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Scintillating spuds are on the menu when bluegrass band The Famous Potatoes play in the Queen’s Theatre foyer.

The thoughtful Chloe Trew, Finley Livingstone and Ellie Jo Stapleton with Olympian Greg Rutherford at the Thank You Awards Ceremony

Children have been encouraged to think very hard about who helps and supports them most in their lives and each wrote a letter to that person.

Frances Bardsley Academy School, in Romford, has a farm where the students get stuck in and it is used as an alternative form of learning.
Katie Pidgeon, age13 Katie Willetts, age13 and Amelia, age12 with Baby Lionhead rabbits.

A school has welcomed some newborn rabbits and ducklings on to its farm just in time for Easter.

Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster have agreed to demolish one of their hangers to build a new one futher away from the road.

The destruction of an aircraft hanger that has been the subject of a High Court battle appears to be imminent.

Havering Council has invited us to visit Crowlands Primary School - an already expanded school - to see the benefits of larger schools.

Claims by a teaching union that expansions are turning schools into “factories” have been rejected by education chiefs who say big doesn’t have to mean bad.

Dycorts School pupils Harley Frakes, seven, Jacqueline Fosu,  11, Trinity Brown, seven, and Ellie Tear, 11, with actors from the Queen's Theatre production of Little Red Riding Hood

A classic fairy tale which has captured the imagination of children for generations has been given a new spin to entertain youngsters this Easter.

Actress and Comedian Meera Syal at the launch of the new Life Study Centre in King George Hospital, Goodmayes

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

London City Airport runway expansion plans canned

An environment group is welcoming the decision to reject airport expansion plans.

Three men from East London have been charged with conspiracy to steal following reports of vehicles being stolen from garages in Kent.

Crime & Court

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three men from East London have been charged with conspiracy to steal following reports of vehicles being stolen from garages in Kent.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Mr Hollick can be seen chasing after the unknown accomplice

A homeless drug addict who robbed a fishmonger of £4,500 in a brutal lunchtime attack has been jailed for two and a half years.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Police are hunting for the three burglars

Police are appealing to identify three men who have been stalking a girl in the Havering and Barking and Dagenham areas.

Health

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Massive Millie the Cocker Spaniel is morbidly obese and hopes to shed more than half her body weight with Pet Fit Club

A podgy pooch will get a new lease of life as she sheds the pounds in a new weight loss programme.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The emergency department at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

New figures published today show 92.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT), up from 84.4pc the previous month.

Environment

Friday, March 27, 2015

An environment group is welcoming the decision to reject airport expansion plans.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The car is parking on double yellow lines near to a junction

Havering Council has defended a traffic warden who angered residents by parking on double yellow lines near to a junction.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The house has been causing problems for three years

“That’s the worst one we’ve ever seen, we’re gonna struggle to get in there.”

Politics

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Education

Yesterday, 12:00

Children have been encouraged to think very hard about who helps and supports them most in their lives and each wrote a letter to that person.

Yesterday, 10:00
Frances Bardsley Academy School, in Romford, has a farm where the students get stuck in and it is used as an alternative form of learning.
Katie Pidgeon, age13 Katie Willetts, age13 and Amelia, age12 with Baby Lionhead rabbits.

A school has welcomed some newborn rabbits and ducklings on to its farm just in time for Easter.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Actress and Comedian Meera Syal at the launch of the new Life Study Centre in King George Hospital, Goodmayes

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Heritage

Thursday, March 12, 2015

At the age of 22, Donald McPherson’s future was full of promise. But his life was cut heartbreakingly short on the fields of war.

Friday, March 6, 2015
The Pompadours 1967 architect Samuel A.S. Yeo. Credit: Havering Libraries-Local Studies

A hazy two-day boozing session, drunken gambling fights and 17 managers in three years – a Harold Hill pub facing closure has had it all.

Monday, February 23, 2015
The students at Sanders School in Hornchurch visited Germany and Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

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.

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