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Atlanta Boulevard, part of the ring road around the town centre. Picture: Google Maps Street View.

Proposals on the introduction of a 20mph speed limit zone in Romford town centre received just four responses from residents.

An anonymous collectioners sent the Coopers' Company and Coborn School one of their badges estimated to date back from the early 1900s or late 1800s.

A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market.

The Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Iain Duncan Smith MP at the launch of the new rail training academy at Havering College

A rail training programme, which helps the long-term unemployed back into work was officially launched yesterday.

Robert Jones (second from right) and those supporting the petition in Farnham Road on Saturday.

Around 1,000 signatures have been gathered from concerned customers in a bid to stop a busy post office becoming a franchised branch.

Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

Amy Bundy, right, wins bronze at the 2016 Pre-Cadet British Judo Championships in Sheffield. Photo: Mike Varey.

A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion.

Lauren Squire Georgina Quarmby Isabel Squire- Yates Carole Squire Ben Yates

It’s your last chance to sign up to Sunday’s Santathon in aid of Saint Francis Hospice.

Robert Darling. Picture: Metropolitan Police

An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years.

Lodge Group by the Dementia Bus which is giving people the opportunity to experience what it is like to suffer from dementia. Home Care Manager Carly Rochester

Carers, which provide support to elderly people, experienced first hand life with dementia.

The opening night at Sankeys Ibiza   Credit: Sankeys Ibiza

An iconic nightclub franchise which has world-famous dance floors in Ibiza and New York is opening in the premises of the Circuit nightclub.

Arthur Latham in 2013 celebrating 50 years of the London Borough of Havering.

Former council leader Arthur Latham died at the weekend.

Father Christmas. Picture PA.

Children in Havering have until Friday (December 9) to get their present requests into Father Christmas.

Dawn Williams with family, a former employee and a loyal customer.

A barber who has been snipping, shaving and styling hair at her shop for 10 years, has closed for good so she can pursue a career in teaching.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:41
Robert Darling. Picture: Metropolitan Police

An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years.

Mon, 15:44
The alleged incident happened at Jon Cruddas' advice surgery at Dagenham Civic Centre

A man who allegedly took a hammer and a knife into Jon Cruddas’ MP advice surgery will go on trial next month.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
False bank cards found by police.

A Harold Hill man, along with four others, was sentenced at court on Wednesday, for his part in a fake bank and credit card factory.

Health

Friday, December 2, 2016
Rotational nurse Sally Barbrook, Nelft's rotational nurse lead Paul Chesnaye and rotational nurse Kate Channells at Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
First generation rotational nurse Sally Barbrook, Nelft's rotational nurse lead Paul Chesnaye and rotational nurse Kate Channells at Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

Nurses across the borough now have the opportunity to be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a ground-breaking new training scheme.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Council leader Roger Ramsey and mayor Philippa Crowder at Havering Town Hall, lit blue in support of World Diabetes Day.

Havering Town Hall lit up blue on Monday to raise awareness of a global health epidemic.

Environment

Friday, November 25, 2016
Protesters speak to Cllr Melvin Wallace speaking to campaigner Lorraine Moss about the solar park panels at a demonstration outside Havering Town Hall.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Protest outside of Havering Town Hall.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting last night after a protest outside descended into chaos.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Mounds of rubbish left at Rainham Marshes. Picture: @ChrisCorrigan3.

“Irresponsible” travellers have been slammed after they left mountains of waste at the picturesque Rainham Marshes.

Politics

Friday, November 25, 2016
Council workers and union members protest against cuts outside Havering Town Hall.

The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday’s full council meeting.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Phillip Hammond, chancellor, unveiled his Autumn Statement to parliament today. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged to raise the national living wage as he unveiled his autumn statement in Parliament today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has responded to the latest data which shows the MP to have the fifth highest expenses bill in the capital.

Education

13:30
An anonymous collectioners sent the Coopers' Company and Coborn School one of their badges estimated to date back from the early 1900s or late 1800s.

A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market.

Mon, 14:21
The show's backstage crew standing behind the Havering Asks panellists.

Panellists from across the political spectrum were kept on their toes answering tough questions from a young audience on Friday.

Mon, 07:00
Havering College's rail training academy helps ex-offenders and long-term unemployed back into work

A unique rail training programme is helping long term unemployed and ex-offenders to make their way back into work.

Heritage

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Houses of Parliament, where long-standing Romford MP John Parker often raised issues affecting his constituents (and, unfortunately for him, was routinely ignored). Picture: Tim Ireland/PA

John Parker was a Labour MP for 48 years. Public school and Oxford educated, Parker was not a typical Labour man. But he spoke up for his constituents, raising local issues in House of Commons questions.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Members of Studio One Artists Fred Praver, 82, Alec Tiffin, 85, Pauline Fynn, 68, and Maureen Heron, 70, at their exhibition in 2014

An art club has paid tribute to one of its most cherished members, who passed away last month at the age of 87.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
40-years-ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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