Councils across England face an average to their spending power of 1.8 per cent – but Havering hasn’t yet worked out precisely how badly it will be affected.

Romford Greyhound Stadium

The manager of Romford Greyhound Stadium has defended the track over claims it has the worst dog injury record in the country.

Environment cabinet member Cllr Robert Benham: 'Spitting in a public space is disgusting'

Spitting in Havering could soon mean coughing up something very different – £80.

Last week's planning meeting at Havering Town Hall saw decision on Greenock Way deferred

Members of the public are to get their say on the future of Havering after councillors agreed to consult on its local plan.

The Met Office is warning of 'brutal' weather this week with snow forecast for much of the UK including London (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A “weather bomb” has been causing carnage across the country – with wintry gales due to hit London tonight and tomorrow (Thursday).

Further arrests have been made following a police investigation into an Essex-based escort agency.

Cllr Ron Ower, who is leading the scheme

Cllr Ron Ower has possibly the most convoluted title in local government, but his vision is very simple.

Representatives rejected a motion backing a referendum on council tax

Russian sanctions and tensions in the Middle East were dragged into last night’s full meeting of Havering Council, where councillors rejected calls for a council tax referendum.

Cllr Benham

Up to 2,000 people could be out of pocket due to a Havering Council blunder caused by “teething problems” in a new system.

Huge industrial pincers bite into the tower (Picture: Paul Bennett)

Demolition of the last tower block on a once crime-ridden Rainham estate started today.

2014 panel

It was lights, camera, action for students who produced a Question time-style debate that was beamed live around the world online.

Cllr Roger Ramsey said Queen's Hospital is

Proposed cuts to the borough’s youth service and cultural amenities were brought to the forefront at a public meeting last night.

Police escort the protestors. Picture: Terry Hurlstone

A 75-year-old activist who was once arrested for tying a chain across Oxford Street has returned to the scene for a funeral-style protest – featuring a “Dutch style die-in”.

Terry Burland, left, with Cllr Brian Eagling - and the life-saving heater (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A councillor turned into a knight in shining armour after he received a phone call from a man stricken in plummeting temperatures earlier this month.

The post that Romford MP Andrew Rosindell shared

MP Andrew Rosindell has removed a far-right organisation’s “honey trap” post that posed as a poppy appeal from his Facebook.

Jon Cruddas during his blindfolded journey

Jon Cruddas MP donned a blindfold and boarded a bus to support a charity campaign to improve transport access for the visually impaired.

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Younger Adults – £4.45m cuts by 2019

Daisy Young at the National Star College. Picture: Livability

An ambitious 19-year-old wanted to return to education with her friends but faced serious obstacles ­because of her disabilities and a council funding decision.

Cllr Ray Morgon

Havering’s newest cabinet members have been accused of “abandoning their ethics and philosophy” by accepting £29k administration posts.

Police want to speak to these two men. Picture: Essex Police

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.

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