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It’s a busy time of year for Father Christmas – looking after 600 excitable elves putting who are putting finishing touches to millions of toys to be dropped into the stockings of sleeping children in just six days time.

The princesses were on hand to save the day

Children who were worried their dreams would never come true had their wishes granted at the weekend when they met Disney princesses.

Mayor of havering, Cllr Linda Trew comissioned Havering College of Further and Higher Education,  students to create a float. for the New Year’s Day Parade,

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

Christmas jumpers raised enough to build a classroom for less fortunate children

As term came to a close and the ho-ho-holidays were due to start one school allowed its lucky pupils to really get into the festive spirit.

CM Atkinson from the Harold Hill Fire Station (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

One mum-of-two proves that being a woman doesn’t make a difference when it comes to fighting fires and saving lives.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly - and doughnuts  (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

“You wouldn’t want to eat one, really – I’ve tried about four and even I don’t like them.”

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Detectives are hunting for thugs who carried out a brutal early-morning attack in Romford town centre.

The 'Ho Ho Honut', the stuff of Christmas nightmares

Christmas just got a whole lot better – thanks to a Havering bakery chain.

Romford Greyhound Stadium

The manager of Romford Greyhound Stadium has defended the track over claims it has the worst dog injury record in the country.

Crime & Court

Friday, December 19, 2014

Detectives are hunting for thugs who carried out a brutal early-morning attack in Romford town centre.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Barkingside Magistrates Court

A roadside car salesman has clocked up a bill of almost £2,500 for selling an Audi with false service history and mileage.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
David West will appear at the Old Bailey (Picture: PA)

The son of Dave West, the Romford barrowboy turned Soho club owner killed on Friday, is set to appear in court today charged with his father’s murder.

Health

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas kicked off at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital this week with a visit from local football stars.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Queen's Hospital

A health boss has issued a warning that winter vomiting bug norovirus is spreading through the community.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
St George's Hospital

Hornchurch could be set for the multi-million pound health complex GPs have been pushing for after NHS England announced new plans for St George’s Hospital.

Environment

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upminster’s We Are Fstvl will return bigger but quieter next year when it opens its gates to an extra 10,000 revellers.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Andrew Yeomans with the Christmas lights decorating his house

Who needs Winter Wonderland when you can take your children along to Straight Road in Harold Hill this Christmas to see £4,000 worth of lights?

Friday, December 5, 2014
Residents, as well as Cllr Michael Deon Burton (centre) and Cllr David Durant (centre left) have been vocal opponents of the plans

Controversial plans to dump waste and double the size of Rainham’s Ingrebourne Hill have been rejected by councillors.

Politics

Friday, December 19, 2014

The manager of Romford Greyhound Stadium has defended the track over claims it has the worst dog injury record in the country.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Environment cabinet member Cllr Robert Benham: 'Spitting in a public space is disgusting'

Spitting in Havering could soon mean coughing up something very different – £80.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Last week's planning meeting at Havering Town Hall saw decision on Greenock Way deferred

Members of the public are to get their say on the future of Havering after councillors agreed to consult on its local plan.

Education

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Emerson Park Academy pupils at the Royal Opera House

Not every child can say they’ve been to the Royal Opera House – but one group of youngsters enjoyed a performance of Alice in Wonderland at the famous venue last week.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Brittons School principal Stuart McLaughlin.

A school judged by inspectors to have “serious weaknesses” is turning things around with a revamped leadership structure and a new PRIDE mantra.

Heritage

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A best-selling military author and former Special Air Service (SAS) sergeant spoke to secondary school students about the importance of remembering those who fought in conflicts.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Denise Groves and her daughter LeAnne Arnold, 14, holding pictures of Denise's mother Patricia and father James, known as Jimmy

During the Second World War the Homefront was a significant tool in Britain’s fight against the Nazi regime, playing an important role in sustaining morale and the war effort.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Exhibition volunteers at the Old Chapel with heritage officer Gemma Smith (right)

The human faces of the First World War have been brought to life in a poignant new exhibition.

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After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

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