A Harold Hill secondary school head has criticised the “biased” system for deciding A-level results as students received their grades.

A charity has revealed its Romford branch has seen a surge in the number of people needing temporary accommodation since the start of lockdown.

Staff shortages due to isolation for suspected Covid-19 and “gross pressures” created by the pandemic are among the reasons an Upminster surgery has been put into special measures, a GP partner has claimed.

Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch has announced there will be no festive pantomime taking place this year.

A hospice chief executive is taking part in a walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise a six-figure sum for the charity.

The new leisure centre in Hornchurch will be named Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, it has been revealed.

Havering Council is to spend millions of pounds on buying properties at a planned Rainham housing development following the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

Two people have been injured after a collision involving a bus in Rush Green.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

A Romford shopping centre is hosting a number of superhero themed activities for children in the school holidays.

A second person was injured in Rainham after incidents believed to be committed by moped riders armed with knives.

A college campus in Harold Hill has closed its doors to students for the last time before it is set to be replaced with a housing development.

A mound of earth that overlooks the homes of Hornchurch residents is to be removed, Havering Council said.

Paramedics treated five people after a house fire in Gidea Park.

Two 12-year-olds have raised hundreds of pounds for a Havering charity after completing a 30km run.

A Hornchurch woman is hosting an art exhibition in tribute to her mother.

A charity that supports domestic abuse victims has been awarded funding to help it offer further support.

Plans for a mosque in Rainham have been turned down for a second time by Havering Council.

A Hornchurch teacher is offering free lessons to the borough’s primary school children this summer.

Having more role models in the Met from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities will help to challenge perceptions of the police and encourage more diversity in the force, east London’s top police officer has said.

Police are carrying out enquiries after a man suffered a head injury following an altercation at a Hornchurch pub.

A motorcyclist has died after a collision in South Hornchurch.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a road collision with a van in Rainham.

A hospital worker from Collier Row is aiming to complete one million steps to fundraise for charity.

Thirty-five thousand trees are to be planted in Havering after plans were announced to extend Hainault Forest.

A Rainham artist’s mural paying tribute to NHS staff has been put up at King George Hospital.

The opening of extra burial spaces at Upminster Cemetery could be accelerated if there is a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

Rainham Post Office was recognised for serving the community during the Covid-19 pandemic at a London awards ceremony.

A Havering woman who raised more than £1,250 for a zoo by selling masks she made has been awarded for her efforts.

A brother and sister have written a children’s story in a bid to raise money for the NHS.


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