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Upminster’s men got back to winning ways after the Christmas break in East League Division One with a 3-2 success over Harleston Magpies.

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has described their clash against Burgess Hill Town as a big game as they look to start climbing up the Bostik Premier Division table, writes Jacob Ranson.

A barber who was spent 45 years cutting hair in the borough has decided its time to close up shop and retire.

The billboard was put up by pre-Remain group Led By Donkeys and is one of a number of posters that has appeared across the UK in the last week.

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal feels London is becoming a hub for American sports ahead of his side’s clash with New York Knicks this weekend.

New York Knicks stars Mario Hezonja, Kevin Knox, Tim Hardaway Jr, Frank Ntilikina, Chasson Randle, and head coach David Fizdale are excited about playing in London this evening.

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky believes the NBA 2019 UK match against the New York Knicks at London’s O2 Arena will be an ‘unknown’.

Income from parking charges have risen by more than 300per cent in the past four years, while slashing spending on roads by 2.6pc, figures reveal.

New York Knicks center Luke Kornet is excited to have the opportunity of playing in the NBA UK match this week.

Trains are being cancelled or disrupted on the c2c network as a result of a broken rail.

Catching a train in Victorian Romford – Prof Ged Martin discovers a novel serialised in an Australian newspaper 150 years ago

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

As many as 530 children were living with domestic abuse in Havering last year.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Time to lace up your running shoes, and get pounding the pavements as for the first time in 25 years there will be a half marathon in Havering.

Havering 90 Joggers had 57 members out at parkruns with members running worldwide including in Florida, Singapor, and locals runs such as Barking, Brentwood, Harrow Lodge, Raphaels and Walthamstow parkruns, and a couple further afield in Lincoln and Pymmes.

Havering has been ranked in the top 20 of London boroughs with the highest number of people injured in bus incidents.

A company which specialises in improving environments has announced a £500,000 dredging campaign aiming to improve an area alongside the river Thames in Rainham.

Cricket: Pete Williams

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Upminster and Hornchurch Cricket Clubs were saddened to hear of the recent passing of former member Pete ‘Pee Wee’ Williiams.

A former Recorder reporter will be taking on this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

The London Two North East returns on Saturday after a three-week break for Christmas

Ninety-eight per cent of vehicle crime in Havering has gone unsolved over the past three years.

Havering’s entry to London’s New Year’s Day Parade, based around how welcoming and diverse the borough is, was named the second best in the capital and scooped a cash prize of £9,000.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the first six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the second half of 2018.

A regional premiere by an acclaimed Romford playwright and the landmark revival of an epic British musical are two of the many exciting performances Queen’s Theatre has in store for Hornchurch in 2019.

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