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An aerosol can exploded like a “mini-bomb” at a house fire in Upminster last night.

Investigations into a possible “arson attack” are underway, after two cars and one van was alight in Hornchurch yesterday, (Sunday October 15).

In homage to her “role model” mum Ann, who died four years ago, a former hairdresser plucked up the courage to fulfil her dream of becoming a carer.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing teenager who frequents Romford Ilford and Chigwell.

Inspired by the support her grandad received when living with Alzheimer’s, a beautician retrained to become a carer for Radfield Home Care Havering.

An innovative scheme that enables carers to house adults that need support is being run in Havering.

A pair of hammer wielding “hooligans” chased a vulnerable mother as she drove home from work and smashed her car window – part of a spate of attacks in the area.

A carer went above and beyond her role when she saw that her 99-year-old client’s garden was overgrown and ants were spreading into her kitchen.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A man from Chadwell Heath has been publically named for drink driving.

A playground for big kids, tune chasers and beat boppers – We Are FSTVL in Upminster went off with a colourful bang over the bank holiday weekend.

Fulfilling a personal dream, and that of many pre-schoolers, I got to spend the morning at a fire station to check out their new engine.

Parents across the borough were manically refreshing their inboxes yesterday to find out which school their children will be attending in September and indeed for the next seven years of their lives.

Parents across the borough will be waking up this morning to find out which primary school their children have been placed at.

With rabbits hopping across their pens, lambs joyfully bleating and chicks looking extra fluffy and cute, a visit to the farm seems like the perfect spring activity.

After 30 years of searching for her foster family, a woman was stunned to be reunited with her foster siblings in less than two weeks, thanks to a Facebook group.

A confidential drug and alcohol service for children and their families has launched in Havering.

Commuters face long delays if they need to use the Central line this morning.

A male nurse who kissed a vulnerable 75-year-old dementia sufferer on the mouth and touched her breast has been suspended for six months.

With a revamp, refreshing drinks and a tasty menu, the Liberty Bell has blossomed into a prime eatery, says reporter Ellena Cruse.

Residents up and down the borough will be putting on their red noses, dressing up in costumes and doing silly things to raise money for Comic Relief.

I was never one of those little girls who daydreamed about getting married – I wasn’t adverse to it but was just more interested in learning to drive and finding the cure to frizz-prone hair, the latter proving to be an life-long mission.

With deadly combat skills and an aura oozing masculinity Ant Middleton is a dangerous combination to behold (and that is just from Google images).

There will be no train service between Romford and Upminster this weekend due to planned construction work.

A man from Romford has been fined for fishing illegally.

Reporters Beth Wyatt and Ellena Cruse joined Time FM’s Steve Allen for this week’s paper review.

House prices in the borough have rocketed by at least 48 per cent near Crossrail stations.

Police are urging people still to come forward with any information they have about a fatal hit and run.

Two Romford men have been jailed after they assaulted and threatened a man on his doorstep with an imitation handgun.

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