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Street lamps are something we now take for granted but Richard Loveard looks at how they have changed over the past 200 years.

A new season of Comedy and Curry opens at Queen’s Theatre this week.

When I first read about the conviction of Rush Green woman Maria Kelly for shoplifting in 1893, it seemed an amusing episode of brass-necked pilfering.

More than 1,400 pupils from year six classes have been learning to protect themselves from knife crime, drugs, and other potential dangers.

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in a bloodthirsty 30-second attack on a Romford traveller who had his hand virtually chopped off.

A criminal gang caught with bundles of illicit cash made from selling alcohol illegally has been jailed for a total of 19 years.

A Collier Row woman who tried to save on her household bills by foraging for mushrooms in Epping Forest has paid a high price for the dinner table delicacy she never even got to eat.

A prisoner who kicked a custody officer and caused the brain haemorrhage that led to her death, has been detained at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital indefinitely.

A doctor was found guilty yesterday (Thursday) of indecently assaulting a teenage girl and three women during unnecessary clinical examinations.

A gang of robbers who targeted cash-carrying vans were jailed for more than 20 years on Monday.

Snooker star Steve Davis rose to fame in the 1980s and has been lauded one of the best players the game has ever produced.

A Collier Row man who was part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade has been jailed for 24 years.

Many hunt for an exciting way to get fit and tone up that doesn’t involve a treadmill or heavy weights. Well, I’ve found it – body combat.

The return of a family fun day proved great success bringing smiles, laughter and heaps of joy to Harold Hill last weekend.

Here’s our guide to what will be happening when the latest Tube strike begins this evening.

A Collier Row man has been found guilty of being part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade.

Residents and the public were invited to Romford’s nursing care centre’s summer fete on Saturday.

A youth club has reopened following a major refurbishment.

Two towers will soar over Romford town centre creating a new entrance to the retail hub, if planning permission for a £20million regeneration of North Street is approved.

A 22-year-old man accused of murdering a custody officer was surrounded by guards at top security Belmarsh Prison when he made his first appearance at the Old Bailey by video link.

Mecca Bingo Hall, in Hornchurch, may be sold to property developers after a “very good offer” was made to purchase the site, according to the gaming company.

Mully Tambwe, of Romford, has been found not guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Isschan Nicholls.

More than 4,500 emergency food packages have been handed out by Havering foodbanks in the past year, including 2,243 to feed children.

A father-of-two was spared jail after being caught with hundreds of indecent photographs of children on his laptop.

Children looked under trees, over walls and around corners ticking their findings off a list in order to claim a delicious Easter egg at Rainham Hall Gardens.

The trial of two men accused of involvement in the assault of a porter at Smithfield market was halted last week.

A family-run refrigeration business was fined £22,500 today after two employees were seriously injured in an explosion.

The general manager of a sports centre, who owes his life to a bone marrow transplant, has urged young men to sign up to be future donors.

A former bomb disposal searcher is using his military training to set up a fitness business.

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