A church in Gidea Park had some special guests and was packed to the rafters as it celebrated its 80th birthday at the weekend.
Council leader Roger Ramsey writes about the upcoming Havering Show
Linda Taylor from Girlguiding Gidea Park writes about the girls' recent activities
Angela Hutton from 3rd Gidea Park Scouts writes about their 80th birthday celebrations
A man who ran 370 marathons in a year helped a secondary school celebrate their sporting successes.
You've seen cinemas of the rooftop, drive-in and hot tub variety - now a scout group has come up with a new way to watch your favourite film.
The 5th Gidea Park Brownies started the year with a visit to the pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, at the Queens Theatre.
A GP fondled two patients while treating them for erectile dysfunction, a court heard today.
A handgun, 5kg of cocaine and £100,000 in cash were found in an Upminster home.
When Laura Davies looks upon her seven-year-old daughter Katie, she sees a vivacious young girl with a zest for life.
Angela Hutton writes about the Yuletide fun had at the 3rd Gidea Park Scout group
Lynda Taylor from the Gidea Park guides and brownies rounds up recent and upcoming events
Stormtroopers usually need no defending when under the command of Star Wars villain Darth Vader.
Angela Hutton writes about the Scout's summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town
A competition to find the prettiest, cleverest and even scruffiest dogs took place at the weekend.
It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but a robotic arm is helping give a 90 year old stroke victim a new lease of life.
Angela Hutton, from Third Gidea Park Scouts, reports on the club's recent activities
A cake sale has raised almost £1,500 in memory of a tragic teenager who died suddenly last year of a suspected heart problem.
Family and friends of a teenager who died suddenly of a suspected undiagnosed heart problem are raising money for a cardiac charity in the girl's memory.
Have you heard any horror stories about double glazed windows?
We've all been there, calling our local surgery in the morning, hoping we might be able to secure a same day doctor's appointment.
Instagrammers and baby-boomers are setting a trend for the "Hollywood smile" as a pain-free dental procedure attracts people to south Essex from all over the UK and beyond.
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