Members of the Harold Hill community are trying to raise £500 so a memorial bench can be installed to remember teenager Jodie Chesney who was stabbed to death in Amy’s Park.

Eighteen people from across Havering, Dagenham and Newham will face charges following a string of offences in relation to the alleged theft of around £700,000 worth of goods from lorries.

A former police officer who worked across Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering has had an allegation of discreditable conduct proven as misconduct.

Police are appealing for help from the public for a missing teenage girl from Havering.

Teenager Jodie Chesney died from a single stab wound to the back, and paramedics stopped at an Esso garage in Ilford to try to save her life, an inquest heard today.

Parents of children with autism have praised a new programme launched by the Sycamore Trust that helps youngsters to communicate using pictures.

Scouts led a guard of honour as the community bid a final goodbye to Jodie Chesney at her funeral this afternoon.

A music producer and artist who works in Harold Hill has launched his first single, and is being featured alongside artists including Nick Cave, Example and the Kooks.

A steam train is passing through Rainham, Barking and Stratford tomorrow and this is how you can see it!

Detectives investigating the murder of Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill have made a further arrest.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

Hundreds of people packed Amy’s Park in Harold Hill tonight to pay tribute to Jodie Chesney who died in the park two weeks ago.

Family, friends and members of the public are to light candles, set off balloons and pay their respects to Jodie Chesney at a vigil held in her memory tonight

A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering 17-year-old girl scout Jodie Chesney.

People are set to take part in a peaceful protest through Romford town centre tonight in memory of Jodie Chesney and to highlight the need for more police on the streets.

The father of Jodie Chesney has said “she was the nicest person any of us know” and “wouldn’t have done anything to deserve this.”

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Jodie Chesney in Harold Hill.

A man has been sent to jail after he was arrested during the Metropolitan Police’s piloting of the use of facial recognition technology in Romford town centre.

A Rush Green pub supervisor who stabbed a customer in the arm in a “moment of madness” after one of England’s World Cup games has been spared jail.

Large plumes of smoke have been seen coming from the industrial park this afternoon.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, with heavy snow and ice expected tomorrow night.

Emergency services are at the scene now.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was stabbed in Chadwell Heath.

Two people have died after a car crash on the A13 near Rainham this morning.

Thanks to help from volunteers and members of the public, Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower has raised more than £213,000 this year to help provide specialist end of life care.

Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

Figures from the Met show that there have been more than 150 incidents where someone has been injured with a knife since January.

Police were called to Lakeside last night.

If you are travelling this morning you might have to change your route.

Data from TotallyMoney has revealed the most affordable and the most expensive places to live in London.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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