Brentwood’s Kevin Stammers is giving up his night job in the local darts community and will be leaving a massive hole.

Long-awaited plans to redevelop the former Ford Assembly plant in New Road, Rainham were formally submitted last week to Barking and Dagenham and Havering councils.

Two primary schools, 2,900 homes and a train station are among the plans for the Beam Park development to be submitted for approval.

The hard work of pupils at Brittons Academy paid off this year, with many pupils earning fantastic GCSE results.

A statue honouring the memory of a soldier killed in action has been stolen by vandals.

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With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

Ford Sports bowler Bill Nelson went out in the semi-final of the county singles

When Romford children were transferred to a Dagenham school in 1937, parents launched a mutiny, as Prof Ged Martin explains

The veteran rolls back the years as holder Morris goes out

Romford bowler Nigel Smith only entered the county singles competition at the last minute, but he is beginning to see his chance of going all the way.

Ford Judo Club show medal behaviour

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Judo youngsters impress at London Open

A team of young footballers have emerged victorious after they won the Essex County Girls Football League’s under-10 Presidents Cup on Sunday, May 14.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Trainers and football boots hanging from a tree in Cottons Park. Picture: MAUREEN WHEELER

A budding football star has shown the big boys how it’s done on the big stage after returning from a European tournament with two trophies.

Upminster pupils impress at annual cross-country event

Lucy Curtis is the curator of a new exhibition – to tour Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and other venues in the borough – which will tell the story of the Ford Dagenham women who fought for equal rights by going on strike.

Youngsters impress at weekend competitions

Hornchurch run ends; farewell Arthur

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Time is running out for parents to have their say on expansion in the borough’s primary schools.

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