<![CDATA[News]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Rainham residents demand help as ‘thousands’ of rats run riot down road]]> /news/environment/rainham-residents-demand-help-as-thousands-of-rats-run-riot-down-road-1-5357522

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences – that is what residents of one Rainham street have found themselves up against.

1.5357522 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:00 +0000
<![CDATA[George Michael tribute comes to Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre]]> /news/george-michael-tribute-comes-to-hornchurch-s-queen-s-theatre-1-5357260

Fans can relive the unique musical talents of George Michael in a special tribute performance.

1.5357260 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:02:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Hospital trust runs up £80m medical blunder bill]]> /news/health/hospital-trust-runs-up-80m-medical-blunder-bill-1-5356411

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust running Queen’s Hospital millions of pounds a year.

1.5356411 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:08:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Romford teen to mentor young people with mental health issues]]> /news/romford-teen-to-mentor-young-people-with-mental-health-issues-1-5356351

An outspoken teenager from Romford is looking for two young people from the borough with mental health issues to take part in some mentoring sessions.

1.5356351 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:13:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Romford station shows support for Samaritans’ Brew Monday campaign to tackle ‘most difficult day of the year’]]> /news/romford-station-shows-support-for-samaritans-brew-monday-campaign-to-tackle-most-difficult-day-of-the-year-1-5355866

Rail staff have shown their support for Havering Samaritans’ bid to turn “Blue Monday” into “Brew Monday”, by encouraging people to get together for a cup of tea and a chat.

1.5355866 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:19:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Charity marks 20 years of helping young people with ADHD - it all Adds+Up]]> /news/charity-marks-20-years-of-helping-young-people-with-adhd-it-all-adds-up-1-5355326

A small Romford charity is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special ball.

1.5355326 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:17:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Havering Council to receive £30million from City Hall to fund affordable housing]]> /news/havering-council-to-receive-30million-from-city-hall-to-fund-affordable-housing-1-5355297

Havering Council cabinet members are set to discuss a proposed £30million grant from the GLA to pay for more affordable housing in the borough over the next three years.

1.5355297 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:10:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Havering Councillors to debate Sadiq Khan‘s new ‘unacceptable’ housing target for the borough]]> /news/havering-councillors-to-debate-sadiq-khan-s-new-unacceptable-housing-target-for-the-borough-1-5355219

Havering’s councillors look set to brand Sadiq Khan’s increased housing targets for the borough “unacceptable, unachieveable and unsustainable” at a meeting later this month.

1.5355219 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:50:30 +0000
<![CDATA[HS2 construction giant Carillion to go into liquidation after Government refuses taxpayer bail-out]]> /news/hs2-construction-giant-carillion-to-go-into-liquidation-after-government-refuses-taxpayer-bail-out-1-5354740

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

1.5354740 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:58:24 +0000
<![CDATA[Harold Hill dinner lady announced as winner of London School Chef of the Year 2018]]> /news/harold-hill-dinner-lady-announced-as-winner-of-london-school-chef-of-the-year-2018-1-5354708

A dinner lady is delighted to have been crowned the winner of a regional cooking competition with her healthy meals.

1.5354708 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:35:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Tickets still available for Mayor of Havering’s Variety Show in Hornchurch on Tuesday]]> /news/tickets-still-available-for-mayor-of-havering-s-variety-show-in-hornchurch-on-tuesday-1-5354667

The Mayor of Havering’s Variety Show will take place this week to raise money for three worthy causes.

1.5354667 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:56:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Police called to reports of gunshots in Upminster street]]> /news/police-called-to-reports-of-gunshots-in-upminster-street-1-5353789

Armed officers and a police helicopter were called to Upminster this morning (Saturday, January 13) after numerous reports of gunshots being heard on a residential street.

1.5353789 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:30:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Stapleford Abbotts pub worker to take on Brentwood Half Marathon for Saint Francis Hospice]]> /news/stapleford-abbotts-pub-worker-to-take-on-brentwood-half-marathon-for-saint-francis-hospice-1-5353326

A brave young barmaid is preparing to take on the Brentwood Half Marathon on March 18 to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

1.5353326 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:50:56 +0000
<![CDATA[Harold Hill care home thanks neighbourhood’s residents for help with community Christmas event]]> /news/health/harold-hill-care-home-thanks-neighbourhood-s-residents-for-help-with-community-christmas-event-1-5352997

One of Romford’s leading care homes has been celebrating a successful Christmas that saw it offer much needed to support to lonely members of the community.

1.5352997 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:00:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Air Ambulance called as fight ends with man being stabbed in Rainham]]> /news/air-ambulance-lands-in-rainham-after-police-officers-called-to-reports-of-a-stabbing-1-5352987

A man has been stabbed during a fight in Rainham this afternoon (Friday, January 12) that ended with London’s air ambulance being called.

1.5352987 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:59:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Romford MP Andrew Rosindell calls for national anthem to be taught in schools]]> /news/romford-mp-andrew-rosindell-calls-for-national-anthem-to-be-taught-in-schools-1-5352967

Romford’s MP is calling for the national anthem to be taught in schools across the country as part of the curriculum.

1.5352967 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:46:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Quiz of the week: Can you answer all the questions about Havering news over the last seven days?]]> /news/quiz-of-the-week-can-you-answer-all-the-questions-about-havering-news-over-the-last-seven-days-1-5352961

Think you know what is going on in your area?

1.5352961 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:43:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Morning mist and cloudy afternoons]]> /news/watch-this-weekend-s-weather-forecast-morning-mist-and-cloudy-afternoons-1-5352904

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

1.5352904 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:20:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Romford’s new Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre to open at last]]> /news/romford-s-new-sapphire-ice-and-leisure-centre-to-open-at-last-1-5352746

It has been a long and winding road to this point, but Romford’s new leisure centre and ice rink is finally set to open, five years after the town’s ice rink closed its doors.

1.5352746 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:24:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Hornchurch councillor leaves Residents’ Association group to join Havering Conservatives]]> /news/hornchurch-councillor-leaves-residents-association-group-to-join-havering-conservatives-1-5352215

A long-serving councillor who has represented Hornchurch for almost 25 years has left his group and joined the Conservatives.

1.5352215 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:28:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Heritage: The day the Romford Bank collapsed]]> /news/heritage/heritage-the-day-the-romford-bank-collapsed-1-5351715

A tale of incompetence, selfishness and denial – Prof Ged Martin looks at what happened to the town’s financial institution

1.5351715 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:29:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Editor’s comment: Something went wrong with Local Plan consultation]]> /editor-s-comment-something-went-wrong-with-local-plan-consultation-1-5351654

Whenever a planning application is made to build homes somewhere in the borough, there will be neighbours objecting.

1.5351654 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:06:42 +0000
<![CDATA[New memorial to be built to remember soldiers at First World War training camp]]> /news/new-memorial-to-be-built-to-remember-soldiers-at-first-world-war-training-camp-1-5351648

A new memorial will be installed at the site of a First World War camp in Gidea Park to remember the soldiers who trained there.

1.5351648 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:01:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Recorder letters:]]> /recorder-letters-1-5351640

Letters, contributions and comments sent it from Recorder readers

1.5351640 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:17 +0000
<![CDATA[Woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity after Romford friend suffers brain injury]]> /news/woman-climbs-mount-kilimanjaro-for-charity-after-romford-friend-suffers-brain-injury-1-5351440

A 33-year-old woman is taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of a charity after a friend suffered a traumatic head injury.

1.5351440 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:37 +0000


Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

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