A 65-year-old Romford man accused of beating 85-year-old Rosina (Rose) Coleman to death with a hammer appeared for a pre-trial hearing at The Old Bailey today (May 23).

Patients should be finding it easier to get a doctor’s appointment due the extended hours being offered by GPs working in the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group.

A dedicated room for terminally ill patients and their loved ones has officially opened at Queen’s Hospital in memory of a beloved grandfather.

Lemon drizzle, red velvet and carrot cake were some of the many options available to Gidea Park residents attending a special bake sale held in memory of a teenager who died suddenly of a suspected heart problem.

A Romford man charged with the murder of 85-year-old Rosina (Rose) Coleman appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 21.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, councillors and church leaders visited the home of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman who was found dead in her Romford home with serious injuries.

A 65-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Romford on suspicion of murdering 85-year-old Rosina Coleman in Ashmour Gardens.

Romford’s leading amateur thespians are set to stage one of William Shakespeare’s most famous comedies with a special twist this summer.

A father who lost his son to an undiagnosed heart condition returned to his son’s school to help deliver free heart screenings.

Havering singers were invited to join an all-male choir and experience the music and camaraderie at a special re-launch event.

A disabled Romford pensioner died after he was left in a bath with severe burns for six hours when a carer failed to check on him.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a Romford motorcyclist was left critically injured from a crash on the A12.

A 15-year-old student won Havering’s regional final of a public speaking competition with a captivating speech about facing your fears.

Proud volunteers of a Collier Row allotment society who share a love of gardening and growing their own vegetables held a special ceremony to open a new show room.

The regional professional premiere of a feel-good musical about three drag queens hoping to fulfil their dreams has received three London theatre award nominations.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way on Sunday, May 13.

Tens of thousands of diesel cars and vans are still clogging up Havering’s roads, despite drivers being encouraged to move away from them in favour of cleaner fuels.

An adventurous journey sailing around the world for 15 years in a self-made boat formed the inspiration for a Romford author’s new book.

A successful band who went from performing before small crowds in Romford and Upminster to performing before thousands, have returned with a new album and a refreshed line-up.

A Romford shopping centre is one of the first retailers in the world to launch technology that converts the footsteps of visitors into electrical energy and rewards.

More than 50 cyclists braved the wind and wet weather at a special bike ride fundraiser to support a hospital charity.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a 51-year-old man was left in a critical condition in Harold Hill.

Residents enjoyed a delicious meal at a special charity ball to raise funds for a five-year-old boy with a complex muscle wasting condition.

A Queen’s Hospital midwife inspired a Romford mum to re-train as a midwife after supporting her through the birth of her third child.

A Hornchurch theatre has received a special award for backing a small charity that supports families with autism.

A Romford drug dealer has been jailed for 29 years for the brutal stabbing of a father-of-two.

A mum who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, is set to walk 10 miles at the Pink Ribbon Walk to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

It’s not often that I leave the theatre after watching a show, thinking that I want to immediately see it again.

A firefighter who followed in his father and four uncles’ footsteps working for the London Fire Brigade, reflects on 31 years of putting out fires.

After opening their dealership in 1993, a car dealer is now celebrating 25 years of business in Romford.


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

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

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