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A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car overturned during a crash in Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch, on Sunday morning.

Met Police are reviewing how they deal with people going through a mental health crisis amid a surge in callouts.

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

Policing, deterrence and punishment will always form a key part of tackling violence, and the sharp rise in the use of stop and search powers across Havering is already having an impact. But as I wrote in this column last year, police officers cannot do everything. We stand a better chance of preventing violent crime if we involve all parts of the community in the fightback.

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died after coming off his bike in a crash on the A12 in Romford this evening, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

As the country braces itself for the Covid-19 virus, Professor Ged Martin looks at how Havering faced health crises in the past.

Is it easier now to dodge TV licence?

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Most of us dream of being a superhero when we are children.

The number of people receiving Universal Credit has risen across east London, according to the latest figures.

Students from across the borough gathered at a Hornchurch jobs and apprenticeships fair to mingle with employers and learn more about opportunities on offer in Havering.

Take on our Friday pub quiz!

Friday, February 21, 2020

It's Friday, so why not celebrate the end of another working week by taking on our Friday pub quiz?

Harold Wood residents living on a stretch of road where two people were killed in an eight-car crash have expressed their shock at the tragic incident.

Crime & Court

Friday, February 14, 2020

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on regeneration proposals for the Chippenham Road Estate.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Children are invited to take part in a week of journalism themed events at The Liberty as the Romford shopping centre launches its Roaming Reporter scheme.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The evolution of gangs, drug markets and technology combine in a "perfect storm" to intensify problems facing the police when it comes to tackling serious violence among young people in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering.


Met Police are reviewing how they deal with people going through a mental health crisis amid a surge in callouts.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The NHS trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has made improvements in its approaches to management and teamwork, according to the results of the annual NHS Staff Survey.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Rainham surgery is due to close after the sole GP working at the practice based in the South Hornchurch Health Centre confirmed he will be retiring.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Havering is one of the London boroughs with the lowest air pollution mortality rates, new data reveals.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The cost of fly-tippers dumping large amounts of illegal waste has increased by 92.7 per cent in Havering since 2011.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Havering's councillors are to vote next week on proposals to increase their basic allowances for the first time in 12 years - a move that would, if approved, see the borough's wage bill for elected members rise to almost £1million.

Friday, February 14, 2020

A popular Hornchurch pub could be set for a huge transformation if new plans for its outdoor area are approved by Havering Council.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Mayor of London has announced he will be investing an extra £55.5million to tackle the underlying causes of violent crime, but critics have called for a more "holistic" approach to the issue.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Tributes have been paid to the former headteacher of Coopers' Company and Coborn School and Sixth Form in Upminster, Dr David Parry, after his sudden and unexpected death yesterday (Sunday, February 9).

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Construction of a £6.3million extension to Marshalls Park Academy has been marked with the burying of a time capsule under what is set to be the school's new building.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The number of fines handed out to parents taking their children out of schools in Havering and Redbridge during term-time has risen in the past five years.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

As the country braces itself for the Covid-19 virus, Professor Ged Martin looks at how Havering faced health crises in the past.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The National Trust is hoping to turn a historic bakehouse building at the Grade II listed Rainham Hall into a second-hand community bookshop, planning documents have revealed.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Prof Ged Martin remembers a Harold Wood personality


The new year is traditionally a time for couples to take advice on divorce with all the impact that separation can have on the family and its finances. It's always stressful, but there are ways of winding down the tension.

Act now and safeguard your four walls against a water infestation.

Business owner, Ken Rhodes is on hand to explain the simple steps you can take to avoid a hidden water leak which could result in damp walls, mould and worse.

Only 3pc of residential homes in England have an 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) according to their annual 'State of Care' report for 2018 and 2019.

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