This week it was revealed police in Spain forced a man to retrieve a fridge he threw down a ravine.

As the decline of the UK's once bustling high streets continues to be a concern, research from Nationwide Building Society reveals one in five children don't even know what one is.

It shouldn't really need to be said but, as more and more of our emergency services personnel are subjected to attacks while on duty, the Recorder is backing a borough-wide campaign to show respect for the police.

The 10th St Andrew's Fun Day and Dog Show was held on Saturday.

Every new policy introduced by the council is going to have some detractors.

Six fire engines remain at the scene of yesterday's grass fire in Rainham.

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are now tackling a grass blaze iin Rainham.

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home. If you can't feel safe there, where can you?

Thousands of people in the borough are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

For the past week or so the country has been praising the veterans of the D-Day landings - the men who prompted the beginning of the end of the war.

A magistrate, her boyfriend and his friend, who paid off court fines with cash from crime, have today (Tuesday, June 11) been sentenced for their parts in a £61,500 fraud.

A crematorium's specialised metals recycling scheme has raised £8,000 for the Alzheimer's Society's Singing for the Brain.

Police are supporting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) today, May 17 by reminding members of the LGBT+ community to report cases of hate crime so they can be fully investigated.

Rotary's Purple4Polio Ambassador British Paralympic wheelchair racer and polio survivor Anne Wafula Strike MBE will open the first Rotary East London and Essex Disability Games on Sunday, May 19.

We all regularly blame young people for the crime and violence happening around the borough, and point to the lack of youth clubs and things for children to do.

Thousands of runners will take to the streets tomorrow for the London Marathon

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Last summer thousands of people gathered in Romford town centre for the borough's first Pride event celebrating the LGBT+ community.

What does Easter mean to you? Chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks, daffodils, spring lambs, a long weekend...

It's the Easter holidays and you've got four days off work. If you don't want to go away, there's plenty of fun things to do on your doorstep.

If there's one thing that unites us all in annoyance, it's dirty streets.

The borough, and the country as a whole, was horrified and saddened by the fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney last month.

A man who harassed and threatened violence towards a woman has been jailed.

GPs in Havering are backing a campaign to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening - stressing that early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives.

Havering is a borough of animal lovers so the news this week that Jayne Arkan had found her dog more than a year after it went missing will bring a smile to most people's faces.

Four years ago, the Recorder ran a Fundraise on the First appeal to collect money for First Step.

A 79-year-old man has been banned from keeping animals for life for a second time after he admitted breaching a previous ban when he was found to be keeping a large number of animals in appalling conditions.

A woman left severely brain damaged following failings in surgery has received a £15.6million settlement which will fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

A 16-year-old boy is the second person charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney.

The fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney in Amy's Park, Harold Hill, on Friday night has shocked the borough and the whole country.


Host the perfect summer BBQ and open up your home for family and friends this summer. Create a seamless transition between your home and garden by installing bi-fold patio doors.

The Ken Rhodes Group has over 35 years experience in double glazing, conservatory and door installation. Director Ken Rhodes tells us how a sliding patio door could turn your home into the ideal summer venue and open up your living and kitchen spaces.

Our front doors can evoke all sorts of feelings; a welcome sight after a long day, or an instant first impression to our new neighbours. The Ken Rhodes Group can help you find the best composite door. Here, business owner Ken Rhodes has compiled this essential guide with three reasons you should consider upgrading your front door.

There's an increasing vulnerability among our older population, suffering from the effects of chronic loneliness and feeling like a burden to their families. Sean Watson, Howard Lodge care home's facilities manager discusses the benefits attending a day centre can give you and your loved ones.

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