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With a passion for justice, the community, and giving the vulnerable a voice, three friends have joined together to launch an independent political party for Harold Hill.

Visitors to the cafe at RSPB Rainham Marshes can be sure that fresh food is on the menu after the venue received special recognition.

Indian Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, but for many it is less a time of joy and more a period of remembrance.

Headteacher Kim O’Neill has said she is “absolutely thrilled” with the GCSE results obtained by pupils.

The Albany school is celebrating after pupils superseded expectations and gained high achieving marks in their GCSEs.

An exhibition of art inspired by the beauty of a community forest has been unveiled.

A resident has had his request for fees to be deducted from a council workers’ wage packet, after the authority failed to pay a debt, turned down.

A statue honouring the memory of a soldier killed in action has been stolen by vandals.

A two-year-old child who went missing from a library was found safe thanks to the efforts of staff, customers and the police.

A woman has become the first homeowner in the UK to sell their property following a live-streaming viewing on Facebook Live.

The trial of a former Havering Council worker accused of historical child sex offences has been halted.

A mum-of-two who spent seven hours battling the elements with her children to climb a mountain, is now set to tackle three peaks.

A smash hit Broadway and West End hit musical which features some of the most iconic rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time is set to grace Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, next month.

A woman has been subjected to a terrifying robbery in broad daylight.

A councillor is worried that community services will come under pressure following a proposal to build more than a thousand homes per year.

A Havering Sixth Form student whose illness forced her to miss a significant part of her course has met with A-level success.

Pupils at the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls were left “shocked and overwhelmed” after receiving their A-level results this morning.

Headteacher Kim O’Neill said she was “so proud” of her students after more than a quarter achieved A and A* A-level grades.

Children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with growing demand for support leading councils to overspend on their budgets.

“At last the people of the Hill will have a voice,” said a woman who together with two friends has formed a new independent party.

A 34-year-old woman has transformed her life by losing more than 6st, is now running a half marathon to raise money for charity.

A man who has accused a former council worker of sexually assaulting him as a young boy, has previously been convicted of downloading indecent images of children, a court heard.

A 66-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a young boy in the cubicles of Hornchurch Baths in the late 1970s, a court heard.

A construction firm has corrected an error which led to wheelchair users being unable to access a community centre’s disabled entrance.

Cancer patients across the borough are benefiting from a new machine designed to make their treatment more comfortable.

A touch of glitz and glamour was brought to a race course last week, when a group of women gathered to celebrate a special occasion.

Audiences will be transported to the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties when a top dance orchestra swings into town.

Scottish rock band Big Country, who created hits that climbed the eighties charts both in the UK and America, is set to wow audiences in Havering once again.

A man has lost four stone after seeing a photo of himself on Boxing Day at his heaviest weight of 16st 6.5lbs.

A council tax dodger has paid up after being jailed for owing more than £9,000 in council tax.

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