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The mum of a Romford teenager born with cerebral palsy is throwing a Christmas fundraiser to support her son's newfound passion for boxing and a fit life.

A swing band is returning to Hornchurch to sing jazzed-up Christmas renditions of popular favourites in December.

A charity which works with girls who are at risk of exploitation is staging an art exhibition about body positivity.

Harold Hill paid its respects for Remembrance on Sunday, November 10 with a procession from St George Church to the memorial for an outdoor service led by the Reverend Shaun Moore.

A single mother from Hornchurch who is training to be an electrician has been nominated for a Women in Construction Award.

A Hornchurch charity has been awarded more than £277,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help reconnect youngsters living on the streets with their families.

Saint Francis Hospice is issuing an urgent appeal for volunteer drivers to help transport people living with life-limiting illnesses.

The founder of youth organisation, Knives Down, Gloves Up hopes to get youngsters off the streets and into boxing gyms to show them an alternative to gangs.

A disco concert which promises to travel back to the days when the dance floor was king will raise funds to support Saint Francis Hospice.

Two Romford teenagers received a scout award on Thursday for their charitable work in the community.

A Rainham man was charged with multiple burglaries in Brentwood today (Friday, November 8).

A Romford park has remained closed for more than a week after ground subsidence issues were identified there.

A Harold Hill man has received a two year suspended prison sentence for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

An NHS chaplain worked with schoolchildren to create two walls of poppies as a backdrop to remembrance services at Queen's and King George hospitals in Romford and Goodmayes.

The Havering Literary Festival returns to libraries across the borough this week following last year's inaugural success.

Cancer nurses took time off from their day job to be guests of honour on TV show Made in Chelsea.

Brownies young and old came together to share stories of the group through the ages as the 1st Cranham Brownies celebrated their 75th anniversary.

An eight-year-old girl is joining in a fun run 5k for the hospice that cared for her great grandad and hopes he will be cheering her on from heaven.

A new musical highlights the hidden history of the role of women during the Second World War by getting participants to research what their mothers and grandmothers did during the war.

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