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A market trader didn’t torch a £260,000 Ferrari because he had a broken ankle ‘after falling off his van replacing an aerial’, a court has heard.

A Newbury Park man alleged to have torched a £260,000 Ferrari outside a house in Emerson Park was taking revenge for a property deal that went wrong, a court has heard.

Twenty-five pubs in Havering have closed their doors since 2001, figures have revealed.

Fatbergs have caused more than 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Havering issued 120,000 parking and traffic fines last year, figures have revealed.

Detectives have appealed for help tracing a man wanted for questioning about a string of burglaries.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

When the First World War ended church bells rang out across the land.

Last ditch talks between union reps and rail bosses to avert a strike on the Central line tomorrow have broken down.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The total number of people killed or injured on the borough’s roads is falling, figures reveal.

A serial burglar who used a bank card stolen from a blind woman to buy £120 worth of cigarettes and alcohol avoided a prison sentence at a court hearing yesterday (Wednesday, September 26).

A total of 673 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

A kind-hearted shopkeeping couple is launching a soup kitchen to help the homeless.

Cyclists are being asked to put themselves in the driving seat of a lorry to prevent road accidents.

I’m met off the train by Barry waiting at the ticket barrier. We exhange greetings before he leads me to his car, a silver Mercedez parked just outside.

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

An ex-gambler is starting a daytime support group for compulsive risk-takers.

A watchdog received almost 100 complaints about Havering Council, figures reveal.

Schools in the borough issued more than 1,000 exclusions last year, government figures reveal.

The council took more than 1,000 of the borough’s firms to court for failing to pay business rates, figures have revealed.

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

A ‘vile’ paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

For some World War Two RAF veterans the path into service was not as smooth as others.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

Tony Philpot of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society on airship attacks, First World War heroes and keeping memories of an historic airfield alive.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

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