Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains why all businesses need their own website

An awards ceremony celebrating the success and achievements of women in east London once again inspired people from all walks of life.

Purple flowers have been planted in memory of Jodie Chesney in the park where she was stabbed to death.

Police have closed Lawns Park in Collier Row this morning as they search for evidence relating to the death of Jodie Chesney.

A fundraising page set up to raise money for the funeral of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney who was murdered in Harold Hill has raised nearly £8,000 in just a few days.

Residents are planning on turning Harold Hill purple with bows, ribbons and flowers in memory of Jodie Chesney who was stabbed to death in a park.

Residents have planned a peaceful protest against the council's plans to scrap 30 minutes of free parking in Upminster and Hornchurch, ahead of the final decision set to be made this week.

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains how to use social media to your advantage

We spoke to the creator of the Romford Pride about Romford Pride 2019 and what is going on in the LGBT+ community over the next few months.

Culture secretary Jeremy Wright explains why local newspapers are so important

Planning the perfect date for Valentine's Day isn't always easy, especially if your partner has a long term condition that makes scheduling romantic evenings even more tricky.

The new club will be replacing the popular Kosho that closed at the start on the year.

Donations by kind strangers have helped raise enough money to buy a new bike for a Rainham 10-year-old who had hers stolen.

A 27-year-old man has launched a social media project in a bid to teach sign language to the masses.

Havering Streetwatch is appealing for more volunteers to help reduce the amount of crime in the borough, but co-ordinator Sally Miller doesn't want any "time-wasters".

The store has been closed since October and now it has been confirmed it will be opening a new store on Hornchurch High Street.

How do you fancy playing a Shakespearean hero or villain - with a twist of Johnny Rotten?

A popular nightclub in the heart of Romford town centre will close next weekend.

The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2018 Formula 1 season - with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top of the pile, plus some exiting developments awaiting in 2019.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

More than 950 homes in Upminster were plunged into darkness last night after a power cut in the area.

A Harold Hill chef has turned his burger van into a moving Christmas tree with more than 3,5000 fairy lights.

A children's charity granted a special wish to a young boy from Hornchurch by arranging for him to meet West Ham captain Mark Noble.

Owners of independent businesses at The Retailery have been having "sleepless nights" over their future, as it was announced this week that it will close in the new year.


Leaders are Readers is a specialist tuition centre that teaches children to read, write, learn maths and excel at English. They run Saturday, summer and winter schools for children aged 3 - 12.

As the dust settles from the back to school rush, year six pupils and their parents begin to look to the next year ahead and getting prepared for secondary school. Drapers' Academy is also preparing, kicking off with their school Open Evening for next year's Year 7's.

A series of fashion vlogs launched by The Mercury Shopping Centre reveal this year's autumn trends. Discover where you can go to update your wardrobe, and find out how it will cost less than you think.

With over 40 stores in the mall for you to choose from, Gemma Brooks, marketing liaison at The Mercury, helps you find the most popular looks and newest trends.

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