Youngsters at one Havering Primary School have found a novel way to improve their literacy – reading to a retired greyhound.

A raging fire at a scrap yard, which could be seen from across Havering, was brought under control at 5.52am on Saturday.

A recently-formed health watchdog is looking for volunteers to keep an eye on local services in Havering.

James McAvoy, the star of Danny Boyle’s new movie Trance, succinctly summed the director up when he said: “Danny has an advantage over us mere mortals in that he has a nuclear station in his belly fuelling him 24/7.”

Sanders Draper School, Hornchurch, held an open morning recently.

A Hornchurch school celebrated Black History Month to its fullest.

A Brentwood photographer has donated a selection of pictures to help boost funds for a hospice.

A walk aiming to raise money for a charity that helps troops will end its final leg in Brentwood when the event takes place next month.

An elderly woman is believed to have stolen an eight-year-old boy’s puppy, weeks after it had been given as a birthday present.

A piece of copper roofing has been stolen from a listed Hornchurch medical centre for the third time, causing upset and anger among staff and users.

The touching story of Hornchurch schoolchildren writing to Japanese earthquake victims has sparked an elderly man’s moving tale of wartime compassion spanning more than 100 years.

Ever felt like getting a response from the council was a bit like banging your head against a brick wall? Well spare a thought for Rainham resident Jacqui Brewster who doesn’t even have a wall to take her frustration out on.

A national search is underway to track down the family of a brave Second World War bomb disposal expert from Hornchurch.

The tables were turned on a traffic warden this week when he was snapped parking in a keep clear zone.

»Desperate older people in Romford who are thousands of pounds in debt are increasingly turning to equity release as a way of staying afloat, it has been revealed.

Havering has one of the lowest numbers of children excluded from schools for physical violence and abuse against adults in London.

Hero firefighters return home

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Essex firefighters who went to New Zealand to help with earthquake rescue efforts returned to Brentwood on Tuesday to speak about their harrowing experience.

A STREET dance group from Rainham could be crowned the UK’s hottest dance act in an online vote.

Harold Wood man is Radio 1 magic

Saturday, December 25, 2010

CHRISTMAS will be a really magical day for one Harold Wood man set to wow audiences on national radio.


Friday, October 8, 2010

A ROMFORD town-centre bar was granted a seven day 2am licence after the owners’ barrister accused Havering Police of improper conduct.


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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