The borough's hard-working police officers who went above and beyond their duty to protect were rewarded at a commendation ceremony.

An Ilford bricklayer was the winner of this year's Best in London Brick Competition at Havering College's Rainham campus.

People in Redbridge are being encouraged to act now in the fight against cancer by visiting their GP without delay if they are concerned about changes in their health.

A health and care director with a wealth of local knowledge has been announced as the new leader of north east London's emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

Empty businesses in Redbridge are costing taxpayers an average of £1.7million in lost business rates each year due to a national relief scheme.

A dedicated Harold Hill nurse who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge's mental healthcare provider has been honoured by the Queen for her services to nursing.

Improvements still need to be made at Queen's and King George hospitals but inspectors have noted the trust is "moving in the right direction" when it comes to staff leadership.

A person has died after being hit by a train at Newbury Park Station.

A car crash on the A406 is causing long traffic delays.

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A Romford dog grooming service chose Ilford and Romford Fire Stations for its annual fundraiser to highlight their lifesaving work.

A couple from Upminster returned to Queen's Hospital to thank the staff who cared for their 11-month-old baby after he was born prematurely at the hospital nearly a year ago.

More than 15 schools across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have taken part in a festive sponsored run to raise funds for King George and Queen's Hospitals' charity.

A "highly experienced leader" with a track record of managing large scale hospitals has been announced as the new interim chief executive of King George and Queen's Hospital's NHS trust.

A woman who has volunteered at a Saint Francis Hospice charity store for more than 10 years is calling for more supporters to take up the fulfilling work.

People who urgently need to see a doctor or nurse this winter can book appointments on the weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day.

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking is calling on Hammers fans to spread the Christmas cheer by taking part in a festive charity fun run.

Gidea Park and Barkingside are two of 82 TSB branches that are set to close following a review of the bank's UK network.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to trace the final movements of a man who was found dead in his Ilford home.

A man has been charged with murder and possession of a knife following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old in Clayhall.

Members of a Sikh society in Ilford delivered an early Christmas present to children staying at Queen's and King George's Hospitals over the festive period.

Organisations dedicated to making sure that young people feel safe gathered to discuss how they can better share their resources and intelligence across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

Police have identified the 19-year-old fatally stabbed in Clayhall as Mohammed Usman Mirza.

East Area Command police officers are appealing for donations for this year's Christmas Tree Appeal which aims to support children in need.

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after her car crashed with another vehicle in Aldborough Hatch.

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

The story of a Hornchurch terrier suffering from a ruptured abscess is one of many reasons why Redbridge vets are calling for tougher laws on the sale of fireworks.

Two councillors were eager to raise funds for a Woodford Green hospice after a burglary at the hospice's charity shop in Romford led to a loss in funds.


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