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Editor's comment: Enjoy the sun at this year's Havering Show

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 August 2019

Havering Show 2019. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Show 2019. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

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

And after last year's Sunday washout, this year we can expect a real scorcher.

At the time of writing, the Met Office is predicting 27 degrees for Sunday and 28 for Monday. Which means pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head down to the show for a chilled out couple of days of music, entertainment and fun for all ages.

Remember, this year for the first time there is an admission charge - £3 in advance, £4 on the gate.

But for that you'll get live music performances by the likes of Aswad, Alison Limerick and Toploader, as well as a host of local bands. There'll be lip-sync battles hosted by Time 107.5FM, wrestling bouts, sports coaching and a mini farm where young children can meet the animals.

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There will also be displays of military vehicles and classic cars.

And with the heatwave temperatures, make sure you take a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. There will be water refill points around the showground in Harrow Lodge Park.

On Thursday, students across Havering received their GCSE results and I'd like to congratulate them for all their hard work.

The Exam Results Helpline, delivered by the National Careers Service, is available to provide additional support to students (and their parents).

Callers to the helpline will have direct access to experienced careers advisers who can advise on all the different options available to them including A-levels, GCSEs, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational options. The helpline will be available on 0800 100 900 from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.

And parents whose child is staying on in education are urged to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) so that Child Benefit doesn't stop. Teens taking approved courses are eligible for the benefit, worth up to £20.70 a week, but should tell HMRC before August 31.

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