A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Residents are invited to share their views on parking restrictions in Havering following a major campaign calling on the council to scrap 30 minutes of free parking in Hornchurch and Upminster.

Brookside Theatre will be celebrating the festive season with a new musical adaptation of Peter Pan and the theatre is on the hunt for local actors to take part in the show.

A Collier Row school principal who travelled to Australia to recruit teachers for Havering schools said he has already interviewed some "outstanding" candidates for the borough.

Dawn raids at 50 properties across east London have resulted in police seizing a variety of drugs, cash and weapons.

Residents in Harold Wood came together to celebrate 100 years since the opening of the Harold Wood War Memorial.

An expansion of Heathrow Airport and additional flights at London City Airport will have a "detrimental effect" on residents' quality of life, says the leader of Havering Council.

From spraying a member of the audience with whipped cream to using their stomachs as an instrument, the performers in Queen's Theatre's latest farce pull out all the stops to get their laughs.

MPs in Havering claimed nearly £78,000 in expenses last year according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

A premises licence for a "cosy" micro pub in Hornchurch has been granted by the council.

Works to install a walkway across a busy Romford road are expected to start in November six years after residents first campaigned for the toucan crossing.

A Cranham artist put her landscaping skills to the test in Sky Art's new series of Landscape Artist of the Year.

A 90-year-old woman who has been attending Havering's tea dances for 25 years celebrated her birthday on the dance floor with friends and family.

Residents have raised more than £500 after two men stole a large sum of cash from an 81-year-old pensioner in Harold Hill.

A band passionate about Led Zeppelin's music will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's iconic album at Brookside Theatre, Romford.

An exhibition which showcases creative works about central Asia has opened in Romford's town centre.

Staff at The Mercury were "overwhelmed" by the success of this year's Macmillan coffee morning.

An eight-year-old from Upminster is set to take on the lead role in Oscar Wilde's mystery play in Romford.

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl from Romford.

Residents are preparing to take on a half marathon through the borough this weekend.

Four talented singers will be performing the greatest hits of well-known pop stars.

A 10-year-old Romford pupil won an exciting opportunity to take part in a swimming lesson delivered by a four-time Olympic medallist.

More than 100 students from seven Havering schools learned how to develop their digital and entrepreneurial skills at a tech event for women.

A new adoption agency which hopes to speed up the process of finding parents for vulnerable children across east London has launched in Havering today.

The owners of a micro pub have applied for licensing permission to sell "quality drinks in a comfortable space" in Hornchurch.

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 14-year-old from Romford.

Two councillors were eager to raise funds for a Woodford Green hospice after a burglary at the hospice's charity shop in Romford led to a loss in funds.

A charity that aims to make homelessness a thing of the past in Havering has received a major donation from insurance brokers in South Okendon.

Two off-duty firefighters who work at Hainault and Romford stations worked quickly to save a man's life after he suffered a heart attack on a beach in Cornwall.

A school principal will travel to Australia where he hopes to recruit qualified staff to fill teacher shortages in the borough.


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