A new edition of a weekly free newspaper containing up to 14 change pages has been launched by a regional publisher.
The paper is edited by Chris Carter, while Ralph Blackburn serves as chief reporter.
The launch of the Wanstead and Woodford edition, the first issue of which is pictured below, coincides with an increase in distribution for the Ilford Recorder.
Said Chris: “As editor of the Ilford Recorder for the past 21 years – during which we have always spoken for the whole borough – I have a strong affinity with the area.
“I have made it my mission to champion the causes of the people of the borough and, when necessary, speak up for the community.
“Redbridge is a melting pot of different faiths and races, who have always lived in harmony and I have determined that the Recorder should reflect that.
“Our news diet will be fair and balanced and will celebrate the positive aspects of the areas we serve, while highlighting the issues which matter to residents. Our readers finally have a credible voice and we hope a newspaper of which they can be proud.”
The new edition will also contain a TV and lifestyle section, while sports coverage will be focused on West Ham United and local clubs.
The new edition is being distributed at retail outlets, as well as major London Underground stations.