3 hrs ago
Charities hit back at police over 'homeless sleeping bags' incident
Two charity chiefs have responded to the statement made by Redbridge's borough commander following an Ilford Recorder article on homelessness, accusing police of "perpetuating a stereotype of the homeless". John Clifton, from the Salvation Army and Rita Chadha, chief executive of the Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London , said they were keen to ... (more)
7 hrs ago
Three Redbridge councillors resign from Labour Party because borough...
Three Redbridge Labour councillors have dramatically resigned from their party this afternoon, claiming the leadership in the borough has "lost the plot". Cllrs Filly Maravala, Virendra Tewari and Balvinder Saund ripped up their Labour Party membership cards on the steps of Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford earlier.
11 hrs ago
Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness
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Fri May 24, 2013
Volunteer for work: 'How having a go got me a job'
In today's tough job market standing out from the crowd is the ultimate challenge - that's where volunteering can really help One of the best ways to boost your CV and your chances of finding the perfect job is to do some volunteer work - as Dilruba Ahmed knows only too well.
Police Confiscate Food And Sleeping Bags From Homeless In Ilford
There is a school of thought in politics that the best way of stopping people doing something is to make doing it as unpleasant as possible.
Ilford Catholic into second with Roding win
Catholic batted first and found themselves in trouble at 34 for four but Abbas Saleem led the way with shots all around the wicket to notch up a fine half-century. Vince Mulholland joined Saleem in a 64-run partnership and after the latter had departed, Mulholland went on to score 43 as Catholic posted a competitive 165 for eight.
Top Ilford cop under fire for stealing from rough sleepers
Illford's police chief triggered a public outcry today after he led officers on raids to steal food and sleeping bags from rough sleepers.
Widow runs 10K for Beckton hospice in memory of husband
A widow has smashed her fundraising for a children's hospice before she has started her charity run in memory of her late husband.
Police will keep a watchful eye over homes while owners are on holiday during Ilford trial scheme
A new police scheme aiming to stop burglars capitalising on the summer holidays and hitting homes while owners are away is being trialled in Ilford.
Thu May 23, 2013
Men in hospital after Isle of Dogs fight which spilled into school
A man was stabbed and another left suffering from injuries caused by a hammer following a fight which spilled into an Isle of Dogs school.
Plumber charged over A 1 million cannabis haul
Andrew Fraser, 49, of Green Lane in Ilford charged with drug offences after Essex Police find A 1 million worth of cannabis in van stopped in Ockendon An Ilford plumber has been charged with drug offences after police stopped a van carrying an estimated A 1 million worth of cannabis.
School parking making life a misery for angry Chadwell Heath residents
Residents are living in "absolute chaos" after a primary school expansion in Chadwell Heath forced teachers and parents to park in a nearby street.
Wed May 22, 2013
Work to start on new Vicarage Lane Play Park in Ilford in autumn despite funding shortfall
New sports facilities being built on disused allotments will be available to Seven Kings and Goodmayes residents by the end of autumn, it is hoped.
Ilford 16-year-old to jump out of plane - despite being scared of heights...
The sky really is the limit for one 16-year-old who plans to throw herself out of a plane for a good cause.
Two crashes cause A406 traffic from Redbridge to Ilford
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Sat May 18, 2013
A treasure hunter has found a rare 17th century ring in a farmer's field.
A treasure hunter has found a rare ring in a field in Chigwell which will go on display in the Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey, tomorrow A discovery unearthed in a Chigwell field has proven that the district's reputation for bling stretches back further than previously imagined.
Council - councillors vote for gender neutral titles despite...
Councillors voted in favour of using the gender neutral titles, chair and spokesperson, despite an amendment suggesting members should be given the "freedom of choice". Previously chairman and spokesman had been used in standing orders, but members voted in favour of using terms which do not relate to gender at last night's council meeting in ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
Charity donations being stolen from outside shops across Redbridge
Bags of clothes, toys and bric-a-brac left by well-wishers overnight are targeted and volunteers have also reported stealing inside the shops and burglaries.
Tue May 14, 2013
Redbridge pastors call for volunteers to combat prostitution
Female volunteers are being called for to help at a new drop-in centre for prostitutes being set up by a Christian group.
Maypole and morris dancing enjoyed in the sunshine during May Fair in Ilford
Traditional outdoor pursuits were enjoyed in the Ilford sunshine as visitors took part in maypole dancing and morris dancing on Saturday.