September 30 2014 Latest news:
A £117,000 benefit cheat who enjoyed a luxury cruise with her husband while claiming to be a single mother has been jailed for a year.
The mother of a 31-year-old man, who died after being stabbed multiple times in Brentwood on Saturday, has described him as a “calm and good boy” and said he was not involved in gangs.
Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl from Havering.
Councillors today granted an alcohol licence to Harold Hill convenience store Borat Express, despite police concerns over street drinking.
West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.
A man died after being stabbed in the heart on Saturday evening.
Ilford South MP Mike Gapes and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell have said they will be voting in favour of air strikes against Islamic State – formerly ISIL – militants in northern Iraq.
A mother who was attacked in front of her daughters by women attempting to steal her washing from a launderette has said police acted too slowly.
A rogue street sweeper navigated police tape labelled “do not cross” to clear litter from a crime scene.
A criminal gang is stealing high-value 4x4s using laptops and iPads to break into them remotely before making a rapid getaway.
Police are warning elderly residents to be vigilante of “unscrupulous” characters following the jailing of a Hornchurch trickster who conned an elderly woman who died before she could see justice.
A woman who illegally sold alcohol to an undercover licensing officer from a fridge concealed by a bed sheet has been denied a licence by the council.
A coroner has warned of a “risk of future deaths” at a Rainham care home during an inquest into the fatality of an elderly dementia patient.
An Aids charity founder who blamed Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign for corruption in Africa while masterminding a £100,000 scam on the Government’s gift aid scheme is facing jail after being convicted of fraud.
Police are trying to trace a man in connection with the theft of scratchcards over a two-year period that meant a family-run business had to fork out £100,000.
Trying to save a few quid proved disastrous for one man who was forced to cough up a hefty fine after dodging his train fare.
An Aids charity founder who blamed Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign for corruption in Africa was the mastermind of a £100,000 scam on the Government’s gift aid scheme, the Old Bailey heard.
A pet owner was literally left in the dark when attempting to tell police her beloved cat had been shot with a pellet gun.
A 32-year-old man has died a week after his car crashed into the side of a bus.
Police are warning the elderly to be vigilant after a Romford pensioner thwarted a police-impersonating fraudster from conning him out of his savings.
A woman has flown back from a two-week holiday in Menorca to spend 58 days in prison for owing more than £5,000 in council tax.
Two Havering men, who were members of a team that tried to bring 26 kilos of cocaine into the UK concealed in a containers of exotic fruit, are serving 20-year prison sentences.
Groups of youths clashing in a new skatepark have led to an increase in violent crimes at a Harold Hill park.
A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a constable following a police chase in Romford.
A retired lorry driver who smuggled 24,000 litres of beer into the UK has been spared jail today.
A fraudster involved in a £60 million “Wolf of Wall Street” share scam has today been ordered to pay back just £154,000.
A 23-year-old man smashed through a screen and grabbed a bus driver by the throat in an “unprovoked” and “vicious” attack.
A community support officer has been left with a fractured skull after a police chase in Romford last night.
Police foiled cowboy builders who were trying to get a 79-year-old Romford man to withdraw £3,000 from his savings.
Police are warning the elderly to be wary after an 88-year-old woman was conned and robbed by doorstep thieves twice this month.
These three rail workers have decided to take on the unenviable task of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for St Francis Hospice.
A competition to find the prettiest, cleverest and even scruffiest dogs took place at the weekend.
It is not just the First World War that is marking its centenary this summer.
A teenager who bottled a man in the face at the Romford dogs track walked free from court today after insisting he acted in self-defence.
Sick thieves stole cash from a 90-year-old Romford woman’s bedroom on Saturday in a disturbing distraction theft.
A great-grandmother who won a charity raffle from her caravan club has donated the cash in honour of her cancer-stricken granddaughter.
More than 70,000 Havering residents have had their personal details stolen and put up for sale on the “dark web” by criminals.
The travellers who unlawfully moved onto King George’s Playing Fields yesterday have left, Havering Council confirmed today.
Two off-licence workers won’t be getting a round in anytime soon after being fined for selling alcohol to underage people.
A 14-year-old Romford girl who had been missing for a month and a half has been found safe and well.
Travellers have arrived on an open space in Romford less than a week after they were evicted from an area just under two miles away.
A police officer has proposed a cunning plan to stop the growing crime of number plate and petrol theft in Havering.
A 23-year-old woman was punched several times in the head before being dragged out of view in Pages Wood, Harold Wood, by a man trying to rob her.
A dispute between battling neighbours almost ended with one going to jail today after he blasted the man next door with tear gas.
Many wonderful surprises awaited the students of Oakfields Montessori School on Friday as they entered the magical worlds of Roald Dahl.
Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town
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