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An annual charity cake sale held in memory of a teenager, raised thousands of pounds for the cause.

A community project is looking for people to share their stories about various Havering landscapes and join some inspiring walks across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and Brentwood.

Residents are invited to take part in various events in Havering to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

A headteacher of a school that will scrap music from its curriculum says the decision was made with "much sadness" as they had been unsuccessful in recruiting a new music teacher.

It has been revealed that music will no longer be taught at a school from September 2019.

Fortunately these days few railway workers suffer serious injuries, but there was a time when they were quite common. Prof Ged Martin recounts one such tale.

Romford Police detectives are appealing for the public's help tracking down a man wanted for a catalogue of thuggish offences - including making threats to kill.

Residents are invited to work off their Easter eggs by joining a charity bike ride to raise funds for King George and Queen's Hospital's charity.

Residents campaigning against knife crime recovered a machete from a Rainham park and are set to receive a community hero award for their work trying to reduce knife crime.

Family and friends of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest are raising money for a cardiac charity in her memory.

An enthusiastic Gidea Park 11-year-old is ready to pursue her dreams of stardom after being cast in a touring musical.

A Harold Hill man has been jailed for a total of two years and three months after he admitted taking part in a string of burglaries across Essex.

Two teenagers from Upminster and Woodford Green have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after reports expensive coats were being targeted in Brentwood.

An eight-months old baby has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

An eclectic mix of comedy and drama exploring contemporary themes and history is coming to Hornchurch.

Hundreds tested their knowledge at an annual quiz co-hosted by a snooker champion to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

A secondary school in Gidea Park celebrated its first Good Ofsted rating since becoming an academy and joining the Success for All Education Trust.

Celebrations were in full flow at the Queen's Theatre with the opening of a stylish new bar.

Prof Ged Martin follows two young women on their three-wheelers across Havering

Staff at a community venue are in training for this year's Brentwood Half Marathon to raise money for its projects helping to discover and nurture talent.

A thug from Harold Hill who forced his way into a woman's Brentwood home and tied her up while he ransacked it has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Free-from and plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people choosing to enjoy this lifestyle for the health benefits rather than medical requirements.

Hoping to raise awareness of this growing movement is Gemma Brooks, who is organising the Free From, Vegan and Allergy Show at The Mercury in Romford on Saturday March 9.

A group of nurses who all started their training at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford 50 years ago were reunited last week for the first time in decades.

A postcard from a Dutch woman to her ill father at Harold Wood hospital will now be returned to the Netherlands after it took 43 years to arrive to its address.

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