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.


Our front doors can evoke all sorts of feelings; a welcome sight after a long day, or an instant first impression to our new neighbours. The Ken Rhodes Group can help you find the best composite door. Here, business owner Ken Rhodes has compiled this essential guide with three reasons you should consider upgrading your front door.

There's an increasing vulnerability among our older population, suffering from the effects of chronic loneliness and feeling like a burden to their families. Sean Watson, Howard Lodge care home's facilities manager discusses the benefits attending a day centre can give you and your loved ones.

Home expansion projects can be costly and time consuming, but solid conservatory roofing options from The Ken Rhodes Group can offer homeowners a cost effective way of adding more space to their home. Conservatory installations specialist, Ken Rhodes, has compiled this handy guide to help you buy your new conservatory roof replacement.

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