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

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

A four-year-old boy was reduced to tears when he learned that he may no longer be able to use the soft play area in Romford Mothercare as the children's store is set to close.

Residents gathered for a "poignant and meaningful" Remembrance Day service and parade in Romford.

Shocking footage of two young men being assaulted in the street revealed the world of "casual violence" in which Jodie Chesney's two killers moved.

The family of a Dagenham scout who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked attack have said they will never be able to come to terms with her death.

The Liberty Shopping Centre hosted a week of Halloween Spooktacular fun during the half term break.

A Romford shop owner was shocked to discover a thief had broken into his property and stolen money set aside for two charities.

The story of a Hornchurch terrier suffering from a ruptured abscess is one of many reasons why Redbridge vets are calling for tougher laws on the sale of fireworks.

Impatient commuters were seen climbing onto the platform at Rainham Station this morning after the station gates were opened late by c2c.

A Collier Row school principal who travelled to Australia to recruit teachers for Havering schools said he has already interviewed some "outstanding" candidates for the borough.

Residents have raised more than £500 after two men stole a large sum of cash from an 81-year-old pensioner in Harold Hill.

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

An attempted burglary resulted in a police chase in Collier Row this morning.

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.

A severe leak has flooded a Harold Hill woman's home and forced the charity shop below her apartment to have to close for two days.

Ahead of the return of the Barclays FA Women's Super League this weekend, The FA has today released a video to celebrate the growing popularity of the women's game, starring former footballers Ian Wright, Peter Crouch, Sue Smith, Glenn Hoddle and Petr Čech, alongside presenter Gabby Logan.

Despite a drop in the number of reports of littering residents have noted that during the summer holidays certain areas in the borough become rubbish hotspots.

Residents of the Romford block of flats which went up in flames last week have blasted the alleged lack of working fire safety measures inside the building.

The streets of Collier Row turned purple in support of an anti-knife crime charity for this year's carnival parade.

A riot of colour lit up Romford town centre on Saturday as the borough marked its second annual Pride parade to celebrate Havering's LGBT community.

A support group based in Hornchurch hosted a day of festive activities for people with complex needs.

Romford's MP has said Boris Johnson will inject the Conservative Party with "leadership, positivity, enthusiasm and the X-Factor" following his announcement as Britain's new prime minister today.

Councillors voted against reviewing the recent car parking charges increases despite a large protest by campaigners calling for the council to bring back 30 minutes of free parking.

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