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"25.04.2017 06:26:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former Elm Park police sergeant fits free house alarms for vulnerable people After a busy career catching crooks a former police officer continues to make sure houses stay safe by fitting burglar alarms. 'I still wanted to prevent criminals invading people's homes and causing them untold heartache.'
"24.04.2017 17:03:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Election 2017: Brexit supporting Julie Marson announced as Tory candidate for Dagenham and Rainham Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”. Will Brexit supporters defeat Labour's Jon Cruddas who backed Remain?
"24.04.2017 15:17:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Roberto Duran delights fans at 'packed' meet and greet in Romford A boxing legend came to Romford on Saturday and proved to be a real knockout with shoppers. "Duran was supposed to be there for two hours but he stayed for three!"
"24.04.2017 13:28:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundreds enjoy St George's Day events in Havering Hundreds of people enjoyed the festivities as St George's Day was celebrated across the borough. See if you can spot yourself in our gallery from the weekend's St George's Day celebrations
"24.04.2017 11:53:24" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Planning appeal for Harold Hill multi-faith cemetery to go before public inquiry Campaigners who believed they were successful in thwarting plans for a controversial cemetery next to a golf course, are once again fighting proposals. Campaigners fight controversial multi-faith cemetery proposals once again
"24.04.2017 10:25:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Residents celebrate St George's Day with songs and games at Rainham's Dovers Farm Estate Residents of Dovers Farm Estate celebrated St George's Day with a number of activities for the whole community to enjoy. “We had good numbers come along - it really sends a message to the council that we use the space."
"24.04.2017 09:39:23" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Election 2017: Upminster mum starts campaign against candidates unfamiliar with area A mum-of-two has warned a political party against taking voters for granted by selecting election candidates not familiar with the area. "If you think we're just going to stand for it, think again."
"24.04.2017 06:49:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Passion to help vulnerable people sees Rainham Foodbank thrive A voluntary service that was borne out of a sincere passion to see practical needs met within the community continues to go from strength to strength. “When the doors were opened, what I saw was isolation, frustration and loneliness."
"23.04.2017 22:03:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man dies after being hit by car in Rainham A man who was hit by a car in Rainham on Saturday evening has died. Sad news - the pedestrian hit by a car in Rainham yesterday has died
"23.04.2017 12:50:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man fighting for his life after Rainham hit and run Police are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old man was left in hospital with a life threatening head injury, after a hit and run last night. Can you help police?
"21.04.2017 16:47:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters say goodbye to classic District line train Commuters said goodbye to an Underground classic today on its final journey through London. 'It really is the end of an era for the 'old-style' trains on the underground.'
"21.04.2017 16:15:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Family funday at Rainham's Dovers Farm Estate green aims to show council its community value Fun activities on a green that people are trying to protect from housing development, will see residents and friends enjoy a day of amusement. “We will use the occasion to show the council how much we value the space"
"21.04.2017 11:02:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council on Channel 5 debt collecting documentary Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! The spotlight was on Havering Council last night as they appeared on a Channel 5 documentary on debt collecting. VIDEO: Watch the moment the mayor's limo is clamped.
"21.04.2017 06:16:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tributes to Upminster sixth former Carys Hammond killed in car accident A heartbroken family say they have lost their “ray of sunshine” after a freak car accident. “She was so full of life and truly touched the heart and souls of everyone that knew and loved her."
"20.04.2017 16:07:42" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering pupils to sit new-style GCSEs this summer The borough's current Year 11 pupils face change this summer as they sit the new-style GCSEs. "The new system has created huge uncertainty for pupils, teachers, and parents"
"20.04.2017 13:51:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham MP says Tory expenses fraud investigation lies behind Theresa May's election decision An MP has accused the prime minster of “flip flopping” over her decision to call a snap general election on June 8. The CPS is deciding whether to press charges.
"20.04.2017 12:26:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering community wardens celebrate 10 year anniversary of first patrol The council's community warden service celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its first patrol this week. Do you find this service useful?
"20.04.2017 06:40:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's first LGBT+ Youth Group launches as 'safe haven' for young people The borough's first LGBT+ youth group has been launched to help young people through an important stage in their lives. Vital service opens.
"20.04.2017 06:38:14" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting with your travel update: A black cab has broken down on the A13 westbound at the junction with Renwick Rd in Barking, queues are going back to Rainham. There is a good service on the TfL Tube and Rail network
"19.04.2017 16:00:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Election 2017: Havering voters agree with prime minster as MPs back plans for June 8 vote The snap election announced by Theresa May yesterday, has been approved by MPs. 522 MPs back plans for a June election
"19.04.2017 14:38:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Number of pubs in Havering fall by 20% The number of pubs across the borough has fallen by 20 per cent since 2001, according to statistics released today. What's your favourite local and why?
"19.04.2017 12:19:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn A planning application for a major housing development at the site of a former library has been withdrawn. The old Rainham Library would have been demolished to make way for a mix of 20 houses and 42 apartments.
"19.04.2017 10:12:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch and Upminster MP Dame Angela Watkinson to step down The Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster has announced she will not seek to be re-elected at the general election in June. 'The next two years will be challenging and I wish my successor good luck in working towards the best possible outcome for our country.'
"19.04.2017 06:26:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk More than 86% of Havering parents were offered their first choice primary school Parents across the borough were manically refreshing their inboxes yesterday to find out which school their children will be attending in September and indeed for the next seven years of their lives. How did your child do?
"18.04.2017 15:51:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering MPs divided over general election announcement The borough's MPs are as divided in their response to Theresa May's snap general election announcement as the infighting alluded to in her speech this morning. "All I see is policy chaos and an angry electorate.”
"18.04.2017 14:07:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering have your say on general election announcement In just under two years, Britain has had one general election, one referendum, two prime minsters and faces the prospect of a third. Which way will you vote? Take our poll
"18.04.2017 10:52:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford MP Andrew Rosindell says Theresa May's snap general election announcement is the right decision Theresa May, prime minster, has announced this morning plans to call a snap general election on June 8. We're heading to the polls....again.
"18.04.2017 10:23:43" newhamrecorder.co.uk Upminster man dumped 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste in Beckton street A fly-tipper from Upminster could be facing jail after he admitted dumping 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated rubble on a street in Beckton. The fly-tip cost £9,000 to clear up.
"18.04.2017 06:09:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Parents find out children's primary school places in Havering Parents across the borough will be waking up this morning to find out which primary school their children have been placed at. Did you get your first choice? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
"16.04.2017 18:36:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Democracy in Havering depends on people like Edgar Bratchell Cricketer and a force in local politics – Prof Ged Martin finds out more about a forgotten man Remembering a forgotten Havering political powerhouse
"15.04.2017 09:50:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford Facebook group helps woman find her foster family After 30 years of searching for her foster family, a woman was stunned to be reunited with her foster siblings in less than two weeks, thanks to a Facebook group. Just shows the power of Facebook
"14.04.2017 01:09:14" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Gun and knife crime rises across Havering according to Met Police statistics Gun and knife crimes have risen across the borough according to official statistics. Police end of year stats show some shocking figures.
"13.04.2017 16:21:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Prolific' Hornchurch and Harold Hill thieves jailed for car thefts worth £3million A prolific gang of car thieves, including two men from Havering, were collectively jailed for more than 46 years at Southwark Crown Court yesterday. Gang entered houses while victims slept.
"13.04.2017 06:22:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham resident launches 'vital' road safety campaign A campaign has been launched asking for safety measures to be introduced to a road “before someone is killed”. “I feel it's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt and many others agree."
"12.04.2017 17:49:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Illegal NO2 levels near four nurseries put pupils' health at risk A leading clean air campaigner has warned parents about the invisible danger that pollution poses to small children. Pollution putting preschoolers health at risk in Havering
"12.04.2017 11:19:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row community enjoys Easter family fun day Families were egg-cited when the sun came out for the community's annual Easter event. Hope everyone had an egg-cellent time!
"12.04.2017 07:19:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Protest against Havering's overdevelopment to be held tonight A protest is going to be held tonight outside the town hall, asking for the council to stop overdeveloping the borough. Campaigners claim too much housing is being built in the borough.
"11.04.2017 16:18:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch swimmers take part in world's biggest charity swim Dozens of swimmers joined forces over the weekend to take part in the world's biggest charity swim and to raise money for charity. Congratulations to everyone who participated.
"10.04.2017 12:30:46" Photos from Romford Recorder's post Do you have a family friend who could be our pet of the week? Then email email@example.com
"10.04.2017 12:06:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Cityread author SJ Parris on Giordano Bruno, meeting readers and a 'dream' TV adaptation Philosopher, magician, mathematician, cosmologist, poet. Italian maverick Giordano Bruno was a true Renaissance polymath, who caused quite a stir in the 16th century. One for Tudor fans http://bit.ly/2ojqCh9
"10.04.2017 06:23:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Dovers Farm Estate fight second housing development proposal A community determined to protect an open space used for fun days, sports activities, fetes and a children's play area are once again campaigning against a development proposal. “To us it is our only amenity that is accessible to the older people in the area and to young children."
"07.04.2017 16:40:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford homeless charity wins £46,000 to expand its stores A charity which offers haircuts for homeless people to help boost their confidence has received a £46,000 grant after being selected as one of the winners of a national competition. "I was genuinely relieved and pleased – I wasn't expecting it at all."
"07.04.2017 13:25:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former Hornchurch Mecca Bingo hall demolished after year-long campaign A much-loved former bingo hall has been pulled down after hundreds of campaigners lost their fight to save the historic art deco cinema from demolition. So sad to see it's gone.
"07.04.2017 06:20:42" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Burglars steal from Romford cafe that employs those with learning disabilities Burglars broke into a cafe that employs people with learning disabilities and stole theatre tickets paid for by money by one of its loyal customers who had died. Burglars broke into Jackson's Cafe on Tuesday by shattering the glass front door before removing a safe containing £1,200.
The manager of the popular cafe in Romford High Street, Tracey Brennan, described the thieves as "lowlife scum".
"06.04.2017 17:01:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Vandals strike again in Harold Hill despite increased police patrols The police have increased patrols in Harold Hill in response to a series of vandalism incidents that has cost residents thousands of pounds in damage. What can be done to stop the vandals?
"06.04.2017 15:16:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row jockey Danny Cook on board one of Grand National favourites One of the jockeys hoping to race to glory at the Grand National on Saturday grew up in Collier Row. We're all betting a tenner on him in the office!
"06.04.2017 14:43:53" eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk Havering Pc accused of perverting the course of justice following Mile End crash A serving police officer has been charged with perverting the course of justice following a road crash in Mile End. PC charged with perverting the course of justice.
"06.04.2017 08:39:29" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's Strictly favourite Gary Edwards loses two stone in prized role preparations Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Gary Edwards has lost almost two stones in weight as he steps up his bid to land Len Goodman's prized judging role. Does he get a 10 from Len?
"06.04.2017 07:01:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford MP accuses EU leaders of taking security for granted An MP has condemned European Union (EU) leaders saying they are taking security measures for granted during Brexit negotiations. Romford's MP told he has more "waffle than Belgium" in security row.
"06.04.2017 06:44:27" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: Due to a track fault affecting Greater Anglia & London Overground, services from Stratford will be slightly busier. Please allow extra time. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on
"05.04.2017 15:44:42" romfordrecorder.co.uk Play brings Noel Coward's diaries to life for Romford audience Noel Coward wrote some of the most popular British plays of the 20th century and now audiences will get to know a bit more about the man behind the words when a new musical comedy comes to Brookside Theatre on Friday. If you love Noel Coward plays make sure you don't miss Noel and Gertie at Brookside Theatre on Friday.
"05.04.2017 15:17:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Review: Friendly Gidea Park restaurant serves delicious Indian cuisine with a smile If you fancy great Indian food with a modern twist, then do not read this review. "To say I rolled out of the restaurant rather than walked is an understatement."
"05.04.2017 11:50:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Poll results: What would you like to see more of in Collier Row? The Recorder can reveal the results of its latest poll. The results are in!
"05.04.2017 09:22:45" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to see the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"05.04.2017 09:10:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk He's stuffed! Romford man sentenced for stealing £100k of taxidermy animals A burglar who stole £100,000 of stuffed animals, including lions, a sloth and even a chimpanzee in a top hat, has avoided jail time. He pinched some lions, a sloth and even a chimpanzee in a top hat.
"05.04.2017 06:18:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Government budget cuts force schools to fundraise for new facilities Schools have had to resort to crowdfunding to raise money for new facilities due to government budgets cuts. An Upminster school has set up a Justgiving page to raise money for computers.
"04.04.2017 13:23:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row's 'well used' Natwest branch set to close, confusing residents One of the only banks in a town is set to close, despite residents insisting that it is needed. POLL: Tell the Recorder what kind of businesses you would like to see more of in Collier Row.
"04.04.2017 12:25:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man found wandering near the M25 in Havering with child, 5, arrested for drink driving A man and a five-year-old child were found wandering in the middle of the night near the M25 in Havering following a car crash over the weekend. Any witnesses to this incident or anyone who has any information is urged to contact 020 8345 4940.
"04.04.2017 11:14:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Father of Ricky Hayden helps raise thousands for singer Kenny Thomas's sick daughter The father of knife victim Ricky Hayden has thanked members of the public who helped raised thousands for the sick daughter of his son's favourite singer. Didn't he do well.
"04.04.2017 07:01:51" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on the Central line Commuters face long delays if they need to use the Central line this morning. For anyone needing to use the Central line to get to work: Better to pick it up from Liverpool Street then getting bus to newbury park as severe delays up to Mile End this morning. Good luck everyone
"04.04.2017 06:41:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row's 'well used' Natwest branch set to close, confusing residents One of the only banks in a town is set to close, despite residents insisting that it is needed. 'I feel sorry for elderly people too because they will have to travel to Romford to get to the nearest bank which is much more difficult compared to a five minute walk down the road'
"03.04.2017 16:24:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford traveller jailed for ordering drive-by shooting in retribution for machete attack A man has been jailed for organising a drive-by shooting which left the victim for dead – the latest episode of violence between two warring traveller families. Dooley almost had his hand chopped off in a machete attack in 2015, so ordered the drive-by hit.
"03.04.2017 16:23:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Nurse suspended for six months for kissing 75-year-old dementia sufferer A male nurse who kissed a vulnerable 75-year-old dementia sufferer on the mouth and touched her breast has been suspended for six months. The nurse kissed the 75-year-old on her mouth and touched her breast
"03.04.2017 13:01:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Have your say on proposal to tackle anti-social behaviour in town centre A consultation on a proposal which would ban buskers from using amplified equipment in the town centre and begging will end this week. What do you think? Have your say in our online poll.
"03.04.2017 06:16:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queen's Hospital unveils new bereavement centre in Romford A new bereavement centre will provide a better and more compassionate service for families who have recently lost a loved one. “It goes some way towards making a difficult process a bit more straightforward for families who have lost a loved one.”
"02.04.2017 09:30:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Elm Park veteran recalls Falklands War experiences 35 years on The 20th century, as so many others, was a hotbed of conflict, with continents ravaged by two world wars, and smaller campaigns waged in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf states. "It makes you realise how lucky you are, you actually survived. I found it quite difficult to talk about when I got home."
"31.03.2017 15:26:39" audioboom.com Tyre-slashing, station drugs gang sentencing and a Mafia boss in Romford In this week's East London News Review podcast Ilford Recorder and Romford Recorder reporters Matthew Clemenson and Ann-Marie Abbasah talked to Time 107.5FM's Steve Allen about a tyre-slashing in Harold Hill, the sentences for the Ilford station drugs Check out the latest East London News Review podcast with Time 107.5 FM's Steve Allen: We talk tyre-slashing in Harold Hill, the sentencing of a station drugs gang, and the visit of an ex-Mafia boss to a Romford school.
"31.03.2017 13:40:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former New York mobster speaks at Romford school about how his wife and God transformed his life The son of a notorious underboss of a feared New York crime family who stole millions of pounds, turned his life around when he met his future wife. "If I had been left on my own to do what I wanted to do with my life and follow the path that I was on, I would have been either dead or in prison for the rest of my life."
"31.03.2017 09:29:57" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ricky Hayden's dad holds Hornchurch event to raise cash for singer Kenny Thomas' sick daughter The father of nightclub bouncer Ricky Hayden, who died last year, is holding a fundraising night for the sick daughter of singer Kenny Thomas. Stab victim's dad reaches out to another father in need. Simply, outstanding.
"31.03.2017 07:00:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Tyre-slashing vandals ruin dozens of cars in Harold Hill A gang of vandals has been slashing car tyres along whole streets, leaving hard working families with bills into the thousands. "I walked 100ft up the road and every single car had their tyres slashed.”
"31.03.2017 06:57:44" Good morning Havering! Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: There are delays on the Central, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly and Circle lines. Those using public transport to get home after work drinks tonight, beware, the last eastbound
"30.03.2017 13:29:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's night-time crime plan hailed as blueprint for London There are calls for the Mayor of London to adopt Havering's pioneering approach to reducing crime around nightclubs and bars across the capital. Where we lead, others follow!
"30.03.2017 06:12:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Campaign groups protest against council's proposal to introduce PSPO in town centre Campaign groups are fighting against an “inappropriate” proposal which they say could lead to the demise of buskers and target the vulnerable. 'A PSPO is an extremely blunt measure and is incapable of addressing the complex needs of some of the people likely to be targeted by the PSPO.'
"29.03.2017 17:18:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Review: Moo-ving with the times – Romford Beefeater refit a success With a revamp, refreshing drinks and a tasty menu, the Liberty Bell has blossomed into a prime eatery, says reporter Ellena Cruse. With a revamp, refreshing drinks and a tasty menu, the Liberty Bell has blossomed into a prime eatery.
"29.03.2017 16:11:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Volunteer Centre appeals for Easter egg donations for children A charity is appealing for Easter egg donations to bring a little cheer to children in need this spring. Do your good deed for the day and donate an Easter egg!
"29.03.2017 13:25:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Article 50 letter delivered: Take a step back in time along Havering's road to Brexit It's been the news that 70 per cent of voters in the borough have been waiting for since that historic moment on June 23 when the UK voted to leave the European Union. Article 50 has been triggered.
"29.03.2017 12:33:04" Timeline Photos Get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday) to win a family ticket to see the new jellyfish experience at SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Good luck!
"29.03.2017 06:24:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk UK reaches historic moment as May triggers Article 50 The moment that has been both contested and celebrated has finally arrived – Article 50, which officially starts the Brexit process, will be triggered today. The news 69 per cent of Havering voters have been waiting for! Would you still vote for Brexit if the vote was today?
"28.03.2017 13:46:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council rent payment error could see people incur bank charges People may have woken up to an unpleasant surprise this morning when direct debits on rent payments to Havering Council were taken out early. Have you been affected?
"28.03.2017 12:13:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row Easter fun day to go ahead despite community centre's demolition An annual Easter fun day in Collier Row will still go ahead despite the demolition of an old community centre. "The annual Easter fun day for local children is very popular so we have worked with the Residents' Association so this event can take place in a marquee."
"28.03.2017 11:01:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man found hanged in Upminster Park A man was found hanged in a park on Tuesday last week. Tragic.
"28.03.2017 06:28:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford charity offers free haircuts for the homeless A former alcoholic is helping vulnerable and homeless people to turn their lives around by offering free haircuts to boost their self esteem. 'I'm 11 years sober so part of my sobriety was helping people'.
"27.03.2017 18:13:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two men taken to hospital following altercation in Rainham Two men needed hospital treatment for injuries last night following a reported altercation in Rainham. Neither of the men had life threatening or changing injuries.
"27.03.2017 16:46:23" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man appears in court charged with arson on Ferrari parked in Emerson Park driveway A man appeared in court today after a Ferrari parked on a drive was left “burnt out” in a suspected arson attack. Wasim Ahmad Mir is due to reappear at Snaresbrook on August 7.
"27.03.2017 15:32:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham mum takes on Stroke Association's Resolution Run in memory of son A woman will be taking part in a charity fun run in Hyde Park on Sunday in memory of her son who died after suffering a stroke at the age of 18. Inspirational.
"27.03.2017 12:45:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Children's faces light up as Transformers' Autobot leader Optimus Prime visits Romford school A four-year-old boy had a dream come true when Transformers' Optimus Prime made a surprise visit to his school today. Wow, it's the real Optimus Prime!
"27.03.2017 06:40:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row residents 'disgusted' at proposal to build new homes at the back of their flats being granted Residents are outraged at the decision to build new houses and apartments on their only communal green space where their children play. “That is the only green space that we have and now it's going to be taken away and the children won't have anywhere to play.
“There is no way that they should have said yes to this.”
"25.03.2017 19:34:52" Former New York mobster Michael Franzese speaking about his life at Frances Bardsley Academy
"24.03.2017 15:28:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill teen Champion Ganda's killer jailed for 14 years A man who knifed a much-loved teenager 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs within metres of a primary school was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment today. The judge said never in her life had she seen someone act with so little remorse.
"24.03.2017 12:16:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk NHS IVF treatment and boob jobs face the axe in Havering IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals. What do you think of the proposals by @HaveringCCG to cut certain services?
"24.03.2017 10:38:56" ilfordrecorder.co.uk What are you doing for Red Nose Day? Residents up and down the borough will be putting on their red noses, dressing up in costumes and doing silly things to raise money for Comic Relief. Have you got your red nose on?
What will you be doing today?
"24.03.2017 07:48:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man convicted of stabbing Harold Hill teenager 11 times to be sentenced A man convicted of killing a 17-year-old by stabbing him 11 times within metres of a primary school is due to be sentenced at The Old Bailey later today. The man convicted of stabbing Champion will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today.
"24.03.2017 07:48:19" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: there's a good service on the TfL tube and rail network. Got a story call the newsdesk on 02084773892.
"23.03.2017 14:21:40" romfordrecorder.co.uk Victims of Westminster terror attack honoured as flags fly half mast over Havering Town Hall Flags were flown at half mast over Havering Town Hall today to pay respect to those killed and injured in the Westminster attack. "It is all about small-minded people trying to bring division where there isn't any."
"23.03.2017 12:06:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill campaigners celebrate success after council discontinue solar park plans Proposals for a solar park on a nature reserve have been discontinued, it was announced last night. They did it!
"23.03.2017 09:23:01" A candlelit vigil will be held in Trafalgar Square tonight at 6pm to remember those who lost their lives in yesterday's terror attack in Westminster.
Were you there when it happened? Call 0208 477 3719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"23.03.2017 07:57:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Power supply problems in Romford cause severe delays on TFL Rail There are severe delays on the TFL Rail line and the London Overground due to power supply problems in the Romford area. Severe delays on TFL Rail and no service on the London Overground between Romford and Upminster.
"23.03.2017 07:19:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Wennington residents continue their fight against gravel extraction Residents were out in force on Tuesday to campaign against plans for a gravel extraction plant near their homes. “It's sad to see that local residents need to be forever concerned with accommodating nonsensical plans rather than being able to focus on their own needs.”
"22.03.2017 20:01:22" Breaking: Solar farm plans for Dagnam Park have been discontinued.
"22.03.2017 16:31:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford and Dagenham and Rainham MPs confirm they are safe after major security alert at Westminster A police officer is believed to have been stabbed at Parliament this afternoon. 'In 16 years of my being an MP this is the first time anything like this has happened.'
"22.03.2017 15:51:27" Breaking: Police officer stabbed and shooting at parliament. More to follow.
"22.03.2017 13:10:35" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a family ticket to Madame Tussauds London, remember to get your copy of this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"22.03.2017 11:45:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Colour in Romford project continues to welcome artists to brighten up the town On a mission to brighten up the town centre with a splash of colour and creativity, a community-minded team will soon welcome a world-renowned graffiti artist to leave his mark. The latest artist to get involved had a piece of his artwork given to former President Obama as a present from David Cameron.
"22.03.2017 07:23:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Travelodge to open new hotel at Romford's Quadrant Shopping Centre A hotel franchise says it will create 15 new jobs and boost the local economy by as much as £2million when it opens a second hotel in Romford. What do you think?
"21.03.2017 17:45:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Chelsea Football Club ladies and England star shows Havering girls they can play She came, she scored, she inspired a new generation of women footballers after sharing her passion for the game that has made her one of England's most well-known face. Watch our video to see a new generation of footballers and their mums in action.
"21.03.2017 17:20:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police volunteer caught on camera sexually abusing Havering child jailed A special constable whose job was to grade indecent images of children, was jailed for two years yesterday. “Another child was in the room aged 11, who was concerned. He hid a camera behind a curtain.”
"21.03.2017 14:09:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Popularity of Havering's property market grows thanks to new 'Elizabeth line and Brexit' Havering's property market has seen a “surge in interest” with house prices rising by nearly 20per cent, according to a buying agents. Havering has been named as a 'one to watch' area in 2017.
"21.03.2017 12:36:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council apologises to Havering pensioners for bedroom tax error An apology has been made by Havering Council after it incorrectly said the controversial “bedroom tax” would be extended to pensioners next year. Oops.
"21.03.2017 07:16:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch border collie viciously attacked by dog in Harrow Lodge Park The owner of a 14-year-old border collie is appealing for help in tracing a man whose dog viciously attacked her beloved pet, ripping its throat and tearing his ear off. 'It was horrific'.
"20.03.2017 15:47:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering children's services given multi-million pound boost Havering's children's services is to receive a £2.4million boost over the next two years, it was announced today. More good news for vulnerable children.
"20.03.2017 11:12:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk West Ham fans hold round of applause at home game in memory of Horncurch man Thousands of football fans took a moment before the match to give a round of applause to a 25-year-old life-long West Ham fan who died in his sleep. 'Friends and family of Danny will always remember the day'.
"17.03.2017 17:28:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill and Hornchurch men convicted of exploding cash machines and stealing more than £300k Four men who used a highly-dangerous explosive gas to break open cash machines and steal more than £300,000, have been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison today. 'It is sheer good fortune that no-one was injured - or worse - as a result of their actions.'
"17.03.2017 17:00:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fed up with fly-tipping? Support Upminster residents association's government petition A petition for the government to do more to tackle fly-tippers was launched by a resident association today. Enough is enough.
"17.03.2017 10:29:58" romfordrecorder.co.uk Supermarket store Lidl receives permission to start work on former Hornchurch Mecca Bingo site Construction work of a supermarket on the site of a former cinema has been given the green light. The decision was unanimous.
"17.03.2017 07:26:46" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Campaign for one minute applause for lifelong West Ham fan from Hornchurch Friends and family of a lifelong West Ham fan are campaigning for the club to hold a one minute applause in his memory during the next match, after he died unexpectedly in his sleep. RIP Danny.
"16.03.2017 14:31:47" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council offer children with special educational needs more support Forced to adapt its services to meet increasing demand and complex family situations the council's children's team remains determined to develop a service that fits families. Good news for young people.
"16.03.2017 10:36:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk CCTV footage shows suspect wanted in connection with Romford assault Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to trace in connection with a violent assault. Can you help identify this man?
"16.03.2017 07:20:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham parents and housing group have dispute over 'dangerous' parking Concerned parents are clashing with a housing group over parking by a school which they say could lead to a fatal accident. 'If something isn't done, a child could die.'
"15.03.2017 16:51:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford businesswoman welcomes Philip Hammond's U-turn of national insurance rise for the self-employed A businesswoman has welcomed the news that chancellor Philip Hammond has ditched his national insurance contributions (NICs) rise for self-employed people. A sigh of relief for the self-employed.
"15.03.2017 16:00:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Gidea Park woman thanks comedian David Baddiel for raising dementia awareness A young woman has thanked one of the country's top comedian's for raising awareness about a rare and cruel disease that has affected both their parents. Touching story.
"15.03.2017 13:36:30" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a great Easter day out for all the family, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"15.03.2017 07:18:14" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council shortlisted for business award Havering Council has been shortlisted for an award for being the best all round small business-friendly borough in London. Congratulations.
"14.03.2017 19:06:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Two lanes closed on the M25 after vehicle overturns causing delays There are severe delays on the M25 at junction 29 with the A127 towards Romford after an accident this evening. Emergency services are on the scene.
"14.03.2017 17:41:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Chapmans Farm sale worries Upminster community about green belt development Councillors are trying to reassure members of the community worried about development in the green belt after a farm was put up for sale. Council is forced to consider applications to take land out of green belt.
"14.03.2017 16:39:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Boxers prepare to fight for cancer patients at Romford charity show Boxing is one of those sports we all like to think we could be good at with a bit of training as we imagine ourselves knocking people out left, right and centre. "I got loads of money from people doing sponsorships so I wanted to give something back."
"14.03.2017 13:27:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham and Hornchurch schools propose to form new multi-academy trust Looking to the future, three schools are proposing to form a multi-academy trust, in a bid to fall in line with government plans. The consultation will end on March 31.
"14.03.2017 11:42:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch food blogger nominated for Great British Food Award A man who serves up delicious one-pot meals at a pub and blogs about food has been nominated for a Great British Food Award. Didn't he do well.
"14.03.2017 07:33:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Check boilers says Hornchurch mum after son suffers carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms The mother of a two-year-old boy who was taken to hospital last week with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning said more should be done to protect families in private-rented accommodation. 'After that my son came down really ill'
"13.03.2017 17:22:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drunken man throws brick at Indian restaurant and assaults police officer A 47-year-old man went on a “crime spree” after causing racial aggravation, assaulting a police officer and throwing a brick through the window of a busy Indian restaurant, a court heard. There seems to be a pattern...
"13.03.2017 17:18:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Drunken man throws brick at Indian restaurant and assaults police officer A 47-year-old man went on a “crime spree” after causing racial aggravation, assaulting a police officer and throwing a brick through the window of a busy Indian restaurant, a court heard. Oh dear.
"13.03.2017 09:56:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering's first micropub Upminster TapRoom wins pub of the year award A micropub that overcame council opposition to open has won a top industry award.. Well done.
"13.03.2017 07:32:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham MP Jon Cruddas says it is 'paramount' increasing crime rate in south of the borough is tackled An MP is calling for more action to be taken against crime in the south of the borough, after being sent letters by hundreds of residents who have experienced it first hand. “It is of paramount importance to me that residents feel safe in their homes and in their communities."
"10.03.2017 17:22:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Seann Walsh looks forward to messing around with Hornchurch audience For most people turning 30 is a daunting prospect as we are forced to finally grow up, in theory, and start taking adult life more seriously. Seann Walsh talks to the Recorder ahead of his show in Hornchurch on Sunday, March 19.
"10.03.2017 13:11:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Judy Murray rallies in Gidea Park to boost tennis participation Judy Murray came to Gidea Park on Thursday, March 9 to deliver a training workshop to teach parents how they can help their children develop their tennis skills. Check our fantastic gallery of Judy Murray's visit to Gidea Park.
"10.03.2017 11:18:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends hope to conquer Harold Hill pub's bad reputation A young female publican has taken over a previously run-down down boozer and hopes to transform the venue into a community hub with the help of her friends. William The Conqueror is back in business and has been given a female's touch.
"10.03.2017 07:13:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Work begins on new 'eco-friendly' Collier Row community centre Construction work on an “eco-friendly” community centre began this week. Work on the centre is due to be finished in July 2017.
"09.03.2017 19:12:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Car crashes into Romford house A car crashed into the front of a house this afternoon causing considerable damage to the three storey property. Fortunately nobody was injured in the crash.
"09.03.2017 16:24:59" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mum prays for killer of Havering teenager Champion Ganda stabbed 11 times outside primary school The broken-hearted mother of a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death said she prays for her son's killer. Very sad.
"09.03.2017 07:28:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Disabled Cranham pensioner takes on Tube station challenge for charity A pensioner with cerebral palsy will be visiting every disabled-friendly station along an Underground line to raise awareness and money for charity. “I love visiting London and getting the train but I do find it hard sometimes to access stations, so felt it was important to raise awareness.
"08.03.2017 16:19:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford cancer patient has first live tweeted operation A cancer patient from Romford has become the first person to have his surgery live tweeted around the world. Surgeon becomes first to live tweet an operation.
"08.03.2017 15:32:25" barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk Spring budget 2017: New London devolution deal announced Today Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed a packed House of Commons to deliver his first, and final spring budget. Seven points to take away from today's budget
"08.03.2017 07:19:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Newly reopened Havering mental health unit gains good inspection results An adolescent mental health unit that treats Havering teenagers has been rated good three months after reopening in the wake of a negative inspection last year. Some good health news for you this morning:
"08.03.2017 07:16:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Newly reopened Havering mental health unit gains good inspection results An adolescent mental health unit that treats Havering teenagers has been rated good three months after reopening in the wake of a negative inspection last year. 'The trust would like to put on record its thanks to all the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the improvements were made and Brookside was ready to reopen as soon as possible.'
"07.03.2017 19:02:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Prolific' Romford and Hornchurch car thieves helped steal almost £3million's worth of cars A “brazen” gang of car thieves have been convicted after police raided a pub ran by the ringleader's dad. “Almost all of the houses that were burgled had uPVC front doors that had not been double locked, allowing the offenders to gain entry very quickly using simple tools."
"07.03.2017 18:35:06" romfordrecorder.co.uk Celebrations kick off as Queen's Hospital trust comes out of special measures Party poppers, cheers of joy and some celebratory cake were all part of today's proceedings as the hospital trust welcomed the news of coming out of special measures. BHRUT now aiming for the ultimate goal of receiving an outstanding rating.
"07.03.2017 16:58:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council seeks partner for £1billion housing regeneration programme Havering Council has been sounding out development firms as they seek to find a partner to get involved with their £1billion housing regeneration programme. “The housing regeneration programme covers 12 different parts of the borough and will provide around 3,500 new homes for Havering people."
"07.03.2017 13:38:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rush Green fraudster ordered to repay thousands at Old Bailey A 40-year-old woman, who brazenly cashed a stolen cheque on the same day she denied defrauding a previous employer, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday. Cheeky.
"07.03.2017 13:26:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's MP calls for public holiday to celebrate Queen's Sapphire Jubilee An MP is to call for a public holiday in June to mark the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee. Would you like another bank holiday? Take our poll.
"07.03.2017 07:50:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Queen's Hospital trust out of special measures for first time since 2013 after positive CQC report The NHS trust which serves Havering today was moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia. Good news.
"07.03.2017 07:47:17" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty the J29 slip road is closed due to overnight roadworks but there is a good service on all TfL tube and rail lines. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892. Have a good day!
"06.03.2017 17:50:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mental health assessments required for Romford man who allegedly had sex with drain cover A man who allegedly had sex with a drain cover has been remanded into hospital care for mental health assessments. Case adjourned for assessments
"06.03.2017 16:26:48" romfordrecorder.co.uk Robots in disguise as Romford boy, 4, transforms into Optimus Prime A dad pulled out all the stops when his son asked him to make an outfit for World Book Day. Facebook video goes viral with 74k views
"06.03.2017 13:26:05" Do you know an inspirational woman who deserves to be recognised? Let us know in time for International Women's Day on Wednesday by emailing email@example.com
"06.03.2017 12:50:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former winner of The Apprentice visits Romford school Inspiring the businessmen and women of tomorrow, a former winner of The Apprentice spoke to pupils about their future careers. He was hired!
"06.03.2017 07:29:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham businesses back the BID Businesses in Rainham have overwhelmingly voted in favour of continuing the London Riverside Business Improvement District (BID). "I am so pleased that the businesses have recognised the value of the BID and agreed to back it for another five years."
"04.03.2017 10:08:12" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch schoolboy Paddy Dear fell to his death while suffering from an infection A Hornchurch teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection that could have caused disorientation and confusion, an inquest into his death heard on Friday, March 3. Paddy Dear's inquest on Friday concluded that the teenager died after becoming disorientated from infection.
"04.03.2017 10:08:11" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch schoolboy Paddy Dear fell to his death while suffering from an infection A Hornchurch teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection that could have caused disorientation and confusion, an inquest into his death heard on Friday, March 3. Paddy Dear's inquest on Friday concluded that the teenager died after becoming disorientated from infection.
"03.03.2017 14:50:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man convicted of manslaughter for stabbing to death Harold Hill teen Champion Ganda A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of 17-year-old Champion Ganda, who died after being stabbed 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs. Champion was stabbed 11 times in total.
"03.03.2017 13:15:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford author relives his time in seventies band Travelling around in clapped-out vans, performing at pubs and clubs and mingling with the fans is the norm for most bands and Quota Plus was no different. “If you were a teenager in the '60s and '70s, especially in the Havering area where I grew up, then this is a book for you."
"03.03.2017 12:50:09" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row break-in caught on CCTV Three bungling burglars have been caught on CCTV trying to break into a residential property in Collier Row. Cat 'helped' foil bungling burglary attempt
"03.03.2017 09:27:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Business rates rise raises concerns for Havering's smaller companies A change in the way business rates are calculated could see small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) bills increase by 45per cent. How will your business be affected by the rates rise?
"03.03.2017 07:14:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Buskers will be forced to leave Romford if PSPO proposal gets green light Shopping in the town centre's busy streets may become a lot quieter if buskers are forced to unplug. Do you agree with the PSPO proposal for Romford?
"02.03.2017 19:10:10" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering best in London for secondary school choices Ninety-four per cent of parents in Havering have been offered one of their top three choice secondary schools. Great news for children starting secondary school this summer
"02.03.2017 17:50:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering politicians divided over changes made to Brexit Bill Local politicians are divided over how to proceed with leaving the EU following amendments to Article 50 in the House of Lords. “It is the EU and European countries being ridiculous by not having a sensible arrangement – the uncertainty can be resolved before opening negotiations.”
"02.03.2017 11:49:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Spitting, begging, street drinking consultation for Romford town centre In a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in Romford town centre, Havering Council is seeking residents' views on a proposal to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). As part of Havering Council's PSPO consultation, it is being proposed to ban buskers using amplified equipment in the town centre, discouraging them from playing in Romford. What do you think? Do you like having buskers in Romford? Would you miss them if
"02.03.2017 09:19:59" 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. Happy World Book Day everyone. There's still time to take our introductions quiz and don't forget to tweet or email us your pictures: @romfordrecorder firstname.lastname@example.org http://bit.ly/2lzTFNP
"02.03.2017 07:17:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford apprenticeship helps young Hainault man rebuild “Always be ambitious and try your hardest,” was a young man's message to others thinking of doing an apprenticeship. 'It helped me build up skills and confidence and raised my self-esteem.'
"01.03.2017 18:57:18" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hornchurch school evacuated following classroom fire Staff and students at a secondary school were evacuated this afternoon after a fire broke out in a classroom. Fortunately no one was injured in the fire and damage was kept to a minimum.
"01.03.2017 17:51:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Fatally stabbed Dean Modeste-Pascale, 21, studied at Havering College A young man who was stabbed to death days before his 22nd birthday has been formally identified. Havering College offers its sympathies to family of former student who was stabbed to death on Friday.
"28.02.2017 13:16:15" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Special forces hero Ant Middleton reveals 'I'm not scared of anything apart from being clean shaven' at Haven House fundraiser With deadly combat skills and an aura oozing masculinity Ant Middleton is a dangerous combination to behold (and that is just from Google images). Oh my...
"28.02.2017 10:44:47" Do you have a furry friend that should be named our pet of the week? Then we would love to hear from you, email email@example.com or call 02084773892 and let us know why!!
"28.02.2017 07:26:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford road closure causing trouble for businesses A temporary road closure which is due to be made permanent is having an affect on businesses, says a shop which has been open for more than 40 years. “This is now a constant issue for all the businesses in Chesham Close."
"27.02.2017 12:09:55" romfordrecorder.co.uk Adopted woman appeals for help in finding Havering birth family A 53-year-old woman who was given up for adoption six weeks after her birth, is hoping to trace members of her family in the borough. Can you help?
"27.02.2017 08:15:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hotspots for shoplifting in the borough are revealed as Havering sees a rise in reported cases New figures show that brazen thieves targeted shopping centres after Havering recorded more than 1,000 shoplifting cases last year. More than 1,000 shoplifting offences cases were recorded last year.
"27.02.2017 08:13:50" Good morning Havering, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update: Queuing traffic both ways on M25 at J29 (A127). Got a story? Call the news desk on 02084773892. Have a good day!
"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 email@example.com
"19.12.2016 12:00:22" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for £250,000 town centre Market House faces big opposition A proposed major regeneration project within Romford town centre is facing heavy opposition from business owners, market traders and various societies. Would you like to see it?
"19.12.2016 11:26:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas movie quiz Are you a film buff? How much do you know about Christmas movies? Test your Christmas film knowledge!
"16.12.2016 13:07:03" The Havering Mind choir singing 'One Day Nearer' at the #iMind campaign party at the town hall
"16.12.2016 12:03:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk TfL's plan to improve safety at Gallows Corner set to go ahead in Spring 2018 Long awaited safety improvements at an accident blackspot are set to go ahead in Spring 2018. What are your thoughts on the improvements?
"16.12.2016 10:23:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Predator to innocent children' admits to sex abuse A man described as “a dangerous predator to innocent children” had his sentence increased after new evidence of sexual assault was presented to the court. He pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual abuse.
"15.12.2016 13:19:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk EastEnders star Dame Barbara Windsor joins blind Romford veteran at Christmas lunch A blind veteran joined EastEnders favourite Dame Barbara Windsor on Monday, to mark the publication of research into war hero's social isolation. Peggy has a soft spot for these veterans.
"15.12.2016 12:29:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Christmas is all wrapped up in Romford town centre Christmas is all wrapped up for shoppers in Romford as a giant wrapping paper dispenser has appeared in the town centre. Get your free #Romford wrapping paper before it runs out!
"15.12.2016 11:54:21" romfordrecorder.co.uk Headteacher defends playground after parent gathers more than 150 signatures on petition about “dangerous” gym area An angered parent claims a “dangerous” playground spot at her childrens' school has forced her to start a petition – in a bid to prevent further injuries to pupils. What do parents think?
"15.12.2016 07:09:46" romfordrecorder.co.uk More than a dozen teachers and five support staff could be axed from Romford school next year A school says plans to cut staff next year will not mean students stop receiving a “richer curriculum”. The plan is to complete the staff reductions by the start of the new school year in September 2017.
"14.12.2016 18:20:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row father and son share ice skating passion and top national trophy An 18-year-old rising star in the world of ice skating has swept the first prize of a national competition 28 years after his father did the same. 'It was a very proud moment.'
"14.12.2016 17:42:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row father and son share ice skating passion and top national trophy An 18-year-old rising star in the world of ice skating has swept the first prize of a national competition 28 years after his father did the same. “I have never experienced anything else like ice skating around the rink full-speed, spinning through the air and coming back down."
"14.12.2016 15:12:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support' says Havering councillor in YouTube video A video has surfaced of a cabinet member commenting that the council's solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support. The plot thickens.
"14.12.2016 13:32:12" romfordrecorder.co.uk Charitable donations flooding in as hundreds head to Harold Hill home to see magical decorations A mechanically-minded dad has brought a community together after spending thousands of pounds on Christmas decorations for everyone to enjoy. This is brilliant.
"14.12.2016 13:27:35" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundred attend Rainham Foodbank's 'joyous' Christmas fete Nearly 100 people attended the Christmas party organised by a foodbank to bring some joy to families in need during the festive season. Great work.
"14.12.2016 12:22:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Missing Hornchurch teenager found safe and well The police have thanked the public for their help after a missing teenager was found safe and well. Good news as Ellie Roberts has been found safe and well. Thanks to everyone that helped with the police appeal.
"14.12.2016 11:35:23" ilfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council rakes in almost £2million in parking surplus A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority have generated almost £2million in profit over the last year. Council makes astonishing amount in parking fees and fines.
"14.12.2016 10:16:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Lee Balkwell death: Essex Police pay Hornchurch family £40,000 in damages and chief constable under investigation Essex Police have apologised to the family of a man found dead in a cement mixer and paid out £40,000 in damages, 14 years after his death. The chief constable of Essex Police is now under investigation for failing to act on claims of corruption within the force.
"14.12.2016 07:29:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Rainham wrestling group RCWA pays tribute to 'generous' fan Hundreds paid tribute to a “true gentleman” who played a part in the success of a wrestling group, encouraging youngsters to persevere. “Bill helped us get to where we are and we'll never forget that.”
"13.12.2016 16:11:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police seek information regarding missing teenager from Hornchurch Police are urging anyone with information about a missing teenage girl to assist them with their search. Have you seen Ellie Roberts? Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
"13.12.2016 15:26:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Families head to Upminster micropub so their dogs can receive blessing from reverend Dogs of all shapes and sizes received a special holiday season blessing in the run up to Christmas. Horses, goats, donkeys and even llamas are wanted for the next blessing in Spring time.
"13.12.2016 15:09:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council spends more than £100k on Christmas More than £100,000 has been spent this year by Havering Council to get the borough into the Christmas spirit. POLL: What do you think? Has too much been spent this year? Have your say.
"13.12.2016 14:22:04" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Strictly's Brendan Cole in his new live show, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday).
"13.12.2016 10:23:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering tops the list in London with house prices rocketing by £40,000 this year The average cost of buying a home in Havering has soared by £40,000 in the space of just 12 months. House prices in Havering have seen an 11.4 per cent increase, taking prices to an average of £392,000.
"13.12.2016 07:28:39" ilfordrecorder.co.uk One year on: Hornchurch hockey player Tom Wilson remembered in Chigwell Family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club to remember the late Tom Wilson on Sunday, one year on from his tragic death. “Tom's heart went to a gentleman and his lungs to a 21-year-old and other tissues and organs were also donated.”
"12.12.2016 14:51:36" romfordrecorder.co.uk Car blaze forces Romford shoppers from Mercury Shopping Mall Shoppers were evacuated from a shopping mall earlier today as a blaze took hold in a supermarket car park. Fire at shopping mall
"12.12.2016 11:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford results in Best High Street competition announced tonight The suspense over whether Romford will be crowned London's Best High Street is coming to an end today. Watch this space.
"12.12.2016 10:27:54" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill's Christmas tree star will not be replaced after it was 'broken by vandals' Vandals were to blame for the sorry state Harold Hill's Christmas tree was pictured in, according to the council. “The vandals have managed to break the lighted star from the top of tree and break at least 1.5ft from the top of the tree."
"12.12.2016 07:32:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Council spends £32k cleaning up chewing gum from streets Havering Council spent a whopping £32,000 cleaning up chewing gum from the streets in 2015, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed. Last year, three men spent 30 weeks scrubbing Romford and Hornchurch town centres.
"09.12.2016 17:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Samaritans cycle 12 hours at Romford station to raise awareness Commuters were welcomed to an usual scene at Romford station today. They have been cycling since 7am!
"09.12.2016 15:40:08" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill residents left angered after photo shows Christmas tree looking in a sorry state Aggrieved residents have called on the council to do more for their area after the town centre's Christmas tree was snapped lopsided and without half its lights. Oops.
"09.12.2016 15:17:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Grandmother living in Rainham hostel pleads for house move for disabled grandson's sake A grandmother fears for the safety of her disabled grandson after being forced to move into a hostel. "Enough is enough," pleads grandmother.
"09.12.2016 12:18:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Families at Orchard Village, Rainham, start legal battle against Clarion Housing Group Exasperated residents have launched a legal challenge against a housing association, which they claim has repeatedly failed to provide effective repairs on their estate for more than a year. “I have been doing litigation cases for 12 years and this is one of the most shocking litigation claims that I have ever come across."
"09.12.2016 09:55:49" romfordrecorder.co.uk Watch the video of Havering Mind's choir perform their Christmas song It's one day nearer to Christmas, and service users at a mental health charity are celebrating the festive season with a song. 'It's one day nearer to Christmas' Follow our campaign #iMind
"09.12.2016 07:16:55" www.romfordrecorder.co.uk Former police chief issues warning about police borough merge set to start next month A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”. A former Met Police chief has blasted the merger, claiming it has nothing to do with productivity but is down to funding cuts.
"08.12.2016 16:10:34" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hakuna Matata? Children learn about the circle of life at Wellgate Community Farm Just when is the right time to teach children about the circle of life? Have your say, take our poll.
"08.12.2016 14:36:43" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hospice helping Romford mother treasure the time she has left with her son A mother whose first baby died of a rare neurological disorder faces the prospect of losing her second child to the same condition. 'This Christmas is special to me as I am fully aware it could be Logan's last' http://bit.ly/2gZJ5xR
"08.12.2016 11:48:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk 'Wonderful' chairwoman of Friends of Upminster Park dies age 76 The chairwoman of Friends of Upminster Park has been described as “lovely” and “community spirited” following her death. 'She was like the lady of Upminster because everyone knew her.'
"08.12.2016 07:23:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster headteacher and parents express views on school run scheme one month on A mixed reaction to a first-of-its-kind initiative which fines parents £100 for dangerous driving around schools, has been expressed one month after its launch. 'The difference during the school runs is indescribable.'
"07.12.2016 17:19:16" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans for 20mph limit in Romford town centre receives four responses from residents Proposals on the introduction of a 20mph speed limit zone in Romford town centre received just four responses from residents. 2,600 letters were sent out by the council.
"07.12.2016 15:44:17" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hundred-year-old badge returns to Coopers School, Upminster A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market. The school badge is believed to date back to the early 1900s.
"07.12.2016 12:03:20" romfordrecorder.co.uk Customers come out in force to prevent Harold Hill Post Office becoming a 'second class service' Around 1,000 signatures have been gathered from concerned customers in a bid to stop a busy post office becoming a franchised branch. “Residents are clear they don't want a franchised branch and a second class service in their area."
"07.12.2016 11:56:12" Timeline Photos For your chance to win a ride in a private capsule on the Coca-Cola London Eye for up to 25 people, remember to get this week's Romford Recorder (out Friday). Good luck!
"07.12.2016 07:59:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Hole in the heart Romford judo girl picked for England squad A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion. Hole in the heart girl beats odds to become martial arts champ!
"07.12.2016 07:58:35" Good morning all, Ann-Marie reporting for duty with your travel update, there's traffic on the A13 from Rainham to Beckton roundabout due to an accident earlier on, all lanes now open. Got a story? Call the newsdesk on 02084773892 - have a good day :)
"06.12.2016 15:52:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster armed robber who 'threatened to shoot' before fleeing with £5,000 is jailed An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years. “This was a terrifying ordeal for all of the people involved."
"06.12.2016 13:34:44" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ibiza nightclub franchise Sankeys to open in Circuit premises in Romford An iconic nightclub franchise which has world-famous dance floors in Ibiza and New York is opening in the premises of the Circuit nightclub. Our exclusive interview with Sankeys: “A nightclub can become the epicentre of a music scene and Sankeys can be a catalyst for bringing other bars, clothes and records shop to the area. It could transform it.”
"06.12.2016 13:14:45" romfordrecorder.co.uk Former council leader Arthur Latham dies aged 86 Former council leader Arthur Latham died at the weekend. Leave your tributes here for Arthur.
"06.12.2016 12:20:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Santa letters must be sent by Friday in Havering to reach the North Pole in time Children in Havering have until Friday (December 9) to get their present requests into Father Christmas. Make sure you don't miss the delivery
"06.12.2016 08:18:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Hill mother launches petition to ban smoking outside primary schools A mother of three has launched a petition to ban smoking in front of primary school gates. Do you agree with the petition? http://bit.ly/2g4UTKY
"05.12.2016 14:40:56" romfordrecorder.co.uk Collier Row Victorian Christmas event comes to life It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as residents were invited to enjoy a traditional Victorian event on Friday. Costumes, reindeer and a snow machine were all part of the festive event.
"05.12.2016 07:49:33" romfordrecorder.co.uk Services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street delayed Trains running between Shenfield and Liverpool Street are delayed this morning after overnight engineering work did not finish time. Trains are running late on the entire line.
"05.12.2016 07:10:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering College's rail academy helps ex-offenders get on track for work A unique rail training programme is helping long term unemployed and ex-offenders to make their way back into work. The programme has helped 122 people with few or no qualifications into work.
"02.12.2016 12:47:39" romfordrecorder.co.uk Pioneering nursing scheme in Havering aims to 'break down barriers' Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme. What do you think? http://bit.ly/2ggqBWG
"02.12.2016 11:25:38" romfordrecorder.co.uk Mischievous elf causing mayhem at Romford mall From creating popcorn sculptures to impersonating Santa and covering an entire shop in wrapping paper, a naughty elf will be making mischief at a shopping centre in the lead-up to Christmas. If you're shopping at the Mercury Mall this Christmas, keep your wits about you... http://bit.ly/2gHiYsC
"02.12.2016 08:00:25" romfordrecorder.co.uk Car crash causes tailbacks on the A12 in Chadwell Heath There is heavy traffic on the A12 this morning as a result of a car crash earlier. More misery for commuters on the A12 this morning. Thankfully no one was injured.
"02.12.2016 07:39:11" romfordrecorder.co.uk Marshalls Park school, Romford, starts discussion over academy status Parents were invited to an information evening about a school's plans to convert into an academy. Would you be in favour of your child's school becoming an academy?
"01.12.2016 18:46:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Ten miles of delays on A13 following Wennington accident Two lanes have been closed and there are 10 miles of queues after a lorry collided with a car near Wennington this afternoon. Bad news for those travelling between Rainham and Beckton
"01.12.2016 16:30:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Star Wars convention will bring the force to Havering Mind Have you always dreamed of meeting Darth Vader or shaking the hand of a Storm Trooper? Who would you dress up as?
"01.12.2016 14:39:50" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council accelerates improvement plan for schools after “disappointing” OFSTED figures The council will speed up its improvement plans for schools after the latest OFSTED results showed a “disappointing” number of students in good or outstanding schools. The council plans to speed up their new strategy to help improve the borough's schools in response to OFSTED's latest league table figures.
"01.12.2016 14:31:24" romfordrecorder.co.uk Delays on A13 after accident in Ferry Lane, Rainham There are serious delays on the A13 eastbound in Wennington because of an accident. Traffic remains very slow.
"01.12.2016 12:48:01" romfordrecorder.co.uk Severe delays on the A12 in Chadwell Heath after an accident involving an ambulance A section of the A12 is closed in Chadwell Heath after an ambulance crashed with a car. Traffic is now backing into Romford.
"01.12.2016 11:09:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford dancer in running to replace Len Goodman as new Strictly judge “At the end of the day it's what the BBC wants,” said a top dancer who is in the running to become Strictly's new judge when Len Goodman retires from the show. Will it be a 10 from Len?
"01.12.2016 09:40:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Terrorist attack exercise takes place at St George's Hospital site, Hornchurch Specialist counter terrorism officers came to Havering as part of a live-play exercise to test their response to a terrorist attack. Did you hear anything?
"01.12.2016 07:14:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Friends pay tribute to Hornchurch man of many talents An art club has paid tribute to one of its most cherished members, who passed away last month at the age of 87. “The club has lost a true gentleman. For those members too young to have had the benefit and pleasure of knowing Alec, he was a rare breed who epitomised human kindness and selflessness."
"30.11.2016 18:12:31" romfordrecorder.co.uk Santas get ready to run for good Claus in Hornchurch If you're planning to have a quiet stroll through the park this weekend, don't be surprised to see hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas racing past. Don't miss out on this Sunday's Santa 5K fun run in Harrow Lodge Park in support of Essex Air Ambulance.
"30.11.2016 16:06:27" romfordrecorder.co.uk Back of the shed! Spurs shrine in Hornchurch wins games room competition A Spurs mad football fan has won a games room of the year competition for converting his garden shed into a shrine to Tottenham Hotspurs. A Spurs fan from Hornchurch has won a national competition for the best games room of the year for his Tottenham Hotspur themed shed.
"30.11.2016 15:41:19" romfordrecorder.co.uk Iconic Ibiza nightclub Sankeys to open in Havering A flagship nightclub franchise, which runs a dance floor in Ibiza, is expected to open a new club in the borough. A spokesman from Sankeys said the location of its new Havering club will no longer be announced at 4pm but it will be revealed next week. Stay tuned in.
"30.11.2016 14:10:52" romfordrecorder.co.uk Romford's over 50s LGBT community to gain new social support group Older members of the borough's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community are to benefit from a new social group. "Our borough's older LGBT population deserve a place to socialise."
"30.11.2016 11:10:05" romfordrecorder.co.uk Iconic Ibiza nightclub Sankeys to open in Havering A flagship nightclub franchise, which runs a dance floor in Ibiza, is expected to open a new club in the borough. After Manchester, Ibiza and New York, Sankeys is coming to Havering. Wow.
"30.11.2016 07:21:07" romfordrecorder.co.uk Harold Wood school boy presents petition for safer crossing to councillors A boy, 12, who spent half term collecting signatures for a petition demanding a safer crossing in his area has won praise from a councillor. 'Dylan's a bit of an activist. He could be a future prime minster.'
"29.11.2016 17:30:02" romfordrecorder.co.uk Inspirational ADHD man defies expectation to become Met Police officer A mother whose son was diagnosed with a then little known condition, beemed with pride as he completed his passing out ceremony with the Metropolitan Police. Didn't he do well!
"29.11.2016 17:06:28" romfordrecorder.co.uk Upminster We Are FSTVL wins Best UK Dance Event in festival awards A popular festival has been crowned the UK's Best Dance Event. The festival saw record-breaking ticket sales in the build-up to the event earlier this year.
"29.11.2016 09:10:53" romfordrecorder.co.uk Commuters face transport chaos as C2C services disrupted in Upminster Commuters were facing transport chaos this morning as C2C trains were delayed or cancelled for the second day running. Were you affected?
"29.11.2016 07:15:51" romfordrecorder.co.uk Plans to shut Sunnings Lane, Upminster, after huge fly-tip found blocking road A campaign is underway to close a section of a country lane as another “massive” fly-tip has been found blocking the road. Would this proposal help to solve the problem?
"28.11.2016 15:07:00" romfordrecorder.co.uk Man stabbed outside Romford Primark A man has been stabbed in broad daylight after a fight broke out in a busy town centre. Shocking.
"28.11.2016 13:33:32" romfordrecorder.co.uk Young entrepreneurs scheme set to train next generation of Havering business leaders Young professionals in the borough are about to receive a major boost to become the next generation of thriving business leaders. “This will be a platform for younger generations to start building business relationships now and help them early in their carer."
"28.11.2016 07:34:15" romfordrecorder.co.uk Meet a reporter at our latest readers' surgery in Gidea Park today Whether you have a front page story, an event you would like to promote or simply want to chat, come and meet a Recorder reporter at our weekly surgery. This is happening this morning!
"25.11.2016 17:05:03" romfordrecorder.co.uk Havering Council leader asked to justify £500k spend on pay review The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday's full council meeting. Council workers demand answers.
"25.11.2016 13:58:26" romfordrecorder.co.uk Final chance to have say on school expansion plans as 4,000 extra pupils expected over the next five years Time is running out for parents to have their say on expansion in the borough's primary schools. Five schools in the borough would be expanded under the plans. Would you be affected?
"25.11.2016 12:12:32" Timeline Photos This week's Recorder which is out today. Features protests at the council, an exclusive look at Romford's £25m leisure centre and the final farewell for a much loved Romford doorman.
"25.11.2016 11:54:41" romfordrecorder.co.uk Police called to protest at Havering town hall Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall. Passionate people fought for their park.
"25.11.2016 09:30:30" romfordrecorder.co.uk Schoolmates hope to reopen one of Romford's most popular takeaway spots early next year Two schoolmates and owners of a thriving burger business now have the keys to one of the most popular takeaway spots in Romford town centre. Anyone excited by the return of one of South Street's most popular takeaway spots?
"25.11.2016 07:52:04" romfordrecorder.co.uk Sectioned man's care in hospital who was later found dead was 'not appropriate' Care provided to a father of three found dead soon after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt was “not appropriate”, an inquest has heard. The coroner is set to give her conclusion on the Romford dad's death next week.
"24.11.2016 17:02:13" romfordrecorder.co.uk Top racing trainer fined for 'improved performances' at Romford dog track A dog trainer was fined hundreds of pounds for two improved performances at a disciplinary hearing held yesterday. Top #Greyhound trainer fined for breach of race rules