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Yesterday, 18:45

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

The cast performing The Likes of Us at Queen’s Theatre. Picture: Daniel Faust

The tale of a philanthropist who brightened the lives of thousands of children was brought to life in rousing fashion.

James Harris, Mary Harris and Jen Sheridan.

A mother of two is taking on a half marathon challenge after her mum was diagnosed with cancer.

Angela Watkinson MP

Havering’s ageing population has prompted MP Dame Angela Watkinson to call for a change in how NHS funding is allocated to ease pressure on hospital services.

Big Birdwatch comes to RSPB Rainham

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Howard Vaughan shows kids the art of birdwatching

This weekend will see the annual Big Garden Birdwatch take place with the RSPB.

Drapers' Academy principal Darren Luckhurst with pupils

Taking charge of a school is a daunting prospect, particularly in these days of heightened scrutiny on education.

Stock image of the Central Criminal Court Old Bailey.

The owner of a beauty parlour allegedly offering “happy endings” in the heart of London has claimed that £383,000 in cash paid to her personal bank account was won at a casino.

Neill Buchel

The trial over the death of dad-of-two Neill Buchel, whose body was found in a Rush Green lake, has been delayed by up to 11 days.

Pic shows Ferdinand Cruz
Ongoing trial of Ferdinand Cruz for sex assault. Doctor accused of groping patients when they asked for help with erectile dysfunction.

A doctor accused of fondling two patients during an erectile dysfunction examination at his practice in Seven Kings wept with joy after winning a year-and-a-half long battle to clear his name.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 12:00

A mother of two is taking on a half marathon challenge after her mum was diagnosed with cancer.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Stock image of the Central Criminal Court Old Bailey.

The owner of a beauty parlour allegedly offering “happy endings” in the heart of London has claimed that £383,000 in cash paid to her personal bank account was won at a casino.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Neill Buchel

The trial over the death of dad-of-two Neill Buchel, whose body was found in a Rush Green lake, has been delayed by up to 11 days.

Health

Yesterday, 09:00

Havering’s ageing population has prompted MP Dame Angela Watkinson to call for a change in how NHS funding is allocated to ease pressure on hospital services.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A man has been charged following a fire which left a cat needing oxygen therapy after breathing in smoke.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Picture courtesy of Hayley Sargood

A loft fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning destroyed the roof of a building.

Environment

Saturday, January 24, 2015

This weekend will see the annual Big Garden Birdwatch take place with the RSPB.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Eric Pickles with  Cafe Bueno owner, Martha Betancourth (centre) at a recycling event at Cafe Bueno in Romford

Cabinet minister, Eric Pickles, praised Havering businesses for their good work following a recycling scheme yesterday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates Court

The director of a Rainham based company who attempted to ship hazardous waste to Ghana was spared prison on Monday.

Politics

Monday, January 19, 2015

A severe weather alert has been issued by the Met Office warning of severe cold weather and icy conditions in the south east.

Friday, January 16, 2015
A view of the boarded up windows at the Long Term Conditions Centre

Vandals are “destroying” a hospital used by war veterans and amputees.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
100 tonnes of rubbish was illegally dumped on a Upminster farm last year

Havering Council is cracking down on fly-tippers – including those duped by fake waste collectors.

Education

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Taking charge of a school is a daunting prospect, particularly in these days of heightened scrutiny on education.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Havering Town Hall

A troubled special needs school has had its budget suspended by Havering Council, who will now take control of financial affairs.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Children at Crowlands Primary School have been learning coding and will be introducing it into every day life - including cooking. Sarah, age seven Aagnya, age eight Stephanie, age seven and Raya, age eight

At one school cooking and technology collided as a teacher combined the computer and domestic science classes for just one morning earlier this week.

Heritage

Yesterday, 18:45

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Mayor of Havering Linda Trew with volunteers Matthew Abel and Chloe Branwhite

An attraction celebrating a historical site which dates back hundreds of years was unveiled on Saturday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ex SAS soldier AndyMcNab, who remains anonymous, with students from St Edwards school

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.

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