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A 60-year-old man who has covered his body in tattoos as “revenge against the OCD”, will appear in a documentary next month about his transformation.

Protesters outside the headquarters of the Business Department in London, as postal workers delivered a warning to the government that the Post Office was

Thousands of post office workers are to be balloted on strike action over job losses, post office closures and pension scheme changes, the union has announced.

Robert Morris aged 22  from Hornchurch

Do you know the whereabouts of these five people? They are all sought by police on suspicion of a number of alleged crimes, ranging from assault to robbery.

Pupils from St Edwards Church of England and Sixth Form College School with certificates gained from an arts awards evening.

An awards evening for progress and effort in art, drama and music was held at a school last week.

Pupils from Frances Bardsley Academy For Girls with the help of Romford Model Engineering Club have successfully built a 250 ft train track to encourage engineering

Pupils have been set on the track to a future in engineering thanks to a pioneering new venture.

A range of single storey garages were destroyed by a fire in Rush Green this afternoon

Firefighters from four stations spent two hours bringing a fire that destroyed a number of single storey garages under control.

Ex West Ham footballer Tony Cottee launches the new Coral betting shop in the Libertyy Centre. L to R Terence Matthews, shop manager Julie Aston, Tony Cottee, Tayla Dobson and area manager Dave Blackery

West Ham legend Tony Cottee opened a new betting shop in the The Liberty shopping centre on Saturday.

Mia Delaney at the cake sale held by Langtons Junior Academy

Thousands of pounds have been raised to assist the family of an 11-year-old girl with cancer who is due to have treatment in America next month.

Travellers in Wincanton Road, Harold Hill Picture: John Eboy

Travellers have settled in Harold Hill over the weekend and at a closed petrol station in Romford.

Deputy Mayor of Havering Cllr Linda Van Den Hende, Anne Myatt, Debbie Shelton and Mary Harvey from RAGS

Cream cakes filled with jam and pots of tea helped raise more than £800 for an autistic charity thanks to a heroic mother’s efforts to raise money.

Large park of the year - Raphael Park

Havering parks have been awarded a record 11 Green Flags sparking celebrations during Love Parks Week.

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A12 in Harold Wood. Photo Google maps

One man has been arrested and another taken to hospital following an accident on the A12 this morning.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:48
Robert Morris aged 22  from Hornchurch

Do you know the whereabouts of these five people? They are all sought by police on suspicion of a number of alleged crimes, ranging from assault to robbery.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Officers line South Street as they prepare for revellers to leave Fiction nightclub

Sat in a police van, officers switch their gaze up and down Romford town centre watching for any disorder.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Police have released the image of man they want to speak to. Photo: British Transport Police

Police wish to speak to a man in connection with an incident in which a disabled commuter was slapped after a man tried to force his way into an occupied toilet.

Health

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The former maternity unit at Harold Wood Hospital

A teenager has been awarded £8.5million in compensation after errors during her birth left her with a catastrophic brain injury.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Blue, 3, a Cockapoo dog, cools off as he enjoys splashing in the sea.

It’s hard enough being human in these temperatures, but imagine if you were covered with fur and unable to sweat to cool yourself down?

Saturday, July 16, 2016
16-year-old Paddy Dear from Hornchurch

The family of a Hornchurch teenager, who contracted sepsis before his death, say they welcome new NHS guidelines urging more awareness of the blood infection.

Environment

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A public inquiry into controversial plans for a cemetery near a golf course in Harold Wood opened yesterday at Havering Town Hall.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Hornchurch sports centre

A new fitness complex including swimming pool could be built in Hornchurch, if a proposal is given the green light.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Residents gathered in front of the Town Hall last night to protest against plans to build 32 homes on the green off New Zealand Way

Delighted residents celebrated last night after plans to build 32 homes on their “green gem” were refused.

Politics

Friday, July 22, 2016
Residents of Ravenscourt Grove are upset that their homes may be deomolished

Relatives of older people living in sheltered housing have spoken of their concern after it was revealed many sites may be demolished or renovated.

Monday, July 18, 2016
A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A town planning expert accused Havering Council of having a lack of regard toward its Muslim community, during a planning inquiry last week.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A public inquiry into controversial plans for a cemetery near a golf course in Harold Wood opened yesterday at Havering Town Hall.

Education

Yesterday, 14:54
Pupils from Frances Bardsley Academy For Girls with the help of Romford Model Engineering Club have successfully built a 250 ft train track to encourage engineering

Pupils have been set on the track to a future in engineering thanks to a pioneering new venture.

Friday, July 22, 2016
White Hart Lane, Collier Row. Photo: Google Maps Street View

Plans to roll out controversial Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) around two schools have hit a bump in the road.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Harold Wood Primary School has gone under a transformation and has a new building for pupils to use.

A school’s transformation which has been three years in the making has been hailed as an “exciting new chapter” in the school’s history.

Heritage

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Graffiti artist Amy Jane Adams with her exhibition at Rainham Hall

An 18th-century house has become the canvas to some unusual art this month.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Parents outside Parsonage Farm school in Rainham last year opposing expansion plans

Controversial plans to knock down a historic bingo hall and expand a school have been deferred by a council committee last night.

Friday, July 1, 2016
German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by XIV (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme. Picture: PA/EMPICS

Historian Jim Bolton has, for many years, researched the names on Romford War Memorial and the memorial in St Edward the Confessor Church.

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