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Friday, January 12, 2018

A brave young barmaid is preparing to take on the Brentwood Half Marathon on March 18 to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

A new memorial will be installed at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park to remember the soldiers who trained there.

Hare Hall, Gidea Park, was a mansion which eventually became the Royal Liberty School. Prof Ged Martin looks at its history

A man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A hundred years ago, with many Havering men away at war, the festive season was very different reports Prof Ged Martin

A volunteer chaplain at Saint Francis Hospice has collected her British Empire Medal after being honoured by the Queen for her work helping those behind bars.

Romford’s MP, Havering Council and residents remain determined to prevent a period building from being demolished, following an approved appeal to knock it down.

A huge sub-continent, India has 22 major languages, many complex alphabets, and 1.3 billion people. Two elements underpin political unity – modern technology, and the use of English as a common language.

Rail services going from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield have been disrupted after a train broke down in Romford this morning.

The time has come to celebrate and be inspired as the finalists for the Havering Business Awards 2017 have been announced.

An appeal to demolish a period building which residents have battled to keep for a decade has been approved.

A pioneering village for people with dementia has officially opened its doors and welcomed a number of new residents from Havering.

As Brexit continues to fill our national newspapers, it was with great intrigue that I found myself in Brussels last week taking part in a video call with primary and secondary school pupils from Redbridge.

Pupils opted in to volunteer their time spreading awareness of a pre-Christmas campaign alongside Romford Samaritans, after a schoolgirl died at a nearby station.

Essex Police are appealing for help tracing a man from Hornchurch they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Brentwood.

Scouts have been left confused and saddened, after the club’s van was stolen following a Remembrance Day service.

Havering supported the Roundheads against Charles I, says Prof Ged Martin

A 19-year-old from Romford has been arrested after a high speed chase down the A12 in Brentwood early this morning ended with a footchase involving a police helicopter and dog unit.

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

Top entrepreneurs from east London, Kent and Essex scooped awards at Archant’s annual Thames Gateway Business Awards tonight in Canary Wharf.

A £1.3m scheme that will help restore the borough’s unique biodiversity and heritage has been agreed by Havering Council.

“St Leonard’s should have been idyllic,” says Paul Connolly, a resident of the former Hornchurch children’s home where sexual abuse was rife.

The vast majority of hospice care takes place in the community – at homes and day centres – rather than in the hospice.

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

In this special heritage long read, Prof Ged Martin looks at the career of Gus Hartley, the first headmaster of the Royal Liberty School.

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Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

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