Yesterday, 17:00

Students from schools across Upminster came together to march through the streets and raise awareness about the dangers of bullying.

Yesterday, 15:43

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Yesterday, 15:00

A 17-year-old volunteer in Hornchurch has been awarded a prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award.

Yesterday, 13:29

Eight months ago the borough was rocked by the murder of Jodie Chesney, a 17-year-old stabbed in the back while she chatted with friends on a bench in a Harold Hill park.

Yesterday, 12:00

Romford's town centre was lit up with fireworks and festive performances from S Club 3 at this year's Christmas lights switch-on.

Yesterday, 10:00

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

Yesterday, 07:34

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters are tackling a warehouse fire in Rainham.

Yesterday, 07:00

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers' cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Thu, 17:00

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.


Yesterday, 18:00

Brentwood School's equestrian team finished in the top eight in dressage and jumping at the NSEA National Championships.

Yesterday, 15:00

A late goal from Jack Downes earned Havering men's seconds a draw with fellow strugglers Waltham Forest in East League Division Four.

Yesterday, 14:00

Killerwhales swimmers impressed at the challenging Thurrock long distance gala at the weekend.

Yesterday, 12:00

Havering AC members performed well at the English Schools' Cross-Country Cup regional final at Benfleet on Saturday.

Yesterday, 12:00

Matt Withers is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss a busy week in east London football.

Yesterday, 11:00

Romford-based Team Falcon saw Sarah Worsfold defend her European title at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

Yesterday, 10:00

Havering 90 Joggers' Stuart Allen completed the world famous Athens Marathon at the weekend.

Yesterday, 09:00

Romford Junior Raiders head coach Ben Pitchley is relishing his side's National League Division One South derby with Chelmsford on Saturday.

Yesterday, 09:00

Hornchurch boss Mark Stimson says his side must be careful not to underestimate Saturday's opponents Corinthian-Casuals.


Tue, 15:00

Two young actors from Romford and Gidea Park have been cast in Brookside Theatre's Peter Pan the Musical.

Mon, 15:00

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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The well-known story of a heroic thief and a greedy sheriff will soon be showing in Hornchurch for this year's pantomime.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The story of a chaplain whose faith is tested during the First World War will be shown in Harold Wood for this year's Remembrance Day.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A pokey Irish country cottage on a hillside, with grubby wallpaper, tattered furniture and a wonky cross hanging on the wall is the humble dwelling of Leenane's most malevolent pair.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A show made by Madonna fans for Madonna fans is making its way to Queen's Theatre.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A revival of Shakespeare's bloodiest thriller and a new musical from the artistic director have been announced in Queen's Theatre's spring 2020 season.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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.


The Christmas holidays are nearly here but don't fret the Mercury has got you covered with over 50 events taking place between now and Christmas that are sure to put everyone in the festive spirit.

Discover how you can help a local restaurant raise money for charity, eat good food and enjoy a great night out with the family and friends.

The festive season is fast approaching and that often means a flood of Christmas parties, work dos and get-togethers with your nearest and dearest.

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