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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.

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