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He’s a supreme athlete that trains for seven-hours-a-day and is in the running for a national accolade.

The Recorder, May 13 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Police

A police chief has called for more money to be pumped into the force after a “significant” rise in reports of violent and sexual crime in Essex.

The model X-wing near the edge of the atmosphere.

It has long been the dream of many Star Wars fans, including this author, to fly an X-wing into space.

The Recorder, May 6 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Earl Fraser, left, and Wayne Richardson, right, were jailed for a combined total of 10 years for possesion of a firearm. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Two men have been jailed after police officers found a packaged gun in the back seat of a car.

Elizabeth Road, Pilgrims Hatch. Picture: Google Street View

Protein shakes and mobile phones were among thousands of pounds worth of items stolen by a teenager earlier this year.

The winners and runners up of the Havering Young Chef of the Year competition. Front L-R: Holly Fay, Sofia Negri, Sophie Ferrier and Anneliese McAplin. Back L-R: Mark Smithers, Glenn Norman, Paul Gayler MBE and Pauline Franckel

Four teenage girls battled one another to be crowned the Havering Young Chef of the Year last week in a spice-filled cook-off.

Candidates with students

Pupils were treated to a lively election debate when candidates 
visited to discuss their policies.

Gallery owner John Brandler, 60, now has to cover a swear word in a work of art. Picture: Brandler Galleries

The owner of an art gallery has hit back after police told him to cover up a swear word in a painting.

Eric Pickles, the Conservative candidate for Brentwood and Ongar, at the Conservative party conference earlier this year.

The Conservative candidate currently leads in Brentwood and Ongar by at least 26 points, according to Yougov.

Rollason Way, Brentwood. The stabbing occurred in a flat on this road.

Essex police have arrested a man from Basildon following a stabbing in Brentwood.

Rick Jones. Picture: Simon Fernandez

Is this a man morris dancing down the road I see before me? Yes, it is.

The Recorder, April 15 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Professor Sa'ad Medhat, from the think tank, NEF: The Innovation Institute, speaking at the launch of Havering College's new STEM manifesto.

Praised by Crossrail manager for giving students “the ability to seize opportunities.”

Green Lane, Hutton. Picture: Google Street View

Easter Sunday was ruined for three women after a man posing as a police officer allegedly conned them out of cash.

The Recorder, April 1 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Samantha Smith outside the Travelodge

A young homeless family were left stranded after Havering Council’s credit card payment was declined at the hotel they were due to stay in.

Frances Bardsley Academy School, in Romford, has a farm where the students get stuck in and it is used as an alternative form of learning.
Katie Pidgeon, age13 Katie Willetts, age13 and Amelia, age12 with Baby Lionhead rabbits.

A school has welcomed some newborn rabbits and ducklings on to its farm just in time for Easter.

Debbie McCarthy with her dog Missy at the spot in Raphael Park where her six-month-old chihuahua Peanut died when he was hit by a council buggy

A devastated couple have been left with a “hole” in their lives after their tiny six-month-old chihuahua died in a collision with a council buggy.

Emergency services at the scene in Brentwood Road. Picture: @CADEphoto

Updates on disruption to roads and train services:

Bus and car crash in Romford

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Emergency services at the scene in Brentwood Road. Picture: @CADEphoto

A boy believed to be 16 is being treated after a crash between a bus and a car near Romford town centre.

Author Mike Hollow. Picture: Stephen Crockford

A former journalist is set to explore east London’s criminal underworld during the Blitz.

Greater Anglia tweeted a picture of the fire at Wickford which is causing services between Liverpool Street and Southend to be suspended (Picture: Twitter/@GreaterAnglia)

A total of 72 trains between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria have been cancelled today.

Flowers left in memory of Nancy Wilson. Picture: Edd Buckley

Social media has been awash with tributes following the death of a teenage girl who was hit by a car.

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