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

The new Boris administration is serious on tackling crime!

Yesterday, 15:00

In the fourth in our series of days out ideas, Prof Ged Martin reckons there's more to Canvey Island than candy floss

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this August bank holiday weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 08:00

It's the last bank holiday weekend of the year and that means it's time for the Havering Show.

Fri, 17:00

A Woodford Green hospice has suffered a "devastating blow" after thieves stole cash and damaged property at its Romford charity store.

Fri, 16:00

A bank holiday heatwave could see record temperatures replace the wind and rain that has dogged August, the Met Office has said.

Fri, 15:38

A 31-year-old man who helped to get families to safety when he saw flames coming from the back of a block of flats says "anyone would have done it".


11 minutes ago

England's women were beaten by Spain in a shootout in the bronze medal match at the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium.


Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor says 1-1 draw with Eastleigh was a fair result after both side's created a number of chances.


Ardleigh Green & Havering and Goresbrook both suffered defeats in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three on Saturday.


Oakfield Parkonians slipped out of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two promotion places following defeat against Wickford on Saturday.


Woodford Wells moved into the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One promotion places after beating Fives & Heronians in their derby contest.

Yesterday, 20:47

Owen Farrell reflected on England's crushing 57-15 victory over Ireland that saw records tumble at Twickenham by declaring the best is yet to come.

Yesterday, 19:48

Brentwood took a big step towards the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title with derby success at Billericay.

Yesterday, 17:27

Romford booked a place in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup with a competent display at the Royal Oak on Saturday.

Yesterday, 17:22

Hornchurch eased to the BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division points at Bridge Avenue on Saturday.


Yesterday, 15:00

In the fourth in our series of days out ideas, Prof Ged Martin reckons there's more to Canvey Island than candy floss

Fri, 15:00

An Upminster police sergeant has been visiting Romford schools to share the stories of his superhero teddy bears with pupils.

Thu, 17:00

World class performers from Indonesia worked with students taking part in Havering Music School's summer programme for a special collaboration.

Wed, 15:00

A Shakespeare play will be brought to life with the help of more than 100 members of communities around London at the end of the month.

Tue, 15:00

Havering Show is making a comeback and once again it will be a weekend to remember, filled with classic cars, mouth-watering food and most of all fantastic live performances.

Tue, 14:20

It's that time of year again where everyone fancies themselves as baking connoisseurs, talking about crème pats, even bakes, and, of course, soggy bottoms.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

In the third in our series on ideas for summer days out, historian Prof Ged Martin suggests an excursion to an atmospheric Thurrock village

Friday, August 16, 2019

Stevie Wonder is a living music icon who has been entertaining audiences and getting people's toes tapping for six decades.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Radical new ways to engage eight Havering communities in arts and culture will be explored in an upcoming project lead by Queen's Theatre.

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