Harold Hill

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following a house fire in Harold Hill.

Harold Hill students donated £1,000 to the Harold Hill foodbank after they won an entreprenurial competition.

Noak Hill residents are furious after police ‘destroyed’ their homes in a raid as officers were hunting for guns and drugs.

The famous stags and does that are well known to anyone living in Harold Hill were featured on BBC Winterwatch’s final episode of the season, last week.

The main stories that made the local news this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

London Assembly member Shaun Bailey, from Harold Hill was elected as the Conservative Party’s candidate to face the mayor of London Sadiq Khan in the city’s 2020 mayoral election.

Prof Ged Martin examines how a pushy letter has muscled into Havering place names

A pair of superhero cousins dressed as Batman and Superman decided to carry out acts of kindness in a bid to protect Harold Hill residents.

A rogue landlord renting out ‘one of the worst properties’ and owing £62,000 has had his flat seized.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The 35-year-old attempted to take donation tins from three shops in Gidea Park last September.

It was one of the busiest Christmases ever for new arrivals in the borough as 25 babies were brought into the world on Christmas Day.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the first six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the second half of 2018.

Prof Ged Martin tells the story of an ancient Hornchurch custom, which came to a rowdy end at Christmas 1868.

An eyewitness said they saw police officers washing a boy’s eyes with water.

A Hornchurch counselling charity has been awarded more than £100,000 from the Mayor of London to talk to every school in Havering about knife crime, and is hoping to intervene with youngsters before they take the wrong path that leads to a life of crime.

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

‘It was a real team effort’ - Thousands turn out for first Harold Hill Christmas lights switch organised by the community

A police officer from the East Area Command Unit has been found guilty of twice raping a teenage girl he took out for a date in Harold Hill.

A 15-year-old singer from Harold Hill said being crowned winner of Factor Essex 2018 was an “overwhelming” experience.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

Prof Ged Martin tells the story of two men who helped shape Havering and beyond

Boxing: Winning debut for Fisher

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Former Marshalls Park and Coopers Coborn pupil Johnny Fisher enjoyed a winning debut in the ring for Exeter University last Friday.

December 1 is Small Business Saturday. As part of a series looking at what our independent shopping parades have to offer, reporter Hayley Anderson finds out why you should hit the high street and shop local this Christmas.

Havering Council rewarded its dinner ladies who have been cooking school meals for nearly 400 years between them and have served up more than 23 million meals to schoolchildren.


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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