NEWS DIGEST 21.05.2022: Local news this week – tragic death of mum, Redbridge flytippers hunted

Good morning. Today’s news comes from our local news provider InYourArea.

Jessica Adams-Lovett, 43, was found at her home in East London on July 25, 2021 by her husband but paramedics were unable to save her. A toxicologist report, read at an pre-inquest review in the East London Coroner’s Court on Friday, revealed the cause of death to be a type of poison. Jessica’s husband also addressed the court, revealing her had managed to access her emails following her death. In his preparation for the full inquest in June, Coroner Graeme Irvine recognised the family would have questions for the North East London Foundational Trust and noted representatives would be asked to deliver evidence in person. Jessica’s husband also revealed new evidence had emerged in his email search after finding contact with “two to three counsellors” in the weeks before her death – South Woodford mum found dead by husband after she ‘took poison’ at her home (MyLondon ~ News – East London News – Mental health)

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In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. Street parties and events will mark the Platinum Jubilee all through the four-day bank holiday, which will take place from June 2 to 5. At this newspaper, we have taken a look back at many of the special visits our Queen has made to east and north London. There are photos of Her Majesty looking around the Royal Free Hospital, shaking hands with the future Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Ilford, learning about matchbox models in Hackney Wick and meeting her counterparts in the East End – the Pearly Kings and Queens – Picture tour of the Queen’s visits to London over 70 years (Romford Recorder ~ Lifestyle – Gallery)

A man has passed away after falling unwell in Stratford this morning. The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to Romford Road at 7.45am today – Friday, May 20 – amid reports that a person was ill. Two ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, a team leader, and an incident response officer were dispatched. Sadly, despite efforts to save his life, a man died at the scene. This newspaper contacted TfL following reports that the man had fallen ill on one of its services – Man dies after falling unwell in Stratford (Newham Recorder ~ News)

Chadwell Heath school pupils got their walking shoes on to raise awareness of good mental wellbeing for children. Accompanied by their teachers, Chadwell Primary School students took part in a walkathon on May 13 to mark Mental Health Awareness Week from May 9 to 15. The youngsters walked around the local area to raise £790 for two charities – Place2Be and You and Me Counselling. The walk had been arranged to start a conversation about poor mental health in children after the coronavirus pandemic. Ilford South MP Sam Tarry was in attendance to support the youngsters as he said he felt the cause was particularly important coming out of the lockdowns imposed since 2020 – Chadwell Heath schoolchildren raise hundreds of pounds during awareness week (Ilford Recorder ~ News > Health)

The hunt is on to find fly-tippers caught on CCTV dumping their rubbish in Ilford and Seven Kings. Redbridge Council has released CCTV footage featuring 6 culprits making a mess in the borough – as part of its monthly Redbridge Wall of Shame initiative. CCTV clips posted to the council’s Wall of Shame webpage show a woman dumping a baby bath, as well as other litterbugs leaving bags of waste on roads such as Ley Street, Henley Road and Dane Road. The fly-tippers were caught on camera in April – Caught on camera: 6 wanted fly-tippers and litterbugs (Ilford Recorder ~ News > Crime)


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