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Romford Recorder Review of the Year

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 01 January 2018

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

Remember when bungling fly-tippers dumped a skip full of rubbish in Upminster? Or when Broadford Primary was voted the best school in the country?

In these days of fast-moving news we often forget the things that have happened earlier in the year.

So the Recorder has looked back at some of the stories we’ve covered over the past 12 months to remind you.

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This is the moment a dog walker found a two-week-old squirrel curled up on the ground in a Harold Hill park.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

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A National Theatre play inspired by the struggles of people living in temporary accommodation is coming to the Queen’s Theatre.

Havering’s NHS services will receive more than £1million of extra funding this winter to help alleviate growing pressures on our hospitals, the Department for Health announced today (Wednesday, October 17).

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A chance to visit the borough’s various parks, good company and multiple health benefits makes joining Havering’s Walking for Health scheme a great way to stay active.

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The walk was in aid of an Upminster mum who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012.

People who live, work and travel across Kent, Thurrock, Essex and beyond are being invited to shape plans for Britain’s biggest road tunnel as Highways England hostrf the first of 60 public engagement events on the multi-billion pound Lower Thames Crossing project this week (Tuesday 16 October).

A Romford rapper who police found was using a mobile phone to direct others to supply drugs in Norwich has been jailed for four years.

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Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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