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Yesterday, 20:00

With England cricketers Down Under for the Ashes, Prof Ged Martin looks at Havering’s historic links with Australia

Yesterday, 15:30

The festive season is officially upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a few Christmas songs.

Yesterday, 15:00

Havering Council is encouraging residents to make use of its safety pop-up shop in the Mercury Mall this month.

Yesterday, 13:00

Life expectancy for men in Havering is falling, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics.

Yesterday, 12:38

GPs in Havering will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive.

This week’s news from Ofsted, that Havering’s secondary schools are the second worst performing in London, will be an unwelcome surprise to many – much as it was to me.

Yesterday, 11:00

With the next chapter in the Star Wars series being released in cinemas today, Friday, December 15, it is the perfect time to celebrate with a one-off sci-fi event.

Sport

56 minutes ago

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

08:21

Romford-based Judd Trump believes Stephen Maguire lost his head during their quarter-final match at the Dafabet Scottish Open on Friday night.

03:42

Gunners legend Bob Wilson has hailed the work of The Arsenal Foundation in an interview with the Islington Gazette ahead of the annual tradition where players and staff – including boss Arsene Wenger – contribute a day’s wages to the cause.

Yesterday, 18:30

West Ham have taken the first small step in their battle to drag themselves away from the bottom of the Premier League, according to manager David Moyes.

Yesterday, 17:00

Romford manager Paul Martin is not panicking about his side’s position but will continue to keep building on his squad during the festive period.

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers suffered shock first-round loss against Worthing last season and will want to avoid a similar result at Bulls

Yesterday, 15:00

Hornchurch will be looking to continue pulling away at the top of the Bostik North table as they face strugglers Cheshunt this weekend.

Yesterday, 14:00

St Mary’s Lane club play final game of calendar year this weekend

Yesterday, 13:30

Lisa Wilson spoke of her late son Tom’s decision to donate his organs this week as health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a new opt-out plan in England, writes Lee Power.

Entertainment

Tue, 14:30

Cranham is a treasure trove for locally produced food, or so a chef-to-the-stars has discovered.

Tue, 12:30

The winner of ITV2’s Love Island is asking Havering clubbers to ‘give a kid a quid’ this Christmas.

Friday, December 8, 2017

In the beautiful romantic city of Paris, Prince Friedrich is turned into a hideous beast by a wicked witch. Can Cupid work his magic and find a great beauty for him to fall in love with to break the terrible curse?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Havering students can freely apply to showcase their filmmaking talents at an international independent film festival which returns to the borough next year.

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Hornchurch schoolboy has reached the final round of a regional singing competition.

Friday, December 1, 2017

A pantomime production of Beauty and the Beast opened at Queen’s Theatre this week.

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Christmas treat for all the family to enjoy is set to transform one of the borough’s best beloved heritage sites this December.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An American singing sensation who has six gold records and a platinum album to his name is kicking off his UK tour in Hornchurch next year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An amateur painter with a penchant for “bleak” scenes has seen off competition from professional artists to reach the semi-final of a television contest.

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