A new all-female national bricklaying competition will see students from across the country compete for the title of best bricklayer at a Havering College.

More than 30 schools and colleges across the country will be heading to the Hornchurch theatre for a collaborative performance of a modern day comedy.

A barber who was spent 45 years cutting hair in the borough has decided its time to close up shop and retire.

An actor from Romford stars in an emotional play about the difficulties soldiers and refugees experience when returning home from war.

A Harold Hill woman has started a charity that aims to tackle the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40.

The second phase of plans to build 365 homes on the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch have been submitted.

Plans for a multi-use sports area with 12 six metre high floodlights at a Harold Wood secondary school have been withdrawn to allow for further consultation about the development.

Magicians have travelled through time from the nineteenth century to bring their tricks to a Romford stage.

A Romford shopping centre has been awarded an autism friendly accreditation in recognition of its work to make shopping more accessible for people with autism spectrum conditions.

Youngsters are invited to let their imaginations run wild at an enchanting family show coming to the Queen’s Theatre.

Residents are encouraged to support a women’s charity by dropping off any unwanted women’s toiletries items at a new clothing boutique in Romford.

Pupils at a Harold Wood secondary school delivered festive hampers to the elderly in December.

A project to improve roads and fix potholes in the borough has been given a funding boost from central government.

The son of a rock and jazz legend will be performing some of his music in a special intimate session at Brookside Theatre.

A seven-year-old from Rainham is donating her hair to a charity that supports youngsters with cancer after she discovered that her best friend’s mum had been diagnosed with a terminal cancer.

A couple from Rainham described their “memorable” experience of having the first baby to be born at Queen’s Hospital in 2019.

A Hornchurch theatre is hoping to secure funds for a new community space by bidding for a significant cash boost from Tesco.

Harold Wood residents are concerned that plans for a sports area with six metre high floodlights outside a nearby secondary school will result in a “dreadful” intrusion on their privacy.

A mixed ability band will be playing at a new special and educational needs (Send) night in Hornchurch.

A personal trainer put off his Christmas dinner to run 15 miles and raise funds for a Hornchurch charity that aims to fight loneliness.

Havering has been ranked in the top 20 of London boroughs with the highest number of people injured in bus incidents.

Romford’s air cadets received a significant donation from a shopping hall’s Santa’s Grotto this Christmas.

Police are treating the death of a woman who was found in her Rainham home as murder.

Firefighters were called to a fire at an energy production plant in Coldharbour Lane this morning.

Police acted quickly to detain and search a group of young people following reports that they were seen with firearms in Romford’s town centre yesterday afternoon.

A company which specialises in improving environments has announced a £500,000 dredging campaign aiming to improve an area alongside the river Thames in Rainham.

A comedy tour featuring a diverse group of women is heading to a Hornchurch theatre this January.

A regional premiere by an acclaimed Romford playwright and the landmark revival of an epic British musical are two of the many exciting performances Queen’s Theatre has in store for Hornchurch in 2019.

In celebration of the anticipated film Mary Poppins Returns, an artist has put on a special exhibition in honour of the film.

People who need to see a GP or practice nurse urgently in Havering can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays this winter.


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.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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