Tesco in Rainham has reopened after it was closed because of travellers who set up camp in the car park.

Police have advised the store to close, and have received reports of anti-social behaviour.

The Brownies of Harold Wood donated useful items to Harold Hill Foodbank at their local Tesco’s foodbank collection bin.

Entrepreneurs from across the borough will gather tonight to celebrate their achievements at this year’s Havering Business Awards.

An eco-friendly community centre for residents of Havering opened to the public today.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The time has come to celebrate and be inspired as the finalists for the Havering Business Awards 2017 have been announced.

Tesco Express stores across east London raised more than £2,500 for the Make A Wish foundation during a Halloween-themed fundraiser last month.

A petition to save Rainham Police Station’s front counter has been launched by Labour MP Jon Cruddas.

From veterans to Brownies and college students, well-wishers from all walks of life gathered in Elm Park this morning to honour soldiers of the past and present.

A group of Havering’s youngsters did their bit to raise money for the UK’s veterans when they held their annual poppy appeal collection at a Rainham supermarket this weekend.

When the Poppy Appeal reaches its zenith around Remembrance Sunday, you may be under the impression that following its conclusion Royal British Legions can put away their boxes and collection tins, and pick them all up again 12 months later.

The owner of a store which repeatedly sold alcohol to children, says she is “young and still learning” after its licence was revoked.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a car that had been involved in a police chase overturned in Roneo Corner early this morning.

A school looks more colourful than ever after Tesco volunteers opted in to give it a lick of paint.

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.

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Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

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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