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Rail passengers claim they have been bitten by fleas while travelling on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

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Bob Knowles outside his Micropub in Upminster which is facing planning objections from the council

‘You would think we were selling crack cocaine instead of a glass of ale.’

Paul Wickerson. Picture: Essex Police

Two security guards have been jailed today after they were found guilty of handcuffing and kidnapping a half naked festival-goer who later died after he walked into a road.

The waste which was dumped in Ongar Way, Rainham. Picture: Havering Council

The attractive streets of Havering are being turned into eyesores as fly-tippers dump mountains of rubbish in roads and green spaces – leaving tax-payers to foot the clean up bill.

57 minutes ago
Blind war veteran Frank Harrop, 88. Picture: Blind Veterans UK

A blind war veteran will celebrate the centenary of the charity that supported him through his loss of sight with royalty by his side.

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Fire on Crow Lane in Romford

A car workshop was completely destroyed by a fire after a gas cylinder exploded yesterday afternoon.

The firearm which was recovered from the business premises in Brentwood

Nine members of an organised criminal network involved in conspiracy to supply cocaine and the conversion of a shotgun have pleaded guilty.

Sport

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Basketball squad are third best in country

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Harold Wood in batting action at Chelmsford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Harold Wood take on Colchester at home in their next league fixture

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Jamie Cureton wore the captain's armband for Dagenham & Redbridge at Exeter City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers forward happy to take armband if it “helps club progress”

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Harrow Lodge club face two rivals this weekend looking to extend nine-game unbeaten start to the 2015 campaign

Upminster captain John Curtis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Upminster have two matches to focus on this weekend - the first is against their local rivals

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Gidea Park & Romford captain Jamal Francis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gidea Park hope to secure back-to-back wins for first time this season against Fives & Heronians

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane in batting action at Havering

Manager and chairman from Ryman North club play their part in charity match

Entertainment

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Iconic sounds are set to bring a theatre to life as tribute acts prepare to pay homage to their idols.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Latitude, one of the festivals in our big ticket giveaway. Picture Dan Wilton

We’re giving away a free Summer Festivals Guide with every copy of today’s Recorder.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Stornoway, from left, Oli Steadman, Brian Briggs, Rob Steadman and Jon Ouin, with a bonxie, the bird which their album is named after.

There have been many strange gig locations since The Beatles played on the roof of Apple Records in 1969.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Crowds at Latitude, one of the festivals included in our ticket giveaway

Summer is just around the corner, which means festival season will soon be upon us.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Lady Felicia who plays Lucy Fur, the devil's disciple, in Hot Stuff at the Queen's Theatre.

Do you miss the big collars, even bigger hair and iconic anthems of the 70s?

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Press Gang reviewer, Phoebe Colson, 11, gives us her view of Rachel Hamilton's The Case of the Exploding Brains

Noelle “Know-All” Hawkins has another case on her hands.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Rehearsals for The Elephant Man at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. Picture: Mark Sepple

The captivating story of the “Elephant Man” is to be told in a “visually stunning” theatre production.

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The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

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