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These are the Havering roads to miss next week if you don’t want to risk delays.

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences.

Hornchurch East guides, young leaders and leaders have been presented with awards.

A doctor’s practice has been rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission - after a period in which it was in special measures following a previous rating of Inadequate.

Most people work hard and give their time to help others without expecting more reward than their monthly pay or the satisfaction that they are making a difference.

Havering Council is reminding all parents and carers in the borough to apply now for their child’s 2018 reception school place, even if their brother or sister is already attending their desired school choice.

A year after Queen’s Hospital staff ensured she could go home for Christmas, Kate Baker returned as Santa’s little helper at Queen’s

A man was apparently shot in the back in Hornchurch in the early hours today.

I hope you all had a good Christmas - as usual, after all that planning, it’s over in the blink of an eye.

Welcome to the Romford Recorder’s Christmas Claws competition, with cute photos of your pets dressed in their finest festive outfits.

Join In: Big food and drink quiz

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

OK, you’ve probably eaten and drunk too much and you may be suffering for it today.

Fancy yourself as something of an aficionado of Christmas TV?

Here at the Recorder we’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit by interviewing Santa at the Mercury Mall and filming children singing carols.

Staff and clients at recruitment company Adecco Romford have collected gifts and toys for children in need this Christmas.

Snowy scenes in Havering

Sunday, December 10, 2017

With snow continuing to fall across Havering today, Sunday, December 10, families have been out playing in the parks and photographers have been busy capturing the snowy scenes for posterity.

In the beautiful romantic city of Paris, Prince Friedrich is turned into a hideous beast by a wicked witch. Can Cupid work his magic and find a great beauty for him to fall in love with to break the terrible curse?

The revelation this week that plans to downgrade the A&E department at King George Hospital in neighbouring Redbridge have been halted is great news for Havering residents who were concerned about the impact on Queen’s.

The closure last week of Romford Greyhound Stadium for failing an unspecified fire safety test was always going to cause some consternation among race-goers.

Gallery: Hornchurch Christmas lights switched on

Monday, November 20, 2017

The countdown to Christmas officially began in Hornchurch at the weekend as the tree was put up and the lights were switched on.

Havering has thrown its hat into the ring for the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture initiative and residents can play a part.

“It’s important to be here today because this day only happens once a year and we must remember all the people who died for us” - the words of nine-year-old cub scout Maya Patel at Harold Hill’s Remembrance Day service.

A 16-year-old boy from Romford and a 17 year-old boy from Dagenham who were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following an incident outside the Lakeside shopping centre on Friday have been released under investigation.

This weekend is the chance for all of us to pay tribute to the servicemen and women who serve our country, keep us safe and sometimes have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Havering always plays its part with pride and the borough has a large number of Remembrance services on Sunday.

Police are appealing for help to find a teenage girl who is missing from Hornchurch.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager from Romford who was last seen in Dagenham.

This story might make you heave, but the shocking pictures of rivers of human waste flooding the car park outside retirement homes should outrage us.

Four men have been arrested this evening, Sunday, October 29, following a large gathering of motorcyclists reported in Havering.

Domestic violence is a scourge that affects the whole country but seems to be a particular problem in Havering.

Three weeks after police closed the investigation into the explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch, saying “the exact cause of the fire cannot be ascertained” and no one would be held accountable, Swan Housing Association announces it was caused by a gas canister.

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