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A busking duo is gearing up to impress a panel of judges to make it through to the grand final of a London-wide competition which celebrates street music.

Children were hopping, skipping and sprinting their way across the finish line, all in the name of sports day.

1957:Romford was abuzz with the news that the glamourous Mayoress of a French town was planning a return visit less than a month after leaving.

The first hot air balloon was developed by the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783.

Two women are in hospital after being shot in a drive by shooting in Romford last night.

More than 200 people gathered at a popular beauty spot to take part in an annual 10k and family fun run.

Following the expansion of primary schools throughout the borough, a consultation has launched asking for residents’ views on Havering’s secondary schools following suit.

Dressed up to the nines in tuxes and cocktail dresses, shop staff were recognised for all of their efforts at a swanky awards ceremony.

Abuse abounded in a 19th century parish council election, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Kelvedon Hall’s history stretches all the way back to the Domesday Book and a new festival within its grounds hopes to become just as significant for years to come.

For our final week of Local History Month coverage, we asked three local historians to share some thoughts on what they love about the occupation, how they look into their subject matters and what inspired them initially to delve into the past

A war hero who was awarded the freedom of the borough in 2011 for his work in the community has died at the age of 97.

A talented teenage writer from Romford has scooped a literary prize from the University of East London’s (UEL).

Family and friends of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest are raising money for a cardiac charity in her memory.

A team of young footballers have emerged victorious after they won the Essex County Girls Football League’s under-10 Presidents Cup on Sunday, May 14.

Cycle enthusiasts who fancy a new challenge are being invited to join three friends taking part in epic fundraising event.

Work will begin on Monday on improvements to the Drill roundabout in Gidea Park.

Passionate protesters presented a petition of more than 1,000 signatures opposing plans for a controversial cemetery to an inquiry which opened on Tuesday, May 9.

Essex has felt its share of earthquakes over the centuries, as PROF GED MARTIN explains

17th century sea captain Andrew Branfill’s name lives on in a street name and even a school. But, says Prof Ged Martin, his business was people trafficking

A shop that has served parents and their children for generations is set to close after 65 years.

Campaigners who believed they were successful in thwarting plans for a controversial cemetery next to a golf course, are once again fighting proposals.

Treating poorly parrots, sickly snakes and ailing alligators is all in a day’s work for vet William Lewis.

County cricket in this part of the world had a sticky start, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Lambretta and Vespa enthusiasts will gather on Sunday to take part in their annual Easter egg collection ride to donate treats to sick children.

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