Three people were arrested during the Met’s deployment of live facial recognition technology in Romford town centre yesterday (Thursday, February 14.)

An eight-year-old girl from Upminster with Down’s syndrome, and her furry best friend, are finalists in the Crufts Friends for Life competition.

A business owner has set up a petition against the council’s plans to scrap free car parking in Upminster and Hornchurch.

Members of Havering Council’s cabinet have approved budget plans that include improvements in street cleaning and road repairs, but scrapping free parking in some parts of the borough and a rise in council tax.

Two people were taken to hospital after a car overturned in Havering-atte-Bower last night.

Three people were arrested after a car crashed into a wall and a number of parked vehicles following a police chase in Romford.

A Gidea Park gym class has put a special spin on exercise and raised more than £11,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.

Tributes have been paid to a Romford market trader who was a “prankster” and a “wheeler dealer with a Midas touch” after he passed away following a 17-year battle with Parkinson’s.

Boot-Led-Zeppelin offer the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, and the group are coming back to Queen’s Theatre this weekend.

Live facial technology will be deployed in Romford town centre tomorrow (Thursday, February 14) as the final part of the Met Police’s trial of the technology.

A new community cafe has opened inside of a Romford church and is hoping to be a “friendly place where everyone finds a warm welcome and a listening ear.”

A new exhibition celebrating 40 years of Rom Skatepark in Hornchurch will be opening at Havering Museum at the end of next month.

A man has been arrested after allegedly throwing a chair through the window of a Romford pie and mash shop.

A Romford mum has thanked the public for their kind donations after her flat was destroyed by a fire.

Police have said the 19-year-old who was attacked outside of Romford station last night has ‘not serious’ injuries.

A teenager was injured when a noxious substance was thrown at him outside Romford station this evening (Monday, February 11).

Men from Rainham, Romford, and Upminster have all pleaded guilty to their part in a serious crash at an illegal motorbike street race that left a woman with life-changing injuries.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery outside of Romford station.

A group of nurses who all started their training at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford 50 years ago were reunited last week for the first time in decades.

A woman in her 40s died after being hit by a train at Romford station.

Noak Hill residents are furious after police ‘destroyed’ their homes in a raid as officers were hunting for guns and drugs.

A rise in council tax, improvements in street cleaning and road repairs, along with investment in better leisure facilities and school places are all part of the council’s proposed budget for the next year which will be discussed by cabinet members next week.

Tesco staff at Roneo Corner have raised more than £15,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.

Cartoon superhero Captain Romford is returning to save Havering from an alien invasion, 20 years after his escapades were printed in the Recorder on a weekly basis.

A husband and wife Hornchurch Sea Cadets who have helped out for more than 40 years between them have received awards for their long service and commitment.

Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre in Romford has celebrated its first birthday.

West Ham United has announced that Saint Francis Hospice will now be an official club charity.

A planning application to build a mosque in Rainham has been refused by Havering Council.

Families who have been evacuated following a number of fire-arms raids in Romford in the early hours of this morning are being looked after at Central Park Leisure Centre.

Romford’s HMV store will remain open, as its new owners today announced that 27 stores up and down the country will close.


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.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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