A series of talks about spotting the signs of child criminal exploitation and what to do if you suspect a child could be at risk will be held in the borough.


Romford has been named one of the cheapest places for families to buy food.

Plans to convert an office into the new home of Rainham Foodbank have been submitted to Havering Council.


Norfolk Police are appealing for the public's help to find a man who they think may be in Romford.


Police in Havering have launched an urgent appeal following an aggravated burglary in Collier Row.

Policing in Romford town centre is at "breaking point" as it is "over stretched and under resourced" according to a startlingly honest objection filed by the Metropolitan Police against an alcohol licence being granted to a premises in Romford Market.

Yesterday, 17:00

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

Yesterday, 16:00

The NHS hospital trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has introduced a new team of specialists to support children living with asthma in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Yesterday, 14:58

Do you recognise this man? Officers would like to speak to him about an assault on a member of staff at Goodmayes station.



Old Cooperians celebrated an opening day victory over local rivals Ilford Wanderers in the London Three Essex.


Romford manager Paul Martin is pleased with the fight and desire shown to bag their first league point in a 1-1 draw away to Witham Town.


Upminster have won a regional Natwest OSCA award for pro-active leadership in cricket.


Newly-appointed Everyone Active Raiders assistant captain Sean Barry says they can take plenty of positives out their two pre-season matches.

Yesterday, 19:39

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted it felt good to be back at the top of the County Championship table after their innings & 40-run win over Surrey.

Yesterday, 18:21

Simon Harmer spun Essex to the brink of the Specsavers County Championship title with seven wickets as reigning champions Surrey were despatched by an innings at Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 10:00

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson lauded 4-1 victory over Carshalton Athletic as potentially the best performance of the season so far.

Yesterday, 07:07

Romford picked up their first point of the season with a draw at Spa Road on Tuesday.

Tue, 19:01

Dan Lawrence crafted his first Specsavers County Championship century of the season to put Essex in a strong position as the race for the title heads for its dramatic denouement.


Tue, 15:00

The son of a famous game show TV presenter will be sharing his dad's story in a special tribute show in Romford.

Mon, 15:00

With razor-sharp dialogue and a moving sense of macho camaraderie running throughout, the Queen's Theatre 's new production of So Here We Are is a long hard look at male friendship and how young blokes cope with grief.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The lazy, overused and often downright offensive "Essex girl" sterotype finds itself firmly in the crosshairs of a hilarious new play on at The Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch until the end of the month.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

An enthusiastic cast of young performers made for a highly entertaining production of Oliver! at Romford's theatre.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new cooking show which sees contestants try to sell as much of their food to the public as possible will feature two amateur chefs from Collier Row.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

People with physical disabilities showcased their creative talents with their first Exhibition Open Day in Hornchurch.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Thousands of music-lovers flocked to Harold Hill's first ever festival organised by the community in a bid to encourage young people to stay away from a life of knife crime.

Monday, September 9, 2019

A self-confessed "Romford boy" who has played for an Upminster Sixth Form's rugby team at Twickenham, starred in a primetime BBC drama, and is now having his award-winning play performed at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch... It's safe to say Luke Norris has lived quite a life in his 33 years.

Friday, September 6, 2019

A group of Harold Hill residents hoping to "bring the community together" have organised a festival for young people in the borough to take place tomorrow (Saturday, September 7).


Leaders are Readers is a specialist tuition centre that teaches children to read, write, learn maths and excel at English. They run Saturday, summer and winter schools for children aged 3 - 12.

As the dust settles from the back to school rush, year six pupils and their parents begin to look to the next year ahead and getting prepared for secondary school. Drapers' Academy is also preparing, kicking off with their school Open Evening for next year's Year 7's.

A series of fashion vlogs launched by The Mercury Shopping Centre reveal this year's autumn trends. Discover where you can go to update your wardrobe, and find out how it will cost less than you think.

With over 40 stores in the mall for you to choose from, Gemma Brooks, marketing liaison at The Mercury, helps you find the most popular looks and newest trends.

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