The first east London Serious Violence Summit was held last week, and saw the three councils that make up the Met’s East Area Command come together to draw up new ways to tackle rising levels of violent crime.

Everyone Active Raiders assistant coach Alan Blyth was pleased to see the club’s younger players take their chance of more ice time in their National League win over Invicta Dynamos on Sunday.

There are now more ways than ever to listen to the East London Football Podcast

Dagenham & Redbridge defender Nathan Smith is pleased to be back in first-team contention after netting on his return from injury last weekend.

Andrew Moreland feels Barking turned in their best display in several months in a 41-20 victory at home to Old Cooperians in London Three Essex.

Harold Wood Running Club had 26 members taking part in six different parkrun locations including Burgess, Chelmsford, Dartford Heath, Harrow Lodge, Hockley Woods and Raphael.

Everyone Active Raiders defenceman Jack Cooper made his 100th consecutive appearance for his hometown club in their 8-3 win over Invicta Dynamos on Sunday.

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Terry Harris heaped praise of the squad for all playing a part in their 3-0 win over Maidstone United.

Hornchurch came away empty-handed from their Bostik Premier clash with Carshalton at chilly Colston Avenue on Monday.

Popular cake and coffee chain Patisserie Valerie has collapsed into administration, putting 2,800 jobs at risk across the UK and casting doubt on the future of its Romford and Spitalfields branches.

The 365-home development on the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch may not have a medical centre as previously proposed after the government declined to help fund its construction.

A specialist group for new mums and dads cope with the early days of parenthood, is celebrating its first birthday.

A busy Romford bar has asked Havering Council for permission to stop using identity scanners in a move police fear could lead to a number of other venues asking to get rid of the security measure.

A stargazer from Upminster captured the unusual lunar eclipse being called the “super blood wolf moon” from his back garden.

A rogue landlord renting out ‘one of the worst properties’ and owing £62,000 has had his flat seized.

Keep fit fanatics at a Hornchurch gym have raised nearly £3,000 for Cancer Research after taking part in back to back gruelling fitness sessions.

London Fire Brigade is set to spend almost £400,000 on upgrades to Havering’s fire stations over four years - including £150,000 on a kitchen.

A new all-female national bricklaying competition will see students from across the country compete for the title of best bricklayer in Rainham.

Boro took the lead at Great Wakering before going on to suffer another away defeat in the league

The store closed at the weekend.

A beloved community venue is ensuring young people are being heard with the launch of its new programme.

Dagenham & Redbridge sign midfielder Doug Loft on loan from League One outfit Shrewsbury Town until the end of the season.

Historian Prof Ged Martin searches for some lost rights of way

Residents are worried about a lack of parking, after plans were been submitted to build a new mosque in Rainham

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Terry Harris says it was a perfect result but had plenty of praise for strugglers Maidstone United’s efforts.

Police and firefighters searched for around an hour to find the driver of an abandoned overturned car in Wennington.

The Jack Petchey Awards being presented at the Queen’s Theatre highlight the achievements of some very special students and leaders.

Everyone Active Raiders eased to a second successive win over National League Division One basement boys Invicta to complete a four-point weekend at Romford’s Sapphire ice & Leisure Centre on Sunday.

Essex bowler Jamie Porter took five wickets in England Lions’ second one-day warm-up match against the Board President XI in Trivandrum.

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


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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