August 27 2014 Latest news:
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.
Havering is one of the hardest hit London boroughs for “courier fraud” where fraudsters imitate police officers or bank staff to steal elderly and vulnerable victim’s bank cards.
Travellers who gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street last week have now moved on.
A group of travellers have gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street.
A photographer who began raping a girl when she was eight years old was today locked up for 13 years.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosive materials after one of them was taken to hospital with serious burns as a result of chemicals apparently blowing up in his face.
A gold chain worn by a nurse when she was brutally murdered was among the “irreplaceable” items stolen from her brother’s house last week.
An explosion “created by a young man” in Harold Hill has led to the discovery of a large amount of explosives in his home.
A serious accident has reportedly taken place in London Road, Romford.
A forecast of heavy rain today (Fri) has caused a yellow weather warning to be issued for Havering.
The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and blow up her house, a court heard this morning.
Trains running between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street are being delayed by up to 20 minutes.
A security guard was punched repeatedly after he approached a couple leaving the Collier Row store he works in.
The owner of a dry cleaners that was torched hospitalising two firefighters is offering a £250 reward to anyone who can help catch the arsonists.
An Upminster man has been arrested and a house searched by police as part of a probe into allegations of a multi-million pound fraud at a council housing department.
A 52-year-old man was punched in the face on a train by an attacker who fled from the carriage at Upminster station.
A public meeting will be held to allow residents to air their opinions on proposals to redevelop an old hall and car park into apartment buildings.
Recorder readers have strongly opposed the granting of planning permission for an “established” gypsy and traveller site on Green Belt land in Romford.
A 29-year-old man has received an eight-week suspended prison sentence for stealing five pairs of sunglasses from The Liberty in Romford.
Police are appealing to the public to trace a man wanted in connection with stealing petrol.
Work has begun on Havering’s first council properties project in more than 20 years.
Firefighters have remained at a waste recycling plant where they are damping down a fire, for 24 hours.
Updates on disruption to roads and train services:
A huge blaze at a recyling plant on Creek Way in Rainham is still being tackled by 12 fire engines and more than 80 firefighters.
“The stench is rancid” says a man nearby the fire taking place at the waste recycling plant, Shanks, in Creek Way, Rainham.
A 46-year-old man has been charged with sexually touching a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another aged 16, at the Havering Show.
Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town
A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.
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