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Pet owners wasting millions each year

An independent survey has revealed that pet owners maybe wasting millions of pounds each year on unnecessarily prescription-only treatment. Online pet retailer, VetUK, carried out a survey of more than 200 vets to work out...

MP visits Cayman

The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has lead a delegation of MP's to the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands, last weekend. During his trip, the MP was asked to give a speech and also...

Working hard raising funds for centre

Since being elected as a South Hornchurch Councillor, Natasha Summers has worked hard for her local community. The Orchard Village resident has made it her priority to raise funds for the Mardyke Community Centre that...

Hospital invention

A trainee nursing associate has come up with a smart idea to help patients keep their belongings safe. Alina Stevens who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, had a simple idea...

‘We are in a housing crisis’ says council leader

“I believe the country has a housing crisis, it's lead by a system that is never going to work, that is over forty years old, a business model that is just not sustainable,” were...

Chair of young labour

Chair of Havering’s Young Labour Nicholas West attended the first ever Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, in Dorset last week. The festival commemorates the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, farm workers who formed a union in the...

Mum raised £75k for play equipment

A Dagenham mum who was sad about the sorry state her park was in, decided to do something about it herself. Mum of two Lisa Adams, has raised an amazing £75,000 to upgrade her local,...

Good or outstanding for 90% of schools

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham can proudly boast that nine out of their ten schools are OFSTED rated either Good or Outstanding. Schools recently inspected have had outstanding results to make this borough...

Support our plan

New health services will be best yet Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has hit back at the opposition parties in Thurrock about the closure of Orsett Hospital. MP Jackie said "This year we celebrate seventy years of...

Big stars at fest

Thousands made it a day to remember as West End stars made the 'One Borough Festival' one of the biggest parties in the capital on Saturday night. The festival, in Parsloes Park, Dagenham, took place...

Local parks recognised by national scheme

Fourteen parks in Havering are now recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme in what has been the best year ever for the borough. This year has seen Langtons Gardens in Hornchurch, join the elite...

34th birthday for hospice

On a very hot and sunny Monday, Saint Francis Hospice celebrated its 34th birthday with a beautiful service at St John the Evangelist Church in Havering-atte-Bower. Opened with a welcome from CEO Pam Court, more...

Cllr White ‘We are facing challenges’

Havering Council have faced one of their toughest budget challenges to date with with a loss of £34 million from Government cuts, as austerity kicks in across the country. Yet, the borough is still holding...

Romford glamour ‘Fame’ – ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE

Romford is on route to having its very own ‘Walk of Fame’. Just like the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’ with all the stars on the ground with celebrity names, Essex could soon be the first...

Mercury Retailer Awards 2018

Retailer Awards 2018 We invite you to enter The Mercury retailer awards 2018 to showcase your business and progression over the past year. Awards This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the beautiful barn and grounds...

Bottled it

100’s of bottles dumped outside recycling bank: ‘disgusting’ Locals shopping in Roneo Corner have branded the bottles being dumped outside of the recycling banks as ‘disgusting’. For several weeks in a row residents have taken hundreds...

Rosindell: ‘I want Sadiq’s Mayor job’

The patriotic Brexiteer Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has thrown his hat in the ring to become the next Mayor of London at the 2020 elections. The patriotic Brexiteer is ‘devastated’ at the current state of London...

Star helps hospital celebrate 70 years

NHS bake off A TV star, a bake off, a giant balloon arch, a huge picnic, and a Channel 4 TV debate, as the local hospitals celebrated NHS 70 in lots of different ways. A range...

Students design Pride t-shirt

Wellbeing Hub An LGBTQIA+ mural and a Pride parade t-shirt have been designed by two students from Barking and Dagenham. Riley Marks, 19, has created a mural for the Wellbeing Hub at Barking and Dagenham College,...

Sublime Subs at Mercury Mall

Let’s open a submarine sandwich shop The immortal words “Let’s open a submarine sandwich shop.” uttered by nuclear physicist Dr Peter Buck over 50 years ago changed the life of college Freshman Fred DeLuca and...

Mary Turner award for young women

Inspirational women The first ever presentation ceremony for the Mary Turner Award for Young Women was held in Dagenham. The award was commissioned by the GMB trade union to commemorate the life of former National President...

Apology to angry Tenants

Havering’s Council Leader Councillor Damian White has issued a heartfelt apology to ‘private sector leasing’ (PSL) tenants, following the council’s poor communication approach to the on going review. Following a dramatic cut to local council...

Industrial heritage celebrated in style in Dagenham

Steam and Cider Fair Over five thousand people made it an afternoon to remember as the popular Steam and Cider Fair hit Old Dagenham Park. The Summer of festivals in 2018 has attracted record crowds and...

One Great Day at Romford’s Mercury

The Mercury Mall in Romford held a family fun day on Saturday, June 30, to raise funds for local children’s charity First Step and Great Ormond Street. The Mercury was transformed into a seaside where...

Inspirational Romford girls visit parliament

Students at Frances Bardsley School in Romford had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament on Monday, July 2 and meet with their local MP Andrew Rosindell, who spoke in the Houses praising...

No access ‘Public transport is a real struggle’

A 37 year old mother of three from Hornchurch has spoken about her horrific ordeals trying to use public transport as a wheelchair user. Catherine Manning has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since she was 12...

Romford’s heroes

Armed Forces Day On a hot and sunny morning, hundreds of Havering residents turned out to show their support as the borough marked national Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 30. Shoppers and residents packed the...
Worker Bee’s in operation

Worker Bee’s in operation

The new serviced office space in Havering will be available from July. Worker Bee Offices in Havering will be welcoming businesses to their new office space available from the 3rd of July 2018. The serviced office...

Hockey feastival

Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup Over the last week more than a 1000 school children took to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hockey pitches celebrating one month to go until the Vitality Hockey...

New role offered at college

Barking & Dagenham College has secured funding from the Football Association (FA) and Association of Colleges Sport (AoC Sport) to employ a Women’s Football Apprentice. The Women’s Football Apprentice’s role will be to increase the...