Thea Achillea from Collier Row plays Ebenezer Scrooge's daughter in BBC's three-episode long series, A Christmas Carol.

Hundreds of residents joined a Remembrance Day parade through the streets of Upminster on Sunday, November 10.

The borough's longest running Santa's Grotto has opened in Romford's town centre.

A First World War exhibition in Hornchurch enabled visitors to learn more about the borough's role during the war while paying their respects to fallen soldiers on Remembrance Sunday.

A housing developer has submitted an outline planning application to build 98 homes near the Cranham Brickfields Nature Reserve.

Staff from the Brewery shopping centre are hoping to break homelessness stereotypes in Havering by spending a night sleeping outside.

Two young actors from Romford and Gidea Park have been cast in Brookside Theatre's Peter Pan the Musical.

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of immigration offences following reports that a man was carrying a knife in Harold Hill.

A Hornchurch charity that aims to fight loneliness using technology has been shortlisted for an award that recognises the positive impact it has made in the community.

Around 40 firefighters attended a fire at a vehicle workshop in Romford.

Elm Park residents were greeted with sunny weather for this year's Remembrance Day parade and service.

A Harold Hill primary school collaborated with Gallows Corner Tesco on a project that aims to encourage shoppers to buy poppies ahead of this year's Remembrance Day.

Following the success of Harold Wood's first Remembrance Day service last year residents gathered again at the war memorial to pay their respects.

A four-year-old boy was reduced to tears when he learned that he may no longer be able to use the soft play area in Romford Mothercare as the children's store is set to close.

Residents gathered for a "poignant and meaningful" Remembrance Day service and parade in Romford.

Shocking footage of two young men being assaulted in the street revealed the world of "casual violence" in which Jodie Chesney's two killers moved.

Residents have formed an action group to oppose plans to build six two-storey houses on the space of one bungalow in Hornchurch.

Romford's Mothercare has started a massive closing down sale following the children's retailer's announcement that its UK business was no longer profitable.

The testimony of a witness who spotted two men fleeing Harold Hill park moments after Jodie Chesney's death proved crucial to detectives being able to track down the Dagenham Scout's killers.

The family of a Dagenham scout who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked attack have said they will never be able to come to terms with her death.

It took a jury less than six hours to find a 19-year-old drug dealer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old guilty of murdering Dagenham Girl Scout Jodie Chesney.

The well-known story of a heroic thief and a greedy sheriff will soon be showing in Hornchurch for this year's pantomime.

Young and old came together to celebrate Diwali with dancing and a special meal in Elm Park.

To help residents pay their respects this Remembrance Day Havering Council is providing free parking in council-run parks on Sunday, November 10.

Residents are encouraged to attend a fundraising event at the Romford Greyhound Stadium to support two charities that help youngsters who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Mothercare in Romford is one of 79 stores that will close as the retailer enters into administration.

The story of a chaplain whose faith is tested during the First World War will be shown in Harold Wood for this year's Remembrance Day.

The family of a soldier who died during the Second World War were amazed to discover that for years a French family had been tending to his grave after they learned of the circumstances of his death.

Police are asking for the public's help to find a 41-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a burglary.

A shop selling American sweets has officially opened its doors to the public in Collier Row with the help of a TV personality from The Only Way is Essex.


The Christmas holidays are nearly here but don't fret the Mercury has got you covered with over 50 events taking place between now and Christmas that are sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.

Discover how you can help a local restaurant raise money for charity, eat good food and enjoy a great night out with the family and friends.

The festive season is fast approaching and that often means a flood of Christmas parties, work dos and get-togethers with your nearest and dearest.

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