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Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Havering Council’s leader has called for the borough’s residents to benefit from discounted journeys through the proposed Lower Thames Crossing - warning the council may withdraw its support for the project if not.

The new leisure centre in Hornchurch will be named Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, it has been revealed.

Fresh concerns have been raised over an investigation into claims that Havering’s boundary change proposals were corrupted.

Train operator c2c has introduced an exemption badge to support passengers who are unable to wear face coverings.

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Havering Council is to spend millions of pounds on buying properties at a planned Rainham housing development following the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

Two people have been injured after a collision involving a bus in Rush Green.

Part of Romford town centre is closed after a man fell from a height.

An ex-Tory councillor has challenged Havering’s council leader to a live debate over gerrymandering allegations.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

A couple have marked 70 years of marriage with a special platinum wedding celebration.

A Romford shopping centre is hosting a number of superhero themed activities for children in the school holidays.


Tue, 12:00

Birthdays are often a time to reflect; both on years passed, and all those still to come.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Romford Film Festival is back – one of the first to take place physically since the coronavirus crisis began.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Recorder caught up with Belgravia footman, Jack Shalloo, who we managed to drag away from season three of Ozark to tell us about his experience working on the period drama… and of the benefits of being ginger.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Gidea Park’s Natasha Sealy shares her whirlwind experience on MasterChef and her culinary plans for post-lockdown.

Friday, March 20, 2020

A collective of mixed media artists will soon be displaying work inspired by a well-known rock n’ roll artist in Hornchurch.

Friday, March 20, 2020

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Romford Film Festival kicks off from May 6. Over six days they’ll show 120 films and offer audiences the chance to meet with the filmmakers and producers.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.



Simon Harmer bagged his 18th first-class five-wicket haul for Essex as the hosts helped themselves to a healthy first innings lead over Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.


Feroze Khushi suggested Essex’s production line is in no danger of slowing down as the academy product celebrated his maiden first-class half-century on an even opening day against Surrey.

Fri, 14:30

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he and Ding Junhui have struck the perfect life balance and the Chinese player is ‘driving his own’ car ahead of their World Snooker Championship clash.

Fri, 13:00

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon insists his side must keep going to remain in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Gooch Division title race.

Fri, 12:33

Arsenal Women will start their 2020-21 Women’s Super League campaign with a home game against Reading at Meadow Park.

Fri, 11:00

Brentwood captain Aaron West was delighted to remain top of the Premier League after his side made it three consecutive wins to start the season.

Fri, 10:42

Dagenham & Redbridge are delighted to announce the signing of striker Paul McCallum on a three-year-deal from National League rivals Solihull Moors.

Fri, 10:00

Rainham captain Jon O’Neill was pleased to see his side bounce back from a narrow loss at Newham to beat Barking by six runs in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Tier Two Westley division.

Fri, 09:00

Upminster captain Alan Ison is looking forward to coming up against former team-mates Frankie Hazel and Will Chuter when they take on Gidea Park & Romford this weekend.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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