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The Romford Summer Theatre put on Comedy of Errors last June. Picture: Barry Kirk

Stand-in needed to save Romford play...but they must be around 5ft!

A popular summer concert with a history spanning more than 50 years is in jeopardy after the show’s leading man was forced to pull out.

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Joel Kern

Founder of Romford performing arts school wins business award

The founder of one of the fastest growing performing arts companies in the UK has won a prestigious award for his work.

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Jessica North, Patrick Rawlins and Beau Hodgson shooting a film.

Harold Wood filmmaker gives helping hand to aspiring actors

Breaking into the film industry is no easy task, competition is fierce and it can take years of persistence to even get a whiff of an audition.

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Essex Road after the bombing campaign April 19, 1941. Picture: Hitler v Havering by Peter Watt

History: Bomb turned quiet Collier Row street into scene of carnage

Tonight is the anniversary of a tragedy that came to Romford and Hornchurch which left the local population shocked and horrified.

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Record shop owner Gary Dennis outside his Crazy Beat record store

Record Store Day comes to Upminster

With 7.4billion songs streamed online last year, you might think buying a new vinyl record was a thing of the past.

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Andrea Chott. Picture: Nick Reynolds

Business: Rainham businesswoman launches downsizing service for baby boomers

When children fly the nest, or retirement prompts a move to the countryside, the stresses of the moving process can often act as a barrier.

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Medy Elito of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second Daggers goal against Rochdale back on October 26.  Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO.

Elito hopes Daggers can rain on Chesterfield’s promotion parade

League Two preview: Dagenham & Redbridge v Chesterfield

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Georgina Field, Sam Kordbacheh and Ellie Rose Boswell. Picture: Mark Sepple.

Review: Production puts innovative spin on a classic as The Great Gatsby comes to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

People who think they know what to expect from The Great Gatsby may be surprised as an inventive play incorporating film footage and musical instruments continues its run at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

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Kayleigh Harrington, Garry Way, Romford. Picture: Amanda Jenner

Romford pictures: Collier Row woman paints baby bumps making expecting mothers feel good

After two redundancies, Amanda Jenner picked up a brush and started a new career which has helped various women feel good about their appearance along the way.

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The Romford Summer Theatre put on Comedy of Errors last June. Picture: Barry Kirk

Stand-in needed to save Romford play...but they must be around 5ft!

A popular summer concert with a history spanning more than 50 years is in jeopardy after the show’s leading man was forced to pull out.

Read full story »

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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