Robert Barron, 22,  is a playwright from Hornchurch.

Perhaps the greatest writer known in the English language, Shakespeare has been celebrated throughout history and his plays continue to attract a sea of adoring fans.

Rita O' Leary and Jenny Russell on the streets of Romford helping to feed the homless. Pictured with homeless woman Carley Stubbins

A woman who promised a dying girl she would carry out kind deeds, is ensuring she keeps to her word by delivering food to homeless people.

Author Emeka Egbuonu with his books

An author who writes about making lemonade when life throws lemons maintains his optimism despite having to abandon his home following an explosion.

Roy Newman has appealed a ticket issued on his car in his front garden.

A man was woken up with a surprise when he found a parking ticket on his car, in his front garden.

In a Recorder poll, 89% of 360 voters said the UK should not make a 'hard' Brexit.

As MPs made their final votes on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, the Recorder carried out to poll to ascertain the views of people in the borough.

Cub scouts from the 3rd Squirrels Heath Cub Pack trained with junior European martial arts champions.

Everybody was kung-fu fighting at a martial arts gym to help give cub scouts exciting opportunities to learn new skills.

Havering Town Hall

“Start listening to professional consultants and doctors,” was the appeal from a carer as Havering Council gets ready to receive new powers to help disabled people get into work.

Josh Pavett has urged Havering Council to be more compassionate as it begins eviction proceedings against him.

A family man who is facing eviction has urged the council and its officers to be more compassionate.

A firefighter inside the mid-terraced house where a fire took hold earlier today. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Two brothers killed in a house fire in Hornchurch, remained dedicated to each other despite the years living in two different countries.

Council tax bills in Havering are set to rise. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

Havering Council has confirmed it will raise council tax, car park charges and a number of other rates in order to bridge a funding gap from central government.

Lewis Moody, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner.

A Rugby World Cup winner is helping a pub to find the borough’s biggest fan of the sport as the Six Nations gets underway.

A firefighter and police officer outside the property in Laburnum Avenue, Hornchurch, the scene of a fire. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Two men who were rescued from a blaze at a house on Monday, have died in hospital.

The European Union flag in front of Big Ben, as MPs get set to make their final votes on the Brexit bill. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/PA Images.

As MPs get set to make their final votes on the Brexit bill the Recorder want to know what the views of the people of Havering.

Semi-detached house prices in Romford are steadily rising according to a property company's report. Photo: Google Maps

According to a new report from a property group, house prices for three-bed semis have risen by an average of 14 percent across Essex.

Public Health England has launched a new app to help parents make healthier food choices.

In the fight to tackle childhood obesity, a new app has launched that shows parents just how much sugar, saturated fat and salt can be found in everyday food.

Rainham resident Thelma Batty, 87, won the title of 'superfun' aunt for helping her niece with childcare.

A superfun 87-year-old woman has been named one of the most inspiring individuals in the country following a nationwide search.

Campbell Gibb-Stuart, suffered a major brain trauma from a fall just weeks after proposing to his then girlfriend.

It should have been the happiest time of their lives but a few weeks following a dream proposal, a couple’s world changed forever.

A drain cover.

A man who allegedly had sex with a drain cover was remanded into custody today.

A firefighter and police officer outside the property in Laburnum Avenue, Hornchurch, the scene of a fire. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the death of a woman following a house fire in the early hours of today.

A group of men enjoying a chat and tea at Friendly Faces, Saint Francis Hospice's new social group.

New friendships were forged and hearts were lighted at a new social group aimed at helping bereaved people rebuild their confidence.

Romford Golf Club captain Barry Probert presenting a cheque to Lisa Browne of Breast Cancer UK

A children’s hospice is benefiting from a little extra cash thanks to a generous donation from a golf club.

Gary Edwards is rumoured to be in the running to replace Len Goodman on BBC's Strictly

A world-class dancer is hotly tipped to waltz into the judges’ seat vacated by Strictly’s Len Goodman.

Building services and facilities management company, Aston Group, visited Saint Francis Hospice to donate two hampers and £500

Loyal supporters of a charity which helps people with life-limiting illness donated a cheque worth hundreds last week.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan called a councillor’s request for the Olympic Games council tax precept to be refunded “desperate nonsense from the Tories”.

Hornchurch and Collier Row branches in the list to close and franchise. Picture: PA.

Members of the community were out in force on Saturday to campaign against a cost-cutting measure that will affect a post office.

(From left to right) Nevil Hunt the grand nephew, Rachel Barnes the grand niece, and Thomas Barnes the great great nephew of Second World War code breaker Alan Turing, before they handed in a petition at number 10 Downing Street calling for the 49,000 people convicted under British anti-gay laws to be pardoned. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

Thousands of gay and bisexual men have been posthumously pardoned for decades old sexual offences in England and Wales.

Heavy traffic on the M25 at the Romford junction, minor traffic on the M11 Essex southbound, congestion in Harold Wood, A406 in Redbridge and A12 at the Barley Lane junction, with a good service on the TfL tube and rail network

Deputy Mayor Cllr Linda Van Den Hende joined business women from around the borough at the Biz'ee Women networking event.

A networking event for businesswomen launched on Thursday to help budding start-ups and established businesses build their brands.

Lucy Curtis, creator of a new exhibition at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, about the Ford Dagenham female workers who fought for equal rights, has picked her top 10 favourite songs for our latest Playlist

Lucy Curtis is the curator of a new exhibition – to tour Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and other venues in the borough – which will tell the story of the Ford Dagenham women who fought for equal rights by going on strike.

Orchard Village, Rainham

A councillor called for a problem-ridden housing estate to be pulled down, while speaking at Wednesday’s full council meeting at Havering Town Hall.

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