A temporary mortuary built at an Upminster crematorium in response to the coronavirus crisis has been put on standby.

A Romford schoolgirl is hosting online activities to educate and entertain other children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Police are appealing for help to find a missing Elm Park man.

A coroner ruled a vulnerable woman killed by her son at their Upminster home was not protected at night-time.

A woman from Collier Row made 300 pump bags for hospitals and a hospice during the coronavirus crisis.

A Romford boy displayed his amazing memory skills while raising almost £1,200 towards a Chigwell riding school for people with special needs.

Havering Council has reopened a lettings service for people on the housing waiting list.

Plans for an 88-home development on the site of Romford Greyhound Stadium’s former overflow car park have been approved.

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.

A hospital trust paid out £1.8 million towards a temporary ward it did not require after a drop in coronavirus infections.

Jon Cruddas has welcomed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s move to launch a judicial review into the approval of a waste incinerator over the river in Bexley.

Plans have been submitted to change the use of the former Mothercare unit in Romford into an Aldi food store.

A Collier Row mum has joined forces with her son to write a children’s book.

The former Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell has warned the Government that lifting coronavirus restrictions too soon could be “self-defeating” and lead to a second wave of infections.

“I’m in double lockdown,” admits Stephen Cottrell as he speaks from his Essex home via video conferencing tool Zoom.

A Hornchurch charity’s education provision for children with special needs has received Ofsted’s top rating for a sixth successive time - but its boss says the service’s future is at risk.

Romford Pride will be taking place online next month featuring a host of live performances.

Havering councillors have revealed their concerns with a council protocol that could prevent committee members from voting on planning applications.

A missing 15-year-old boy from Harold Park has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

A special knitted thank you for key workers has popped up on a postbox in Cranham.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) is investigating the cause of a fire which damaged a garage and motorbikes in Rush Green.

A Romford woman is raising money for NHS and mental health charities after recovering from a coronavirus battle that saw her in and out of hospital eight times.

Charities and voluntary groups in Havering have received a cash boost after the latest round of council funding.

Family and friends of a Harold Wood man who died last year have raised almost £30,000 in his memory.

Havering Music School’s community orchestra has recorded its own tribute to the borough’s heroes.

Campaigners have called for pop-up cycle lanes to be introduced in Havering to help key workers travel safely around the borough.

A residents’ association has donated hundreds of pounds to a foodbank during the coronavirus crisis.

The musical director of an NHS choir has re-written a classic song to pay her own tribute to hospital staff.

An eight-year-old girl from Collier Row cycled 26 miles around Havering across three days to fundraise for charity.

In a world without the coronavirus outbreak, Shaun Bailey could be Mayor of London right now.


The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

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