Yesterday, 17:00

It's six o'clock on a Friday night, and I'm sitting in a police briefing with dozens of officers from both the Metropolitan and Essex Police services. We're about to go hunting for bad guys. This is Operation Gambler.

Yesterday, 16:00

A group of horse riders in Upminster dressed up their dogs and horses in their best fancy dress for Cancer Research UK.

Yesterday, 16:00

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

Yesterday, 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.

Yesterday, 12:00

Two well-known faces from the world of snooker players raised funds for Saint Francis Hospice at a special event organised by the Boston Global Company (BGC) to commemorate friends and colleagues that the company lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

Yesterday, 11:52

A road closure is in place after a motorbike and car crashed in a Hornchurch road.

Yesterday, 10:00

A wider range of housing grants are now available to help older and disabled residents adapt to their homes in Havering.

Yesterday, 07:00

A nurse at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS hospital trust put his expertise to good use earlier this month when he saved the life of a man who had a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Brentwood.


Yesterday, 22:20

Hammers defender Arthur Masuaku given soft second yellow cards as West Ham miss a chance to go third

Yesterday, 18:10

Essex's established new-ball attack of Jamie Porter and Sam Cook shared what spoils were going on the first day at Chelmsford as the tense Specsavers County Championship title race took several more twists and turns.

Yesterday, 16:00

Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett admitted too many of his players were off-colour during Saturday's disappointing defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Yesterday, 08:50

Everyone Active Raiders started off in style on home ice as they sealed a 7-1 victory over Bracknell Bees.

Yesterday, 07:00

Essex embark today on the 11 days that will decide the success of their season.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Everyone Active Raiders came up just short in their National League Division One contest with Invicta in Gillingham on Sunday night.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Adriana Leon's well-taken goal was the difference as West Ham edged victory over Birmingham at Rush Green Stadium.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ray Akpofure has become the latest addition to the Leopards roster ahead of the new National League Division One season.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Essex face Surrey in the penultimate County Championship match of the season at the Cloudfm County Ground on Monday, with Anthony McGrath's side looking to record their ninth Championship win of the season.


Yesterday, 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).

Friday, September 6, 2019

The ultimate showdown between two pioneers of rock 'n' roll is set to take place at Brookside Theatre.


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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