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Billy Green being lead away from court. Picture: The Press and Journal.

Hornchurch World Cup reveller jailed for Aberdeen airport bomb lie

A 39-year-old Hornchurch man has been jailed for pretending to have a bomb in an airport while still under the influence after watching the World Cup on TV the night before.

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Todd outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Family of partners killed by bus in Romford ‘disappointed’ with ‘lenient’ sentence

A judge asked the families of two men killed after being hit by a bus in Romford town centre to put themselves in the place of the driver and “thank God” it has never happened to them.

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Brentwood woman charged with drink-driving after car park crash

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed and overturned in a car park.

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Picture posed by a model (PA)

Gang culture on the rise in Romford

Gang culture is on the rise in Havering, with the borough’s young people being targeted by groups from Dagenham.

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Forensic experts examine the car for evidence

Update: Man found dead in car in Gallows Corner, Romford, named as Behar Brace

A man found dead in a car in the car park of Tesco in Gallows Corner, Romford, has been named as Behar Brace.

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This is not the ufo spotted in Romford. Picture by Gerhard A. E. Uhlhorn from Flickr

‘Silver orb’ UFO spotted in Romford sky

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a UFO, according to one Romford resident.

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Heavy police presence in Rush Green Road, Romford

Police block off Rush Green Road in Romford

Heavy police presence has led to one of Romford’s busiest roads being blocked off.

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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Killer employee caged for life for murdering Harold Hill’s Evaldas Svolkinas

A former employee of Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas has been jailed for life today after a jury found him guilty of murdering his boss over a cash dispute.

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Forensic experts examine the car for evidence

Body found in car in Gallows Corner, Romford

A man in his 50s was found dead in a vehicle in the car park of Gallows Corner Tesco, in Romford, in the early hours of this morning.

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Phones, tablets and laptops have been banned from the school grounds to combat cyber bullying at Acland Burghley School. Picture: Edward Smith

iPhone app for Havering recyclers

Green Points collectors will now be able to access their rewards via an iPhone app.

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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Former employee found guilty of killing Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas

A former employee of Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas was today found guilty of abducting and murdering him over a debt.

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The scene of the crash in Main road

Woman and child treated for injuries after ambulance crash in Romford

A woman and child are being treated for minor injuries after a car and ambulance were involved in a collision in Main Road, Romford.

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Dog saves Harold Hill man from fire after he fell asleep cooking

A 67-year-old man slept through his fire alarm as his home filled with smoke after he fell asleep while cooking - but his dog came to the rescue.

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Crow Lane Cemtery, Romford. Pic: John Hercock

Romford unmarked Second World War graves to be recognised

Unmarked graves where civilian Second World War casualties were laid to rest will be recognised at a memorial dedication next month.

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'Poor rail conditions' have caused delays throughout the morning

Travel: ‘15-minute’ delays to Greater Anglia trains through Romford and Ilford

Trains through Romford and Ilford are delayed by as much as 15 minutes, Greater Anglia has warned.

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The new store would open on Collier Row Road (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)

Collier Row Aldi plans submitted

A planning application to demolish a petrol station and replace it with an Aldi retail foodstore has been submitted.

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Havering Council alert over inheritance letter scam

An inheritance scam is targeting residents by asking for their bank details.

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Truancy rates are down nationwide. Picture: PA (Barry Batchelor)

Fewer pupils playing truant than ever before in Havering

Fewer pupils are skipping school than ever before, according to new figures published today.

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Todd outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Bus driver imprisoned for two-and-a-half years for killing elderly couple crossing on green man in Romford

A bus driver who hit and killed an elderly couple with his double decker in Romford has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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Rainham Marshes.

Rainham Marshes to get makeover

Rainham Marshes will be given a “much-needed” clean up next weekend as groups help clear litter from the nature reserve.

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Amy Childs emerges from her vehicle, phone in hand, after Wednesday evening's accident. Photo: Twitter/@Lipman09

Brentwood Towie star Amy Childs flips car in South Woodford

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs said she was lucky to be alive after flipping her white Range Rover Autograph Sport last night.

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An officer with the 40 cannabis plants. Picture: Met Police

Cannabis plants found in Harold Hill drugs bust

Police found around 40 cannabis plants being grown in a Harold Hill home during a drugs bust on Saturday after they received a tip-off.

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Aalaya Tarawate, 16, was last seen by her family on Tuesday. Picture: Essex Police

Missing girl who was visiting Brentwood relatives returns to family

A missing teenager who went missing last week has returned home safe and well.

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Bromley was today cleared of unlawful killing by negligence. Picture: John McLellan

Upminster boss cleared of unlawfully killing Lee Balkwell

A man accused of causing the death of Lee Balkwell, who was found crushed in a cement mixer 12 years ago, was today cleared of unlawful killing.

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BritishTransport Police want to speak to this man. Picture: BTP

Spate of bike thefts began in Upminster

Thieves have made off with hundreds of pounds worth of bicycles from train stations in a series of thefts that began in Upminster.

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Aids charity founder Eyob Sellassie, 45

Rainham Aids charity founder spared jail after £104,000 scam

An Aids charity founder who blamed Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign for corruption in Africa while masterminding a £100,000 scam has been spared jail.

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Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Higher tax could hit empty Brentwood homes

Homeowners sitting on empty properties could face hefty council tax increases if a new proposal receives the green light.

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Evaldas Svolkinas

Man accused of murdering Harold Hill’s Evaldas Svolkinas was ‘owed £1.5k’

A man accused of killing Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas allegedly stalked him over several nights and murdered him trying to claim the nearly £1,500 he was owed, a court heard today.

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Martin Pullin

Romford mechanic cleared of death by dangerous driving, guilty of helping driver conceal crime

A mechanic accused of killing a motorcyclist was cleared of causing death by dangerous driving today, but convicted of helping the driver conceal the crime.

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Aalaya Tarawate, 16, was last seen by her family on Tuesday. Picture: Essex Police

Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for missing girl who was visiting Brentwood relatives

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a girl visiting relatives who was last seen by her family on Tuesday.

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Della Callagher died two days after eating at the Railway Hotel

Pair on trial over Hornchurch Christmas Dinner death

The manager and chef of a pub falsified food safety records after their reheated Christmas dinner killed one diner and left 32 others severely ill, it was alleged in court.

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Simon Bromley. Picture: John McLellan.

Boss appears before jury accused of causing death of Upminster’s Lee Balkwell 12 years ago

The family of Lee Balkwell, who was found dead crushed in the mechanisms of a cement mixer, had their 12-year wait for a trial ended today after his boss appeared before a jury accused of unlawful killing.

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Efit of the man posing as a water board official. Picture: Essex Police.

Police hunt for Shenfield ‘water board’ distraction burglars

A man and his accomplice have been posing as water board officials to steal money and valuables in Shenfield.

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It was thought the suspects may have travelled from Upminster station

Eight attend police station after assault appeal

Eight men have voluntarily attended a police station following an appeal relating to an alleged assault at an east London train station.

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Roxy the rottweiler. Picture: RSPCA

Life ban for Harold Hill pair who kept ‘emaciated’ rottweiler Roxy in own urine

A man and a woman from Harold Hill have been banned from keeping animals for life for causing suffering to “lovely little” rottweiler Roxy after an RSPCA inspector found her “emaciated” and sitting in her own urine.

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Good Samaritan bottled and beaten after confronting gang harassing woman

A Good Samaritan was savagely beaten and bottled by a gang when he selflessly came to the aid of a woman who was being harassed.

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An HMRC investigator. Picture: HMRC

Pair arrested on suspicion of role in £40m laundering plot in Romford raid

A man and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in Romford on the suspicion of playing a role in a £40million money laundering plot to disguise profits made in an alcohol scam.

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Brentwood man pleads guilty to murder of Christopher Foster

A man has today admitted murder on the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey.

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Barkingside Magistrates Court

Fraudulent disability claim lands Rainham man suspended sentence

An attempt to fraudulently claim £30,000 for a home extension has earned a man a suspended sentence.

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Police have arrested one man on suspicion of dangerous driving

Two charged in connection with Brentwood murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of a Brentwood man.

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George Gutteridge. Picture: Essex Police

Anniversary of gunned down Romford police officer

Pc George Gutteridge was found slumped by the roadside having been shot twice in the side of the head and in both eyes after walking from his family home to meet a colleague one September night.

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Police have arrested one man on suspicion of dangerous driving

Further arrests made in connection with Brentwood murder

Police have made further arrests following the murder of a Brentwood man.

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Man arrested in connection with Brentwood rape

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of rape after a woman was assaulted on Sunday.

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Francis Ntena Nsiangangu. [Picture: Essex Police]

Teenager charged with the murder of Francis Ntena Nsiangangu in Brentwood

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man who died after being stabbed.

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Photos were found of Toulson and her husband on a luxury yacht. Picture: Ian Nicholson (PA)

Romford benefit cheat caught hook, line and sinker gets year in jail

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.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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