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Bereaved families want to know why it was possible for the London Bridge terrorists to hire a van in Harold Hill to carry out their attack, an inquest heard.

Havering Police have issued a warning after a number of British Gas uniforms were stolen.

A charity which sent a married couple to Havering schools to show pupils what it is like to live in a “normal” home with two adults who are in a long-term committed relationship is hoping to raise money to vist even more schools in the borough.

A police officer from the East Area Command Unit has been found guilty of twice raping a teenage girl he took out for a date in Harold Hill.

A man from Romford is “painting the town red” after he was named the best painter and decorator in the UK.

The number of acid attacks in Havering has reduced by more than 50pc in the last 12 months, police have confirmed.

Officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce have seized an estimated 70kg of cocaine, with a street value of £3.5 million, from an address in Collier Row.

Organisations across east London have joined forces to deal with the rising “menace of hate crime” in Havering and surrounding boroughs.

The number of pubs in Havering has fallen by 29 per cent and the Mayor of London is calling for a “united effort” to save the remaining ones.

The number of burglaries in Havering has increased by 12per cent in the last year, according to data from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Organisations across east London have joined forces to deal with the rising “menace of hate crime”.

Police have cordoned off a section of bushes in Collier Row as part of an investigation into a “previous incident”.

Three teenagers, who were arrested on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old boy in Collier Row have been released under investigation.

A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed after a birthday party in Collier Row.

A man who followed a Rainham OAP driver and stole her car and threatened a mum at knifepoint while she was dropping off her children at school in Seven Kings has been handed six years in prison.

A man has fractured both his ankles after a 70-year-old mobility scooter driver collided with him in Harold Wood.

A man in his 20s has been stabbed in a fight in the street in Romford.

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

With bank holiday on the horizon, work chit-chat centres on vacay plans and outfit choices (after we have finished all our jobs - I promise editor Lindsay).

Whether it is via social media or talking to someone in real life, it is hard to escape from all the stories about violent crimes in the area.

A criminal with 69 previous convictions was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for murdering an alcoholic in a cruel, prolonged and “extremely violent” attack in the victim’s own home.

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

From wearing skirts and carrying lipstick cases to leading an elite firearm squad, the role of women in the police force has dramatically evolved over the last 100 years.

Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian calendar when parishioners celebrate the resurrection of Jesus when he rose from the dead after being crucified to death.

There are some new kids on the block at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning.

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.

Drivers should take extra care on the roads tonight after the Met Office has warned that there is an increased risk of ice.

If you think being a woman in 2018 is wearisome (juggling work and family, trying to afford your own home or contending with all the questionable messages from Tinder matches) then spare a thought for all those who have gone before you.

Netball has come a long way from just being played with orange balls on gravely school playgrounds – although it is still a great place to start.

A man who is wanted in connection with nine burglaries was arrested in a police raid after he jumped from an upstairs window.

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