The NHS has launched a campaign to get cancer referrals back up to pre-pandemic levels.

Havering businesses are coming together to create a lights exhibition in the Mercury Shopping centre.

A public meeting has been arranged by Havering Council to update residents following concerns about anti-social behaviour at Havering College.

More patients have died from Covid-19 at King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital since the start of the pandemic than almost anywhere else in London.

Saint Francis Hospice talk about their work supporting children through grief, supported by Children in Need.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell appeared on the first virtual prime minister’s question time to ask about “temporary” flyover, Gallows Corner.

An order which bans street drinking in Romford town centre has been extended for another three years.

Following two dispersal orders in less than a month at Havering College, the principal has said the college has invested in more neighbourhood patrol staff as well as to expect a continued police presence in the vicinity.

Eight Covid marshals have been deployed across Havering this week to enforce coronavirus restrictions.

The closure of a nursing home has been criticised for bad timing and causing “distress” for families.

A Hornchurch multi-retailer has been forced to shut after being told it didn’t have enough essential items to qualify as an essential store.

Havering has confirmed it will be included in the early roll-out of rapid Covid-19 tests, although it initially appeared it had missed out despite having the highest coronavirus infection rate in London.

Three men from Rainham, Romford and Canvey Island have been ordered to hand over more than £1.2million of assets.

Friends have been knitting adorable bunnies and raising money for Saint Francis Hospice.

At least 10,885 people - 4.2 per cent of Havering’s work-age population- are claiming unemployment benefit according to the latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics.

In the capital, coronavirus confirmed cases are slowing while Havering becomes the borough with the highest infection rate.

At least 3,201 pupils were absent from Havering schools on one day in October, a snapshot government survey reveals.

For the children at one Upminster nursery, Halloween meant more than just the pumpkin carving this year.

Shopkeepers in Rainham are worried about what the future holds.

For Halloween, a Harold Hill family transformed their front garden with a gigantic four metre-long spider, a fog machine, spooky music and a slide to deposit sweets safely at a distance.

A Romford DJ booker tells the Recorder how he went from booking world-touring DJs to launching a Christmas tree delivery service.

Following reports of waits of up to four months for blood tests, the clinical commissioning group (CCG), the governing body for GPs and surgeries, has declared it a “serious incident”.

Restrictions have been in place at the A12 Gallows Corner for the past three days due to sewer works.

A dramatic increase in waiting times for treatment nationally has meant the number of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT) patients receiving treatment within four months has halved.

Under Tier 2 restrictions which London and Essex are currently in, different households cannot mix indoors - including pubs and restaurants.

Havering’s two Conservative MPs, Julia Lopez and Andrew Rosindell, who didn’t vote to extend free meals in schools, tell us why they were against the motion.

“Like a sledgehammer, it’s smashed our world,” says a Rainham dad-of-two who says his partner of 21 years died because she was afraid to go to hospital during the pandemic.

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.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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