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Crafty Arts, in Romford, celebrated 25 years in business after opening its first shop in Hornchurch in 1991. 
Nick Necati with his son Jay.

A family-run arts and craft enterprise has celebrated 25 years in business, crediting its success to its ability to adapt.

Brian Bracken donated enough money for Saint Francis Hospice to purchase a new van after one of theirs was stolen earlier this year

A hospice’s gratitude to a loyal supporter who donated funds for a replacement vehicle after one of its was stolen, saw volunteers name it after his late wife.

Members of Romford Baptist Church youth group 'Streetlight'. Photo: Sandra O'Neil

Members of a church youth group enjoyed a free one-night-stay camping trip thanks to a foundation that supports projects for young people.

Barry Hearn

Sports promoter Barry Hearn says it is an “honour” to become a patron of Saint Francis Hospice.

The van stolen from Saint Francis Hospice in January has returned to service

A Saint Francis Hospice van, stolen in January, has been returned to service after the borough’s residents came together to search for it.

A charity golf day was held in aid of Amber Lilly's operation

The parents of a young girl with cerebral palsy would like to thank everyone for their support so far in raising thousands of pounds for an operation which could change her life.

Christopher and Anne Pullan with Ruth Galvin (right)

The Recorder has launched a major mental health awareness campaign with charity Havering Mind. This week Emma Lake speaks to Anne Pullan about bipolar disorder.

Aashi Sinha. Picture: Facebook

A cake sale in memory of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest will be held next week.

Mud runners from Next Step visiting First Step. Back row from left to right: First Step fundraising manager Michelle Mitchell and Next Step social workers Sheree Von-Claire and Amber Perchard join staff and friends of First Step for tea. Joined by former First-Stepper Scott Mills (far left) and his mum Linda Mills (third from left)

A fundraising duo preparing for a gruelling – and muddy – obstacle course stopped by the children’s charity they are supporting to meet staff and supporters.

Staff at Next Step fostering agency is taking part in the Nuclear Mud Run next month to raise money for First Step.
Amber Perchard, Sheree Von- Claire, Neil McCarthy, and Jenna Cutmore.

In the build-up to getting down and dirty in a charity mud run, a group of social workers are feeling a “mixture of excited and terrified”.

Joni-Mai, eight, lost her battle with a rare bone cancer last year. Her aunt Sophie held an exhibition with photos of Joni taken throughout her life at Frances Bardsley Academy

The aunt of a little girl who died of a rare bone cancer is keeping her memory alive through an exhibition of photographs taken throughout her niece’s life.

Members of the Royal British Legion lead the way to the memorial at 75th anniversary of Romford's worst war time air-raid. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah/Archant

A service of remembrance for people who lost their lives one terrible night during the Second World War was held on Tuesday.

Jack Baxter, Max Fitch, Gaynor Baxter, Andy Gray, James Sapwell and Jack Kennedy

A family will get down and boogie in the hope of setting a Guinness World Record and raising funds for Saint Francis Hospice.

A house fire in Emerson Park Picture: Jennifer MacLellan

A fire destroyed a garage and the owner’s two cars yesterday afternoon.

Douglas Rintoul outside Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

A thespian will swap the stage for the streets and take part in two fundraising runs to support Queen’s Theatre.

Gary Seaborne, John-Paul Wyndham and John Cook are worried about the survival of their businesses after the small business rate relief ends on March 31

Independent businesses have warned that new government measures could be “the last blow” to the High Street.

Pupils from the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls released balloons for International Women's Day

Girls symbolically released into the sky things that were standing in the way of achieving their dreams in celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday.

Police have been investigating two rapes in Haringey

An investigation by Essex Police into sporting event ticket websites has led to the arrest of eight people accused of taking £500,000 from customers.

Police are appeal for witnesses to the crash

A driver who was injured in a crash less than two weeks ago has died.

Utopia Beauty and Advanced Skincare was announced best employer of the year in the industry's largest awards on Sunday

A beauty salon won best employer of the year in the industry’s largest national awards.

The group of friends on their travels. From L-R: Rob Locke, Frazer Diver, Jess Muscio, Emily Blatchford, Georgia White and Hayley McFadyen.

A Brentwood backpacker left stranded on a remote island in Fiji by a devastating storm wants to return and help the aid effort.

Andrew Rosindell MP with the FBA Autism Ambassadors, Mr Ivan Corea, Ade and Ronke Ogunleye

Students at a school in Romford were feeling honoured after their hard work was mentioned in the House of Commons last week.

Imogen Morrish, aged two plants snowdrops with her mum, Rebecca Geoghehan at Thames Chase Forest Centre in Upminster

Thames Chase Community Forest can see the light through the trees after tough years

Harold Hill Youth Summit

Picking up litter, volunteering time to help a foodbank and paying a visit to residents at a care home was all in a day’s work for helpful children representing their schools in a youth summit.

Parents Lee and Rachel Clancy with children Lola-Rose, Lennie and Albie who is battling leukaemia

A charity founded by the parents of a two-year-old diagnosed with Leukaemia is preparing for its first major fundraiser.

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