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

Policing, deterrence and punishment will always form a key part of tackling violence, and the sharp rise in the use of stop and search powers across Havering is already having an impact. But as I wrote in this column last year, police officers cannot do everything. We stand a better chance of preventing violent crime if we involve all parts of the community in the fightback.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died after coming off his bike in a crash on the A12 in Romford this evening, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

As the country braces itself for the Covid-19 virus, Professor Ged Martin looks at how Havering faced health crises in the past.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Is it easier now to dodge TV licence?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Most of us dream of being a superhero when we are children.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The number of people receiving Universal Credit has risen across east London, according to the latest figures.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Students from across the borough gathered at a Hornchurch jobs and apprenticeships fair to mingle with employers and learn more about opportunities on offer in Havering.


Yesterday, 19:52

Everyone Active Raiders completed a four-point weekend against play-off chasing rivals Bracknell in dramatic fashion on Sunday.

Yesterday, 18:38

Doubles from Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas helped West Ham to an exciting 4-2 win over Liverpool at Rush Green.

Yesterday, 17:46

Women rugby fans are becoming as rowdy as men when they're watching the game, a study shows.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Daryl McMahon praised his side's defensive record after they kept another clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Solihull Moors.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Everyone Active Raiders moved back into the National League play-off places with victory over fellow hopefuls Bracknell on Saturday.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Romford Junior Raiders could not deny National League Division One South leaders Streatham a big win at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Romford made it three wins in a row in Isthmian League North with success at Soham Town on Saturday.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hornchurch maintained their hold on third place in the Isthmian League Premier Division with success at the ProKit UK Stadium on Saturday.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 Solihull Moors 0


Thursday, February 20, 2020

A tribute band hopes to recreate the style and excitement of a live Queen concert with an energetic show in Romford.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

After losing his dad three years ago a Hornchurch actor has created a play that explores children's experiences of grief and bereavement.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Former neighbours from the Merseyside 80s soap, Brookside, Eithne Browne and John McArdle will star in a new play about the realities of living with dementia.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's latest production of Macbeth ends on such a striking and well-executed image - pun intended - that it feels too much of a spoiler for me to write anything more about it here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Two comedians will be paying tribute to much-loved double act Morecambe and Wise at Queen's Theatre.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Pantomime classic Aladdin and the timeless story of Dorothy and the Emerald City are set to fly into the borough's theatres this Christmas.

Friday, February 7, 2020

From allegations of witchcraft to crafty MPs involved in financial scandals a Hornchurch writer has revealed all of the town's secret history in her latest book.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

From intimate gigs to the golden buzzer, comedian Kojo Anim shares his stories of Britain's Got Talent, family and the future ahead of his show at The Queen's Theatre.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

An X-Factor finalist is inviting Romford women of all ages, shapes and sizes to feature in her latest musical video for a "fierce feminist" song.


The new year is traditionally a time for couples to take advice on divorce with all the impact that separation can have on the family and its finances. It's always stressful, but there are ways of winding down the tension.

Act now and safeguard your four walls against a water infestation.

Business owner, Ken Rhodes is on hand to explain the simple steps you can take to avoid a hidden water leak which could result in damp walls, mould and worse.

Only 3pc of residential homes in England have an 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) according to their annual 'State of Care' report for 2018 and 2019.

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