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Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Havering’s residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

A man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Network Rail services have returned to normal after the 10-day shutdown over the festive period for improvement works.

A 23-year-old man from Romford who was caught drink-driving has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

A popular Romford nightime hotspot has suddenly closed but owners say it will reopen as a family friendly venue.

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

A pupil at a secondary school in Havering was so traumatised after she was assaulted by fellow students that she immediately left the school.

A teenager who pulled out a crowbar in a popular shopping centre on his way to school told the court that the incident began because a boy was “staring” at him.

Havering Council seized vehicles which were running on red diesel and “stolen” waste containers in a joint operation against organised fly-tippers in Upminster.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital’s deputy chief operation officer has urged residents to access health services wisely this year.

Havering residents could be among the first in the country to get their hands on a 26-30 railcard but only if they live in certain parts of the borough.

A man from Collier Row has been charged following an investigation into the alleged misuse of electronic tags used to monitor criminals.

A person has died after being hit by a train at Shenfield station just after half ten this morning.

A formerly “inadequate” adolescent mental health unit for Havering teenagers that temporarily closed 18 months ago has just been rated “outstanding” by health inspectors.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at an industrial estate in Rainham this morning after a warehouse generator caught fire.

Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. Here are some of the best places to enjoy Guy Fawkes fun and see the skies light up.

Four men responsible for kidnapping a man and assaulting him have been jailed for a total of more than 35 years.

Two men from Collier Row are set to be sentenced today for their role in a gang which threatened a man with rape and violence before assaulting him.

A severely underweight dog that came into the care of Dogs Trust has been adopted by a gardener from Romford.

The borough’s hospital trust is facing criticism over a proposal to transfer its sterilisation unit 40 miles away.

New figures reveal that 18 people in Havering have died waiting for a transplant in the last ten years.

TfL Rail services may be delayed or amended between London Liverpool Street and Goodmayes this morning.

An allotments 100th birthday celebration grew to be a great success this weekend.

Commuters should expect delays and cancellations to services until the end of the day.

Residents are being sought to help with a heritage project to document life within Harold Wood Hospital.

A police officer serving in the borough has been struck off after lying to protect his brother after a car crash.

A 45-year-old man from Newbury Park accused of arson will appear in court todayafter a Ferrari parked on a drive was left “burnt out”.

A doctor has been charged with 118 sexual offences including one assault on a child aged under 13.

Due to a trespass incident between Chadwell Heath and Romford, all lines are curently blocked.

Veteran midwife Sheila Baldwin has helped plenty of babies into world but she is retiring from the NHS after 30 years of service.

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