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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Benefit claimants are facing New Year hell as Universal Credit rolls out in our community. More than 20,000 people in my constituency of Rainham, South Hornchurch, Elm Park and Dagenham face, literally, being without any cash.

Yesterday, 15:00

Scandalous Daisy, Countess of Warwick, made a brief visit to Romford, says Prof Ged Martin

Yesterday, 12:00

Canvey Island could be the new Catalonia

Yesterday, 08:00

Three weeks after police closed the investigation into the explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch, saying “the exact cause of the fire cannot be ascertained” and no one would be held accountable, Swan Housing Association announces it was caused by a gas canister.

Fri, 16:46

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Fri, 16:15

There will be no TfL Rail services this weekend as engineers continue carrying out track and station improvement works to prepare the line for Crossrail.

Fri, 15:39

Miraculously, no one was seriously injured after a car crashed into the front of a block of flats in Romford town centre this afternoon.

Sport

29 minutes ago

The English Open is drawing to a close with the final taking place this afternoon

Yesterday, 18:03

Daggers boss has no complaints over 32nd minute dismissal of defender against Robins

Yesterday, 16:56

Vanarama National league: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Wrexham 1 (Robson o.g. 90+3)

Yesterday, 14:00

Romford-based legend hoping to take a step closer towards another piece of silverware in Barnsley over the next few days

Hammers boss Bilic back under pressure as his team put in pitiful performance

Fri, 17:00

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane wants his side to get on another impressive winning streak with two big Bostik North clashes this week.

Fri, 16:00

Latest news from local netball club

Fri, 15:00

The Daggers will host fifth place National League outfit Wrexham at Victoria Road on Saturday (3pm kick-off) and will be hoping to snap their four game winless run.

Fri, 14:00

London Raiders forward Thomas Beesley is looking forward to playing against his former club Bracknell Bees this weekend.

Entertainment

Fri, 10:54

Audience members will have a chance to experience quality immersive theatre in January when the curtain rises on a spooky new show.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A programme celebrating the achievements of some of music and theatre’s most talented black performers is coming to the Hornchurch stage as part of Black History Month.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Romford-born country and western star is celebrating this week after her debut single debuted at an impressive 8th in the genre’s dedicated iTunes chart on Friday.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A 19th century classic thriller said to guarantee “shocks and screams” throughout, will be brought to life at Queen’s Theatre.

Friday, October 6, 2017

A theatre in the heart of Hornchurch has formed a partnership with the National Theatre on a new initiative to get communities involved in the arts.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two brothers are determined to shine a spotlight on untapped sources of local musical talent after founding their own independent record label.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Before the lights were dimmed and the revolving house which would become our sole focus for the next couple of hours was revealed, I didn’t have a clue what to expect.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Back by popular demand, a star of classic comedy show Only Fools and Horses will be returning to the borough, revealing secrets from the set and anecdotes from his career.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

One of the most loved continental circus troupes will is preparing to set up their red top on the streets of Havering for seven nights next month.

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