A Hornchurch shop has raised £11,508 for Saint Francis Hospice by encouraging customers to make a donation instead of charging for smaller services.

Five cannabis factories in Romford, Ilford and Barking were raided in the latest anti-drug supply operation, say Metropolitan Police.

A group of Havering Colleges’ engineering students took part a virtual work experience with Tideway West – the company delivering the £3.8billion Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Peacocks stores in Barking, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Romford, Stepney, Stratford and Upton Park are set to close.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has been awarded crucial recovery funding from the government.

The number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has crept up to 46 in Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George, Goodmayes.

A 17-year-old sea cadet, studying at Havering College, is one of two young sea cadets ever to receive a British Empire Award.

Havering Council has announced its plans to step up test and trace as well as a £500 “Havering Helps” package to support residents asked to self-isolate due to coronavirus.

A feature film about Rom skatepark in Hornchurch will premiere at a special drive-in at the park on Saturday.

A landmark agreement between the NHS and a private Brentwood hospital has meant thousands of patients in east London and Essex have been able to keep receiving treatment while Romford and Goodmayes hospitals cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Havering Half Marathon, organised by mental health charity Havering Mind, has been cancelled.

“I remember my daughter calling an ambulance and being taken to hospital, then I don’t remember anything for the next two months.”

A Romford artist collective has produced a colourful and unique exhibition at Mercury Shopping Centre.

A new residents’ group is calling for more transparency and more democracy in council decision-making.

Twenty years on, police are renewing an appeal for an attack that has left a man permanently disabled.

In seven months, Romford’s Queen’s Hospital and King George in Goodmayes have gone from having 25 people waiting in excess of a year for treatment to 1,254.

Water engineers will be visiting homes in Collier Row over the next few weeks to apply fluorescent dye in sinks, dishwashers and toilets.

A “steady stream” of schools in Havering are seeing positive Covid-19 tests as the pandemic enters its second wave.

Havering Council has warned against coronavirus misinformation leaflets being posted to houses around the Romford area.

Police dogs and an ambulance were on the scene in Belgrave Avenue, Gidea Park on Saturday afternoon after youths raided a newsagents, leaving a man with knife injuries.

The clinical commissioning group, which runs Havering’s GPs and surgeries, is calling for more action to enforce the mask rule.

Two serving officers at the East Area Command Unit, which serves Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, have been charged with assault.

From his Harold Hill bedroom, a teenage magician became a social media sensation. Now, living in the Costa Blanca, he has co-founded Europe’s biggest TikTok house.

A person suffered a head injury following an alleged assault in B&M’s Romford store.

After the success of the Insight Day marketing webinars held this spring, this paper’s publisher Archant is back with a new five-part series of live webinars which you can dial into from your home or office.

A student at Havering Colleges has tested positive for coronavirus.

Transport for London (TfL) apologises as buses with reduced capacity to be Covid-secure have resulted in schoolchildren being left without any transport to get to and from school on time.

The government has agreed to a new walk-through coronavirus testing facility in the borough.

Patients in Havering have reported waiting up to Christmas Eve and January 7 for non-urgent blood tests.

New mums at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) are set to benefit after medical student Gregory Yates won a scholarship.


The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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