Firefighters and the RSPCA helped rescue a lucky black cat from a car engine in Elm Park.

Young people from Havering who have made a difference in their community attended a prestigious awards event in Hornchurch.

Pupils and staff at a Collier Row school celebrated the opening of new classrooms and a learning centre with a special ceremony.

Residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on plans to transform an area of Romford within the ring-road.

A bin has been placed outside of Romford Police Station for residents to anonymously hand in knives.

A historical novel detailing the lives of eight RAF pilots is being republished to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

A Pomeranian puppy has reportedly died after being kicked by a teenager in a Romford park.

A partnership scheme that aims to improve habitats for wildlife by restoring the River Rom is encouraging residents to get involved.

Residents gathered for a special Battle of Britain exhibition in Elm Park to mark the 78th anniversary of the battle during the Second World War.

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An Upminster mum has shared the “traumatic” experience of when her 15-month-old daughter had a serious infection to mark world sepsis day.

Havering residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on the council’s budget for the next four years.

Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez met with the Met commissioner to discuss crime in outer-London boroughs and the “fantastic news” that Hornchurch police station will remain open.

An emotional performance that tells the story of a boy’s journey through gender transition is coming to Hornchurch.

A Romford motorcyclist who died following a serious crash with another vehicle has been described as a “gentle giant” and family man.

Residents with diabetes in Havering will now have access to potentially life-changing technology free of charge.

A grieving mother honoured her daughter’s wishes by organising a fundraiser for Saint Francis Hospice in her memory.

Months of campaigning by the council has resulted in a “wonderful achievement” in the battle to keep Hornchurch police station open.

An event that hoped to put “ROM Skatepark back on the map” saw hundreds of bikers, skateboarders, artists and designers come together to remember the unique history of a Hornchurch skatepark.

Some of the biggest firms in their fields are set to attend a new careers fair in Romford to make sure that students in the borough have access to the best opportunities.

School children in Havering are invited to encourage road users to be Bike Smart in the tenth year of a Road Safety Banner Competition.

Emerging playwrights from Havering will be showcasing their work at the Queen’s Theatre this month.

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A Romford firefighter who enjoyed the challenges that came with his job is retiring after 31 years.

A new image has been released of a man who was jailed for rape and burglary in Hornchurch and Upminster 32 years ago as detectives urge for victims to come forward.

Firefighters are reminding people about the importance of having working smoke alarms after they alerted a man to a fire in his property in Collier Row.

Havering had the second highest proportion of clients at a debt charity with a payday loan debt at 10.4 per cent compared with the London average of 7.8pc.

Fans of the Bollywood classic Sholay are invited to discover a new play that features the popular adventure film at Queen’s Theatre.

A band that first met at an Upminster secondary school has gone on to perform with rock legends including Queens of the Stone Age and are now set to take their new album on tour.

An Upminster resident took part in a 214 mile bike ride over three days to support homeless people.


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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