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"21.01.2017 20:29:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Modern take on The Crucible to be performed at Queen's Theatre You may not think a play written in the '50s about witch trials in the 17th century would have much in common with today's audiences. Love the theatre? Book your tickets this weekend
"20.01.2017 17:44:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Kutyauripo stabbing: Brother tells murderer 'I feel sorry for you' The older brother of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death by his former friend, has said he “feels sorry” for the killer. He said his family now had "peace".
"20.01.2017 15:30:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Charlie Kutyauripo stabbing: Teen found guilty of murdering former friend from Collier Row A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party, just over a year after the incident. Over a year on, Charlie's family have finally got justice.
"20.01.2017 15:26:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk Big fundraising effort puts a smile on childrens' faces in Queen's Hospital ward An 87-year-old avid stamp collector and a big 'Dulux' dog were to thank for a big bundle of toys being donated to children in hospital. Harry, 87, raised £160 to be spent on toys for the children.
"20.01.2017 13:21:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk £17,000 grant will see hundreds of trees planted in Havering over the next two months Havering is set to benefit from an influx of 250 trees as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world. 'I want London to be one of the world's greenest cities'.
"20.01.2017 10:15:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Popular Upminster and Cranham bus route to be modernised after users slam service Issues raised by frustrated bus users about a “problem” service are being addressed, according to Transport for London (TfL). Change is on the way for 'problem' service which runs through Upminster and Cranham.
"20.01.2017 07:40:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Appalling' development threatens the future of much-used car garage which has been trading since 1919 Hundreds of people have voiced their opposition to an “appalling” development which would “destroy the character” of a town. “The application is, in our view, an appalling blight on the street scene and requires a thoroughly new approach to blend with and retain the character of the very heart of Gidea Park's conservation area.”
"19.01.2017 17:16:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Digging and testing underway in Romford town centre ahead of potential Market House development Workers have started five weeks of testing ahead of a major regeneration being approved. Work is set to continue for another four weeks.
"19.01.2017 16:18:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford man among nine brawling West Ham and Arsenal fans sentenced A football fan from Romford was among nine sentenced for their part in a brawl between West Ham and Arsenal supporters. A Romford man has been given a suspended prison sentence for his part in a football-related brawl http://bit.ly/2jPSDdK
"19.01.2017 14:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Health staff in Havering praised for 'tireless' work to cope with increasing demand Health providers in the borough have praised their staff's “tireless” hard work as the cold winter has put increasing pressure on the hospital and GP surgeries. Staff at Queen's Hospital and GPs are also working together to improve the local health system.
"19.01.2017 13:13:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk TV reality show Wife Swap seeks applicants in Havering for Brexit special A popular reality TV programme is returning for a Brexit special and is looking for opinionated families to take part. Fancy being on the telly?
"19.01.2017 11:07:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering police call for help to identify man after burglary at Romford's dog track Havering police are appealing for help to identify a man following a burglary at Romford's greyhound stadium. Can you help?
"19.01.2017 08:07:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham residents begin to be moved from two block of flats due to be demolished in 2018 After hundreds campaigned for two blocks of flats left from the Mardyke Estate to be either renovated or demolished, residents are finally being moved out in preparation for the buildings to be knocked down. At last!
"19.01.2017 07:35:34" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your traffic update. There is mild congestion on the A12 in Chadwell Heath and the A406 westbound, delays on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines but a good service on the rest of the TfL network. Got
"18.01.2017 16:32:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fly-tipping could cost Havering Council £1million this year Fly-tipping could cost the council up to £1million this year, the council has suggested. Wow.
"18.01.2017 15:43:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch pupils use innovative healing-based approach to combat playground problems A handful of schools around the borough have adopted an unconventional method of resolving issues between pupils. They're amazing!
"18.01.2017 14:44:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Brazen thief breaks into family home and steals car while owners slept A family has been left “absolutely devastated” after a thief broke into their home while they were sleeping and fled with an expensive Range Rover. “It was incredibly scary, we are now constantly checking locks and any slight noise at night wakes me up."
"18.01.2017 14:21:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Mind's mentoring service to end after council cuts funding A mental health charity's mentoring service is due to close after the council decided not to renew its funding. Havering Mind said it was "disappointed" by the decision.
"18.01.2017 10:37:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford doorman's devastated family march against knife crime In a show of strength relatives of stabbing victim Ricky Hayden joined more than 100 people to march against knife crime on Friday. Ricky's family take a stand against knife-crime
"18.01.2017 09:15:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Overground service between Romford and Upminster suspended There is no service between Romford and Upminster after the only train on the line broke down. You may have to plan your journey differently this morning.
"18.01.2017 09:14:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford MP welcomes Prime Minister's Brexit speech as he looks forward to leaving 'troubled institution' Romford MP and big Brexit supporter Andrew Rosindell hailed Theresa May's ambitious speech after she indicated she would be pursuing a “hard” Brexit. “I welcome the Prime Minister's ambition that we strive for a truly global Britain, beyond the constraints of the corporatist EU."
"18.01.2017 07:52:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill and Romford could be earmarked for new landlord licensing scheme Plans to better monitor private landlords and crack down on anti-social behaviour in HMOs are back on the agenda at a council meeting tonight (Wednesday). Plans are set to be discussed tonight about schemes which would provide the council with more enforcement powers in a bid to crackdown on rogue landlords.
"17.01.2017 16:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Passer-by captures moment car goes up in flames in Collier Row A passer-by has captured the moment a car erupted into flames this afternoon. "I came around the corner and had to quickly turn into the bus lane because a car was blazing."
"17.01.2017 14:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering College's Harold Hill Campus to be sold to ease financial pressures A college campus could be sold to the council and redeveloped into homes or new education facilities. The college's financial statements show it has £7.5m of outstanding loans.
"17.01.2017 13:32:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Vulnerable missing woman could be in Romford Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing woman described as vulnerable. Can you help? http://bit.ly/2jFzuLA
"17.01.2017 11:39:45" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to The London Cruise Show at Olympia next month, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday) The Cruise Show
"17.01.2017 09:49:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'We need to respect everybody and eliminate hate,” warns leader of Havering Council “We need to respect everybody in our community and eliminate hate,” warned the leader of Havering Council. Powerful.
"17.01.2017 08:09:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Organisers 'really disappointed' as one of the UK's most successful air shows will no longer be held in Havering A long-standing successful air show which drew in thousands of people will not be staged in the borough for the first time in ten years this summer. “It's really disappointing to make this decision and finish in the way we are as the last ten years have been very successful."
"16.01.2017 16:45:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Dream come true for Romford boy as he takes to the pitch with his West Ham idols A brave boy who spent nearly the first year of his life in hospital got the chance to walk out with some of his football idols. Lovely story.
"16.01.2017 16:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham MP Jon Cruddas warns of 'Orchard Village test' in Parliament A social housing estate, which has become notorious for its hosts of problems, was the subject of a Parliamentary debate on Friday. Mr Cruddas grilled the housing minister over why allegations of breach of building regulations were not investigated sooner.
"16.01.2017 14:44:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's 1,469 council-owned empty garages could 'create hundreds of homes' More than 600 homes could be created in the borough if garages sitting empty were developed, a study has revealed. 72 per cent of the council's 2,054 owned garages are currently empty or in disrepair.
"16.01.2017 13:10:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster store enjoying 'fad' as vinyl hits record 25-year high With billions of songs streamed online every year, you could be forgiven for thinking that buying a vinyl record was a thing of the past. Who else is still buying vinyl records?
"16.01.2017 11:53:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Patient told to wait 22 hours in Queen's Hospital A&E due to 'high demand' for services A woman who has stayed in hospital for seven months over an undiagnosed condition claims to have been told by a doctor in A&E she would have to wait 22 hours in a wheelchair before being seen. The head of the hospital trust said: "Winter is an extremely busy time and, like other hospitals across the country, we have seen high demand in recent weeks.”
"16.01.2017 07:36:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tom Wilson Memorial Fund given official charity status A fund dedicated to raising awareness of organ donation after a hockey player died following a “freak accident”, has gained official charity status. The fund has raised more than £20,000 since Tom's death last year.
"13.01.2017 17:37:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Warning to drivers as Rainham bridge set to be closed from Monday A major road bridge will be inaccessible to drivers for the working week as important work is carried out on it. The bridge will be closed until next Friday.
"13.01.2017 17:04:52" ilfordrecorder.co.uk TfL Rail was the 'best performing rail operator in the UK' in November and December TfL Rail has been the best rail operator in the country over the past two months, according to a top Crossrail official. What do you think?
"13.01.2017 16:57:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Warning to drivers as Rainham bridge set to be closed to drivers from Monday A major road bridge will be inaccessible to drivers for the working week as important work is carried out on it. The bridge will be closed until next Friday.
"13.01.2017 16:01:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Elm Park shop sends out thank you to customers as shopkeeper prepares to close after 30 years A retiring shop owner says the customers he has served for the past 30 years have not only become friends but family. “I am going to miss the customer contact and the banter on a daily basis, they have become close friends and family.”
"13.01.2017 11:01:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk £250k Romford town centre development will 'entice more people to shop' A £250,000 town centre project will act as a “focal point” and be a major part of bringing back Romford Market to the heart of the community. Havering Council defend £250,000 town centre regeneration project which is set to be decided next month.
"13.01.2017 08:23:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police release CCTV footage after Romford shop burglary This CCTV footage shows the moment burglars broke in to Next in Romford. More than £3,000 worth of items was stolen.
"13.01.2017 07:10:19" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Government cut could see 'unfair' 96 per cent reduction in Havering Council funding Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has slammed a government grant to the council, saying the borough is not getting a fair deal. The grant has been slashed by almost £20 million.
"12.01.2017 15:20:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch pupils start 2017 in £9.2 million new building New year, new start and new school for pupils, who began 2017 in a start-of-the-art building. A school field is due to be landscaped on the old school site.
"12.01.2017 13:50:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Missed cancer target puts hospital trust's funding at risk Important funding for the trust that runs Havering's healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times. “We have a robust recovery plan in place to help us treat our cancer patients more quickly."
"12.01.2017 10:32:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Clamp down on dangerous school-run driving to begin at Upminster school A scheme to tackle dangerous driving around schools is set to come into affect to a fourth school in the borough. The scheme will be implemented at the school from Monday.
"12.01.2017 09:40:36" Have you been to A&E this week? The Recorder would like to hear about your experience. Call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3825.
"12.01.2017 07:24:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk First image reveals what £200m Romford town centre development could look like Plans to transform Romford town centre with the construction of 840 new homes have moved a step closer. What is your view on the plans to construct 840 new homes in Romford town centre?
"11.01.2017 17:34:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch and Collier Row Post Offices among the 37 nationally that are set to close Hundreds of workers are facing job losses as the Post Office announced plans to close and franchise 37 of its flagship Crown Offices. Staff in Havering sadly facing job losses.
"11.01.2017 15:09:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch and Upminster MP Angela Watkinson absent from Parliament after stroke The Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster has not been able to vote or contribute to Parliament since last May after suffering from “a minor stroke”. Her last contribution in Parliament was in May.
"11.01.2017 12:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Memorial trust launches search for descendants of Romford football sensation, 100 years after his death An extraordinary search has begun to trace relatives of a football legend 100 years after his death, so his name can be added to a First World War memorial. Arthur Edwin Jones - known as "Diddy" - was described by one newspaper as “one of the most prominent footballers in the country”.
"11.01.2017 10:47:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man found dead after police force entry into Harold Hill home Police are dealing with an “unexplained death” after a 40-year-old man was found dead in a home. Sad news.
"11.01.2017 10:35:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Memorial trust launches search for descendants of Romford football sensation, 100 years after his death An extraordinary search has begun to trace relatives of a football legend 100 years after his death, so his name can be added to a First World War memorial. Arthur Edwin Jones - known as "Diddy" - was described by one newspaper as “one of the most prominent footballers in the country”.
"11.01.2017 09:16:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Decision expected on proposed Harold Wood Muslim cemetery plan A decision by the Planning Inspectorate on whether Muslim cemetery owners can convert land in the borough to open a new site is expected later this month. Will Muslim cemetery plan go ahead?
"10.01.2017 16:22:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council reviews school transport for pupils with special needs A service, which helps nearly 400 pupils with special needs get to school, is being reviewed because of financial pressures. Nearly 400 children with special education needs or disabilities use the service to go to school.
"10.01.2017 15:15:27" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to The National Wedding Show at London Olympia, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"10.01.2017 12:57:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering residents asked to share views on council tax increase proposal Council tax in the borough could increase by at least three per cent in a bid to ease growing pressures on adult social care. The 3% increase would pay for social care services and come in addition of a general 1.99% increase.
"10.01.2017 09:37:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traffic queuing for eight miles on A13 westbound after van fire Traffic is backing up for eight miles on the A13 after a van caught fire. Traffic is backing up into Rainham.
"10.01.2017 09:16:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Dad left disgusted after bins are not collected for the 'best part of a month' Angry residents are demanding answers after heaps of rubbish gathered on their doorstep over the Christmas period. “It's ridiculous, our council tax bands are some of the highest around yet we are left with rubbish all over the place."
"09.01.2017 12:10:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tube strike: District line closed, congestion on the A13 The Tube strike has caused commuter chaos in Havering as the District line was closed completely and there is severe traffic on the roads. What do you think? Have you been held up?
"09.01.2017 10:08:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Popular Romford shop to close after 40 years in the town centre A popular shop which has been open for about 40 years is thanking its customers for their loyalty as it closes down. 'Our customers have helped to keep us open all this time and we are really thankful to them all.'
"06.01.2017 16:43:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk Life sentence with minimum 23-year term for man who murdered 'Oggy' at Hornchurch pub A man who stabbed a 60-year-old football fan to death in a Hornchurch pub has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years. BREAKING: 23-year minimum term for the man who murdered Oggy.
"06.01.2017 15:39:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Breast cancer sufferer unfairly sacked by Romford Greyhound Stadium A 60-year-old woman who spent 23 years working at the Romford Greyhound Stadium has won an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. “I was absolutely devastated when I was dismissed. It's affected me and my family both financially and emotionally."
"06.01.2017 14:13:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Surveillance operations and CCTV being prepared to clamp down on rogue fly-tippers The council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again at a problem fly-tipping spot. The fly-tip found today is massive.
"06.01.2017 07:30:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rush Green couple urges others to bring PIP benefit case to tribunal after winning thousands back A disabled woman and her husband, who spent a year in financial hardship before a decision to cut their benefits was overturned by a tribunal, are urging others to stand up for their rights. 'The more we highlight this issue, the more people will stand up to the government. The way they treat disabled people is disgraceful'
"05.01.2017 13:31:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster We Are FSTVL reveals line up including Dizzee Rascal act A dance festival is making some noise after revealing the first part of its line-up. Have you got your ticket yet?
"05.01.2017 10:41:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends rally round Hornchurch mum in mobility struggle A wheelchair-user suffering from arthritis is calling on the support of the community to help her regain her independence. Friends of a brave mum whose worsening arthritis has forced her to give up her job have set up a fundraiser to help her regain her independence.
"05.01.2017 08:27:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Detectives make arrest after sexual assault in Hornchurch park on New Year's Day An arrest has been made just a few days after detectives launched an appeal to find a sex attacker. Can you help?
"04.01.2017 15:14:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Boy finds Collier Row man's message in a bottle off French coast six years on How long would you give a message in a bottle to be found before thinking it has been swallowed by the sea? An extraordinary story.
"04.01.2017 13:19:48" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"04.01.2017 07:32:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Leading professor and market stallholders add their objections to proposed £250,000 town centre development A medieval England expert and market traders are the latest to come forward and raise objections to a proposed major regeneration project. 'Once a precedent has been set, other planning applications and buildings will surely follow.'
"03.01.2017 17:27:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill firefighter bows out after 30 years' service Firefighters have paid tribute to their watch manager, who has retired from “the best job in the world” after 30 years of service. “To anyone thinking about joining the fire brigade, go for it - it's one of the best jobs in the world.”
"03.01.2017 15:11:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering conservative campaigners slam Mayor of London's travel fares freeze as a 'farce' The Mayor of London is facing a backlash despite a fare freeze which could benefit around 4.5m journeys a day. “By trying to deflect blame onto the government, Sadiq Khan is simply running away from his own promises."
"03.01.2017 12:27:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's Mary Poppins themed float comes seventh in London's New Year's Day Parade As many were just climbing into bed after a long night of celebrating the start of 2017, it was lights, camera, action for eager performers who jumped on board a float for London's New Year's Day Parade. A great success.
"03.01.2017 09:31:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal after sexual assault in Hornchurch park on New Year's Day by teen suspect A teenager aged between 13 and 16 is suspected to have carried out a sexual assault in broad daylight. Be careful.
"03.01.2017 07:17:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Job boost for the borough as Co-op reveals six-figure investments in Romford and Upminster Romford and Upminster are two areas expected to benefit from a convenience store's £70m expansion plans. Romford's store should be open by the end of March.
"30.12.2016 16:36:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lidl's plans for new supermarket deferred over Hornchurch town centre traffic flow concerns As the year comes to a close, the saga over the fate of a historic art deco cinema continues. The committee proposed to introduce a left turn only to enter and leave the store or to install a new set of traffic lights.
"30.12.2016 15:31:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk White Christmas for Elizabeth line train as it undergoes all-weather testing in Austria New state-of-the-art Elizabeth Line trains which are set to serve Romford and Ilford have been undergoing testing in some of the most gruelling conditions. No excuses for delays due to weather then.
"30.12.2016 12:06:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Missing cat found in Romford wrapped in duct tape A veterinary centre is searching for the owner of a cat who was found with his face wrapped in duct tape. If you are the owner of this poor fella wrapped in duct tape call Medivet Southend on 01702 526 666.
"30.12.2016 07:57:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Social media post prompts outcry as Good Samaritan comes forward to repair beloved statute broken on Christmas Day A much-loved statute which was damaged by a mindless vandal has been brought back to life after a social media post went viral. Such a nice story.
"29.12.2016 16:45:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents in Spencer Road, Rainham, evacuated after one occupant threatens police Residents were evacuated from a block of flats after police were threatened by one of the occupants. One man was arrested.
"29.12.2016 14:42:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Investigation launched over concerns of methane gas at Orchard Village estate, Rainham An MP has raised “grave concerns” over the possible presence of methane gas in a housing estate. The housing association is treating the situation "extremely seriously".
"29.12.2016 10:12:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk £100,000 grant could mean changes to the Drill roundabout in Gidea Park by the end of March A series of improvements are being proposed for a busy roundabout via a £100,000 grant. What do you think?
"29.12.2016 07:24:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford radiologist and his 'Silent Knights' distribute hampers to 200 homeless across London A group of “Silent Knights” have distributed food, drink and clothes to about 200 homeless people in London over the Christmas period. “If I didn't do this what would be the point? I would be greedy. We can all give a little bit for good use when we eat way too much at Christmas and others don't have what we have. Sometimes we forget our humanity.”
"28.12.2016 08:44:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk CCTV footage released of suspect in connection with 'brutal attack' on Romford minicab driver Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to after a minicab driver was assaulted in Romford. Do you recognise this man?
"28.12.2016 07:22:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queen's Hospital's NHS trust spends £47 an hour on agency staff ... and misses government targets The NHS trust which serves Havering is forking out up to £47 an hour for agency staff, and failing to meet government pay targets for locum doctors. 'We know we have more to do to bring down what we spend on agency staff.'
"25.12.2016 15:01:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Window shot at' as detectives investigate burglary in Harold Hill by men believed to have firearm Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary by two men after reports of a window being shot at. “At first I thought it was kids messing about but I suddenly realised it was more serious when I heard the commotion"
"23.12.2016 15:30:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man who stabbed 'Oggy' at Hornchurch pub has been convicted of murder A man who fatally stabbed a 60-year-old man in a pub after the victim tried to stop him from threatening a barmaid has been convicted of his murder following a retrial. The man will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on January 6.
"23.12.2016 15:21:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster electrician wins £1m Euromillions lottery win Christmas for an electrician will have plenty of sparkle after he banked a £1million EuroMillions win and a luxury winter getaway to Switzerland. Christmas comes early for £1million lottery winner
"23.12.2016 13:16:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Massive fly-tip once again found in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster Fly-tippers have once again striked as a mountain of waste was discovered this morning. The council has been made aware.
"23.12.2016 12:10:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch widower spends year getting to know long-lost daughter after decades apart A pensioner who was found by his long-lost daughter after a 20-year search has spent the year getting to know her, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Time flies when you're having fun - Ted spends the year getting to know his long-lost daughter, after 58 years apart!
"23.12.2016 09:43:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Arsenal Football Club legend makes surprise visit to Romford fans Arsenal legend Ray Parlour travelled to his home town to surprise unsuspecting supporters with special gifts. Football fans got a surprise from a legendary Arsenal player
"23.12.2016 09:28:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Committee approves proposal to build dwellings on former Harold Wood Hospital site A proposal to build 48 new dwellings on the former site of the Harold Wood Hospital was approved last night. The hospital closed its doors to the public in 2006.
"23.12.2016 08:01:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill community offer presents and Christmas meal for family forced out of home by blaze Neighbours of a family left devastated by a house fire just four days before Christmas are rallying together by supplying presents and donating money. The kindness of strangers
"23.12.2016 07:49:19" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update; roads are looking good this morning but there are severe delays on District Line, minor on Circle and a good service on the rest of the TfL tube and rail network. Have a good
"22.12.2016 16:08:04" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Video: Gospel choir perform as surprise for family of killed Chadwell Heath bouncer Ricky Hayden The best friend of killed bouncer Ricky Hayden organised a gospel choir performance as a surprise for his grieving parents. A lovely gesture by the best friend.
"22.12.2016 11:18:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas clampdown on irresponsible dog owners Nuisance dog owners who flout the law and refuse to pick up dog mess are being targeted in a Christmas crackdown. £80 fixed fine, £1,000 maximum penalty.
"22.12.2016 07:24:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford barbers offers free haircuts for men going to job interviews in a bid to boost youth employment A hairdressers has launched a pioneering scheme to provide free haircuts for men in a bid to drive youth into employment. 'I want to pass that feeling on success to those who are just starting out and trying to find their feet.'
"21.12.2016 12:32:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch school is only one of 47 in the country to achieve perfect pass rates As many schools across the country have struggled to adjust to more challenging exams, one school in the borough is celebrating being top of the table in London. The schools tops the list in Havering and London.
"21.12.2016 09:00:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queen's Hospital doctor backs life-saving campaign after Nepal trip A doctor from Queen's Hospital is calling on the public to back a life saving campaign following his experience in Nepal earlier this year. Dr Harry Lynch, a paediatrician at Queen's, spent six months in Nepal after a devastating earthquake hit the country in April.
"20.12.2016 18:15:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pupils save Christmas after Santa crash lands in Harold Hill Christmas was nearly cancelled today after Santa Claus broke down and lost his sleigh and reindeer. Mead Primary School was transformed into a winter wonderland featuring reindeer and a special message from Santa himself.
"20.12.2016 13:11:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster bauble designer has children design new decorations A father-of-two has enlisted the help of his children in creating new bauble designs, to give Christmas trees that extra special touch. 'They're not just decorations, because they're inspired by life'
"20.12.2016 07:31:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk TfL's 2018 plans for Gallows Corner seen as 'disappointing' Safety improvements at an accident blackspot which are set to go ahead in spring 2018 has been labelled as “poor”. Residents branded it "an utter waste of time" and "useless."
"19.12.2016 18:19:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Your support has now doubled' says Havering councillor after visiting proposed solar park site Several Havering councillors gave up their Sunday afternoon to visit the site of the proposed solar park. Councillors get guided tour of much-loved nature reserve.
"19.12.2016 14:30:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill pupils dazzle with their performance of the nativity Proud parents watched on as primary school pupils mastered their performance of the nativity story. VIDEO: Have you got any pictures or videos of your children performing their nativity? Email email@example.com
"19.12.2016 12:00:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for £250,000 town centre Market House faces big opposition A proposed major regeneration project within Romford town centre is facing heavy opposition from business owners, market traders and various societies. Would you like to see it?
"19.12.2016 11:26:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas movie quiz Are you a film buff? How much do you know about Christmas movies? Test your Christmas film knowledge!
"16.12.2016 13:07:03" The Havering Mind choir singing 'One Day Nearer' at the #iMind campaign party at the town hall
"16.12.2016 12:03:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk TfL's plan to improve safety at Gallows Corner set to go ahead in Spring 2018 Long awaited safety improvements at an accident blackspot are set to go ahead in Spring 2018. What are your thoughts on the improvements?
"16.12.2016 10:23:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Predator to innocent children' admits to sex abuse A man described as “a dangerous predator to innocent children” had his sentence increased after new evidence of sexual assault was presented to the court. He pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual abuse.
"15.12.2016 13:19:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk EastEnders star Dame Barbara Windsor joins blind Romford veteran at Christmas lunch A blind veteran joined EastEnders favourite Dame Barbara Windsor on Monday, to mark the publication of research into war hero's social isolation. Peggy has a soft spot for these veterans.
"15.12.2016 12:29:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas is all wrapped up in Romford town centre Christmas is all wrapped up for shoppers in Romford as a giant wrapping paper dispenser has appeared in the town centre. Get your free #Romford wrapping paper before it runs out!
"15.12.2016 11:54:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Headteacher defends playground after parent gathers more than 150 signatures on petition about “dangerous” gym area An angered parent claims a “dangerous” playground spot at her childrens' school has forced her to start a petition – in a bid to prevent further injuries to pupils. What do parents think?
"15.12.2016 07:09:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk More than a dozen teachers and five support staff could be axed from Romford school next year A school says plans to cut staff next year will not mean students stop receiving a “richer curriculum”. The plan is to complete the staff reductions by the start of the new school year in September 2017.
"14.12.2016 18:20:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row father and son share ice skating passion and top national trophy An 18-year-old rising star in the world of ice skating has swept the first prize of a national competition 28 years after his father did the same. 'It was a very proud moment.'
"14.12.2016 17:42:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row father and son share ice skating passion and top national trophy An 18-year-old rising star in the world of ice skating has swept the first prize of a national competition 28 years after his father did the same. “I have never experienced anything else like ice skating around the rink full-speed, spinning through the air and coming back down."
"14.12.2016 15:12:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support' says Havering councillor in YouTube video A video has surfaced of a cabinet member commenting that the council's solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support. The plot thickens.
"14.12.2016 13:32:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Charitable donations flooding in as hundreds head to Harold Hill home to see magical decorations A mechanically-minded dad has brought a community together after spending thousands of pounds on Christmas decorations for everyone to enjoy. This is brilliant.
"14.12.2016 13:27:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundred attend Rainham Foodbank's 'joyous' Christmas fete Nearly 100 people attended the Christmas party organised by a foodbank to bring some joy to families in need during the festive season. Great work.
"14.12.2016 12:22:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Missing Hornchurch teenager found safe and well The police have thanked the public for their help after a missing teenager was found safe and well. Good news as Ellie Roberts has been found safe and well. Thanks to everyone that helped with the police appeal.
"14.12.2016 11:35:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council rakes in almost £2million in parking surplus A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority have generated almost £2million in profit over the last year. Council makes astonishing amount in parking fees and fines.
"14.12.2016 10:16:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lee Balkwell death: Essex Police pay Hornchurch family £40,000 in damages and chief constable under investigation Essex Police have apologised to the family of a man found dead in a cement mixer and paid out £40,000 in damages, 14 years after his death. The chief constable of Essex Police is now under investigation for failing to act on claims of corruption within the force.
"14.12.2016 07:29:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham wrestling group RCWA pays tribute to 'generous' fan Hundreds paid tribute to a “true gentleman” who played a part in the success of a wrestling group, encouraging youngsters to persevere. “Bill helped us get to where we are and we'll never forget that.”
"13.12.2016 16:11:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police seek information regarding missing teenager from Hornchurch Police are urging anyone with information about a missing teenage girl to assist them with their search. Have you seen Ellie Roberts? Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
"13.12.2016 15:26:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Families head to Upminster micropub so their dogs can receive blessing from reverend Dogs of all shapes and sizes received a special holiday season blessing in the run up to Christmas. Horses, goats, donkeys and even llamas are wanted for the next blessing in Spring time.
"13.12.2016 15:09:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council spends more than £100k on Christmas More than £100,000 has been spent this year by Havering Council to get the borough into the Christmas spirit. POLL: What do you think? Has too much been spent this year? Have your say.
"13.12.2016 14:22:04" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Strictly's Brendan Cole in his new live show, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday).
"13.12.2016 10:23:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering tops the list in London with house prices rocketing by £40,000 this year The average cost of buying a home in Havering has soared by £40,000 in the space of just 12 months. House prices in Havering have seen an 11.4 per cent increase, taking prices to an average of £392,000.
"13.12.2016 07:28:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One year on: Hornchurch hockey player Tom Wilson remembered in Chigwell Family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club to remember the late Tom Wilson on Sunday, one year on from his tragic death. “Tom's heart went to a gentleman and his lungs to a 21-year-old and other tissues and organs were also donated.”
"12.12.2016 14:51:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Car blaze forces Romford shoppers from Mercury Shopping Mall Shoppers were evacuated from a shopping mall earlier today as a blaze took hold in a supermarket car park. Fire at shopping mall
"12.12.2016 11:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford results in Best High Street competition announced tonight The suspense over whether Romford will be crowned London's Best High Street is coming to an end today. Watch this space.
"12.12.2016 10:27:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill's Christmas tree star will not be replaced after it was 'broken by vandals' Vandals were to blame for the sorry state Harold Hill's Christmas tree was pictured in, according to the council. “The vandals have managed to break the lighted star from the top of tree and break at least 1.5ft from the top of the tree."
"12.12.2016 07:32:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council spends £32k cleaning up chewing gum from streets Havering Council spent a whopping £32,000 cleaning up chewing gum from the streets in 2015, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed. Last year, three men spent 30 weeks scrubbing Romford and Hornchurch town centres.
"09.12.2016 17:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Samaritans cycle 12 hours at Romford station to raise awareness Commuters were welcomed to an usual scene at Romford station today. They have been cycling since 7am!
"09.12.2016 15:40:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill residents left angered after photo shows Christmas tree looking in a sorry state Aggrieved residents have called on the council to do more for their area after the town centre's Christmas tree was snapped lopsided and without half its lights. Oops.
"09.12.2016 15:17:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Grandmother living in Rainham hostel pleads for house move for disabled grandson's sake A grandmother fears for the safety of her disabled grandson after being forced to move into a hostel. "Enough is enough," pleads grandmother.
"09.12.2016 12:18:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Families at Orchard Village, Rainham, start legal battle against Clarion Housing Group Exasperated residents have launched a legal challenge against a housing association, which they claim has repeatedly failed to provide effective repairs on their estate for more than a year. “I have been doing litigation cases for 12 years and this is one of the most shocking litigation claims that I have ever come across."
"09.12.2016 09:55:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watch the video of Havering Mind's choir perform their Christmas song It's one day nearer to Christmas, and service users at a mental health charity are celebrating the festive season with a song. 'It's one day nearer to Christmas' Follow our campaign #iMind
"09.12.2016 07:16:55" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Former police chief issues warning about police borough merge set to start next month A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”. A former Met Police chief has blasted the merger, claiming it has nothing to do with productivity but is down to funding cuts.
"08.12.2016 16:10:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hakuna Matata? Children learn about the circle of life at Wellgate Community Farm Just when is the right time to teach children about the circle of life? Have your say, take our poll.
"08.12.2016 14:36:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hospice helping Romford mother treasure the time she has left with her son A mother whose first baby died of a rare neurological disorder faces the prospect of losing her second child to the same condition. 'This Christmas is special to me as I am fully aware it could be Logan's last' http://bit.ly/2gZJ5xR
"08.12.2016 11:48:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Wonderful' chairwoman of Friends of Upminster Park dies age 76 The chairwoman of Friends of Upminster Park has been described as “lovely” and “community spirited” following her death. 'She was like the lady of Upminster because everyone knew her.'
"08.12.2016 07:23:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster headteacher and parents express views on school run scheme one month on A mixed reaction to a first-of-its-kind initiative which fines parents £100 for dangerous driving around schools, has been expressed one month after its launch. 'The difference during the school runs is indescribable.'
"07.12.2016 17:19:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for 20mph limit in Romford town centre receives four responses from residents Proposals on the introduction of a 20mph speed limit zone in Romford town centre received just four responses from residents. 2,600 letters were sent out by the council.
"07.12.2016 15:44:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundred-year-old badge returns to Coopers School, Upminster A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market. The school badge is believed to date back to the early 1900s.
"07.12.2016 12:03:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Customers come out in force to prevent Harold Hill Post Office becoming a 'second class service' Around 1,000 signatures have been gathered from concerned customers in a bid to stop a busy post office becoming a franchised branch. “Residents are clear they don't want a franchised branch and a second class service in their area."
"07.12.2016 11:56:12" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a ride in a private capsule on the Coca-Cola London Eye for up to 25 people, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"07.12.2016 07:59:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hole in the heart Romford judo girl picked for England squad A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion. Hole in the heart girl beats odds to become martial arts champ!
"07.12.2016 07:58:35" Good morning all, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update, there's traffic on the A13 from Rainham to Beckton roundabout due to an accident earlier on, all lanes now open. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 - have a good day :)
"06.12.2016 15:52:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster armed robber who 'threatened to shoot' before fleeing with £5,000 is jailed An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years. “This was a terrifying ordeal for all of the people involved."
"06.12.2016 13:34:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ibiza nightclub franchise Sankeys to open in Circuit premises in Romford An iconic nightclub franchise which has world-famous dance floors in Ibiza and New York is opening in the premises of the Circuit nightclub. Our exclusive interview with Sankeys: “A nightclub can become the epicentre of a music scene and Sankeys can be a catalyst for bringing other bars, clothes and records shop to the area. It could transform it.”
"06.12.2016 13:14:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former council leader Arthur Latham dies aged 86 Former council leader Arthur Latham died at the weekend. Leave your tributes here for Arthur.
"06.12.2016 12:20:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Santa letters must be sent by Friday in Havering to reach the North Pole in time Children in Havering have until Friday (December 9) to get their present requests into Father Christmas. Make sure you don't miss the delivery
"06.12.2016 08:18:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill mother launches petition to ban smoking outside primary schools A mother of three has launched a petition to ban smoking in front of primary school gates. Do you agree with the petition? http://bit.ly/2g4UTKY
"05.12.2016 14:40:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row Victorian Christmas event comes to life It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as residents were invited to enjoy a traditional Victorian event on Friday. Costumes, reindeer and a snow machine were all part of the festive event.
"05.12.2016 07:49:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street delayed Trains running between Shenfield and Liverpool Street are delayed this morning after overnight engineering work did not finish time. Trains are running late on the entire line.
"05.12.2016 07:10:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering College's rail academy helps ex-offenders get on track for work A unique rail training programme is helping long term unemployed and ex-offenders to make their way back into work. The programme has helped 122 people with few or no qualifications into work.
"02.12.2016 12:47:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pioneering nursing scheme in Havering aims to 'break down barriers' Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme. What do you think? http://bit.ly/2ggqBWG
"02.12.2016 11:25:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mischievous elf causing mayhem at Romford mall From creating popcorn sculptures to impersonating Santa and covering an entire shop in wrapping paper, a naughty elf will be making mischief at a shopping centre in the lead-up to Christmas. If you're shopping at the Mercury Mall this Christmas, keep your wits about you... http://bit.ly/2gHiYsC
"02.12.2016 08:00:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Car crash causes tailbacks on the A12 in Chadwell Heath There is heavy traffic on the A12 this morning as a result of a car crash earlier. More misery for commuters on the A12 this morning. Thankfully no one was injured.
"02.12.2016 07:39:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Marshalls Park school, Romford, starts discussion over academy status Parents were invited to an information evening about a school's plans to convert into an academy. Would you be in favour of your child's school becoming an academy?
"01.12.2016 18:46:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ten miles of delays on A13 following Wennington accident Two lanes have been closed and there are 10 miles of queues after a lorry collided with a car near Wennington this afternoon. Bad news for those travelling between Rainham and Beckton
"01.12.2016 16:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Star Wars convention will bring the force to Havering Mind Have you always dreamed of meeting Darth Vader or shaking the hand of a Storm Trooper? Who would you dress up as?
"01.12.2016 14:39:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council accelerates improvement plan for schools after “disappointing” OFSTED figures The council will speed up its improvement plans for schools after the latest OFSTED results showed a “disappointing” number of students in good or outstanding schools. The council plans to speed up their new strategy to help improve the borough's schools in response to OFSTED's latest league table figures.
"01.12.2016 14:31:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Delays on A13 after accident in Ferry Lane, Rainham There are serious delays on the A13 eastbound in Wennington because of an accident. Traffic remains very slow.
"01.12.2016 12:48:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on the A12 in Chadwell Heath after an accident involving an ambulance A section of the A12 is closed in Chadwell Heath after an ambulance crashed with a car. Traffic is now backing into Romford.
"01.12.2016 11:09:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford dancer in running to replace Len Goodman as new Strictly judge “At the end of the day it's what the BBC wants,” said a top dancer who is in the running to become Strictly's new judge when Len Goodman retires from the show. Will it be a 10 from Len?
"01.12.2016 09:40:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Terrorist attack exercise takes place at St George's Hospital site, Hornchurch Specialist counter terrorism officers came to Havering as part of a live-play exercise to test their response to a terrorist attack. Did you hear anything?
"01.12.2016 07:14:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends pay tribute to Hornchurch man of many talents An art club has paid tribute to one of its most cherished members, who passed away last month at the age of 87. “The club has lost a true gentleman. For those members too young to have had the benefit and pleasure of knowing Alec, he was a rare breed who epitomised human kindness and selflessness."
"30.11.2016 18:12:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Santas get ready to run for good Claus in Hornchurch If you're planning to have a quiet stroll through the park this weekend, don't be surprised to see hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas racing past. Don't miss out on this Sunday's Santa 5K fun run in Harrow Lodge Park in support of Essex Air Ambulance.
"30.11.2016 16:06:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Back of the shed! Spurs shrine in Hornchurch wins games room competition A Spurs mad football fan has won a games room of the year competition for converting his garden shed into a shrine to Tottenham Hotspurs. A Spurs fan from Hornchurch has won a national competition for the best games room of the year for his Tottenham Hotspur themed shed.
"30.11.2016 15:41:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Iconic Ibiza nightclub Sankeys to open in Havering A flagship nightclub franchise, which runs a dance floor in Ibiza, is expected to open a new club in the borough. A spokesman from Sankeys said the location of its new Havering club will no longer be announced at 4pm but it will be revealed next week. Stay tuned in.
"30.11.2016 14:10:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's over 50s LGBT community to gain new social support group Older members of the borough's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community are to benefit from a new social group. "Our borough's older LGBT population deserve a place to socialise."
"30.11.2016 11:10:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Iconic Ibiza nightclub Sankeys to open in Havering A flagship nightclub franchise, which runs a dance floor in Ibiza, is expected to open a new club in the borough. After Manchester, Ibiza and New York, Sankeys is coming to Havering. Wow.
"30.11.2016 07:21:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Wood school boy presents petition for safer crossing to councillors A boy, 12, who spent half term collecting signatures for a petition demanding a safer crossing in his area has won praise from a councillor. 'Dylan's a bit of an activist. He could be a future prime minster.'
"29.11.2016 17:30:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Inspirational ADHD man defies expectation to become Met Police officer A mother whose son was diagnosed with a then little known condition, beemed with pride as he completed his passing out ceremony with the Metropolitan Police. Didn't he do well!
"29.11.2016 17:06:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster We Are FSTVL wins Best UK Dance Event in festival awards A popular festival has been crowned the UK's Best Dance Event. The festival saw record-breaking ticket sales in the build-up to the event earlier this year.
"29.11.2016 09:10:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters face transport chaos as C2C services disrupted in Upminster Commuters were facing transport chaos this morning as C2C trains were delayed or cancelled for the second day running. Were you affected?
"29.11.2016 07:15:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans to shut Sunnings Lane, Upminster, after huge fly-tip found blocking road A campaign is underway to close a section of a country lane as another “massive” fly-tip has been found blocking the road. Would this proposal help to solve the problem?
"28.11.2016 15:07:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man stabbed outside Romford Primark A man has been stabbed in broad daylight after a fight broke out in a busy town centre. Shocking.
"28.11.2016 13:33:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Young entrepreneurs scheme set to train next generation of Havering business leaders Young professionals in the borough are about to receive a major boost to become the next generation of thriving business leaders. “This will be a platform for younger generations to start building business relationships now and help them early in their carer."
"28.11.2016 07:34:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest readers' surgery in Gidea Park today Whether you have a front page story, an event you would like to promote or simply want to chat, come and meet a Recorder reporter at our weekly surgery. This is happening this morning!
"25.11.2016 17:05:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council leader asked to justify £500k spend on pay review The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday's full council meeting. Council workers demand answers.
"25.11.2016 13:58:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Final chance to have say on school expansion plans as 4,000 extra pupils expected over the next five years Time is running out for parents to have their say on expansion in the borough's primary schools. Five schools in the borough would be expanded under the plans. Would you be affected?
"25.11.2016 12:12:32" Timeline Photos This week's Recorder which is out today. Features protests at the council, an exclusive look at Romford's £25m leisure centre and the final farewell for a much loved Romford doorman.
"25.11.2016 11:54:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police called to protest at Havering town hall Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall. Passionate people fought for their park.
"25.11.2016 09:30:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Schoolmates hope to reopen one of Romford's most popular takeaway spots early next year Two schoolmates and owners of a thriving burger business now have the keys to one of the most popular takeaway spots in Romford town centre. Anyone excited by the return of one of South Street's most popular takeaway spots?
"25.11.2016 07:52:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Sectioned man's care in hospital who was later found dead was 'not appropriate' Care provided to a father of three found dead soon after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt was “not appropriate”, an inquest has heard. The coroner is set to give her conclusion on the Romford dad's death next week.
"24.11.2016 17:02:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Top racing trainer fined for 'improved performances' at Romford dog track A dog trainer was fined hundreds of pounds for two improved performances at a disciplinary hearing held yesterday. Top #Greyhound trainer fined for breach of race rules
"24.11.2016 15:38:37" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's £25m leisure centre progress described as 'astonishing' An exciting future looms as Romford town centre's £25million four-storey leisure centre starts to take shape. The Recorder had an exclusive look around the development this week. Are you excited for the finish in 2018?
"24.11.2016 08:37:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Councillor accused of clashing with protesters outside Havering Town Hall Councillors were met by hundreds of protesters as they arrived at Havering Town Hall last night. Police were called amid heated scenes outside Havering Town Hall before last night's council meeting.
"24.11.2016 07:15:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Family of Rainham man who died from asbestos exposure appeal for help with investigation A grieving family are appealing to former colleagues of a much-loved man to help with an investigation into asbestos exposure. The family of a man who died from exposure to asbestos are calling on former colleagues to help with an investigation.
"23.11.2016 21:14:31" It was all going down outside Havering Town, including some drama, earlier tonight as hundreds of protesters gathered to oppose wage cuts and the proposed solar park at Dagnam Park Harold Hill. Make sure you get Friday's paper!
"23.11.2016 18:13:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Can Havering residents expect more coin for their coffers after autumn statement? Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged to raise the national living wage as he unveiled his autumn statement in Parliament today. Local MP Jon Cruddas attacked the latest budget whilst Barry Hicks, chairman of Havering Chamber of Commerce, is quietly optimistic about the pledges in the Autumn Statement. How do you think the Autumn Statement will affect Havering?
"23.11.2016 13:41:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Investigation underway after woman escapes Upminster bungalow blaze Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers spent more than an hour tackling a late night blaze. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters attended last night.
"23.11.2016 13:21:24" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to SEA LIFE London Aquarium, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"23.11.2016 12:42:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill councillor objects to Lidl store on grounds of residents' privacy and traffic problems being 'virtually ignored' The construction of a 1,661sqm Lidl supermarket has been criticised after the budget supermarket chain was given the green light to start building. "People will be able to see directly into bedrooms from the trading floor."
"23.11.2016 09:58:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford MP defends expenses: 'MPs who work the hardest are bound to spend more' Romford's MP Andrew Rosindell has responded to the latest data which shows the MP to have the fifth highest expenses bill in the capital. The Conservative MP has the fifth highest expenses bill in London.
"23.11.2016 07:17:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigners take protest over Dagnam Park solar park plans to Havering town hall Campaigners opposing plans to build a solar park on land next to a nature reserve will hold a protest before presenting a petition to councillors tonight (Wednesday). Will you be joining today's protest?
"22.11.2016 17:11:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ricky Hayden funeral: Mourners wear orange and release doves at packed farewell to Romford doorman Devastated friends and family of Ricky Hayden said their final farewell to the hugely popular doorman at his packed funeral today. Hundreds turned out to grieve and remember the 27-year-old.
"22.11.2016 12:54:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Reckless' drivers could face £130 fines as fixed cameras are installed in 11 locations by the council A clampdown on “reckless” drivers is underway as new cameras are installed to target drivers who flout road safety regulations. "It's not about raising revenue for the council".
"22.11.2016 11:27:45" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Hundreds expected to attend funeral of Chadwell Heath bouncer Ricky Hayden Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the funeral of murdered bouncer Ricky Hayden later today. A very sad day. RIP Ricky.
"22.11.2016 11:19:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nearly 200 motorists caught out by the speed gun as volunteers clock drivers every day this week Almost 200 speeding motorists have been caught out by volunteers armed with speed guns in little more than a month. Police and volunteers will be out every day this week targeting speedsters.
"22.11.2016 07:26:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford residents receive apology after many claim to be “plagued with problems” since 2008 Angry tenants claim they have been “let down time and time again” with flats left “waterlogged” and rough sleepers continuously managing to enter their building. 'I don't believe they understand the dangers they have put us in when they refused to change the locks and do something about it'
"21.11.2016 17:39:05" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Tube users to be tracked through mobile phones in TfL trial Commuters will be tracked through their mobile phones as they navigate the London Underground network in a four-week trial that began today. Do you agree?
"21.11.2016 15:52:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Police officers take to the streets with bodycams for the first time today Frontline officers in the borough were today issued with body worn video cameras as part of the world's biggest ever roll-out. Are you happy to see the introduction?
"21.11.2016 07:22:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Co-working space The Retailery opens at the weekend Romford's first co-working space which aims at boosting start-up businesses, officially opened at the weekend. Exciting!
"18.11.2016 16:39:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council launch investigation into complaint planning officer used alias to champion solar park Havering Council is investigating allegations that a planning officer anonymously commented on a public forum championing the proposed solar park. Investigation launched into whether council officer used online alias to champion on solar park
"18.11.2016 15:04:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk 11 things you need to know about Romford Christmas ice rink which opens tonight As Romford's festive ice rink opens today, we've compiled a handy list of all the information you need to enjoy skating this season. Ice ice baby!
"18.11.2016 14:54:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford Christmas lights switch on 2016 Thousands of people headed to the Market Place to kick off the Christmas festivities in Romford. Can you see yourself in the photos?
"18.11.2016 11:01:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Unexpected complexities' meant demolition work of Ardleigh Green Bridge could not be completed Drivers are set to face future disruption after major construction work on the A127 had to be put on hold. Unfortunately some bad news for motorists.
"18.11.2016 07:26:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk VIDEO: Watch singers from Havering recording this year's Children in Need charity single The Children in Need single which features scores of singers in the borough is now available on iTunes. This year's Children in Need single features a number of singers from Havering alongside Spandau Ballet legend Tony Hadley. Watch the video here.
"17.11.2016 11:57:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Calls for Pippa the dog to switch on Christmas Lights in Upminster The heart-warming story of Pippa the dog, who was found safe and well after a massive hunt, has sparked calls for her and her owner to switch on the Christmas lights in Upminster. Would you be in favour?
"17.11.2016 08:10:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford Christmas lights will be switched on today The festive countdown will officially begin today as the town's Christmas lights are switched on. Who's excited?!
"17.11.2016 07:41:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk 60-year-old man in critical condition after Rush Green collision Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious collision yesterday. Sad news.
"16.11.2016 17:14:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Elm Park firefighter proposes to girlfriend at passing out parade Firefighters are known for bravery but nothing beats the courage of proposing to your partner in front of a crowd. 'I was totally taken by surprise and I am so happy.'
"16.11.2016 17:05:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Accident in Rush Green causes delays The A124 Rush Green Road, Rush Green, is blocked following an accident. Five bus routes are being diverted due to the incident.
"16.11.2016 13:04:36" Timeline Photos To win a family ticket to DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London, don't forget to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"16.11.2016 09:52:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses following A127 collision in Cranham Police are appealing for witnesses after a multi-vehicle collision on the A127 this morning. Did you see anything?
"16.11.2016 08:25:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk A127 closed 'for several hours' after debris from a collision spread across road A127 closed 'for several hours' after debris from a collision spread across road 08:01 16 November 2016 Ellena Cruse Congestion in Cranham and Upminster due to an accident. Archant Share Comment Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page A127 closed after accident. Avoid if you can
"16.11.2016 08:17:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk A127 closed 'for several hours' after debris from a collision spread across road A127 closed 'for several hours' after debris from a collision spread across road 08:01 16 November 2016 Ellena Cruse Congestion in Cranham and Upminster due to an accident. Archant Share Comment Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page Accident causing severe delays. Police urge drivers to Avoid A127
"16.11.2016 07:21:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fines for parents who take children out of school during term time could be scrapped Reports that fines for parents who take their children out of school during term time could be scrapped have been welcomed. Is this a good idea?
"15.11.2016 14:20:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tube staff could strike in lead-up to Christmas causing travel chaos Tube staff have voted to go on strike in the lead-up to Christmas with millions of passengers facing potential travel chaos. Uh-oh...
"15.11.2016 12:43:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering pupils shocked into taking care on roads during hard-hitting safety campaign “I have a broken heart and it just cannot be mended,” said Cheryl Robbins, the mother of a car crash victim who spoke to teenagers at Havering's annual Safe Drive, Stay Alive event. Mother hopes heartbreaking story will save another family from tragedy.
"15.11.2016 07:25:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Revised Lidl supermarket plans get recommended for approval in Harold Hill The construction of a 1,661sqm Lidl supermarket has moved a step closer after officers recommended councillors approve submitted plans. Will you shop there?
"14.11.2016 11:59:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Body found near Tesco Extra Rainham A body was found yesterday morning near Tesco Extra. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
"14.11.2016 11:27:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Clean-up continues after travellers leave behind huge amounts of waste at Rainham Marshes “Irresponsible” travellers have been slammed after they left mountains of waste at the picturesque Rainham Marshes. A commercial skip full of debris, mounds of building waste, large bundles of clothing and an estimated 2000 shoes were left behind.
"14.11.2016 08:51:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford slips to third place in best high street competition - votes still open!!!
"14.11.2016 07:52:18" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There is heavy traffic on the M25 anticlockwise between J9, A127 (Romford) and J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout). Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email
"11.11.2016 16:25:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nuisance fly-tippers block Upminster lane with tonnes of rubbish yet again Mountains of rubbish has been dumped once again at a notorious spot for fly-tips. Pretty shocking.
"11.11.2016 14:49:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mystery surrounds discovery of Pippa the dog after police find her in Barnet The owners of runaway dog Pippa who went missing last week have spoken of their “overwhelming joy” after receiving a call to say their beloved dog was found. Pippa's owners want to thank everyone for their help at the park tomorrow.
"11.11.2016 14:44:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Solar farm site not part of Dagnam nature reserve insists Havering Council Land earmarked for a solar park is not part of Dagnam Park nature reserve, insists Havering Council, despite information boards claiming it is. Park information boards incorrect despite fanfare
"11.11.2016 14:06:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Armistice Day: Romford remembers its fallen sons Army veterans, the mayor and the Romford community turned out in force to pay their respects to fallen British troops at a service for Remembrance and Armistice Day. Hundreds attend Romford market Armistice Day service.
"11.11.2016 11:27:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Frankie & Benny's restaurant staff made blind woman feel like the 'lowest of the low' A blind woman said she was made to feel like a “second class citizen” after being asked to sit away from customers, next to the door of a restaurant - because of her guide dog. "I will never eat in there again".
"11.11.2016 11:14:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Good news! Pippa the dog is found safe and well after hundreds join search to track her Pippa the runaway pooch has been found following a week on the run after hundreds joined a search to find her. Finally some good news!
"11.11.2016 07:23:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Don't miss out on Remembrance Day events in Havering this weekend Today is Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, although in Britain most remembrance services are held on the closest Sunday to the date. Where you can do to pay your respects
"10.11.2016 17:53:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tracker dog on trail of Upminster's runaway dog Pippa Hundreds of people have come together to track the lost dog of a 'devastated' family, who is believed to have run away to Essex. Everybody is pulling together to find Pippa.
"10.11.2016 16:59:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford retirement home residents receive apology after lift was broken for two weeks Vulnerable and elderly residents in a retirement home said they were “left trapped” after a lift was broken for two weeks. "We would like to apologise to residents at Admirals Lodge for the difficulties they have experienced due to problems with the lift."
"10.11.2016 14:14:29" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watch the video: Romford shoppers share their lucky lottery numbers – Would you? Have you ever wondered who is on the line when the phone rings in a call box? Did you see it happening on Tuesday? Take our poll and let us know what you think.
"10.11.2016 11:30:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford and Hornchurch choir singers to record Children in Need single with Spandau Ballet star Choir singers in the borough will be joined in the studio by 80s pop icon Tony Hadley as they attempt to raise cash for Children in Need. Singers in Romford and Hornchurch will be featuring for the second time in this year's Children in Need single.
"10.11.2016 08:01:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pentonville Prison fugitive with links to Havering arrested One of the two Pentonville prison convicts who has links to Havering was arrested in Ilford last night, police have said. He has been arrested.
"10.11.2016 07:20:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk £20,000 proposals to tackle commuters parking in Upminster town centre set for final consultation The search for a solution to problem parking in a busy town centre rumbles on as residents remain divided on the prospect of having to pay to park outside their own home. What do you think?
"09.11.2016 17:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford video assault: Third defendant 'blackmailed by gang member' before beating up boy in Raphael Park woods A teenager who kicked a 15-year-old boy in a group attack recorded in a viral video was blackmailed by “a gang member”, a court heard. “He felt immediately sick and remorseful. He helped the victim up and stood him up against a tree and shouted to his friends to get some help.”
"09.11.2016 13:54:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds of pounds raised for Help for Heroes charity by gym-goers in Romford Fitness fanatics took part in a gruelling training challenge in a bid to raise money for a good cause and remember servicemen and women who have served the country. Great effort by a gym in Romford.
"09.11.2016 12:44:05" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Magic of Motown at Indigo at the O2 in December, don't forget to buy your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"09.11.2016 11:55:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Boy, 14, threatened with knives and punched to the ground outside Elm Park station A 14-year-old boy was threatened with knives, punched to the ground and robbed just yards from Elm Park station. Unbelievable.
"09.11.2016 07:38:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Publican delighted with The Drill's reopening after its half a million pound investment A popular pub has been welcoming customers after reopening following a two-month £510,000 makeover. 'There seems to be a good mix of old and new faces enjoying the transformation too.'
"08.11.2016 17:45:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's MP slams BBC Newsnight as 'juvenile' after its comic response to national anthem request Romford's MP Andrew Rosindell hopes BBC Newsnight will “grow up” after it played the Sex Pistols version of 'God Save the Queen'. The wrangle between Mr Rosindell and the BBC continues.
"08.11.2016 16:00:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Devastated' Upminster family appeal for help over missing dog Pippa A family left “devastated” after the loss of their dog said they are feeling “overwhelmed” by the support of the community. Can you help?
"08.11.2016 14:09:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pentonville Prison fugitive has links to Havering after police warn public to not approach men An attempted murderer who is on the run from police after escaping from Pentonville Prison has links to Havering. Be aware.
"08.11.2016 13:18:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Hello Romford?' Shoppers to give lucky lottery numbers from phone box People from around the UK can give Romford shoppers a call today to ask them for a winning lottery number. Have you got a lucky number?
"08.11.2016 10:26:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Staff face uncertain future as Marks and Spencer cut 60 clothing and home stores Longstanding high street chain Marks and Spencer announced today it will have 60 fewer clothing and home stores over the next five years. Will another one bite the dust?
"08.11.2016 09:20:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queuing traffic as Romford road closed after accident Victoria Road in Romford has closed this morning following an accident. All 370 and 496 buses are now on diversion.
"07.11.2016 13:31:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drapers' Maylands pupils visit construction site of new Harold Hill school Pupils were taken on a unusual trip to the top of the cranes overlooking the building site, where their new school is taking shape. So cute.
"07.11.2016 12:18:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford cafe which was torn apart by blaze receives £500 donation A cafe manager is “in wonderment” after receiving a generous donation which will help the business get back up and running. Lovely gesture.
"07.11.2016 07:23:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Increased police patrols in Romford town centre achieve the desired reductions in crime The busy autumn period that can sometimes see sharp rises in crime was met with increased patrols on the streets of Romford as a part of a targeted operation. Did you notice an extra police presence in Romford town centre over the last two weeks?
"04.11.2016 15:21:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Where to see fireworks in Havering for Guy Fawkes Night 2016 Fireworks will be lighting up Havering's skies – and we've rounded up some of the best events on offer in the borough this Guy Fawkes Night. Don't miss out!
"04.11.2016 14:43:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk BBC's Newsnight provides comic response to Romford MP's calls for national anthem to be played Romford's MP Andrew Rosindell got his wish as the BBC played 'God Save the Queen' last night – albeit with a twist. We're not sure this is quite what Andrew Rosindell MP had in mind...
"04.11.2016 12:47:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Scientology singers The Jive Aces to swing in Romford for drug-free campaign A swing band is returning to the streets where they started busking more than 25 years ago as part of a campaign to warn people about the dangers of drugs. The band will be playing a free concert in Romford Market on Saturday.
"04.11.2016 12:41:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drivers warned ahead of this weekend's A127 closure as Ardleigh Green Bridge gets demolished Motorists are being warned of severe disruptions as workers demolish another section of Ardleigh Green Bridge. The road will be closed from 9pm tonight.
"04.11.2016 11:15:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses after dead horse found mutilated in Upminster Police are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward following the discovery of mutilated horse at the weekend. Police appeal for witnesses after the discovery of a mutilated horse on Saturday.
"04.11.2016 10:55:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Confusion over Lidl's new planning application for Hornchurch's Mecca Bingo demolition Confusion has emerged over a new planning application, submitted by supermarket chain Lidl over the demolition of a former bingo hall and historic cinema. A source told the Recorder "it is unlikely demolition will happen prior to November 10".
"04.11.2016 07:43:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's MP calling on BBC to mark Brexit by playing national anthem at the end of each day Romford's MP Andrew Rosindell has called on BBC One to play the national anthem at the end of each programming day, in honour of Brexit. What do you think?
"03.11.2016 16:45:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford woman who dumped ex-boyfriend's belongings fined for fly-tipping A woman decided to dump her ex-boyfriend's belongings from her car after a row over the phone, the court heard. Whoops.
"03.11.2016 15:07:37" romfordrecorder.co.uk Motorist sped down A12 as he balanced fence panels on the roof of his car Transport officers got a surprise when they spotted a brazen motorist heading down the busy A12 while balancing fence panels on the top of his car. Not something you see every day on the A12.
"03.11.2016 14:25:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's MP 'not worried at all' about historic High Court ruling on Brexit Romford MP Andrew Rosindell remains “absolutely confident” the UK will leave the EU next year, despite a historic High Court which threatens to derail the Brexit process. “I am not worried at all by today's ruling; there is no doubt in my mind that this will not derail Brexit."
"03.11.2016 14:03:05" newhamrecorder.co.uk West Ham boss: 'Brave' Andy Carroll was 'targeted' by armed criminals Hammers manager Slaven Bilic says that the West Ham striker is ok after his confrontation with armed motorcyclists “He is good. I just spoke to him. I am treating it as a one-off accident."
"03.11.2016 11:04:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering commander defends Met's move to deploy more armed officers on streets The borough's police commander has defended the Met's move to deploy more armed police on the streets in a bid to keep the capital safe. Should more armed police patrol the capital? http://bit.ly/2ffp6Z7
"03.11.2016 07:17:37" romfordrecorder.co.uk Further delays at Hornchuch's Mecca Bingo as Lidl challenges demolition conditions The demolition of Hornchurch's historic Mecca Bingo hall is facing further delays as new plans have been submitted to the council. The supermarket chain appears to be trying to get out of its responsibility to clean the road during the demolition.
"02.11.2016 14:29:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Clampdown on dangerous school run driving in Havering to start Monday A scheme to tackle dangerous driving around school is set to be rolled out from Monday. Wykeham primary school will be the first school to be subject to a PSPO from Monday.
"02.11.2016 13:31:40" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family day out at Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"02.11.2016 12:20:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham innovation park launched by developers Segro as part of multi-million regeneration plan State-of-the-art technology was used to reveal how a new innovation village will regenerate a run-down industrial site at a ground breaking ceremony yesterday. Watch the video of the interactive igloo which displayed a panoramic virtual tour of the innovation village, “bringing the plans alive”.
"02.11.2016 07:52:54" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Fiancee's pain as Dagenham dad-of-three dies in crash The fiancée of a biker who was killed in a hit-and-run has spoken of the “heartbreaking” pain of having to plan his funeral instead of their wedding. The fiancee of a man who died in a car crash in Gidea Park on Friday night has spoken of her "heartbreaking" grief.
"01.11.2016 17:47:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford entrepreneur takes recruitment sector to next level using virtual reality A 23-year-old tech whizz hopes to revolutionise the world of recruitment by matching job-hunters with work that suit their personality. 'Personality is a huge part of recruitment and it is key to ensure people are fit for the job.'
"01.11.2016 14:45:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours slam youths who cause Halloween havoc in Rainham Parents have taken to social media to vent their anger about youths who reportedly threw fireworks in homes and vandalised cars. Were you affected by any disturbances in the borough last night?
"01.11.2016 11:47:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watch as ditzy Stacey Solomon wins thousands for Queen's Hospital on ITV's The Chase Queen's Hospital is to receive a funding boost thanks to reality TV star Stacey Solomon. Stacey's sister works as a children's nurse at the trust.
"01.11.2016 07:57:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council releases its '10 things to know' about solar park proposals amid growing concerns The first image of what proposed solar parks could look like has been released as the consultation period for people to have their say is extended. First images released of what solar park could look like, amid growing concerns.
"01.11.2016 07:46:30" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There are minor delays on the District Line and congestion in the roadworks area in Ardleigh Green. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email
"31.10.2016 17:11:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Biker killed in Gidea Park hit and run was dad-of-three A biker who died in a crash following a crash on Friday night has been named as a dad-of-three. "Those that knew Craig will know that he was one of a kind."
"31.10.2016 13:44:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Three best friends are making a big sacrifice to raise money for boy who has up to 25 seizures a day A little boy's health plight has inspired three best friends to sacrifice two of their favourite things. Five-year-old Georgia Hiddleston and her two best friends are giving up chocolate and crisps, all to try raise money for a great cause.
"31.10.2016 13:04:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds raised for Collier Row orphans after mum's sudden death Hundreds of pounds have been raised for orphans, who have lost their mum a fortnight ago. A family friend and relative set up a fundraising page to "take the pressure off the family so close to Christmas".
"31.10.2016 10:00:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Motorcyclist killed in Gidea Park hit and run A 23-year-old motorcyclist died at the weekend after a collision with a car. Awful news.
"31.10.2016 07:11:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drivers warned ahead of this weekend's A127 closure as Ardleigh Green Bridge gets demolished Motorists are being warned of severe disruptions as workers demolish another section of Ardleigh Green Bridge. 'We're sorry for the disruption that this crucial bridge replacement work will cause.'
"28.10.2016 16:40:00" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Planned roadworks on M25, A406 and M11 A series of roadworks have been scheduled on the M25, A406 and M11. Next week there will be road closures
"28.10.2016 13:55:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Charity slams Wetherspoon chain after brain injury sufferer denied drink at Romford pub A leading brain injury charity said it is “extremely disappointed” at a pub chain after staff refused to serve a disabled woman whose condition was mistaken for drunkenness. “I was gutted. I am trying to build my confidence but when things like that happen it really knocks me back.”
"28.10.2016 12:00:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traders refuse to give 'prime spots' to newcomers as part of Romford Market transformation Market traders who have been in Romford for decades will be encouraged to give up their “prime spots” to make way for new stallholders. 'Whoever has suggested this is out of touch with the market'.
"28.10.2016 10:14:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk The Voice finalist returns to perform at Havering College A former X Factor contestant and finalist of The Voice returned to her old college to this week to put on a show for its students. Lydia Lucy, a finalist on this year's The Voice, gave a performance for Havering College students this week.
"28.10.2016 09:30:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Boy, 10, hit by car as he runs across the road to Upminster holiday camp A 10-year-old boy has been hit by a car on his way to a holiday activity camp this morning. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.
"28.10.2016 09:00:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for Romford ice rink approved despite concerns over noise levels An ice rink will be set-up in the market place over the Christmas period but it will be closed on bank holidays. Have your skates ready.
"28.10.2016 06:20:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row family's shock as dead mum's belongings dumped by landlord Grieving orphans were traumatised after their belongings were put out on the street by their landlady less than 10 days after their mother died. “We haven't even buried her yet. We haven't had the chance to grieve.”
"27.10.2016 15:50:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Thousands sign petition in support of Essex girls who are fighting to redefine dictionary term A campaign to remove the “derogatory and stereotypical” 'Essex Girl' definition from the dictionary has gained huge momentum after thousands signed up to a petition. What do you think of the dictionary's term for 'Essex Girl'? Have you signed the petition?
"27.10.2016 14:34:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Halloween boom means growing business for Upminster pumpkin farmer A farmer and a garden centre are making the most of the growing demand for pumpkins at this time of year. Have you got your Halloween pumpkin?
"27.10.2016 10:56:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Outbreak of fish herpes in Collier Row An outbreak of fish herpes has been confirmed in Collier Row. 'serious viral disease'
"27.10.2016 08:42:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk More than 5,700 patients could follow GP to Hornchurch practice as doctor surgeries merge Thousands of patients registered with a doctor's practice will be automatically transferred to a different surgery following the retirement of a GP. Surgeries set to merge following the retirement of a GP.
"27.10.2016 07:14:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for Christmas ice-rink in Romford market and new Harold Hill nursery to be considered at council tonight A proposal to install an ice rink in market place over the Christmas period is due to be considered by a council committee tonight (Thursday). It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
"27.10.2016 07:12:49" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update. There is minor congestion into town at the Ardleigh Green Road junction, Harold Wood. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892
"26.10.2016 15:55:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former Havering coroner to be suspended A former coroner for Havering has been suspended and an investigation into his conduct launched after families complained of waiting more than a year for death certificates. Did you experience issues with the coroner's court when headed by Chinyere Inyama? Call Ann-Marie on 02084773892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"26.10.2016 10:53:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Wood prison guard officer who died after court assault receives posthumous award A woman who died from a brain haemorrhage after being kicked in the head while helping to transport a prisoner from court was posthumously honoured at an award ceremony. Prison guard officer who died after court assault receives posthumous award
"26.10.2016 10:45:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man dies after being hit by a car on A127 in Upminster this morning A man has died after being hit by a car on the A127 this morning. Very sad news.
"26.10.2016 09:03:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk When do the clocks go back in 2016? Get your best pyjamas on – it's time for an extra long lie-in this Sunday. What will you do with your extra hour?
"26.10.2016 08:20:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traffic delays on A127 in Upminster after earlier accident There are severe delays on the A127 going westbound after an accident this morning. Beware if you are driving that way this morning.
"26.10.2016 06:22:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering charity and environmental group oppose solar park plans An animal welfare charity and environmental campaign group say they are “shocked” by the proposal to develop two solar parks. “A solar park would also have a very negative visual impact on the area."
"25.10.2016 12:43:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham lollipop lady retires after nearly 25 years After spending almost 25 years helping children to cross roads in all weathers, a lollipop lady is finally hanging up her high vis coat. 'It was sad to leave after so many years'
"25.10.2016 10:48:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal for missing man last seen in Rush Green Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man who frequents Romford. 'Disappearance is out of character and police are concerned for his welfare'
"25.10.2016 10:42:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal to find 'prolific offender' from Collier Row The police are appealing for help to find a “prolific offender” who frequents Collier Row. Have you seen this man?
"25.10.2016 09:57:37" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Dungeon, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"25.10.2016 09:09:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents wake up to loud 'boom' as cars go up in flames in Rainham Residents gathered outside in the early hours of the morning as two cars were set alight. More to follow.
"25.10.2016 06:35:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drunken man assaulted policeman after leaving Upminster curry house without paying A man left an Indian restaurant without paying before assaulting a police officer while being treated for drunkenness, a court has heard. 'He became aggressive and pushed and kicked Pc Kiddle while threatening to burn down the restaurant'
"24.10.2016 13:21:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Fantastic' community raises £2,325 for funeral of Romford doorman Ricky Hayden A grieving mum says “overwhelming” community support helped her family cope after her son was stabbed to death outside his home. Organisers revealed Ricky's family had been forced to leave their home for their own safety after he and Paul were stabbed last month
"24.10.2016 06:10:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents' 'heartbreak' as homes earmarked for demolition for Romford housing zone Residents said they are “heartbroken” to have to leave their homes, which will be bulldozed to make way for a new housing development. 'Thinking about having to move is heartbreaking'.
"22.10.2016 08:21:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Woman dragged along pavement in Hornchurch robbery CCTV footage of two men sought in connection with an incident where a woman was robbed and dragged along a pavement has been released by police. Victim still requires treatment for injuries
"21.10.2016 11:59:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Reports of an incident at Thomson travel agency in Upminster Police are attending an incident at a travel agents with reports that the building has been cordoned off. Police were called after reports of an incident at the Thomson travel agency in Upminster this morning. More details to follow.
"21.10.2016 11:12:49" Timeline Photos Our front page story this week reports on the court case of the boys, who assaulted a 15-year-old boy in Raphael Park in July. Find out more by picking up the Recorder.
"21.10.2016 06:23:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mum of cancer patient told she had the disease too just one day before daughter finished treatment A mum had the devastating shock of being told she had breast cancer just a day before her daughter's final day of treatment in her own battle with the disease. “I am now trying to get through to the other side, I've got to keep myself going and fight it”
"20.10.2016 12:23:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council backs plan for cross-borough team to tackle illegal traveller camps Businesses have called for a cross-borough team to rid the area of illegal traveller encampments and tackle “criminally organised” fly-tipping. The collaboration between Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham councils could see the creation of a multi-agency, cross-border team to crack down on "criminally organised" fly-tipping.
"20.10.2016 11:02:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford cancer patient live tweets his experience of NHS from Queen's Hospital A cancer patient is the first in England to share his experience with the NHS on social media. “Looking on the bright side, is there anything good about having cancer? I am not sure I will ever be bothered by anything else again..."
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"20.10.2016 08:10:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Elderly residents in Hornchurch home left without hot water or heating for weeks Elderly residents at an independent living complex spent nearly three weeks without hot water or heating. "To do that to elderly people at this time of year is beyond me."
"20.10.2016 06:15:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lee Balkwell death: Dad hopes High Court hearing today could help reveal 'what really happened' The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer believes a high court hearing today marks an important day in his quest to “uncover the truth” behind Essex Police's flawed investigation into his son's death. The father has campaigned for 14 years for 'justice' for son Lee.
"19.10.2016 16:39:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mayor of London questioned over possible river crossing toll charges for Havering commuters The Mayor of London has been challenged amid fears Havering residents will have to pick up the bill for new river crossings. "I fear it will be down to the people of Havering and other nearby boroughs to cough up the cost of these new projects, which does not seem fair at all."
"19.10.2016 14:51:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Crime writer Martina Cole to launch new novel at book signing event at The Liberty Romford One of the UK's best-loved crime writers will delight fans by signing copies of her new novel at a shopping centre on Saturday. The queen of crime is back with a new book....
"19.10.2016 13:11:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford video assault: Teenage attackers 'very remorseful' after beating up boy in Raphael Park woods Two teenagers said they had been “disgraced” by a video showing them brutally attacking a 15-year-old boy in Raphael Park woods. One of the boys said receiving death threats after the video had "changed" him.
"19.10.2016 08:32:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Delays into Romford after accident on the A12 There are traffic delays into Romford following an accident earlier this morning. The motorcyclist has been taken to hospital.
"19.10.2016 06:07:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk 81 speeding drivers caught out by Havering residents in first speed gun trial Volunteers armed with speed guns caught out 81 speedsters in a first of its kind operation in the borough. Were you one of them?
"18.10.2016 14:24:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill Post Office could 'potentially' be franchised out to interested parties The Post Office is considering potential retailer options as it looks to potentially franchise a major branch in the borough. Uncertainty surrounds the future of Harold Hill's Post Office.
"18.10.2016 06:28:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Public vote could win Romford town centre London's best high street Romford's high street could be voted the best in London after it was shortlisted in the Great British High Street competition. Great new!
What is your favorite part of Romford town center?
"17.10.2016 15:43:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering police officers to receive body worn video cameras to fight crime Police officers around the capital will gain a new tool to aid the fight against crime. Caught on camera - police to use body worn videos to aid the fight against crime. Good idea?
"17.10.2016 14:59:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Blossoming borough wins silver award at Britain in Bloom The London Borough of Havering has been presented with a silver gilt award in this year's Britain in Bloom. Success for Havering!
"17.10.2016 13:15:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cannabis factory and 'large quantity' of Class A drugs found by Romford police team A man and woman have been arrested after officers discovered a cannabis factory and significant amounts of what is believed to be MDMA and crystal meth. “This was a significant haul and we are pleased to have disrupted the distribution of these drugs before they hit the streets of Havering.”
"17.10.2016 12:34:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch pilot believed to have lost consciousness in moments leading to aircraft crash in Chigwell The pilot of a light aircraft, who died alongside side his co-pilot when they crashed into a field a year ago, may have lost consciousness during the flight, a report concluded. Both the pilot and co-pilot died in the crash last year.
"17.10.2016 08:52:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch barber shop becomes social hub where men speak about mental health Few people would expect anything more than a beard trim and a hair cut from their barber. "Men are more comfortable speaking to their barber than to their GP about mental health". We spoke to Jake's Barber Shop Hornchurch to find out.
"17.10.2016 06:15:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Police may merge with neighbouring boroughs Havering Police are likely to merge with Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham's forces, it can be revealed. Details of a potential merger between Havering Police and neighbouring boroughs have been revealed.
"16.10.2016 11:04:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk From balancing to ball skills Collier Row Circus is more than clowning around Roll up roll up, the circus is coming to Collier Row. Reporter Ellena Cruse ran away from the office for a morning to speak to performers from Santus Circus and learn a few tricks of the trade. Last chance to watch the circus perform at Collier Row today... Tricks a lot harder to perform then they look!
"14.10.2016 11:28:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents invited to view proposed plans for Upminster care home and brain injury unit A private care company is asking residents for their views on plans to build a residential care home and a brain injury unit. The care company hasn't yet submitted a planning application.
"14.10.2016 10:27:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Company advertises big returns to investors on 2,500 burial plots in Rainham Cemetery An investment firm is hoping to take advantage of the capital's “long-term burial crisis” by encouraging shrewd investors to buy up burial plots. An investment firm hopes to takes advantage of the capital's "long-term burial crisis" by offering 40 per cent returns to investors on plots at Rainham Cemetery.
"14.10.2016 08:56:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Environment Agency raid uncovers illegal waste in Upminster Criminals have been storing electronic waste and stolen goods in a large storage facility in Upminster. Raid unearthed thousands of items that were going to be 'illegally exported to Africa'.
"14.10.2016 07:22:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Broken down train causes severe delays for c2c users Commuters have vented their frustrations on social media after a broken down train caused big delays on the c2c line. More travel misery for people using the c2c line this morning.
"14.10.2016 06:43:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two burst water mains leaves Hornchurch householders without running water Two burst water mains have forced residents to wake up without running water this morning. Have you been affected?
"13.10.2016 11:59:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford father dies during Royal Parks Foundation half marathon two miles away from finish line A young father collapsed and died two miles from the finish line of a half marathon. Very sad.
"13.10.2016 08:01:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fundraising mission for seven-year-old Hornchurch boy with extremely rare brain tumour A family is desperately attempting to raise £100,000 for their “cheeky, little boy” after being refused funding for a life-changing procedure. Little Nathan smiles just before any of his possible 25 seizures a day with the only known procedure to cure him in the USA.
"12.10.2016 15:11:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Crossrail improvement works begin at Romford Station Commuters will soon benefit from new trains and direct access to central London and Heathrow airport after improvement works begun at Romford Station on Monday. Crossrail works begin at Romford. Do you think changes will improve journeys?
"12.10.2016 06:26:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Parents frustrated as Hornchurch school forced to delay move until next year Work has been delayed to complete a new school building, forcing frustrated parents to cancel their child care arrangements last minute. In a letter to parents, the school explained it had not anticipated the news and was “very disappointed”.
"11.10.2016 16:22:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch groom-to-be has hundreds of pounds stolen as he tries on a suit for his wedding A groom-to-be has criticised security staff after £850 was stolen from his trouser pocket as he tried on suits for his upcoming wedding. The 27-year-old believes shoppers should be aware after the money was stolen in a high end store on a busy Saturday afternoon.
"11.10.2016 12:14:00" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Lee Mead at Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea for the last night of his Some Enchanted Evening tour, don't forget to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"11.10.2016 08:55:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police issue warning to parents after 'killer crown' Instagram account threatens to raid schools in Havering Sinister threats of “killer clowns” descending on schools in the borough have terrified parents of schoolchildren. One post claimed 20 clowns would descend on a school with knives tomorrow.
"10.10.2016 15:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk How the stage has helped young Collier Row man battle his violent outbursts Passionate about theatre, Joe Butler finds the stage a safe place to let go of his violent fantasies. Chloe Farand meets the 20-year-old on his path to recovery. Today is World Mental Health Day. Do you know about the Recorder's Mind Your Mental Health Campaign? Here is Joe's story, a young man who speaks out about battling an unstable personality disorder.
"10.10.2016 14:04:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Find out about the winners of Havering's Business Awards There were glitter and glamour as the borough celebrated the achievements of its business community. Congratulations to everyone taking part.
"10.10.2016 13:50:35" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Person dies after being struck by a train at Chadwell Heath station A person has been hit by a train at Chadwell Heath station. Delays expected until 4pm due to the sad news.
"10.10.2016 12:23:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds sign petition in opposition of Harold Hill solar park More than 700 signatures have been gathered in a matter of days in protest of a proposed 30-hectare solar farm park. More than 700 people have signed the petition and the number continues to grow.
"10.10.2016 06:23:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rising number of crimes reported on Havering school premises is positive 'open culture', expert says Rising numbers of crimes reported on school premises are part of an “open culture” helping to better identify serious offenders, a safeguarding expert said. Since January all alleged offences in schools – from fights to a pat on the bottom – have to be recorded by police, whereas previously minor incidents were dealt with between pupils, parents and the school.
"07.10.2016 17:30:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man banned from Chadwell Heath quarry after threatening staff with rifle A man was banned from a quarry site after alledgedly threatening staff with a rifle. Wow.
"07.10.2016 16:28:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Elderly couple left distressed after rogue tree specialists steal bank card An elderly couple has been left distressed after a rogue company forced them to pay nearly £3,000 and stole their bank card for trimming some bushes. Shocking.
"07.10.2016 11:09:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for Rainham Dovers Corner homes deferred – councillors warn it will set precedent for future developments Plans to build the first residential development in a borough's housing zone has been deferred last night as councillors warned the site will set precedent for all future housing proposals. “This is the first development in the housing zone and it is very important that we get it right. As a community we should have something that we are proud of and not just something that is acceptable.”
"07.10.2016 06:53:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds of workers could face pay cuts in Havering A massive pay review affecting thousands of Havering Council workers and aimed at saving more than £500,000 is under way. Pay review may lead to massive wage cut affecting hundreds of council workers
"07.10.2016 06:50:20" Hello Havering, Ann-Marie reporting with your morning travel update: There is congestion in Harold Wood at the Ardleigh Green Road junction but a good service on all lines on the TfL tube and rail network. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"06.10.2016 16:06:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Understaffed Hornchurch care home ordered to improve by inspectors The owners of a care home with “insufficient” numbers of experienced and qualified staff said they are committed to making changes ordered by inspectors. "They don't have time to talk to me."
"06.10.2016 11:10:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council could switch to solar energy with panels in Upminster and Harold Hill Havering could become the first London council to be powered by solar energy. What do you think?
"06.10.2016 09:48:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk HGV restriction to continue protecting Collier Row homes Home-makers can breathe a sigh of relief as councillors agreed to keep in place a temporary width restriction that prevents damage to properties caused by large vehicles. Restriction preventing HGV damage to homes to continue, for now.
"06.10.2016 06:21:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Proposal announced to invest £63 million into primary schools to prepare for future increase of pupils A £63 million investment programme to accommodate thousands more pupils attending primary schools over the next five years could soon be given the green light. As many as 21 schools could benefit from the investment if it is approved by cabinet on Wednesday.
"05.10.2016 15:46:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford swimmer completes Herculean 69km Lake Geneva stretch after spending just under 33 hours in the water A 37-year-old dad has become only the fifth person to ever swim Lake Geneva after spending just under 33 hours in some of the most challenging conditions. For anyone who ran out of breath running for the bus this morning.
"05.10.2016 10:45:13" Photos from Romford Recorder's post Don't forget to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday) for your chance to win a family ticket to Colchester Zoo's Halloween event - Shriek Week!
"05.10.2016 10:26:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch school celebrates past 82 years as pupils and staff prepare for big move Pupils past and present went on a trip down memory lane as a primary school prepares to wave goodbye to a building which has stood for 82 years. The current school building has been there since 1934.
"05.10.2016 06:18:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Parking wardens to be kitted out with body cameras in an attempt to end abuse Parking wardens will now be armed with body cameras as part of a new crackdown on abusive motorists. The borough's parking wardens are set to get a hi-tech upgrade.
"04.10.2016 16:36:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mum's horror as strangers crash son's secret Upminster house party and steal cash, jewellery and laptop It's every parents' worst nightmare to return from a dream holiday to find their home trashed in a wild teenage house party. This teenager's house party while his parents were on holiday went horribly wrong...
"04.10.2016 13:42:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Review hopes to stop HGVs 'damaging' houses in Collier Row road A temporary width restriction preventing damage to homes caused by large vehicles is to be discussed at a council meeting tonight. Share your views: Should the temporary restriction remain?
"04.10.2016 12:49:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Conductor 'still buzzing' after surprise Hornchurch concert dedicated to him Singers from the past four decades were part of a surprise concert arranged to pay thanks to a long-serving conductor. Singers from as far back as the late 70s made an appearance.
"04.10.2016 10:12:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Make-up mirror caused flat-fire above Collier Row pub Scores of people were evacuated from a pub after 21 firefighters tackled a first floor blaze. 50 people were evacuated from the pub yesterday.
"04.10.2016 08:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Abandoned guinea pigs found in cat carrier in Harold Hill car park Three “very cold” guinea pigs were abandoned in a cat carrier in a car park and were rescued by dog walkers. A member of staff at the RSPCA described them as "very cold and scared".
"04.10.2016 06:18:47" Morning Havering,
Chloe here with this morning's news.
Traffic update: There is queuing traffic on the A127 into Harold Wood at the Ardleigh Green Road junction.
And congestion on the A13 into Dagenham from the Marsh Way junction to the Renwick Road
"04.10.2016 06:14:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Gidea Park pub set to reopen after company invests half a million pounds A popular pub is set for a new lease of life as it prepares to open its doors again after a £510,000 transformation. The pub closed in late August but its re-opening will create 10 new jobs in the area.
"03.10.2016 15:42:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Around 50 people evacuated from pub after firefighters tackle Collier Row blaze Scores of people were evacuated from a pub after 21 firefighters tackled a first floor blaze. No reports of any injuries.
"03.10.2016 10:52:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Newtons Primary School, Rainham, calls for help to give garden facelift A primary school is appealing for volunteers and businesses to help it create a new garden in the playground. Can you help them?
"03.10.2016 06:17:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watchdog eases fears of gas explosion at planned Rainham Dovers Corner development A national watchdog for work-related health and safety has withdrawn its objection to building 396 homes because of fears of a gas explosion. 'Now this perceived safety concern has been addressed, we look forward to progressing with this application'
"30.09.2016 16:23:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk BBC presenter Jeremy Vine writes emotional letter to assault victim in shocking video BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine wrote an emotional letter to the victim of a viral assault video revealing his own experiences with bullies. “Having moved my head within range he punched me as hard as you got punched. I had never been hit before. The shock was unbelievable ― violence does that. I went down immediately just like you.”
"30.09.2016 15:03:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk War veteran hoping to help past and present armed force personnel 'deal with their demons' A breakfast club for veterans is holding its first ever gathering to give the chance for military members to get together and share their experiences. George Woodward has set up The Romford Veterans Breakfast Club after hearing about positive experiences at other clubs.
"30.09.2016 11:56:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Boy, 12, hailed hero after saving stepdad from blazing Harold Hill house A 12-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after saving his stepdad from a fire which engulfed the family home. Heroic Taylor, 12, is to receive an award for his bravery.
"30.09.2016 08:12:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watchdog opens investigation over 'shocking' energy bills at Orchard Village, Rainham An investigation has been launched into energy costs at an affordable housing estate after residents received “extortionate” bills. One homeowner paid more than £1,000 for hot water and heating, when bills should have amounted to just £334.
"29.09.2016 16:48:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Victory for residents as public inquiry dismisses plans to dump waste on Ingrebourne Hill “This will send a strong message our green belt is not for sale,” a councillor has said after finding out a public inquiry dismissed today an appeal to dump inert waste on green belt land. Great news!
"29.09.2016 14:45:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk On your marks, get set, bake! Great British Bake Off Showstopper is icing on the cake Move over Mary and Paul, it's time for the Great Havering Bake-Off! If you want a slice of our Havering cake, visit The Little Cake Factory in Collier Row!
"29.09.2016 14:02:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Supermarket giant Lidl submits plans for new store on former Mecca Bingo site, Hornchurch Supermarket chain Lidl has submitted a planning application to build a new store on the site of a historic cinema and former bingo hall. The consultation period ends on October 14.
"29.09.2016 10:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Thousands raised for anti-bullying charity after shocking video of assault in Romford park goes viral Thousands of pounds have been raised for an anti-bullying charity after a video showing a violent assault on a 15-year-old boy in a park went viral. The fundraising page was initially set-up to help the victim buy a new phone after his was stolen.
"29.09.2016 09:56:51" Recorder/Post Press Gang Hi boys and girls (and parents) - welcome to our Recorder/Post Press Gang page with birthday mentions, competitions and much more. Have fun! Maxine x Read this week's Press Gang page in the Romford Recorder (out tomorrow) to enter the weekly competition, have the chance to be star of the week and see your birthday mention from Scoopy. For more information email email@example.com
"29.09.2016 08:57:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Traumatised' woman striving for justice after moped hit-and-run in Rainham A hit-and-run victim has criticised the police over their handling of an investigation which has left her “life on standby”. She was left unconscious for 45 minutes after ignoring the advances of two men on a moped.
"29.09.2016 07:29:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police to arm Havering residents with their own speed guns to catch offending drivers Speeding drivers could soon be caught out by their neighbours, family or friends laying in wait with hand-held speed guns. 'The idea is to make drivers aware of the implications speeding can have, rather than just penalising them with points on their licence.'
"28.09.2016 15:39:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two teenagers arrested over assault in Romford park as shocking video goes viral Two teenagers have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in a park in July. The video has been widely shared since Monday evening.
"28.09.2016 14:39:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Small retail businesses wanted at Romford's new co-working space A co-working space is looking to give small retail businesses a boost by providing them with a space to display their goods. It looks great!
"28.09.2016 12:01:41" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a Halloween day out at Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes, don't forget to buy your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"28.09.2016 07:47:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford MP claims EU officials are 'living in a different world' amid calls for 'firm' Brexit negotiations Three months on from the UK voting to leave the EU, Romford's MP Andrew Rosindell has reiterated calls for a swift and clear exit. 'The exit from the EU does not need to be complicated'
"27.09.2016 16:52:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Poll: Have you ever used a mobile phone behind the wheel? Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise. It's a bad habit that can be fatal, but lots of people do it... do you?
"27.09.2016 15:32:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Blaze destroys '90 per cent' of grassland in Harold Hill park A park which residents have worked hard to improve has had large swathes of grassland ruined after a blaze ripped through it. "The road was extremely foggy and ash was everywhere, it was like a volcanic eruption!”
"27.09.2016 12:32:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering college pupils assaulted in 'unprovoked' attack at bus stop A teenage boy could require specialist facial treatment after he and his brother were beaten up at a bus stop. “They were both so upset but they weren't angry at all - they just wanted to know why it happened.”
"27.09.2016 11:47:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drunk Mercedes driver who crashed his car in Harold Hill told police he 'had a gun in his car' A drunk driver has spoken of his “regret” after he kicked police officers and made threatening remarks. He made the remark after kicking two police officers who tried to arrest him.
"27.09.2016 08:13:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Delays on Shenfield to Liverpool Street services after lorry hits railways bridge at Romford Trains are being delayed between Shenfield and Liverpool Street after a lorry struck a railway bridge near Romford station. This comes after trains were delayed last night after a person was hit by a train at Goodmayes station.
"27.09.2016 06:12:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nelft staff failed to protect patients at risk of suicide, CQC report finds Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough's mental health trust, an inspection has found. Some pretty shocking news to wake up to this morning.
"26.09.2016 17:28:11" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Trains disrupted between Liverpool Street and Shenfield after 'person on track' at Goodmayes station Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are being cancelled after an incident at Goodmayes station. Beware if you are going home that way.
"26.09.2016 16:30:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Married couple convicted after teaming up to carry out 38 late night burglaries in Upminster and Hornchurch A 95-year-old resident was just one of 38 victims who had property stolen by a husband and wife who targeted elderly peoples' homes. The married couple carried out the burglaries in just a five-week period.
"26.09.2016 16:04:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk X Factor's Mike Hough from Hornchurch does not make it through six chair challenge X Factor contestant Mike Hough vows that it is not the end of his career after he was kicked out of the competition at the weekend. 'I pray you will continue to support and believe, I'm so grateful'.
"26.09.2016 14:45:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering College explores merger options with Barking and Dagenham College Havering College is exploring options to merge with Barking and Dagenham college. “The reviews are intended to create 'more resilient and efficient' colleges, which can effectively respond to the needs of learners and employers across the region."
"26.09.2016 09:36:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Trial date set for teenager accused of murdering Romford bouncer Ricky Hayden A teenager has appeared in court over the death of bouncer Ricky Hayden, who was attacked and killed outside his home. The accused spoke only to confirm his name at the Old Bailey this morning.
"26.09.2016 07:31:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mum wins payout for 'damp' flat but Havering Council deny liability A family has ended an eight-year “nightmare” housing saga with the council after receiving a five-figure sum from insurers. Eight-year nightmare ends in victory for mum
"26.09.2016 07:27:41" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update, there is slow traffic in Rainham between the Ferry Lane interchange and the Renwick Road junction. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email
"23.09.2016 15:49:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hotspots for parking fines revealed as Havering Council hands out 40,000 fines within 12 months Parking fines handed out to drivers in the borough have more than doubled in the space of five years. The council collected £1.9m in fines during 2015/16
"23.09.2016 10:35:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council to argue for 'bigger share of the cake' as it faces government funding cuts The leader of Havering Council is continuing to take the fight to the government over fairer funding, saying reduced grants have seen the authority “starved of money”. “All is not doom and gloom for residents, as we are not expecting any exceptional increase in council tax or any significant worsening of frontline services up until 2018."
"23.09.2016 09:36:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Firefighters called to former Harold Hill pub twice in one night Firefighters were called to a derelict pub on two separate occassions last night to find different areas of the building's first floor on fire. An unusual night for the borough's firefighters.
"23.09.2016 06:38:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Majority of police calls linked to mental health crisis, reveals Havering Police Sgt Police are facing growing pressure to respond to people in mental health crisis. Chloe Farand �finds out more. Should police know more about mental health? bit.ly/2deiTLj
"22.09.2016 15:37:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former resident at Hornchurch children's home warns of 'scandal' of legal aid delays in sex abuse probe A man giving evidence in a public inquiry into historical child sexual abuse says the delays in legal aid funding for victims is “a scandal”. “The government has asked us to come forward to take part in the inquiry. We are talking about thousands of victims whose voices could be brushed under the carpet.”
"22.09.2016 13:40:37" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cheers to that! Upminster micropub makes it into the Good Beer Guide The owners of the borough's first micropub will be raising a glass after finding out their beloved drinking den has earned a prestigious accolade in its very first year. Congrats to the Upminster TapRoom, who found out this week that they are to be included in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017.
"21.09.2016 11:34:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Third teenager arrested on suspicion of murder outside Romford doorman's home Detectives have arrested a third man as an investigation into Ricky Hayden's murder continues after he died fighting off a gang of thieves armed with machetes outside his home. The 19-year-old remains in custody at an east London police station.
"21.09.2016 08:36:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Have your say on how £2m funding can shape the future of Romford Market Traders and shoppers have the chance to have their say on how Romford's historic market is restored to its former glory. What would you like to see?
"21.09.2016 06:13:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cabinet member for children defends Havering schools as 'outstanding' Schools in the borough are achieving “outstanding” results, Havering's cabinet member for children has said. “People from outside the borough queue up to come into our schools. We are at the top for pretty much all assessments in the country."
"20.09.2016 13:52:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Woman suffers broken shoulder in suspected robbery in Hornchurch Police are looking for a man in his mid 20s after an elderly woman was left needing hospital treatment for a broken shoulder following a suspected robbery. Update on yesterday's robbery in Ardleigh Green Road. Victim in her 60s suffered a broken shoulder and fingers. Police are looking for a white male in his mid 20s seen wearing a burgundy top in connection with the incident.
"20.09.2016 13:06:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk RCWA wrestling stars smackdown Rainham audience with mischief and mayhem Heroes were applauded and baddies booed as wrestlemania smackedown in Rainham on Sunday giving the world of WWE a run for its money. RCWA Wrestling stars prove a big hit with family fun
"20.09.2016 07:09:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham bus drivers may need to take residents parking spots after being told they 'can't park' at depot Warnings have been raised by bus drivers about a possible parking furore as “limited parking” at a Stagecoach bus depot is set to start. Will you be affected?
"20.09.2016 06:51:17" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update - there is congestion in Harold Wood at the Ardleigh Green Road junction. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a good day!
"19.09.2016 17:58:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch X Factor contestant 'humbled' by local support A singer who wowed Simon Cowell and his fellow judges on the X Factor has been thanking local people for their support. X Factor contestant, Mike Hough, says he has been 'humbled' by the support he has received since impressing the judges during his audition.
"19.09.2016 16:19:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Woman taken to hospital following suspected robbery in Hornchurch A woman in her early 60s was been taken to a hospital in north east London this morning following reports of a robbery in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch. Woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital following suspected robbery in Hornchurch.
"19.09.2016 14:50:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Thousands raised at Romford club night in memory of Chadwell Heath stab victim Grieving friends and colleagues have raised £7,500 in memory of a doorman who was stabbed to death outside his home. Ricky's dad Paul, who had been in hospital since the attack, joined well-wishers at Kosho Club last night.
"19.09.2016 12:46:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham shopkeeper hit with £5,000 fine after staff member knowingly sold alcohol to 15-year-old girl A shopkeeper has been fined £5,000 and had his licence revoked after staff “persistently” sold alcohol to under age customers. Employee tells 15-year-old girl he would sell her the bottle of alcohol "this one time".
"19.09.2016 09:14:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal to trace moped after Romford doorman death Detectives are asking for help in tracing a moped from a double stabbing that left a 27-year-old man dead. Ricky's mother Suzan has urged anyone with information to come forward.
"19.09.2016 09:12:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police appeal to trace moped after Romford doorman death Detectives are asking for help in tracing a moped from a double stabbing that left a 27-year-old man dead. Can you help?
"18.09.2016 12:58:30" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill Elvis impersonator prepares to take centre stage in Europe's biggest competition An Elvis impersonator is looking to shake up the crowds when he gets on stage at Europe's most coveted competition. “I think it's the love of Elvis more than anything that gets me up on that stage and being in his shoes for a little while.”
"16.09.2016 15:52:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watch the video of the 'big fat rat' infestation in Hornchurch A mother of two has spoken of her disgust after filming “big fat” rats in her flat after a vermin infestation erupted in the high street. “My sons are now scared because they heard something in the corner of their room. I just don't know where they are – they could be in the toy box or under the bed.”
"16.09.2016 11:58:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Patients praised for work at Maylands health centre, Hornchurch, after June flooding Patients praised for work at Maylands health centre, Hornchurch, after June flooding 12:30 16 September 2016 Chloe Farand RRC wk38 2016 Maylands Healthcare June flooding (2) Patients at a surgery that flooded in June have been praised with an award for The group of patients has been working at the surgery every day over the summer.
"16.09.2016 09:42:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans to build 396 homes at Dovers Corner, Rainham, to be decided on next month A decision to build nearly 400 homes on a flood plain is expected early next month. One to watch.
"16.09.2016 06:23:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's first dangerous school run driving clampdown begins Havering's first dangerous school run driving clampdown begins 07:00 16 September 2016 Ryan Tute Broadford parking The results of a consultation on a first-of-its-kind strategy to tackle dangerous driving around schools have been revealed. Share Comment Under Havering Council's new plans to tackle dangerous driving on the school run, reckless parents could be handed fines of up to £100.
"15.09.2016 13:52:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Head of Romford Queen's Hospital joins Standard's list of top 1,000 influential Londoners Head of Romford Queen's Hospital joins Standard's list of top 1,000 influential Londoners 14:13 15 September 2016 Chloe Farand RRC wk 37 Matthew Hopkins September 2016 The head of Queen's Hospital has been listed as one of the top 1,000 influential Astronaut Tim Peake, TV presenter and scientist Brian Cox and Nazneen Rahman, one of the UK's leading cancer researchers, also appear on the list.
"15.09.2016 09:11:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for Romford doorman who was killed outside his home Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for Romford doorman who was killed outside his home 09:39 15 September 2016 Ryan Tute Ricky Hayden vigil Hundreds of family and friends gathered for a candlelit vigil to remember doorman Ricky Hayden who died in a Moving tribute by family and friends for Romford doorman who tragically died on Tuesday.
"14.09.2016 16:33:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police, ambulance and fire crews called to Upminster street after reports of 'hazardous materials' found The road has been cordoned off.
"14.09.2016 14:16:27" Good afternoon Havering. Here at the Recorder we're putting together a piece about the impact of the new one-hour "bus hopper" fares in the borough. So if you're one of the thousands that use Havering's buses every day and are suddenly benefitting from
"14.09.2016 14:02:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk 45-year-old son breaches order which bans him from coming within 100m of parents' home 45-year-old son breaches order which bans him from coming within 100m of parents' home 14:11 14 September 2016 Ryan Tute Barkingside Magistrates A 45-year-old son received a community order after “banging” on the doors of his parents' home in the early The order was placed on the son by his dad.
"14.09.2016 11:42:24" Photos from Romford Recorder's post Don't forget to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday) for your chance to win a return ferry trip from Dover to Calais for a car and up to nine passengers with P&O Ferries!
"14.09.2016 10:25:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tributes pour in for Romford doorman and council worker who was tragically stabbed to death Tributes pour in for Romford doorman and council worker who was tragically stabbed to death 11:13 14 September 2016 Ryan Tute BDP wk 38 Murder house 0003 Friends have paid tribute to a “caring and kind hearted” doorman who died in a double stabbing "He was always flashing a smile or a laugh, I didn't know anyone who had a bad word to say about him".
"14.09.2016 08:50:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Murder investigation launched as Romford doorman dies in double stabbing outside his home Murder investigation launched as Romford doorman dies in double stabbing outside his home 09:33 14 September 2016 Ryan Tute Police main A murder investigation has been launched after a Romford doorman was stabbed to death outside his home. Share Comment Very sad news.
"14.09.2016 07:10:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on M25 at junction 29 towards Romford after accident There are severe delays on the M25 at junction 29 with the A127 towards Romford after an accident this morning. No injuries are reported.
"14.09.2016 06:20:23" Morning Havering!
Chloe here with this morning's news.
Traffic update: There is queuing traffic on the A127 into Harold Wood at the Ardleigh Green Road junction.
There is also congestion on the A13 into Dagenham from the Marsh Way junction to the
"14.09.2016 06:16:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Proposal to build primary school on Rainham and Beam Park development to be submitted Proposal to build primary school on Rainham and Beam Park development to be submitted 07:00 14 September 2016 Hayley Anderson Beam Park A proposal to build a primary school hoped to become the “heart of the community” as part of a new development, will be “The school will have to be the heart of the community and become an important part of the new site rather than just a building solely for education.”
"13.09.2016 15:45:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Vandals smash nine windows at Harold Wood Long Term Conditions Centre Vandals smashed nine windows at a health centre for amputee patients, leaving staff and patients “devastated”. Many patients at the centre are veterans and amputees.
"13.09.2016 14:42:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hottest September day on record as temperatures soar to 31C in Havering Hottest September day on record as temperatures soar to 31C in Havering 15:31 13 September 2016 Ryan Tute Summer day PA People across the country have enjoyed the hottest September day on record with temperatures in Havering soaring to a scorching 31C. Send us your snaps enjoying the September sun.
"13.09.2016 14:36:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends hold rugby tournament in memory of 'exceptional' teenager who died during school trip The day is going to become an annual event, with teams competing for the Paddy Dear Memorial Trophy.
"13.09.2016 12:45:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch man sentenced over plan to steal gold bullion worth £88,000 Hornchurch man sentenced over plan to steal gold bullion worth £88,000 10:17 13 September 2016 Ellena Cruse rrc wk37 daniel william rabbitte A man from Hornchurch has been sentenced for his part in a plan to steal gold from a bullion trading company. The defendants stole, or attempted to steal, six packages with an estimated value of over £88,000.
"13.09.2016 12:19:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Small changes to constituency boundaries in Havering under new proposals Small changes to constituency boundaries in Havering under new proposals 12:21 13 September 2016 Ryan Tute Andrew Rosindell Voters in the borough will be largely unaffected by parliamentary constituency shake-up proposals announced today. Share Comment Will you be affected?
"13.09.2016 06:33:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Dishonest Collier Row voluntary worker sentenced for selling written off vehicle to unsuspecting buyer Dishonest Collier Row voluntary worker sentenced for selling written off vehicle to unsuspecting buyer 07:00 13 September 2016 Ryan Tute Barkingside Magistrates An aspiring lawyer has had his career brought to a “devastating end” after pleading guilty to The buyer only discovered he had bought a written off car when he went for his MOT
"12.09.2016 17:20:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering schools 'have worst Ofsted ratings in London' Havering schools 'have worst Ofsted ratings in London' 18:05 12 September 2016 Niall Joyce Watchsted ranks local authorities by Ofsted rankings. Picture: PA Havering schools are the worst performing in London, and one of the worst nationwide, according to "Education isn't about stats, it's about human beings. You can't assess quality."
"12.09.2016 16:50:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two women cut from vehicles after road accident in Hornchurch Two women cut from vehicles after road accident in Hornchurch 17:40 12 September 2016 Matthew Clemenson fire engine~1 Two women were cut from their cars after a head-on collision in Hornchurch earlier this afternoon. Share Comment Email this article to a Two women were cut from their cars by firefighters and taken to hospital following a crash in Hornchurch this afternoon.
"12.09.2016 14:10:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Defiant campaigners carry on the fight to save Hornchurch's Towers Cinema Defiant campaigners carry on the fight to save Hornchurch's Towers Cinema 09:16 12 September 2016 Ryan Tute 14264813_942739005854802_5503750072411315182_n Campaigners lined the high street in a last ditch bid to save one of London's last remaining art The fight goes on.
"09.09.2016 16:55:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row man charged along with Metropolitan Police employee with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering A fraud investigation carried out by officers has led to a Metropolitan Police employee and two other men being charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. Both men will appear in court next month.
"09.09.2016 16:22:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford Leisure Centre's progress 'going well' as structure begins to form The latest pictures of the town's multi-million project show the leisure centre structure starting to take shape. The latest snap showing the progress of Romford Leisure Centre.
"09.09.2016 15:45:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Parking woes prompt tensions at Rainham's Passive Close eco estate Dire lack of parking at an isolated estate is fuelling “violent” tensions between residents, a ward panel chairman has warned. "The parking situation is creating tensions between neighbours that sometimes escalates into physical violence”.
"09.09.2016 13:44:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Investigation' and not demolition work being carried out on Hornchurch's Towers Cinema Demolition work to tear down one of London's last remaining art deco cinemas has yet to begin despite cranes tearing into parts of the building. Update: Demolition work has apparently not started on the Towers yet.
"09.09.2016 12:34:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Travellers 'cause havoc' after setting up camp in Rush Green Travellers have set up camp on an open green space at the back of a residential street and have “turned the area into a war zone”. About a dozen caravans pulled up on Tuesday.
"09.09.2016 11:03:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traffic diverted from Rush Green Road after an accident this morning Rush Green Road is closed at the junction with Wood Lane because of an earlier accident. Two people are reported to be injured.
"09.09.2016 09:40:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk West End star Marti Webb looking forward to first concert at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch Renowned West End star Marti Webb said she is looking forward “immensely” to her first performance at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. Andrew Lloyd Webber actually wrote one of his shows specially for her.
"09.09.2016 09:04:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters could face more delays as adjoining road to the A127 set to close Drivers using the A127 are set for further disruption as major work to replace Ardleigh Green Bridge continues. Possibly more disruption for A127 drivers from Monday.
"09.09.2016 08:12:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police search for Romford 17-year-old missing since July Police are appealing for help to find a 17-year-old boy, who was last seen nearly two months ago. Can you help?
"08.09.2016 16:26:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Bogus workmen' preying on vulnerable and elderly people in the borough Police have issued a warning after being made aware of “bogus workmen” trying to take advantage of vulnerable and elderly people in the borough. Keep an eye out.
"08.09.2016 15:13:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Australia traveller searches for Romford van-mate A passionate traveller has started a search to find a man called Brett who accompanied her in Australia's outback nearly 12 years ago. “We got to know him really well and all got on. He was so kind to change his trip and help us with the van, I feel really bad not to have got in touch with him again." Can you help?
"08.09.2016 12:58:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Driver responsible for man's death after Romford collision sentenced at the Old Bailey The driver responsible for the death of a pedestrian he hit with his car at a busy mini-roundabout was sentenced earlier today. Daniel Hancock died of head injuries the day after he was hit by a car at a mini-roundabout in Romford.
Today the driver, who pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, was sentenced.
"08.09.2016 10:47:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former rugby star Matt Dawson opens Queen's Hospital's new food court A former professional rugby player and television star stopped off for a snack in Romford this week. Rugby star Matt Dawson brought a bit of glamour to Queen's Hospital yesterday when he officially opened its impressive new food court.
"08.09.2016 09:23:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'It's all about give and take,' reveal Noak Hill couple celebrating 65 years of marriage A couple marking 65 years of wedded bliss, who first met as children on the streets of East Ham, have shared their secret to a long and happy marriage. Happy 65th anniversary to Peter and Edna from Noak Hill, who shared their tips for a long and happy marriage with us this week.
"07.09.2016 16:45:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Daughter slams Queen's Hospital response after patient was stuck in a lift for 'more than an hour' A daughter who visited their mum in hospital has recalled the 'chaos' which ensued after a patient was stranded in a lift. "The whole event was sheer chaos".
"07.09.2016 11:17:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans submitted to demolish historic Romford social club amid claims it has a 'serious adverse impact' on neighbours' lives A social club which has played host to numerous comedy and entertainment shows across the years faces an uncertain future. The loss of a historic social club in Romford would 'better the lives of neighbours' according to planning applicants.
"07.09.2016 07:19:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ferrari burnt out after 'possible arson attack' in Emerson Park A Ferrari parked on a drive was left “burnt out” after a suspected arson attack in the early hours of the morning. Firefighters were called to reports of a Ferrari on fire in Emerson Park in the early hours of this morning.
"07.09.2016 06:18:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Surge in mental health problems among teenage girls linked to cyberbullying and social media A surge in the number of teenage girls suffering from anxiety or depression has been linked to cyberbullying and social media by a mental health expert. A recent Department of Education study found that teenage girls are more than twice as likely to suffer from mental health issues than boys.
We spoke to Havering Mind about why that might be the case.
"06.09.2016 16:58:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Phone app Silent Secret tackles cyber-bullying with launch of 'safe platform' in Havering An application designed to help teenagers express themselves without the fear of being bullied online has launched in the borough. The application is completely anonymous and enables youngsters between 11 and 19-years-old to express themselves safely.
"06.09.2016 15:58:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford greyhound re-homing volunteer urges protestors to visit kennels amid claims of cruelty A greyhound re-homing volunteer has urged protestors to see the work they do after claims dogs are treated badly in kennels. “I believe the people who protest and claim the dogs are treated badly have a misconception about the industry."
"06.09.2016 06:13:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Developers aim proposal for 150 new homes in Romford at first time buyers A development company is aiming a proposal to build 150 new homes on unused land at young people, first time buyers and families wishing to downsize in the area. "These homes will serve young people, first time buyers or families downsizing."
"05.09.2016 11:30:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigners plan protest in last bid to save Hornchurch's Towers Cinema Campaigners battling to save one of the last art deco cinemas in London have not yet said their last word. “We want to show them how much people love the building and I am sure they could work around preserving the front of it."
"05.09.2016 10:13:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Passengers praise 'first class' Greater Anglia staff after person hit by train near Romford Passengers have praised Abellio Greater Anglia staff as “very supportive” after a person was hit by a train near Romford. "The driver has been fantastic. Lots of information and very supportive."
"05.09.2016 09:04:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Creative minds secure £24,000 funding for Romford project which hopes to inspire next generation The second phase of a project which aims to overhaul the town's art scene is set to start after an art collective managed to raise more than £24,000. Send your work to the group for a chance to be part of the next Colour in Romford project.
"05.09.2016 06:27:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Gas explosion risk at planned Rainham Dovers Corner development 'could kill people', councillor warns There are fears a fatal explosion could be caused if plans to build nearly 400 homes on an industrial estate with gas pipes underneath go ahead. It could cause a fatal explosion if 400 homes are built on an industrial estate.
"02.09.2016 16:50:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk North Wales resident starts petition to save Hornchurch's Towers cinema The campaign to save one of the last art deco cinemas in London – which is set for demolition – has gathered support as far as North Wales. “I know it's late in the day but I thought it was worth trying. Because once the building is demolished, it's done – we will never replace it."
"02.09.2016 15:05:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Housing association Circle Housing starts talks to build at least 500 homes in New Road, Rainham A housing association has confirmed having started discussions with Havering Council to build at least 500 new homes in the south of the borough. Circle Housing is looking to build more than 500 homes on the site to provide additional affordable homes.
"02.09.2016 11:51:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Councillors admit 'hands are tied' when deciding on demolition of Hornchurch's Towers Cinema As campaigners are left reeling from the news Hornchurch's historic Towers Cinema building could be demolished within weeks, councillors on the panel which approved the plan tell Chloe Farand why they could not oppose it. “When you sit on planning, you cannot exercise your conscience."
"02.09.2016 10:12:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Danielle Lloyd and Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson at opening of Hornchurch make up shop The drinks were flowing at the star studded opening of a make up shop in Hornchurch. Celebs walked down a red carpet in Hornchurch last night for the opening of a new make-up studio.
"02.09.2016 09:13:16" Timeline Photos Have you picked up your copy of this week's Recorder?
It's packed with news, entertainment and sport.
"02.09.2016 06:20:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fly-tip clean up in Upminster road costs £30,000 The cost to taxpayers of removing rubbish dumped at a notorious fly-tip hot spot has reached an estimated £30,000 within a few weeks. It is estimated that repeated incidents of fly-tipping in Little Gerpins Lane over the past few weeks have cost tax-payers £30,000.
"01.09.2016 15:18:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council redevelopment plans uturn on older people's accommodation unit Elderly residents of a sheltered accommodation unit have succeeded in forcing the council to make a u-turn on plans to demolish their home. Residents are 'over the moon' at Havering Council U-turn
"01.09.2016 10:49:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police attend altercation in Rainham after shocked onlookers see 'machete-wielding man' chasing another An investigation has been launched by police after reports of a fight breaking out between males thought to have a machete and baseball bat. Police were busy in Rainham yesterday.
"01.09.2016 10:20:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Daughter full of praise for Queen's Hospital staff who kept her dad alive during 11-day stay A daughter has thanked staff for the “first class treatment” her 85-year-old dad received during a 11-day stay in hospital. The daughter was worried her dad wasn't going to make it.
"01.09.2016 06:29:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Blindness charity's anniversary event to be held in Collier Row A woman who lost her sight at the age of 17 has organised a fundraiser to mark the 40th anniversary of a charity which supports blind people. Mum who lost her sight at 17 is hosting an event to celebrate 40 years of a charity which helps blind people.
"31.08.2016 14:10:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police swoop to make arrests after Cannabis factory discovered in Rainham Three men are in police custody after officers seized Class A and Class B drugs along with a large amount of cash. Police seized Class A and B drugs along with large amounts of cash too.
"31.08.2016 13:49:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Review: Made in Dagenham – the Musical at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch An industrial dispute doesn't sound like a great premise for a musical, but the story of the 1968 Ford machinists strike is bursting with drama, excitement, romance and plenty of laughs. To cut to the chase, it's really good.
"31.08.2016 13:03:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Miss Romford 'proud' to represent the town after being crowned the capital's winner Miss Romford says she is “overwhelmed” to add the title of Miss London City 2016 after being crowned the winner of the capital's top beauty pageant. Say hello to the newly-crowned Miss London City 2016.
"31.08.2016 12:31:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster pub Jobbers Rest to close down at the weekend The very last pint will soon be pulled at a “community pub” after 30 years of serving its punters. 'This place is at the heart of the community'.
"31.08.2016 09:50:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nurse's actions 'wholly unacceptable' after holding up soiled bed sheets to patient's face A registered nurse has been charged with serious misconduct after a panel of medical experts ruled she had “abused a vulnerable resident”. A nurse who worked in Hornchurch "put residents at unwarranted risk of harm".
"30.08.2016 16:00:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill cricket green vandalised with 'black liquid' A cricket ground appears to have been vandalised after club members found the pitch covered in a black substance. "Whether it's kids mucking about or something more serious we are not sure"
"30.08.2016 14:23:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford singleton wines and dines woman on hit Channel 4 show First Dates Millions tuning into the popular Channel 4 dating show last night would have seen a new round of singletons entering a swanky London restaurant hoping to be lucky in love. Did you see Oliver on First Dates last night?
"30.08.2016 14:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'About 100 tonnes' of rubbish blocks road in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster, after more dumped over weekend Nearly “100 tonnes” of rubbish blocks a countryside lane after more rubbish was dumped at a notorious fly-tip hot spot over the weekend. The second fly-tip was dumped as the first one had not yet been removed.
"30.08.2016 12:15:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Wildlife-lover 'distressed' after dog killed swan at Hornchurch Country Park A wildlife-lover said being “distressed” after recovering the dead body of a swan that was attacked by a dog. Really sad. “This is a growing trend and it is something that could happen to children."
"30.08.2016 10:51:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford arts shop marks 25th anniversary with fun day The deputy Mayor joined hundreds of adults and children for a fun filled day of face painting, crafts and cupcakes in the sunshine. We just want to say a big thank you to all our supporters and customers
"30.08.2016 10:27:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Team GB Hornchurch swimmer Amy Marren is ready to 'get the job done' at Rio Paralympics A couple of days before getting on a plane to Rio for this year's Paralympic Games, Team GB swimmer Amy Marren is ready to “get the job done”. Watch our video with Amy Marren: “You have to keep yourself happy and do that one job to swim as fast as you can from one end of the pool to the other." Good luck Amy!
"30.08.2016 10:17:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford BHS store closes for good at the weekend Staff and customers bid a sad farewell to the BHS department store as it closed its doors at the weekend. 'Romford has been the jewel in the crown for me'.
"30.08.2016 06:16:27" Good morning Havering!
Chloe here with this morning's new.
There seem to be no traffic incident this morning and the roads are clear.
If you have a story, email email@example.com.
Have a lovely day.
"29.08.2016 20:34:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk The sun shines out on the second day of the Havering Show There was something for everyone on day two of this year's Havering Show, including mad scientists and soul legends of the 1970s. And so the Havering Show 2016 has come to the end. For a full report on the weekend's action pick up next week's paper, but until then, here's some of our photos and a couple of exclusive, behind-the-scenes video interviews with some of the acts that
"29.08.2016 14:59:14" Reporter Matt Clemenson talking to Noasis after their gig at the Havering Show
"29.08.2016 14:20:15" The crowd singing along to Noasis at the Havering Show
"29.08.2016 14:11:59" Noasis are up now! They get a warm welcome and the first track's a classic - Cigarettes and Alcohol.
"29.08.2016 12:49:20" Recorder reporter Chloé Farand is speaking to Skarlet after their amazing set at the Havering Show earlier today.
"29.08.2016 12:25:38" The sun has come out and it's getting busy at Havering Show.
"29.08.2016 12:14:33" Jocelyn Brown at the Havering Show singing Somebody Else's Guy Just in case you missed it - here is dancefloor favourite Jocelyn Brown singing the intro to Somebody Else's Guy
"29.08.2016 11:11:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Soul star Jocelyn Brown's storming setlist rocks Havering Show crowds With a hit laden set list, there was no mountain high enough to keep veteran singer Jocelyn Brown from rocking the crowd at the Havering Show, yesterday. Read our backstage interview with dancefloor favourite Jocelyn Brown
"29.08.2016 10:52:23" We just caught up with Hornchurch swimmer Amy Marren this morning before she flies to Rio Paralympics on Thursday. She was sad to miss this year's Havering Show but here is her message to the people of Hornchurch.
Read the full interview in this week's
"29.08.2016 08:45:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Show: Monday preview and who to watch out for today Day two of the Havering Show kicks off from 11am today at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, with a line-up featuring something for everyone. Here's what to watch out for today