Saturday, March 28, 2015

The centre of a new study, tracking the progress of more than 80,000 babies born to mothers in Redbridge and Havering, opened last week in Goodmayes.

Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

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In six weeks, the borough will go to the polls Pic: PA

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

Havering Town Hall

Properties which house numerous tenants are to be tackled by Havering Council.

Havering Town Hall

A groundbreaking plan to devolve powers to nine boroughs in east London is a step closer after the group published a document detailing how it could work.

Residents in  Sheffield Drive, Harold Hill, are unhappy about houses being turned into hostels without planning permission on their residential street

Protestors against multiple occupancy houses have asked for legislation to be introduced to reduce their numbers, but a charity has warned that stopping their creation would open the floodgates to homelessness.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

An over 50s group leader has called changes to pensions outlined in Wednesday’s Budget “potentially disastrous”.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

Live updates and reaction from chancellor George Osborne’s budget this afternoon.

Queen's Hospital is hosting activities for No Smoking Day, which will take place a few days before the hospital becomes smoke-free.

Havering Council carried out tests in a Romford shopping mall.

Alyas Karmani. Picture: Lynne Cameron (PA)

A company that trained Havering’s Safeguarding Children Board on the dangers of child sexual exploitation has hit back at claims it is a “radical Islamic group”.

Romford town centre

The Havering Visitor Centre will close its doors for good on Friday.

Havering Town Hall

The council has breached the Data Protection Act and is in contact with the information commissioner.

Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

MP Andrew Rosindell, 48

Mr Rosindell says he is not against pregnant women becoming ministers, he was just commenting on Ms Reeves.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Plans for devolved powers to east and north London will move forward after “positive” talks between nine borough bosses last week.


A council van promoting legal parking has been spotted parking illegally on two occasions.

UKIP's Gerard Batten in his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Romford’s Ukip candidate has called controversial Channel 4 show UKIP: The First 100 Days “absolutely appalling” – but thinks it has increased his chances of winning the seat.

Residents are invited to a day of workshops and discussion

Residents of council-run properties will have the chance to discuss changes to housing and benefits at a dedicated day of workshops and one-to-one advice sessions next week.

Les Montague wth his daughters letter from the councl

Disabled people who are unable to work will now have to pay council tax under Havering’s new support scheme.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Borough bosses will meet on Friday to formally discuss plans for devolved powers in the areas of economic development and transport.

A GLA report projects Havering's population to be at 291,000 in 2039. Picture: PA/Anthony Devlin

A homeless charity is fearing the worst after new figures predicting a booming population were released this week.

UKIP's Gerard Batten in his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

It was mysteriously “destroyed” overnight – but could the Romford Ukip candidate’s website have been hacked by Russians?

Cllr Jeff Tucker is against any plans to work with other London boroughs

A senior councillor has pleaded for Havering not to work with other London boroughs because of their “overcrowding” and “TB issues”.

High Street, Hornchurch. Picture: Google Street View

British National Party (BNP) leafleting in the borough has been branded as “extremist” and “Islamaphobic”.

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Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

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