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Residents have been disappointed to see how the tree is looking, Picture: Lewis Green.

Aggrieved residents have called on the council to do more for their area after the town centre’s Christmas tree was snapped lopsided and without half its lights.

52 minutes ago
Dawn Spendlove-Fairie and son Nathan, 19, grand daughter Maddie, six, and grandson Ryan, 10 in his wheelchair, in their cramped room.

A grandmother fears for the safety of her disabled grandson after being forced to move into a hostel.

12:26
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A teenager has denied killing doorman Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death outside his home.

11:39
Orchard Village, Rainham

Exasperated residents have launched a legal challenge against a housing association, which they claim has repeatedly failed to provide effective repairs on their estate for more than a year.

09:32
Havering Mind choir records its Christmas song 'One day nearer'  Credit: helloDAVID TV & Promotions

It’s one day nearer to Christmas, and service users at a mental health charity are celebrating the festive season with a song.

07:00
Police stock photo. Picture: PA/ Joe Giddens

A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”.

11:00
Dan Evans, who was awarded Buiness Person of the Year at the Havering Awards, has launched a new network to support young professionals

A network to help young professionals in the borough make the connections they need to shape their carer was launched last night.

09:17
Traffic queuing on the A13

Two lanes on the A13 Canning Town flyover are closed eastbound and the westbound route is reduced to one lane after an oil spill causes severe delays.

Yesterday, 16:50
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the assault

Police have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train.

Sport

14:00
Romford boss Paul Martin looks on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Wroxham visit for Ryman North relegation six-pointer

13:00
Action from the derby between Old Cooperians and Romford & Gidea Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Coops hope to get back on winning trail against promotion rivals

12:00
Hornchurch skipper Elliot Styles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Urchins defender backs squad to fire in absence of forward George Purcell

11:46
Jon Cook of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

The club will meet with the British Speedway Promoters Association to discuss terms

11:00
Romford's Dan Garner celebrates his first win as a professional in the Algarve

New pro golfer wins in Portugal

10:00
Havering's women go into a huddle before play (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Women edged out in East League clash

09:30
Topgolf is offering special coaching packages this winter (pic Topgolf)

Venue offering seasonal packages to keep golfers in the swing

09:00
Action from Romford's clash with Harlow (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hockey men and women earn full points

Entertainment

Wed, 10:28
Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Gary Edwards presenting Dancing With The Stars All Access in America.

“At the end of the day it’s what the BBC wants,” said a top dancer who is in the running to become Strictly’s new judge when Len Goodman retires from the show.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Baxter Willoughby

Budding young actor Baxter Willoughby is due to play a young Prince in a documentary next year.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Coral Jeffery and her new book Up the Road, Down the Line in front of Rainham War Memorial

An amateur historian, who has spent her life helping to preserve her neighbourhood, looks back at the stories of the last century, which shaped her community.

Friday, November 4, 2016
The Jive Aces

A swing band is returning to the streets where they started busking more than 25 years ago as part of a campaign to warn people about the dangers of drugs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Queen's Theatre Partners in Crime production shots

Intrigue, romance and plenty of 1920s glamour are just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Theatre’s latest offering.

Monday, October 24, 2016
File photo dated 31/12/15 of fireworks as a call to restrict the use of fireworks to certain times of the year is due to be debated in Parliament.

Fireworks will be lighting up Havering’s skies next week – and we’ve rounded up some of the best events on offer in the borough this Guy Fawkes Night.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The girls on a saturday night out. Picture Mark Sepple.

Had enough of the Brexit debate, gorillas and 2016 in general?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Martina Cole at the Liberty shopping centre in Romford promoting The Good Life in 2014.

One of the UK’s best-loved crime writers will delight fans by signing copies of her new novel at a shopping centre on Saturday.

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