Members from a Harold Hill archery donated food, festive items and hygiene products to their local foodbank.

A 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital with “life-changing” injuries after a hit and run in Havering-atte-Bower.

A special needs school in Harold Hill said its first Christmas fete was a resounding success for all the pupils and families that came for the festive afternoon.

A Hornchurch secondary school was one of 28 schools in London to receive an award for encouraging active and safer modes of travel.

Panto season is one of the most joyous and magical times of the year and the Queen’s Theatre will be holding special dementia friendly performances so that no one will feel excluded from enjoying the wonders of pantomime.

A children’s charity granted a special wish to a young boy from Hornchurch by arranging for him to meet West Ham captain Mark Noble.

Proposals to tackle congestion at the Brook Street Roundabout – Romford’s M25 junction – will go on show this week.

An X Factor finalist will be recreating the magic of Adele’s music from her three hit albums in Hornchurch.

Rainham and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has pledged his support to a campaign which aims to prevent Crown Post Offices from becoming part of the WHSmith chain.

A family in Harold Wood hopes their special Christmas lights display will help raise money for a charity that supports homeless people.

A Dagenham charity held a candlelit vigil in Romford to pay its respects to women who have been affected by male physical violence or sexual abuse.

A band that has performed at the BBC’s Children in Need will be performing popular Christmas songs at the Queen’s Theatre this December.

A hospital ward in Romford was made to look and sound like a children’s party after a special visit from the Skittle Man at Queen’s Hospital.

A Rainham resident is at her wits’ end after her landlord failed to resolve a series of issues with her housing, including a large tree that is precariously hanging over her home.

The Offie nominated actor CJ de Mooi will be playing one of Christmas’ most renowned grumpy characters, Scrooge in Brookside Theatre’s Christmas musical.

The best of the borough’s night time venues were out in full force to pick up their awards at the prestigious Havering Night Life Awards.

A former Hornchurch secondary school teacher has been jailed for nine months after admitting to sexually touching a student.

A Dagenham charity will be holding a candlelight vigil in Romford to pay their respects to women who have been affected by male physical violence or sexual abuse.

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Havering is one of the best councils in country for securing outcomes that make a real difference to their residents’ lives, according to a recently published performance index.

A 15-year-old singer from Harold Hill said being crowned winner of Factor Essex 2018 was an “overwhelming” experience.

Havering’s MPs are set to vote against the prime minister’s Brexit withdrawal agreement due to concerns that the deal will have a negative impact on the UK’s sovereignty, economy and its future place in the world.

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A man believed to be in his 20s has been taken to hospital after reportedly being attacked with a baseball bat.

After caring for nearly 100 children in the borough, a couple have decided to retire this Christmas.

TfL contractors are expected to complete the much anticipated work on the Ardleigh Green Bridge with several road closures set to take place over the Christmas period.

Volunteers, families and local businesses helped raise more than £3,600 at a Hornchurch charity’s Christmas bazaar.

There’s a top-secret door in the heart of Havering.

Young people across the borough demonstrated their creativity in a touching tribute to the servicemen and women of the First World War by taking part in a special competition.

Care workers in the borough have been awarded funding to support a digital innovation projects that will help transform social care.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

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