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Deanna Lewis, 6, with the ducks article. Picture: Roberta Lorusso

Girl, 6, saves ducks’ lives by telling Romford residents not to feed them bread

A 6-year-old girl was so concerned about the lives of ducks after her mum read her a Recorder article about the council’s advice that bread can kill that she took matters into her own hands.

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Hanningfield Reservoir, Chelmsford. Picture: Peter Scott

Brentwood storm chaser captures frightening lightning strikes

A passionate storm chaser braved winds and heavy rain to capture photographs of the lightning storm that hit southern England.

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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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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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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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The Jaguar taken from Ingatestone. Picture: Essex Police

Police fear Brentwood cars stolen to order after two ‘unusual’ thefts of Jaguars in four days

Police fear cars are being stolen to order after two Jaguars worth a sum of nearly £70,000 were stolen from the Brentwood area in four days.

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

Two-hour tailbacks on M25 near Romford

An accident on the M25 has caused a 16-mile tailback queuing past Brentwood’s Brook Street Roundabout.

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Deborah (centre) at an event at the Lakeside shopping centre. Picture: Oyedeji Awe

Determined nine-year-old to take on bike ride for friend after Brentwood fundraiser

A generous nine-year-old is preparing to get on her bike as she continues to fundraise for her friend who was diagnosed with a terminal illness two years ago.

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Operator Abellio Greater Anglia runs the route

Lightning strikes cause huge disruption on Romford to Liverpool Street services

Overnight lightning strikes led to huge delays for passengers travelling between Romford and central London this morning.

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Josh Gleaves

Collier Row boy makes it to final of nationwide singing contest

An aspiring rock star has been given the chance of a lifetime after he was put through to the grand final of a national singing contest.

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Olivia Evans, who nearly died when a lamppost hit her car, with the silver Citroen C2.

Teenager not compensated for car damage due to falling lamppost in Harold Hill

A teenager who had a lucky escape when a lamppost fell on her car in heavy winds has received more bad news after waiting four months to hear from the council’s insurance company.

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Redden Court past and present. Left to right: Head Paul Ward, Richard Moore, student president Sean Nicolaides, and Peter Townrow (Head from September '97 to '08)

‘If my wife and daughter had not been there I wouldn’t have survived’ - retiring Harold Wood teacher

The vetebra Richard Moore cracked when he collided headfirst with a wall during a game of squash was “the one they break when they hang people”.

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Dr Aggarwal will be on the panel for the Havering Community Questions

NHS urges Havering residents to donate organs

The NHS is encouraging people to register to donate their organs and speak to family members about their wishes.

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Brentwood to benefit from South East LEP £442.2m funding boost

Brentwood is set to benefit from three new multi-million pound transport schemes being undertaken in South Essex.

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Right Choice Havering Business Awards

Havering Business Awards 2014: Nominees unveiled for Retailer of the Year

We want Recorder readers to decide who deserves to be crowned the winner of the Retailer of the Year category at the Havering Business Awards 2014.

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Dr Peter Morgan

From Gidea Park to Africa: Peter’s fantastic journey

Having grown up a stone’s throw from Gidea Park train station, a world-renowned scientist has gone on to save millions of lives across 
Africa with his low-cost sanitation technologies.

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Boris Johnson. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

Barry’s Bikes: Leader proposes Boris Johnson-style scheme for councillors and staff

The new council leader is proposing that a Boris bike-style scheme should be introduced for councillors and officers in Brentwood – and be named Barry’s Bikes.

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Connor Dowling, 10, Emily Kinder, 11, and Abigail Dowling, 7, outside Oakfields

Girl, 11, mounts road safety campaign - for a path outside her school

At 11 years old, Emily Kinder seems an unlikely driving force leading a two-year-old campaign to improve road safety outside her Upminster school.

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Iconic Legion hosted a Star Wars convention at Harold Hill Community Centre in Romford.

Romford pictures: Star Wars fans bring the force to Harold Hill

The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vador actor David Prowse.

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Club News See all

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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Old Hornchurch Fire Station 1960

Former Havering Borough Commander remembers Hornchurch Fire Station

It has been 50 years since Hornchurch Fire Station opened its doors and to mark the occasion they have invited the whole community to celebrate with them.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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