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Rainham resident Colin Nickless is angered by the rise in energy bills

An investigation has been launched into energy costs at an affordable housing estate after residents received “extortionate” bills.

Residents staging a protest against plans to dump waste on Ingrebourne Hill at the opening of the public inquiry.

“This will send a strong message our green belt is not for sale,” a councillor has said after finding out a public inquiry dismissed today an appeal to dump inert waste on green belt land.

Michel Charles and Hayley Anderson with the cake

Move over Mary and Paul, it’s time for the Great Havering Bake-Off!

An artist impression of Lidl's plans for the former Mecca Bingo building, Hornchurch   /Credit: Lidl

Supermarket chain Lidl has submitted a planning application to build a new store on the site of a historic cinema and former bingo hall.

Cousins Mark Juby,Tom Bowman, Tony Boyton and Andy Rushmer cycled from Romford to Dorset in memory of their fireman grandad, Michael Green.

The memory of a much-loved grandad was honoured as four cousins completed a marathon cycle ride to raise money for charity.

Havering Police is investigating after a video shows a boy being beaten up by a group of boys.

Thousands of pounds have been raised for an anti-bullying charity after a video showing a violent assault on a 15-year-old boy in a park went viral.

The 20-year-old was left unconcious following the hit and run.

A hit-and-run victim has criticised the police over their handling of an investigation which has left her “life on standby”.

Raja Rashid Ali, from Elm Park, was murdered on Sunday in Elm Park.

Police have released a picture of the man stabbed to death by an armed gang.

Kerri Warne community roadwatch volunteer with the speed gun

Speeding drivers could soon be caught out by their neighbours, family or friends laying in wait with hand-held speed guns.

Regular members of the Loose Lads panel. Picture Essex TV.

A new panel show which promises to give women an insight into the male mind has been filmed in Romford.

An artist impression of The Retailery, a co-working space which is due to open in November in Market Place, Romford

A co-working space is looking to give small retail businesses a boost by providing them with a space to display their goods.

Havering Police is investigating after a video shows a boy being beaten up by a group of boys

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in a park in July.

Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road on the Heath Park Estate

Four men were arrested today on suspicion of the murder of a man from Elm Park.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 09:36
The 20-year-old was left unconcious following the hit and run.

A hit-and-run victim has criticised the police over their handling of an investigation which has left her “life on standby”.

Yesterday, 07:01
Kerri Warne community roadwatch volunteer with the speed gun

Speeding drivers could soon be caught out by their neighbours, family or friends laying in wait with hand-held speed guns.

Wed, 12:40
Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road on the Heath Park Estate

Four men were arrested today on suspicion of the murder of a man from Elm Park.

Health

Tue, 07:00
Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft are based.

Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough’s mental health trust, an inspection has found.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Alice Defreipas gave birth to her daughter Lilly at Queen's Hospital on February 29. She was born with Whooping Cough. Midwives and doctors missed it and the baby sadly died at less than two weeks old.

A grieving mother whose newborn daughter died when she was just 12 days old after contracting whooping cough has urged other parents to be vigilant.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Matthew Hopkins, who oversees King George hospital in Goodmayes, has been listed one of the top 1,000 influencial Londoners.

The head of Queen’s Hospital has been listed as one of the top 1,000 influential Londoners.

Environment

Yesterday, 17:40
Residents staging a protest against plans to dump waste on Ingrebourne Hill at the opening of the public inquiry.

“This will send a strong message our green belt is not for sale,” a councillor has said after finding out a public inquiry dismissed today an appeal to dump inert waste on green belt land.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Charlie Smith training for the event

Team GB did a sterling job on the water in Rio, but how many gold medallists could say they have the grit to row across an ocean while battling hurricanes, 50ft waves and near starvation?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Residents staging a protest against plans to dump waste on Rainham's Ingrebourne Hill. A four-day public inquiry over the plans opened on Tuesday.

Developers who have been battling to dump “inert” waste on green belt land are also planning to process it on the site, it has been confirmed.

Politics

Wed, 07:00
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell

Three months on from the UK voting to leave the EU, Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has reiterated calls for a swift and clear exit.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Leader of the council Roger Ramsey

The leader of Havering Council is continuing to take the fight to the government over fairer funding, saying reduced grants have seen the authority “starved of money”.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Car abandoned on the A12

A man who abandoned his car on the A12 has been ordered to pay £940.

Education

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Cllr Robert Benham

Schools in the borough are achieving “outstanding” results, Havering’s cabinet member for children has said.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Robert Beard Centre, High Street, Hornchurch.

An academy is set to take over a youth centre with the aim of helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the borough.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
An aerial view of the proposed Beam park site

A proposal to build a primary school hoped to become the “heart of the community” as part of a new development, will be submitted by the end of the month.

Heritage

Mon, 17:30
A memorial plaque to murdered Pc George Gutteridge was unveiled at the St Mary the Virgin Church, Stapleford Abbotts, on Saturday.

A long-awaited memorial plaque to a Pc murdered in the line of duty 89 years ago today was finally unveiled this weekend.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
40-years-ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Monday, September 12, 2016
The Towers Cinema faces possible demolition in the coming weeks.

Campaigners lined the high street in a last ditch bid to save one of London’s last remaining art deco cinemas and send a defiant message to Lidl.

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