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Top council chiefs are plotting to extend the back office merger between Havering and Newham to include joint-working with Bexley, the Recorder can reveal.
Benefit cheats have stolen almost £1.5million from cash-strapped Havering Council over the past year – and 34 of its own workers have also committed fraud.
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has apologised for a “stupid mistake” after “accidentally” claiming £30 on expenses for funeral flowers.
His own son may have told him he “used to be famous” but Ed Miliband was recognised by some eagle-eyed youngsters on a visit to the Houses of Parliament.
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has launched a campaign to have a mobile breast cancer screening unit for Havering residents moved to Romford.
A former Ukip councillor who left the party in mysterious circumstances was sacked after impersonating a building inspector, the Recorder can reveal.
Costly plans to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch by renaming an estate could go ahead despite widespread outrage – including one woman writing to Her Majesty herself.
New homes and jobs in Rainham, the Romford leisure development and the departure of the children, adults and housing group director were all discussed at last night’s full council meeting.
MPs are “caught in the middle” over “unacceptable” plans to increase their wages, according to Dagenham and Rainham MP, Jon Cruddas.
A pioneering project targeted at patients suffering several long term illnesses, to prevent additional pressure on A&E, is being carried out in Havering.
Ukip councillor Philip Hyde has resigned from the party and will now sit as an independent.
A pensioner, who could become homeless, has appealed for more provision be made for elderly people who are forced out of privately rented accommodation.
‘You would think we were selling crack cocaine instead of a glass of ale.’
The attractive streets of Havering are being turned into eyesores as fly-tippers dump mountains of rubbish in roads and green spaces – leaving tax-payers to foot the clean up bill.
Train services from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street will be run by TfL from May 31.
Charity workers are warning of an impending homelessness crisis as new figures reveal Havering Council has drastically missed its housing targets.
Last night’s annual meeting of the council saw Cllr Brian Eagling be elected as the new Mayor of Havering.
Beer aficionados waiting patiently for Havering’s first micropub will have to wait a little longer to fill their glasses.
Plans to tackle the “growing problem” of properties which house multiple tenants have been given the go-ahead.
Two feuding former political allies will battle it out to be Havering’s next mayor.
A strong showing but no seats won – Ukip’s performance in Havering is symbolic of its failings nationally.
The Labour party is in a “big crisis” according to Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, who this morning resigned from the shadow cabinet.
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has resigned from Labour’s shadow cabinet to conduct an independent review into the party’s recent election failings.
Newly re-elected MP Jon Cruddas was “unsuprised” by the tightness of the election battle in Dagenham and Rainham, winning his seats by less than five thousand votes.
David Cameron will return to Downing Street as Prime Minister after a disastrous night for Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
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A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.
Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.
Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!