A police sergeant has urged people to protect their homes from an expected “massive” rise in burglaries ahead of the clocks going back.

Almost 20,000 children in the borough live in poverty, a study shows.

A man who conned a housing charity out of £100,000 to feed his gambling habit has been jailed.

A memorial service has been held to pay tribute to seven firefighters who lost their lives at the start of the Blitz.

The MP for Rainham has slammed the government after Tory counterparts voted against recommendations made during the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

A magician who has performed all over the world has devised a show online to avoid becoming a “Muggle” after the coronavirus struck the entertainment industry.

The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death has spoken of her regret at not seeing the signs of gang elders grooming 
her son.

A cyclist involved in a crash where the driver of a car failed to stop has died.

Sir Jack Petchey who founded a business empire and youth charity is 95 today.

Havering’s constituencies have seen almost 30,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

A postal worker was found dead after a car “racing at speed” smashed into his vehicle, a coroner’s court has heard.

A support service has been set up to help families caring for children who have suffered abuse and trauma.

A nurse has described how acts of kindness have helped her cope with working on a Covid-19 ward.

Two men were arrested and eight women rescued during raids on brothels in a crackdown on sexual exploitation and modern slavery.

More than a fifth of children in working households in Dagenham and Rainham live in poverty, a study shows.

A hospice is seeking donations to help vulnerable children through its Ramadan fundraising appeal.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

Dennis Goodwin was 18 when the allies declared Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, ending a war which was “80 per cent boredom and 20 per cent excitement”.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

A tip is due to reopen after a row between Havering Council’s leader and the borough’s waste authority.

A group of MPs and council leaders has written to the health secretary demanding a Covid-19 test centre.

A gang of burglars sprayed fire extinguishers in the faces of an elderly couple during a “despicable” attack inside their home.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.

A group of almost 300 supermarket workers are fighting for up to £10,000 each in equal pay compensation.

A row has erupted between council leaders after one “dissed” Barking and Dagenham on the radio.

The c2c train operator has been named by commuters as the capital’s most punctual service.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.


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