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A charity that has supported those with life limiting illnesses for 31 years has held a special service to mark its anniversary.

Harriet and Caitylin from Gidea Park Girl Guides

Linda Taylor from Girlguiding Gidea Park writes about the girls’ recent activities

Mayzi, four, with her mum Stacie, her brother Logan, 18 months, and her dad Paul

A disabled youngster is a step closer to having her life changed forever after well-wishers donated thousands of pounds to her family.

Builders have saved an Indian Runner Duck after it injured itself at a property they are working on in Hornchurch. Joe Johnson, Aaron and Nigel Uglow with the injured Bonkers

An accident could have ended much worse if it wasn’t for a trio of quick thinking and kind hearted builders.

Ian Davies, Headmaster of Brentwood School, Essex. A coach driver has died and an adult and a child were seriously injured after a bus carrying British schoolchildren crashed in Belgium, a school spokesman said.

The Brentwood School pupil who suffered a fractured skull in a coach crash in Belgium yesterday morning has been released from intensive care.

The driver of one of the lorries - a 48-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A coach driver has died and a 13-year-old boy remains in intensive care having suffered a fractured skull after a bus carrying Brentwood School pupils crashed in Belgium.

Sawn off shotgun and drugs found during Operation Kelpie

Eight members of an organised crime gang were jailed yesterday (Tuesday) for a total of 42 years.

The Recorder, June 10 1955

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

At the start, Arc de Triomphe, Paris, from left to right, Mike Day, Mark Chappell, Ian Frost, Dan Haines, Simon Elliot, Colin Mimms, Richard Lawrence, Chris Brown and Steve Lawrence. Picture: Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service

A group of friends are celebrating after completing a cycle challenge for charity.

Cllr Ron Ower

Plans for 22 controversial new homes in the green belt have been called in for review by a local councillor.

The firearm which was recovered from the business premises in Brentwood

Nine members of an organised criminal network involved in conspiracy to supply cocaine and the conversion of a shotgun have pleaded guilty.


A leading animal charity has said cat cruelty is “skyrocketing” after a family pet was shot with an air rifle for the third time this month.

Angel was fatally shot on Wednesday, May 13. Picture: RSPCA

A second cat has died after being shot with an air rifle in two weeks.

Bobby the dog in Harrow Lodge Park. Bobby has reached the final of the fittest dog in the country competition.

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.

Yhan Mabanda will not be allowed to use a bicycle for three years

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.

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