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Yesterday, 16:57

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

The Mayor of Havering has criticised a housing association after it rejected his call for a rent break for residents at a Rainham housing estate.

Hand sanitisers with no safety labelling were seized from a Romford pharmacy.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

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This newspaper has recruited a new investigations reporter to expand our coverage of under-reported topics - and we would love to hear from you about subjects you think we should be looking at.

Hornchurch charity WaveLength, along with BBC Local Radio, is teaming up with manufacturers and retailers to offer free radios to the elderly.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

Do you have a support group or organisation in Havering which is helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic? Email reporter michael.cox@archant.co.uk and we will update the directory.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has increased the wages of some of its lowest paid workers in a move hailed by unions.

A teenager from Collier Row is among three to have been jailed for killing a 15-year-old aspiring musician in a pre-planned gang attack.

With all this time spent indoors, no doubt you’ve been watching a lot of TV.

Crime & Court

Mon, 16:00

A teenager from Collier Row is among three to have been jailed for killing a 15-year-old aspiring musician in a pre-planned gang attack.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A 30-year-old lorry driver from Upminster has been jailed for more than three years after causing the death of a pedestrian in Suffolk.

Health

Yesterday, 16:57

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 15:21

Hand sanitisers with no safety labelling were seized from a Romford pharmacy.

Yesterday, 13:30

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

Environment

Monday, March 16, 2020

A Thames Chase trustee will be walking 100 miles from Harwich to Upminster to raise funds for the environmental charity.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

2020 has been described as the “defining year of climate action.”

Monday, March 9, 2020

Pupils at a Gidea Park school will now be able learn more about plants and the environment following the opening of a biodome on school grounds.

Politics

Yesterday, 16:57

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Two organisations providing frontline services to the homeless in Havering have said they will continue for as long as they can amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday, March 6, 2020

During his visit to Romford, London mayoral candidate Rory Stewart stopped to talk to the Recorder about how he would tackle crime, housing and the spread of the coronavirus should he win the May election.

Education

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

Monday, March 16, 2020

As the world becomes a more divided place, a Romford school is promoting harmony across cultures and has just returned from a trip to Israel.

Heritage

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Stories in the news this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Monday, March 23, 2020

Prof Ged Martin looks at the way Essex people spoke 100 years ago

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Prof Ged Martin suspects there were mighty disagreements among Havering’s prominent residents when they rebuilt their church in the 1870s

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