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Residents were forced out of their homes when a balcony in a block flats in Rainham caught fire.

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.

Rainham residents braved chilly conditions on Sunday to attend the town’s Remembrance parade and service.

From veterans to Brownies and college students, well-wishers from all walks of life gathered in Elm Park this morning to honour soldiers of the past and present.

Mick Mellor is one of the Elm Park Royal British Legion’s valued collectors.

A Muslim extremist from Romford, jailed for life for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, is converting fellow prisoners to Islam, a court heard.

Havering’s very own 82-year-old marathon runner had a Tuesday morning to remember as he was made an MBE at a star-studded royal reception at Buckingham Palace.

An 82-year-old marathon runner who has raised an incredible £100,000 for a variety of charities over his 50-year career will be made an MBE this morning.

Residents are being sought to help with a heritage project to document life within Harold Wood Hospital.

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, crescendoes of wind and brass melodies soared from a band hall, celebrating the life of a soldier killed in Iraq 10 years ago.

“I am not a celeb and am botox free,” said an 81-year-old man who has written and self-published his autobiography.

The 20th century, as so many others, was a hotbed of conflict, with continents ravaged by two world wars, and smaller campaigns waged in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf states.

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