Owners of independent businesses at The Retailery have been having “sleepless nights” over their future, as it was announced this week that it will close in the new year.

The “heartbreaking” decision to close down The Retailery in 2019 has been announced tonight after being refused necessary funding.

A doctor who performed the post mortem examination on a 15-year-old boy who was killed following a fight outside a Collier Row community centre told a court that the cause of death was shock caused by blood loss.

The chief nurse at the borough’s NHS trust has received her OBE for her services to nursing from Prince William.

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Havering are being invited to put “a little something extra” in their basket to help people who find themselves in need this Christmas.

A 15-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in the heart and neck, fell victim to a “second attack” just moments after being knifed outside a community centre, a court heard.

Six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis has become a patron of Saint Francis Hospice.

A performing arts studio where thousands of students developed their talents for more than three decades, has been demolished.

Neighbours were “horrified” to discover that a planning application to knock down a beloved community hall has been resubmitted for the third time.

December 1 is Small Business Saturday. As part of a series looking at what our independent shopping parades have to offer, reporter Hayley Anderson finds out why you should hit the high street and shop local this Christmas.

A car overturned last night when the driver crashed with a parked van.

Scouts from across the borough were recognised last week for all of their hard work and presented with the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards.

Hundreds flocked to Hornchurch this morning to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and pay their respects to the fallen.

The borough’s only female council leader in the local authority’s 53-year history has died at the age of 97.

A new pilot radio scheme using radios to combat crime in a town centre has been launched.

When I think of a ghost story, I picture myself scared and jumping out of my skin as someone creeps up behind me out of nowhere.

Families were enlisted by a shopping centre to help find Santa in order to try and raise as much money as possible for charities in the borough.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a 76-year-old man has built a war memorial in his front garden, covered in hundreds of poppies.

Former leader of Havering Council and councillor, admired for his “dedication and commitment”, Steven Kelly, has died.

A three-year-old dancer is thrilled to have one the top prizes at a dance festival.

The borough’s drop-in service for young people in care has celebrated its first anniversary.

One of the borough’s theatres has been awarded a grant of £350,000 towards its programme to improve and develop the community venue.

Not looking forward to saying goodbye to Halloween?

A community is working together to organise their first Christmas light switch on in years in a bid to bring back some festive cheer to the area.

A look at the biggest local news stories of this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A three-year-old dancer is thrilled to have won two of the top prizes at a dance festival.

Members of a campaign group fighting against the Lower Thames Crossing plan appeared on ITV News this week.

A fostering agency is happy to announce that it has been rated outstanding by Ofsted for the third consecutive time.

Celebrate the best of the borough’s night time businesses by voting for your favourite as part of the Havering NightLife Awards 2018.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

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