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Friday, January 19, 2018

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.

An annual charity run has once again proved a success as it raised hundreds of pounds for worthy causes in the community.

The sacrifice of a police officer brutally murdered while on duty 90 years ago this week was commemorated with two separate services at the weekend.

Detectives from Essex Police are still hoping to trace the owners of this jewellery and distinctive box, which were recovered from a house in Romford and are believed to have been stolen.

Air cadets from Havering and beyond held a special commemorative parade for the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday.

More of the borough’s most inspiring youngsters were lauded at Havering’s second Jack Petchey awards evening on Tuesday night.

Havering’s brilliant young people have been rightly recognised at last night’s fantastic Jack Petchey Awards.

Romford’s Muslims used their annual Eid celebration to help spread a message of inclusivity and love this weekend.

Did you spot a fleet of hot air balloons cruising over Havering on Sunday morning?

Youngsters were all smiles at the Mercury Mall’s Summer Celebration this weekend.

A large, fresh leek won the top prize for vegetables at the Elm Park Horticultural Guild’s autumn flower show on Saturday.

Young children with ADHD showcased their talent and creativity during a special show for their parents in Hornchurch last week.

A Romford care home held a fun filled open day on Saturday to promote awareness for the elderly.

In sweltering sunshine, thousands of Havering residents spent the weekend partying away in front of the Havering Show’s three main stages.

The headteacher of Coopers’ Company and Coborn School has praised the ‘outstanding’ performance of the school’s Year 11s in this year’s GCSE examinations.

Indian Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, but for many it is less a time of joy and more a period of remembrance.

More pupils than ever before have achieved the GCSE grades required to study A-levels at Drapers’ Academy.

Police have been stood down after evacuating parts of Romford town centre earlier when a “suspicious package” was found in South Street.

An allotments 100th birthday celebration grew to be a great success this weekend.

A group helping Havering’s disabled residents celebrated its 40th anniversary in style this weekend with a fun-filled barbecue.

A Havering Sixth Form student whose illness forced her to miss a significant part of her course has met with A-level success.

Pupils at the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls were left “shocked and overwhelmed” after receiving their A-level results this morning.

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