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Borat Express, Hilldene Avenue, in the Hilldene Shopping Centre (Picture: Arnaud Stephenson)

Council grants Harold Hill shop alcohol licence despite street drinkers fear

Councillors today granted an alcohol licence to Harold Hill convenience store Borat Express, despite police concerns over street drinking.

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Corbets Tey Road business owner: 'We do hear from people who say they came but just couldnt park so went elsewhere'

Parking fines in Upminster’s Corbets Tey Road raise £135,000 in one year

Revenue made from parking fines issued on a mile-long Upminster street quadrupled year-on-year after a council clampdown – raising a massive £135,000 in 12 months.

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Cllr Ray Morgon

Defecting Havering councillors slammed by new Residents’ Association leader

Dissenting Residents’ Association councillors are acting “for the good of themselves” by creating a coalition with the Conservatives, according to the party’s new leader.

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Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham

Jon Cruddas MP condemns Islamic State ‘barbarism’ ahead of vote on Iraq air strikes

Jon Cruddas MP has said the “barbarism” of Islamic State terrorists must be confronted ahead of a vote in Parliament on possible military action in Iraq.

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Demonstrators outside the town hall protesting over the Youth Service cuts

‘The kids will be on the street’ - ex Havering youth worker on cuts

Cutting the youth service in Havering will “absolutely ruin” the borough, according to a former volunteer and user of the scheme.

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Parents and councillors protesting at the gates of Parsonage Farm School earlier this year

Havering Council cabinet: Parsonage Farm School expansion agreed

A controversial plan to expand a Rainham school and provisional cuts to public services were waved through by Havering Council cabinet tonight.

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Cllr Clarence Barrett

Opposition leader resigns to head up new coalition party in Havering Town Hall

The leader of the Havering Residents’ Association has resigned from post and party and will lead an eight-strong team into a coalition with the Conservatives, creating an overall majority in the process.

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Havering Town Hall.

Havering to be asked: Do you want free parking?

The public will be asked if they wish to have 20 minutes free parking across the borough as part of the budget consultation.

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MP Andrew Rosindell

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell welcomes ‘fantastic’ result of Scottish independence vote

Romford’s MP has welcomed the news that England and Scotland will remain united, referring to the results of yesterday’s election as a “fantastic result”.

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Cllr Roger Ramsey

Havering could introduce empty house tax to alleviate housing crisis

The housing crisis, Havering’s budget problems and, according to one councillor, infestations of rabbits and rats could all be alleviated by a tax increase on empty houses.

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MP Andrew Rosindell

Havering MPs defend £500,000 expenses

Havering’s MPs have ­defended the half-a-million pound bill taxpayers paid for their services in the last year.

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Havering Town Hall.

Havering Council meeting: Rat infestations and housing crisis could be eased with empty house tax hike

The housing crisis, Havering’s budget issues and, according to one councillor, infestations of rabbits and rats could all be improved by a tax increase on empty houses.

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MP Andrew Rosindell

Poll: Havering MPs’ expenses exceed half-a-million pounds

Havering’s MPs expenses totalled more than half-a-million pounds last year.

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Nicola Church and her son Mason (Picture: Sandra Rowse)

Disabled Hornchurch mum in cry for help

A disabled Hornchurch mum has made a desperate plea for help with one of the most everyday activities – getting her son to school in the morning.

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Health campaigner Med Buck

Havering Council tobacco investment ignites health row

Havering Council’s growing investment in tobacco companies has been condemned by health campaigners as “ethically and morally unacceptable”.

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A diverse group of community campaigners protest council budget cuts outside Havering Town Hall

Protest to combat Havering’s budget cuts

A protest group is warning that the council’s budget will “disproportionately impact on the most vulnerable” as the cabinet reduced the sum its proposed cuts are expected to save by £15million.

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Havering Council has defended its position (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA)

‘Morally unacceptable’: £2.5m of Havering’s money invested in tobacco

Havering Council’s growing investment in tobacco companies has been slammed by health campaigners as “ethically and morally unacceptable”.

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Cllr Keith Darvill

Havering’s youth offender service merger was ‘disastrous’, says panel member

A panel member from Havering’s youth offending service has spoken out against what he believes was its “disastrous” outsourcing to Barking and Dagenham Council (BDC) last year.

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Cllr Roger Ramsey

Allowances bill for Havering councillors under scrutiny

The leader of Havering Council has confirmed that the bill for councillors allowances will be reduced as the borough works to make savings of £60million.

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Andrew Rosindell MP car was pictured in a disabled bay. Picture: Daily Mirror

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s Vote Conservative campaign car caught in disabled bay

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s famous 4x4 emblazoned with the Vote Conservative logo was snapped parked in a disabled bay in central London.

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Havering Town Hall.

Havering cabinet: Budget of £60m cuts and tax rises is given thumbs up

Havering’s cabinet members have unanimously backed budget proposals to cut £60million of services and to increase council tax by 2 per cent annually over the next four years.

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MP Andrew Rosindell

Romford MP opens Parliamentary session with questions on tuna fishing and energy prices in overseas territories

Parliament’s summer recess came to an end on Monday, and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell wasted no time getting his questions in after the six-week break.

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Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his mother Eileen

Romford MP’s mum, 89, pulled from burning car

The 89-year-old mother of Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has spoken of the “shocking” moment she was pulled by strangers from her burning car on the A127 in Harold Wood.

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Sgt Craig Meredith approves 91-year-old Dorothy Weston's badge

Police target blue badge cheats in Romford

Blue badge fraudsters were targeted in a joint operation by the council and the police last week.

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Cllr Russell Quirk in front of the Warley Training Centre plot, which is due to be turned into a space for affordable housing.

More than one third of Brentwood young people still live at home according to new report

Thousands of adults cannot afford to fly the nest, according to a new report that documents the number of people continuing to live with their parents into their 30s.

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Students at Oakfields Montessori School's dressed up for Dahlicious day (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Romford pictures: Fantastic foxes and oompa loompas at school’s Roald Dahl day

Many wonderful surprises awaited the students of Oakfields Montessori School on Friday as they entered the magical worlds of Roald Dahl.

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3rd Gidea Park Scouts visited the Welsh coastal town of Aberdovey

Club news: 3rd Gidea Park Scouts return from their summer camp in Snowdonia

Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town

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