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Long-serving Hornchurch club captain Elliot Styles has revealed it was the right time for him to hang his boots up.

More than 275,000 people are battling high blood pressure across east London, and last month saw health agencies across the capital unite to take part in May Measurement Month to try to tackle the problem.

Hornchurch have announced that captain and club legend Elliot Styles has decided to hang up his boots and retire from playing.

Hornchurch have announced the signings of 10 players ahead of their 2018/19 Bostik Premier Division campaign.

Havering Police are appealing for the public’s help tracing a man wanted in connection with an assault that saw a mini-cab driver’s nose partially bitten off.

A local charity supporting children with autism says two of its youth clubs in Romford and Rainham will have to close at the end of this month after Havering Council “slashed” its funding.

A top cop has vowed not to take his foot off the gas in a battle against burglaries after declaring a recent crime wave “under control”.

A Hornchurch labourer who brazenly dumped a box of building site waste in a bush next to the pavement has been handed a £200 fine and ordered to pay £550 towards clean up costs.

Olympic gold medalists Shona McCallin, Georgie Twigg and Nicola White will join 100 local schoolchildren at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre today to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

With the long weekend ahead of us, the NHS trust responsible for Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has issued guidance on where to go if you’re feeling poorly.

More celebrities and former West Ham footballers have announced that they will be taking part in a charity match to raise money for a three-year-old girl from Hornchurch who has a rare form of cancer.

The full-back reflects on the situation at Victoria Road, facing old team-mate Corey Whitely and his new partner in crime James Brophy

The O’s head coach provides an update on the January transfer window with Orient expected to be busy this week

It has been revealed that the reason why a GP practice will no longer be constructed at an estate, is due to “building issues” with residents’ homes.

Two dangerous drivers from Romford are facing jail after an elderly man was knocked down and killed by a BMW speeding at nearly 80mph on the A12 in Redbridge.

A BMW driver from Romford was racing another motorist at more than 79mph when he knocked down and killed an elderly man on the A12 in Redbridge, a court heard.

Leyton Orient have been handed an away trip to Haringey Borough in their first-ever FA Trophy tie in the club’s history.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

A landmark devolution deal was approved today allowing for greater integration between health and social care, meaning more people will be able to receive treatment in their own homes without having to go to hospital.

A clinical commissioning group (CCG) has requested a leading consultancy compiles a report into the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

Slaven Bilic’s men will host Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion in a Friday night match.

The O’s couldn’t break down their east London rivals, but importantly managed to not concede for the first time since August 28

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