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.

There are only three weeks left to apply for the Havering Business Awards and celebrate your staff, customers and success.

Free meals were handed out at The Brewery, Romford, at the weekend.

A new midwifery unit has been unveiled offering flexible antenatal and other maternity appointments.

Despite the frustrations when your laptop freezes just before deadline or your phone runs out of battery just when you want to make a call, technology on the whole is making our lives easier.

Havering Museum’s popular Variety Club has secured the backing of one of Romford’s top accountancy practices for a second year.

The experience of pensioner Brian Holland-Jones in which he feared a £50,000 fine through no fault of his own, will ring alarm bells for many homeowners.

Detectives are appealing for help from the public to trace a man wanted on suspicion of murder after a body was found at a flat in Rainham on Monday.

Tube strike cancelled

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A planned strike by London Underground drivers which would have crippled Tube services on Thursday has been called off after progress was made during talks.

Actions speak louder than words and while most of us were still sleeping in our beds on Saturday morning, September 30, more than 100 Scouts and supporters let their legs do the talking when they set off on a 15 and a half mile walk around Romford District.

In late January, Hornchurch was rocked by an explosion which destroyed flats and left people homeless.

Only a few years ago people were complaining about the growing numbers of CCTV cameras and the impact that could have on civil liberties.

Popular ukulele band D’Ukes are bringing their show back to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch with the added bonus of a beginners ukulele workshop before the performance.

A weekly meeting for older West Ham fans is looking for new members.

A man from Romford has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Stanford-le-Hope.

Saint Francis Hospice’s biggest and most successful car show to date raised more than £18,500.

Drapers’ Brookside Junior School staff and pupils are this week celebrating the release of a glowing Ofsted report.

We are clearly in the grip of a new emergence of violent crime – acid attacks.

Two scout groups joined together for a week of adventure in the Lake District.

Whether or not you agree with the UK’s military involvement in other countries, we can all understand the pain of a family who lose a child.

Dance music singer-songwriter Angie Brown was the featured vocalist on Bizarre Inc hits I’m Gonna Get You and Took My Love in the 1990s. She has sung backing vocals for The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, The Stereophonics and Fat Boy Slim plus many others.

A new Co-op supermarket is to open in Hornchurch next month.

A police officer who conspired with his brother to frame a colleague by accusing her of taking drugs has been jailed.

As young people opened their A-level results last Thursday there was the inevitable mix of emotions. Many were pleased and secured the grades they needed to study at the university they wanted.

Police in Havering are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing 43-year-old woman from Rainham.

As young people open their AS and A-level results, Childline is offering support to those worried about their results.

More good news on the health front this week as the hospital trust has another milestone to celebrate.

Havering Council has appointed a new development chief to lead on its ambitious regeneration plans for the borough.

A new challenge to help residents waste less food and save themselves money has been launched.

The fantastic news about the success of little Nathan Box’s brain operation should warm everyone’s heart.

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