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Cllr Clarence Barrett will be running the London Marathon in April to raise moeny for First Step

Campaigners in drive to save Upminster Mini-Golf Course

A campaign to save a “run down” mini-golf course will launch next month after residents clubbed together in support of the attraction.

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The Met's sexual offences team is investigating. Picture: Dave Thompson

Woman, 27, reports rape in Harold Hill

A 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped in Harold Hill in the early hours of Friday.

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Estate agents boards in London. Picture: Press Association

Expert in Hornchurch urges residential landlords to check their taxes

Residential landlords are being warned to check that they are paying the right taxes on their properties following the announcement that the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plan to recover unpaid money.

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Hammer's legend Alvin Martin at the shop with owner Susan Turner

Hammers footballing legend makes appearance at new Hornchurch tanning salon

A brand new tanning salon welcomed a footballing legend and potential customers to check out the new premises before officially opening to the public.

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Glenn Poole outside the school hall struck by lightning

Lighting strikes South Hornchurch school packed with football students

Lightning struck a school hall packed with 45 children in a day of storms that also saw an elderly couple escape a bolt that penetrated their bedroom.

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Ian and Ruth Stokes, with 2 year-old daughter Daisy.

Romford tattoo shop to donate takings to stillbirth charity Sands

A tattoo shop is due to donate a day’s takings to charity after its manager’s baby was stillborn.

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Dr Aggarwal will be on the panel for the Havering Community Questions

Improvements to NHS blood service to be discussed with Havering patients

NHS blood services will be under the microscope at a series of engagement events to allow residents to offer their opinions.

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Police have launched an appeal after two women were allegedly assaulted outside a nightclub

Sick thieves target Havering women, 88 and 90, in distraction thefts

Sick thieves stole cash from a 90-year-old Romford woman’s bedroom on Saturday in a disturbing distraction theft.

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Man rushed to Queen’s Hospital after quad bike crash

A man riding a quad bike was rushed to hospital and is in a “critical but stable condition” after he hit a telegraph pole and received serious head injuries yesterday.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford train Station.

Greater Anglia and Network Rail ‘genuinely sorry’ for summer disruptions as action plan announced

Under-pressure train bosses have apologised to customers and vowed to take “urgent action” to improve the much maligned service.

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The three men will face trial after being accused of murdering the teenager

Harold Hill man denies murder after teen stabbed to death

Three men accused of stabbing a teenager to death in a suspected gang fight denied murder on Friday.

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Violet Dorkings with research nurse Karen Dunne

‘Robot arm’ helps Gidea Park stroke victim regain movement at Queen’s

It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but a robotic arm is helping give a 90 year old stroke victim a new lease of life.

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Domestic abuse. Picture: Shutterstock

How to solve the growing problem of domestic violence in Havering

Domestic abuse is prevalent in Havering with the number of cases being reported to police by both men and women rising faster than most other London boroughs.

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Maureen Wooderson hands the money to Roger Moore, volunteer at Hornchurch Cancer Research

Great-grandmother donates caravanning cash in honour of cancer-suffering granddaughter

A great-grandmother who won a charity raffle from her caravan club has donated the cash in honour of her cancer-stricken granddaughter.

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General view of the internet search engine Google

Thousands of Havering residents targeted by internet hackers

More than 70,000 Havering residents have had their personal details stolen and put up for sale on the “dark web” by criminals.

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Ingrebourne Hill. Picture: Roger Jones

Jon Cruddas MP criticises Havering’s ‘spate of poor decisions’ spurring ‘dumping ground’ fears

MP Jon Cruddas has criticised a “spate of poor decisions” by Havering Council which have made residents fear that the south of the borough is to become central London’s “dumping ground”.

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Tracy Quiqley (left) and Dr Ian Quiqley, 49.

Hornchurch GP to switch surgery for Himalayan mountains to treat trekkers

A doctor has decided to ditch the comforts of his Romford surgery to treat trekkers in the Himalayan mountains.

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Sooty (left) and Richard Cadell, 45. Picture: Queen's Theatre

Sooty and Sweep to take stage at Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch

A mischievous yellow bear is due to take to the stage and delight audiences with a brand of British children’s slapstick comedy.

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Margaret Spenceley, 62, got 4 numbers in the lottery on Wednesday night. She won £15. Those that got 3 numbers won £25.

Brentwood woman cursing luck after ‘ridiculous’ Lotto draw

Getting four numbers on the lottery would normally be a cause for celebration.

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Pamela the ewe. Picture: Jess Roche

Ewe and goat thought to be stolen from Brentwood animal sanctuary

Rising rural crime figures have seen a sheep and goat stolen from an animal sanctuary, it is claimed.

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The former Old Church Hospital site will not be ready for up to two years

Update: Year delay to Romford’s first free school announced just weeks before opening

The opening of Romford’s first free school - due in three weeks - has been delayed by a year leaving the desperate parents of more than 40 children scrambling for places.

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Lightning struck two homes

South Hornchurch couple narrowly avoid being struck by lightning

An elderly couple avoided being struck by lightning when it punched through their roof and went straight into their bedroom, a firefighter said.

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The former Old Church Hospital site will not be ready for up to two years

Romford free school opening postponed: More than 40 students face uncertain September

More than 40 children do not know where they will go to school in September after Romford’s first free school today postponed its opening.

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12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Travellers leave King George’s Playing Fields in Romford

The travellers who unlawfully moved onto King George’s Playing Fields yesterday have left, Havering Council confirmed today.

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The pair were fined for selling alcohol to underage drinkers. Picture: PA

Pair handed court bill of £2,000 for underage alcohol sale

Two off-licence workers won’t be getting a round in anytime soon after being fined for selling alcohol to underage people.

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Pupils at Coopers Company and Coborn jumping for joy at their excellent results.

Havering A-level results revealed

Teachers, parents and students alike were crossing their fingers yesterday (Thurs) as they eagerly awaited A-level results, but which schools came on top this year?

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Fey Popoola, 18, was relieved when she found out her A-level results.

Havering Sixth Form College student’s three straight As confirms place at Princeton University

Sixth form students were ripping open their envelopes yesterday (Thu) to find out how their A-level results would affect their future, with one teen delighted to learn she will be travelling across the pond to study.

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Ellie Austin (pic: Metropolitan Police)

Romford girl missing for month and a half found safe and well

A 14-year-old Romford girl who had been missing for a month and a half has been found safe and well.

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Cllr Jeff 'controversial' Tucker

Havering’s Cllr ‘Controversial’ talks ‘utter nonsense’ about single mums in drugs comparison

A drugs minister and a parent charity have slammed claims by a controversial Havering councillor that easing drug laws would see people become users to get help – just like single mothers with social housing.

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The former Old Church Hospital site will not be ready for up to two years

Uncertainty surrounds future of Romford’s first free school

As thousands of students celebrate their A-level results, the parents of more than 100 children set to start at Romford’s first free school face an uncertain future.

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Lightning has damaged two properties in Rainham this afternoon

Lightning damages two houses in Rainham

Two houses were struck by lightning this afternoon as stormclouds gathered in the area.

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Ms McMurray

Views sought on Havering service offering alternative to A&E

A care programme that provides specialist medical treatment in people’s homes and has received glowing recommendations from patients has launched a consultation into its future.

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Reginald Outridge helped defeate Nazism

Rise Park woman on law change crusade after WW2 veteran dad spends life savings on care

The daughter of a Second World War veteran is on a crusade to change laws that have seen him spend his life savings on end-of-life care.

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12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Travellers move into Romford for second time in a week

Travellers have arrived on an open space in Romford less than a week after they were evicted from an area just under two miles away.

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Two men charged with false imprisonment in connection with festival death

A duo was charged yesterday with false imprisonment and kidnapping in connection with the death of a Brownstock festival goer last year,

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Havering A-levels 2014: Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School

The head teacher at Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School in Upminster has paid tribute to its “magnificently committed” staff after A-level results were published today.

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A-level students at Campion School

Havering A-levels 2014: The Campion School

Staff and students alike are celebrating their fantastic A-level results that they received this morning at The Campion School, in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch.

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Pupils at Coopers Company and Coborn jumping for joy at their excellent results.

Havering A-levels 2014: Coopers’ Company and Coborn School

Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, were overjoyed to see their overall A-level results increase from last year.

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Guaravin hospital following the crash. Picture: Guarav Aggarwal

Policeman off work after London Road, Romford, bike crash

A 33-year-old police officer will not patrol the streets for the next three weeks after he was hospitalised in a bike crash.

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Pc Dave Bunn is aiming to stamp out theft of petrol from filling stations

Officer’s cunning plan to prevent Havering fuel theft

A police officer has proposed a cunning plan to stop the growing crime of number plate and petrol theft in Havering.

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Lightning struck two homes

South Hornchurch couple narrowly avoid being struck by lightning

An elderly couple avoided being struck by lightning when it punched through their roof and went straight into their bedroom, a firefighter said.

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Committee member John Foxen talks about his group’s love of music.

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Ron Arnold has been awarded a French honour called the Legion D'Honneur which is rarely bestowed upon non-French nationals.

Romford D-Day veteran awarded Legion d’Honneur

A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.

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