A former US Marine, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in Iraq, is “furious” after being kicked out of Tesco because of his assistance dog.

A supermarket staff member was hospitalised after an incident involving travellers who had set up camp in the Gallows Corner store’s car park.

A large group of travellers have settled in the Gallows Corner Tesco car park.

Shopkeepers in Rainham Village are celebrating after a proposed expansion by Tesco was turned down by Havering Council, but have warned against complacency.

Romford residents came out in force to donate following the Grenfell Tower catastrophe. Picture: PA

Works outside Romford station in March. Picture: HAVERING COUNCIL

A pre-school is having its garden redesigned complete with a Gruffalo path thanks to a £7,500 grant from Tesco’s Bags for Life scheme.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Construction work on an “eco-friendly” community centre began this week.

New figures show that brazen thieves targeted shopping centres after Havering recorded more than 1,000 shoplifting cases last year.

Blast raises issues about troublesome tenants

Thousands of items have been donated to the tenants who lost their homes in the explosion that erupted last week.

A man is in police custody after a male was robbed at knifepoint.

Customers and staff have banded together and made a huge difference to the lives of children spending time in hospital over the festive period.

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Just when is the right time to teach children about the circle of life?

Have you always dreamed of meeting Darth Vader or shaking the hand of a Storm Trooper?

Hoping to make the day practically perfect in every way, Havering’s mayor and her team of volunteers have chosen the movie Mary Poppins as the theme for the borough’s float in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Proud volunteers were delighted after creating a sensory tunnel at a school for those with learning difficulties and disabilities.

A new nursery opened this week offering the community a place to learn and play after finishing the first phase of renovation works.

A 1940s tea party was organised to raise awareness about dementia.

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