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16:30
A dream came true for six-year-old Ishmael Belony. Picture: Griffiths Photographers.

A brave boy who spent nearly the first year of his life in hospital got the chance to walk out with some of his football idols.

15:08
Rainham and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas in Parliament talking about Orchard Village Picture credit: parliamentlive.tv

A social housing estate, which has become notorious for its hosts of problems, was the subject of a Parliamentary debate on Friday.

14:27
Havering currently has 1,469 council-owned garages which are empty or in disrepair.

More than 600 homes could be created in the borough if garages sitting empty were developed, a study has revealed.

11:17
Queen's Hospital in Romford is the flagship of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

A woman who has stayed in hospital for seven months over an undiagnosed condition claims to have been told by a doctor in A&E she would have to wait 22 hours in a wheelchair before being seen.

Tom Wilson in action for Old Loughts against former club Havering, a month before his tragic death (pic: TGS Photo)

A fund dedicated to raising awareness of organ donation after a hockey player died following a “freak accident”, has gained official charity status.

Yesterday, 15:00
Cole Hockett will be climbing Snowdon and the seven peaks of the Snowdon National Park to raise money for the National Autism Society and raise awareness of autism.

A walking enthusiast will be making his way to the top of Snowdon in a bid to raise further awareness and money for an autism charity.

Yesterday, 10:00
Sylvia Williams, Andy Brett, Lin Wilcox, Dick Williams, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Linda van den Hende, Dave Wilcox, Steven Deer, Alf Ellis, JeffOliver. Picture Jeff Oliver photography

Whether it was intentional or by complete accident, most of us have taken a selfie at some point in our lives.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
The female-only marching band has performed before audiences across Europe.

A marching band exclusively for young girls and women is starting the year with a drive for new recruits.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Crazy Beat record store in Upminster.

With billions of songs streamed online every year, you could be forgiven for thinking that buying a vinyl record was a thing of the past.

Sport

17:30
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Ned Keating provides player ratings for the National League campaign to date

15:30
Leon Mckenzie of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Striker reflects on latest win at Witham

14:00
Mike Martin produces a slam dunk for Essex Leopards against Team Northumbria (pic Paul Phillips)

Levett Essex Leopards 72 Team Northumbria 80

West Ham United's Mark Noble

Hammers skipper Mark Noble is full of praise for his loyal team-mates

12:01
Viv Anderson is part of Prostate UK's Stronger Knowing More campaign (pic Dennis Morris assisted by Bolade Banjo)

Sporting trio join campaign to help black men

11:00
Shaun Donnellan of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

The Donnellans became first siblings since the Pipers to feature in same game for Daggers earlier this month

09:18
Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

McFarlane reflects on 5-1 win at Witham

Yesterday, 20:30
London Raiders import Slavomir Buda (pic John Scott)

Bracknell Hornets 2 London Raiders 7

Yesterday, 07:37
Lukas Zatopek carries the puck for Chelmsford as Jake Sylvester keeps JJ Pitchley at bay (pic John Scott)

London Raiders 0 Chelmsford Chieftains 6

Entertainment

Yesterday, 10:00
Sylvia Williams, Andy Brett, Lin Wilcox, Dick Williams, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Linda van den Hende, Dave Wilcox, Steven Deer, Alf Ellis, JeffOliver. Picture Jeff Oliver photography

Whether it was intentional or by complete accident, most of us have taken a selfie at some point in our lives.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Crazy Beat record store in Upminster.

With billions of songs streamed online every year, you could be forgiven for thinking that buying a vinyl record was a thing of the past.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Above, The Greatest Hits of Motown: How Sweet It Is comes to Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, in April.

Theatre, ballet, music and comedy, all you need to know about the best entertainment shows and events in the area in 2017.

Monday, December 26, 2016
Sinbad the Sailor at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Alim Jayda (Captain Greenbeard) and Josephine Melville (Clanker) Credit Sharron Wallace

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Ekkoes. Picture: Helen Bolton

When we were young we all had dreams of being in a band with all our mates touring the world.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

You know it’s Christmas when you turn on the TV to see James Stewart running through the snow or see a cartoon snowman flying through the air.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Peter Larner's new book Deathbed Betrayal

An author and keen historian, who recently published his 11th novel, finds his inspiration in the stories and people of Havering.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Gary Edwards presenting Dancing With The Stars All Access in America.

“At the end of the day it’s what the BBC wants,” said a top dancer who is in the running to become Strictly’s new judge when Len Goodman retires from the show.

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