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The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

An ex-gambler is starting a daytime support group for compulsive risk-takers.

A watchdog received almost 100 complaints about Havering Council, figures reveal.

Schools in the borough issued more than 1,000 exclusions last year, government figures reveal.

The council took more than 1,000 of the borough’s firms to court for failing to pay business rates, figures have revealed.

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

A ‘vile’ paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

For some World War Two RAF veterans the path into service was not as smooth as others.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

Tony Philpot of the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society on airship attacks, First World War heroes and keeping memories of an historic airfield alive.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A cancer patient has paid tribute to the hospital staff helping her fight the disease on the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Campaigners have warned that the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

A barmaid who attacked a clubber in a drunken rage the day her drinking ban ran out has been given a 16-week suspended sentence.

A former department store window display manager dubbed “Basher Buckle” for his boxing skill remains a knockout after celebrating his 100th birthday.

One of the country’s oldest Air Training Corps has celebrated its 80th anniversary in true airforce style.

A campaign group is urging the council not to profit from wrecking the planet..

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

A campaign calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police no matter how small launched today.

The number of robberies carried out in the borough has more than doubled in the last two years, Met crime figures show.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

A top cop has vowed not to take his foot off the gas in a battle against burglaries after declaring a recent crime wave “under control”.

Pensioners who dubbed themselves the “Loopy Walkers” have hit the borough’s paths and byways as part of a 150 mile fundraising hike – around the M25.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

Transport for London has issued travel advice ahead of the London Marathon with four days of strikes set to hit the Docklands Light Railway.

Workers at a Tesco distribution centre in Dagenham have voted “overwhelmingly” to take industrial action in a pay dispute with bosses.

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