October 21 2014 Latest news:
An inheritance scam is targeting residents by asking for their bank details.
Fewer pupils are skipping school than ever before, according to new figures published today.
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.
Rainham Marshes will be given a “much-needed” clean up next weekend as groups help clear litter from the nature reserve.
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.
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.
A missing teenager who went missing last week has returned home safe and well.
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.
Thieves have made off with hundreds of pounds worth of bicycles from train stations in a series of thefts that began in Upminster.
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.
Homeowners sitting on empty properties could face hefty council tax increases if a new proposal receives the green light.
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.
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.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a girl visiting relatives who was last seen by her family on Tuesday.
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.
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.
A man and his accomplice have been posing as water board officials to steal money and valuables in Shenfield.
Eight men have voluntarily attended a police station following an appeal relating to an alleged assault at an east London train station.
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.
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.
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.
A man has today admitted murder on the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey.
An attempt to fraudulently claim £30,000 for a home extension has earned a man a suspended sentence.
Two men have been charged with the murder of a Brentwood man.
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.
Police have made further arrests following the murder of a Brentwood man.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of rape after a woman was assaulted on Sunday.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man who died after being stabbed.
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.
Gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington joined hundreds of schoolchildren to make an Olympic splash at an event in Hornchurch.
Pauline Fynn talks about her group’s passion for painting and the theme of this year’s exhibition.
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