A collective of mixed media artists will soon be displaying work inspired by a well-known rock n’ roll artist in Hornchurch.

Rise Park’s dedicated activist Terry Hurlstone has died at the age of 80.

A 72-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a child was electrocuted at a Harold Wood pub.

Four more patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital.

The first buyers of homes of a new housing development being built on the site of the former St George’s Hospital in Hornchurch are set to move in this summer.

A kebab shop in Romford’s town centre will keep its licence despite complaints of noise and anti-social behaviour from residents living nearby.

A coroner has called on Havering’s mental health trust to investigate after a care team failed to raise concerns when visiting a Romford man on the day he took his own life.

Havering Council leader Damian White issued a message today on how the council plans to combat the “huge challenge” of stopping the spread of Covid-19 in the borough.

Police have issued a warning after receiving reports of scammers taking advantage of elderly people amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Supporters of a Hornchurch charity raised more than £900 for First Step with their third annual cheese and wine evening.

A detective will be subject to learning following an investigation into a controversial stop and search in Gidea Park.

Firefighters dealt with a warehouse fire in Market place in Romford this afternoon.

Masked thieves stole around £50,000 worth of iPads and goods from a Romford gadget store.

Hornchurch construction workers organised a competitive football to match to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

Nearly 3,000 people are set to lose their jobs as Dixons Carphones announces plans to shut its standalone Carphone Warehouse stores including shops in Romford and Hornchurch.

People are being told to avoid, pubs, clubs, theatres and to start working from home “where they possibly can” following the first government televised press conference on the coronavirus outbreak.

A Thames Chase trustee will be walking 100 miles from Harwich to Upminster to raise funds for the environmental charity.

From how to protect yourself from the coronavirus when you have underlying health conditions to whether pets can get the disease, we put your questions about Covid-19 to an east London GP.

After remaining closed for more than five months due to ground subsidence a housing estate manager said the Romford park is expected to reopen soon.

New advice for people showing symptoms of the coronavirus is to stay at home for seven days. But how exactly do you self-isolate?

A man was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car near Queen’s Hospital.

Shoppers were invited to pet some baby farm animals as part of wellness week at the Mercury.

Romford housing association residents say they are facing “huge bills” to cover costs for a 24-hour fire patrol and the removal of combustible cladding.

Routine planned inpatient surgeries at Queen’s and King George Hospitals have been suspended as the trust prepares to make sure vulnerable patients are kept safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

A beloved charity which provides vital support to youngsters with special needs and disabilities said it has made significant steps towards avoiding closure but “isn’t out of the woods yet”.

A 10-year-old girl from Harold Hill had her long locks chopped off to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice.

A kebab shop in Romford town centre will have its premises licence reviewed following complaints of “sickening behaviour” and loud noises at night.

Care home workers and volunteers are being invited to take part in training sessions in Romford to learn more about the coronavirus and how they can keep vulnerable residents safe.

A Hornchurch 10-year-old boy hopes to one day be as big as Martin Freeman after performing alongside the Hobbit actor in a new Sky comedy series.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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