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A Collier Row man who crashed a stolen car and narrowly avoided hitting two police officers who tried to stop him has been jailed for 18 months.

Over the past 20 years, Saint Francis’ Hospice at Home service has cared for more than 9,000 people and touched the lives of so many families and loved ones.

Tim Carter, owner of Long House Plants, thinks sitting in your garden, pondering what it could be, is a good lockdown activity.

Clover Ward, the children’s ward at King George Hospital has been temporarily closed and patients who need specialist care will be transferred to Queen’s Hospital.

London Assembly member Keith Prince promises to raise Havering commuters’ complaints at City Hall

Cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatment are among the services an NHS trust has moved to a private hospital in Brentwood during the Covid-19 crisis.

Maybe there’s an old photo that’s right up your street, says Professor Ged Martin

Saint Francis Hospice, which provides essential support for residents affected by life-limiting illnesses, is launching an urgent appeal to help it stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.

In the first of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, Julie White - a healthcare assistant with its Hospice at Home team – explains how coronavirus is impacting on her work.

Professor Ged Martin suggests how to find out what your area looked like in days gone by.

A well-known and much-loved Brentwood animal sanctuary is appealing for vital support to see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

Rise Park’s dedicated activist Terry Hurlstone has died at the age of 80.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

A group of generous runners raised almost £3,000 for Havering atte Bower’s Saint Francis Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Mission Mud run in Brentwood at the weekend.

The inquest into the deaths of a driver and pedestrian who died at the scene of an eight-car crash in Harold Wood last month opened this morning.

What started with a routine stop and search in Loughton last November has come to fruition in a major operation involving around 450 officers in 22 locations across east London and west Essex.

An Upminster woman has been named by police as one of two people who died in a road collision in Harold Wood.

Police hunting a gang of car thieves have recovered stolen luxury vehicles worth at least £3million and at least £100,000 in cash in a series of early morning raids on locations across east London and Essex this morning.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died following an eight-car crash in Harold Wood.

Gidea Park residents have admitted they are “delighted” that Havering councillors have voted against installing a mini roundabout at the junction of a dead-end road.

Upminster, Gidea Park and Rainham Village branches will be closing due to changes in how people do their banking.

Gidea Park residents have expressed their opposition to proposals for a mini roundabout at the junction of a dead-end road which they believe will only lead to more traffic issues.

Choosing an Anglican cathedral for Essex revealed a lot about how people thought about their county – and a little about clerical politicking as well, says Prof Ged Martin

Young people across the borough have been taking to the polls this week to vote for their next members of the Youth Parliament.

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.


The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.

Sparing just a couple of hours a week to help at your local hospice is incredibly rewarding; you’re supporting a cause that helps people facing the end of their lives. But there’s more to volunteering than meets the eye.

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