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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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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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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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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 prostate, bladder and renal treatments transferred away from Queen’s and King George’s Hospitals.

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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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James Oglethorpe rated good by Ofsted

School’s improvement delights headteacher

A headteacher is “delighted” that Ofsted has found her Upminster school no longer required improvements and rated it “good”.

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Selwyn will spend eight weeks in prison. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Man of no fixed abode sent to prison for Romford hoover theft

A man of no fixed abode will spend eight weeks in prison after he stole a Dyson hoover worth £250 in Romford.

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Man killed after being hit by train at Shenfield railway station

A man was killed after he was struck by a train at Shenfield railway station, Brentwood, yesterday (Tues).

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Two lanes of M25 closed in Brentwood area after fuel leak collision

A fuel leak has caused a collision between a car and a lorry causing two lanes to be closed on the M25 in the Brentwood area.

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

Update: Cyclist in Romford crash caught on helmet camera was ‘lucky’ not to break neck

The cyclist who was hit by a car slamming into the windscreen and miraculously landing on his feet - while catching it all on helmet camera - was “lucky” not to break his neck.

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Hunte used a driving license and a passport under a false name. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Community service for Hornchurch man who assaulted woman

A 49-year-old man has been ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work for a domestic assault.

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Staff from Liberty with Linda Trew, Mayor of Havering, Jonathon Poole, centre manager and Robbie Benham, cabinet member for the environmet

Old bags queue for Liberty’s big old bag swap

“Old bags” were welcomed at a shopping centre event – to be exchanged for more environmentally friendly ones.

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Amelia, Mark and Lauren McManus with the hat, shoes and old newspaper found under floorboards (Picture: Steve Poston)

Emerson Park family find ‘30s artefacts hidden under floorboards

Mark McManus was prepared for a shock when he lifted up the floorboards to rewire his Emerson Park home – but he got a little more than he bargained for.

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Firefighters striking earlier this year

Firefighters announce further action in pension dispute

Firefighters have concluded eight consecutive days of strike action during which crews left the scene of non-life threatening blazes - including a industrial estate fire in Rainham.

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The M25 anti-clockwise will close (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA)

Overnight closure of M25 in Essex commences at 10pm

The M25 in Essex will be closed between junction 27 and 25 anti-clockwise overnight to allow repairs to take place.

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Police are looking for Milly Davy. Picture: Met Police

Family ‘really worried’ about missing Romford teen Milly Davy who is missing again minutes after being found

The sister of a teenager who has once again gone missing, shortly after she returned to her home yesterday, is appealing for witnesses to help find her.

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

Havering police to become RoboCops with body-worn cameras

Police in Havering are set to become RoboCops next week as they don body-worn video cameras to catch criminals in the act.

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Ellie Austin

Update: Romford girl Ellie Austin missing for more than three weeks

Police are increasingly concerned about the 14-year-old Ellie Austin who has now been missing for more than three weeks.

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

Exclusive: ‘Lucky’ shift change meant 24-year-old woman was at work when bus crashed into her Harold Hill home

A 24-year-old woman has had a lucky escape after a last minute shift change meant she was at work when a double decker bus crashed into the front of her house.

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Hunte used a driving license and a passport under a false name. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Rehab for man who fraudulently claimed nearly €1,400 from Romford bureau de change

A 41-year-old man must undergo drug rehabilitation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly €1,400 from a bureau de change.

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Police are looking for Milly Davy. Picture: Met Police

Police search for missing Romford girl, 14, after brief return home

Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who went missing again from her Romford home yesterday.

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Abubaker Bana must pay out £400 for the assault. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Gidea Park man, 23, fined for beating woman

A 23-year-old man must pay £400 after he pleaded guilty to beating a woman.

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Lightning over Hornchurch at about 9pm on Friday.

Romford pictures: Lightning strikes over Havering and Redbridge

As lightning illuminated the skies over Redbridge and Havering Recorder readers reached for their cameras to capture the extreme weather.

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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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