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Kennel owner Dee Robinson, 50 with Dodger, an unclaimed stray

Brentwood rescue home may shut unless dog bite payout is made by tomorrow evening

A dog rescue centre may be forced to close if it cannot raise a considerable sum of money by tomorrow evening to pay off a legal settlement being brought by a former volunteer.

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Update: Police tell public to avoid wrong unmarked car stolen from sleeping officer’s Brentwood home

Police warned the public to avoid the wrong unmarked police car after one was stolen from outside a sleeping policeman’s house.

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Essex Road after the bombing campaign April 19, 1941. Picture: Hitler v Havering by Peter Watt

History: Bomb turned quiet Collier Row street into scene of carnage

Tonight is the anniversary of a tragedy that came to Romford and Hornchurch which left the local population shocked and horrified.

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Unmarked police car stolen from sleeping officer’s Brentwood home

Police are warning the public not to pull over if requested by the driver of a blue Skoda Octavia with flashing lights as it could be driven by an imposter.

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Parents and pupils protesting outside the school. Picture: Jan West

‘Do you want to kill my child?’, mother’s fears as 60mph cars pass Warley school

The revelation that cars can hurtle past a school at 60mph prompted one mum to ask the council “do you want to kill my child?”.

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Tommy Aitken was jailed today. Picture: Met Police

Romford and Brentwood men jailed for conspiring to rob cash from transit vans

Three people were jailed today after their conspiracy to rob cash from transit vans was foiled by a police sting operation.

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Sir Robin Wales, the Mayor of Newham, hit back against Cllr Tucker's

Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales: Havering deserves ‘better quality’ councillor than Cllr Jeff Tucker

Havering needs a “better quality” of councillor than Cllr Jeff Tucker, according to The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales.

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The moat in Clockhouse Gardens. Picture: John Winfield

Nostalgia: Do you know where borough’s last remaining moats are?

Talk of moats and we think of castles, drawbridges and portcullises, besieged by knights in armour with battering rams.

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Harrow Lodge Park

Will the world soon be moving to Havering?

With house prices soaring and fears of a worse housing bubble forming than the one before the last recession, the Recorder asks why should anyone move to Havering?

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Sheila Norton grew up in Havering in the 60s and has now set her latest book in the borough.

Writer’s childhood in Havering inspires book

A writer has published a novel about growing up in 1960s Havering in a world of changing fashion, music – and violence.

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Do you know where Jamie Wernham  is? Contact police. Picture: Essex Police

Where is he? Police hunt man who ‘broke woman’s cheekbone’ in Brentwood assault

Police are hunting a man wanted in connection with a serious assault in Brentwoood in which a woman was left with a fractured cheekbone.

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Cllr Tucker with leaflets for his campaign

Flyering campaign warning Havering residents of merger ‘threat’ is labelled ‘misinformed’

Up to 100,000 flyers “warning” Havering residents of the merger of back office services with Newham will be distributed by the leader of the Independent Residents’ Group.

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‘Gardener’ steals money from elderly Warley man’s wallet in ruse

A man in his 80s had cash stolen from his home by a distraction burglar and police are appealing for witnesses of the incident.

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Laura Watkins with her Babyballet class at the Myplace in Harold Hill

Business: Romford dancer taps into market to teach young children ballet

Children as young as six months who want to pirouette their way into Swan Lake when they are older can learn the basics, thanks to Babyballet.

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Harold Hill food bank was burgled on Friday
Mark Reeves, giving out food

Thieves raid Harold Hill foodbank

Heartless thieves broke into a foodbank last week, stealing donated goods used to feed hungry families.

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A postman has been spared jail for stealing post. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

Brentwood postman spared jail after he threw out hundreds of letters

A postman who threw away hundreds of letters at a recycling waste depot was spared jail.

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Onesie walk with Joey Essex for Child Bereavement UK. Joey Essex with Anne Chalmers from Child Bereavement UK receiving his medal.

Video: Towie’s Joey Essex in bereavement charity’s ‘Onesie Walk’

Towie star Joey Essex joined bereaved young people for a “Onesie Walk” fundraiser for a charity close to his heart.

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A postman has been spared jail for stealing post. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

Postman admits stealing 1,500 Essex-bound letters

A 22-year-old postman has admitted stealing 1,500 letters destined for people in Essex.

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Jewellery raided from Shenfield home in second attempt at house

Thousands of pounds of jewellery and electronic items have been from a Shenfield home.

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Lorry collides with parked vehicles in A12 Brentwood

Four people were injured when a lorry collided with three vehicles in a lay-by in Brentwood yesterday.

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Four men charged with Brentwood town centre thefts

Four men have been charged with thefts from Brentwood town centre stores.

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Members of the RM1 WI group with the pamper bags they made up for the Havering Women's Aid Refuge. [Picture: Nicola Harris]

Club News: RM1 WI

Secretary Nicola Harris talks about how her club is shaking up the image of the WI.

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You could be the lucky winner of a Kindle Paperwhite.

Win a Kindle Paperwhite

Spring has sprung and the countdown to the summer holidays is on, so Villa Plus is helping with the preparations by offering one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on an all-new Kindle Paperwhite.

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