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Havering’s Fire Cadets celebrated a year of picking up valuable life skills and learning what it takes to be a firefighter at a special pass-out parade ceremony.

A group of travellers have returned to set up camp in the Gallows Corner Tesco car park.

A young Rainham pupil raised more than £300 for a charity that supports children and adults living with cancer and other illnesses.

A Rainham resident was shocked to discover her mobility car stolen from her driveway despite several stickers indicating that the car is for a wheelchair user.

Police are looking for a man who is believed to have been driving a stolen vehicle which collided with a stationary lorry in Romford.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas joined residents in opposing a third planning application to build homes on a contested area of land in Rainham.

An Upminster golf club transported themselves back to the 1920s for a day to celebrate 90 years of playing golf.

A 13-year-old from Elm Park sang his heart out in the third episode of a blind singing audition and secured himself a place in the battle round.

A third planning application has been submitted to build on a Rainham open space despite a campaign by residents for the area to be protected by village green status.

Police are appealing for any information concerning a Romford man who has been reported missing.

With an early summer following the July heatwave here are some of the activities families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

Several of Brookside Theatre’s favourite tribute artists are set to rock the stage this August in The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll showdown.

A Hornchurch charity that cares for children with special needs is inviting the public to join their last Tasty Treats fundraising event this summer.

Police were called after an air rifle was believed to have been fired at an address in Harold Hill.

A Hornchurch resident went out of her way to ensure that her guests could also enjoy her special day celebrating her 100th birthday.

Pupils at an Upminster primary school sang in support of England ahead of their next World Cup game against Croatia.

Following incidents of violent behaviour after England’s last World Cup game a Hornchurch pub is calling on their customers to reflect the players’ efforts on the pitch by enjoying themselves responsibly.

Members of a Harold Hill twirling troupe showed their support for England with a special modified routine that incorporated the St George flag.

Firefighters tackled a large grass fire in Rainham this afternoon.

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a man attempted to abduct a six-year-old child from his mother in Elm Park.

With more than 8,000 babies delivered each year midwives at Havering’s hospital Trust are endeavouring to ensure that mothers in the borough make the most out of their specialist services.

A Harold Hill primary school was recognised for the outstanding behaviour and welfare of their pupils in a recent visit by Ofsted inspectors.

A special charity golf day raised an impressive £20,000 for care services for the elderly at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way.

A man has been charged with arson following a fire in a block of flats in Gidea Park.

Proposals to build eight new houses next to a Gidea Park pub have been submitted to Havering Council.

Firefighters who have responded to a number of garden fires and grass fires in the borough are asking residents to take extra precautions during the summer heatwave.

Staff at a Hornchurch leisure centre raised more than £1,700 from a special bike ride challenge in memory of a former workmate.

A family fun day that has raised £150,000 since it was established in 2014, continued to prove popular with Romford shoppers on Saturday, June 30.

A Romford business was inspired to raise awareness about a kidney care support charity after the daughter of one of its workers was diagnosed with a rare and incurable kidney disease.

A popular jive and swing band who were semi-finalists on Britain’s Got Talent entertained Romford shoppers as part of their anti-drugs campaign.

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