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A 19-year-old man and a 18-year-old woman were taken to hospital after their car crashed between a pole and a tree on Brentwood Road, Hornchurch, last night

A 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were rushed to hospital after their car left the road and became wedged between a telegraph pole and tree in Hornchurch.

Carole Gates with son Barrie and their cats Smokey and Lucy

The Recorder has launched a major mental health awareness campaign with charity Havering Mind, which will run throughout 2016. Through Mind Your Mental Health we aim to break down the stigma that persists and share advice for analysing and improving the wellbeing of our community. This week we’re looking at carers – Emma Lake speaks to Carole Gates, who talks about how she dealt with her son being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia

Cassie Conyers with Shane Lynch from Boyzone at Harold Wood Audi where Cassie has won a car after entering a competition

A lucky woman won the chance, last week, to meet a celebrity and drive his luxury sports car for a weekend in a competition that took social media by storm.

RRC astro soc

As Tim Peake blasted off into space, thousands of people watching at home wondered what he will get up to, while orbiting 220 miles above the earth.

Michelle Mitchell from First Step with Journalists from Romford Recorder Emma Lake, Laura Burnip and Ajay Nair in their Christmas Jumpers as part of the First Step campaign

Schools, groups, businesses and individuals across Havering have pulled on Christmas jumpers to give our First Step campaign a grand, festive finale.

The new cycle route will be in Main Road

A cycling club has welcomed plans for a new bike lane on a major Gidea Park road, but it has divided opinions among residents.


Scores of santas gave the gift of silliness as they took to the streets to raise more than £22,000 for charity.

Havering asks at the college

A live studio audience of sharp young minds rounded off to a close Havering College’s “television week” by firing a range of tough questions at political figures.

Suzanne Gunn, publicity officer at Shenfield Operatic Society, Ethan Kannor from Brentwood Brewing Company and Tracy Richardson, winner of a competition to name a new beer themed around the society's production of Oklahoma! The competition was held in conjunction with First Step, which the society is supporting throughout rehearsals and performances for the show. Picture: Michelle Mitchell

Beer lovers now have a new bottle to try as a brewery launches its latest variety for charity.

Pudsey visted Upminster Junior School for a special assembly for Children in Need. Pudsey with Lloyds Bank (Upminster Branch) staff Steve Wynn and Gina Williams and class 4J

From fancy dress days to baths in beans, residents in Havering will be doing their part to raise money for Children in Need today.

CCTV footage of the vehicle police wish to trace.

Dan seen on CCTV walking away from accident

Angela Watkinson MP  joins Vanilla Room owner Kerry Larcher to celebrate the hair salon's 20th birthday

An independent hairdressers in Hornchurch, which says having cut over 250,000 heads of hair, has celebrated in style its 20th anniversary last week.

Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police

A man was found dead at home a day after being struck by a car in Brentwood Road, Romford.

James Bond fan Luke Arnold at home with his collection of Bond memorabilia

The long-awaited arrival of the new James Bond film has inevitably shaken – not stirred – the nation, but few are quite as excited as Luke Arnold.

The Recorder and historian Brian Evans are hosting a spooky tour of Romford for Halloween, raising money for our Fundraise on the First campaign with children's charity First Step. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Take a step back into Romford’s spooky past by taking part in a special event for Halloween.

Havering youth cadets with their trophies

Future crimefighters have done their best to show Havering is in safe hands for years to come by picking up a Met-wide award for a record-breaking second year running.

Lucy French, 31, with her fiance Campbell Gibb-Stuart, 30, who suffered traumatic brain injuries after falling from a 25ft ledge in 2013. Campbell is still in recovering and Lucy receives support from brain injury association Headway, which has monthly support meetings at the YMCA, in Rush Green Road, Romford. Picture: Lucy French

On a summer evening two years ago, Lucy French’s life changed irrevocably.

The girls at Frances Bardsley Academy are celebrating almost 60 per cent achieving grades A* - C including English and maths. (L-R) Renai Turner, Vanessa Onilogbo, Natasha Nyamurera, Anbar Hearn, Abigail McIntyre, Jodie Woodward, Leigh Woodward and Phoebe Moore, all 16.

Thousands of students across Havering are preparing for their next steps after discovering their GCSE results this morning (Thurs).

Firefighters were called to a collision this morning between a car and a lorry.

Grace Taylor, of Drapers Academy, Harold Hill, was in a car accident the same week as her AS-level exams and sat one exam with concussion. She got two As and a B and cried with happiness.

Grace Taylor thought there was little hope of passing her AS-level exams after she was knocked unconscious in a car accident during the exam period.

Students at Havering College picking up their A Level results. Jessica Osei, 17, Stephanie Yeeoah, 18, Tahlia Clark, 17, Thanaphan Sanongkhun, 17, Perry Hughes, 18, Sam Whitehead, 17 and Matthew Attwaters, 18

Thousands of students across Havering nervously opened their A-level results today, to find out their fate for next year.

The West Lodge in Upminster is closing after decades.

A developer has hit out at a “ludicrous” decision to recommend the rejection of plans for new flats after planners gave the green light to previous proposals for a bigger development on the same site.

The Recorder, July 29 1955

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

Year seven pupils took part in a sponsored walk at Cely Woods for Saint Francis Hospice

A charity that has supported those with life limiting illnesses for 31 years has held a special service to mark its anniversary.

Harriet and Caitylin from Gidea Park Girl Guides

Linda Taylor from Girlguiding Gidea Park writes about the girls’ recent activities

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