The Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line will be closed on Sunday.

An engineering design blunder could mean part-closures on the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line stretch into early 2018 – with seething funders Transport for London (TfL) promising to seek compensation.

Three men have been jailed for assaulting a man in a shopping centre.

Almost 200 registered sex offenders are living in the borough.

A man has been assaulted outside a supermarket this afternoon.

A man was found dead this morning in a case being treated as unexplained.

Congestion along A13

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There are long delays on the A13 westbound.

An appeal has been launched by police after a cash machine was blown up and robbed.

A cash machine has been destroyed in an early-morning raid.

Members of a gang who stole £158,000 of goods from parked lorries across the South East have been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison between them.

Three men have been convicted of stealing “lifesaving” firefighters’ equipment worth more than £100,000.

A boy called Lucky has delighted his parents after becoming the first member of his family to get an A* in an exam.

An “extremely proud” headteacher has credited hard work after his students broke GCSE records.

A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

A man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a crash closed part of the A13.

It’s the recent past, the present and most definitely the future – but how on earth do you get a job in the digital economy?

More people die from smoking here than anywhere else in the capital.

Armed police who will “run towards the danger” during a potential terrorist attack have been deployed across the capital.

The latest polling results show the majority of residents think the police are doing a good job.

A councillor has appealed to the Labour Party after being found to have breached the code of conduct.

Jon Cruddas chose to stay away from Parliament as MPs voted on renewing Britain’s nuclear submarines.

She may be basking in the warm glow of power now, but two decades ago our new prime minister was humiliated in the borough.

A road has been blocked off after being flooded by more than a foot of water.

The council has defended plans to borrow tens of millions of pounds for investment and regeneration.

A councillor has been granted a month’s extension after risking disqualification for failing to attend any meetings for several months.

A councillor has been found to have breached the code of conduct after a fellow councillor complained he was “aggressive” and “rude” towards her.

Good news for pram salesmen and babysitters – the borough has the highest fertility rate in the country.

Dozens of friends and family members packed out a crematorium to say farewell to a beloved mum today.

The leader of the council has expressed disappointment at a government decision to grant planning permission to a mosque but claimed an alternative location could have solved any problems.

A controversial plan to open a cultural centre and mosque has been given the green light following a successful appeal.


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The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.



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