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

A Christmas carol-singing choir of Carols led by none other than Towie’s Carol Wright serenaded Romford shoppers on Saturday.

Former Romford hairdresser and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay has been recognised by Britain’s Turkish Cypriot community.

Having been labelled as the “new Adele” by viewers, a 20-year-old singer says her confidence is slowly building following her X Factor audition being aired at the weekend.

A machete-wielding thug has been jailed for 14 years for killing celebrity minder Ricky Hayden outside his home in Chadwell Heath.

The family of celebrity minder Ricky Hayden who was attacked outside his home by a machete-wielding teenage have slammed the justice system before his killer’s sentencing.

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

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

X Factor star and TV personality Stacey Solomon has visited patients and staff at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, after donating £17,000 to the hospital’s charity.


Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

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