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Cars damaged by the fallen wall in Warwick close Hornchurch

Update: Pictures show damage caused by collapsing wall in Hornchurch

A wall measuring 3m high and 50m long fell on top of vehicles in a residential car park in Hornchurch last night.

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Deanna Lewis, 6, with the ducks article. Picture: Roberta Lorusso

Girl, 6, saves ducks’ lives by telling Romford residents not to feed them bread

A 6-year-old girl was so concerned about the lives of ducks after her mum read her a Recorder article about the council’s advice that bread can kill that she took matters into her own hands.

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TRAVEL NEWS: A406 north circular delays after collision at Redbridge roundabout

Commuters are facing delays on the A406 North Circular near Redbridge Roundabout following a collision this morning.

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Barking and Dagenham College

Romford engineering students to get top facilities with Barking and Dagenham College grant

A college will offer brand new, state-of-the-art, engineering facilities in the new academic year after it was awarded a sought-after grant.

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Jo Rodda, 38, with Simon Malyon, 42, and his sons Jack, 5 and Billy, 3

Romford doctor to take on 300 mile ultra-triathlon for multiple sclerosis

A Romford doctor is taking on her hardest challenge yet as she attempts to be the fifth woman ever to complete a gruelling 300 mile continuous triathlon.

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A bus has collided with a house in Dagnam Park Square, Harold Hill.

Bus driver suspended after double decker ploughs into Harold Hill family home

The driver of the double decker bus that crashed into a family’s home has been suspended pending an investigation.

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A chair moves by itself at Brookside theatre,in South Street, Romford,

Video: ‘Ghosts’ caught on camera at Brookside Theatre

Do you believe in the paranormal? Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? You might be after watching this video.

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Rain clouds. Picture: EMPICS Sport/PA Images

Upminster Bridge tube station closed due to flooding

Today’s rainfall closed Upminster Bridge tube station this morning when it flooded.

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Singh slept in the centre before taking the clothes. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Man imprisoned for Romford Territorial Army Centre clothes theft

A 34-year-old man admitted to sleeping in a Territorial Army Centre before stealing clothes from it.

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Havering Town Hall.

Areas of Havering among the most deprived in the country

Havering may be relatively affluent for a London borough but it contains small areas that are among the most deprived in the country.

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OMG cast. Picture: Make Believe UK

Romford stage stars put on West End show OMG!

Budding stage stars have graced the West End in a mini season of performances of a “mega-mix” musical in London.

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Georgina Hughes with her father's medals

First World War centenary: Tale of man who lay injured in No Man’s Land for two days to be told in new Havering exhibition

The tale of a man who lay ­severely injured in no man’s land for two days after ­being caught up in a bomb blast is one of many local stories that will be told at a new ­exhibition.

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Watt risks loosing his job. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Romford van man banned for drink-driving

A Romford van driver was fined £500 and banned after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Romford man handed 10-year jail sentence for sexual offences

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after being convicted of nine sexual offences spanning more than a decade.

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Hanningfield Reservoir, Chelmsford. Picture: Peter Scott

Brentwood storm chaser captures frightening lightning strikes

A passionate storm chaser braved winds and heavy rain to capture photographs of the lightning storm that hit southern England.

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Planning chiefs have given the goahead to plans for a five-storey block of flats, library, cafe and other community facilities on a conservation area near Rainham village. The plans were opposed by some residents.

Rainham Library to open its doors

The new multi-million pound Rainham Library will open its doors on Wednesday, three months after the scheduled ribbon cutting.

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Steve Smith, 61, on the marathon. Picture: Starlight

Hornchurch cab driver raises more than £16,000 for Starlight at Iron Man triathlon in Austria

Hours of training have paid off for a determined cab driver who completed an ocean swim, cycle ride and marathon all in one day for a sick children’s charity.

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Queen's Hospital

Decision due on future of cancer and cardiac services at Romford hospital

A shake-up of cardiac and cancer services in London may see specialist prostate, bladder and renal surgeries transferred away from Queen’s and King George’s Hospitals.

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Emilie Rix, 17, at the event. Picture: Wow! Marketing

Romford students pitch digital ideas to will.i.am and Prince Andrew

College students rubbed shoulders with a royal and a record producer as they pitched the next big digital business ideas to a panel.

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Tributes have been paid to Mick Fury (left)

Update: Tributes made to South Hornchurch community stalwart, Mick Fury

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

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The cast of Queen's Theatre's current production, Paper Planes, posing with staff from Tesco

Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre rehearsal room gets makeover

Stage actors have been making a song and dance about their new rehearsal space.

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The damage to Natasha Ottley's family house in Romford after a double decker bus crashed into it.

Family left homeless after bus crashes into their Harold Hill home

A family enjoying a holiday in the sun have been told they face six months in temporary accommodation after a double decker bus crashed into their home.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Youth worker from Rainham given suspended prison sentence for sexual assault

A youth worker who lured a woman to his home in a block of flats to sexually assault her has been given a suspended prison sentence after a court heard he was in need of “a little guidance”.

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Izzie the cat. Picture: Joanne Edwards

Young Harold Hill girls hear dog rip pet cat ‘to pieces’

Two young girls heard a large dog rip their beloved cat “to pieces”, a distraught mother has said.

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Travel: M25 lane shut, Romford delays

One lane of the M25 anticlockwise near the Brook Street roundabout is closed because of barrier repairs. Drivers can expect delays.

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Rod Ballard

Hornchurch residents latest victims of Guinea-Bissau phone fraud

Puzzled residents fear they are the latest phone fraud victims after their bills showed hundreds of pounds of calls to west African nation Guinea-Bissau.

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The cyclist and his bike flip over the bonnet. Picture: Youtube

Romford cycle crash footage goes viral with 300k views

Footage of the cyclist who was hit by a car slamming into the windscreen and miraculously landing on his feet has gone viral with 300,000 views and counting on Youtube.

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Acting Sgt Matt Sutton demonstrating the camera to chair of the Independent Advisory Group, Sheila Keeling. Picture: Met Police

Poll: Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras?

Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras? Take part in our poll and let us know what you think.

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Romford man arrested in probe over suspected £3 million red diesel fuel fraud

A Romford man is among nine people arrested in an investigation into a suspected £3 million fuel fraud.

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Roadworks. Picture:  Metropolitan Police/PA

Four months of Emerson Park roadworks expected to cause traffic delays

Traffic delays are expected in Emerson Park as four months of roadworks begin on Monday.

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Cllr Jeff Tucker holding up the independent report that cleared him of racist remarks.

Cllr Tucker cleared of ‘insulting and racist’ remarks but was ‘aggressive’ towards assistant council chief

A councillor is “delighted” that he has been cleared of making “insulting and racist” remarks at a town hall meeting about residents of Havering and Newham as well as a council officer.

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Actor Russell Tovey opens a new extension at Harold Court Primary School, alongside headteahcer Matthew Dineen and a group of pupils.

Ex-pupil and actor Russell Tovey unveils extension at primary school

An ex-pupil and actor has taken a trip down memory lane to cut the ribbon in a ceremony unveiling the extension of his old school.

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Lauren Dixon (centre) with her children Ellie and Joshua. Piture: Lauren Dixon

Upminster cancer suffering mum Lauren Dixon still alive thanks to fundraisers and Recorder reader’s donations

Cancer sufferer Lauren Dixon would not be caring for her two children today if it was not for the fundraising of friends and family and the generosity of Recorder readers.

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Hanningfield Reservoir, Chelmsford. Picture: Peter Scott

Brentwood storm chaser captures frightening lightning strikes

A passionate storm chaser braved winds and heavy rain to capture photographs of the lightning storm that hit southern England.

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Members of Hare Park Badminton Club. [Picture: Anita Audritt]

Club News: Hare Park Badminton Club

Treasurer Anita Audritt talks about Hare Park Badminton Club.

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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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You could be munching on some tasty dishes at Suchef St Paul's!

Win a delicious lunch for ten at Suchef

Suchef is an entirely new eating experience set to take London by storm this summer. To celebrate the launch, Suchef is offering you the chance to win lunch for ten people at their St Paul’s location.

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