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New figures show that brazen thieves targeted shopping centres after Havering recorded more than 1,000 shoplifting cases last year.

The proposal to close Hornchurch job centre is another example of “putting profit before people”, according to Rainham’s MP.

A mum-of-three received the fright of her life after a humongous tree was brought down by Storm Doris - just yards from her kitchen window.

Plans to expand a popular dance festival have been shunned after “serious concerns” were raised about drug use and crime levels.

Animal rights campaigners have made a desperate plea to Romford’s MP in a bid to spell the end to wild animals in UK circuses.

Officers are searching for a teenager after a 26-year-old woman was punched on a busy bus in Romford.

Storm Doris has already taken effect in the borough after winds brought down a massive tree in a busy road.

Leading figures in Havering have set out big aspirations by vowing to build 30,000 new homes and bring 18,000 new jobs to the borough by 2035.

A teenager has been arrested after an under 16s football match turned ugly and resulted in two teenagers and a man being squirted in the face with a “noxious substance”.

After apologising for the lack of recycling bags available last week - the council now says supplies have been replenished.

Emergency services were called to Romford station after an off-duty officer was attacked.

The Mayor of London has been lambasted for his pre-election pledge of “zero strikes” as commuters face more delays this morning due to another Tube strike.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell has welcomed the latest figures showing employment across the UK reaching its highest rate since records began.

A 28-year-old man is believed to have been bottled after a fight broke out at a Romford club.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has urged people to check their smoke alarms after it revealed five out of seven fatal fires since the turn of the year had no working smoke alarms fitted in their homes.

In a year that has seen the borough plagued with fly-tip after fly-tip, residents now get the chance to have their questions answered.

Council officers have targeted a busy stretch of road in a bid to reduce the number of incidents at an accident blackspot.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic lived up to his ‘Super Slav’ nickname after giving a young Hammers fan a day he will never forget.

Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a ‘health emergency’, according to health leaders.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after officers pulled over a lorry transporting Ferraris.

The owners of a popular pub for football fans have agreed to pay £8,200 after action by the Premier League.

Concerns about underage drinking, “freely available” drugs and high amounts of crime have been highlighted as organisers of a popular-dance festival await a decision on increasing ticket allocation by 5,000.

The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts.

A remorseless sex attacker who fled the country during a trial has finally been jailed for carrying out a string of sexual offences on a vulnerable 18-year-old.

As unions announce another Central line tube strike, rail passengers in Romford are expected to feel the squeeze.

A charitable 27-year-old is putting his body through the pain barrier and walking 450 miles in a bid to raise £100,000 for twins’ life-changing procedures.

A buyback offer for residents who have suffered from a litany of problems at a troubled housing estate is “still not good enough”.

Inspectors have heaped praise on a junior school after a recent visit uncovered the strong progress pupils were making.

Rail users’ anger has sparked an MP into asking questions about a much-used service in the borough.

Two headteachers have spoken of their excitement as their schools embark on a new journey.

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