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Sunday, May 7, 2017

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

New lifts due to be installed at a train station will be “life-changing” for one family.

Harold Wood is looking to make sure that 2015 is another memorable year for the club.

An earth science student wants to raise money to help light up lives in Africa.

A 16th birthday party turned to horror at the weekend when a man was stabbed in the back and attacked with a bottle outside the venue.

A teacher whose “dangerous” dog Bambi was seized by police has won her court battle for his return and called for the introduction of behaviour-based laws.

Who needs Winter Wonderland when you can take your children along to Straight Road in Harold Hill this Christmas to see £4,000 worth of lights?

A Harold Hill mother still waiting for justice for her murdered son has launched a campaign to save lives by putting knife bins on Havering’s streets.

Santa has taken an unorthodox approach to his PR campaign and enlisted the help of some local government councillors.

Immigration, Facebook and class war were hotly debated in an episode of the BBC’s flagship debating programme from Harold Hill last night.

Tom Clarke from the Harold Wood Cricket Club writes about their recent trip to Mallorca.

A pet owner was literally left in the dark when attempting to tell police her beloved cat had been shot with a pellet gun.

The kindness of strangers has been “absolutely amazing” for cancer sufferer Carly Lovett and her family who are relying on the “miracle” drug Avastin to prolong her life.

The driver of the double decker bus that crashed into a family’s home has been suspended pending an investigation.

The decision to allow Jason Da Costa his freedom came the same day that MPs voted in favour of a new law to increase sentences for knife possession.

He regularly captures the natural world in flight, but it’s Alec Hickman’s interest in photography that is really taking off.

A teen who raped a girl with Down’s Syndrome in a dark alleyway was jailed for eight years today.

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