Visitors to a popular park have been warned to be on their guard after a poisonous snake bit a woman enjoying a picnic this week.

A paedophile from Hornchurch who pleaded guilty to 95 counts of possessing indecent images of children is set to be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court later today.

A community oriented cricket club is facing having to cancel its annual summer fun day after travellers set up camp on its pitch.

A group of travellers that had settled in a public park have been moved on by Havering Council in less than 24 hours.

An altruistic staff member at Queen’s Hospital raised more than £5,000 for charity by organising his own golf day.

Residents who have become used to Upminster Windmill’s headless look are in for another surprise as scaffolding has now gone up around the entire building.

A teenage girl has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an off duty police officer at a station during the Monday evening rush hour.

A crackdown across the capital has seen more than 2,700 people charged with possessing a knife in the past year as police officers hope to stamp out stabbings.

A broken down train at Ilford is causing severe delays for commuters from Stratford to Romford.

Today is set to become the hottest June day in more than 40 years, prompting a nationwide health warning to be issued for a severe heatwave.

An Ilford pharmacist who stole almost £5,000 worth of prescription drugs from pharmacies in Havering and Dagenham, which he then sold on the street, has been jailed.

A 23-year-old Romford man has been jailed for his role in kidnapping and assaulting a teenager, demanding £10,000 from him and stealing two cars.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

A man has been sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for causing £73,000 of criminal damage to trains and railways across London.

Seven people have died and more than 40 are injured following an attack on London Bridge last night that police are treating as a terrorist incident.

A cigarette lighter that was accidentally ignited by the mechanism of a reclinable chair caused a fire at a block of flats for elderly people earlier this morning.

Two men, both in their 20s, were stabbed in two separate attacks just a few minutes apart late last night.

A person has been hit by a train at Ilford station this afternoon, with trains cancelled earlier as emergency services responded to the incident.

A man has been arrested after running from and assaulting police officers who pulled over a car in a busy residential road last night.

Liverpool are last visitors to London Stadium this season

West Ham boss gives striker his backing

On this week’s East London News Review podcast editor Lindsay Jones and reporter Matt Clemenson join Time FM’s Steve Allen to talk otters, housing and the Grand National.

Three men from Romford have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 19-year-old in Redbridge during a raid in the early hours of this morning.

An adolescent mental health unit that treats Havering teenagers has been rated good three months after reopening in the wake of a negative inspection last year.

The A13 out of London was closed for more than an hour this morning following a collision between four vehicles.

Editor Lorraine King and reporter Matt Clemenson joined Time FM’s Steve Allen to review last week’s biggest stories on Friday.

Essex county police are appealing for information to find a 17-year-old with links to Woodford and Romford who has been missing for three weeks.

Last week, the Recorder received a behind-the-scenes tour of the borough’s A&E department in Queen’s Hospital.

Reporters Hayley Anderson and Matthew Clemenson joined Time FM’s Steve Allen for this week’s paper review to discuss the Hornchurch explosion and the week’s other stories.

There is heavy traffic on the A12 this morning as a result of a car crash earlier.

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