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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.

Families headed down to a children’s charity yesterday for an annual fun day all about the emergency services.

Fairytale favourites good and bad have joined forces this week for an inclusive drama group’s biggest production yet.

Philosopher, magician, mathematician, cosmologist, poet. Italian maverick Giordano Bruno was a true Renaissance polymath, who caused quite a stir in the 16th century.

It may feel like Christmas has only just been and gone, but with Easter soon upon us, here are some holiday highlights families can enjoy.

Dogs big and small bounded around a park yesterday for a good cause.

The 20th century, as so many others, was a hotbed of conflict, with continents ravaged by two world wars, and smaller campaigns waged in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf states.

A fairytale land thrown into chaos when its good-evil equilibrium is disturbed is the subject of an inclusive drama group’s latest show.

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.

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