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This week, Queen’s Theatre’s executive director Mathew Russell picked his top 10 favourite songs.

Crowds will be gathering at The Liberty shopping centre this weekend as two celebrities will be visiting for their book signing.

The founder of a drama group which has raised thousands of pounds for charity says they no longer feel supported, after Queen’s Theatre said it would not be able to accommodate its annual show this year.

As a major fan of musicals and spontaneous dance numbers, going to see a 1950s American play renowned for its intensity and angst was somewhat of an experience.

A “loving” nurse who worked for 52 years has been commended for her dedication by an NHS Trust after she died last week.

Robbers fled the scene on a motorbike after they stole cash from a newsagents and assaulted a cashier.

The two men who were arrested in connection with the explosion at a Hornchurch block of flats have been bailed.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Charity supporters have pledged to walk hundreds of miles in aid of a disabled charity close to their hearts.

This week, leader of the Hackney Colliery Band Steve Pretty, which performed at Queen’s Theatre this month, shares his top 10 favourite tunes.

Two men were arrested, one for drunk driving and the other for obstructing police, after officers stopped them for driving through a red light.

The A12 has been reopened after a car and a bus collided.

An environmentalist is eager for the River Rom, said to have become “a dirty ditch” in recent years, to be transformed once again to its former glory.

Children have taken centre stage as part of a video which will be used for mental health workshops across the country.

A community initiative has received a special recognition award for making the town a “better place to live, work and socialise”.

Swimming, climbing and leaping through fire were just some of the challenges that fundraisers had to face as they took on a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for charity.

Ways to tackle crime was the main agenda at a special conference, after the borough saw an 18per cent increase of violent crimes, the highest in London.

Did you melt a little when Johnny rescued Baby from the corner? Or fancied a kiss in the rain after watching Ryan Gosling in The Notebook?

Fancy treating your lovable canine to a wash and blow dry? Or to a new sparkly collar?

Queen’s Theatre has announced its new executive director and chairwoman of the board of trustees.

Thousands of items have been donated to the tenants who lost their homes in the explosion that erupted last week.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

As residents were running away from the building that went up in flames, firefighters were running towards the danger to tackle the fire and rescue people in need.

Nothing could have prepared a young couple for the trauma they were about to endure.

In light of the tragedy which has left young families, pensioners and other residents homeless, the community is working together to help get them back on their feet.

A width restriction, which was meant to be temporary, will soon become a permanent fixture to the frustration of residents.

Police have confirmed that a possible cause of the explosion yesterday was the ‘preparation of a type of drug’ in the flats.

Here are the latest pictures from the explosion in Hornchurch last night.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following the explosion at the block of flats in Hornchurch last night.

There is heavy traffic on the A127 this morning following the explosion in Hornchurch last night.

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