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Two West Ham United players have been testing out the council’s healthy eating app alongside children in the borough.

A man who threatened Sainsbury’s staff with a handgun and a Stanley knife has been sentenced to 10 years and four months imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning.

The opening night of a new fortnightly LGBT+ evening in Romford has been hailed a success.

A mum and son who were found guilty of robbing and stabbing of a 75-year-old man outside his home have been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment each for the ‘despicable crime’.

An 11-year-old boy is sacrificing his birthday presents this year and chopping his long locks to help fundraise for research into a disease that killed his friend.

A 46-year-old woman who robbed a pensioner of £600 after her son stabbed him four times in the leg has been found guilty.

A teaching assistant at an infant school says she was in “shock” when she was named the winner of a prestigious award.

Graduates of a drugs charity have been using their art to help them recover and celebrate their time with the service.

To mark Hospice Care Week, Saint Francis Hospice wishes to highlight the services it provides to the community as well as challenge any myths.

Staff at a shopping centre delivered hand knitted teddy bears to grieving parents who had still births at Queen’s Hospital.

A consultation asking if Havering’s colleges should be part of a three-way merger will take place later this year.

Friday night is takeaway night in our house and we love nothing more than a cheeky curry after a long week at work.

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A college student made it to the final of a prestigious fashion competition at London Fashion Week, showcasing her work on the runway.

From taking dance classes just for fun, to getting prepared to perform in front of thousands, a teenage street dance group is reaching new heights.

I’ve got to admit, I didn’t really know anything about the classic BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart before this week.

A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for the east of England as “very strong winds” are expected tomorrow evening and Friday morning.

A department store which has been at the heart of a town centre for 130 years, has been celebrating its anniversary.

The first council-created app which aims to teach children about living healthy lives, has partnered up with the West Ham United Foundation.

A horticultural society was once again excited to hold its annual autumn show.

The borough’s NHS trust will once again be holding its annual Pride awards to recognise the hard work and dedication of its staff.

An outdoor cinema will be held for one night only to raise money for three worthy causes.

Cheese-pineapple sticks, 70s music and a lot of Bacardi.

To coincide with a theatre’s 65th birthday, fundraising plans to give the building a “refreshing facelift” have been unveiled.

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Generous donations to a charity has meant that a dedicated space for bereaved parents at a hospital could be refurbished.

A new innovative centre for children who leave care has been nominated for a national award.

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