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Sharp increase in knife and gun crime
POLICE have registered sharp increases in knife and gun crime amid mounting concern over spiralling levels of violence.
Public thanked after police retrieve three stolen vehicles
Officers who located and recovered three stolen vehicles have thanked members of public for their vigilance.
Project Malachi, giving temporary housing for homeless, approved unanimously
Ilford?s Salvation Army are jubilant after their project offering temporary housing for the homeless was granted planning permission.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan was canvassing in Redbridge today
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined Labour campaigners out on the streets of Redbridge today.
Mum living in mould-ridden flat demands immediate action after suffering breakdown
A single mother living in a flat ?riddled with mould? says the poor living conditions are causing her family?s health to suffer.
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Good evening, one more day to the weekend.
Shocking grooming figures revealed as charity urges social media regulation
GROOMING crimes reported in Essex tripled in a year, sparking a nationwide campaign to regulate social media.
Borough of Culture campaign want two apprentices
Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 is calling for apprentices to join the campaign.
Union has waded in on TfL licensing fee battle
A union has waded in on a battle between taxi cab firms and Transport for London (TfL) over licence fees saying it ?discriminates minority minicab drivers.?
London Marathon: Mum and daughter raise thousands of pounds for children's charity
A mum and daughter have raised thousands of pounds for charity by running the London Marathon to mark their ?centenary?.
More than 600 residents take councillors to task
More than 600 people flocked to a meeting last night to grill prospective council leaders ahead of the local elections.
Exhibition, walk and book delve into village's past
AN EXHIBITION marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI takes place on the May bank holiday weekend.
Search on to find missing 17-year-old boy
A search has been launched to trace a missing teenage boy.
Youngster crowned table tennis champion in London-wide competition
A schoolboy has beaten top competition from across London to be crowned table tennis champion.
Charity founder is on a mission to help domestic abuse survivors transform their lives
A woman who set up a foundation to help domestic abuse victims take back control of their lives will lead a workshop this weekend.
Two children rescued from blaze at block of flats
More than 20 firefighters pulled two children and two adults from a blaze at a converted block of flats in Leytonstone.
Jail for drug dealer caught red-handed with crack and heroin
A drug dealer caught red-handed with wraps of heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed.
Awards and funding windfall for charity still facing homelessness
A CHARITY still searching for a permanent base has received a clutch of awards and a large funding windfall.
Hundreds mark Israel's 70th birthday at Jewish community centre
Hundreds of people came together to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel at a Jewish community centre.
Politician reacts to mayor's calls to reject Tory Brexit
A Conservative London assembly member has hit back at Sadiq Khan after he called on EU nationals to ?reject the Tories extreme version of Brexit?.
'Role model' sports student gets charity award for conduct on and off pitch
A student studying a college programme through the Leyton Orient Trust has been awarded for his conduct both on and off the pitch.
Police appeal for public's help to trace missing man, 37
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a who has been missing for nearly two week.
Neurosurgeon raises thousands for cancer charity in memory of late wife
A neurosurgeon has completed his fourth marathon in a row to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of his late wife.
Driver hurled abuse and almost ran over traffic officer
A driver who almost ran a police road safety worker over in a fit of rage has been hit with a fine.
Clay pigeon shoot for sales executive struck down by cancer
A FUNDRAISING clay pigeon shoot is being held in honour of a cancer victim.
Morning update: Trouble on the M25 on this sunny Thursday
We have reached Thursday and the weekend is now definitely in sight.
NHS: 100 patients died because 'medics didn't spot them deteriorating'
One hundred NHS hospital patients may have died last year after their deteriorating health was not spotted by medics, it has emerged.
2.5 million contactless journeys made a day in London
New figures have revealed that 2.5 million contactless journeys are made every day across London?s bus, Tube and rail services.
Millions to be cut from district's schools by 2020
MILLIONS of pounds of funding could be cut from the district's schools by 2020.
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Anger over unemptied bins in Wanstead
These photos of overflowing bins blighting our streets prove we need more street cleaners, a prospective councillor says.
Fifth person charged with man's murder
Police have charged a fifth person with the murder of a man in Ilford.
Opposition to increased minicab licence fee
Transport for London (TfL) is in court today over a minicab trade body's objection to the increase in operator licence fees.
Evening update: Severe M25 delays expected
Football club returns to its ancestral home after 25 years
A football club which spent 25 years playing in a different borough is finally moving back to its ancestral home. Woodford Town Football Club is in talks with the Football Association (FA) to to develop a new ground at the Ashton Playing Fields, in Chigwell Road. Tony Scott, who has been the club chairman for five years and is a Redbridge local, says the club is aiming to move by the start of next season.
Biggest pre-election gathering tonight in Waltham Forest
More than five hundred people are expected to attend a pre-election accountability assembly this evening.
Politician fears Trump visit may cause unruly protests
If Donald Trump were to visit the Britain it could give people a "carte blanche" to hold unruly protests, a London assembly member fears.
Waltham Forest MPs react to Windrush scandal
Waltham Forest MPs have had their say on the Windrush scandal affecting hundreds across the UK.
Residents to design official Borough of Culture logo, winner gets £1,000
Residents have been invited to design the official logo for the Borough of Culture ? and the winner will get £1,000.
Romanian woman using vote for EU citizens rights
A Romanian woman wants to use her right to vote in the local election to tell politicians not to forget about the rights of EU citizens.
Seven-year-old in baby's body battles on with undiagnosed condition
A SEVEN-year-old boy with a backwards heart and a rare genetic condition continues to defy doctors' prognoses.
Lib Dems attack Local Plan and Tory 'failure to listen' in pre-election manifesto
THE Liberal Democrats have attacked Conservative building plans and thrown their weight behind proposals for a leisure centre in Epping.
Residents hold prospective council leaders to account
Hundreds of people asked Redbridge?s political leaders to make promises on housing, homelessness, young people and crime last night.
Marathon conqueror beat brain tumour following seizure induced car crash
A FORMER investment banker who crashed her car during a brain tumour triggered seizure completed the London Marathon.
Train timetables are changing
Train timetables are changing in what has been branded the "biggest shake-up in UK rail history."
Could a credit card cap protect chronically broke Brits? This MP thinks so
A credit card cap is needed to protect "chronically broke" Britons struggling to make repayments on high interest loans, ministers have been told.
Fancy dress encouraged as religious procession makes a comeback
A FESTIVAL celebrating the arrival of a religious relic returns with the chance to don period dress.
First market of the year kicks off this weekend at CRATE
CRATE first opened its doors in April 2017. It is made up of 34 shipping containers fitted out over two floors.
Your lottery ticket could be worth £121.3m in Euromillions
A UK EuroMillions ticket-holder has won the jackpot prize of more than £121.3 million - the third highest lottery win in UK history.
Regular running makes you a happier person
Regular running makes people happier and more confident in everyday life, according to research.
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