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A kind-hearted shopkeeping couple is launching a soup kitchen to help the homeless.

A Harold Hill man with restricted eyesight who was driving without a licence when he crashed into two motorcyclists on New Year’s Day has been jailed.

Emerging playwrights from Havering will be showcasing their work at the Queen’s Theatre this month.

Congratulations to all those who got their GCSE results on Thursday.

Pick up a copy of the Romford Recorder or Brentwood Recorder and get a complimentary copy of the Resident.

Knitters in Upminster have been supporting a care home and Age UK by knitting hundreds of tiny hats.

The headteacher of Romford’s Marshalls Park Academy has expressed his pride at the GCSE results attained by his school’s Year 11 students.

I’m met off the train by Barry waiting at the ticket barrier. We exhange greetings before he leads me to his car, a silver Mercedez parked just outside.

Two beloved historical societies in Havering that have been around for more than 50 years folded due to declining membership.

Curiosity Killed the Cat are just one of the highlights of the 40th Anniversary Havering Show this August Bank Holiday weekend.

eFrances Bardsley Academy in Romford has woken up this morning to record-breaking A-level results that have been dubbed “the best in the school’s history”.

In the second of his series of day trip ideas, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Horndon​

An ‘old-fashioned conman’ who scammed vulnerable non-British shopkeepers out of more than £5,000 has been sent to prison.

An ex-gambler is starting a daytime support group for compulsive risk-takers.

With the summer holidays upon us, Prof Ged Martin looks at some day trip ideas within easy reach of Havering

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

Local historian Prof Ged Martin tells how an unstable fantasist took advantage of religious paranoia in the 17th century

With an early summer following the July heatwave here are some of the activities families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

A Hornchurch charity that cares for children with special needs is inviting the public to join their last Tasty Treats fundraising event this summer.

A Hornchurch resident went out of her way to ensure that her guests could also enjoy her special day celebrating her 100th birthday.

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Prof Ged Martin looks at health care pre-NHS

More than 600 Havering residents could be forced to move out of the borough after the council decided to give their homes back to private landlords.

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