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11 hrs ago | Romford Recorder

Victoria Road residents return home after gas leak prompts evacuation

About 200 people were evacuated from their homes and places of work in Romford this morning because of a gas leak. Fire crews from across Havering and Redbridge rushed to the recently resurfaced Victoria Road in Romford town centre after being called at about 10.30am.

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20 hrs ago | Romford Recorder

Hornchurch women hand over their bras to fight breast cancer

Gymophobis, in North Street, Hornchurch, has received more than 500 donations to its "bra bank" in the last three months in an effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Franchise owner Debbie Thomas said: "We've had a fantastic response.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Romford Recorder

Poll: Havering MPs' expenses exceed half-a-million pounds

Romford MP Mr Rosindell claimed the most of the trio with a total of A 177,021.40 in 2013/14 on top of his nearly A 77,000 salary.

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Ilford Recorder

Consultation on Wanstead Hospital closure plans extended

A public consultation on controversial plans that would see the closure of Wanstead Hospital has been extended by two weeks. The Heronwood and Galleon unit at the Makepeace Road hospital would close under the proposals, with all 48 beds moving into King George in Goodmayes.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Romford Recorder

New Romford bus station on the cards as developers eye A 5m Brewery makeover

Owner TIAA Henderson Real Estate has submitted a planning application to Havering Council for the work, which includes demolishing the existing bus station and replacing it with a drive-through McDonald's. A state-of-the-art depot will be built on the west-hand side of the Brewery allowing direct access to Waterloo Road.

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Romford Recorder

Havering couple who slept in car for six months flee to Wales

A homeless couple who spent six months sleeping in their car have given up hope of getting a home in Havering and fled to Wales. It's been rough and it's been scary.

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Romford Recorder

Eight sheltered accommodation blocks used to house Havering's homeless

Homeless families across Havering are being housed in guest rooms at eight sheltered accommodation blocks meant for relatives of elderly residents, it has emerged. The policy chief at housing charity, Crisis, says placing families in inappropriate accommodation is "not the answer" and is further evidence of London's "housing crisis".

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Romford Recorder

Queen's Hospital Travellers claim they are 'treated like animals'

Residents, politicians and the authorities reacted angrily to Travellers who pitched their caravans at Queen's Hospital two days after they were evicted from another site. Immaculate caravans, neat piles of rubbish and a warm welcome were not what I had expected when I arrived at the impromptu Travellers site behind Queen's Hospital, but my preconceptions were clearly wrong.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Romford Recorder

Protest to combat Havering's budget cuts

A protest group is warning that the council's budget will "disproportionately impact on the most vulnerable" as the cabinet reduced the sum its proposed cuts are expected to save by 15million. More than 20 organisations, including Havering Friends of the Earth, Havering Mind and the Unison public service workers' union, have formed Havering Together a protest group aiming to resist the cuts.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Romford Recorder

Havering's green spaces get the thumbs up from 'in bloom' judges

Havering's green spaces are bloomin' marvellous and have earned the borough its biggest ever haul of awards from the London in Bloom judges. The borough was presented with 23 awards, more than double the amount it won last year, at a ceremony on Monday.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Guardian-series.co.uk

Portuguese nurses hired to improve staff levels at troubled trust

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust revealed in its annual report last week that only had 75 per cent of the staff it required just three months ago. BHRUT, which runs King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford, is currently in special measures with a debt of around A 40 million - and was criticised for poor standards of care.

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Ilford Recorder

Chadwell Heath cancer mum 'fell from hospital bed days before death'

Hospital bosses are investigating allegations a cancer-stricken mum fell from a bed at King George, badly cutting her head, three days before her death. Terminally ill Audrey Rowley, of Whalebone Avenue, Chadwell Heath, inspired a Brighton-to-Berwick-upon-Tweed bus journey, organised by her son, Craig, that bagged A 6,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK - as reported in the Post in July.

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Romford Recorder

Havering's youth offender service merger was 'disastrous', says panel member

A panel member from Havering's youth offending service has spoken out against what he believes was its "disastrous" outsourcing to Barking and Dagenham Council last year. But Jeff Stafford's claims, which echo those made by a councillor in the Recorder, come as bosses at both councils heaped praise on the move.

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Romford Recorder

Romford Pictures: Spitfire scramblers run in 24-hour race

Runners from all over the country descended on Hornchurch Country Park to take part in London's first 24-hour off-road race last weekend. One individual, Ellen Cottom, 40, from Portsmouth, managed to run more than 100 miles - equivalent to four marathons - during the time period at the first Spitfire Scramble event which attracted 220 runners.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Romford Recorder

Romford pictures: Wing walkers and swing music entertain crowds at Upminster aerodrome

CAR & VINTAGE DAY SHOW DAMYNS HALL AERODROME AVELEY ROAD UPMINSTER CLASSIC CARS & MILITARY DISPLAYS CONTACT RICHARD SMITH 01708 523 409 L-R RICHARD SMITH BINKIE BAYFORD ALF COOK AKA CHURCHILL LEN HOBBS NORMANDY VETERAN RAY NEWLYN 07904287240 More than 1,000 people enjoyed classic car and military displays both on the ground and in the air at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, in Upminster. CAR & VINTAGE DAY SHOW 
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 VINTAGE SINGERS FLANAGALEN & ALLEN The aerodrome, in Aveley Road, hosted a Classic Car and Vintage Day on Sunday, featuring live music, dancing, wing walkers and Spitfire displays.

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Romford Recorder

Travellers move to Queen's Hospital, Romford

Travellers have moved onto land at Queen's Hospital, Romford, just days after a group was evicted from Westlands Playing Fields. Hospital managers Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed that caravans moved into Oldchurch Park which surrounds the Rom Valley site yesterday.

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Romford Recorder

Design students at Havering College shortlisted for national project

Two graphic design students from Havering College have been shortlisted for a new initiative to find the best emerging talent in their field. Aimee-Joy Jones, 21, and Rory McLaren, 25, graduates on the BA Graphic Design course, are among 70 designers nationwide hoping to be selected for the Design Council scheme.

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Romford Recorder

Three arrested after Harold Wood drugs bust

Sgt Charlie Routley, of the Harold Wood neighbourhood team, posted a picture on his Twitter account of the seized drugs and cash, including A 50 notes and A 20 notes. He also wrote "very good day at the office" after the raid, which was conducted on the back of information from the local community.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Guardian-series.co.uk

Local hospitals have unveiled their plans to become fully smoke free.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust, which runs Queen's hospital in Romford and King George hospitals in Goodmayes, launched the 'breath of fresh air' campaign to stamp out smoking on all of its sites. Smokers have to stay in hospital for a third longer than non-smokers, and their wounds take longer to heal.

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Design Council names Havering College graduates as 'Ones to Watch'

Hornchurch, Greater London 7 September 2014 Aimee-Joy Jones and Rory McLaren - new graduates from the BA Graphic Design course - are among 70 students nationwide identified as being among the best in emerging talent across all fields of design. The accolade is a fantastic achievement for the students and the Graphic Design department based at Havering College of Further and Higher Education's 6million Centre of Creative Arts in Hornchurch, Greater London.

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