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This bench in Bedfords Park was set on fire in an arson attack

Yobs break in to Bedfords Park walled garden and set fire to wooden bench

Mindless yobs vandalised a nature reserve’s 18th century walled garden and set fire to a carved wooden bench during a late night onslaught.

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Hayley Grant with her children Oliver and Lucia

Collier Row mum loses all pictures of young children following phone theft

A mother has made a desperate plea to thieves who stole her mobile phone containing all of the photos of her young children.

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Not the handbag used.

Woman hit in face with handbag by angry dog walker in Hornchurch

A woman was smacked in the face with a handbag after telling a dog walker to keep her pets under control in Hornchurch this morning.

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Neill Buchel had been missing since March 13

Police investigate ‘anonymous poem’, posted from Romford, about body in lake

An anonymous photocopied poem allegedly concerning butchered Dagenham father Neill Butchel is being investigated by police.

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Firearms officers attended the attack. Picture: Press Association. Photo credit: Chris Ison

Pit bull shot dead after mauling taxi driver in Collier Row street

A cab driver has suffered serious injuries after being mauled and “dragged down the street” by a pit bull that was then shot dead by firearm officers.

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Neill Buchel had been missing since March 13

‘Low level of humanity’: Neill Buchel’s mum speaks after son’s corpse recovered from Rush Green lake

The mum of a father-of-two, whose severed leg was found in a Rush Green lake, has spoken for the first time since police today confirmed they had found the rest of his body.

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Neill Buchel had been missing since March 13

Complete corpse of missing man Neill Buchel found in Rush Green lake

Police have recovered the complete corpse of missing man Neill Buchel from the Rush Green lake where a human leg was seen floating three days ago.

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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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Police tape~3

Police evacuate Roneo Corner Tesco after ‘suspect package’ found

Police evacuated a supermarket in Roneo Corner this evening following the discovery of a “suspect package”.

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Cllr Clarence Barrett

Par-tition launched to save Upminster mini-golf course

A neglected mini-golf course could be saved after a campaign for investment was launched by a councillor.

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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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Harold Hill woman escapes jail after £76,000 benefit fraud

A mother-of-five who committed benefit fraud by claiming £76,000 she was not entitled to has escaped jail.

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The Chase was sealed off to the public while police searched the water and surrounding area

‘People were heaving’: Man tells of horror at finding suspected severed human leg in Rush Green lake

The man who discovered the suspected severed human leg in a Rush Green park lake has told of his shock at making the gruesome discovery.

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Neill Buchel has been missing since March 13

Murder detectives tell family of Dagenham man Neil Buchel about human leg find

Murder detectives have told the family of a missing father-of-two about the discovery of a human leg in a Rush Green pond.

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Cllr Curtin says the CCTV system means people causing criminal damage are more likely to be caught. Clive Gee-PA

Men found guilty of criminal damage after spraying graffiti at Rainham skate park

Two men have been found guilty of criminal damage after spraying graffiti in the skate park at Brittons Park, Rainham.

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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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You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

Win 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers

You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

The dates will be the first since Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced they had separated (Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Coldplay announce summer Royal Albert Hall date

London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to Coldplay this July as part of a select series of dates to launch the band’s forthcoming album Ghost Stories.

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