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A drugs sniffer dog during a similar operation at another school. Picture: PA/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Drugs dogs investigate two Rainham schools

Police dogs sniffed out two schools in unannounced inspection for illegal drugs.

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Macy, aged seven, raised more than £330 by swimming 60 lengths.

Gidea Park girl swims to raise money for charity

A girl of seven has taken to fundraising like a duck to water and pulled in hundreds of pounds for charity.

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Unmarked police car stolen from sleeping officer’s Brentwood home

Police are warning the public not to pull over if requested by the driver of a blue Skoda Octavia with flashing lights as it could be driven by an imposter.

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

Yobs break into 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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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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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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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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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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