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Not everybody fits into a size eight dress and for Emma Knight, who is a size 20, there is nothing to be ashamed of.

A dazzling show which raised thousands of pounds for charities in the borough was hailed as a huge success.

A man is wanted on warrant by a court after he allegedly punched a man outside a pub.

A council committee has been urged to monitor progress of schools in the borough, following disappointing Ofsted results.

A string of West End stars are holding a concert to raise money to help a boy, who has up to 25 seizures a day, receive life-changing procedures in the United States.

A new sports centre opened its doors this week following a multi-million investment plan.

Health minister Philip Dunne visited Queen’s Hospital in Romford this week to meet a group of trainee nurses.

A fly-tip, which blocked a country side lane, has now been removed - costing taxpayers £15,000.

Campaigners opposing plans to build a solar park on land next to a nature reserve will hold another protest in front of the town hall tonight.

Four smart pupils have been awarded membership to an exclusive society, reserved for people with the highest IQs in the country.

A Romford man has been arrested after a man in his 50s was stabbed in the chest in Kent.

Pupils at a primary school had an incredible experience singing with thousands of others in one of the capital’s most iconic venues.

Two sites earmarked for housing developments will be preserved after hundreds of people opposed the proposals.

A Romford murderer, who killed soldier Lee Rigby, is seeking £20,000 compensation for losing two teeth.

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A man suffering from a head injury is missing from Queen’s Hospital.

With two housing zones and plenty more going on in Havering this year, the Recorder has compiled a list of some of the developments due to take shape over the coming months.

Health providers in the borough have praised their staff’s “tireless” hard work as the cold winter has put increasing pressure on the hospital and GP surgeries.

A popular reality TV programme is returning for a Brexit special and is looking for opinionated families to take part.

Guides from a popular group in the borough have swept a host of awards celebrating their achievements and commitment to the community.

Havering police are appealing for help to identify a man following a burglary at Romford’s greyhound stadium.

Fly-tipping could cost the council up to £1million this year, the council has suggested.

A mental health charity’s mentoring service is due to close after the council decided not to renew its funding.

There is no service between Romford and Upminster after the only train on the line broke down.

Plans to better monitor private landlords and crack down on anti-social behaviour in HMOs are back on the agenda at a council meeting tonight (Wednesday).

A passer-by has captured the moment a car erupted into flames this afternoon.

A college campus could be sold to the council and redeveloped into homes or new education facilities.

“We need to respect everybody in our community and eliminate hate,” warned the leader of Havering Council.

Santa’s visit to a busy shopping centre in the borough has helped to raise nearly £2,000 for a scout group.

A social housing estate, which has become notorious for its hosts of problems, was the subject of a Parliamentary debate on Friday.

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