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While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Michael Cheek has joined National League rivals Ebbsfleet United for an undisclosed fee.

As an MP representing a “Greater London” constituency for 17 years, last week I decided to throw my hat in the ring to become the next Conservative Mayor of London.

Tony Philpot of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society on airship attacks, First World War heroes and keeping memories of an historic airfield alive.

A popular pizza restaurant will be giving free pizza as it opens its doors at a shopping centre next week.

It is official, havering is the last Conservative-led borough in east London!

A brand new book ‘Essex County Cricket Club Memories’ has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

Premier League footballer Jermain Defoe was in Romford to host his charity’s annual football tournament to raise money for underprivileged children in the Caribbean and the UK.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

Romford Town Swimming Club’s David Ebanks is competing at his second Commonwealth Games – for the Cayman Islands.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Chike Kandi is enjoying the competition and pressure of being at the National League outfit.

Club legend and former Hornchurch striker Martin Tuohy will be returning to Bridge Avenue as Canvey Island visit this weekend.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still wants supporters to get behind the team and help them push on against strugglers Chester this weekend.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

A man from Romford has been appointed the business leader of a prestigious water and energy saving company follow a £3.2million investment deal.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still is not panicking about slipping away from the National League promotion battle ahead of their clash with strugglers Solihull Moors this weekend.

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

Hornchurch winger Matthias Fanimo has departed the club for pastures new in Slovenian second division side NS Drava Ptuj.

We could have come up with a snappier name, but the creativity has started to wane at this time of year

Havering is not like other London boroughs, we are very different to most areas of inner London.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

With England cricketers Down Under for the Ashes, Prof Ged Martin looks at Havering’s historic links with Australia

This story might make you heave, but the shocking pictures of rivers of human waste flooding the car park outside retirement homes should outrage us.

A charity made it the “best Halloween ever” for a seven-year-old boy with autism, by throwing him a party after his carved pumpkin was stolen.

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