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

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

A successful band who went from performing before small crowds in Romford and Upminster to performing before thousands, have returned with a new album and a refreshed line-up.

A skatepark which was the first in Europe to be given listed status, has received thousands of pounds worth of funding to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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

A semi-finalist from talent show The Voice is set to visit Havering for one-night only performance.

It’s almost time to have A Little Less Conversation and get All Shook Up as an Elvis tribute act will once again be in the building.

Hampstead & Westminster members might have divided loyalties when England and Wales meet at the Commonwealth Games, writes Lee Power.

Rainham’s rising American Football star Aaron Jackson is jetting off to Germany to play in one of Europe’s highest profile leagues in the sport.

Legendary drum ‘n’ bass artist Andy C is looking forward to returning to where his musical career began in Havering for this year’s We Are FSTVL.

A number one selling opera trio are bringing their new show to Hornchurch.

Romford’s MP showed his support for a new project to map and preserve the historic synagogues of Europe which launched in Parliament this week.

Some say UKIP have lost profile since the Farage days.

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, the other teams in the Six Nations have their chances previewed

Hare Hall, Gidea Park, was a mansion which eventually became the Royal Liberty School. Prof Ged Martin looks at its history

A hundred years ago, with many Havering men away at war, the festive season was very different reports Prof Ged Martin

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the Jr NBA World Championship, a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament for teams aged 14 and under from around the world.

With the NBA London 2018 clash between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena only a month away, excitement is growing on the other side of the Atlantic.

Marko Arnautovic has his best game in claret and blue to win over fans

An artistic initiative is appealing for help to win funding for its latest project, to make the voices of pensioners be heard.

A Romford mother battling ovarian cancer has become the new face of a nationwide campaign promoting awareness of the disease.

Despite the frustrations when your laptop freezes just before deadline or your phone runs out of battery just when you want to make a call, technology on the whole is making our lives easier.

Ever fancied doing a Triathlon, but feel you are just not fit enough to complete it in one go? Or do you simply want to develop new fitness habits? David Lloyd Clubs, Europe’s leading health and fitness group, is offering everyone the opportunity to take part in MySwimRideRun.

One of the most loved continental circus troupes will is preparing to set up their red top on the streets of Havering for seven nights next month.

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