October 25 2014 Latest news:
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.
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.
A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed and overturned in a car park.
Gang culture is on the rise in Havering, with the borough’s young people being targeted by groups from Dagenham.
A man found dead in a car in the car park of Tesco in Gallows Corner, Romford, has been named as Behar Brace.
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a UFO, according to one Romford resident.
Heavy police presence has led to one of Romford’s busiest roads being blocked off.
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.
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.
Green Points collectors will now be able to access their rewards via an iPhone app.
A former employee of Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas was today found guilty of abducting and murdering him over a debt.
A woman and child are being treated for minor injuries after a car and ambulance were involved in a collision in Main Road, Romford.
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.
Unmarked graves where civilian Second World War casualties were laid to rest will be recognised at a memorial dedication next month.
Trains through Romford and Ilford are delayed by as much as 15 minutes, Greater Anglia has warned.
A planning application to demolish a petrol station and replace it with an Aldi retail foodstore has been submitted.
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.
Gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington joined hundreds of schoolchildren to make an Olympic splash at an event in Hornchurch.
Co-ordinator Jackie Perryman describes how her charity supports parents of children with autism.
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