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With deadly combat skills and an aura oozing masculinity Ant Middleton is a dangerous combination to behold (and that is just from Google images).

Children’s charity staff are encouraging families to join them for the return of a popular event celebrating women’s achievements.

Despite being scared of heights, a woman is going to great lengths to conquer her fear annd raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

A pub has donated thousands to a hospital’s baby unit to say thanks for the care its staff provide children.

Medical professionals are used to giving out advice on staying fit and healthy but one doctor will walk the walk when she limbers up to run the London Marathon.

The A13 out of London was closed for more than an hour this morning following a collision between four vehicles.

A temporary road closure which is due to be made permanent is having an effect on businesses, says a shop which has been open for more than 40 years.

A doctor who trialled an innovative therapy session for children whose parents have cancer, has gained a place on a special healtchare programme.

A charity volunteer with epilepsy has been recognised for the support he has continuously provided for others with the condition.

Families with critically ill relatives in intensive care, are able to keep patients updated with family events thanks to a simple but innovative idea.

A successful Indian takeaway was handed from one generation to another on Saturday to ensure its longevity.

A 53-year-old woman who was given up for adoption six weeks after her birth, is hoping to trace members of her family in the borough.

Pupils took a step back in time to play iconic roles made popular in Alan Parker’s 1976 hit film Bugsy Malone.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 07:00

New figures show that brazen thieves targeted shopping centres after Havering recorded more than 1,000 shoplifting cases last year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A teenager has been arrested after an under 16s football match turned ugly and resulted in two teenagers and a man being squirted in the face with a “noxious substance”.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A special constable whose job was to grade indecent images of children, has admitted molesting a sleeping six-year-old.

Health

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The trust governing Queen’s Hospital failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released yesterday.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Social care for smokers aged 50 and over in Havering is costing more than £6.5million a year.

Environment

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

After apologising for the lack of recycling bags available last week - the council now says supplies have been replenished.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a ‘health emergency’, according to health leaders.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Havering Council is urging people to come forward and help catch blundering fly-tippers who have left potentially vital evidence behind.

Politics

Friday, February 24, 2017

The proposal to close Hornchurch job centre is another example of “putting profit before people”, according to Rainham’s MP.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Animal rights campaigners have made a desperate plea to Romford’s MP in a bid to spell the end to wild animals in UK circuses.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Mayor of London has been lambasted for his pre-election pledge of “zero strikes” as commuters face more delays this morning due to another Tube strike.

Education

Friday, February 24, 2017

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pupils were treated to an afternoon of rhyming words when an acclaimed poet visited their school to lead an innovative workshop.

Heritage

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Most of us regard fox-hunting as a cruel pastime, but 150 years ago it was a major part of country life – and Havering was still very rural.

Prof Ged Martin invites us to join Essex Hunt on a February afternoon in 1863 as they gather at Kelvedon Hatch, near Brentwood.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Prof Ged Martin reveals his theory about the 448 historical coins dug up in 1938

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