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Her agony and anger over the loss of young lives is palpable, as the mother of teenage knife victim Champion Ganda speaks to EMMA YOULE in the second of our special series on the far-reaching consequences of knife crime.

Two grieving families say enough is enough as BETH WYATT and EMMA YOULE report on the devastating consequences of rising knife crime in Havering, in the first of a special series of reports

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Crime figures show a huge rise in domestic violence in Havering. Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how Havering Women’s Aid and the council are trying to support women - and men - living with abusive partners as pressure on services grows

The police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Havering and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

This is the lethal “face melter” acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

Knife crime in London has risen by 20 per cent in the past year affecting communities across the capital, Metropolitan Police figures show.

In the final of our Hidden Homeless reports about the rising tide of housing need in Havering, EMMA YOULE finds out how the council is planning to build its way out of the homelessness crisis.

In the second of our Hidden Homeless series Emma Youle learns how rocketing rental prices are leaving even those in work unable to find homes in Havering

Hundreds of families are without a permanent home in Havering, the highest figure for a decade and a sign of a burgeoning housing crisis. In the first of a special series of reports, EMMA YOULE meets those struggling to find a place to live and asks why?

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Havering – such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

These four maps reveal stark differences in social inequality in Havering and show how the richest and poorest are sometimes living next door to each other.

Staff stress and work-related health problems at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Havering are worse than nationally.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise.

Missed appointments at Queen’s and King George hospitals cost the NHS £8.8million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 225 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

Every year 15 people in Havering on average take their own lives.

Around one in 10 hospital appointments are missed every year in England leading to wasted NHS resources.

A businessman, who is wanted on 348 criminal charges in South Africa, is today exposed by the Recorder.

MPs have called for urgent action as new figures show Havering’s mental health trust had the highest number of “serious incidents” in patient care in the country last year.

Almost half of adults experience one episode of depression during their lifetime and worrying new figures show prevalence in Havering is on the rise.

At least one person in every family in Havering will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

But fire commissioner says returning Romford’s fire engine is not the way to improve performance

New statistics show the inequality in expectations for our children

‘All the conversation now is about social media, removing something as important as this is a false economy’ say Tories

Romford could be set to lose one of its fire engines despite response times being above the eight-minute London target.

A probe into MPs expenses has revealed Havering’s three MPs cost the taxpayer £2million in payments for staff, office costs and travel over the past five years.

A 14-year-old boy who died at an RAF cadet training camp had an undiagnosed heart defect known as a “silent killer”, an inquest heard yesterday.

London remains at significant threat from terrorists today with an attack “highly likely to occur”, police say.

The death toll from the London 7/7 bombings became clear in the days after the attacks with 52 people killed and more than 700 injured in the atrocity.

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