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An impressive seven medals were won by sports players at an English championship.

Jake Clemons with friends and family of Mike Kelly

A saxophonist who has performed alongside The Boss all over the world still enjoys rocking out at home – just not his own.

Special needs volunteer Peter Hall gets a bike from Havco to help him get to Wellgate Community Farm  Chris Lee, from Motorvations Wendy Reilly, from Havco Sharon Leeson, from Havco Denise Moorcrort - Hogan. from Havco and volunteer Peter Hall.

The chief executive of a volunteer centre has revealed why it will close next month, leaving supporters shocked and saddened.

Tom Sowinski, Cameron Jones and Lucy Wells, who are starring in Queen's Theatre's production Roll over Beethoven. Picture: Mark Sepple

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for a whole lot of shaking at Queens’s Theatre.

The Recorder, July 29 1955

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

Scott Probert

An ex-paratrooper says many veterans struggle to adapt to civvy street because they are ill-prepared for life after the forces.

Aqua balls at the Havering Show 2014. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Prepare to dance your socks off at the return of the borough’s biggest variety event.

Fatmir Mula has been charged with attempted murder

A man has been taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

Health commissioners in Havering are being investigated by a government watchdog over “pricing arrangements” involving elective care services.

Crime & Court

Fri, 09:46

This is the terrifying moment a masked gang armed with a shotgun and crowbars broke into a house in Gidea Park – after pulling up in a Porsche.

Fri, 07:00
Hit and run victim, Derek Bernstein, 58, is described as a loving husband, father, grandfather and sincere friend by his family

The family of a hit-and-run victim who died last week have described him as a sincere and loving person.

Wed, 15:27
Michael Hotti was jailed

An “extremely violent” career criminal has been jailed for five years for robbing two stores while on licence.

Health

Fri, 10:17

Health commissioners in Havering are being investigated by a government watchdog over “pricing arrangements” involving elective care services.

Wed, 08:12
Dr Kieran McCafferty and Julie Crick

A West Ham fan who had a successful kidney transplant has raised funds for hospital equipment by creating a football betting syndicate.

Tue, 12:52
Patricia Ceesay

When a single mum-of-five caught pneumonia earlier this year she didn’t realise it would save her life.

Environment

Tue, 07:47

Campaigners, councillors and residents turned out to discuss a plan of action for an under-threat green belt site.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mardyke Farm

Almost 50 green belt sites across Havering could be built on after developers submitted controversial plans to have their protected status removed.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Travellers on Ingrebourne Hill. Picture: Andrew Berwick

Legal action has forced travellers to finally leave public land after more than a week of refusing to move.

Politics

Tue, 16:56

Fast food fans in Romford rejoice - McDonalds in South Street has reopened – and its got futuristic.

Tue, 15:19
Andrew Rosindell with a penguin

Andrew Rosindell chose to celebrate 25 years of public services with a “star-studded” knees up at London Zoo.

Mon, 15:00
Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

Havering has joined five other local authorities in an alliance that plans to “speak up for north east London”.

Education

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A childminder invited her MP round to talk to the youngsters in her care about their communnity.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Leaving Year 11 students were presented with a special badge by Winston Ellis and Gary Lewin – for their outstanding commitment to the project..

A Hollywood actor visited a Harold Wood school last week to lend his support to its anti-racism and human rights charity.

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Whybridge Infant School held a big party for its pupils to celebrate its 50th anniversary

A school is looking forward to 50 more years of fun after reaching a significant milestone.

Heritage

Yesterday, 14:00

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Recorder, July 22 1955

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Zoe Barden, seven, Phoebe Kenny, six, and Rachel Barden, five, enjoying the 80th birthday celebrations in Elm Park. Picture: Isabel Infantes

The community came out in force for a celebration where the residents themselves were the VIPs.

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