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A Recorder reporter donned a hard hat and high-vis jacket on Friday when he got a guided tour of the works currently underway at Hornchurch’s new Lidl store.

The humble street sweeper could soon be a thing of the past if proposals to mechanise Havering Council’s street cleansing teams are given the go ahead.

A £100,000 scheme to make a busy road into Romford safer for drivers and pedestrians is expected to be given the green light by Havering Council next week.

Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has blasted a housing association’s “constant failure to provide quality services” after Orchard Village residents were left without running water for almost 24 hours.

A Recorder reporter was out on the streets of Romford town centre last Friday night to learn more about the unsung heroes keeping revellers safe.

A busy Hornchurch road that is home to three schools is to benefit from £85,000 of safety improvements to try and kick accidents there to the kerb.

Plans to close two Upminster roads that are renowned fly-tipping hot spots were only half successful at a meeting of the council’s highways committee on Tuesday night.

Romford Market’s long history could become one of its unique selling points if an application to have the area named a Heritage Action Zone is successful.

Plans to crack down on one of the most notorious fly-tipping hotspots in the borough by closing a road are due to be voted on by Havering Council next week.

A new challenge to help residents waste less food and save themselves money has been launched.

The time has come for users of one bustling high street to have their say on plans to move their local post office.

Residents say they have had enough of piles of rubbish abandoned at a derelict pub that has stood empty for more than a year.

Havering residents received more than £26,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

A renowned wildlife expert is calling on animal lovers to take part in a special event to protect birds of prey from poachers.

Two women who launched a successful social media campaign to protect a much-loved beauty spot say they feel “punched” in the stomach at the prospect of wind farms being installed.

Residents who celebrated the council’s u-turn for a solar farm on a nature reserve have reacted in horror to suggestions wind farms could be installed instead.

Visitors to a popular park have been warned to be on their guard after a poisonous snake bit a woman enjoying a picnic this week.

A community oriented cricket club is facing having to cancel its annual summer fun day after travellers set up camp on its pitch.

It was a case of David meets Goliath when a handful of residents attended a planning inquiry to oppose controversial cemetery plans.

Havering Council was given a window of opportunity to do the “right thing” after councillors voted to defer a planning proposal for homes on a much-loved open space.

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.

In the quest to protect their way of life residents have appealed to Havering Council to pay High Court costs to fight a gravel extraction.

Think you know Havering? Take our quiz to find out whether you can recognise its parks.

Residents say they will not give up the fight against a gravel extraction site near their homes.

Residents who fought a lengthy battle against plans for a gravel extraction plant near their homes have lost their fight.

Passionate protesters presented a petition of more than 1,000 signatures opposing plans for a controversial cemetery to an inquiry which opened on Tuesday, May 9.

A petition urging the government to take more action against fly-tippers has been halted due to the general election.

A leading clean air campaigner has warned parents about the invisible danger that pollution poses to small children.

Proposals for a solar park on a nature reserve have been discontinued, it was announced last night.

A shopping trolley was among the rubbish hauled out of the River Ingrebourne by volunteers.

After apologising for the lack of recycling bags available last week - the council now says supplies have been replenished.

Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a ‘health emergency’, according to health leaders.

Havering Council is urging people to come forward and help catch blundering fly-tippers who have left potentially vital evidence behind.

More than 150 protesters braved the cold in a determined effort to make sure councillors heard their voices loud and clear.

Proposals for land to be converted into a Muslim cemetery – with up to 10,000 burial spaces – has been given the green light.

Havering is set to benefit from an influx of 250 trees as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world.

Angry residents were left demanding answers after heaps of rubbish gathered on their doorstep over the Christmas period.

The council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again at a problem fly-tipping spot.

Nuisance dog owners who flout the law and refuse to pick up dog mess are being targeted in a Christmas crackdown.

A donation made by an environmental organisation has ensured three community projects across the borough can now go ahead.

Havering Council spent a whopping £32,000 cleaning up chewing gum from the streets in 2015, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting last night after a protest outside descended into chaos.

“Irresponsible” travellers have been slammed after they left mountains of waste at the picturesque Rainham Marshes.

Mountains of rubbish has been dumped once again at a notorious spot for fly-tips.

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