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Rough sleepers will be housed in B&Bs by Havering Council this winter as temperatures hit zero – and you can play an important role in ensuring they find respite.

Two handguns, a loaded shotgun and £50,000 of suspected ill-gotten cash have been seized by police at an Upminster address.

Around 20 firefighters were called to a blaze at a disused landfill site in Rainham.

Rail services were disrupted after a person was hit by a train at Romford Station.

Commuters can expect cancellations and delays of up to 20 minutes on Greater Anglia trains towards Straford due to a defective track between Goodmayes and Seven Kings.

The brutal murder of an 85-year-old great-grandmother bludgeoned to death in her Romford home by a debt-ridden gardener has left a “hole in her family that will never ever be filled”.

The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Havering.

Walk-in services will be closing at South Hornchurch Health Centre.

A hospital radio station held a 25-hour marathon broadcast to raise funds to keep providing entertainment and joy to patients.

Havering now has more takeaways per person than the national average.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

Police have confirmed that a man has died in a crash involving two cars and lorry on the M25 near Romford which caused gridlock throughout east London’s road network this morning (Tuesday, October 16).

A 19-mile diversion has been put in place to alleviate severe traffic which is mounting on the M25 near Brentwood following a serious crash.

Five teenagers who formed a carjacking cartel and burgled 49 homes across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham have been jailed for a combined total of 20 years and four months.

Havering is ranked 11th worst in the country for falling short of its government target for building new homes, according to the latest government figures.

A knife-wielding thug who carried out a string of violent robberies in Havering and a burglary in Ilford is due to be sentenced today (August 17).

Callous theives sprayed a man with a noxious substance during a Hornchurch robbery before striking a second victim in their getaway car as they fled the scene.

Firefighters have been called to reports of an acid attack in Hornchurch.

A 28-year-old Rainham gunrunner and drug smuggler for a London cartel has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.

One in three people in Havering does not do enough exercise, according to the NHS Active Lives Survey. So reporter Aaron Walawalkar and some Recorder colleagues tried out Zorb football to show one fun way to get active.

A 24-year-old man from Hornchurch has died after being hit by a train at Goodmayes Station.

A man is in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a train in Goodmayes Station this morning (July 31).

Greater Anglia and TfL Rail services from Shenfield to Liverpool Street are running a delayed service after a man was struck by a train at Goodmayes Station.

A Hornchurch landlord will have to fork out more than £7,000 for running an illegal house of multiple occupancy (HMO) in Seven Kings.

Firefighters battled a blaze at an Ardleigh Green home last night (July 17).

Health campaigners and politicians have visited 10 Downing Street to call on the prime minister to increase the supply of critical care beds at two east London hospitals.

Havering’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

A blaze has ripped through the loft of an Upminster bungalow.

Traffic is mounting on the A127 following a crash between a car and a lorry carrying giant metal rods this morning (July 2).

Police have re-issued an appeal for the public’s help to trace a man wanted in connection with an assault that saw a mini-cab driver’s nose partially bitten off.

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