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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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

A retired teacher exercised her quiz skills when she took part in a challenging radio quiz competition.

A group of Hornchurch cyclists pedaled the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice.

A charity that provides counselling for bereaved children in Havering is appealing for businesses to support its fundraising efforts on its 30th anniversary.

Staff at a secondary school in Gidea Park were delighted when their school won six awards for improvements in education.

There's an increasing vulnerability among our older population, suffering from the effects of chronic loneliness and feeling like a burden to their families. Sean Watson, Howard Lodge care home's facilities manager discusses the benefits attending a day centre can give you and your loved ones.

Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of one of our main transport routes to and from the city

A man who helped a prisoner after he escaped from custody has been ordered to spend six months behind bars himself.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital last night after being hit by a car in Romford.

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

Police arrested 16 people following a series of dawn raids aimed at targeting cocaine dealers in Brentwood, Romford and Dagenham this morning.

The police are appealing for help to find a Hornchurch man who is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident.

Prof Ged Martin looks at the Reverend Ralph Josselin and his links with 17th century Cranham

Police officers called to reports of a burglary at a house in Romford instead discovered the property they had been called to was operating as a cannabis farm.

Prof Ged Martin looks at Havering as a tourist destination 200 years ago

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.

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