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A man has been jailed for 16 years for a knife attack on a vulnerable victim.

Cartoon superhero Captain Romford is returning to save Havering from an alien invasion, 20 years after his escapades were printed in the Recorder on a weekly basis.

Hornchurch Cricket Club have been mourning the passing of one of the true greats in their history, after the sad death of Pete Edwards, aged 89.

A man has been jailed for 21 months after breaking a woman’s jaw in “an unexpected and unprovoked” attack in South Ockendon.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with drink driving following a car crash with an ambulance in Romford.

A Romford handyman has admitted bludgeoning an 85-year-old widow to death with a hammer.

The road will be closed today so police can carry out forensic examinations.

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

Oliver Simmonds was ten when his father, the Reverend Frederick Simmonds, was appointed Romford’s Congregational Church minister in 1908.

A Romford motorcyclist who died following a serious crash with another vehicle has been described as a “gentle giant” and family man.

Around 40 firefighters spent more than 90 minutes tackling a fire at an Upminster farm on Sunday afternoon.

A 20-year-old from Chadwell Heath has been charged with perverting the course of justice by detectives investigating the death of Jordan Douherty, who was stabbed to death in Collier Row in June.

Four women have been arrested after a man was assaulted at Leicester Square tube station shortly early yesterday (Sunday).

A Romford man has pleaded guilty to carrying out an aggravated burglary in Colchester.

The motorist crashed his Nissan Navara in a ditch before carrying on driving.

A 21-year-old drug dealer who pressured other defendants not to “snitch” after an addict was stabbed to death at a block of flats in Harold Hill has been convicted of murder.

Romford Boxing Club held their annual Refuse to Lose show for the third successive year on Saturday in memory of the late Daren Howe.

A woman whose vision has always been a challenge due to her eyes not being fully formed when she was born prematurely, has received successful treatment from new laser eye surgery.

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