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An adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities has been chosen as the new Mayor of Redbridge’s nominated charity of the year.

A brand new book ‘Essex County Cricket Club Memories’ has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Sunday, May 6, 2018

This week we spoke to Lawrence Segal who last week was in the paper after he was given the FA’s Order of Merit award after 50 years of selfless work establishing himself as a well-known volunteer across all levels of football in Essex.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

Romford Town Swimming Club’s David Ebanks is competing at his second Commonwealth Games – for the Cayman Islands.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Chike Kandi is enjoying the competition and pressure of being at the National League outfit.

The incredible life of the man who created one of the borough’s most popular historical events is explored by David Martin, of the Fairlop Heritage Group.

A Jewish congregation in Woodford Green donned their finest costumes in celebration of Purim.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still wants supporters to get behind the team and help them push on against strugglers Chester this weekend.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

Police have released images of property they believe was stolen in a spate burglaries across Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and London.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still is not panicking about slipping away from the National League promotion battle ahead of their clash with strugglers Solihull Moors this weekend.

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Top entrepreneurs from east London, Kent and Essex scooped awards at Archant’s annual Thames Gateway Business Awards tonight in Canary Wharf.

Business owners and entrepreneurs are set to descend on Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden tonight for the Thames Gateway Business Awards.

Endangered species will be bred in a new zoo in Hainault Forest County Park.

Before his new show comes to Queen’s Theatre, outspoken restaurant critic Jay Rayner spoke to 
Ralph Blackburn about the point of eating with your hands and the beauty of stinky cheeses.

A man who conspired to burgle dozens of homes across east London and Essex alongside his girlfriend has been jailed for six years.

Essex County Cricket Club stars Ravi Bopara and Syed Ashar Zaidi paid a special visit to Hainault & Clayhall Cricket Club.

Part of the cladding on the Orchard Estate – formerly the Broadmead – is being upgraded. Picture: KEN MEARS

A credit card fraudster has been jailed for two years for scamming small businesses out of £45,000 of bathroom tiles, washing machines and alloy wheels.

“The whole philosophy is about ability not disability. Kids come over the threshold and leave their disabilities at the front door.”

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