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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More than 100 years ago, 1,503 people died as the Titanic - the “unsinkable” ship - hit an iceberg and plummeted to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Children with brain related cancers were given special toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of a charity’s new campaign.

Before breaking up for the Easter holidays, a primary school was delighted to hold a one-day art exhibition.

Police are appealing for information to identify 15 fans suspected of football hooliganism during a match in Stratford earlier this month.

Christmas may be a long-distant memory for most, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Santas taking to the streets this weekend.

The brand new Lidl store in Hornchurch has finally opened.

The new Slug and Lettuce bar and restaurant in Romford opened today (Tuesday, March 13) and the Recorder has had a first look at what it is like!

Storm Emma brought more than just snow to the borough, as herds of deer were spotted in the streets of Harold Hill.

Volunteers at a children’s charity are celebrating after reaching their £1million fundraising target.

Recorder readers have been sending in more photos of the snowy conditions across the borough.

As the beast from the east makes its presence felt at last this morning, Recorder readers have been sending in their snowy snapshots in droves.

The white stuff has landed!

A Hornchurch charity is celebrating 30 years of providing vital support to families and caring for youngsters with disabilities.

The five workers walked 13 miles in full protective kit, and have raised thousands of pounds for Isla Caton who has stage four neuroblastoma.

From those living in the wild, to the creatures curled up on the sofa, the UK is a country of animal lovers.

After years of planning and work, the Sapphire Ice and Leisure centre finally opened its doors to the public this weekend, offering a range of activities for Romford residents.

Crowds gathered outside the Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre to be the first in line to enter.

A Hornchurch couple received a special letter from the Queen on the day they celebrated 70 years of marriage together.

Crowds of residents gathered at the weekend to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Children and their families were delighted to see their artwork featured at a shopping centre as part of an exhibition.

The Recorder is proud to be able to give Havering residents their first sneak peek of Romford town centre’s new multi-million pound ice rink and leisure centre.

A musical variety group that spent more than 50 years performing in hospitals and care homes, still meets up to reminisce about the days of musical festivities and fundraising.

Young people will be campaigning to earn a role representing the borough as a member of Youth Parliament.

An initiative which fines parents £100 for dangerous driving around schools could be extended.

A Dancing On Ice champion and former X Factor contestant will be gliding into the town centre next month to officially open the new leisure facility.

Welcome to the Romford Recorder’s Christmas Claws competition, with cute photos of your pets dressed in their finest festive outfits.

A Christmas extravaganza in two parks got everyone in the festive mood at the weekend.

The Mayor of Havering and a former Premier League footballer were just two of the happy guests when one Havering primary school celebrated its 60th birthday this weekend.

A disabled charity held its annual Christmas celebration and it was smiles all round.

A packed weekend of festive fare saw friends and families across Havering attend Christmas events throughout the borough this weekend.

A pioneering village for people with dementia has officially opened its doors and welcomed a number of new residents from Havering.

It’s not everyday that you see dinosaurs running around a park, but a club got dressed up in the inflatable costumes to raise awareness of a good cause.

A Romford primary school has this week been celebrating the opening of its new nursery.

A Christmas carol-singing choir of Carols led by none other than Towie’s Carol Wright serenaded Romford shoppers on Saturday.

Gallery: Hornchurch Christmas lights switched on

Monday, November 20, 2017

The countdown to Christmas officially began in Hornchurch at the weekend as the tree was put up and the lights were switched on.

Hundreds of families gathered in Romford Market on Thursday for the annual Christmas lights switch-on we have all been waiting for.

From veterans to Brownies and college students, well-wishers from all walks of life gathered in Elm Park this morning to honour soldiers of the past and present.

“It’s important to be here today because this day only happens once a year and we must remember all the people who died for us” - the words of nine-year-old cub scout Maya Patel at Harold Hill’s Remembrance Day service.

Hundreds gathered around the Cenotaph in Romford this morning, Sunday, November 12, to pay their respects to the fallen service men and women who fought for their country.

On a bright but blustery morning, the people of Hornchurch gathered to honour the men and women who gave their lives for their country earlier today.

A vibrant hub of entertainment and home of start-up businesses, has been celebrating its first anniversary.

Havering’s green-fingered gardening enthusiasts were treated to a fun-packed day of free activities this weekend.

A helium-filled haunted house made entirely from balloons managed to raise more than £250 for charity this Halloween.

Patients at Queen’s Hospital had the opportunity to listen to a piece of history this weekend as Bedrock Radio celebrated its first 25-hour broadcast marathon.

Havering’s young stars in the making were wowed by a visit from a pop star last week when former student Rochelle Humes returned to her old performing arts college for the day.

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