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Dee had her head shaved at Chop and change in Rainham for the Little Princess Trust

Rainham woman cuts hair for Little Princess Trust

A woman went for the chop, as she had her hair cut for charity, at the weekend.

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Havering Council alert over inheritance letter scam

An inheritance scam is targeting residents by asking for their bank details.

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Queen's Hospital, Romford, is one of the hospitals run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (pic: PA Wire)

Queen’s Hospital strike: Radiographers walk out over pay

“Between 20 and 30” radiographers are picketing outside Queen’s Hospital, Romford, in a strike over pay.

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Dagenham and Rainham MP John Cruddas visited Havering College's Rainham Campus Construction Centre to discuss plans for supporting regeneration and redevelopment in the region

Ryan Attfield 17 from Collier Row, who is doing a Lvl 1 Brick laying course with MP John Cruddas

Rainham construction college has tools for success, says MP

It’s not often you see politicians in a hard hat and overalls, but Labour’s Jon Cruddas bucked the trend on Friday.

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Alan Poston, 83 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police appeal after pensioner dies in Harold Wood crash

An 83-year-old Havering man died after being hit by a car in Church Road, Harold Wood, last week, police have confirmed.

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Eija Da Silva bought a sofa off ebay that had cracks in leather etc, and the seller wouldn't take it back.

Romford eBay shopper burned by sofa purchase

A disgruntled eBay user is warning other buyers to be aware of credit card cover issues after she ended up out of pocket.

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Lewis Unwin

Hornchurch gym instructor: ‘I had to disable half my brain to live again’

At the age of 18, Lewis Unwin had a drastic decision to make. Should he undergo surgery that would disable half of his brain, but could help overcome a rare brain condition he’d developed at 15 and that caused seizures 24 hours a day?

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Keenan Munn Francis. Picture: Johan Persson

Hornchurch college student stars in West End hit The Scottsboro Boys

He may be a college student by day and West End performer by night, but Keenan Munn Francis is not making a song and dance about it.

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George Samuel Barker, who has recently received a Ushakov medal for his efforts during the war. This is George age 18

Romford veteran, 92, awarded Russian Navy medal: ‘I must have collapsed I was so drunk’

After braving freezing temperatures, battling years of love-sickness and suffering an injury which saw “blood pour out of his eyes and ears”, a Romford Navy veteran has been recognised for his part in the Second World War.

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Alby Tebbutt

Romford politician-come tv star criticises BBC show Panorama

A political livewire with a fondness for the spotlight is enjoying his latest television comeback - but isn’t so happy with the portrayal of his party.

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Truancy rates are down nationwide. Picture: PA (Barry Batchelor)

Fewer pupils playing truant than ever before in Havering

Fewer pupils are skipping school than ever before, according to new figures published today.

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Todd outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Bus driver imprisoned for two-and-a-half years for killing elderly couple crossing on green man in Romford

A bus driver who hit and killed an elderly couple with his double decker in Romford has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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Dame Angela Watkinson MP cuts the ribbon at the medical centre opening. Picture: First Light

New state-of-the-art medical centre opens in Hornchurch

Healthcare professionals will have improved screening equipment after a new medical centre was declared open last week.

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Rainham Marshes.

Rainham Marshes to get makeover

Rainham Marshes will be given a “much-needed” clean up next weekend as groups help clear litter from the nature reserve.

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Lorry drivers on their bikes

Respect initiative sees Havering’s lorry drivers become cyclists

Lorry drivers ditched their trucks for trikes as part of an intitiative to encourage respect on the road.

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Brentwood schoolboy hit by double-decker bus

A schoolboy has been left injured after he was hit by a double-decker bus yesterday afternoon.

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Paul Sewell had a lorry go through his florist's on Friday.

‘I had a lucky escape’ says Upminster florist after lorry smash

A florist whose shop was destroyed when a lorry ploughed through the front of it had closed early, just minutes before the crash.

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Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his Ukip opponent Gerard Batten, currently an MEP for London

Havering ‘Ukip’s best chance of general election success in London’

Havering parliamentary constituencies are where Ukip stands the greatest chance of winning a London seat at next year’s general election, according to pollsters.

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Picture: Alex Raths.

Have your say on pharmacies in Havering

The council is encouraging residents to share their views on pharmacy services in Havering.

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Cllr Steven Kelly

Roaming doctors to visit 1,000 patients’ homes

Roaming doctors will visit 1,000 of the most needy patients in their own homes to provide them with better treatment while saving NHS funds, it was proposed yesterday.

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Rotherham revelations spark increase in reports made to Havering Council

Revelations about the scale of child sex exploitation in Rotherham have sparked an increase in reports made by members of the public concerned for young people in Havering.

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Angry business owners are furious that improvement works are damaging their businesses

Collier Row shopkeepers: ‘Roadworks are crucifying trade’

A councillor has apologised to angered shopkeepers in a struggling parade for the lack of consultation before “trade-crucifying” roadworks began.

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Solomon Akhtar, Scott McCulloch, Daniel Lassman in the boardroom. Picture: Boundless/Jim Marks

Ex-Hornchurch FC footballer Daniel Lassman from Chigwell survives Apprentice boardroom

A businessman was on the brink of being fired on last night’s episode of The Apprentice.

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Amy Childs emerges from her vehicle, phone in hand, after Wednesday evening's accident. Photo: Twitter/@Lipman09

Brentwood Towie star Amy Childs flips car in South Woodford

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs said she was lucky to be alive after flipping her white Range Rover Autograph Sport last night.

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Marie Jones, Claire Waters midwifery systems manager at BHRUT, and Marie'’s husband Andrew Larkin. Picture: BHRUT

Mother fundraises for ‘angel’ midwives who supported her through tragic loss

A 31-year-old mother held a charity walk to raise money for the bereavement midwives who guided her through the tragic loss of two babies.

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Gary Lewin, England physio speaking at Redden Courtt school for a rainbow nation event - the school's charity.

England physio Gary Lewin in Harold Wood school charity talk

A charity Thierry Henry helped launch eight years ago is now on the brink of going national.

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Ebola screening has begun at Heathrow Airport (Picture: Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ebola: Queen’s Hospital outlines measures taken to prepare

Disposable stethoscopes and cutlery have been sourced by Queen’s Hospital to prepare for suspected cases of Ebola.

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L-R Judith (Sally Lawrence) and Gerry (Chris Rees)

Eric Chappell talks about the Ground Rules of being a successful playwright

Eric Chappell, the comedy writer, is happy to reveal how he came up with the idea for his new play, Ground Rules.

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St Francis Hospice won a competition held by the The Brewery in Romford.
Jessica Huxford, Rochelle Hodds, St Francis Fundraiser, Tom Stobbart, The Brewery Centre Manager and Frankie the Lion St Francis Hospice Mascot,

Saint Francis Hospice lion braves bucket as Romford shopping centre awards top prize

A lion took part in a shopping token bucket challenge after a hospice was awarded a top prize.

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Leaders Cllr Tucker, left, Cllr Ramsey, Cllr Barret and Cllr Webb outside Havering Town Hall.

Allowance cuts for Havering leader and cabinet

The leader of Havering Council and his cabinet will take a 12 per cent cut in allowances if approved at next week’s full council meeting.

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Cheryl Coppell

Havering Council could save £225k in senior staff reduction

Taxpayers could be saved £225,000 if plans to reduce the number of senior managers and hours of the council chief executive are agreed.

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police tape

Motorbike crash closes Brentwood Road, Gidea Park

A Gidea Park road has been closed after a 31-year-old motorcyclist collided with a van, according to a firefighter.

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A truck which has crashed into a shop after clipping a bridge near Upminster Bridge station  (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Lucky Upminster florist closed ‘minutes’ before lorry smashed into shop

A florist whose shop was destroyed when a lorry ploughed through the front of it had closed up early, just minutes before the crash.

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Daniel Lassman, 27, who will appear on this year's Apprentice. Picture: Boundless/Jim Marks

Ex-Hornchurch FC footballer Daniel Lassman from Chigwell to appear in Apprentice

An ex-footballer-turned-entrepreneur is set to hit TV screens tonight as the new series of hit TV show The Apprentice kicks off.

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Road closures after accident in Brentwood Road, Romford

A motorcyclist has been involved in a road traffic accident with a van in Brentwood Road, Romford.

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The Gospel Essence choir led by Rebecca Amissah (front)  from Romford.

Romford’s Brewery to host its first Pie Eyed arts festival

Music, dance and theatre are set to turn a shopping centre into a hub of culture from Friday.

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An officer with the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police

Cannabis plants found in Harold Hill drugs bust

Police found around 40 cannabis plants being grown in a Harold Hill home during a drugs bust on Saturday after they received a tip-off.

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(L-R) Deputy Mayor Councillor Barbara Mathews pulling a pint with landlady Sharon Kelly at the new look Crumpled Horn pub, Upminster (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Deputy mayor pulls pints at refurbished Upminster pub opening

The deputy mayor got behind the bar as she declared a revamped pub open for business.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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