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Lemon drizzle, red velvet and carrot cake were some of the many options available to Gidea Park residents attending a special bake sale held in memory of a teenager who died suddenly of a suspected heart problem.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

As Prince Harry and Meghan prepare for their nuptials today, Prof Ged Martin looks back at a Victorian royal wedding

Two men from Essex have been charged with attempting to steal lead roofing from Norfolk churches.

Charges have been brought against two men from east London in connection with four burglaries in the Brentwood area.

A care home which has been found to have “systemic failings” has been put into special measures by inspectors.

More than 50 cyclists braved the wind and wet weather at a special bike ride fundraiser to support a hospital charity.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A hundred years ago plans for a chemical company could have changed Gidea Park forever, as Prof Ged Martin discovers

Do you recognise this locket? Police officers who believe it was stolen are attempting to reunite it with its lawful owners.

As the landmark closes in on its half century, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Gallows Corner

A man and a teenager from Romford have been charged following the theft of a Mercedes sports car in Brentwood.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

Family and friends of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest are raising money for a charity in her memory.

A burglar from Harold Wood who was caught after he used a stolen credit card at Gallows Corner’s drive-through McDonald’s has been jailed for two years.

A keen cyclist is launching a fundraising bike ride to raise money for local hospitals after his daughter was stillborn.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

If you’re looking for somewhere to visit during the Easter break, Prof Ged Martin suggests Blackmore

An attempt to rob a Harold Hill bank forced the branch to close until the facilities could be made safe for customers.

The Chimichanga Mexican restaurant in Hornchurch is one of 94 eateries being closed by the Prezzo Group over the next few months, it has been revealed.

Four men threatened staff at knifepoint and made off with a large amount of cash at a pizza shop in Romford.

A man has been charged with a number of offences following a collision on New Year’s Day.

The family of a man who died after he was kicked in the head during a street fight have hit out at the five-year sentence his attacker received.

As Havering shivered in the snow last week, historian Prof Ged Martin dug out stories of an earlier wintry storm

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Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

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