Prof Ged Martin recounts the story of 'a Doctor of Divinity who lived in our vicinity'

Prof Ged Martin recalls a tragic clash between RAF pilots 80 years ago

In the fourth in our series of days out ideas, Prof Ged Martin reckons there's more to Canvey Island than candy floss

A Hornchurch historian is inviting residents to commemorate the 79th anniversary of a Second World War battle at a special exhibition.

In the third in our series on ideas for summer days out, historian Prof Ged Martin suggests an excursion to an atmospheric Thurrock village

In the second in our series of days out ideas for the summer, Prof Ged Martin looks at the background to England's 11th largest reservoir

A 93-year-old Second World War veteran from Upminster has had his memories of that fateful conflict preserved for posterity by taking part in a new online audio archive founded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

In the first of a series throughout the school holidays suggesting days out from Havering, Prof Ged Martin tells how Britain's longest pier kept vital supplies moving during the war

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

The Museum of London is hoping to buy a hoard of 453 Late Bronze Age items discovered at a gravel works in Rainham last year.

A special memorial service was held in Romford in honour of those who served in the Normandy Landings during the Second World War.

Novelist Michael Merry moved to Panama when he left school in 1959. He soon discovered it wasn't like Romford

A look back at stories of 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A memorial funded by the community was unveiled in a special ceremony at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park.

A hoard of Bronze Age treasures experts believe to be almost 3,000 years old has been discovered in Rainham, the Recorder can reveal.

A look back at the stories making the news in Havering 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A 16th century family called Pennant owned a long-gone estate in Hornchurch, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Before the London Borough of Havering, we had Hornchurch UDC, as Prof Ged Martin explains

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

A Royal Navy veteran from Upminster has shared his experiences of heading back to Normandy to take part in the official programme of memorial events to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Thomas Latham, owner of Langtons, was a Puritan but he wasn't against fun, as Prof Ged Martin explains

A look back at the stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

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

A 94-year-old armed forces veteran from Upminster who was in the first wave of the D-Day landings will stand alongside the Queen and American president Donald Trump on a Normandy beach today to mark 75 years since that fateful day.

A cancer specialist has shared the story of his family's 15-year battle to correct a serious medical miscarriage of justice and his early childhood in Romford in his memoir.

Hornchurch history groups are hosting a special two-day exhibition to mark 75 years since Allied troops invaded Normandy in the world's leargest seaborne invasion.

Prof Ged Martin explains the history of six cottages built for disabled ex-Royal Navy men

People with learning disabilities who are employed at a cafe were left "distressed" after another break-in.

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

The stories that made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

How did Hornchurch get its name? Prof Ged Martin tries to find out

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.

An exhibition remembering the role of women during various wars is coming to Hornchurch.

Prof Ged Martin looks back at the Eleven-Plus exam in Havering

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Was Alice Perrers as bad as she's been painted? Prof Ged Martin looks at the story of Edward III's mistress

Prof Ged Martin relates a strange episode from a Harold Wood farm a century ago

Prof Ged Martin tells the story of a controversial decision and a crime spree that ended horse-racing at Navestock.

When Lois Willoughby-Easter joined the police aged 19 she was one of the few female recruits. Sexism was rife, the beat meant being on your own without a radio, the job took you undercover in Soho strip clubs and police men and women had different roles.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

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

An exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Second World War's famous Great Escape breakout by 76 prisoners from a Luftwaffe-run camp is coming to Hornchurch.

Prof Ged Martin glimpses the forgotten world of homeless vagrants


Leaders are Readers is a specialist tuition centre that teaches children to read, write, learn maths and excel at English. They run Saturday, summer and winter schools for children aged 3 - 12.

As the dust settles from the back to school rush, year six pupils and their parents begin to look to the next year ahead and getting prepared for secondary school. Drapers' Academy is also preparing, kicking off with their school Open Evening for next year's Year 7's.

A series of fashion vlogs launched by The Mercury Shopping Centre reveal this year's autumn trends. Discover where you can go to update your wardrobe, and find out how it will cost less than you think.

With over 40 stores in the mall for you to choose from, Gemma Brooks, marketing liaison at The Mercury, helps you find the most popular looks and newest trends.

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