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Up to 2,000 people could be out of pocket due to a Havering Council blunder caused by “teething problems” in a new system.

Huge industrial pincers bite into the tower (Picture: Paul Bennett)

Demolition of the last tower block on a once crime-ridden Rainham estate started today.

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It was lights, camera, action for students who produced a Question time-style debate that was beamed live around the world online.

Cllr Roger Ramsey said Queen's Hospital is

Proposed cuts to the borough’s youth service and cultural amenities were brought to the forefront at a public meeting last night.

Police escort the protestors. Picture: Terry Hurlstone

A 75-year-old activist who was once arrested for tying a chain across Oxford Street has returned to the scene for a funeral-style protest – featuring a “Dutch style die-in”.

Terry Burland, left, with Cllr Brian Eagling - and the life-saving heater (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A councillor turned into a knight in shining armour after he received a phone call from a man stricken in plummeting temperatures earlier this month.

The post that Romford MP Andrew Rosindell shared

MP Andrew Rosindell has removed a far-right organisation’s “honey trap” post that posed as a poppy appeal from his Facebook.

Jon Cruddas during his blindfolded journey

Jon Cruddas MP donned a blindfold and boarded a bus to support a charity campaign to improve transport access for the visually impaired.

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Younger Adults – £4.45m cuts by 2019

Daisy Young at the National Star College. Picture: Livability

An ambitious 19-year-old wanted to return to education with her friends but faced serious obstacles ­because of her disabilities and a council funding decision.

Cllr Ray Morgon

Havering’s newest cabinet members have been accused of “abandoning their ethics and philosophy” by accepting £29k administration posts.

Police want to speak to these two men. Picture: Essex Police

Police are on the hunt for two men after a man was knocked unconscious outside a nightclub.

A driver made a lucky escape after concrete rubble was thrown from a bridge onto the path of oncoming traffic.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas

The Labour MP for Rainham, Jon Cruddas, has called for action to tackle child poverty after shocking new figures showed the scale of deprivation across the borough.

Mr Cruddas gets his hands dirty

It’s not often you see politicians in a hard hat and overalls, but Labour’s Jon Cruddas bucked the trend on Friday.

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed and overturned in a car park.

Gerard Batten, currently a Ukip MEP for London

Ukip MEP and Romford parliamentary candidate Gerard Batten has defended his party’s deal with a far-right grouping in the EU parliament whose leader uses racial slurs and questions the Holocaust.

Havering Town Hall

Havering Council tonight passed a controversial motion revising special responsibility allowances in the first full meeting of a new coalition administration.

A bogus detective’s ploy to scam a pensioner out of thousands was foiled by police.

A schoolboy has been left injured after he was hit by a double-decker bus yesterday afternoon.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his Ukip opponent Gerard Batten, currently an MEP for London

Havering parliamentary constituencies are where Ukip stands the greatest chance of winning a London seat at next year’s general election, according to pollsters.

Leaders Cllr Tucker, left, Cllr Ramsey, Cllr Barret and Cllr Webb outside Havering Town Hall.

The leader of Havering Council and his cabinet will take a 12 per cent cut in allowances if approved at next week’s full council meeting.

Cheryl Coppell

Taxpayers could be saved £225,000 if plans to reduce the number of senior managers and hours of the council chief executive are agreed.

MP Andrew Rosindell

Havering’s parliamentary candidates have begun their efforts to woo voters by speaking to the Recorder following their party’s annual conferences.

Former JP Morgan associate Steven Marston is now homeless in Havering

As a 14-year-old “barrow boy” selling fruit on Romford Market, Steven Marston did not expect to earn an annual salary of £250,000 at a bank in Luxembourg, nor did he think he would end up partially blind and homeless.

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