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Political leanings were put aside as a campaign supporting Britain leaving the European Union was launched in Romford Market Place last week.

Police officer and wandering swan Picture: Havering MPS Twitter

“Expect the unexpected” must be the thought that goes through every police officer’s mind when they start work.

File photo dated 28/09/15 of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, who is warning the Government's failure to invest in Britain's infrastructure is putting the future prosperity of the country at risk.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell MP will visit Havering on Thursday to speak to young Labour members.

Leader Cllr Roger Ramsey

Protesters will have to wait for their chance to speak on controversial new parking plans after the matter was pulled from a council agenda.

Jon Cruddas MP delivers a petition at Number 10 Downing Street, opposing prison plans last year

Controversial plans to create a prison in Rainham could be back on the agenda after the government outlined measures to build a series of new jails.

Tapestry chief executive Tony Lowe, Rob Wilson MP, Dame Angela Watkinson MP and Lesley Buckland, chair of board of trustees at Tapestry

A leading Hornchurch care charity has won more funding through a £1.5million government scheme, which was announced at its headquarters yesterday.

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London, visited traders at Romford market

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London, came to Romford market today to meet some Havering residents.

The James Oglethorpe Primary School along with Crownfield Infants' School, St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Broadford Primary School and Parsonage Farm School have been recommended by the cabinet for expansion

Plans to expand four more primary schools in Havering have been revealed in a report going to the council cabinet tonight.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and London's Ukip MEP Gerard Batten

Rebel Tory MP Andrew Rosindell has teamed up with Ukip election rival Gerard Batten to push for Britain to leave the European Union.

Havering council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey

Plans detailing how Havering Council plans to cut a further £13.9million from its budget over the next three years have been published – focusing on income generation.

Havering Town Hall.

The company borne out of a back-office merger between Havering and Newham councils has saved £7million – but is slightly behind on its target.

MPs Dame Angela Watkinson (left), Jon Cruddas (top right) and Andrew Rosindell (bottom right)

A probe into MPs expenses has revealed Havering’s three MPs cost the taxpayer £2million in payments for staff, office costs and travel over the past five years.

Romford Remembrance Day service in 2014

Police have pulled support for Remembrance Day parades across the borough and will not be marshalling road closures, the Recorder can reveal.

St Andrew's Church, Hornchurch

Mourners are set to be charged for parking on a church car park during funerals – or risk being slapped with a ticket.

Cllr Keith Prince is the Conservative candidate for Redbridge and Havering in the London Assembly elections

Born and bred in Havering and a former Redbridge council leader, Keith Prince, wants to stand up for the two boroughs.

Ivana Bartoletti

An NHS worker and a mother expecting her second child, Labour’s London Assembly candidate, Ivana Bartoletti, wants to send a message of “trust and hope”.

Zac Goldsmith, who has been chosen as the Conservative Party's candidate to run for London mayor in 2016, the Tories have announced. (Nick Ansell/PA)

Zac Goldmsmith has been chosen as the Conservative Party candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral elections.

Havering Cabinet approved plans to save a further £13.9million from its budget over the next three years and expand five primary schools

An internal fraud scandal at Havering Council shows no signs of letting up as eight more workers have been caught committing scams.

Winner Samantha Thomas and model ***

A hairdresser has proved she really is a cut above the rest by picking up a prestigious industry award.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first keynote speech on day three of the Labour Party annual conference. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

It seems the Corbyn effect has reached the Tory heartland of Havering, with a surge in Labour party membership since his leadership campaign started.

Havering Cabinet approved plans to save a further £13.9million from its budget over the next three years and expand five primary schools

Private sector landlords could be regulated in Havering if plans are rubber stamped.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, left, after she handed over a copy of the deeds of 39 Amersham Road, Harold Hill to the Greater London Council's 12,000th council house buyer, James Patterson and his wife Maureen. With them are their three children, twins Vernon and Martin and Leisa, 16. Picture: PA

As well as building 1,000 new homes, the council plans to buy back some properties sold to residents through the Right to Buy scheme.

Havering Cabinet approved plans to save a further £13.9million from its budget over the next three years and expand five primary schools

Ambitious plans to build 1,000 new council homes within 10 years were passed by councillors last night.

Andrew Rosindell

Andrew Rosindell proposed a 10-minute rule bill in Parliament yesterday, calling for control and sovereignty for the UK’s borders to be restored.

Jeremy Corbyn at the Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party leadership rally in the Camden Centre.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has said he would be “very happy” to teach the new Labour leader the words to the national anthem.

meals on wheels

Havering’s meals on wheels service could be binned after the council revealed it has been operating at a loss for four years.

London Assembly conservative candidate for Havering and Redbridge, Keith Prince

Mr Prince was chosen to fight the Havering and Redbridge seat last night after receiving more than 50 per cent of votes from local Conservatives.

From left: Sarah Macken, Shaun Bailey and Keith Prince

A former council leader and a technology entrepreneur are among the Conservative hopefuls vying to be the Conservative London Assembly candidate for Havering and Redbridge.

Ivana Bartoletti

She may have been born in Italy, but Ivana Bartoletti is a proud Londoner.

Havering Town Hall.

Almost 100 complaints were made about Havering Council in the last year, a new report has revealed.

Ivana Bartoletti

The Labour Party has selected Ivana Bartoletti to stand as its candidate for Havering and Redbridge in next year’s London Assembly elections.

Roger Evans

Roger Evans, Havering’s representative in the London Assembly for 15 years, will call time on his political career in May.

Micropub the Upminster Taproom has had problems opening. It got an alcohol licence and was recommended to get planning permission but was blocked at committee

The borough’s first micropub is no closer to pulling its first pint after it was stopped from opening on a temporary basis.

Mayor Brian Eagling opens  the new refurbished McDonalds in South Street

Fast food fans in Romford rejoice - McDonalds in South Street has reopened – and its got futuristic.

Andrew Rosindell with a penguin

Andrew Rosindell chose to celebrate 25 years of public services with a “star-studded” knees up at London Zoo.

Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

Havering has joined five other local authorities in an alliance that plans to “speak up for north east London”.

Cllr Ron Ower

Six Havering Council staff have been sacked in the last year for taking too many sick days.

Orla the new police dog.

A flea ridden rescue dog is about to start her new life as a sniffer hound with Essex Police.

Havering Town Hall

An “exciting” 20-year plan for Romford and the spending of £3million in TfL funds dominated the Havering Council cabinet meeting last night.

Councillor Mark Logan.

A judicial review will be held into Havering Council’s decision to tax severely disabled people.

Havering Town Hall

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.

Havering Town Hall

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.

Barking and Dagenham General Election 2015

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has apologised for a “stupid mistake” after “accidentally” claiming £30 on expenses for funeral flowers.

St Peter's Romford Year 6 with Ed Miliband

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.

Jon Cruddas MP is starting a campaign to get a mobile breast cancer screening unit moved to Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has launched a campaign to have a mobile breast cancer screening unit for Havering residents moved to Romford.

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