Residents are outraged at the decision to build new houses and apartments on their only communal green space where their children play.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A Holocaust survivor relives his journey more than 70 years on, recalling how he lost his identity at Auschwitz.

An exhibition will be held next week for a proposal to redevelop an industrial area.

On a mission to brighten up the town centre with a splash of colour and creativity, a community-minded team will soon welcome a world-renowned graffiti artist to leave his mark.

Havering’s property market has seen a “surge in interest” with house prices rising by nearly 20per cent, according to a buying agents.

A construction company is delighted to be chosen to take the lead in the development of a run-down industrial site.

The owner of a 14-year-old border collie is appealing for help in tracing a man whose dog viciously attacked her beloved pet, ripping its throat and tearing his ear off.

Beloved dogs and their owners enjoyed walking and mingling with other pets and dog lovers as they raised money for good causes.

A group of guides who have grown into “independent and king young women”, were delighted to receive a special award.

Thousands of football fans took a moment before the match to give a round of applause to a 25-year-old life-long West Ham fan who died in his sleep.

From dangerous car racing to rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour, a multi-agency initiative is tackling the town centre’s problems head on.

From competing in the 1976 winter Paralympics to setting up his own sports club and taking on a major role in London bidding for the 2012 Olympic games, one 66-year-old blind man has achieved more than most of us.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Four men who used a highly-dangerous explosive gas to break open cash machines and steal more than £300,000, have been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison today.

The first phase of a series of improvement works to prepare for the arrival of Crossrail at a station will begin on Sunday.

Construction work of a supermarket on the site of a former cinema has been given the green light.

Friends and family of a lifelong West Ham fan are campaigning for the club to hold a one minute applause in his memory during the next match, after he died unexpectedly in his sleep.

The first of this year’s acts set to perform at the Havering Show has been announced.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the early hours of the morning.

Concerned parents are clashing with a housing group over parking by a school which they say could lead to a fatal accident.

An 88-year-old woman was left devastated after scammers broke into her home and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery given to her by her late husband.

Looking to the future, three schools are proposing to form a multi-academy trust, in a bid to fall in line with government plans.

Emergency services have been alerted to a collision at Gallows Corner this morning.

A beloved children’s author was amazed when he visited a school, only to see everyone dressed up as one of his characters.

There are severe delays between Liverpool Street and Brentwood due to a faulty train at Ilford.

A 47-year-old man went on a “crime spree” after causing racial aggravation, assaulting a police officer and throwing a brick through the window of a busy Indian restaurant, a court heard.

An MP is calling for more action to be taken against crime in the south of the borough, after being sent letters by hundreds of residents who have experienced it first hand.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Women everywhere have been celebrating what makes them different and standing up for equality this week as part of International Women’s Day.

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