A detective specialising in keeping young people out of gangs has appeared on author Jennifer Gilmour’s Abuse Talk podcast to discuss the exploitation of young people.

The M&Co store in Upminster is one of more than 200 outlets to be saved following a financial restructuring of the company.

A long-time Saint Francis Hospice supporter has raised more than £1,600 for the charity by busking in Upminster during lockdown.

A couple have marked 70 years of marriage with a special platinum wedding celebration.

Birthdays are often a time to reflect; both on years passed, and all those still to come.

Police are appealing for help to locate a missing 16-year-old girl.

Schools in Hornchurch, Upminster and Romford are set for a funding boost of almost four per cent next year.

Dressmaker to the stars Patricia Flavell has raised £2,000 for Saint Francis Hospice by donating the proceeds of a face mask sale to the charity.

A Newham teacher and founding member of the Asian Women’s Association of Havering has died after a battle with cancer.

Romford Market is back with a bang.

A 17-year-old boy from Romford was arrested in connection with an alleged assault at Bow Church DLR station.

Ten boys from Hornchurch’s Emerson Park Academy have done a 5k challenge to help grant the wish of Jacob Tompkins, a courageous young boy who has beaten all the odds.

Four of Havering’s McDonald’s branches have today reopened for dine-in service.

The number of new claims for universal credit fell significantly between between May and June as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

Christine Kendall was her family’s biggest cheerleader.

Two more arrests have been made in an ongoing intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

Havering’s libraries will begin to re-open from tomorrow, July 17, as the borough’s coronavirus recovery plan continues.

An MP has backed calls to add a Sikh tick box to the 2021 census, amid an ongoing legal battle over the group’s omission.

A man in his fifties has died after a collision in Petersfield Avenue just after midnight (00.10hrs) today.

The Autism Hub in Romford’s Liberty shopping centre is open once again after coronavirus forced it to close for 14 weeks.

The Saint Francis Hospice stores in Wanstead, Romford and Harold Hill are open once again. They are the first of the charity’s shops to reopen after almost 85 days.

The Little Adventurers Nursery in Upminster has held a belated birthday celebration complete with balloons, cake and ice cream.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

Havering’s Extinction Rebellion group has joined forces with Havering Cyclists to lobby the council for improved cycling networks in the borough.

Many of Havering’s restaurants have opened their doors to the public for the first time in more than 100 days.

An undercover intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence has led to 23 arrests across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.

TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after a trackside wall collapsed onto the railway track at East Ham.

The NHS has prioritised Covid-19 from the moment its deadly potential became clear.

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).


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