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Coronavirus: South Essex Crematorium and Havering cemeteries to close temporarily

PUBLISHED: 18:19 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 18:31 06 April 2020

Adriana Elgueta

London's third temporary mortuary has been set up on the car park of South Essex Crematorium in Upminster. Picture: Stephen Huntley/HVC/SX Drones ...

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Air pollution in Havering down by three quarters due to coronavirus ‘lockdown’

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 April 2020

Charles Thomson

Simon Birkett, founder of Clean Air in London, said coronavirus lockdown measures had demonstrated how much pollution was caused by London traffic.

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Upminster Park Rovers take on the toilet roll challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:19 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:19 06 April 2020

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Upminster Park Rovers under-11s (Pic: Emma Hebron)

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Matchroom Boxing launch Fighting Fit series on Sky Sports
Fighting Fit, a brand-new health and fitness series produced by Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports, will land on TV screens this week, with the box set available via Sky Sports On Demand from Monday April 6. ...
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Coronavirus: The Open Championship cancelled

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:50 06 April 2020

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled

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Organisers have cancelled the event, which was due to ...

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Boxing; British Olympians who challenged and conquered the world

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2020

Chris Kempson

John H Stracey sends Amercian Hedgemon Lewis through the ropes in their world welterweight title clash at Wembley

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Monday lunchtime maths quiz

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:17 06 April 2020

Lindsay Jones

Try this maths quiz. Picture: PA

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Coronavirus: Havering Council urges domestic abuse victims to contact support services

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 April 2020

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Havering Town Hall

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The council published a list of support services ...

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Coronavirus: County cricketers facing furlough

PUBLISHED: 09:05 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:06 06 April 2020

A general view of Lord's Cricket Ground

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With the domestic season in England delayed until at least May ...

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Havering Council monitoring taxpayer-funded special school after police calls, escapes and ‘necrophilia book’ scandal

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 April 2020

Hannah Somerville

Ofsted inspectors returned to The Anderson School in Chigwell in March. Picture: Steve Hickey/NAS

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Coronavirus: Clubs appeal for support to #KOCOVID19

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 April 2020

England Boxing clubs are appealing for support to #KOCOVID19

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Clubs up and down the country who give service to their respective communities have ...

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Recorder letters: Boris Johnson, coronavirus, Brexit and more.

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 April 2020

Screen grab of Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation from 10 Downing Street, London, as he placed the UK on lockdown as the Government seeks to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Picture: PA Video

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Boxing: The Val Barker Trophy

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 April 2020

Chris Kempson

America boxer Roy Jones Jr at a press conference

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Coronavirus: Premier League pay cuts ‘would hit government funds’
Premier League players taking a 30 per cent salary cut would lead to the government losing out on in excess of £200million in tax revenues, the Professional Footballers’ Association has warned. ...
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Opinion: Keep up to date via official sources
I have been contacted by many concerned residents regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last few weeks, and I have advised constituents to follow the official guidance issued by the UK Government, NHS, and local councils. ...
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Police disperse a group of 20-30 illegally gathered in Gooshays

PUBLISHED: 00:50 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 00:50 05 April 2020

Adriana Elgueta

On an operation tracking down poachers, police dispersed a large group of revellers in the Manor Nature Reserve, Gooshays. Picture: Metropolitan ...

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England captains in Football’s Staying Home message
England manager Gareth Southgate says ‘now is not the time for us to take centre-stage’ in an address to the nation as The FA outline their plan to inform, entertain and empower millions of fans and followers. ...
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Basketball: Jordan, Bulls documentary ‘The Last Dance’ debuts on Netflix

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 April 2020

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during a game at Staples Centre in Los Angeles in 1998 (pic NBAE/Getty Images)

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Self-isolating in Havering? Get online and explore the history of your neighbourhood

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 April 2020

Once large parts of Havering were covered in marshes like this at Rainham. Picture: Paul Bennett

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Opinion: A look at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 April 2020

Steve Allen, comedian and broadcaster

Steve Allen will be writing a bi-wekly column for the Hackney Gazette.

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A number of Havering car parks now free for NHS and key workers

PUBLISHED: 11:26 04 April 2020

Lindsay Jones

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It follows the council’s announcement last week that it is providing free parking for all ...

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