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This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

Fewer side effects, but no actual effects either

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 47-year-old woman yesterday.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

This month is bowel cancer awareness month. And that gives us the opportunity to think about something most of us don’t give much thought to – and certainly don’t talk about.

Yesterday, 17:30

A Hornchurch headteacher, alongside a number of students and other staff members, briefly turned into a firefighter yesterday afternoon (April 19) when she helped put out a fire in the back garden of a nearby house.

Yesterday, 17:00

Five eateries and one shop in Havering have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

Yesterday, 17:00

Met Police have issued advice for spectators ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.

Sport

18:27

A hard-hitting 69 by veteran wicketkeeper-batsman James Foster put champions Essex in control of their Specsavers County Championship game against Lancashire and in line for their first win of the season.

18:07

Michael Cheek netted game’s only goal as Essex club beat Magpies

17:37

Romford were left on the brink of relegation after derby defeat at Brentwood left them five points adrift of resurgent Norwich United at the foot of the table.

Vanarama National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Cheek 10) Maidenhead United 0

15:00

FA Girls’ Football Week is coming to Essex from Monday April 23 to Sunday April 29 and the Essex FA are excited to promote further opportunities for girls to get active, meet new friends and have fun.

Ronnie O’Sullivan doesn’t normally turn down a challenge – he’s a man more accustomed to scaling the heights of every obstacle he comes across.

08:10

Essex’s Simon Harmer was delighted to see the ball spinning so much at Chelmsford as 18 wickets fell on the first day of their match with Lancashire.

07:45

An injury-time goal from George Purcell allowed champions Hornchurch to celebrate in style at Bridge Avenue on Friday.

Yesterday, 22:58

Championship: Lakeside Hammers 56 Redcar Bears 34

Entertainment

Yesterday, 12:00

The Collier Row owners of an independent record label took their music abroad to perform in an international Amsterdam music festival.

Wed, 10:07

Three drag queens embark on an adventure into the Australian outback searching for dreams and friendship, in a new musical coming to Hornchurch.

Mon, 17:00

Theatre-goers can look forward to a mix of comedy, a haunting study of grief, and the regional premiere of an award-winning musical this autumn in Hornchurch.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Anyone with an ear to the ground for the local music scene may have heard some chatter about a new band.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It’s almost time to have A Little Less Conversation and get All Shook Up as an Elvis tribute act will once again be in the building.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A former Havering student was in shock after being named as best supporting actress at the Olivier Awards at the weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Hornchurch theatre is hoping to encourage a more diverse audience with a new play that combines French farce with a Bollywood twist.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A glamorous feel-good musical coming to the Queen’s Theatre will feature actors from the West End and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Monday, March 26, 2018

A woman who travelled to Britain as part of an organised rescue mission during the Second World War, met with the cast of a moving play which tells the tale of a young woman who made a similar journey.

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Breaking News

Yesterday, 10:07

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, which will end an association of more than two decades with the North London giants.

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