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With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

The great-nephew of a soldier killed during the First World War travelled to Belgium this week for centenary commemorations.

More than 100 joggers from all walks of life came together for a charity’s inaugural fun run.

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, crescendoes of wind and brass melodies soared from a band hall, celebrating the life of a soldier killed in Iraq 10 years ago.

“I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele).”

A charming musical about life, love – and tradition – in a Russian Jewish community wowed on its opening night.

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

An acclaimed tale of life and love in 20th-century Tsarist Russia will light up the stage this summer.

The borough’s ladies are encouraged to head down to Romford Market next weekend for a Saturday night with a difference.

The phrase ‘keeping it in the family’ applies all too well to Michelle Johnson’s fundraising efforts.

A youth theatre which has nurtured hundreds of aspiring stars is gearing up for celebrations marking its quarter-century.

Students and staff past and present joined together in celebration of a college’s milestone.

A children’s charity is inviting residents to an evening of bowling fun.

A woman who lost her childhood sweetheart to brain cancer has been shown “there is life left” for her, through working at the hospice which cared for him.

Welcoming a baby into the world is a profound, life-changing event, where much can be overwhelming.

More than a thousand fundraisers were bathed in glorious sunshine – and colourful bubbles – as they tackled a 5km course.

Scouts past and present came together at the weekend to mark a special anniversary.

Fifth time’s the charm for one fundraiser, who’s donning her pyjamas once more for a popular night walk.

Two riotous comedies and a bold production of a classic sci-fi novella have been announced as the headline shows for a theatre’s autumn season.

A daughter is paying tribute to the “angels” who cared for her mother before she died of cancer, by taking part in a community charity walk.

“We’re here to record the history of Havering, and make it accessible.”

Gallery: Farm fun delights Harold Hill pupils

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A treat was in store for young animal lovers when staff from a community farm stopped by with some furry friends.

A young fundraiser swum her way to £500 in memory of her nan.

A club providing veterans with much-needed social opportunities is appealing for support in the face of dwindling numbers.

With the now-lost royal palace, the Roman Road and centuries-old Romford Market part of its past (and present), Havering really does have a rich and varied history.

With obesity in adults and children continually rising, concerns abound not only as to the content of the food we are eating, and how active we are, but also to the medical conditions which can come on as a result.

Hundreds of excited youngsters and their families made the most of the Easter break by heading down to a historic home for some egg-themed fun.

The world was a very different place in 1908, with royals ruling vast territories, women campaigning for the vote and the devastating First World War six years away.

The narrative concept of a young working-class girl seeking the wisdom of an older, intellectual male, with both learning vital lessons about life and love, is a familiar one on the stage and screen.

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