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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

Havering’s children’s services is to receive a £2.4million boost over the next two years, it was announced today.

A petition for the government to do more to tackle fly-tippers was launched by a residents’ association today.

Forced to adapt its services to meet increasing demand and complex family situations the council’s children’s team remains determined to develop a service that fits families.

A businesswoman has welcomed the news that chancellor Philip Hammond has ditched his national insurance contributions (NICs) rise for self-employed people.

Councillors are trying to reassure members of the community worried about development in the green belt after a farm was put up for sale.

The mother of a two-year-old boy who was taken to hospital last week with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning said more should be done to protect families in private-rented accommodation.

An accountancy firm has said announcements made by chancellor Philip Hammond in Wednesday’s budget could hit business owners and the self-employed hard.

Jon Cruddas slammed the chancellor’s budget as a “smoke and mirrors” failure for working people, schools and the National Health Service.

An MP is to call for a public holiday in June to mark the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee.

Local politicians are divided over how to proceed with leaving the EU following amendments to Article 50 in the House of Lords.

The council has inadvertently found itself in the middle of a neighbour dispute over two-metre high antisocial walls.

The proposal to close Hornchurch job centre is another example of “putting profit before people”, according to Rainham’s MP.

Animal rights campaigners have made a desperate plea to Romford’s MP in a bid to spell the end to wild animals in UK circuses.

The Mayor of London has been lambasted for his pre-election pledge of “zero strikes” as commuters face more delays this morning due to another Tube strike.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell has welcomed the latest figures showing employment across the UK reaching its highest rate since records began.

As MPs made their final votes on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, the Recorder carried out to poll to ascertain the views of people in the borough.

“Start listening to professional consultants and doctors,” was the appeal from a carer as Havering Council gets ready to receive new powers to help disabled people get into work.

A family man who is facing eviction has urged the council and its officers to be more compassionate.

Havering Council has confirmed it will raise council tax, car park charges and a number of other rates in order to bridge a funding gap from central government.

As MPs get set to make their final votes on the Brexit bill the Recorder want to know what the views of the people of Havering.

The Recorder has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday.

An 18-month saga over the fate of a historic art deco cinema rumbles on as gridlocked traffic continues to cause concern.

Booze-free bars for teenagers could form part of a crackdown aimed at curbing alcohol-fuelled crime and street drinking.

Brexit supporters have hailed a “momentous” night after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of beginning the process to leave the European Union.

A perk that grants free travel to the flatmates of TfL staff now costs London taxpayers more than £33m a year in lost revenue, according to new figures.

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

A doctors’ union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer.

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

Despite Ofsted inspectors rating a vulnerable children’s service as requiring improvement, its department head remains optimistic.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has slammed a government grant to the council, saying the borough is not getting a fair deal.

The Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster has not been able to vote or contribute to Parliament since last May after suffering from “a minor stroke”.

A decision by the Planning Inspectorate on whether Muslim cemetery owners can convert land in the borough to open a new site is expected later this month.

A video has surfaced of a cabinet member commenting that the council’s solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support.

A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority have generated almost £2million in profit over the last year.

The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday’s full council meeting.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged to raise the national living wage as he unveiled his autumn statement in Parliament today.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has responded to the latest data which shows the MP to have the fifth highest expenses bill in the capital.

Campaigners opposing plans to build a solar park on land next to a nature reserve will hold a protest before presenting a petition to councillors tonight (Wednesday).

Havering Council is investigating allegations that a planning officer anonymously commented on a public forum championing the proposed solar park.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Land earmarked for a solar park is not part of Dagnam Park nature reserve, insists Havering Council, despite information boards claiming it is.

Donald Trump becoming the new president of the United States of America is “not necessarily bad news” for the UK, according to Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has called on BBC One to play the national anthem at the end of each programming day, in honour of Brexit.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell remains “absolutely confident” the UK will leave the EU next year, despite a historic High Court ruling which threatens to derail the Brexit process.

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