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Hornchurch Nursing Centre held a 100th birthday party for Ivy Matthews as well as a vintage tea party that commemorated WW1. Ivy Matthews with her family.

Hornchurch lady celebrates 100th birthday

It is not just the First World War that is marking its centenary this summer.

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The attack was at the Romford Greyhound Stadium. Picture: Press Association/Joe Giddens

Teenager acquitted after bottling man in face at Romford Greyhound Stadium

A teenager who bottled a man in the face at the Romford dogs track walked free from court today after insisting he acted in self-defence.

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Cllr Clarence Barrett will be running the London Marathon in April to raise moeny for First Step

Campaigners in drive to save Upminster Mini-Golf Course

A campaign to save a “run down” mini-golf course will launch next month after residents clubbed together in support of the attraction.

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The Met's sexual offences team is investigating. Picture: Dave Thompson

Woman, 27, reports rape in Harold Hill

A 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped in Harold Hill in the early hours of Friday.

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Estate agents boards in London. Picture: Press Association

Expert in Hornchurch urges residential landlords to check their taxes

Residential landlords are being warned to check that they are paying the right taxes on their properties following the announcement that the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plan to recover unpaid money.

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Hammer's legend Alvin Martin at the shop with owner Susan Turner

Hammers footballing legend makes appearance at new Hornchurch tanning salon

A brand new tanning salon welcomed a footballing legend and potential customers to check out the new premises before officially opening to the public.

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Glenn Poole outside the school hall struck by lightning

Lighting strikes South Hornchurch school packed with football students

Lightning struck a school hall packed with 45 children in a day of storms that also saw an elderly couple escape a bolt that penetrated their bedroom.

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Ian and Ruth Stokes, with 2 year-old daughter Daisy.

Romford tattoo shop to donate takings to stillbirth charity Sands

A tattoo shop is due to donate a day’s takings to charity after its manager’s baby was stillborn.

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Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Heavy loss for Hornchurch

Ryman Premier: Leiston 4 Hornchurch 0

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Lightning struck two homes

South Hornchurch couple narrowly avoid being struck by lightning

An elderly couple avoided being struck by lightning when it punched through their roof and went straight into their bedroom, a firefighter said.

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Club News: HaverFolk

Committee member John Foxen talks about his group’s love of music.

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Ron Arnold has been awarded a French honour called the Legion D'Honneur which is rarely bestowed upon non-French nationals.

Romford D-Day veteran awarded Legion d’Honneur

A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.

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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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