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Council lock-in at Havering Town Hall

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.

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Havering Town Hall.

Meeting of Havering Council: Report

Improvements to Gallows Corner will be discussed with TFL bosses at a meeting later this year.

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High Road, Romford.

Government crackdown on illegal workers sees Chadwell Heath restaurant owner disqualified

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.

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Striking teachers on a march in London earlier this year

Public sector strike: Have your say on the Havering walk out

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.

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Striking teachers on a march in London earlier this year

Public sector strike: Havering schools to close as teachers, firefighters and council staff walk out

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.

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Connor Dowling, 10, Emily Kinder, 11, and Abigail Dowling, 7, outside Oakfields

Girl, 11, mounts road safety campaign - for a path outside her school

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.

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Havering Council in five years raised more than £9million from penalty charge notices issued as a result of mobile CCTV enforcement

Havering’s ‘spy cars’ to be banned

Controversial “spy cars” - which help raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in parking fines - are to be banned.

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Drapers' Academy in Harold Hill is run by the trust behind the new free school

Government approves new free school for Havering

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”.

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Cllr Michael Deon-Burton...ensure papers can't be read...commerically sensitive details

Councillor accuses Havering Council of lying over waste site plans

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.

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Romford MP Andrew Rosindel labeled the new deputy Mayor Cllr Barbara Matthews a 'hypocrite'

Opposition take top seats in Havering Council

Opposition councillors are among those who have taken top posts at the council, leading to the deputy mayor being labelled a “hypocrite”.

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Could Boris be standing as an MP in Havering?

Will Boris Johnson run in Hornchurch and Upminster?

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.

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Havering Town Hall

Havering Council’s new committee chairs

The council voted for the following councillors to chairman and vice-chairman of the committees.

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The new cabinet members in Havering Town Hall chamber. Cllr Meg Davis was unavailable.

Havering Council’s new cabinet members

Cllr Roger Ramsey, who was elected leader at the full Council meeting yesterday, has announced the new cabinet responsibilities. They are as follows:

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Havering Town Hall

New mayor, council leader and cabinet named at Havering Town Hall meeting

Tonight’s annual meeting of the council was a short but fruitful affair, which saw a new mayor, council leader and cabinet announced.

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

Havering leadership to be sworn in tonight

Tonight the Havering Town Hall power struggle will be settled and the new administration will be sworn in.

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Election leaflet distributed in Alborough ward ahead of May's council election

Tories’ King George A&E election leaflets ‘designed to mislead the public’

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”.

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The strikes are the latest in a series of walkouts over pensions changes

Firefighters set for 24-hour strike in Havering

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.

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

Update: Residents’ Association leader declines coalition to avoid ‘decision-making paralysis’

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.

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

Local Elections: Conservative minority likely to take charge at Havering Town Hall

The ongoing discussions regarding the control of Havering Council may be finalised shortly, with a minority Conservative administration likely.

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Cllr Tucker, left, Cllr Ramsey, Cllr Webb, and Cllr Barret at the council chamber in Havering Town Hall.

Local Elections: Havering Council control still uncertain

Midnight is the deadline for party leaders to finish their “horse-trading” and propose who they wish to control the council.

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(Centre) Ukip Leader Cllr Lawrence Webb with new Heaton councillors (L-R) Ian De Wulverton and Philip Hyde

Local Elections: Havering resembles Essex by voting Ukip

Havering voters proved they are more “Essex Man” than Londoner by voting in more Ukip councillors than anywhere else in the capital.

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Cllr Clarence Barrett

Non-mainstream parties triumph in Havering elections

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.

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Alby Tebbutt

Local Elections: Romford Conservatives triumph over Ukip defectors

An impressive 20 out of Romford’s Conservative “Team 21” won seats as the party’s newcomers saw off its older rivals.

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Cllr Denis O'Flynn

Labour down to one in Havering as longest serving councillor ousted

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.

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Julian Clark

Havering Ukip candidate slams counting system after 2-vote loss

A Ukip candidate has blasted the counting system that potentially cost him his council seat.

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Lightning over Hornchurch at about 9pm on Friday.

Romford pictures: Lightning strikes over Havering and Redbridge

As lightning illuminated the skies over Redbridge and Havering Recorder readers reached for their cameras to capture the extreme weather.

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Members of Hare Park Badminton Club. [Picture: Anita Audritt]

Club News: Hare Park Badminton Club

Treasurer Anita Audritt talks about Hare Park Badminton Club.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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