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Sunday, April 24, 2016
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.

A house fire in Emerson Park Picture: Jennifer MacLellan

A fire destroyed a garage and the owner’s two cars yesterday afternoon.

Douglas Rintoul outside Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

A thespian will swap the stage for the streets and take part in two fundraising runs to support Queen’s Theatre.

Gary Seaborne, John-Paul Wyndham and John Cook are worried about the survival of their businesses after the small business rate relief ends on March 31

Independent businesses have warned that new government measures could be “the last blow” to the High Street.

Pupils from the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls released balloons for International Women's Day

Girls symbolically released into the sky things that were standing in the way of achieving their dreams in celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday.

Police have been investigating two rapes in Haringey

An investigation by Essex Police into sporting event ticket websites has led to the arrest of eight people accused of taking £500,000 from customers.

Police are appeal for witnesses to the crash

A driver who was injured in a crash less than two weeks ago has died.

Utopia Beauty and Advanced Skincare was announced best employer of the year in the industry's largest awards on Sunday

A beauty salon won best employer of the year in the industry’s largest national awards.

The group of friends on their travels. From L-R: Rob Locke, Frazer Diver, Jess Muscio, Emily Blatchford, Georgia White and Hayley McFadyen.

A Brentwood backpacker left stranded on a remote island in Fiji by a devastating storm wants to return and help the aid effort.

Andrew Rosindell MP with the FBA Autism Ambassadors, Mr Ivan Corea, Ade and Ronke Ogunleye

Students at a school in Romford were feeling honoured after their hard work was mentioned in the House of Commons last week.

Imogen Morrish, aged two plants snowdrops with her mum, Rebecca Geoghehan at Thames Chase Forest Centre in Upminster

Thames Chase Community Forest can see the light through the trees after tough years

Harold Hill Youth Summit

Picking up litter, volunteering time to help a foodbank and paying a visit to residents at a care home was all in a day’s work for helpful children representing their schools in a youth summit.

Parents Lee and Rachel Clancy with children Lola-Rose, Lennie and Albie who is battling leukaemia

A charity founded by the parents of a two-year-old diagnosed with Leukaemia is preparing for its first major fundraiser.

One of the Cessna light aircraft used to import drugs

The trusted lieutenant of a drug smuggling mastermind has been jailed for 23 years after £33.5million of cocaine was brought into Britain by air,

A 19-year-old man and a 18-year-old woman were taken to hospital after their car crashed between a pole and a tree on Brentwood Road, Hornchurch, last night

A 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were rushed to hospital after their car left the road and became wedged between a telegraph pole and tree in Hornchurch.

Carole Gates with son Barrie and their cats Smokey and Lucy

The Recorder has launched a major mental health awareness campaign with charity Havering Mind, which will run throughout 2016. Through Mind Your Mental Health we aim to break down the stigma that persists and share advice for analysing and improving the wellbeing of our community. This week we’re looking at carers – Emma Lake speaks to Carole Gates, who talks about how she dealt with her son being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia

Cassie Conyers with Shane Lynch from Boyzone at Harold Wood Audi where Cassie has won a car after entering a competition

A lucky woman won the chance, last week, to meet a celebrity and drive his luxury sports car for a weekend in a competition that took social media by storm.

RRC astro soc

As Tim Peake blasted off into space, thousands of people watching at home wondered what he will get up to, while orbiting 220 miles above the earth.

Michelle Mitchell from First Step with Journalists from Romford Recorder Emma Lake, Laura Burnip and Ajay Nair in their Christmas Jumpers as part of the First Step campaign

Schools, groups, businesses and individuals across Havering have pulled on Christmas jumpers to give our First Step campaign a grand, festive finale.

The new cycle route will be in Main Road

A cycling club has welcomed plans for a new bike lane on a major Gidea Park road, but it has divided opinions among residents.


Scores of santas gave the gift of silliness as they took to the streets to raise more than £22,000 for charity.

Havering asks at the college

A live studio audience of sharp young minds rounded off to a close Havering College’s “television week” by firing a range of tough questions at political figures.

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