The world wars cast the longest shadow over the 20th century, but it is a different conflict of the time which will be in the spotlight next week.

A schools’ mental health awareness event – the first of its kind in Havering – has been hailed as a huge success.

Spring has officially arrived, and pupils are already taking advantage of the sunshine it has delivered.

Online dating is well-ingrained into our society, but can its technology be harnessed for other social interaction?

Young people will be encouraged to think about their mental health and wellbeing at a special schools event taking place next week.

Quizzers put their knowledge to the test while raising thousands of pounds for a good cause.

With anticipation building for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, Queen’s Theatre has announced the tale as its latest pantomime.

A year after staging swashbuckling comedy The Pirates of Penzance, the Havering Music Makers returned to the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) for the opening night of a darkly entertaining show about a barber with murder on his mind.

Every building has a story, we are told, and Georgian manor Rainham Hall’s tale certainly ignites the imagination.

School uniforms are out and all manner of zany outfits are in as the borough’s youngsters (and a few adults) come together to celebrate World Book Day.

Children’s charity staff are encouraging families to join them for the return of a popular event celebrating women’s achievements.

A talented dramatic company of rising stars is set to perform an original work as part of the world’s biggest youth theatre festival.

A macabre tale of murder fronted by a barber who uses his snipping skills to deadly effect may not sound like your usual night at the theatre, but it’s music to the ears of a talented theatrical group looking to bring audiences something just a bit different.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

The Mercury Mall’s mischievous elf Elfie Shelfie picks his top 10 festive tunes, relayed by deputy manager Spencer Hawken.

Christmas came early for some lucky youngsters, who met and received gifts from Santa ahead of the big day.

Skeletons may come out to haunt us each Halloween, but for a group of youngsters, their job was not to spook but to learn about the wonders of the human body.

A musical paying homage to an inspirational group of women whose actions paved the way to equal pay and working conditions for both sexes is returning to its east London roots.

In just two months, sport’s most inspirational men and women will return to the world stage, showcasing their determination to succeed at the elite level by competing at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Wannabe warblers put their talents to the test at the return of a charity’s karaoke-style event.

Historian Jim Bolton has, for many years, researched the names on Romford War Memorial and the memorial in St Edward the Confessor Church.

Countries across the world are coming together tomorrow to commemorate the First World War’s bloodiest battle, which saw thousands of British men, young and old, killed and wounded – including some of Havering’s own.

A fundraising duo preparing for a gruelling – and muddy – obstacle course stopped by the children’s charity they are supporting to meet staff and supporters.

Songstresses enjoying a new zest for life thanks to a mental health charity’s choir shared a little joy with supermarket shoppers when they stopped by to raise awareness.

Nurse Peter Adams may have battled through the pain barrier to complete Sunday’s London Marathon, but it wasn’t the only excruciating experience he has had recently.

Youngsters with special needs and disabilities will be able to take advantage of some new learning opportunities thanks to a grant of almost £5,000 from a nightclub.

A woman who has spent most of her life fundraising for a children’s charity in memory of her little brother has completed her most gruelling challenge yet – the London Marathon.

From the rise of fascism in Europe, the Second World War and the fall of the British Empire, to the social liberation of the Sixties, class struggles of the Eighties and the dawn of the internet, the Queen has seen more change than any of her predecessors.

July 1 1916 will forever be immortalised as one of the darkest days in the history of the British Army.

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