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St George's Day themed puppet show

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mark Pitman and Iklooshar Malara of Garlic Theatre before the performance

2:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Garlic Theatre have toured 15 countries and won five awards for their work.

Tower block residents speak of terrifying ordeal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Seven residents were evacuated from St Patrick's Court around 5am this morning

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Firefighters were called to the block of flats after residents raised the alarm about water leaking into the electrics and the smell of burning rubber

TV personality to headline comedy night

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ben Norris has appeared on BBC comedy panel shows

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Ben Norris will feature at Wanstead Comedy Night tomorrow

Man accused of murdering pensioner due in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The gang was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Thomas Blazquez is accused of murdering Rosemary Shearman in September last year.

Families miss out on primary school places

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Avanti Court headteacher James Biddulph with teachers and pupils from both schools

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Families have been forced to travel for miles and attend schools at odds with their religion after missing out on more local primary school places for their children.

High rise residents evacuated as fire breaks out on sixth floor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The fire brigade was called to a fire at Boots, Orpington High Street, yesterday evening.

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

High rise residents were evacuated in the early house of this morning after a fire broke out on the sixth floor.

Escaped murderer and health worker due in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lerone Boye escaped from a mental health unit

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The trial of a health worker accused of helping a convicted killer escape from a mental health unit is due to start today.

Community order for man who admitted drugs, drink driving and theft offences

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arson accused trial adjourned

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man who admitted eight offences including heroin possession and drink driving was given a community order.

Woman in semi-final of Richard Branson business competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sabrina Hamilton will compete against nine other people at Richard Branson's home

2:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Packed Munches was set up last year by Sabrina Hamilton

Developer lodges application to demolish opponents' home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Residents Tom Jennings, Sue Cannon, Anne Chin, Sue Brown and Gill Hopkins

12:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Lee Jose had withdrawn his application last month before submitting the a new one this week.

Walk of Witness procession for Wanstead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Churches in Wanstead paraded through the town on Good Friday

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Walk of witness procession held on Good Friday by churches

Nursery staff praised in inspection

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Forest's promotion hopes suffered a setback

11:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Linnet Montessori Nursery received a good score.

Boy, 14, charged with attempted rape

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Stratford Magistrates' Court.

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 14-year-old is due to appear in court charged with the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Scooter club collects cash for children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Club members at The Dukes Head

2:45pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Hundreds raised for Haven House Hospice.

21 firefighters called to tackle shed blaze

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: False alarm for fire services

10:55am Sunday 20th April 2014

Fire gutted shed and damaged neighbouring home and garage.

Missing woman found

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sofie Marie Jansson

10:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

Sofia Marie Jansson went missing this month.

Memorial held for police officer killed on duty

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Memorial held for police officer killed on duty

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Memorial for Pc killed 19-years-ago.

Controversial school expansion plans approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woodbridge High School

5:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A controversial £11million plan to expand a school to accommodate 400 extra pupils was approved yesterday.

Bluebells in full bloom

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Renata Hunter and Kissie Maltby (rear) with John and Megan Hunter and Paige and Maya Killeen in Wanstead Park.

2:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Spring flowers are in full bloom in Wanstead Park.

Animal fun at farm

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Four year old Archie Riches meets a goat at Foxburrows Farm

2:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Open day event at Foxburrows farm

Synagogue celebrates Passover

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Life President Betty Benscher with Rabbi Richard Jacobi

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People gather for Jewish festival

Founder of performing arts company scoops award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joel Kern will compete for the national honour on May 21

1:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Woodford Green business MD is young entrepreneur of the year

Charity interns raise £600 with half-marathon trek

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The interns trained for 12 weeks before the trek

11:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

A group of Barnardo’s interns raised more than £600 for the charity after walking half a marathon.

Speaking Out: Hamid Rashid on high street parking

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hamid Rashid says business is struggling, despite customers saying they want to shop in the high street more often, because of parking issues.

10:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

Hamid Rashid, the local butcher in Barkingside, speaking about parking problems in the high street.

Calls for action over rat infested site

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joel Herga of the Church End Conservatives action group at the site

10:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

Site where wall was knocked down 20 years ago has become fly-tipping hotspot, residents claim.

Council's bush policy 'putting life and property at risk'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Junaid and Yasmin Muzammal with six-month-old daughter Haya outside their home.

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Family calls for rethink over driveway ban.

Carers support centre wins £42k grant

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former homeless mother made MBE

4:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A support service for young carers won £42,000 to help unpaid young adult carers in Redbridge.

Pond overflowing with rubbish

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eagle Pond yesterday - inundated with rubbish.

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rubbish collects after being blown into pond from surrounding areas.

Travelling entertainers looking for new members

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: John Dudman,80, started the group 38 years ago

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Cab-hoo-ary has been touring Essex for 38 years performing for free

Housing association apologises to family over leak

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Maria Murtagh with neighbour Tracey Jenkins and daughter Elisa Murtagh

11:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hot water flowed into home for three weeks, it is claimed.

Council criticised for earning £5.6m through CCTV

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: New unattended CCTV cameras are not being used to raise money, according to Redbridge Council

10:46am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Redbridge council has been criticised for using CCTV to generate £5.6m in revenue from parking and traffic enforcement.

Runners raise £40k for children's hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shanna and Victoria at the finish line

8:03am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Haven House benefits from marathon efforts.

Man who admitted two counts of harassment due to be sentenced

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arson accused trial adjourned

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A man who admitted two counts of aggravated harassment is due to be sentenced today at Thames Magistrates' Court.

Emergency water work to continue for a week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Thames Water urged to stop ongoing pipe problems

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Emergency water works in a Woodford Green road are expected to continue for at least a week.

Eddie Izzard launches Labour's election campaign

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Comedian Eddie Izzard campaigned with Labour councillors and MPs.

3:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Actor and comic visited Barkingside ahead of local and European elections next month.

Burst pipe forces family out of home in controversial block

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Queen Mary's Gate development in South Woodford.

3:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

More problems for families in block built five years ago.

Big screen to show Tour de France in Olympic Park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Visitors at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

1:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Fans can watch English stages of this year's race.

Wheelchair racer hopes to be oldest elite competitor at next year's marathon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mo Farah in the foreground with Gary Donald of South Woodford in the background at the 14 mile water station. Venissa Amin picture.

1:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Gary Donald, 59, from South Woodford, vows to break record for oldest elite wheelchair competitor.

Controversial school expansion set for approval

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woodbridge High School

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Opinion divided on £11 million plan for new facilities.

Mother to contest school lateness fine

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Davinia Chalkley is taking Roding Primary School to court over fines for her children being late.

1:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Davinia Chalkley blames lack of places at nearby schools for problems.

Report: Air pollution to blame for seven per cent of deaths

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: More bike-friendly measures needed to tackle pollution, say cyclists, after North Circular route through Walthamstow revealed to have worst traffic fumes in London

10:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Air pollution is to blame for seven per cent of deaths in Redbridge, according to new figures showing the borough to be one of the worst in outer-London.

Charity volunteer raises £3k for disabled children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Emma Harman used to attend Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Marathon effort to support disabled children.

GP hours to be extended

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The new funding will go towards improving health and social care services for people with complex conditions

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The money given to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Redbridge, Havering and Barking to extend GP practice opening hours.

Teenage author releases children's book

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Trinity Catholic College student Lilly Say will be signing copies of her book

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Lilly Say, 17, to sign copies of her new book in Woodford Green

Man jailed for assaulting police officer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The 23 year-old appeared at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday

3:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

Marian Chesaru jailed for assaulting police officer.

Police to warn public over phone scam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police warning over telephone bank card scam

2:57pm Monday 14th April 2014

Redbridge Police will be offering advice and answering questions after a number reports of people attempting to steal cash by posing as a bank worker or police officer.

Dirtiest restaurants revealed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fast food is being targeted by the Council to provide healthier options

12:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

A total of nine restaurants have been given a hygiene rating of one or zero out of five in the last 12 months

Award-winning food writer to discuss Italian food

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Claudia Roden will be discussing her new Spanish cookbook

11:02am Monday 14th April 2014

Claudia Roden won the James Beard Award for Cookbook of the Year in 1997.

Police hunt station attacker

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police want to speak to this man in connection with the unprovoked head-butt.

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Police are hunting a man who head-butted a train passenger while claiming to have a knife.

Experts to provide advice on abuse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: TELL SOMEONE: Domestic abuse victim

10:29am Monday 14th April 2014

Figures show a sharp rise in reports of domestic abuse in last 12 months.






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