Hornchurch marathon man, 89, up for national award
An 89-year-old marathon man has been nominated for a national award after raising more than 100,000 for his local hospice.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Romford Pictures: Hornchurch in Harmony at music festival
Hornchurch in Harmony, an annual community festival, saw residents young and old celebrate the vibrant musical sounds of jazz, classical and pop while enjoying the sunshine.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Nostalgia: Havering in history on July 11, 1954, 1974 and 1994
A Hornchurch man was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing A 2,500 worth of artefacts which had belonged to Lord Nelson.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Troubled school found inadequate
A primary school at the centre of fears about falling standards and alleged extremism has been rated as "inadequate" in a snap inspection.
Sorry Boris! Dame Angela Watkinson to run again as MP in Hornchurch and Upminster
Boris Johnson will not be running as an MP in Hornchurch and Upminster next year as Dame Angela Watkinson will run again.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Romford girl guides win Jack Petchey accolades at awards ceremony
More than 80 girl guides received awards for their achievements with their girl guide groups at an awards ceremony last week.
'Young girls' ignited fire that torched Hornchurch Dry Cleaners
Hornchurch Dry Cleaners on Station Lane was torched in a fire that the owner believes was started by two young girls.
Hornchurch mother killed in horror crash is named
A woman who died in a terrifyingly freak car crash that saw her vehicle launched 20ft on top of a multi-storey car park has been named as mother-of-two Remi Akinmoyewa, a primary school French teacher.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch granted vital Arts Council funding
The show will go on at a popular theatre after it was awarded "vital" funding from Arts Council England this week.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Havering organisations out to raise dementia awareness
Deputy Mayor Cllr Barbara Matthews, Joshua Wilson, Kim Wilson, Yvonne Wilson, Derek Wilson, Dr Maurice Sanomi To mark the launch, a special open day was held last week at the Queen's Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, to promote the group and target more members.
Hornchurch man Danny Norton caught with breadknife after 'argument with girlfriend'
A Hornchurch man caught with a breadknife in public told police he wanted to "do himself in" after an argument with his girlfriend.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
RSPCA appeals for information after fox in Essex is shot five times
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a fox was found with five pellet wounds around different areas of his head and body.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Hornchurch and Upminster MP calls for blood cancer register signatures
A leading politician is backing a charity's call for "crusaders" to sign up to its bone marrow register in the battle against blood cancer.
Hornchurch woman killed in freak Dover crash
A woman was killed when her car crashed onto the roof of a multi-storey car park before falling off the side of the building.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Havering residents raise fears of 'trophy dogs' after attacks
Police have insisted there is no problem but the Recorder has this week received reports from residents of a series of incidents.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Property news roundup: Electric problems putting renters' lives at risk
Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Best thing since sliced bread? Havering Council says feed ducks lettuce
Ducks turn their backs as Cllr Melvin Wallace offers a handful of lettuce with Elise Franklin, 3, Jo Allan, and Ollie Hollis, 3. The best thing since sliced bread or just plain quackers? Havering Council is urging residents to feed the birds healthy food such as porridge and lettuce.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Alcohol dependency treatment for Hornchurch man, 26, caught drink driving
A 26-year-old man has been ordered to undergo treatment for alcohol dependency after he was caught driving over the legal limit.
Injured Havering people left waiting for ambulances due to lack of resources
A "semi-conscious" eight-year-old boy waited for more than an hour for an ambulance on the same day a man with a broken leg was driven to hospital by a stranger because he could wait no longer.