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Yesterday, 12:00
Charlie Condou and Victoria Yeates in The Crucible

You may not think a play written in the ‘50s about witch trials in the 17th century would have much in common with today’s audiences.

Marion James and reporter Ryan Tute discussing the work that went into getting everything together. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

People have the chance to delve deep into the police’s archives following the launch of a new exhibition featuring some never-before-seen documents and artefacts.

Dennis Kutyauripo, 22, says he

The older brother of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death by his former friend, has said he “feels sorry” for the killer.

From left, Havering Council's head of clinical practice Dave Tapsell, director of children's services  Tim Aldridge, and Robert South head of care resources

Despite Ofsted inspectors rating a vulnerable children’s service as requiring improvement, its department head remains optimistic.

A man was robbed at knifepoint earlier today outside Tesco Extra, Rainham. Picture: Havering MPS Twitter

A man is in police custody after a male was robbed at knifepoint.

Diana award winner Kieran Goodwin in his home

This week, Romford’s Kieran Goodwin, chief executive of youth charity World Youth Organisation (WYO) which celebrated its first anniversary, picked his top 10 all-time favourite tunes.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party, just over a year after the incident.

Harry and some of the toys he donated with Michelle Fitzgibbons and the mascot of Romford Shopping Hall, Roary.

An 87-year-old avid stamp collector and a big ‘Dulux’ dog were to thank for a big bundle of toys being donated to children in hospital.

More than 40,000 trees will be planted across London. Picture: PA.

Havering is set to benefit from an influx of 250 trees as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world.

Picture taken on the top floor of the leisure centre where the ice rink will be.

With two housing zones and plenty more going on in Havering this year, the Recorder has compiled a list of some of the developments due to take shape over the coming months.

The 346 bus service in Upminster town centre

Issues raised by frustrated bus users about a “problem” service are being addressed, according to Transport for London (TfL).

Artist impression of what the development could like if Gidea Park Motors was demolished.

Hundreds of people have voiced their opposition to an “appalling” development which would “destroy the character” of a town.

Workers have began testing ahead of any approval for development in Market Place, Romford.

Workers have started five weeks of testing ahead of a major regeneration being approved.

Crime & Court

Fri, 15:01
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party, just over a year after the incident.

Thu, 16:02
The fight broke out after the two teams met at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium (Picture: Olly Greenwood)

A football fan from Romford was among nine sentenced for their part in a brawl between West Ham and Arsenal supporters.

Health

Thu, 13:33
BHRUT chief executive Matthew Hopkins

Health providers in the borough have praised their staff’s “tireless” hard work as the cold winter has put increasing pressure on the hospital and GP surgeries.

Wed, 14:00
Havering Mind's £35,000 funding for its mentoring programme will not be renewd by Havering Council, when it comes to an end in March. Picture credit: PA images

A mental health charity’s mentoring service is due to close after the council decided not to renew its funding.

Mon, 11:17
Queen's Hospital in Romford is the flagship of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

A woman who has stayed in hospital for seven months over an undiagnosed condition claims to have been told by a doctor in A&E she would have to wait 22 hours in a wheelchair before being seen.

Environment

Fri, 13:05
More than 40,000 trees will be planted across London. Picture: PA.

Havering is set to benefit from an influx of 250 trees as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Vast amount of bags uncollected over the Christmas and New Year period. Picture: Peter McMillan.

Angry residents were left demanding answers after heaps of rubbish gathered on their doorstep over the Christmas period.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Massive mounds of rubbish left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster.

The council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again at a problem fly-tipping spot.

Politics

Fri, 17:00
From left, Havering Council's head of clinical practice Dave Tapsell, director of children's services  Tim Aldridge, and Robert South head of care resources

Despite Ofsted inspectors rating a vulnerable children’s service as requiring improvement, its department head remains optimistic.

Friday, January 13, 2017
The government funding cut will see Havering's revenue support grant decrease from  £20.9m in 2016/2017 to £1.4m in  in 2019/2020. Picture: PA Images

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has slammed a government grant to the council, saying the borough is not getting a fair deal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

The Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster has not been able to vote or contribute to Parliament since last May after suffering from “a minor stroke”.

Education

Wed, 13:00
From left to right, Kayleigh Duck, eight, peer mediator Ruby Howard, 11 and Ronnie Hardy, nine. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah.

A handful of schools around the borough have adopted an unconventional method of resolving issues between pupils.

Tue, 13:35
Havering College of Further and Higher Education Quarles campus in Harold Hill

A college campus could be sold to the council and redeveloped into homes or new education facilities.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Student at St Edward's Elijah Ssempa interviewed Borough Commander Jason Gwillim about how to improve the relationship between young people and the police.

A pupil is urging the borough’s police force to continue its efforts to improve communications with young people.

Heritage

Fri, 07:00
Artist impression of what the development could like if Gidea Park Motors was demolished.

Hundreds of people have voiced their opposition to an “appalling” development which would “destroy the character” of a town.

Friday, January 13, 2017
An artist’s impression of the view of St Edward’s Church and the new Market House from the eastern end of the Market Place.

A £250,000 town centre project will act as a “focal point” and be a major part of bringing back Romford Market to the heart of the community.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Arthur Edwin Jones, known by his fans as

An extraordinary search has begun to trace relatives of a football legend 100 years after his death, so his name can be added to a First World War memorial.

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