Havering Borough News

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The chair appears to move of its own accord - or perhaps there is a ghostly explanation?

The spooky goings on apparently took place just hours after a psychic medium took to the stage in Romford. Coincidence? Almost certainly...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

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Monday, June 23, 2014
The school play has had to be cancelled after horrified parents complained about the Jimmy Savile character  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Outraged parents have forced an east London primary school to scrap its end of year play because a key character was based on disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

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Monday, June 2, 2014
The man attacked the women after they refused to move off Ilford Lane (Picture: Google Streetview)

A masked man tried to attack three ‘prostitutes’ with a large blade when they refused to stop loitering on his road in east London, but failed to injure them when he fell off the pavement, according to a neighbour.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
© Paul Underhill

Thousands of devoted dance music lovers braved the downpour and descended onto Damyns Hall Aerodrome for the second incarnation of We Are FSTVL.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The fox, pictured through the bedroom door, did not leave the the house for more than an hour

Urban foxes are getting bolder but these pictures of a crafty fellow enjoying a lie-in at a Romford family’s home take the (dog) biscuit.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

A man who used Instagram to offer a 13-year-old girl £1,000 to have sex with him was spared jail despite pleading guilty to inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maria De Jesus died 19 days after the botched surgery at Queen's Hospital in Romford

The bungling junior surgeon who removed a pregnant woman’s ovary instead of her appendix at a hospital in Romford has been allowed to keep his job.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Ramarni Wilfred has been invited to join Mensa

Could you beat Einstein or Stephen Hawking in a pub quiz? Probably not, but one 11-year-old boy could probably give them a run for their money.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
The scene at The Brewery in Romford after the stabbing

A man has been arrested after a stabbing incident in Nando’s restaurant, The Brewery shopping centre, Romford on Friday.

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Where's the mystery traveller called 'Dave' then? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A benefit cheat made up a mysterious and completely fictitious traveller friend named ‘Dave’ to explain a £19,000 inheritance.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
An anonymous poem may hold clues to the death of Neil Buchel, whose dismembered body was found in a lake

An anonymous poem could hold the key to solving the death of Dagenham father Neill Buchel, whose dismembered body was pulled from a lake in east London last week.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
You didn't see that coming did you? (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

A couple’s crystal ball failed to predict their bedroom would set on fire after it was the glass ornament itself which sparked the blaze at a house in Romford.

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Monday, February 17, 2014
Train operator Greater Anglia polled just 40 per cent in a Which? customer survey

Greater Anglia has finished bottom of a passenger satisfaction survey after just 40 per cent of people said they were happy to recommend its services.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A person was stabbed at Nando's in Hornchurch, east London

A person was stabbed after a fight broke out in Nando’s in Hornchurch, east London, last night.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Police recovered nine guns from across London yesterday (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Nine guns were seized by gang police in a series of raids across London which the Met commissioner hailed as one of the largest raids in a 24-hour period.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Commuters queue at 7pm in Whitechapel Station on day one of the London's  tube strike

The Tube strike hit east London’s commuters this-morning with a vengeance.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trains on the DLR this morning are not stopping at Stratford, Canning Town and West Ham stations due to the strike on the London Underground.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
More carriages laid on for c2c trains into Fenchruch Street

More carriages are being added to trains on National Rail commuter services into Fenchurch Street to cope with the planned 48-hour strike on the London Underground starting at 9pm today.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Chanelle Beasley, 12, who is missing but may be in the Romford area say police. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 12-year-old Chanelle Beasley after she vanished from her home in Mitcham on New Year’s Eve.

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London Bloggers

Tue, 11:01
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.

Friday, August 22, 2014
It turns out painting is the perfect thing to do in bars

I’m somewhat of a casual, lazy and very much amateur painter and after a busy day at work, the prospect of getting all my brushes, acrylics, water and other faff out is far from appealing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Will the relaxtion of the rules on phone use open the floodgates to selfie madness at The National Gallery (Picture via Getty)

Will the National Gallery become selfie central after it removes the ban on photography to avoid confusion over visitors using the new Wi-Fi?

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