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With more time on their hands to enjoy the lovely weather, residents have found the chance to appreciate the nature and wildlife around them.

Yesterday, 17:31

Plans for an 88-home development on the site of Romford Greyhound Stadium’s former overflow car park have been approved.

Yesterday, 15:00

A group of MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering — have called upon chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the self-employment income support scheme which is due to end this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:24

Tim Carter, owner of Long House Plants, thinks sitting in your garden, pondering what it could be, is a good lockdown activity.

Yesterday, 11:56

We’re inviting Havering parents and teachers to join a Zoom meeting with reporters to discuss any concerns, issues or challenges from the first week back at school.

Yesterday, 11:23

Four men from Barking, Dagenham and Romford have been summonsed to court to answer charges relating to a fight in Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 10:52

Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch has announced a call out to its audiences in east London and Essex to hear about their lockdown experiences. The answers will inspire a new project.

Yesterday, 09:48

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

Yesterday, 07:00

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.



With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

Yesterday, 17:19

At least five Premier League matches have been earmarked to be played at neutral venues by police if the competition resumes, plus any further games where Liverpool could win the title.

Yesterday, 17:15

The England and Wales Cricket Board has named a bumper 55-man training group ahead of what it hopes will be a busy international schedule, with a host of new and returning faces joining the core squad.

Yesterday, 15:00

Former Hornchurch captain Elliot Styles has revealed his own all-time XI from an 11-year stay at the club for whom he made 541 appearances.

Yesterday, 14:30

It seems hard to believe it is 100 years since Great Britain last won an Olympic heavyweight medal in the ring.

Yesterday, 13:17

League One and League Two clubs will have the chance to decide whether to curtail the season on June 8.

Yesterday, 13:00

Graham Burr has been playing for Rainham for 43 years, since 1977, and one of his earliest matches remains a vivid highlight.

Yesterday, 11:30

A football-loving 10-year-old has captured the nation’s attention during the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for nine charities as she aims to complete one ‘keepie-uppie’ for all of the nation’s 7.1 million key workers, including members of the NHS.

Yesterday, 11:00

The world of sport is slowly starting to come out of the lockdown imposed to tackle this tragic coronavirus pandemic and raise hopes of a return to some sort of normality.


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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A Hornchurch 10-year-old boy hopes to one day be as big as Martin Freeman after performing alongside the Hobbit actor in a new Sky comedy series.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

An all-singing and all-dancing extravaganza of a show that pays tribute to the musical film Moulin Rouge is coming to Hornchurch.


The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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