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Hospice staff and nurses made it their mission to make sure a poorly 89-year-old woman could go to her granddaughter’s wedding on time.

West Ham icon Sir Trevor Brooking caused a stir at Romford’s Cancer Research charity shop, South Street.

A church which has been standing for more than a thousand years, with plans to partly demolish the building so it can be modernised with new facilities, is campaigning to raise £650,000.

The belting voices of a choir with a twist gave it their all in a singing contest but fell at the final hurdle.

From supporting iconic acts like The Who and Tom Jones to violent clashes between Mods and Rockers, the life of Colin Stoddart was never boring.

With Halloween just around the corner, our team of reporters opted to return to Havering’s one and only escape room and step into a live action horror movie.

A Recorder reporter donned a hard hat and high-vis jacket on Friday when he got a guided tour of the works currently underway at Hornchurch’s new Lidl store.

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.

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

Canvey Island could be the new Catalonia

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.

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Crime & Court

Friday, October 20, 2017

Two 14-year-old girls have been left “traumatised” after police tasered one, and reportedly held down another, during an altercation in Harold Hill.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tower Hamlets councillors are calling for a raft of documents relating to sexual abuse at St Leonard’s Children’s Home to be released to the public.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The explosion which ripped through a block of flats in January, leaving residents homeless and terrified, was caused by an exploding gas canister.

Health

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Queen’s Hospital has become the first in the UK to introduce innovative new technology that should help make cancer patients’ treatment much less arduous.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A new midwifery unit has been unveiled offering flexible antenatal and other maternity appointments.

Environment

Yesterday, 07:00

A Recorder reporter donned a hard hat and high-vis jacket on Friday when he got a guided tour of the works currently underway at Hornchurch’s new Lidl store.

Friday, October 13, 2017

The humble street sweeper could soon be a thing of the past if proposals to mechanise Havering Council’s street cleansing teams are given the go ahead.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A £100,000 scheme to make a busy road into Romford safer for drivers and pedestrians is expected to be given the green light by Havering Council next week.

Politics

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Havering Council could be left powerless to rule against major planning applications from developers due to little known government guidelines.

Education

Friday, October 20, 2017

Four Emerson Park schoolchildren were amazed to discover this week that they were among the world’s cleverest 2pc and being invited to join Mensa.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Havering College held a special event on Tuesday to mark the official launch of its new specialist construction careers college.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A headteacher has praised the government for taking a step in the “right direction”, by doubling sports funding in primary schools.

Heritage

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

An SOS reminder from Oldchurch Hospital to 250 doctors in Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster and Dagenham asked them to be even more selective about sending patients for X-ray examinations.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

David Adams looks back half a century to the wrecking of one of Havering’s last stately mansions

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