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Figures from NHS Digital show that in Havering at least 25 victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.

In the year before June 2016, the month of the referendum, 2,240 people registered, 610 more than in the latest period.

Romford Film Festival’s second annual event proved to be a hit at Premiere Cinema with a sell out awards ceremony on Monday.

Hornchurch Country Park turns back the clock on Saturday, June 2 when it hosts a Military History Day.

What’s happening in Havering this half-term?

Havering’s environmental distributor has received £4 million worth of funding for projects across the borough.

The second Romford Film Festival will officially open and showcase the best independently made films at Premiere Cinema in Romford this Thursday, May 24.

High blood pressure affects thousands more patients in Havering than it did eight years ago, as experts warn it may be the tip of the iceberg.

Anyone with an ear to the ground for the local music scene may have heard some chatter about a new band.

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Havering have soared over the past three years.

The scale of the risks for people in Havering, where 61 per cent are overweight or obese, has been underlined by figures from the NHS.

Parents in Havering were struck by fines totalling more than £100,000 for failing to ensure their children attended school in 2016/17, according to figures from the Department for Education.

Fewer EU citizens are registering for national insurance numbers in Havering than before the Brexit vote, the latest figures reveal.

Up to 80 Havering firefighters and eight fire engines ran an emergency training exercise in Rainham last week, along with ambulance and police support.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep fit and stay healthy – but almost one-in-three people in Havering don’t manage a 10-minute walk once a week, according to new data from the Department for Transport.

Street lamps are something we now take for granted but Richard Loveard looks at how they have changed over the past 200 years.

A new season of Comedy and Curry opens at Queen’s Theatre this week.

When I first read about the conviction of Rush Green woman Maria Kelly for shoplifting in 1893, it seemed an amusing episode of brass-necked pilfering.

More than 1,400 pupils from year six classes have been learning to protect themselves from knife crime, drugs, and other potential dangers.

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in a bloodthirsty 30-second attack on a Romford traveller who had his hand virtually chopped off.

A criminal gang caught with bundles of illicit cash made from selling alcohol illegally has been jailed for a total of 19 years.

A Collier Row woman who tried to save on her household bills by foraging for mushrooms in Epping Forest has paid a high price for the dinner table delicacy she never even got to eat.

A prisoner who kicked a custody officer and caused the brain haemorrhage that led to her death, has been detained at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital indefinitely.

A doctor was found guilty yesterday (Thursday) of indecently assaulting a teenage girl and three women during unnecessary clinical examinations.

A gang of robbers who targeted cash-carrying vans were jailed for more than 20 years on Monday.

Snooker star Steve Davis rose to fame in the 1980s and has been lauded one of the best players the game has ever produced.

A Collier Row man who was part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade has been jailed for 24 years.

Many hunt for an exciting way to get fit and tone up that doesn’t involve a treadmill or heavy weights. Well, I’ve found it – body combat.

The return of a family fun day proved great success bringing smiles, laughter and heaps of joy to Harold Hill last weekend.

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