This weekend, the people of Harold Hill are invited to join in with an interactive dance event designed to bring the community together.

The number of Universal Credit claimants in Havering has risen once again after a dip was recorded between July and August.

A woman has been made an MBE in recognition of her lifelong devotion to the Sikh community.

A teaching assistant from a Hornchurch primary school is officially a hero.

The East Area is to run its first ever online LGBTQ+ forum tomorrow evening (Wednesday October 21) from 6pm.

A woman who was robbed in Upminster has spoken out about her experience in the hope that it may prevent future incidents.

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre with serious injuries following a collision in Hacton Lane, Hornchurch.

A Hornchurch business born during lockdown has seen support soar after it was endorsed by retail guru Theo Paphitis.

Julia Peat is no stranger to a challenge, particularly one involving water. Last year, she took on an 18km swim to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.

A man in his thirties has been shot in Collier Row.

Pupils from three primary schools have received free copies of a new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in construction.

The team at Hornchurch Leisure Centre has been commended for turning the facility’s sports hall into a community support hub during lockdown.

Upminster Hockey Club has raised almost £1,700 for Havens Hospices after taking on a month-long challenge inspired by the Euro football championships.

Have you seen Kadri, 17, who has been missing from the Romford area?

Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez is hosting a virtual jobs fair.

A new online platform has been launched by Havering Council to unite the community as the battle against coronavirus continues.

The Harvest festival at Cranham’s All Saints Church is set to look a little different this year due to coronavirus.

Romford’s Brookside Theatre has put the call out for male performers to join the cast of its forthcoming Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz.

The number of Universal Credit claimants in Havering has fallen for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of Havering community groups have been given grants of £500 by Tesco to help support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

A family is finally able to say last goodbyes to a “truly remarkable” 100-year-old from Rainham - six months after her death.

A Hornchurch woman who defrauded more than £7,000 from the pharmacy she worked at has been ordered to repay the money.

Lengthy queues and a lack of capacity are among the problems surrounding a new coronavirus testing facility in Rainham.

A cycle ride has raised more than £11,000 for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals charity.

The closure of First Step’s education service deprives parents of a “vital” lifeline, according to one mother whose son previously attended sessions with the Hornchurch charity.

The government’s latest Affordable Homes Programme neglects renters, according to Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas.

Taniya Perera’s move to Romford has paid off, with the 36-year-old well on her way to the career she envisioned back in 2018 when she decided to relocate from Sri Lanka.

Hornchurch High School has sent its first ever student to Eton after Shomique Hayat secured a scholarship at the prestigious institution.

Launders Lane has reopened after firefighters successfully tackled a blaze which broke out this morning at a derelict landfill site.

The MP for Romford has backed the government’s decision to publish the Internal Market Bill.


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