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Hylands Primary, Benjamin Close, opened in 2009

Hornchurch’s Hylands Primary ‘taking effective action’ after Ofsted concern

A Hornchurch primary school told by Ofsted it requires improvement is taking “effective action to tackle” its shortcomings, according to inspectors.

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Photos were found of Toulson and her husband on a luxury yacht. Picture: Ian Nicholson (PA)

Romford benefit cheat caught hook, line and sinker gets year in jail

A £117,000 benefit cheat who enjoyed a luxury cruise with her husband while claiming to be a single mother has been jailed for a year.

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Francis Nteta Nsiangangu. Picture: Essex Police

Man who died in Brentwood stabbing was a ‘calm and good boy’

The mother of a 31-year-old man, who died after being stabbed multiple times in Brentwood on Saturday, has described him as a “calm and good boy” and said he was not involved in gangs.

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Police arrested eight men

Eight men arrested over rape of Havering girl, 13

Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl from Havering.

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Lesley Dunn

Hornchurch theatre’s carrier bag solution

A resourceful theatre company have got a handle on the problem of excess carrier bags.

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Transport: Cancellations to trains between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street

Metro services have been cancelled between Shenfield and Liverpool Street affecting customers travelling through Romford and Ilford.

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Daniel Ox, 34, who bagged a £500,000 investment for his Fruits for the Office business.

Former BBC dragon helps Romford businessman secure hefty investment

A software programmer is taking his family’s 100-year-old fruit stall into the future with the help of a dragon.

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Boxer Ollie Pinnock with Debbie Kennedy launching BHRUT's flu campaign Queen's

Pro boxer gets jabbed in Queen’s hospital lobby

A professional boxer took a jab of a very different kind in Queen’s Hospital’s atrium today.

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Diego Poyet, West Ham United

West Ham youngster revels in his Old Trafford baptism of fire

Patient Poyet could go out on loan, but is happy to stay at Upton Park

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Students at Oakfields Montessori School's dressed up for Dahlicious day (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Romford pictures: Fantastic foxes and oompa loompas at school’s Roald Dahl day

Many wonderful surprises awaited the students of Oakfields Montessori School on Friday as they entered the magical worlds of Roald Dahl.

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3rd Gidea Park Scouts visited the Welsh coastal town of Aberdovey

Club news: 3rd Gidea Park Scouts return from their summer camp in Snowdonia

Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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