A garden shop which has been part of the community for almost six decades, will be closing for good in a few months’ time.

A popular pub has reopened its doors after a £200,000 refurbishment.

An emergency department has opened a £1.2m assessment area to help quickly assess and treat patients arriving by ambulance.

Family and friends of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest are raising money for a cardiac charity in her memory.

A new special free school has been given the green light to be built on the site of a secondary school.

The leader of Havering Council announced last night that the local authority wishes to pay for more police officers that would be dedicated to working in the borough.

Thousands of pounds have been raised by businesses across the borough as part of a first of its kind challenge for a hospice.

Detectives from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command have arrested 13 people, including someone from Harold Hill, and seized more than £120,000 worth of assets as part of ongoing operation to tackle violence and organised drug lines.

An adult college is encouraging residents to try something new with the return of its Get Creative Festival.

A man has been jailed for four years and six months for handling stolen vehicles worth more than £180,000 and breaking them up for parts.

“It’s a show for the people. It’s about the voices you haven’t heard from that time and their stories.”

A black tie ball raised thousands of pounds for the borough’s NHS trust’s charity at the weekend.

Thousands of pounds have been injected into a new campaign to keep the streets of Havering clean and it needs your help.

Knife crime offences in Havering have sky-rocketed by 85per cent in the past three years, new figures have revealed.

A transport company donated more than 600 Easter eggs to a beloved hospice.

The borough’s NHS trust has unveiled a new CT scanner to the delight of its staff.

The artistic director of a community venue was “honoured” to be presented with a British Empire Medal last week.

A nursery has re-opened its doors after works on a new extension was completed.

A classic car festival which has raised thousands of pounds for Saint Francis Hospice, has received national recognition for its contribution to the charity.

A 15-year-old cadet helped save his friend’s dad’s life using first aid which he learnt earlier that week.

Burglars went on a crime spree at the weekend, breaking into sheds that back onto a school field and stealing thousands of pounds worth of belongings and several “sentimental” bikes.

A 22-year-old is wanted by police for breaching a gang injunction.

An exhibition on the borough’s famous skatepark has launched.

A toy superstore will be making its way to Romford next week, celebrating the occasion with an opening party.

A black tie ball to raise money for the borough’s NHS trust’s charity will take place next week.

A green open space is at risk of being concreted over as another application to build more homes has been submitted.

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after CCTV footage came to light of a customer dragging a dachshund around a shop and holding him up by his neck.

Hundreds tested their knowledge at an annual quiz co-hosted by a snooker champion to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

A grandmother-of-four is appealing for help in finding out why she contracted an asbestos-related cancer.


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