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Sue Spong is one of Saint Francis Hospice’s Family Support Services and is marking her 60th birthday by running her 17th London marathon.

It may have started off as a joke, but Danny Stokes is in full training mode for the London Marathon and all set for race day.

Andy Brownlie has been training six days a week for his first marathon, egged on by the fact that as a boy he watched his father complete the world famous race not once but twice.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

A Hornchurch headteacher, alongside a number of students and other staff members, briefly turned into a firefighter yesterday afternoon (April 19) when she helped put out a fire in the back garden of a nearby house.

Havering Council was just one successful appeal away from losing its ability to reject major planning applications, a shocking new report has revealed.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police have been left scratching their heads after a runaway goat disappeared from a residential road in Cranham without a trace.

A new Indian restaurant which has taken over a former pawn shop in Hornchurch will find out next week if it is allowed to sell alcohol.

Tesco’s Gallows Corner store has reopened after being forced to close this morning (Thursday, April 19) after travellers moved into the store’s car park overnight.

Part of a Hornchurch street was closed briefly last night (Wednesday, April 18) after police and the London Fire Brigade were called to reports of a suspicious package.

Police officers broke up a fight between a group of young men in Romford town centre after witnesses reported seeing some of them carrying knives.

Talented staff at Havering’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

The London Fire Brigade have evacuated 150 people from a number of buildings in Hornchurch after a strong chemical smell was caused by chemicals falling off a shelf in an abandoned science lab.

The NHS trust responsible for Havering’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

Sanders School has appointed a deputy head of an Outstanding school in Newham as its new headteacher.

A Hornchurch labourer who brazenly dumped a box of building site waste in a bush next to the pavement has been handed a £200 fine and ordered to pay £550 towards clean up costs.

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