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Pupils were treated to a lively election debate when candidates 
visited to discuss their policies.

Paul Freedman is applauded by other runners

A 90-year-old man who has raised more than £100,000 for St Francis Hospice since his wife Teeny’s death in 2007 was applauded by runners at the start line of last week’s London Marathon.

Robert Gurling

Police have appealed for help to find a Romford man believed to have abducted his three-year-old son from his foster parents.

A man was found unconscious outside Romford station yesterday.

An investigation has been launched after a man who suffered a blow to the head was found outside Romford station yesterday.

Joseph Kavanagh, 16, of Heather Way, Collier Row, took part in a week long leadership academy at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama

A teenager had the experience of a lifetime at a space and rocket centre in America.

Maureen Plunkett was robbed at an atm in Elm Park on Thursday.
 So many people came to help her after the man got away and she is very very grateful and wants to say thank you to everyone.

A great grandmother was left shaken and angry after she was mugged for her debit card in Elm Park last week.

The borough of Havering: Has crime increased or decreased where you live?

The latest crime statistics show the number of sexual offences reported to police in Havering during 2014 increased by 37 per cent on the previous year.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth at the hospital's Lindo Wing (Pic credit: PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl this morning (Saturday).

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?

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 19:31

Police have appealed for help to find a Romford man believed to have abducted his three-year-old son from his foster parents.

Yesterday, 10:00
Maureen Plunkett was robbed at an atm in Elm Park on Thursday.
 So many people came to help her after the man got away and she is very very grateful and wants to say thank you to everyone.

A great grandmother was left shaken and angry after she was mugged for her debit card in Elm Park last week.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
The borough of Havering: Has crime increased or decreased where you live?

The latest crime statistics show the number of sexual offences reported to police in Havering during 2014 increased by 37 per cent on the previous year.

Health

Friday, May 1, 2015

A GP is “angry” his “trailblazing” walk-in service has been stopped in favour of a new scheme that leads to patients queuing for appointments before 8am.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Havering is getting older

As new figures reveal the true scale of our ageing population, Emma Youle and Ralph Blackburn examine the data, and find out what it means for the future of our borough

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Young woman stop to smoke while she is pregnant

Pregnant women have been urged not to play Russian roulette with the health of their unborn child – as new figures show Havering has the highest rate of smoking during pregnancy in London.

Environment

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Green-fingered litter pickers took to the streets of Harold Hill last week to rid it of rubbish.

Friday, April 24, 2015
A new McDonald's drive through will be built in the Brewery car park

Romford will see another McDonald’s restaurant and drive through appear in the town centre after plans were approved by Havering Council last week.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Elm Park Express on Elm Park Avenue in Havering

A shop that sold alcohol to a child and stocked illicit cigarettes and alcohol has had its licence revoked.

Politics

Pupils were treated to a lively election debate when candidates 
visited to discuss their policies.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
The borough of Havering: Has crime increased or decreased where you live?

The latest crime statistics show the number of sexual offences reported to police in Havering during 2014 increased by 37 per cent on the previous year.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Eric Pickles, the Conservative candidate for Brentwood and Ongar, at the Conservative party conference earlier this year.

The Conservative candidate currently leads in Brentwood and Ongar by at least 26 points, according to Yougov.

Education

Yesterday, 12:00

A teenager had the experience of a lifetime at a space and rocket centre in America.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Ashay Sharma and Emma Bone competed in the national spelling bee competition

Three students in Havering have beaten around 10,000 other children in London to reach the final of a foreign language spelling bee.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Bower Park Academy pupils visit Recorder HQ

Students from across Europe have visited Recorder HQ this morning to discover how a newspaper is put together.

Heritage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Bletchley Park codebreaker whose parents believed she was working as a government typist is being laid to rest today.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
St Andrew's Church in Hornchurch held a service for Anzac Day, the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during the First World War

The thousands of men who fell at Gallipoli have been remembered 100 years on.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Recorder, April 15 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

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Competitions

Pop on the most stylish eyewear around from Specsavers.

London eyecare specialists Specsavers are offering London24 readers the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend on stylish eyewear in the city.

Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

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