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Friday, August 18, 2017

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with growing demand for support leading councils to overspend on their budgets.

A Romford cafe that officers say has been operating as “a de facto pub” illegally is applying to Havering Council to be able to sell alcohol.

A grief-stricken Havering family are crowdfunding to fly their mum’s body home after she died while on holiday in Turkey.

Havering Council has been accused of making a “pig’s ear” out of a controversial salary review.

Families frightened by moped gangs terrorising streets across the borough was the subject of a parliamentary debate last week.

Sitting down to write my first column for the Recorder as Hornchurch & Upminster’s new MP, I realise this is one of the first opportunities I have had properly to reflect on the whirlwind of the past seven weeks.

Residents and ward councillors have come together in an attempt to stop over development in the borough.

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Havering – such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

The Labour Party has held Barking and Dagenham and Rainham in a decisive defeat for UKIP.

We’re live at the count for the constituencies of Barking and Dagenham and Rainham.

For those who are still unsure about who to vote for in today’s general election, the Recorder has put together a summary of the parties key policies.

If all the tension and drama of polling day has left you a little confused, here’s the Recorder’s guide to what you can expect as the 2017 general election comes to a climax.

Voters are being warned to stay vigilant to the threat of electoral fraud ahead of the upcoming general election on Thursday.

“Shocked and saddened” were the words used by Havering Council’s chief executive in response to Saturday’s terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage joined the general election campaign trail – and said that he feels the party has a “real chance” of winning the Dagenham and Rainham seat.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends...

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

Residents say they will not give up the fight against a gravel extraction site near their homes.

To help voters get to know parliamentary candidates before the election on Thursday, June 8, we’ve been talking to some of them for 80 seconds.

A leadership takeover bid at Havering Council was thwarted by the council’s legal team.

Passionate protesters presented a petition of more than 1,000 signatures opposing plans for a controversial cemetery to an inquiry which opened on Tuesday, May 9.

The daughter of a woman who suffered a brain injury said she was disappointed that a planning application for a rehabilitation centre was refused.

The lives of pedestrians are still in danger after action has failed to be taken over two-metre dangerously high walls.

One has represented a constituency for 16 years, another is a valued NHS worker and the other comes from a working-class background.

Havering Council has been accused of “double standards” after a motorist snapped a picture of a traffic parking and control car parked on yellow lines.

Conservative candidate Andrew Rosindell kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

Campaigners who believed they were successful in thwarting plans for a controversial cemetery next to a golf course, are once again fighting proposals.

A mum-of-two has warned a political party against taking voters for granted by selecting election candidates not familiar with the area.

An MP has accused the prime minster of “flip flopping” over her decision to call a snap general election on June 8.

The snap election announced by Theresa May yesterday, has been approved by MPs.

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

The borough’s MPs are as divided in their response to Theresa May’s snap general election announcement as the infighting alluded to in her speech this morning.

In just under two years, Britain has had one general election, one referendum, two prime minsters and faces the prospect of a third.

Theresa May’s snap general election on June 8 has received the full support of Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

The prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election on June 8.

An MP has condemned European Union (EU) leaders saying they are taking security measures for granted during Brexit negotiations.

There are calls for the Mayor of London to adopt Havering’s pioneering approach to reducing crime around nightclubs and bars across the capital.

It’s been the news that 70 per cent of voters in the borough have been waiting for since that historic moment on June 23 when the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

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