A shop in Upminster was robbed by two men with a 15-inch knife and a hammer.


A number of egg-citing events are set to take place in Romford town centre over the Easter weekend.

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has cancelled a planned strike for next Wednesday.


School engagement programmes and start-up training centres are some of the commitments a major development company has made, alongside a contract to create more than 3,000 new homes in Havering.


A man accused of stabbing a 28-year-old drug addict to death, told the Old Bailey yesterday, Monday, March 19, there was no money in killing someone, and it was “crazy” to think he would commit such a crime days after his release from jail.

Yesterday, 17:00

Sea cadets were welcomed to celebrate the 80th birthday of the HMS Belfast with a special anniversary weekend.

Yesterday, 15:00

An English teacher who has dreamed of becoming a writer since she was a child, has released her first novel, centred around love, friendship and parenting.

Yesterday, 13:00

Great English landscape designer Humphry Repton died 200 years ago this week. Local historian Georgina Green looks at his life and connections to the area

Yesterday, 10:00

An 83-year-old Rainham man who lost his wife after she contracted cancer from washing his work overalls, has secured a six-figure payout thanks to his solicitor.



Raiders defenceman Julian Smith was delighted to help see off Bracknell in the first round of the National League play-offs at the weekend.

Yesterday, 17:00

Havering rivals had been due to meet on Saturday, but game fell foul of weather for second time this month

Yesterday, 16:55

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Chike Kandi is enjoying the competition and pressure of being at the National League outfit.

Yesterday, 16:00

Estate agent Gary Singh won chance to manage Essex club in fundraising friendly against Premier League side Hammers

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Raiders completed home-and-away wins over Bracknell in front of a packed Romford crowd to book their place in the semi-finals of the National League play-offs.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alastair Cook admits it is a daily struggle to conquer the self-doubts which can constrain even his all-time record run-scoring habits.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Raiders will bring a slender lead back to Romford’s Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre for the second leg of their play-off with Bracknell after a topsy-turvy battle in Berkshire on Saturday.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady has issued a public apology for the club’s problems on and off the pitch and said the board takes full responsbility for the Hammers’ predicament.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former Birmingham City youngster has become a regular fixture in starting XI for Daggers in recent weeks


Yesterday, 15:00

An English teacher who has dreamed of becoming a writer since she was a child, has released her first novel, centred around love, friendship and parenting.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Legendary drum ‘n’ bass artist Andy C is looking forward to returning to where his musical career began in Havering for this year’s We Are FSTVL.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Passion and class clash in a modern adaptation of a classic French play.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

While watching three generations of women on stage tell their story, I couldn’t help but think how timely the opening of Queen’s Theatre’s production of Kindertransport is for International Womens’ Day and Mother’s Day.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A big band hope to swing their audiences back to the 1940s with a special matinee show full of vintage swing hits.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

An impressionist will be performing three episodes from a classic British sitcom in Romford next month.

Monday, March 5, 2018

A number one selling opera trio are bringing their new show to Hornchurch.

Friday, March 2, 2018

A musical show about remembering the very best of the 1940s presents a special treat for grandmothers this Mother’s Day.

Monday, February 26, 2018

A moving play about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past is coming to Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre next month.

Romford Pictures


Fed up with haggling on people’s drives over a used car, only to find out later it’s on its last legs?

Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

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