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Neighbours have spoken of their horror after a house under refurbishment collapsed this morning, saying it looks like a “bomb has gone off”.

The transformation of the Briar Road Estate. Harold Hil.

Havering is getting 170 new affordable homes as part of a project that also includes a befriending scheme and broadband for sheltered housing

Queen's Hospital

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT) hospitals are to receive a full Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection this week.

Collapsed house in Collier Row

A house in Collier Row has collapsed this morning.

A Greater Anglia train at Ilford train Station.

Updates on disruption to roads and train services.

Romford town centre

The Havering Visitor Centre will close its doors for good on Friday.

Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch. Picture: Google Street View

A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a car on Friday.

Participants around the campfire at the Romford YMCA's Sleep Easy event

Fundraisers braved the cold to gain a glimpse of what life is like for homeless people.

Getting home from a night out might be trickier if the Saturday night strikes go ahead

Members of the RMT union are set to strike on Saturday evening in the latest industrial action over the sacking of a colleague who failed breath alcohol tests.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:33

A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a car on Friday.

Yesterday, 08:30
Police were called to Calbourne Avenue in Elm Park at 9.10pm last night to reports of a robbery of three men

A 15-year-old boy was arrested last night on suspicion of possession of a firearm following a stabbing in Elm Park.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Parked cars. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

The council stands to make thousands of pounds after changes to nighttime parking were made official.

Health

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT) hospitals are to receive a full Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection this week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Cllr Damian White trying out the new system. Picture: Havering Council

Council CCTV staff will now have direct access to police radios.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Queen's Hospital

An MP has branded new figures detailing reports of hundreds of crimes at a hospital as “shocking”.

Environment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An unemployed youngster has missed out on job interviews because phone network Vodafone has provided no signal in her area for five months.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Controversial plans to build a multi-faith cemetery next to a popular golf course have been rejected by Havering Council.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The

A council van promoting legal parking has been spotted parking illegally on two occasions.

Politics

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The Havering Visitor Centre will close its doors for good on Friday.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Havering Town Hall

The council has breached the Data Protection Act and is in contact with the information commissioner.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Education

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Girls across the world are taking a vow of silence to show their support for women whose voices can’t be heard and a Harold Hill school is joining them.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Parklands' alpacas, from left, Benny, Sonny and Blaine

Children became acquainted with their latest furry friends as they welcomed the new additions to a school this week.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
School children at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Upminster, are making a mosaic with award winning mosaic artist Paul Siggins.

Two metre mosaic based on drawing by year 5 student.

Heritage

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fifty students at a Hornchurch school made the huge trip to Germany and Poland during last week’s half term in memory of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The group at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park in the Somme. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

A curtain was drawn on an era when 111-year-old Harry Patch drew his last breath in 2009.

Friday, February 13, 2015
An application has been submited to open a nightclub in the Market Place, Romford

Residents vowed they would “fight again” if plans to open a nightclub on their doorstep are resubmitted.

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