The family of Jodie Chesney, the Dagenham teenager who was killed in a knife attack in Harold Hill in March, are drawing up plans to launch a charity tackling knife crime in her memory.

Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the Cricket World Cup Final with a festival of the game at Gidea Park and Romford Cricket Club on Sunday July 14.

"I thought I might run off stage crying but if you don't get it right in front of your mum, when are you ever going to get it right?"


A man wanted by Romford Town Police in connection with a shoplifting incident has been arrested in Ilford.

Two former Harrow Lodge Primary School pupils returned to their old haunting ground to celebrate 60 years since leaving.

Services on the c2c network are being cancelled, delayed or terminated at Barking due to overhead wire damage.

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.


Harold Hill residents are paying tribute to a beloved postman who died after injuring himself while playing football.

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Police are appealing for help to find a 21-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident.



Everyone Active Raiders have announced the re-signing of defenceman Callum Burnett ahead of the 2019/20 National League season.


Fourty members of Harold Wood Running Club took part in the 24-hour Spitfire Scramble event at Hornchurch Country Park last weekend.

Jimmy Neesham almost smashed New Zealand to victory against England eight years after he starred for Upminster in the 2011 season


Two Romford's Team Falcon kickboxers picked up impressive victories on Saturday.


Ardleigh Green and Havering atte Bower captain Lloyd Edwards watching his side fall 19 runs short to Walthamstow was tough to take.


Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson pleased with fantastic effort from his side as they lost 1-0 to League Two outfit Leyton Orient in pre-season.


Pre-season: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Charlton Athletic 4


Pre season: Hornchurch 0 Leyton Orient 1

Yesterday, 18:00

Romford Junior Raiders have announced the re-signings of duo Abbie Sylvester and Ellie Wakeling ahead of the 2019/20 National League South One season.


Yesterday, 15:00

Art works inspired by ideas and imagination will be showcased at a returning exhibition in Upminster.

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A Hornchurch choir that supports people who've previously been told they can't sing is celebrating a comeback this year.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fairkytes Live, Hornchurch's intimate music venue, has unveiled a host of singers and bands that will be performing on its own stage at the Havering Show.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A popular musical comedy about five eccentric nuns is making its pilgrimage to Romford this month.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A theatre is appealing for the women of Havering to donate their unloved or forgotten stilettos for the premiere of a new production.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Charities are teaming up with Queen's as well as the National Theatre to take part in a musical adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A rockabilly artist who has performed with musicians from Elvis Presley's band is coming to Hornchurch.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Interactive wildlife murals which will bring artwork to life at the touch of an app will be introduced at a shopping centre.

Monday, July 1, 2019

A Titanic musical on the most famous ship in the world will dock at a community venue for the first time this month.

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There's an increasing vulnerability among our older population, suffering from the effects of chronic loneliness and feeling like a burden to their families. Sean Watson, Howard Lodge care home's facilities manager discusses the benefits attending a day centre can give you and your loved ones.

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