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Police officers have recovered two weapons from the scene of a mass brawl that took place outside a Rainham secondary school this afternoon (Friday, May 18).

Romford Football Club is in the final stages of applying for planning permission for a move home to Westlands Playing Fields.

The Mayor of London’s office has revealed it is calling in plans for a huge 2,900 home development in South Hornchurch that was denied planning permission by Havering Council last month.

As the landmark closes in on its half century, Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Gallows Corner

Paul Long, a life-long O’s fan scooped the jackpot this week, and his son Elliot spent several years at non-league club Romford

Pensioners suffered at the hand of thieves yesterday as two burglaries were committed just a few miles apart.

A century since women first won the right to vote, we have teamed up with charity Amnesty to find those in the borough who embody the suffragette spirit.

Five decades ago, women workers at Ford’s Dagenham factory went on strike.

A small Romford charity is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special ball.

I hope you all had a good Christmas - as usual, after all that planning, it’s over in the blink of an eye.

A huge sub-continent, India has 22 major languages, many complex alphabets, and 1.3 billion people. Two elements underpin political unity – modern technology, and the use of English as a common language.

Judo: Bronze medal for Ford’s Mitchell

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ford Judo Club’s Mitchell Kennedy made it on to the podium at the British Cadet Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Saturday.

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.

Latest news from the supporters’ association

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

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