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Former Coopers pupil Emily Defroand has impressed for Birmingham University (pic: Lawrence King)

Delight for Defroand

Former Coopers pupil named in team of season

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Fan Park

Official Tour De France Fan Parks announced

Follow your favourite riders on the big screen

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Andre Lockhart attacks the basket for Leopards (pic: Paul Phillips)

Leopards into Final Fours again

Big Cats beat Bristol in tense clash

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Steve Tomalin (left) and Mick Cahill on the Raiders bench (pic: John Scott)

Tributes for Raiders ‘legend’ Tomalin

Equipment manager stands down after long service

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Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook. Pic: Rob Newell/TSGPHOTO

Cook after home improvement from Lakeside Hammers

Lakeside Hammers host Birmingham Brummies tonight at the Arena Essex Raceway, and co-promoter Jon Cook admits his side need to sharpen up at home – despite two wins.

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Lakeside's Lewis Bridger has endured a tough start to the Elite League season. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Early signs are promising, says Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Cook

While the likes of Peter Karlsson and Lewis Bridger have yet to hit top form, Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook insists the early signs are promising.

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Adam Ellis of Lakeside Hammers was again in fine form at King's Lynn. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Lakeside return home from King’s Lynn empty handed

Elite League: King’s Lynn Stars 51 Lakeside Hammers 39

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Heat 12: Adam Ellis (blue), Richard Lawson (red) on their way to a 5-1 last night as Lakeside Hammers won 52-42 over Leicester Lions. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Lakeside Hammers make hard work of Leicester Lions win

Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 54 Leicester Lions 42

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Gemma Shepherd in goal for Havering

Havering hockey goalkeeper grabbed chance with both gloves

After Gemma Shepherd’s first match for Havering Hockey Club, aged 20, the seconds’ goalkeeper was medically retired.

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Coopers' trio l-r: Chloe Menear, Hannah Bloy and Emily Holmes

Coopers’ pupils taste hockey success

Three Coopers’ Coborn pupils were part of an Old Loughts hockey team that clinched their first ever National Cup.

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Raiders' Danny Marshall. Pic: John Scott

Raiders play down Marshall comment

Team manager Mick Cahill moved quickly to try and dispel disquiet among Raiders fans following remarks made by player-coach Danny Marshall following the 10-5 home thrashing by Bracknell on Sunday.

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Mikkel Bech was only beaten once all night by an opposing rider as Lakeside picked up an impressive away win at Birmingham last night. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Away-day delight for Lakeside Hammers at Birmingham

Elite League: Birmingham Brummies 37 Lakeside Hammers 56

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Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall fights for possession against Chelmsford (pic: John Scott)

Raiders head into play-offs after mixed results

London Raiders rounded off their league season with a hard-fought 5-4 win down in Gosport on Saturday and a 10-5 loss at home to the Bracknell Hornets on Sunday.

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Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall beats Chelmsford goalie Ben Clements in their derby meeting at Lee Valley (pic: John Scott)

Raiders ‘recognised’ as contenders

Marshall believes team can have play-off impact

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Jon Cook takes a 'selfie' with the 2014 Lakeside Hammers team at their press and practice day (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Hammers back on home shale

Elite League season gets underway

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Coopers Coborn's year 10s celebrate

School Sport: Havering hail netball heroes

Coopers land double, Redden Court and Chafford celebrate too

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Emma James (right) netted four times for Romford in their win over Crostyx (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gr-eight escape for Romford women

Essex Premier: Romford 8 Crostyx II 0

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Upminster's men have suffered relegation from East Division One (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

No escape for Upminster

East Div 1: St Ives 5 Upminster 0

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Havering celebrate after securing promotion with victory at Colchester (pic; Lee Power)

Johnson praises Havering heroes

Club clinch promotion on final day

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Hornchurch under-13s celebrate with the Essex Cup (pic: Robert Craven/Essex FA)

Young Urchins enjoy gr-eight cup win

Essex Cup: Hornchurch 8 Ridgeway Rovers 1

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Kris Clark attacks the basket for Leopards against Leeds (pic: Paul Phillips)

Home double header for Leopards

Big Brentwood dates for Big Cats

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Connor Mills returns to track action this weekend (pic:

Mills ready to get back on track

Upminster teenager begins Formula Ford season

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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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