Havering Council has launched a new look for its waste collection trucks to encourage residents to reduce their waste.

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 47-year-old woman yesterday.

An 11-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition, who was unable to fulfil his bucket list dream of becoming a police officer for the day before he sadly died, has been honoured by the borough’s police.

The council has announced it will take over a community garden project, after turning down a proposal to turn it into a charity to help keep it running.

Plans to redevelop the home of a number of businesses, including a family restaurant which opened last month, into homes, and potentially other shops, restaurants and cafes, have been submitted.

The borough’s Liberal Democrats want to provide “a better deal for Havering” as the party launches its manifesto.

A gang rammed a van into a small family-run business, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Businesses in Romford could soon benefit from a scheme to revitalise the town centre’s economy, after councillors gave proposals the go ahead.

Tonight (Thursday) is the night to put your questions to party leaders and independent candidates running in the May 3 local government elections.

More than 100 years ago, 1,503 people died as the Titanic - the “unsinkable” ship - hit an iceberg and plummeted to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

It’s almost time to have A Little Less Conversation and get All Shook Up as an Elvis tribute act will once again be in the building.

A former Havering student was in shock after being named as best supporting actress at the Olivier Awards at the weekend.

One of the key messages from the borough’s residents’ associations is that “local people are best placed to represent the interests of the local community”, according to its manifesto.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with a series of robberies at Co-op stores in Essex.

There have been reports of a shooting this morning in Collier Row.

Next week, you can put your questions to party leaders and independent candidates running in the May 3 local government elections.

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

Families visiting a shopping centre certainly knew spring had arrived at the weekend as they got to cuddle up to some farm animals.

An independent party which formed last year has released its manifesto for the up and coming election.

Havering’s new members of Youth Parliament have been announced to represent young people’s interests in the borough following a record number of votes.

Havering Conservatives are promising to deliver low and stable council tax, invest at least £20m into the area’s roads and pavements and to protect the borough’s character, as part of the party’s election manifesto.

Shoppers have egg-ceeded expectations as many donated chocolate treats as part of a shopping centre’s Easter egg appeal.

Plans are in place to rebuild a block of flats this summer, after an explosion ripped through the building last year.

Before breaking up for the Easter holidays, a primary school was delighted to hold a one-day art exhibition.

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

Shop owners feel they are “under siege” after a spate of burglaries, leaving many concerned about their businesses.

The clinic which houses Havering’s RSPCA branch has closed until further notice because its building needs repairs.

Thousands of children in the borough were persistently absent from attending secondary schools last year, according to the latest government figures.

Cast and crew of a show which tells the true story of a heroic American pilot visited the his grave to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his death.


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.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

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