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Redden School Pupils Joshua Kirby, George Attrill and Amy Horsely with headteacher Paul Ward

Four smart pupils have been awarded membership to an exclusive society, reserved for people with the highest IQs in the country.

Kent Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the chest Met Police officer. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Archive

A Romford man has been arrested after a man in his 50s was stabbed in the chest in Kent.

A GP checking a patient's blood pressure. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

A doctor’s union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer.

Mohamed Omer, founding member of the Muslim Gardens of Peace in Hainault

Proposals for land to be converted into a Muslim cemetery – with up to 10,000 burial spaces – has been given the green light.

13:30
Crowlands Primary School choir performing at the Young Voices Concert at the O2

Pupils at a primary school had an incredible experience singing with thousands of others in one of the capital’s most iconic venues.

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion at the flats in Hornchurch. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

Police have confirmed that a possible cause of the explosion yesterday was the ‘preparation of a type of drug’ in the flats.

The aftermath following the explosion last night at the block of flats in Hornchurch. Picture: Ken Mears

Here are the latest pictures from the explosion in Hornchurch last night.

Scene from the Hornchurch explosion. Picture: Jack Duggins

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following the explosion at the block of flats in Hornchurch last night.

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There is heavy traffic on the A127 this morning following the explosion in Hornchurch last night.

Sport

17:30
Romford's Ford Judo Club had more to cheer at their latest competitions

Youngsters impress at weekend competitions

Barking's Max Watters attacks against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)

Ex-Hall Mead pupil scored his fourth goal for the Blues last weekend, but will represent his country on Saturday

14:30
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss discusses signing former Hatters winger and bringing in Reading teenager on loan

13:00
Stewards remove the covers shortly before Dagenham & Redbridge's match with Bromley was postponed because of a frozen pitch (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Latest news from the Supporters’ Association

11:17
Romford's Nick Reynolds filled in as emergency keeper in his side's win at Dereham (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Striker lends hand as emergency keeper

10:00
Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge and Taron Hare of North Ferriby United (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers will keep Brighton & Hove Albion winger until the end of the current campaign

West Ham United's Winston Reid (centre) hugs team-mate Pedro Obiang after the Premier League match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

Hammers defender Winston Reid was at his best once again at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Yesterday, 19:30
Former London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson battles for the puck with Streatham's Vaclav Drabek during the November meeting between the two sides (pic John Scott)

Hard-working forward snapped up by rivals

Yesterday, 17:32
The Traditional Builders Stand at Victoria Road (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers will now host Ravens on February 21 at 7.45pm

Entertainment

Sunday, January 15, 2017
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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