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An Upminster couple who won £10,000 per month for a year on the lottery have said lockdown is a “strange time” to win as they have not been able to celebrate with family and friends.

Tributes have been paid to long-serving Harold Hill Labour Party branch chairman and activist Ted Baglin who has died of liver failure aged 94.

A Romford-based international children’s charity is assisting families in some of the most impoverished areas of the world who face food shortages because of coronavirus.

Two teachers at the Royal Liberty School have been shortlisted for prizes at prestigious national teaching awards dubbed the “education Oscars”.

A teenager from Collier Row is among three to have been jailed for killing a 15-year-old aspiring musician in a pre-planned gang attack.

Former Romford Recorder reporter Eric Jay has died aged 95.

A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of using unlawful force after striking a teenager with a baton when conducting a stop-and-search.

A Romford GP who cited the cases of Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients is facing jail for molesting 23 female patients.

A police detective has denied assaulting a teenager with his baton after footage of his conduct during a stop and search in Gidea Park went viral on social media.

Jodie Chesney’s killers - an amateur boxer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old drug runner - had drifted into the violent but lucrative world of drug dealing from broken homes.

A jury has retired to consider the verdicts in the trial of four people who have been accused of murdering Jodie Chesney.

Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back by mistake after her killer “rid out on the wrong people”, according to the alleged getaway driver.

One of Jodie Chesney’s alleged killers told a friend he had “done something real bad”, a court has heard.

A young man claimed to be “deeply saddened” at the death of Jodie Chesney as he refused to help police, a court has heard.

A Hornchurch primary school teamed up with one of the country’s largest developers to throw a summer fete to remember earlier this month.

Saint Francis Hospice celebrated 35 years helping unwell people across east London at a special event last week.

The security team at The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford received the Security Team of the Year award at the Sceptre Awards 2019, for outstanding and excellent teamwork tackling anti-social behaviour, using a policy of zero tolerance.

When a 71-year-old man from Harold Wood was told he had four types of cancer and a brain haemorrhage he did more than just resist the temptation to fight back.

A Mother’s Day gift to a publishing event was just the start of a Romford resident getting her first book published.

A Hornchurch gardening community that cleaned up their streets in an attempt to combat littering has received a grant from the National Lottery.

An international campaign that protests against climate change has launched a new faction in Havering after parliament declared a climate emergency.

Rush Green Community Association welcomed all to its flower show on Saturday.

Residents can now register for the annual 5k run next month in aid of First Step, a Havering charity at risk of closure.

Instead of swearing, Andrew Chesney quotes Macbeth.

A project manager from Romford who admitted to taking a “degrading” upskirt picture of a young woman has been spared jail - telling a judge his life has been turned upside down since the incident.

Singer-songwriter Lucy Blu has exploded on to the UK country music scene over the past 12 months and hit number one on the UK iTunes country chart with her single Only Just Begun.

A family friendly charity Superhero Fun Run and inflatable’s day is returning to the borough on Sunday, May 19.

Students will be transforming level one of the Mercury Shopping Centre into a futuristic minature town for Architecture Week.

A Rainham sculptor who uses recycled metal and reclaimed driftwood to produce his art is set to be the featured artist of the month at an Upminster nature centre.

Havering has been named one of the top boroughs in London for children getting admitted into their first choice primary school.

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