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Rail services were disrupted after a person was hit by a train at Romford Station.

Members from a Harold Hill archery donated food, festive items and hygiene products to their local foodbank.

Around 20 firefighters were called to a blaze at a disused landfill site in Rainham.

Havering Council has 2,000 tonnes of salt, a fleet of gritters and a snow plough all at the ready to tackle the cold weather expected to hit in the next month.

Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

A special needs school in Harold Hill said its first Christmas fete was a resounding success for all the pupils and families that came for the festive afternoon.

A 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital with “life-changing” injuries after a hit and run in Havering-atte-Bower.

Crossrail, London’s new east to west railway service, may be delayed even further and could require a £2billion funding boost, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

A Hornchurch secondary school was one of 28 schools in London to receive an award for encouraging active and safer modes of travel.

A Hornchurch fostering agency has received an “outstanding” Ofsted report.

Twenty-five pubs in Havering have closed their doors since 2001, figures have revealed.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Last Friday, you may have noticed the flag of the Commonwealth of Nations proudly flying from Havering Town Hall.

Crime & Court

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Met Police has launched a video campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage victims to seek help and support.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Dagenham charity held a candlelit vigil in Romford to pay its respects to women who have been affected by male physical violence or sexual abuse.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A new task force focussing on robbery in the tri-borough is to be launched and there have been no cases of moped thieves being rammed off their bikes in the area according to commander Jason Gwillim.

Health

Friday, December 7, 2018

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough’s town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

Environment

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fatbergs have caused more than 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A pregnant woman from Romford and her partner were shocked to discover rat babies nesting in their car following an infestation of the rodents in their building.

Politics

Friday, December 7, 2018

Havering Council is hoping to have no rough sleepers on the streets over Christmas.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Care workers in the borough have been awarded funding to support a digital innovation projects that will help transform social care.

Education

Yesterday, 15:00

A special needs school in Harold Hill said its first Christmas fete was a resounding success for all the pupils and families that came for the festive afternoon.

Friday, November 30, 2018

A charity which sent a married couple to Havering schools to show pupils what it is like to live in a “normal” home with two adults who are in a long-term committed relationship is hoping to raise money to vist even more schools in the borough.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mayor of Havering Cllr Dilip Patel paid tribute to the efforts of Gidea Park College staff and pupils after officially opening a new Sensory Garden at the Balgores Lane school.

Heritage

Yesterday, 07:00

Twenty-five pubs in Havering have closed their doors since 2001, figures have revealed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Young people across the borough demonstrated their creativity in a touching tribute to the servicemen and women of the First World War by taking part in a special competition.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Prof Ged Martin tells the story of two men who helped shape Havering and beyond

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