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Barking folkies make festival the best ever

Record crowds made it to the Barking Folk Festival making it one of the best ever attended events in the borough. The weather gods were certainly onside as warm conditions made it a weekend to...

From Russia with love

Forget Harry Kane, Lionel Messi and Neymar; now is your chance to become the leading marksman ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Barking and Dagenham are getting well in to the spirit of things...

Client Spotlight – Australian bakers and baristas are a favourite of Mercury Mall shoppers

Short for bakers & baristas, bb’s began in Australia in 1981 in the Australia Fair shopping centre in Southport, Queensland, on the Gold Coast before arriving in the UK introducing shoppers in Mercury Mall...

Havering’s royal appointment

It was a very royal occasion on Tuesday, June 12, as His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent paid a special visit to Havering. His Royal Highness visited three different locations in the borough to...

Appeal to identify man following stabbing in east London

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a stabbing in Ilford on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May.  Police are also keen to speak with a...

Labour members discuss community and integration at Havering Islamic Centre

Members of Romford and South Hornchurch Labour Action teams visited the Havering Islamic Centre last week following a special invite visit during Ramandan week. Nicholas West, part of the South Hornchurch Labour Action Team told...

The anthem for women at the upcoming Barking Folk Festival

Performance will be  first in borough's history History will be made when over 20 women who work and live in the borough take to the stage to perform Barking and Dagenham’s first ever Women’s Anthem...

Dagenham MP condemns Sainburys’ ‘unscrupulous’ wage changes

'Diluting terms and conditions' This week the Rainham and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas was one of over 100 MPs that co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging action on the ‘unscrupulous contract changes’ announced...

Funding withdrawal forces well-loved community centres to close with immediate effect

Local authority withdrew vital revenue A valuable centre for autistic children, teenagers and young adults in Havering has been told to shut down immediately after the local authority withdrew vital funding. The east London charity ‘Sycamore...

Top stylist’s award makes her among world’s best consultants

A women from Upminster has won a prestigious award for her styling skills in the fashion industry. Claire Bannister has won the prestigious Triple Star Consultant House of Colour award and is ranked in the...

Crime up as budget cuts bite

The MP for Elm Park has spoken out against the stabbings and increase in violence the area has seen over the last few weeks. Jon Cruddas, the Rainham and Dagenham MP told The Enquirer: “I...

Students get ahead at hospital

A group of students from Havering Sixth Form College, with dreams of becoming doctors in the future are getting a great head start on their ambitions thanks to Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals...

More problems with fly-tipping

The South Hornchurch Labour Action Team, have been out and about visiting sites along the A1306 during the last month, where activists had already reported large amounts of fly tipped rubbish to Havering council,...

New Havering mayor the first British Asian man to hold post

Councillor Patel 'very proud' On Wednesday, May 23, at the first full council meeting following local elections, a new Havering mayor was inaugurated. Councillor Dilip Patel, who represents Mawneys ward, was elected to be mayor of...

Yoga expert on hand to help relax Havering

A ‘peaceful’ and ‘relaxing’ experience was had by all at the Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D.) last Friday May 25. The group welcomes Paul Huyler McQueen to run a yoga class out in...

Family raise funds for palliative care room at Romford’s Queen’s

Dennis's Den A dedicated room for terminally ill patients and their loved ones has been officially opened at Queen’s Hospital by the family of beloved grandfather Dennis Sullivan, who helped fundraise for it. The room, ‘Dennis’...

Hornchurch recognises ANZAC Day

Residents of South Hornchurch commemorated 100 years of ANZAC Day on the Dovers Farm Estate last Sunday, May 27. This was its second year of such a commemoration as Standard bearers of the Royal British...

Rugby star drops-by for Hornchurch school event

Cardiac screening Saracens rugby star Kevin Sorrell was at Campion Secondary School in Hornchurch recently as part of an annual cardiac screening event. This is the eighth year the two day screening event has taken place...

Calls in Romford to not ‘betray the voter’

‘Don't betray the voter’ were the words being shouted out across Romford Town Hall on Wednesday night, following a protest by the Independent Residents Association on the first full council meeting. Amid claims of bribery...

Basildon court hears how drug dealer concealed significant amount if drugs on his person

21-year-old used bodily orifice in attempt to mislead officers A drug dealer who concealed more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs in his bottom has been jailed for 34-months. Terrence Dufeal, 21, was found concealing...
vicious Graffiti attack

Vicious Graffiti attack

Political violence and hate crimes reared their ugly heads across Havering again this weekend as ‘vicious’ graffiti was left across parts of the Orchard Village Estate in Rainham against Independent Conservative Councillor Michael Deon...

Dagenham veterans ‘lay old ghosts to rest’ in Italy

Battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino Friday May 18 saw the anniversary of the lesser known battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino in World War II but these were seen as some of the hardest...

Barking pupils help map billions of stars

Search for supernovae Pupils at a Barking Secondary school are helping astronomers from across the world to map billions of stars in the night sky. The Year 13 students from Eastbury Community School, have been using...

Red-carpet rolled out again in Romford

The Romford Film Festival is a five day international event hosted in the heart of Romford for independent film makers to showcase their work to a cinema audience. Founded in 2017, the festival has already...

Urgent meeting to be held in wake of brutal Romford murder

85-year-old murdered last week The Romford MP is seeking an urgent meeting with the Home Secretary following the brutal murder of Rosina Coleman. Andrew Rosindell and a team of local dignitaries including the Police Borough Commander,...

Romford Conservatives celebrate a clean-sweep election campaign

'Conservative’s triumphant council win' A special ‘Team 21 and Wedding Celebration’ party was held at Romford's Margaret Thatcher House last Sunday, May 20. Following the Romford Conservative’s triumphant council win of 21 councillors out of 21...

Fatal Barking stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in Barking. A murder investigation has been launched in Crows Road after police were called at 11.31pm on Thursday, May 17, to...

East end schools celebrate royal wedding in style (with Video)

Harry and Meghan Havering and Barking and Dagenham were both awash with red, white and blue as school children across the borough’s celebrated the wedding of the newly crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Among the...

Toxic caterpillars in Hornchurch

An infestation of caterpillars has struck a park in Hornchurch causing severe concerns to the many local residents who use this popular green space. St Andrews Park, in Hornchurch has seen a tree completely taken...

Youth gang chaos: Rainham school under lockdown with armed gang outside

'Hammers, knives, baseball bats and bottles of acid' A parent has praised a Rainham school that went into lock down following a gang of youths appearing outside the school entrance armed with what is believed...