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“St Leonard’s should have been idyllic,” says Paul Connolly, a resident of the former Hornchurch children’s home where sexual abuse was rife.

Health campaigners have called upon Havering Council to formally request health secretary Jeremy Hunt reviews proposals that would close a nearby emergency department.

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

Labour won the campaign, but we did not win the election

Romford’s Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell and Hornchurch and Upminster’s newly elected MP Julia Dockerill increased their majorities as did Jon Cruddas who retained the seat for Dagenham and Rainham.

It was a massive gamble when Theresa May called a snap general election and it looks not to have paid off as she now faces calls to quit after the UK woke up to a hung parliament.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

The Anzac memorial service and plaque unveiling at Dovers Farm Estate. Picture: MELISSA PAGE

The borough’s MPs are as divided in their response to Theresa May’s snap general election announcement as the infighting alluded to in her speech this morning.

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 day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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