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Nine children are competing for every place at Havering’s top secondary schools, with investigators being brought in to crack down on fraudulent applications.

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The stabbing happened on August 10 in Recreation Avenue, Romford

An 18-year-old has been charged over a stabbing that took place in Romford.

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The number of children in care going missing is rising, new figures reveal.

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South Street in Romford.

An online survey will give businesses and residents the chance to have their say on Sunday trading hours as the government prepares to give power to councils.

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Ruth Kirkby and Leigh Stevens, Havering Council fraud investigators

The extent to which some parents have gone to get a place at the borough’s top schools was featured on BBC Panorama on Monday.

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Coral Knockton with son Oscar and Amanda Stone with son Jake at the college

Stunned college students have been left in limbo after discovering they all failed their IT course – having been told they had passed.

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Flowers and messages at the scene of the fatal crash last year

A man has pleaded not guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Sport

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Skipper rallies troops as club look to remain in in Premier Division

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Ardleigh Green captain Chris Cook took five wickets in his side's win at Horndon (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Skipper Cook wants team to relax ahead of clash with Fives

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Josh Passley of Dagenham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Right back looking forward to settled back line after tough first month

Rainham captain Jas Hothi hits out (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

A victory this weekend will seal promotion, but they will need to improve after losing last Saturday

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic (pic: whufc)

A look ahead to the best value bets in the weekend’s matches

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Bobby Thompson secures his maiden win in the VW Cup at Snetterton (pic: amsoul-images.com)

Youngster races to VW Cup success at Snetterton

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Brentwood Eels celebrate

Brentwood triumph in East Rugby League Division One Grand Final

Entertainment

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A theatre’s autumn season of events has been unveiled and will include an array of theatrical, musical and dance productions.

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Rehearsals at the Brookside Theatre in Romford for Nights on Broadway, a show raising money for the Recorder's Fundraise on the First campaign with children's charity First Step

The toe-tapping melodies of Grease ooze from a stage while a dozen young people laugh spiritedly, working to master an energetic hand jive.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Brookside Theatre manager Jai Sepple with First Step's fundraising manager Michelle Mitchell

With a month to go until Brookside Theatre’s Nights on Broadway show for Fundraise on the First, we are introducing you to the cast:

Sunday, August 2, 2015
David Alacey, Des Coleman and Paul Drakeley, who are performing in The Rat Pack is Back at Brookside Theatre. Picture: Pixels in Time

Hark back to the careers of two of music’s biggest icons by watching three high-energy performances.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Tom Sowinski, Cameron Jones and Lucy Wells, who are starring in Queen's Theatre's production Roll over Beethoven. Picture: Mark Sepple

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for a whole lot of shaking at Queens’s Theatre.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Peter Morris, who has written a new book called The Matter Factory, on the history of chemistry laboratories. Picture: Jennie Hills

Peering up at the dark, twinkling sky, a 10-year-old Peter Morris did not know what life had in store for him.

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Singer-songwriter Annie May Adams, from Romford. Picture: Julie Atkins

A single event can change the course of the rest of your life.

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