrow after a teachers' union called for a one-day strike. 26 primary schools and six secondary schools are expected to be fully closed tomorrow.
"04.07.2016 11:12:27" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Fun for all the family at Fairlop Fair Mercifully the sun shone on Saturday allowing people of all ages to enjoy the attractions at Fairlop Fair. See if you made it into our gallery:
"01.07.2016 16:40:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Residents' fears over development in south of Redbridge Campaigners are calling for further consultation on the council's draft Local Plan following concerns over its impact on the south of the borough. Residents' group Noise is worried about the amount of proposed development falling within IG1, IG2 and IG3 post codes. Are you?
"01.07.2016 16:15:37" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Six found guilty of benefit fraud following Redbridge Council investigation “When people commit fraud against the council, they steal from you, your friends, family and the community."
"01.07.2016 10:00:49" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Vandals smash Ilford memorial to brave police officer shot in the line of duty We have some shocking news.
"01.07.2016 08:12:36" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Somme centenary: Seven Kings man shares tale of grandfather, 43, killed on battle's first day The unfulfilled promise of the “lost generation” is an enduring image of the First World War, with scores of young men lying in pieces on the battlefields of the Western Front and beyond, their hopes, dreams and futures all obliterated by the metal war "July will be a time for remembering them, really doing what we can to try and make their memory live on and remember what they actually did for us" http://bit.ly/29ws20C
"01.07.2016 07:35:19" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge Labour councillors divided over Jeremy Corbyn The borough's Labour councillors are split in their views of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party. Ilford's two Labour MPs Wes Streeting and Mike Gapes have both publicly called for Mr Corbyn to resign.
"30.06.2016 13:53:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Child sex exploitation exposed in Redbridge in new report Increasing numbers of cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) are being identified and addressed in the borough, says a council report. “Prior to Rotherham and Rochdale this issue was hidden to some extent but Redbridge is taking its responsibility seriously."
"30.06.2016 12:30:06" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Muslim school teacher threatened in Woodford Green following EU vote A Muslim school teacher said she was stopped in the street and told she would be forced to leave Britain following last week's historic referendum vote. He told her 'you're next'.
"30.06.2016 06:49:29" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Redbridge top for prostitution cautions in London A leading outreach worker has said police tactics undermine the safety of prostitutes, after figures showed Redbridge officers issued 150 more cautions than any other borough. Concerns over police tactics as figures reveal Redbridge officers handed out more prostitution cautions than anywhere else in London.
"29.06.2016 16:06:25" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Clayhall pond fish rescued from torrential rain-flooded road by caring duo A woman and a schoolgirl saved the lives of fish that had been swept from the pond in Claybury Woods and Park into the road during last week's torrential rain. You might not hear them, but fish in this pond are full of gratitude to this pair http://bit.ly/292Ptxz
"29.06.2016 06:15:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Ilford preacher Anjem Choudary denies terror offences British preacher Anjem Choudary has gone on trial over speeches allegedly posted on YouTube. Mr Choudary and Mr Rahman, of Sidney Street in Whitechapel, east London, deny the charges against them.
"28.06.2016 17:42:25" Timeline Photos To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, we are publishing a special 24-page supplement. Catch Friday's Recorder to get your copy.
"28.06.2016 13:54:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Gang smashes van before attempting to drag driver in 'scary' Woodford Green attack A group of men attempted to drag a driver out of his van after smashing his windows in yesterday afternoon. 'It was actually pretty scary, they were holding sticks and planks of wood'
"28.06.2016 11:31:03" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal after man in his 50s stabbed at General Havelock pub in Ilford A man in his 50s was found stabbed in the heart after police were called to reports of a large disorder at a pub on Saturday. Did you see what happened?
"28.06.2016 11:14:33" Photos from Ilford Recorder's post For your chance to win a family ticket to KidsFest at Marsh Farm Animal Park, don't forget to buy your copy of this week's Ilford Recorder (out Thursday). Good luck!