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A man in his 20s has been stabbed in a fight in the street in Romford.

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

With bank holiday on the horizon, work chit-chat centres on vacay plans and outfit choices (after we have finished all our jobs - I promise editor Lindsay).

Whether it is via social media or talking to someone in real life, it is hard to escape from all the stories about violent crimes in the area.

A criminal with 69 previous convictions was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for murdering an alcoholic in a cruel, prolonged and “extremely violent” attack in the victim’s own home.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

From wearing skirts and carrying lipstick cases to leading an elite firearm squad, the role of women in the police force has dramatically evolved over the last 100 years.

Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian calendar when parishioners celebrate the resurrection of Jesus when he rose from the dead after being crucified to death.

There are some new kids on the block at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning.

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.

Drivers should take extra care on the roads tonight after the Met Office has warned that there is an increased risk of ice.

If you think being a woman in 2018 is wearisome (juggling work and family, trying to afford your own home or contending with all the questionable messages from Tinder matches) then spare a thought for all those who have gone before you.

Netball has come a long way from just being played with orange balls on gravely school playgrounds – although it is still a great place to start.

A man who is wanted in connection with nine burglaries was arrested in a police raid after he jumped from an upstairs window.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium closed to the public this week after it failed a fire safety exercise.

Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium has closed to the public after it failed a fire safety exercise.

The North East London NHS Treatment Centre is asking male residents to “go nuts” this November.

An aerosol can exploded like a “mini-bomb” at a house fire in Upminster last night.

Investigations into a possible “arson attack” are underway, after two cars and one van was alight in Hornchurch yesterday, (Sunday October 15).

In homage to her “role model” mum Ann, who died four years ago, a former hairdresser plucked up the courage to fulfil her dream of becoming a carer.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing teenager who frequents Romford Ilford and Chigwell.

Inspired by the support her grandad received when living with Alzheimer’s, a beautician retrained to become a carer for Radfield Home Care Havering.

An innovative scheme that enables carers to house adults that need support is being run in Havering.

A pair of hammer wielding “hooligans” chased a vulnerable mother as she drove home from work and smashed her car window – part of a spate of attacks in the area.

A carer went above and beyond her role when she saw that her 99-year-old client’s garden was overgrown and ants were spreading into her kitchen.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A man from Chadwell Heath has been publically named for drink driving.

A playground for big kids, tune chasers and beat boppers – We Are FSTVL in Upminster went off with a colourful bang over the bank holiday weekend.

Fulfilling a personal dream, and that of many pre-schoolers, I got to spend the morning at a fire station to check out their new engine.

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