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Christine Ohuruogu and her Team GB 4x400m relay team-mates from the Beijing 2008 Olympics will receive a heroes’ reception at the Müller Anniversary Games on Saturday, when they are awarded their Olympic bronze medals.

Never mind the football, the real World Cup battle is going on off the field.

The 22-year-old thanked the supporters for backing the national team and praised the performance of Gareth Southgate’s side

It’s not supposed to be as comfortable as this.

With the group stage of the World Cup in the books, how much can you remember about the opening round of games?

It’s coming home, they said. It very nearly wasn’t.

A popular jive and swing band who were semi-finalists on Britain’s Got Talent entertained Romford shoppers as part of their anti-drugs campaign.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lee Power reviews one of the late games on day 13 of the tournament

Brookside Theatre promises an entertaining evening of stories and hilarious anecdotes in the company of one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

The Spurs forward discussed the key quality instilled in the group since the Three Lions boss took charge of the team

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Sophie Morton reviews match two on day seven of the tournament.

England’s captain led from the front to score twice and hand Gareth Southgate’s team a win in their World Cup opener

Tottenham striker Harry Kane leads a youthful England squad into the World Cup as captain and feels everyone is ready to meet the challenges head on.

Everyone Active Raiders and Great Britain under-18s coach Sean Easton praised the impact of the nation’s men side after they were promoted back to ice hockey‘s elite level for the first time since 1994 thanks to an overtime win over Hungary on Saturday night.

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

Theatre-goers can look forward to a mix of comedy, a haunting study of grief, and the regional premiere of an award-winning musical this autumn in Hornchurch.

Goals in each half from Kaitlin Sugg and Amy Crumpler saw Hutton beat Silver End United 2-1 to win the new-look Essex Women’s Trophy.

A Hornchurch theatre is hoping to encourage a more diverse audience with a new play that combines French farce with a Bollywood twist.

Passion and class clash in a modern adaptation of a classic French play.

A big band hope to swing their audiences back to the 1940s with a special matinee show full of vintage swing hits.

Children learned the magic of story telling and imagination from a visit by a children’s author and illustrator to their school.

Legions of fans to walk to Wembley for cancer charity and you could be there too

A Hornchurch furniture company helped transform the home of a policeman paralysed by a terror attack.

An impressionist will be performing three episodes from a classic British sitcom in Romford next month.

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