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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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The pool at Chafford Sports Complex would go under plans to redevelop the 60-year-old Chafford School Campus (Picture: Steve Poston)

Stay of execution for popular Rainham swimming pool

A decision on a “masterplan” redevelopment that would see the closure of a popular public swimming pool in Rainham has been deferred.

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Janice Cassie from Romford Marks and Spencer with the Help For Heroes bear. Picture: Marks and Spencer

Romford Marks and Spencer raise nearly £4,000 for Help For Heroes charity

A high street retailer has been busy collecting cash for a war heroes charity.

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Iconic Legion hosted a Star Wars convention at Harold Hill Community Centre in Romford. David Prowse who played Darth Vader in the film.

Video: Actor David Prowse speaks about being Darth Vader while visiting Harold Hill

The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vader actor David Prowse.

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Payne will be sentenced on August 8. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Collier Row child rapist free to work with youths

England’s largest child abuse charity has accused the courts of failing to protect children after a man convicted of raping a girl ­remained free to work as a photographer.

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Tributes have been paid to Mick Fury (left)

Update: Family speak of caring Hornchurch community stalwart, Mick Fury

Tributes have been paid to community stalwart Michael (Mick) Fury who has died at the age of 78.

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The cast performing. [Picture: Mark Sepple for Queen's Theatre]

First World War centenary: Community musical Paper Planes is a joy to watch and triumphantly celebrates the life of Sutton’s Farm pilot William Leefe Robinson

“We are humans in the wrong time.” This sentiment portraying the loss and heartbreak incurred by the First World War is a central theme in Queen’s Theatre’s spectacular Paper Planes, which tells the life story of Sutton’s Farm aerodrome pilot William Leefe Robinson.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

UPDATE: Tickets being accepted on buses and tubes as disruption expected until 8.30pm

Train tickets are being accepted on buses and tubes after a man was killed by a train at Romford Station.

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Football See all

Daggers turned down a bid last week from Barnsley for striker Rhys Murphy. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Murphy steps up recovery, but Daggers future remains ‘in the hands of board’

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett insists any decision over whether striker Rhys Murphy stays with the League Two club is in the hands of the board.

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Iconic Legion hosted a Star Wars convention at Harold Hill Community Centre in Romford.

Romford pictures: Star Wars fans bring the force to Harold Hill

The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vador actor David Prowse.

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Club News See all

Third Gidea Park Scouts

Club News: Third Gidea Park Scouts

Angela Hutton, from Third Gidea Park Scouts, reports on the club’s recent activities

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History See all

Old Hornchurch Fire Station 1960

Former Havering Borough Commander remembers Hornchurch Fire Station

It has been 50 years since Hornchurch Fire Station opened its doors and to mark the occasion they have invited the whole community to celebrate with them.

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Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Romford Recorder on screen

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

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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