Reports relating to as many as 18 brothels have been made to Havering Police in the past year, new figures show.

As fireworks light up the skies above Havering, firefighters have walked out in a strike that has been described as putting “people’s lives at risk”.

Havering firework displays

Yesterday, 17:45
Enjoy firework displays being held across the borough.

Get into the bonfire spirit with firework nights across the borough.

A 28-year-old woman spent five hours trapped in her bathroom after the door’s lock failed to open.

The Queen's Theatre has launched a video asking people to support the venue in saying no to cuts being made to their funding.

Queen’s Theatre has released a video plea to its supporters to help it make Havering Council reconsider a proposed funding cut of £200,000.

Children put on a scary face in a Halloween party

Ghosts, ghouls, vampires and witches are prowling the streets of Havering - luckily these little demons were on the hunt for sweets and chocolate rather than human prey.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Picture: Katie Collins/PA

7.20am: Minor delays on the District Line due to an earlier signal failure.

The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

Crime & Court

Reports relating to as many as 18 brothels have been made to Havering Police in the past year, new figures show.

Thu, 14:34
Do you know this man?

A young woman who was subjected to a prolonged sexual assault while travelling to work on a packed tube train has spoken of her ordeal.

Thu, 11:54
The scene at The Brewery in Romford after the stabbing

A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has been cleared of attempted murder, but still faces years in jail.


Wed, 18:44

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital failed to properly monitor a man who died following a biopsy, official investigators have found.

Wed, 07:00
Romford Care Centre was visited on August 21 (Picture: John Stillwell/PA)

An improving nursing home still needs to work on the assessment and monitoring of its service, according to independent health regulators.

Tue, 18:07
Heidi Weir

A huge internet campaign protesting the “heartless” rejection of a hospital parking fine appeal has led Havering Council to apologise and perform a U-turn.


Wed, 10:55

The Rom, built in the 1970s, has become the first skatepark to be granted listed status by English Heritage.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Mr Cruddas gets his hands dirty

It’s not often you see politicians in a hard hat and overalls, but Labour’s Jon Cruddas bucked the trend on Friday.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Jeff Tucker is on a mission to find out what happened to a bollard that's gone missing from outside his shop in Rainham.

The mysterious disappearance of a roadside bollard is driving one councillor up the wall – or should that be pavement?


Mon, 15:40

Police are on the hunt for two men after a man was knocked unconscious outside a nightclub.

Mon, 11:35

A driver made a lucky escape after concrete rubble was thrown from a bridge onto the path of oncoming traffic.

Mon, 07:01
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas

The Labour MP for Rainham, Jon Cruddas, has called for action to tackle child poverty after shocking new figures showed the scale of deprivation across the borough.


Thu, 17:08

Insurance brokers were tickled pink as they raised money for a breast cancer charity,

Thu, 16:46
Mayor, Cllr Linda Trew, with Stefania Rossi and the team at the Utopia re-launch

A beauty salon has received a glamorous makeover.

Thu, 14:59
Nurse Emma Mansell (centre) with members of the fundraising team. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Forget mince pies and pigs in blankets this festive season and put on your running shoes for charity.


Friday, October 24, 2014

This week in history - 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
George Samuel Barker, who has recently received a Ushakov medal for his efforts during the war. This is George age 18

After braving freezing temperatures, battling years of love-sickness and suffering an injury which saw “blood pour out of his eyes and ears”, a Romford Navy veteran has been recognised for his part in the Second World War.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
L-R Judith (Sally Lawrence) and Gerry (Chris Rees)

Eric Chappell, the comedy writer, is happy to reveal how he came up with the idea for his new play, Ground Rules.

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