Havering Borough News

Wed, 12:04
Johnny Hicks, 18 from Romford, rides his BMX at the Rom (Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

A skatepark in Hornchurch has been granted a status usually reserved to Roman ruins, Saxon castles or Tudor country houses after English Heritage deemed it ‘an important example of youth culture in the UK’.

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Mon, 11:01
Officers want to speak to this man after a woman from Romford was sexually assaulted on a Central LineTube train (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 20-year-old woman from Romford was subjected to a prolonged sexual assault on a crowded Tube carriage after she took a Central Line train from Liverpool Street to Holborn.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Roxy was found emaciated and lying in her own urine (Picture: RSPCA)

A callous couple have been banned from keeping animals for life after causing needless suffering to a ‘lovely little’ Rottweiler called Roxy, who was found ‘emaciated’ and sitting in her own urine by an RSPCA inspector

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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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Thu, 10:07
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit: