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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.

Can crowdfunding save Christmas?

Community events organisers are crowdfunding Christmas by asking residents to raise £15,564 – but so far Scrooge is winning as only £356 has been raised.

Cameron Ramsey, 15, used to be part of a gang of kids who caused trouble in Harold Hill. Now he's had his life changed by the youth service

“Where are the young people gonna go? They’re going to end up getting arrested and ruining their lives.”

Cllr Clarence Barrett

The dissenting former leader of the Residents’ Association (RA) has defended his new group from a barrage of criticism from residents claiming their votes have been gifted to the Conservatives.

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

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

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

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.

Cllr Ray Morgon

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.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham

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.

Demonstrators outside the town hall protesting over the Youth Service cuts

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

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

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

Cllr Clarence Barrett

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.

Havering Town Hall.

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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