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A four-year-old boy had a dream come true when Transformers’ Optimus Prime made a surprise visit to his school today.

She came, she scored, she inspired a new generation of women footballers after sharing her passion for the game that has made her one of England’s most well-known face.

Spring has officially arrived, and pupils are already taking advantage of the sunshine it has delivered.

Beloved dogs and their owners enjoyed walking and mingling with other pets and dog lovers as they raised money for good causes.

One of the borough’s favourite pubs reopened last week following a £300,000 refurbishment.

British Science Week kicked off on Monday and in good style pupils dressed as flowers and plants to highlight its importance.

Girls of all generations joined together at an annual event celebrating their achievements.

Judy Murray came to Gidea Park on Thursday, March 9 to deliver a training workshop to teach parents how they can help their children develop their tennis skills.

Party poppers, cheers of joy and some celebratory cake were all part of today’s proceedings as the hospital trust welcomed the news of coming out of special measures.

Quizzers put their knowledge to the test while raising thousands of pounds for a good cause.

A dad pulled out all the stops when his son asked him to make an outfit for World Book Day.

School uniforms are out and all manner of zany outfits are in as the borough’s youngsters (and a few adults) come together to celebrate World Book Day.

Children and nursery staff were joined by special guests on Monday to help them celebrate a milestone.

Pupils took a step back in time to play iconic roles made popular in Alan Parker’s 1976 hit film Bugsy Malone.

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Swimming, climbing and leaping through fire were just some of the challenges that fundraisers had to face as they took on a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for charity.

Tributes have been flooding in from all corners of the community from people wishing to pay their respects to Paul Freedman MBE.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the death of a woman following a house fire in the early hours of today.

A working mum who is battling cancer returned to her old secondary school to give an inspirational speech to students about the importance of hard work from an early age.

More than 150 protesters braved the cold in a determined effort to make sure councillors heard their voices loud and clear.

Pupils at a primary school had an incredible experience singing with thousands of others in one of the capital’s most iconic venues.

Here are the latest pictures from the explosion in Hornchurch last night.

One man tells how he saw injured people fleeing and cars hit by debris

It was a time for reflection and to remember those who lost their lives during the Holocaust at a special service.

As 2016 came to an end and another year began, photographers from Romford Camera Club began reminiscing about the pictures they had taken during the past 12 months.

High flying acrobatics, plot twists and championship matches ensured that Havering’s biggest ever wrestling event was an unforgettable occasion.

A beer garden has been given a festive makeover to bring the community together for Christmas.

A pensioner who was found by his long-lost daughter after a 20-year search has spent the year getting to know her, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour travelled to his home town to surprise unsuspecting supporters with special gifts.

Gallery: Family fun at Romford lantern parade

Monday, December 19, 2016

There was plenty of festive fun for families at a pre-Christmas event at Romford Market on Saturday.

Residents in a care home were delighted to be visited by carol singers for the switch-on of their Christmas lights.

Nearly 100 people attended the Christmas party organised by a foodbank to bring some joy to families in need during the festive season.

A sea of Santas advanced to spread some ho-ho-hope over the festive season.

A rail training programme, which helps the long-term unemployed back into work was officially launched yesterday.

An annual Christmas tree festival organised by a church, returned to the delight of residents.

Panellists from across the political spectrum were kept on their toes answering tough questions from a young audience on Friday.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as residents were invited to enjoy a traditional Victorian event on Friday.

Characters from the epic saga Star Wars have brought the force to the borough and helped raise hundreds of pounds for a mental health charity.

A Spurs mad football fan has won a games room of the year competition for converting his garden shed into a shrine to Tottenham Hotspur.

A charity founded by parents of a sick child made sure other children and their families had a day they would not forget on Sunday.

People were spoilt for choice on Friday, getting into the festive spirit.

The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday’s full council meeting.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall.

Hundreds of pupils, teachers, and their families were welcomed to the Queen’s Theatre last night for the first of this year’s Jack Petchey Foundation awards.

Devastated friends and family of Ricky Hayden said their final farewell to the hugely popular doorman at his packed funeral today.

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