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The council is asking for your opinion on whether the centre in Rainham should stay open.

Havering Council has said it is still investigating an alleged brothel in Elm Park after years of complaints from neighbours and police confirming there is “brothel activity” at the site.

An elderly man found slumped at the wheel of his car, a problem drinker estranged from his father and a man with lung disease who passed away in the depths of winter - at least three people have died homeless in Havering this year, but no record is being kept of their deaths.

The leader of Havering Council wants to hear from you, the borough’s residents, at a series of surgeries being held across the borough this month.

Gallows Corner has been shortlisted for a major government cash boost following a long campaign by residents and local politicians.

Harold Hill resident Shaun Bailey has been elected as the Conservative Party’s candidate to face Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in the city’s 2020 mayoral election, it has been announced today (Friday, September 28).

The total number of people killed or injured on the borough’s roads is falling, figures reveal.

Havering residents are invited to be part of a community event which looks at how working together can prevent crime.

A total of 673 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

Firefighters and the RSPCA helped rescue a lucky black cat from a car engine in Elm Park.

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help in tracing two fraudsters with connections to Romford who are on the run from the law after being found guilty of fraud.

There are heavy tailbacks on the M25 clockwise at its Romford junction with the A127 this morning after a lorry tipped over on the slip road.

Residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on plans to transform an area of Romford within the ring-road.

A bin has been placed outside of Romford Police Station for residents to anonymously hand in knives.

Were you one of the 28,253 people in the last year that challenged the council on a parking ticket you were given?

A 21-year-old man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences after a police chase down the A12 last week.

Police officers have confirmed that a man who died in a car crash in Ongar was a 22-year-old from Romford.

“I think the boundary commission has really failed to understand the needs of the local community.”

Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez met with the Met commissioner to discuss crime in outer-London boroughs and the “fantastic news” that Hornchurch police station will remain open.

Months of campaigning by the council has resulted in a “wonderful achievement” in the battle to keep Hornchurch police station open.

School children in Havering are invited to encourage road users to be Bike Smart in the tenth year of a Road Safety Banner Competition.

After years of campaigning Hornchurch Police Station will remain open!

After seven months of scrutiny by the Greater London Authority the application for the homes to be built in Rom Valley Way has finally been approved.

A new green man crossing is going to be put in at the Doggett’s Corner crossing in Hornchurch.

Whether you have a front page story, an event you would like to promote or simply want to chat, we want to hear from you.

Police officers were forced to temporarily close a stretch of the A13 last night (Wednesday, September 5) after a car driving the wrong way down the dual carriageway caused traffic chaos.

Emergency services were seen by members of the public in and around Albany Road this morning.

Newbury Road in Harold Hill was closed for few hours last night after police chased a suspect through the area.

Essex Police have confirmed a 38-year-old motorcyclist from Romford has died after being hit by a car and are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

A car crashed into a parked vehicle outside a church in Hornchurch this evening (Friday, August 31) after its driver suddenly fell unwell at the wheel.

Havering is ranked 11th worst in the country for falling short of its government target for building new homes, according to the latest government figures.

A community that has been left “disappointed” after the decision to build on a contentious open space by their homes was given the green light.

More than £166,000 has been issued in penalty notices to rogue landlords by Havering Council across the borough over the last five months.

Read the full breakdown of the cost of PSL housing over the last five years, after the Recorder submitted an FOI request.

Grants to the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch will be reviewed as part of a Havering Council bid to save money if plans for next year’s budget are approved.

Proposed cost-cutting ideas include closing public toilets, switching off street lights, merging libraries and childrens centres together, and increasing business rates of charity shops by 20 per cent.

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

“As for me, I remain an unapologetic conservative, a passionate supporter of Brexit and a big fan of our party grassroots!”

The council has now decided to complete a new re-assessment of all 878 people living in PSL properties after the Recorder challenged them on the way that it dealt with the situation.

Havering’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

That is 39,000 20ps over five years!

More than 600 Havering residents could be forced to move out of the borough after the council decided to give their homes back to private landlords.

Residents who live close to the pub haven’t been able to open their windows because the smell is so bad.

Nearly half of Havering parents who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government failed to pay in the first three months of 2018.

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