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Andrew Rosindell with a penguin

Andrew Rosindell chose to celebrate 25 years of public services with a “star-studded” knees up at London Zoo.

Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

Havering has joined five other local authorities in an alliance that plans to “speak up for north east London”.

Cllr Ron Ower

Six Havering Council staff have been sacked in the last year for taking too many sick days.

Orla the new police dog.

A flea ridden rescue dog is about to start her new life as a sniffer hound with Essex Police.

Havering Town Hall

An “exciting” 20-year plan for Romford and the spending of £3million in TfL funds dominated the Havering Council cabinet meeting last night.

Councillor Mark Logan.

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

Havering Town Hall

Top council chiefs are plotting to extend the back office merger between Havering and Newham to include joint-working with Bexley, the Recorder can reveal.

Havering Town Hall

Benefit cheats have stolen almost £1.5million from cash-strapped Havering Council over the past year – and 34 of its own workers have also committed fraud.

Barking and Dagenham General Election 2015

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has apologised for a “stupid mistake” after “accidentally” claiming £30 on expenses for funeral flowers.

St Peter's Romford Year 6 with Ed Miliband

His own son may have told him he “used to be famous” but Ed Miliband was recognised by some eagle-eyed youngsters on a visit to the Houses of Parliament.

Jon Cruddas MP is starting a campaign to get a mobile breast cancer screening unit moved to Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has launched a campaign to have a mobile breast cancer screening unit for Havering residents moved to Romford.

Philip Hyde

A former Ukip councillor who left the party in mysterious circumstances was sacked after impersonating a building inspector, the Recorder can reveal.

Sheila Clements, pictured with her letter

Costly plans to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch by renaming an estate could go ahead despite widespread outrage – including one woman writing to Her Majesty herself.

Havering Town Hall

New homes and jobs in Rainham, the Romford leisure development and the departure of the children, adults and housing group director were all discussed at last night’s full council meeting.

Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas, believes MPs have been

MPs are “caught in the middle” over “unacceptable” plans to increase their wages, according to Dagenham and Rainham MP, Jon Cruddas.

Health 1000 at King Georgw is a project designed to help the most vulnerable 1,000 people in BHRUT. People who have at least five serious ailments. Joining together hospital, GP and social care and helps patients achieve targets they set themselves.

A pioneering project targeted at patients suffering several long term illnesses, to prevent additional pressure on A&E, is being carried out in Havering.

Cllr Philip Hyde (right) with his old colleague Cllr Lawrence Webb at last year's council election

Ukip councillor Philip Hyde has resigned from the party and will now sit as an independent.

Susan Copeman has to leave her flat in Harold Hill and does not know if she will be provided with anywhere suited to live

A pensioner, who could become homeless, has appealed for more provision be made for elderly people who are forced out of privately rented accommodation.

Bob Knowles outside his Micropub in Upminster which is facing planning objections from the council

‘You would think we were selling crack cocaine instead of a glass of ale.’

The waste which was dumped in Ongar Way, Rainham. Picture: Havering Council

The attractive streets of Havering are being turned into eyesores as fly-tippers dump mountains of rubbish in roads and green spaces – leaving tax-payers to foot the clean up bill.

As TfL are taking over the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line, it will now appear on the Tube map.

Train services from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street will be run by TfL from May 31.

Kim Merry, provides support for people in our community that have become homeless, maybe on release from prison, maybe with addiction.
Kim with Elliott Carr, Nick Redwood, Tom Robertson, and Nick Overall.

Charity workers are warning of an impending homelessness crisis as new figures reveal Havering Council has drastically missed its housing targets.

Cllr Brian Eagling

Last night’s annual meeting of the council saw Cllr Brian Eagling be elected as the new Mayor of Havering.

The building which was to become Havering's first micropub, Upminster Tap Room. Picture: Google Maps

Beer aficionados waiting patiently for Havering’s first micropub will have to wait a little longer to fill their glasses.

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