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Recorder reporters took part in a 5k run this week to help raise money for a children’s charity.

A rock ‘n’ roll musical telling the tale of singer Buddy Holly’s life is set to take centre stage at a Romford theatre.

The family of a “determined” three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy are aiming to raise £50,000 in the next year for a life-changing operation.

Sunshine and bubbles made for the perfect day out when families, friends and colleagues gathered together for a foam-tastic experience.

Queen’s Theatre will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in style with a 70s themed party and everyone is invited.

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for a Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal with a community barbecue.

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

An upcoming DJ from Elm Park is aiming high in the music industry by making her name in Los Angeles.

A former Conservative mayor who allegedly sexually assaulted an ex-councillor said he was feeling “naughty” in a leaked email.

A shopping centre taught children how to strut their stuff on a catwalk in a bid to support two charities.

A surprisingly big beehive left residents bewildered when they came across the swarm of bees when they crossed a road.

As part of National Volunteers’ Week, a charity would like to say a massive thank you to its hundreds of dedicated volunteers who continue to provide an invaluable service.

A new principal, with a proven track record of bringing schools up to scratch, has been chosen to take on a new challenge.

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

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A consultation has launched asking residents for their views on proposed changes to community urgent care services.

Children have been learning about the Suffragettes and everything they did to fight for women’s right to vote at school for decades.

A former Conservative mayor has been suspended from the party due to an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

Waving flags and enjoying a delicious afternoon tea was how a group of residents congratulated the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the weekend.

Thousands of music lovers will soon be dancing the weekend away as the popular We Are FSTVL makes a comeback.

An academy has been rated inadequate following an Ofsted inspection earlier this year.

Neighbours were making the most of the sunshine to commemorate the royal wedding with their very own street party.

Today’s the big day and I’m not talking about the FA Cup final.

Tomorrow is the day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot and I cannot wait to see thousands of people flooding The Mall and around Buckingham Palace to get a glimpse of the happy couple.

Only a couple of more days now until the wedding of the year and the excitement is definitely building.

I’ve got to admit, when I was younger I never considered American singer Barbra Streisand to be very “cool”.

There is now only a few days until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot and I cannot wait.

The countdown continues until Prince Harry finally ties the knot with actress Meghan Markle.

There is now less than a week until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot and I for one am very excited.

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