July 31 2014 Latest news:
A councillor is “delighted” that he has been cleared of making “insulting and racist” remarks at a town hall meeting about residents of Havering and Newham as well as a council officer.
Chaos descended on Havering Town Hall during the public sector strikes last Thursday as eight councillors found themselves trapped inside the building after a meeting, setting off an alarm in the process.
Improvements to Gallows Corner will be discussed with TFL bosses at a meeting later this year.
A restaurant boss has been banned from being director of any business for the next six years the Home Office has ruled after he was found employing three illegal workers.
More than 25 Havering schools are closed or partially closed today by a public sector strike which is also disrupting council services and the fire brigade.
More than 25 Havering schools will be closed or partially closed tomorrow by a public sector strike which also threatens to disrupt council services and the fire brigade.
At 11 years old, Emily Kinder seems an unlikely driving force leading a two-year-old campaign to improve road safety outside her Upminster school.
Controversial “spy cars” - which help raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in parking fines - are to be banned.
A new free school for Havering has today been approved by the government, with prime minister David Cameron praising plans to drive up standards as “truly commendable”.
A councillor has accused Havering Council of “deliberately” witholding information and giving “untrue” answers to an FOI request he made, as he fights plans to expand an existing waste site.
Opposition councillors are among those who have taken top posts at the council, leading to the deputy mayor being labelled a “hypocrite”.
Will London’s Mayor Boris Johnson run as an MP in Hornchurch and Upminster in 2015? The rumour mill is certainly spinning fast enough to suggest it is a possibility.
The council voted for the following councillors to chairman and vice-chairman of the committees.
Cllr Roger Ramsey, who was elected leader at the full Council meeting yesterday, has announced the new cabinet responsibilities. They are as follows:
Tonight’s annual meeting of the council was a short but fruitful affair, which saw a new mayor, council leader and cabinet announced.
Tonight the Havering Town Hall power struggle will be settled and the new administration will be sworn in.
An MP has promised to find out who was responsible for Conservative election leaflets distributed ahead of May’s council poll that were “designed to mislead the public”.
Firefighters in Havering will go on a 24-hour strike next week after pension schemes were labelled “unworkable” by union chiefs, it has been announced today.
A coalition has been ruled out of the question because the Residents’ Association (RA) did not want to seize power, according to the “saddened” Conservative leader.
The ongoing discussions regarding the control of Havering Council may be finalised shortly, with a minority Conservative administration likely.
Midnight is the deadline for party leaders to finish their “horse-trading” and propose who they wish to control the council.
Havering voters proved they are more “Essex Man” than Londoner by voting in more Ukip councillors than anywhere else in the capital.
It was a victory of sorts for the non-mainstream parties at the Havering elections last week, where the Residents’ Association claimed one of the best performances in the country.
An impressive 20 out of Romford’s Conservative “Team 21” won seats as the party’s newcomers saw off its older rivals.
The already weak presence of Labour within the Havering Council chamber has been crippled following the elections - with Havering’s longest serving councillor losing his seat.
The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vador actor David Prowse.
Angela Hutton, from Third Gidea Park Scouts, reports on the club’s recent activities
It has been 50 years since Hornchurch Fire Station opened its doors and to mark the occasion they have invited the whole community to celebrate with them.
Grand Union Brixton have teamed up with Rekorderlig to host the #SpiritofSummer between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th August.