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Man refused entry to shop with guide dog

A man from Ilford has criticised the supermarket Sainsbury's for refusing to allow him into his local shop with his guide dog.

Gary Mazin, who is partially sighted, has been stopped three times from getting into the Ilford branch - once following a special diversity training session he'd given to workers there. Ria Chatterjee went to hear his story.

Woman's body found in London river

The body of an adult woman was recovered from the River Roding in east London this morning.

Police were called to a spot opposite the Ilford Golf Course just after 9 o'clock this morning, where the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances of her death are not believed to be suspicious at this stage. Her body has yet to be formally identified.


Case of missing teen 'serious' and 'out of character'

Alison and Tim Hysom joined Detective Inspector John Delaney at Ilford police station to appeal for the public's help in finding their 15-year-old daughter.

Ian and Ali Hysom, the parents of 15 year old Ella Hysom
Ian and Ali Hysom, the parents of 15 year old Ella Hysom Credit: Press Association

DI Delaney added: "We are taking this matter seriously and a lot of resources, including search teams, have been deployed. We are concerned for her welfare because she is vulnerable, she is suffering from depression and she is just 15.

"It is out of character and there has been no contact from her since the day she went missing."

Parents of missing teen 'trying to stay strong'

The parents of a 15-year-old girl missing in east London appealed to the public today to help find her. Ella Hysom from Colchester in Essex had been staying at a residential unit in Goodmayes while being treated for depression. She was last seen on Monday.

Ella Hysom Credit: Met Police

Her mother, Alison said: "Ella, darling, please get in touch. We love you so much. You are so loved by so many friends and family and we just want you back."

Her father Tim said: "We really just want to know that Ella is safe, we want her back, but we want to know she is safe. We're trying to stay as strong as possible. Our focus is on finding her. It is very difficult."


London artist wins Sikh Award

A 25-year-old artist from Ilford is one of only two British people to be honoured at this year's Sikh Awards. Jatinder Singh Durhailay won The People's Award. His artwork has been exhibited at the Tate Modern and the National Army Museum.

Click below for his reaction, plus more on the awards from founder Navdeep Singh.

The other Brit to win was Prime Minister David Cameron.

See also: London artist and PM recognised at Sikh Awards

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