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Former Romford Recorder editor Roy Mills had one burning desire in life: to be a journalist.

A bruiser bunny has been put on a strict bootcamp-style programme of diet and exercise after growing to a fur-ocious 3.65kg.

An Upminster woman who has been missing since Monday has been found safe and well.

Two men who were arrested by police officers after being found close to a property in Brentwood that had been burgled have now been charged with two offences.

A heartbroken hound is cryin’ all the time for his playmate and best friend, a ginger tabby cat called Brian, who disappeared without trace earlier this month.

Elderly and infirm friends and supporters of a Guiding stalwart, who died from motor neurone disease, recently fulfilled a promise made to the community hero before she died.

Detectives are investigating a possible abduction in Romford yesterday.

A signalling problem at Liverpool Street Station is causing delays in both directions of the Shenfield line.

The “captain of the ship” at a Rainham school was remembered and celebrated during a day of fundraising last week.

The RSPCA is looking for a new home for a greyhound abandoned in a field after being run over.

The Shard won one, and so did the London Olympics Aquatic Centre. Now a Harold Hill school is celebrating after taking home an award from The Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) – the most prestigious prize-givers in the building industry.

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a woman dog walker was struck by a moped in a Harold Hill park.

A popular open-air cinema in Upminster is able to ahead again this summer despite noise complaints.

Noise complaints could put paid to popular open-air cinema events in Upminster which organisers want to hold again from next month.

Two pet rabbits were stolen from a Harold Hill home in what the owner described as a “wicked” crime.

Second World War veteran Jim Knox will today make an emotional pilgrimage to the mountains of Southern Italy where he fought 70 years ago.

A man who offered a 13-year-old girl £1,000 to have sex with him via her Instragram account walked free from court on Thursday.

There are reports that a huge swarm of wasps is plaguing Romford town centre this afternoon.

A Romford man has been injured in a five-vehicle motorway collision that resulted in the deaths of a brother and sister.

Ultimate adventurer Bear Grylls blew people away when he helicoptered into Brentwood at the weekend to pay a surprise visit to more than 1,000 Scouts from east London, including Romford and Hornchurch.

Fashion students from Barking & Dagenham College have decided to challenge their counterparts at Havering College for the creative crown in an upcoming charity fashion show.

A councillor who publicly proclaimed that a Conservative colleague had become “very confused because her husband has Alzheimer’s [disease]” did not breach Havering Council’s code of conduct, a standards panel found.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teenage diner in Nando’s restaurant in Romford on Friday.

Young people with learning and physical challenges were among the cast of a community show staged by Havering College that raised the roof in a West End theatre.

A Guiding enthusiast and community champion who died from motor neurone disease (MND) 18 months after being diagnosed with the illness will be remembered in a charity walk.

A mother has released this harrowing picture of her daughter – taken moments after she was struck by a car outside a school – in a bid to convince Havering Council to increase road safety in the area.

The emergency services were called to help free a man who was “trapped under a car” on Saturday.

All the school was a stage for teachers turned thespians at Marshalls Park School who brought history to life for students in the 450th anniversary week of William Shakespeare’s birth.

An Old Bailey caseworker who killed an elderly widow he met at a local bridge club tried to kill himself by eating poison mushrooms, a court heard today.

“Unusually large passenger flow” as a result of the overnight Tube strikes has caused delays and cancellations along the Shenfield line, according to Greater Anglia.

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