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"24.02.2017 14:51:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Callous' Tory government slammed as petition to save Hornchurch job centre is started The proposal to close Hornchurch job centre is another example of “putting profit before people”, according to Rainham's MP. "It just seems like more and more services are leaving the constituency, and are becoming harder to access for the most vulnerable."
"24.02.2017 14:20:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk World Book Day: Can you match these stories to their opening lines? With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe's most beloved children's books. Bookworms: Can you match these opening lines to the children's classics they're from? http://bit.ly/2lzTFNP
"24.02.2017 12:23:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours thankful for lucky escape after '50 tonne' tree comes crashing down in children's playground A mum-of-three received the fright of her life after a humongous tree was brought down by Storm Doris - just yards from her kitchen window. “It sounded like a bomb had gone off."
"24.02.2017 11:32:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Strictly Come Dancing's Ola Jordan and TV personality Giovanna Fletcher to visit The Liberty for book signings Crowds will be gathering at The Liberty shopping centre this weekend as two celebrities will be visiting for their book signing. Ola Jordan will be at The Liberty today signing her new book!
"24.02.2017 09:44:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Organisers of We Are FSTVL stopped in their tracks with plans to expand this summer Plans to expand a popular dance festival have been shunned after “serious concerns” were raised about drug use and crime levels. The festival will have a campsite for the first time this year though. 5,000 festival-goers will be allowed to stay on site for the weekend.
"24.02.2017 07:40:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Campaigners call on Romford MP to back ban on wild animals performing in UK circuses Animal rights campaigners have made a desperate plea to Romford's MP in a bid to spell the end to wild animals in UK circuses. He says for animals who grow up in the circus it is the only life they know.
"23.02.2017 14:05:22" "I don't know who Storm Doris is?"
"23.02.2017 14:04:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police hunt for teenager who punched a woman in the face on Romford bus Officers are searching for a teenager after a 26-year-old woman was punched on a busy bus in Romford. Please contact police with any information.
"23.02.2017 13:55:55" "These ladies are amazing but the council and the government are useless."
"23.02.2017 13:50:25" Jim puts on a new pair of boots just bought by Joni's Army which raised more than £600 at a car boot sale last week to help buy homeless people much needed items.
"23.02.2017 13:46:28" "We're mad"
"23.02.2017 13:44:42" Doris proves no obstacle for Joni's Army, as despite weather warnings they still take the time out to feed the homeless
"23.02.2017 13:42:23" Dress up warm for Doris
"23.02.2017 13:40:26" "Storm Doris has nothing on me"
"23.02.2017 11:24:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tree brought crashing down in Gidea Park as Storm Doris hits Havering Storm Doris has already taken effect in the borough after winds brought down a massive tree in a busy road. Please take caution today.
"23.02.2017 10:23:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council sets out new vision for a 'greater' and 'more active role' in the capital Leading figures in Havering have set out big aspirations by vowing to build 30,000 new homes and bring 18,000 new jobs to the borough by 2035. 'Havering – making a Greater London' plans to bring in 18,000 new jobs and 30,000 new homes by 2035.
"22.02.2017 16:02:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council say recycling bag shortages have been resolved After apologising for the lack of recycling bags available last week - the council now says supplies have been replenished. “Unfortunately we did have a short-term supply issue with these top-up rolls earlier this month but that has now been addressed and stocks are available in all the usual locations again."
"22.02.2017 13:41:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man arrested at Romford station after an off-duty police officer is assaulted Emergency services were called to Romford station after an off-duty officer was attacked. Both men have been taken to hospital.
"22.02.2017 07:46:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan slammed for 'worst strikes record' of any London Mayor The Mayor of London has been lambasted for his pre-election pledge of “zero strikes” as commuters face more delays this morning due to another Tube strike. Commuters face more delays this morning due to another Tube strike.
"21.02.2017 12:58:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Special constable caught on camera sexually abusing child in Havering A teacher who volunteered as a special constable pleaded guilty to nine charges of child sex abuse at Snaresbrook Crown Court, yesterday. His job for the Met was to grade indecent images of children.
"21.02.2017 11:42:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police investigation launched after club-goer 'bottled' at popular Romford nightspot A 28-year-old man is believed to have been bottled after a fight broke out at a Romford club. Anyone who saw anything should contact police on 101.
"21.02.2017 07:15:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk London Fire Brigade issue smoke alarm warning just a few weeks after three die in Hornchurch blaze The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has urged people to check their smoke alarms after it revealed five out of seven fatal fires since the turn of the year had no working smoke alarms fitted in their homes. 'It is devastating that in 2017 people are dying from fire in homes without life saving smoke alarms on every level of their property.'
"20.02.2017 20:58:39" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Animal welfare charity issue warning over 'M25 cat ripper' after decapitated cat head discovered An animal welfare campaigner has issued a warning after a cat was decapitated in Barkingside this weekend, following a similar attack on a cat in Romford last year. Be careful with your moggies.
"20.02.2017 17:37:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Your chance to star in Romford music video that says 'enough is enough' to street violence A grime artist has put a call out for people to star in his latest music video this weekend. Get down to Romford on Sunday
"20.02.2017 16:38:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents get the chance to grill the man overseeing Havering Council's fly-tip battle In a year that has seen the borough plagued with fly-tip after fly-tip, residents now get the chance to have their questions answered. A date for the diaries.
"20.02.2017 15:51:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Humped zebra crossing being proposed to reduce accidents in busy Harold Hill road Council officers have targeted a busy stretch of road in a bid to reduce the number of incidents at an accident blackspot. Are you in favour?
"20.02.2017 13:14:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham cashier assaulted during newsagents robbery Robbers fled the scene on a motorbike after they stole cash from a newsagents and assaulted a cashier. A suspected firearm was seen.
"20.02.2017 12:20:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Five-year-old's dreams come true after West Ham manager Super Slav takes him to meet idol Andy Carroll West Ham manager Slaven Bilic lived up to his 'Super Slav' nickname after giving a young Hammers fan a day he will never forget. This should bring a smile to your face.
"20.02.2017 10:52:29" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nearly a third of cars in Havering pose a 'serious risk to health' Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a 'health emergency', according to health leaders. “Having nearly 35,000 diesel cars on Havering roads undoubtedly poses a significant risk to the health of residents."
"17.02.2017 19:12:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford mum hits back at Great British Benefits Handout reaction A mum of five who appeared on a Channel Five television programme last night has spoken out against the abuse she's received online. Lorraine Worrall defends herself following social media backlash after appearing on last night's Great British Benefit Handout
"17.02.2017 17:14:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk www.romfordrecorder.co.uk No train service in Romford and Upminster this weekend
"17.02.2017 17:08:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill family's dazzling Christmas display helps raise thousands for GOSH A family who transformed their home into a spectacular pink Christmas castle have donated more than £3,000 to a children's hospital. Raised more than £3,000 with Christmas lights
"17.02.2017 12:37:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Traders give Romford Market plans thumbs-down A number of stall-holders have spoken out against plans to build a Market House restaurant in the middle of Romford Market. What do you think of the plans to build a Market House in the middle of the market?
"17.02.2017 11:30:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Men 'from Iraq' found in the back of a lorry transporting Ferraris on M25 towards Romford Two men have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after officers pulled over a lorry transporting Ferraris. Border Force UK officers will now decide whether the two men have the right to be in Britain or not.
"17.02.2017 11:00:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk A12 reopens after car and bus collide The A12 has been reopened after a car and a bus collided. No one was injured during the collision.
"17.02.2017 09:09:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Gidea Park pub fined £8,200 for showing Premier League football illegally The owners of a popular boozer for football fans have been hit hard in the pocket after being fined £8,200 by the Premier League. No more 3pm Saturday football for fans.
"17.02.2017 07:26:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police issue serious concerns about 'obvious use of drugs' at We Are FSTVL as organisers apply for 5,000 more people Concerns about underage drinking, “freely available” drugs and high amounts of crime have been highlighted as organisers of a popular-dance festival await a decision on increasing ticket allocation by 5,000. One festival-goer last year is said to have developed a drug-induced psychosis which led to the alleged later assault of his partner and nurses in Queen's Hospital.
"16.02.2017 13:40:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Bower Park Academy helps to create mental health video for charity WYO workshops Children have taken centre stage as part of a video which will be used for mental health workshops across the country. 'Our video will highlight important issues surrounding mental health in a cinematic way.'
"16.02.2017 09:46:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Head of Romford's Queen's Hospital recognised in the top 50 chief executives of 2017 The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts. “Under Matthew's leadership the voice of the patient has been moved to the fore."
"16.02.2017 09:12:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk No weapons handed in at Havering's police stations during gun amnesty Havering's police stations had no weapons handed in as part of the Metropolitan Police's gun amnesty week. 'Trident officers will continue their work to reduce gun crime in the capital.'
"15.02.2017 16:40:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fundraiser set up for injured kitten found in Hornchurch A donation page has been set up to help a paw-ly kitten who needs treatment for a broken elbow. Can you help Guinness to get better and find a loving home?
"15.02.2017 12:00:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Sex offender jailed for eight years after 'vile' sexual assault on 18-year-old Hornchurch victim A remorseless sex attacker who fled the country during a trial has finally been jailed for carrying out a string of sexual offences on a vulnerable 18-year-old. Essex Police have commended the Hornchurch woman's strength in providing evidence and helping to put the man behind bars.
"15.02.2017 07:20:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk From Scotland to Romford - Hornchurch man trekking 450 miles to help raise £100k for two-year-old twins A charitable 27-year-old is putting his body through the pain barrier and walking 450 miles in a bid to raise £100,000 for twins' life-changing procedures. What a remarkable thing to do.
"14.02.2017 15:47:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Housing estate residents who have been 'living in hell' entitled to 'millions in damages' A buyback offer for residents who have suffered from a litany of problems at a troubled housing estate is “still not good enough”. “People have been effectively living in hell and are entitled to substantial damages to fix their homes and the two years of inaction.”
"14.02.2017 12:59:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham's MP wants to hear commuter grievances before meeting with c2c bosses Rail users' anger has sparked an MP into asking questions about a much-used service in the borough. Your chance to have a say about a much-used rail service in Havering.
"14.02.2017 08:38:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Services discuss ways of preventing crimes in Havering Ways to tackle crime was the main agenda at a special conference, after the borough saw an 18per cent increase of violent crimes, the highest in London. VIDEO: The conference focused on how they can help young people avoid a life of crime.
"13.02.2017 11:07:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two Havering secondary schools join forces and set up trust to ensure students get an 'outstanding education' Two headteachers have spoken of their excitement as their schools embark on a new journey. Both headteachers are expecting a successful future for their respective schools.
"13.02.2017 07:45:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Revealed: Havering ranks fifth lowest for poor hygiene in takeaways across the UK Food hygiene standards for takeaways in the borough are some of the worst in the country, a new study shows. Zero-rated food outlets which means “urgent improvement necessary” are in Collier Row, Hornchurch and Gidea Park.
"10.02.2017 17:17:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk What is your favourite romantic movie? Did you melt a little when Johnny rescued Baby from the corner? Or fancied a kiss in the rain after watching Ryan Gosling in The Notebook? I know mine!
"10.02.2017 16:26:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends pay tribute to Hornchurch's 'inspirational' Paul Freedman MBE Tributes have been flooding in from all corners of the community from people wishing to pay their respects to Paul Freedman MBE. Paul was not short of tributes to say the least.
"10.02.2017 16:08:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council to get cash and powers to help disabled back into work “Start listening to professional consultants and doctors,” was the appeal from a carer as Havering Council gets ready to receive new powers to help disabled people get into work. “It's not that people don't want to work, some people cannot.”
"10.02.2017 14:34:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two women taken to hospital after car crashes through Hornchurch shop window A road was closed this morning after a car crashed into a shop window leaving two women needing hospital treatment. Did you see what happened in Suttons Lane this morning?
"10.02.2017 14:17:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham dad facing eviction appeals for compassion from Havering Council A family man who is facing eviction has urged the council and its officers to be more compassionate. “Sometimes it's like talking to a robot, there's no compassion.”
"10.02.2017 11:54:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tributes paid to dedicated brothers who died within a day of each other after Hornchurch house blaze Two brothers killed in a house fire in Hornchurch, remained dedicated to each other despite the years living in two different countries. “He was a lovely, lovely man who didn't have a mean bone in his body."
"10.02.2017 11:38:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Help us find them' - Havering Council wants to find culprits who dumped humongous skip and up to 60 tonnes of rubbish Havering Council is urging people to come forward and help catch blundering fly-tippers who have left potentially vital evidence behind. Blundering fly-tippers mistakenly offload 20-yard skip while dumping 40-60 tonnes of rubbish last night.
"10.02.2017 10:36:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk 500 motorists have been caught out by speed gun volunteers in less than four months Hundreds of motorists in the borough will have received letters in the post warning them about the dangers of speeding. More than 50 volunteers are now signed up to help police clock speedsters.
"10.02.2017 08:21:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queen's hospital, Romford misses A&E time targets The trust governing Queen's Hospital failed to hit the government's A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released today. '11pc below the guideline'
"09.02.2017 16:36:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Buyback offer for 58 residents in Rainham's Orchard Village housing estate The housing association in charge of a problem-ridden development has offered to buy back dozens of properties after the latest calls for demolition. Great news for some residents who have spent the last two years beset with problems.
"09.02.2017 14:29:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cash, bang, wallop: Romford man jailed for role in gang blowing up station ATM machines A Romford man has been jailed for playing a key role in a gang who blew up ATM machines in railway stations – using gases and petrol – for cash. They pumped gas in through the cash dispenser and then set it alight with petrol.
"09.02.2017 11:56:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk New play coming to Hornchurch takes aim at social media and stereotypes Most plays make us laugh or cry but one is coming to the borough next week that will leave audiences with food for thought. The one-off showing comes to Queen's on Wednesday.
"09.02.2017 09:03:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford school rated as 'inadequate' and placed in special measures after damning Ofsted report A headteacher has promised to “drive up standards” after a report stated pupils were failing to get an “acceptable standard of education”. “It is quite clear that results in recent years have not been good enough".
"08.02.2017 17:07:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council tax car park charges and business rates to pay for Havering Council's funding gap Havering Council has confirmed it will raise council tax, car park charges and a number of other rates in order to bridge a funding gap from central government. Rates are going up.
"08.02.2017 13:26:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford town centre pub to close for a month as it undergoes £300,000 makeover A popular night time boozer is set to be boosted by a £300,000 transformation. Saturday is the final night before the temporary closure.
"08.02.2017 12:07:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two men rescued from Hornchurch house fire die in hospital Two men who were rescued from a blaze at a house on Monday, have died in hospital. This is tragic.
"08.02.2017 11:20:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk House of Commons set to make final votes on the Brexit Bill As MPs get set to make their final votes on the Brexit bill the Recorder want to know what the views of the people of Havering. Have your say! Take our poll.
"08.02.2017 11:18:30" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to the London Dungeon, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"08.02.2017 10:02:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk More travel woe for commuters with no trains running between Romford and Upminster Commuters have been left stranded on platforms once again this morning due to a faulty train. People have been left without any running trains almost all morning.
"08.02.2017 08:10:47" Good morning readers Niall here. There are severe delays on the M25 anticlockwise between J29 and J28. There is no service on the TFL rail line between Romford and Upminster due to a faulty train. Get to work safe and have a great day.
"08.02.2017 07:26:29" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cabinet member calls on councillors to back multi-million pound regeneration plans Plans for a multi-million pound investment for 12 sheltered housing schemes will be discussed at tonight's council cabinet meeting. The council's sheltered housing regeneration schemes plans will be discussed at tonight's cabinet meeting.
"07.02.2017 17:44:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Another Lloyds Bank in Havering announces its closure as customers turn to online banking Another high street bank will be closing its doors for the last time as a result of people turning to online and telephone banking. Lloyds Bank in Collier Row will close alongside the Upminster branch in May.
"07.02.2017 16:24:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Star man helps Upminster school's 'space week' take off Schoolchildren were in for a surprise today as they arrived at school to find a space rocket had landed in their playground. Pupils received a surprise this morning when they discovered a rocket had landed in their playground.
"07.02.2017 11:18:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man arrested in Gallows Corner on suspicion of kidnap A man was arrested during rush hour this morning whilst he was sitting in his car during stuck in traffic. The suspect is now in custody at an east London police station.
"07.02.2017 07:38:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fiance of brain injury victim backs plans for Upminster rehabilitation unit It should have been the happiest time of their lives but a few weeks following a dream proposal, a couple's world changed forever. The fiance of a Hornchurch man who suffers from major brain trauma has backed plans for a specialised care home to be founded in Upminster.
"06.02.2017 17:50:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council appoints advisory team for £1 billion housing regeneration scheme The council has appointed an advisory team to support them as they move ahead with their £1 billion housing regeneration scheme. What do you think of the regeneration plans?
"06.02.2017 16:33:33" newhamrecorder.co.uk 'No questions asked' gun surrender week launched Firearms owners are being asked to hand in their weapons, with no questions asked, as part of an initiative to reduce gun crime on the capital's streets. Owners of firearms are being asked to surrender weapons 'no questions asked'
"06.02.2017 15:21:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man who allegedly had sex with a drain cover arrested A man who allegedly had sex with a drain cover is to appear in court today. Strange.
"06.02.2017 14:01:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Neighbours of Hornchurch house fire speak of their shock Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the death of a woman following a house fire in the early hours of today. "It is tragic"
"06.02.2017 12:40:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Paul Freedman MBE: Hornchurch marathon man's legacy will 'live on' An enthusiastic marathon runner, charity fundraiser and much loved member of the community has sadly passed away after losing his battle with cancer. Tributes paid to Paul Freedman MBE who raised more than £100,000 for St Francis Hospice through his fundraising efforts.
"06.02.2017 08:32:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Woman dies in Hornchurch house fire A woman has died after a house fire that took hold in the early hours of this morning in Hornchurch. We have some sad news to share this morning.
"06.02.2017 07:53:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters beware, severe delays between Straford and Liverpool Street station Faulty overhead electric wires between Manor Park and Romford means trains between Stratford and Romford are being delayed by up to 25 minutes, or cancelled. Oh dear. Not a great start to Monday.
"06.02.2017 07:35:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk Smoking among over-50s costs Havering £6.5m Social care for smokers aged 50 and over in Havering is costing more than £6.5million a year. Stop Smoking Services in Havering were scrapped in April last year – with doctors estimating 1,500 smokers will not receive the support they need to quit each year, leading to a further 500 hospital admissions.
"04.02.2017 10:14:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Brexit: Step-by-step guide to the UK leaving the EU The Recorder has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday. Want to know what exactly is happening with Brexit and the European Union? See our easy-to-follow guide
"03.02.2017 18:25:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Access' the only stumbling block preventing Lidl building new supermarket in Hornchurch An 18-month saga over the fate of a historic art deco cinema rumbles on as gridlocked traffic continues to cause concern. Fate over Mecca Bingo site rumbles on
"03.02.2017 13:23:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk Councillors approve £250,000 restaurant in Romford Market despite 'unprecedented' 900 objections at the final count The decision to give a town centre regeneration project the green light was met with jeers by market traders, society members and residents. Another 200 objections were heard last night, taking the total over 900. Yet seven councillors pushed it through.
"03.02.2017 10:06:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Feels like I have won the lottery' - playgroup manager ecstatic about 'outstanding' Ofsted rating A small playgroup tucked away in a room of a library which caters for just 55 children has been rated as outstanding. A feel-good story for Friday.
"03.02.2017 07:28:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Alcohol-fuelled crime and violence to be targeted in borough's town centres Booze-free bars for teenagers could form part of a crackdown aimed at curbing alcohol-fuelled crime and street drinking. What do you think?
"02.02.2017 20:10:25" BREAKING: £250,000 Market House development in Romford town centre has been approved by councillors tonight. Seven councillors voted in favour, three against and one abstained. Important to remember more than 700 objections were filed to the council.
"02.02.2017 15:25:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford dancer hot favourite to land Len Goodman's Strictly job A world-class dancer is hotly tipped to waltz into the judges' seat vacated by Strictly's Len Goodman. Will he get a 10 from Len?
"02.02.2017 14:50:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Landslide vote in favour of starting Brexit process hailed as 'momentous' Brexit supporters have hailed a “momentous” night after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of beginning the process to leave the European Union. "The Prime Minister's task of negotiating with the EU will no longer be made unnecessarily difficult by the Remoaners. Now, we can get on with Brexit and usher in a new era of freedom and prosperity for this country.”
"02.02.2017 11:17:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Sadiq Khan calls councillor's Olympic precept refund request 'desperate nonsense' Sadiq Khan called a councillor's request for the Olympic Games council tax precept to be refunded “desperate nonsense from the Tories”. Should the cash be returned to residents?
"02.02.2017 07:29:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cancer fighter inspires Sanders School students in Hornchurch A working mum who is battling cancer returned to her old secondary school to give an inspirational speech to students about the importance of hard work from an early age. “I feel that doing the very best for yourself is the most powerful way to live your life.”
"01.02.2017 17:25:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Video: Upminster 'animal lover' who sold sick puppies spared jail A man sold sick Cockapoos for £450 each to the public as part of a network that led to the deaths of three puppies. “I'm of the view this conspiracy was a sophisticated enterprise.”
"01.02.2017 15:39:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lloyds Bank to close in May as branch records only 37 regular weekly users A high street bank will close its doors to customers later this year as more people turn to online and telephone banking. Another high street closure.
"01.02.2017 12:26:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch job centre among 78 offices nationally earmarked for closure Hornchurch job centre is due to close and merge with Romford as part of government plans to save £180m. 'No expected job losses' as Hornchurch staff are to be moved into Romford's job centre.
"01.02.2017 11:40:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk LGBT History Month: Thousands of gay men posthumously pardoned for decades old sexual offences Thousands of gay and bisexual men have been posthumously pardoned for decades old sexual offences in England and Wales. Do you have a criminal record for a sexual offence for being gay? Will you be applying to have your conviction removed?
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"01.02.2017 11:13:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Digging recommences outside Romford Station as part of Crossrail preparations Improvement works designed to make travelling to and from Romford Station easier has entered its second stage. Commuters from Romford will benefit in the long-term.
"01.02.2017 07:51:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Developer submits plans to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library A major housing development is being proposed at the site of a former library despite not being able to meet the level of affordable housing required. "It is not possible to provide the full level of affordable housing required by planning policy"
"01.02.2017 07:45:26" 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) but a good service on the TfL tube and rail network. Got a
"31.01.2017 16:03:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Teenage mum reunited with son after Havering Council family court battle A 16-year-old girl and her baby son have been reunited after the teenager mounted a family court fight. Mum and son reunited
"31.01.2017 15:21:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Store's £650,000 investment in Romford set to open after creating 30 jobs A new Co-op store is set to open its doors to customers for the first time as part of £70m expansion plans. It opens next Thursday.
"31.01.2017 07:29:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk More than 700 objections and just 10 letters of support for £250,000 town centre development A major regeneration project aimed at “halting the decline” of the historic Romford Market has received 702 objections, a report has revealed. Councillors are set to decide on contentious plans for a £250,000 Market House building in two days' time.
"30.01.2017 13:24:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Moped rider mounts pavement in Hornchurch town centre and snatches handbag from 17-year-old girl A “distraught” 17-year-old wants to send out a warning after she was a victim of a terrifying afternoon bag snatch. Please be vigilant.
"30.01.2017 07:35:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch explosion: Crowds gather to give donations for those who 'lost everything' Thousands of items have been donated to the tenants who lost their homes in the explosion that erupted last week. Great story.
"28.01.2017 11:24:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk No reported injuries as blaze rips through former Romford nightclub An investigation is underway to discover the cause behind a fire which started in a former Romford nightlcub. Emergency services did another great job on a busy week for them in the borough.
"27.01.2017 21:32:23" Timeline Photos Emergency services have been dealing with a 'major' fire tonight at the shut down Voodoo nightclub in South Street, Romford. Have you seen anything?
"27.01.2017 17:42:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk First residents to return to their homes on Monday following Hornchurch explosion Families have received the good news they can return home after an explosion ripped through a block of flats. Great news for the weekend.
"27.01.2017 13:37:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford cinema to turn back time as it screens special showing of Dirty Dancing on Valentines Day You can have the time of your life on Valentines Day when a screening of Dirty Dancing comes to Romford. Tickets are sure to be snapped up quick.
"27.01.2017 10:40:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Councillor calls for Rainham's problem-ridden Orchard Village to be demolished A councillor called for a problem-ridden housing estate to be pulled down, while speaking at Wednesday's full council meeting at Havering Town Hall. Do you agree with Cllr Martin? http://bit.ly/2jEa4xs
"27.01.2017 07:42:29" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch explosion: Terrified couple thrown across room by force of powerful blast Nothing could have prepared a young couple for the trauma they were about to endure. 'I have lost everything, I wasn't even wearing shoes when we escaped.'
"26.01.2017 11:29:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk West End concert raises funds for Hornchurch boy's USA treatment A string of West End stars are holding a concert to raise money to help a boy, who has up to 25 seizures a day, receive life-changing procedures in the United States. The show will be "a once in a lifetime" and help pay for treatment, which could transform Nathan's life.
"26.01.2017 10:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council makes u-turn on Harold Hill solar park proposals More than 150 protesters braved the cold in a determined effort to make sure councillors heard their voices loud and clear. “After what was one of the largest series of demonstrations in Havering for many a years, it is not the politicians but every mother, daughter, father, son, child and adult who stood before the Town Hall and said no, that we need to thank for this
"26.01.2017 07:40:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Action plan designed to tackle Havering's low Ofsted results A council committee has been urged to monitor progress of schools in the borough, following disappointing Ofsted results. A report showed Havering was one of three local authorities in London to have below national average Ofsted marks.
"25.01.2017 20:22:39" Breaking: Councillor Ramsey has toured Dagnam Park Harold Hill, and says the solar park proposals should NOT continue in its current form. He is met by cheers from the public gallery.
"25.01.2017 17:06:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Noak Hill sports hub opens after £3.5million investment A new sports centre opened its doors this week following a multi-million investment plan. Football pitch, tennis courts, dance studio... will you give it a go?
"25.01.2017 15:49:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster 60 tonnes fly-tip removed with £15,000 cost for Havering taxpayers A fly-tip, which blocked a country side lane, has now been removed - costing taxpayers £15,000. The council said the cost of fly-tipping could be more than £1million this year.
"25.01.2017 13:01:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Teenager jailed for 14 years for stabbing to death Collier Row boy The 17-year-old who stabbed his former friend Charlie Kutyauripo to death last January can now be named as Aaron Gaiete, after a judge lifted reporting restrictions. Charlie's mother said: “We are crushed, hurt, torn beyond description."
"25.01.2017 12:13:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Protest expected over Dagnam Park solar park plans at Havering town hall tonight Campaigners opposing plans to build a solar park on land next to a nature reserve will hold another protest in front of the town hall tonight (Wednesday). Follow @A_MAbbasah on Twitter for live updates of the meeting.
"25.01.2017 11:43:33" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to The London Classic Car Show at ExCel, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"25.01.2017 07:36:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Temporary width restriction to be made permanent, angering Romford residents A width restriction, which was meant to be temporary, will soon become a permanent fixture to the frustration of residents. Oh dear.
"24.01.2017 16:24:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering doctor's union says government is wrong to force longer opening hours A doctor's union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer. Should more appointments be offered on the weekend?
"24.01.2017 14:25:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford pupils among 7,000 children singing at O2 Young Voices concert Pupils at a primary school had an incredible experience singing with thousands of others in one of the capital's most iconic venues. “It was amazing and the kids absolutely loved it. The feedback from parents has also been overwhelming.”
"24.01.2017 13:40:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Wood Muslim cemetery with 10,000 plots gets the green light Proposals for land to be converted into a Muslim cemetery – with up to 10,000 burial spaces – has been given the green light. It's a yes!
"24.01.2017 12:51:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Preparation of drug 'possible cause' of explosion at Hornchurch flats Police have confirmed that a possible cause of the explosion yesterday was the 'preparation of a type of drug' in the flats. A cannabis factory is not believed to be the cause at this stage.
"24.01.2017 11:52:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk The aftermath following explosion at Hornchurch flats Here are the latest pictures from the explosion in Hornchurch last night. VIDEO AND GALLERY: What's left of the block of flats after the incident last night.
"24.01.2017 08:03:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queues of traffic on A127 this morning after last night's Hornchurch explosion There is heavy traffic on the A127 this morning following the explosion in Hornchurch last night. All lanes have re-opened.
"24.01.2017 08:01:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two men arrested on suspicion of arson after Hornchurch flats explosion Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following the explosion at the block of flats in Hornchurch last night. The two men were taken to hospital after sustaining injuries.
"24.01.2017 07:50:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Four sites across Havering to be sold to property developers but two saved Two sites earmarked for housing developments will be preserved after hundreds of people opposed the proposals. More than 1,600 objections were made to two of the plans.
"24.01.2017 06:11:57" UPDATE: Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after the explosion yesterday at a block of flats in Hornchurch. More to follow on the Recorder website.
"23.01.2017 23:12:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Passer-by tells of how she stopped to help after explosion at Hornchurch flats A passer-by speaks to the Recorder about her initial reaction to try and help those in need after the explosion. 'It was hard to take in that the front of the building was just crumbling away.'
"23.01.2017 21:45:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk “It was terrifying”: Residents tell of explosion and fire at Hornchurch flats One man tells how he saw injured people fleeing and cars hit by debris 'I wouldn't feel safe going back there.'
"23.01.2017 20:59:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Four people treated at scene of the Hornchurch explosion Four people have been treated for injuries following the explosion at the block of flats. UPDATE: They have all been taken to hospital.
"23.01.2017 18:14:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Emergency services called to explosion at Hornchurch block of flats Residents are in the process of being evacuated from a block of flats following an explosion. Police are waiting for an update on the number of people injured.
"23.01.2017 15:37:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lee Rigby murderer Michael Adebolajo demands £20k compensation after 'prison scuffle' A Romford murderer, who killed soldier Lee Rigby, is seeking £20,000 compensation for losing two teeth. “This is nothing more than blood money."
"23.01.2017 12:42:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Enjoy a fun night out at the Mayor of Havering's Charity Variety Show Enjoy entertainment from the community while supporting good causes at the Mayor of Havering's Charity Variety Show. Get your tickets quick before it's too late!
"23.01.2017 12:00:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Navigate our interactive map to find out about Havering's major developments in 2017 With two housing zones and plenty more going on in Havering this year, the Recorder has compiled a list of some of the developments due to take shape over the coming months. Hover over each location to find out more about the plans.
"23.01.2017 11:00:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pointless presenter Richard Osman 'changed' after Romford stay Why would Romford change a person? Have a guess: What happened to Richard Osman in Romford?
"23.01.2017 09:56:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man with head injury missing from Queen's Hospital, Romford A man suffering from a head injury is missing from Queen's Hospital. Can you help?
"23.01.2017 08:47:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Popular Upminster pub that is set to reopen in March is on the lookout for staff The company owned by award-winning chef Raymond Blanc is on a recruitment drive for 35 members of staff. The Jobbers Rest is set to reopen in March under the company owned by award-winning chef Raymond Blanc http://bit.ly/2jPxNh8
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 email@example.com
"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?