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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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Ross Dawson is wanted by police. Picture: Met Police

Two Havering fugitives wanted by police

Two Havering men are wanted by police for breaching their release conditions from prison.

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Nicola Quinn. Picture: Clare Campbell

Picture gallery: Runners raise cash for Saint Francis Hospice at Brentwood Half Marathon

Brave fundraisers ran through the rain and cut through the cold when they joined the LV= Brentwood Half Marathon.

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O'Callaghan must return the money.

Brentwood benefits cheat must return taxpayers money

A Brentwood woman has been prosecuted for illegally claiming benefits from the public purse.

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Romford Pictures See all

Kayleigh Harrington, Garry Way, Romford. Picture: Amanda Jenner

Romford pictures: Collier Row woman paints baby bumps making expecting mothers feel good

After two redundancies, Amanda Jenner picked up a brush and started a new career which has helped various women feel good about their appearance along the way.

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Club News See all

Adults with learning disabilities enjoy a dance session at the Tree Top centre

Club News: Tree Tops day project

Project manager Tracey Lurton talks about her work with people who have learning disabilities.

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Competitions See all

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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