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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Frances Bardsley School's head girl Aimee Donhou with proud mum Geraldine:

Hundreds of girls at Frances Bardsley School nervously returned to today, to discover some excellent results.

Level 42 fan Julian Hall with some of his memorabilia collection

A superfan of the pop rock and jazz funk band Level 42, has raised £500 for Saint Francis Hospice, with a little help from some kind-hearted friends.

Seven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and four tonnes of toxic waste removed after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday Picture: HMRC

Seven men, including one in Hornchurch, have been arrested and four tonnes of toxic waste removed after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday.

The M-eco Award was won by Mecca Bingo

Shoppers cast their votes and now staff from the Mercury Mall’s best shops have walked down the red carpet and received awards at a glitzy ceremony.

Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police

A driver who ran over a father-of-one found dead at his home the following day has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Pupils from Frances Bardsley Academy For Girls with the help of Romford Model Engineering Club have successfully built a 250 ft train track to encourage engineering

Pupils have been set on the track to a future in engineering thanks to a pioneering new venture.

Best friends Craig Wiltshire and Keith Warren in the the Vdub Tavern

Two good friends passionate about beer and camper vans are about to take to the roads in a bar on wheels, coming to people with cocktails and craft brews.

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by XIV (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme. Picture: PA/EMPICS

Historian Jim Bolton has, for many years, researched the names on Romford War Memorial and the memorial in St Edward the Confessor Church.

St Leonard's children's home, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch. Credit: Historic England

A man who spent 12 years living in a care home where children were sexually abused, said a public inquiry launched 30 years after the events has come too late.

Spelling Bee's Arbi Bytyqi and Matthew Harris with teacher Nicole Machin

Winning a national foreign language spelling bee won’t be as easy as ABC for three students.

Hot air balloons floating above South Hornchurch. Credit: John Cornwell

Residents were woken up to the delightful sight of dozens of hot air balloons floating above the borough yesterday morning.

Mark Greenhalgh (left), Greig Littlewood (centre) and Nigel How (right) and  at the top of Tower Bridge on a job

A man making a living in one of Britain’s most dangerous occupations stars in a new television documentary offering an insight into his exhilarating experiences.

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.

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