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Whybridge Infant School has had a classroom extended outside of planning permission.

The council has been accused of double standards after it pushed ahead with extending a classroom without planning permission.

London City Airport CGI

Campaigners say the green light for a £344m expansion programme at London City Airport will see smaller communities hit the hardest.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell calling for urgent action

Bring back the blue British passport, is the latest campaign taken up by Romford’s MP.

Romford Labour Party, South Street Picture: Google Streetview

Romford Constituency Labour Party has voted to support Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s upcoming leadership contest.

Lawrence Webb  ( Ukip )

A Havering councillor is standing as deputy of one of the candidates in Ukip’s leadership election.

Mohamed Omer founding member of the Gardens of Peace cemetery with the graves behind him.

Trespassers who have built a wooden campsite on land earmarked for a cemetery have said they are “just growing flowers and potatoes”.

A plane making a final approach to land at City Airport (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

The government today announced it has given City Airport the green light to expand.

Residents of Ravenscourt Grove are upset that their homes may be deomolished

Relatives of older people living in sheltered housing have spoken of their concern after it was revealed many sites may be demolished or renovated.

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A town planning expert accused Havering Council of having a lack of regard toward its Muslim community, during a planning inquiry last week.

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A public inquiry into controversial plans for a cemetery near a golf course in Harold Wood opened yesterday at Havering Town Hall.

London mayor Sadiq Khan went to see Gallows Corner on his first visit to Havering since his election

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged to consider all options to improve Gallows Corner during his first visit to the borough since his election.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and Redbridge Conservative leader Keith Prince talk to the press at Gants Hill, ahead of the local elections in May 22th

GLA member for Redbridge and Havering Keith Prince is already backing Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister.

Conservative's Parliamentary Candidate for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

Hornchurch and Upminster’s MP Dame Angela Watkinson believes the decision to leave the European Union will lead to a period of “great turbulence”.

Prime minister David Cameron in action

Prime Minister David Cameron will step down in October after the UK backed the campaign to leave the European Union.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking in London where he claimed victory for the Leave campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Voters in Havering came out in force after recording the joint third biggest turnout in London for the EU referendum.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking in London where he claimed victory for the Leave campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Voters in Havering came out in force after recording the joint third biggest turnout in London for the EU referendum.

Britain has voted to leave the EU

Britain has voted to leave the EU.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell at the count

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has described today as a ‘historic day for Havering and for Britain’.

Breaking News: Havering votes to leave the European Union

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Union Jack pictured next to the European Union flag in London                  Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images

Havering has voted to leave the European Union with 70 per cent of voters supporting a Brexit.

Britain has voted to leave the EU

Britain has voted to leave the EU, but Havering has still to declare.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell at the count

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has said he met only one person planning to vote remain in Havering today.

Havering Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey

Havering Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey is hoping for a leave vote saying that services can not be provided to a growing population with dwindling resources.

Labour candidate Sam Gould speaking at the Recorder Hustings for Romford MP candidates at Havering College

Havering’s remain campaigners do not expect victory in the borough, but do feel positives can be taken.

Ballot box

The borough a YouGov poll described as Britain’s most Eurosceptic has cast its polls in the European Referendum and the Recorder is live at the count to being you all the latest news.

The results of the EU referendum are not expected before 7am tomorrow Friday

Our news editor Emma Lake will be at the Havering count tonight to follow live the results of the EU referendum.

The results of the EU referendum are not expected before 7am tomorrow Friday

Britain will go to the polls today to vote on whether or not to remain in the EU.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell calling for urgent action

The Recorder has invited MPs to put forward their final arguments before Havering heads to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes in the EU referendum.

MP Angela Watkinson

The Recorder has invited MPs to put forward their final arguments before Havering heads to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes in the EU referendum.

Ballot box

On Thursday – we vote whether Britain should leave or Remain in the EU.

Residents of Cedar Road are campaigning for a road closure to remain in place. They were unhappy with the volume of traffic using the road and were concerned with safety after two road accidents

A paramedic has warned that people who want a temporary road closure removed for convenience, risk having a serious accident on their conscience.

Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A postwoman left with life changing injuries after a dog attacked her will finally be compensated.

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car Picture: Google Maps

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car.

Havering's new chief executive Andrew Blake-Herbert

Havering Council is asking residents how they want to access information.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell

The UK’s membership of the EU is being discussed around the world. But when the Recorder asked for your views many said they wanted the key arguments to be set out, without rhetoric or grandiose claims.

We asked two Havering MPs, on either side of the debate, to help us do just that. Here are Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s views.

Hornchurch and Upminster MP Dame Angela Watkinson

The UK’s membership of the EU is being discussed around the world. But when the Recorder asked for your views many said they wanted the key arguments to be set out, without rhetoric or grandiose claims.

We asked two Havering MPs, on either side of the debate, to help us do just that. Here are Hornchurch and Upminster MP Angela Watkinson’s views.

File photo dated 17/10/2015 of the 'Let's Save the NHS' rally in London, as a ballot is due to close that could lead to thousands of junior doctors going on an "all-out" strike for the first time ever.

A deal has been agreed in the long-running dispute over a new junior doctors contract.

Sadiq Khan spoke to cheers after his election victory was confirmed at City Hall (Picture: London24)

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

The government has abandoned plans to force all schools to become academies by 2022. Picture: PA/Barry Batchelor

Havering NUT secretary welcomed government’s climbdown on “stupid” plans to make all schools become academies by 2022.

Keith Prince

The Conservatives have retained the Havering and Redbridge seat of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) with a majority of less than one per cent.

Denis O'Flynn

Labour candidate Denis O’Flynn has won the Heaton by-election, doubling the number of councillors the party has in Havering.

Mayoral candidates: Sian Berry (Green), Zac Goldsmith (Tory), Sadiq Khan (Lab) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem)

Havering goes to the polls today to vote for the capital’s next mayor in what has been described by commentators as the “nastiest campaign in decades”.

Resident Brian Laws outside Sunrise Lodge

Hundreds of sheltered housing units for over 60s are under review, as part of a plan to modernise facilities across the borough.

A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

TfL Rail trains from Shenfield to Ilford over the Bank Holiday weekend will be replaced by buses due to engineering works.

Voters will take to the polls to choose the next London mayor and their GLA representatives on May 5

As the countdown begins to Thursday’s elections, we profile Havering and Redbridge’s five local GLA candidates vying to win. Here is what you need to know about your local candidates.

Mayoral candidates including (L-R) Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon, the Green Party's Sian Berry, Tory Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party will be taking part in our online hustings (Pictures; PA)

Next Thursday Londoners will go to the polls to decide who will be the city’s next mayor and we want to know what issues will sway your vote.

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