Londoners ate more than eight million meals last month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme, the Treasury has said as it worked out the number by parliamentary constituency.

The company that owns the Romford Recorder has announced it is to come under new ownership.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The August bank holiday weekend means one thing in Havering - it’s Havering Show weekend.

There are severe delays of about an hour on the M25 anti-clockwise due to an accident between J30 (Dartford Crossing) and J29 (Romford/Basildon).

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Havering will join national celebrations this weekend to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War.

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Freemasons across Essex, including those from lodges in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, joined together via Zoom to pay a final show of respect to Provincial Grand Master Rodney Bass OBE, who died on July 14 after a long battle with cancer.

Life has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new coronavirus rules?

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

The M25 anti-clockwise near Harold Wood is closed following a collision.

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

The man who died after being hit by a car in Harold Hill at the weekend has been named as Mark Henry, 58, from Romford.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A public consultation held by the Diocese of Chelmsford enabled more than 1,000 people to share their views to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford.

Pubs can reopen tomorrow after being closed for three months and consumer group Camra, the Campaign for Real Ale, has released an easy to follow guide to help people use and support their local pubs safely over the coming weeks and months.

Businesses can get advice on how to generate high-quality leads without spending more money during a free webinar run by publisher Archant.

The Romford man who died in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle, Kent, following an altercation with some youths last week, died of a heart attack according to a post-mortem examination.

Over the past 20 years, Saint Francis’ Hospice at Home service has cared for more than 9,000 people and touched the lives of so many families and loved ones.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Romford man in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle, Kent on Thursday.

Police have been cracking down on speeding as they have seen a rise in drivers breaking the limit in the capital during lockdown.

With more time on their hands to enjoy the lovely weather, residents have found the chance to appreciate the nature and wildlife around them.

As the weather gets warmer and we are allowed out more, people have been enjoying the borough’s parks and photographing the nature and wildlife around them.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

Rainham Asian Education & Cultural Society (RAECS) has donated 60 lunches to thank the NHS frontline workers at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

Tennis courts and fishing lakes in Havering reopened today, Wednesday May 13, after the government’s announcement allowing people to spend more time out of their homes, exercising or relaxing.

GPs are assuring residents across Havering that the local NHS is open for business and ready to safely provide care to people who need it. It is important you do not wait if you need urgent medical help.

Detectives investigating the shooting in Upminster in which an 11-year-old was injured, have charged a man with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon - a knife.


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For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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