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Members of autism charity the Sycamore Trust paid a visit to the Mayor of Havering to learn about his duties, and what he does on a day to day basis.

The family of a barber who has spent 45 years cutting hair in the borough surprised him with a special visit on the day he retired.

Hornchurch and Upminster Sea Cadets had their bi-annual inspection and were found to be ship shape by officers.

Lily White from Noak Hill celebrated her 107th birthday yesterday with a glass of Bailey's.

A charity that is striving to eradicate homelessness in Havering officially opened a permanent location for a night shelter in Romford.

The family of an Elm Park bus driver who died after an incident last week have paid tribute to an "old school, honest and hardworking family man".

Romford Shopping Hall has raised more than £2,500 for charity with a bring and buy sale.

Former Raiders defenceman Phil Manny is looking forward to his first visit to the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

A new community cafe has opened inside of a Romford church and is hoping to be a "friendly place where everyone finds a warm welcome and a listening ear."

The flag was raised at a special ceremony outside the town hall this morning.

A Harold Wood secondary school has received a special award for their work supporting students to make decisions about their life after school.

A Hornchurch author's new book tells the tale of her family's long journey from Poland to London's east end as they fled the persecution of Jews in eastern Europe in the early 20th century.

On a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon, scores of Havering residents came together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 in Romford and pledged to continue to fight hate and prejudice.

Holocaust Memorial Day is on Sunday, January 27 and Havering will be hosting a special service to honour both victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

More than 30 schools and colleges across the country will be heading to the Hornchurch theatre for a collaborative performance of a modern day comedy.

The Mayor of Havering was a special guest at the Sycamore Trust just before Christmas, meeting members of the craft and sewing group that meets in the charity's autism hub in the Liberty Centre.

More than 2,900 people visited a live Nativity scene in Romford this December.

More than 15 Havering '90 Joggers dressed up for Christmas and ran from Abbs Cross Sport Centre to Upminster in aid of charity.

Children from a Rainham primary school were keen to perform a dancing routine to a classic song at a weekly Tea Dance in Upminster.

A Harold Hill school has taken the Christmas crown in the annual Deck the Mall competition at the Liberty Shopping Centre thanks to one special pupil.

St Edward's Academy in Romford celebrated the hard work and dedication of its support staff by hosting a Stars in our Schools event.

Hundreds of residents from Elm Park got into the festive spirit at their "best ever" Christmas lights switch on.

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

After caring for nearly 100 children in the borough, a couple have decided to retire this Christmas.

Volunteers, families and local businesses helped raise more than £3,600 at a Hornchurch charity's Christmas bazaar.

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