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Four men threatened staff at knifepoint and made off with a large amount of cash at a pizza shop in Romford.

A man has been charged with a number of offences following a collision on New Year’s Day.

The family of a man who died after he was kicked in the head during a street fight have hit out at the five-year sentence his attacker received.

As Havering shivered in the snow last week, historian Prof Ged Martin dug out stories of an earlier wintry storm

If you can steer clear of these roads, you may find your journey is quicker.

A man who killed a ‘defenceless’ father-of-two from Harold Hill with a kick to the head during a street fight in Brentwood has been jailed for five years.

Commuters were rushed off a train at Harold Wood this morning after it caught fire in the station.

A man has admitted manslaughter after causing a fatal brain injury when he kicked a father-of-two in the head as he lay unconscious on the ground in Brentwood.

The five workers walked 13 miles in full protective kit, and have raised thousands of pounds for Isla Caton who has stage four neuroblastoma.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin uncovers a stately home

A man who was rescued from a drain in Romford, crawled for hours through the Romford sewer system, calling out desperately for help.

The bizarre story of a man calling for help from inside a sewer in Romford this week captured the imagination.

The rescue of a man from a drain by police, has led to further speculations about how he managed to enter the Romford sewer system.

A man was rescued after he was found trapped in the sewer system beneath Brentwood Road.

Entrepreneurs from across the borough will gather tonight to celebrate their achievements at this year’s Havering Business Awards.

A beloved period building that campaigners fought for ten years to save from the wrecking ball was finally torn down by developers earlier today (February 6).

A Havering Council debate about the demolition of a beloved period building saw councillors question how much information should be revealed to the public regarding planning inspector’s decisions.

Singer and The Voice Kids judge Pixie Lott gave a surprise performance at a variety show which raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

Young people will be campaigning to earn a role representing the borough as a member of Youth Parliament.

A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Brentwood has links to Romford, Barking and Dagenham.

A brave young barmaid is preparing to take on the Brentwood Half Marathon on March 18 to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

A new memorial will be installed at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park to remember the soldiers who trained there.

Hare Hall, Gidea Park, was a mansion which eventually became the Royal Liberty School. Prof Ged Martin looks at its history

A man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.


Fed up with haggling on people’s drives over a used car, only to find out later it’s on its last legs?

Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

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