A “surrogate father” who raped and sexually abused a teenage boy has been convicted.

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

Today Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed a packed House of Commons to deliver his first, and final spring budget.

A young man who was stabbed to death days before his 22nd birthday has been formally identified.

A woman has been charged with plotting a string of residential burglaries.

Five men charged with the murder of 33-year-old Raja Ali will stand trial at the Old Bailey next year following a hearing earlier today.

A sea of Santas advanced to spread some ho-ho-hope over the festive season.

A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion.

Two teenagers have been charged after a man was allegedly threatened with a firearm.

A teenage boy could require specialist facial treatment after he and his brother were beaten up at a bus stop.

Detectives are asking for help in tracing a moped from a double stabbing that left a 27-year-old man dead.

Firefighters await the mayor of London’s final decision after plans to keep pumps were backed by City Hall.

Scores of santas gave the gift of silliness as they took to the streets to raise more than £22,000 for charity.

Songsmith Billy Bragg was among the local stars to bridge two boroughs as he unveiled a sculpture in his image.


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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