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Councillor Mark Logan.

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

The winning team the Recorder Reprobates at the pub quiz for First Step

Readers have continued to rally around the Recorder’s Fundraise on the First campaign, raising a fantastic £25,556 so far.

Sue Gilmour brought a woman back from the dead with CPR

A heroic shop worker brought a woman back from the dead by performing CPR in a packed high street – just weeks after passing a first aid course.

Missing: Shaheed Forde-Bryan (Picture: Met Police)

The family of a 14-year-old boy missing from Rainham is “growing increasingly concerned” for his welfare.

Romford KFC closed today. Picture: PA

Chicken lovers are in a flap over the closure of Romford’s KFC, which has fried it’s last thigh as of today.

A serco van. Picture: PA Steve Parsons

A prison officer from Romford is in critical condition after being attacked outside Blackfriars Court.

Janet Davies and Patricia Flavell from the Friends of Upminster Park are looking for information on the history of the unused Second World War buildings on the edge of Upminster Park

Tucked away in a corner of Upminster Park are two unremarkable brick buildings, their green facades so worn that few passers-by will have given them a second look.

Mardyke Farm

Green-belt land could be sold for housing as soon as work is finished restoring it to its former glory after years as a landfill.

Crime & Court

13:28
Councillor Mark Logan.

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

Yesterday, 17:22
A serco van. Picture: PA Steve Parsons

A prison officer from Romford is in critical condition after being attacked outside Blackfriars Court.

Health

Yesterday, 07:00

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital remains in special measures as A&E waiting times are below targets and outpatient services are struggling to meet demand.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Havering Loves the NHS presents a petition to Queen's Hospital staff

A petition of 3,000 signatures was presented to staff at Queen’s Hospital on Wednesday thanking them for their work.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Staff at Queen's Hospital, in Romford, enjoying fitness activities as part of a healthy living programme

A hospital foyer buzzes with activity, ropes weaving through the air and shoes tapping as skippers jump.

Environment

Yesterday, 14:50

Green-belt land could be sold for housing as soon as work is finished restoring it to its former glory after years as a landfill.

Yesterday, 14:05
Havering Council are encouraging local supermarkets to clear up their trollies after a large number have been found dumped across the borough. Cllr Robert Benham and Paul Ellis with some of the trollies

Havering Council has written to supermarkets across the borough threatening fines up to £140 if they do not collect trolleys which have been abandoned.

Yesterday, 08:24
The water main burst in Hornchurch Road around 3am this morning
Image: Google Maps

A water main burst with such force this morning that the pavement and road were “lifted”.

Politics

13:28

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

Havering Town Hall

Top council chiefs are plotting to extend the back office merger between Havering and Newham to include joint-working with Bexley, the Recorder can reveal.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Havering Town Hall

Benefit cheats have stolen almost £1.5million from cash-strapped Havering Council over the past year – and 34 of its own workers have also committed fraud.

Education

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A creative teacher has helped the children in her school increase their love of books and stories with an activity-filled reading week.

Monday, June 22, 2015
St Peter's Romford Year 6 with Ed Miliband

His own son may have told him he “used to be famous” but Ed Miliband was recognised by some eagle-eyed youngsters on a visit to the Houses of Parliament.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Melanie and Lee Cook with Jessica (second left) and family. Picture: Christoforos Lysis

A newlywed couple have been fined for taking their daughter out of school – so she could watch them get married.

Heritage

Saturday, June 27, 2015

From the heartbreak and loss experienced on the Home Front in the First World War, to the history of Romford Market, Havering Museum connects the community with the rich heritage which is all around us.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Cllr Clarence Barrett and Harriet Orrell at Hall Lane Golf course in Upminster

Clarence Barrett arrived with his own clubs and ball – clearly he was taking my golfing challenge seriously and it wouldn’t be a walk in the park, so to speak.

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Competitions

Y6 pupils unpack the rice

A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

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