The first step in the £1.5billion regeneration of Havering’s council estates is complete as two blocks of housing in Rainham have now been completely demolished.

It’s Friday, so why not celebrate the end of another working week by taking on our Friday pub quiz?

A Hornchurch care home that has been in special measures for more than a year is to close after health inspectors found systems in place there “did not always protect people from abuse and harm”.

A group of generous runners raised almost £3,000 for Havering atte Bower’s Saint Francis Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Mission Mud run in Brentwood at the weekend.

Four fire engines were called to a large fire in Rainham that resulted in clouds of black smoke visible for miles in the evening.

Havering Council has drawn up its plans for the future political map of the borough – including the creation of four new wards and two new councillor positions.

Havering Council has been named one of the top 15 councils in the country when it comes to getting results in adult social care.

In the five years I have been a reporter here at the Recorder, the murder of Jodie Chesney stands out in awful clarity.

Tesco Gallows Corner was closed temporarily last night over “a concern for colleague and customer safety” after a group of Travellers moved into the supermarket’s car park.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car overturned during a crash in Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch, on Sunday morning.

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died after coming off his bike in a crash on the A12 in Romford this evening, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

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Harold Wood residents living on a stretch of road where two people were killed in an eight-car crash have expressed their shock at the tragic incident.

Havering’s councillors are to vote next week on proposals to increase their basic allowances for the first time in 12 years – a move that would, if approved, see the borough’s wage bill for elected members rise to almost £1million.

Police have confirmed that a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s were killed in an eight-car crash in Harold Wood at lunch time on Thursday February 20 as they urged anyone with dashcam footage of the fatal incident to come forward.

Havering’s London Assembly member has blasted the Mayor of London’s “shockingly slow” house-building record as it was revealed that just 76 City Hall-funded affordable homes have been completed in the borough since 2016.

The National Trust is hoping to turn a historic bakehouse building at the Grade II listed Rainham Hall into a second-hand community bookshop, planning documents have revealed.

It’s Friday, so why not celebrate the end of another working week by taking on our Friday pub quiz?

A popular Hornchurch pub could be set for a huge transformation if new plans for its outdoor area are approved by Havering Council.

The managing director of c2c has apologised to the train operators’ customers after six months of problems saw the company unveil a new “reduce the queues” campaign to make buying tickets easier.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s latest production of Macbeth ends on such a striking and well-executed image – pun intended – that it feels too much of a spoiler for me to write anything more about it here.

An empty Collier Row shop that has frequently been home to squatters hopes to follow the example set by three neighbouring shopfronts and open as a takeaway restaurant, according to new plans submitted to Havering Council.

Tributes have been paid to the former headteacher of Coopers’ Company and Coborn School and Sixth Form in Upminster, Dr David Parry, after his sudden and unexpected death yesterday (Sunday, February 9).

A 35-year-old taxi driver from Hornchurch has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after a man in his 70s died in a car crash in Chelmsford on Sunday.

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A Collier Row man has been jailed for seven years after he admitted removing court-imposed electronic tags from at least 37 convicted prisoners out on bail or early release.

It’s Friday, so why not celebrate the end of another working week by taking on our Friday pub quiz?

Havering Police closed a Hornchurch road on Thursday lunchtime after a number of suspects fled from a car that had been flagged down and chased by officers.

Five high-flying Hornchurch High School students are celebrating this week after finding out their sharp minds have seen them qualify for the prestigious Mensa organisation.

Romford Greyhound Stadium has a new professional trainer – and he’s one of the youngest in the country!


It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

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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