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Hospice staff and nurses made it their mission to make sure a poorly 89-year-old woman could go to her granddaughter’s wedding on time.

A church which has been standing for more than a thousand years, with plans to partly demolish the building so it can be modernised with new facilities, is campaigning to raise £650,000.

The belting voices of a choir with a twist gave it their all in a singing contest but fell at the final hurdle.

With Halloween just around the corner, our team of reporters opted to return to Havering’s one and only escape room and step into a live action horror movie.

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The explosion which ripped through a block of flats in January, leaving residents homeless and terrified, was caused by an exploding gas canister.

A headteacher has praised the government for taking a step in the “right direction”, by doubling sports funding in primary schools.

A legend in the world of Formula 1 took on a cycle challenge alongside a teenage cancer survivor in aid of a worthy cause.

A children’s charity wishes to welcome families once again to its annual Halloween fundraiser with a fancy dress twist.

An SOS reminder from Oldchurch Hospital to 250 doctors in Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster and Dagenham asked them to be even more selective about sending patients for X-ray examinations.

A sixth form college was delighted to officially open two new science labs, having made a successful bid to secure £100,000 to fund the project.

Hundreds of gym-goers, fitness fanatics and health enthusiasts gathered at a newly-refurbished leisure centre at the weekend, to mark its reopening.

A homeless charity that has been serving its community for the past six years with nowhere to call home, is asking residents for their views on a potential spot where it can settle down.

A 19th century classic thriller said to guarantee “shocks and screams” throughout, will be brought to life at Queen’s Theatre.

A charity celebrating its 60th anniversary tomorrow, is “absolutely gutted” after losing thousands of pounds in plane tickets, following the liquidation of Monarch Airlines.

A 47-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Rodney Parlour in Rainham.

A 46-year-old man, accused of torching a Ferrari parked in a drive in Emerson Park, is due in court.

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

Charities in the community will be teaming up for World Mental Health Day as part of a nationwide anti-stigma campaign.

A theatre in the heart of Hornchurch has formed a partnership with the National Theatre on a new initiative to get communities involved in the arts.

An appeal for anyone with a connection to the Titanic, the world’s most famous ship, to share their ancestors’ stories, is being made prior to an exhibition coming to the borough.

Following an appeal to trace a man in connection with the murder of Rodney Parlour, detectives have arrested a 47-year-old on suspicion of murder.

Before the lights were dimmed and the revolving house which would become our sole focus for the next couple of hours was revealed, I didn’t have a clue what to expect.

A multi-agency partnership has been able to work together during Safeguarding Week, focusing on how to look after the most vulnerable members of the community and raise awareness.

An annual charity run has once again proved a success as it raised hundreds of pounds for worthy causes in the community.

Romford’s MP is calling on more resources to be used in outer London boroughs, following a response on tackling crime in Havering from the Mayor of London.

A body was found in Rainham earlier today.

With the new school year just beginning, Havering Council wishes to remind parents to pay close attention to who their children are talking to, as child sexual exploitation can occur anywhere.

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on a proposal to build a new fitness complex.

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

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