In June 2017, I spent a week at Archant East London. I contributed print articles for The Ilford Recorder and The Romford & Havering Post. My online work was for The Ilford Recorder and The Romford Recorder, I also spent time researching and getting information and pictures for regular features. 

Stunning ballet show coming to Ilford features scenes from Shakespeare to Dracula

Beautiful ballet interpretations from a classic Shakespearean love story, Dracula and The Nutcracker will be performed in one show coming to Ilford next month. Third year students from the Central School of Ballet are putting on theatre and dance from a variety of productions at The Kenneth More Theatre, in Oakfield Road, on July 1. Titled Ballet Central, the performance features a wide range of scenes, including from Liam Scarlett’s Indigo Children and a piece from award winning choreographer

Romford fundraiser gives football fans chance to win World Cup memorabilia signed by West Ham heroes

A charity fundraiser is offering the chance to win a photo and shirt signed by World Cup winning footballers Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters MBE. Marie Wilkinson, 64, of Marks Road, Romford is running a raffle outside Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford on Saturday, June 24. Marie volunteers for Veterans Aid, which supports ex-servicemen and women, providing accommodation, medical care and employment assistance. In the run up to the event, Marie and husband David, 70, will have a stall a

Haven House Children’s Hospice makes plea for volunteers during special week

People are being urged to help a children’s hospice raise cash to help support its work in providing care for terminally ill children. Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, supports many sick children from Havering. The charity made the plea to coincide with National Volunteering Week, which runs between Thursday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 7. But Haven House – which provides care for 650 children and has 350 volunteers a year - will extend the special week to Monday. Vol