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Five teenagers who formed a carjacking cartel and burgled 49 homes across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham have been jailed for a combined total of 20 years and four months.

Havering is ranked 11th worst in the country for falling short of its government target for building new homes, according to the latest government figures.

A knife-wielding thug who carried out a string of violent robberies in Havering and a burglary in Ilford is due to be sentenced today (August 17).

Callous theives sprayed a man with a noxious substance during a Hornchurch robbery before striking a second victim in their getaway car as they fled the scene.

Firefighters have been called to reports of an acid attack in Hornchurch.

A 28-year-old Rainham gunrunner and drug smuggler for a London cartel has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.

One in three people in Havering does not do enough exercise, according to the NHS Active Lives Survey. So reporter Aaron Walawalkar and some Recorder colleagues tried out Zorb football to show one fun way to get active.

A 24-year-old man from Hornchurch has died after being hit by a train at Goodmayes Station.

A man is in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a train in Goodmayes Station this morning (July 31).

Greater Anglia and TfL Rail services from Shenfield to Liverpool Street are running a delayed service after a man was struck by a train at Goodmayes Station.

A Hornchurch landlord will have to fork out more than £7,000 for running an illegal house of multiple occupancy (HMO) in Seven Kings.

Firefighters battled a blaze at an Ardleigh Green home last night (July 17).

Health campaigners and politicians have visited 10 Downing Street to call on the prime minister to increase the supply of critical care beds at two east London hospitals.

Havering’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

A blaze has ripped through the loft of an Upminster bungalow.

Traffic is mounting on the A127 following a crash between a car and a lorry carrying giant metal rods this morning (July 2).

Police have re-issued an appeal for the public’s help to trace a man wanted in connection with an assault that saw a mini-cab driver’s nose partially bitten off.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a Harold Wood car crash in which one person was hospitalised.

A woman was treated for shock and a man for smoke inhalation following a bungalow fire in Gidea Park

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

A Romford man who confronted a schoolboy in a Chadwell Heath public toilet and forced him to engage in a sexual act has been convicted of his crimes.

Firefighters helped pry loose a woman whose arm became trapped under her car seat as she searched for her keys.

Havering is the seventh least pet-friendly borough in the capital when it comes to renting a home, it has been revealed.

A fire tore through the rooves of two Collier Row homes last night.

Eleven animals have been rescued by fire fighters in the borough since the start of the year - more than throughout the whole of last year - it has been revealed.

Five eateries and one shop in Havering have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Havering’s hospital trust.

A man has been arrested after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in Romford.

A black cab was flipped onto its side after colliding with a car on the A13 in Wennington this morning (Thursday).

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man in his 70s of £800 in Harold Hill.

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