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Friday, January 20, 2017
From left, Havering Council's head of clinical practice Dave Tapsell, director of children's services  Tim Aldridge, and Robert South head of care resources

Despite Ofsted inspectors rating a vulnerable children’s service as requiring improvement, its department head remains optimistic.

The government funding cut will see Havering's revenue support grant decrease from  £20.9m in 2016/2017 to £1.4m in  in 2019/2020. Picture: PA Images

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has slammed a government grant to the council, saying the borough is not getting a fair deal.

Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

The Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster has not been able to vote or contribute to Parliament since last May after suffering from “a minor stroke”.

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A decision by the Planning Inspectorate on whether Muslim cemetery owners can convert land in the borough to open a new site is expected later this month.

Havering Council's cabinet member for environment, regulatory services and community safety, Cllr Osman Dervish.

A video has surfaced of a cabinet member commenting that the council’s solar park proposals will only go ahead with public support.

Motorists face a rise in parking charges in Upminster and across Havering

A new study has shown parking charges from the local authority have generated almost £2million in profit over the last year.

Council workers and union members protest against cuts outside Havering Town Hall.

The leader of Havering Council was asked to justify spending more than £500,000 on a salary review at Wednesday’s full council meeting.

Phillip Hammond, chancellor, unveiled his Autumn Statement to parliament today. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged to raise the national living wage as he unveiled his autumn statement in Parliament today.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has responded to the latest data which shows the MP to have the fifth highest expenses bill in the capital.

Proposed solar panel farm locations in Dagnam Park Harold Hill and Gerpins Lane, Upminster

Campaigners opposing plans to build a solar park on land next to a nature reserve will hold a protest before presenting a petition to councillors tonight (Wednesday).

Pyworthy solar farm is an example of what solar parks proposed for Havering could look like.

Havering Council is investigating allegations that a planning officer anonymously commented on a public forum championing the proposed solar park.

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Proposed solar panel farm locations in Dagnam Park Harold Hill and Gerpins Lane, Upminster

Land earmarked for a solar park is not part of Dagnam Park nature reserve, insists Havering Council, despite information boards claiming it is.

Donald Trump is to be the next president of the United States after voters gambled on his promise to 'Make America Great Again'. Photo: PA

Donald Trump becoming the new president of the United States of America is “not necessarily bad news” for the UK, according to Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has called on BBC One to play the national anthem at the end of each programming day, in honour of Brexit.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell remains “absolutely confident” the UK will leave the EU next year, despite a historic High Court ruling which threatens to derail the Brexit process.

Queen's Hospital's A&E department

Calls are growing for a ground-breaking emergency care trial which drastically cut A&E waiting times to be rolled out across the capital.

Havering's London Assembly Member Keith Prince.

The Mayor of London has been challenged amid fears Havering residents will have to pick up the bill for new river crossings.

Boris Johnson was left puzzled when questioned at the Foreign Affairs committee. Picture: PA Wire.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell sparked an embarrassing moment for Boris Johnson after he put the new Foreign Secretary on the spot.

Faircross Avenue. Photo: Google Maps

Home-makers can breathe a sigh of relief as councillors agreed to keep in place a temporary width restriction that prevents damage to properties caused by large vehicles.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell

Three months on from the UK voting to leave the EU, Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has reiterated calls for a swift and clear exit.

Leader of the council Roger Ramsey

The leader of Havering Council is continuing to take the fight to the government over fairer funding, saying reduced grants have seen the authority “starved of money”.

Car abandoned on the A12

A man who abandoned his car on the A12 has been ordered to pay £940.

Whybridge Infant School has had a classroom extended outside of planning permission.

The council has been accused of double standards after it pushed ahead with extending a classroom without planning permission.

London City Airport CGI

Campaigners say the green light for a £344m expansion programme at London City Airport will see smaller communities hit the hardest.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell calling for urgent action

Bring back the blue British passport, is the latest campaign taken up by Romford’s MP.

Romford Labour Party, South Street Picture: Google Streetview

Romford Constituency Labour Party has voted to support Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s upcoming leadership contest.

Lawrence Webb  ( Ukip )

A Havering councillor is standing as deputy of one of the candidates in Ukip’s leadership election.

Mohamed Omer founding member of the Gardens of Peace cemetery with the graves behind him.

Trespassers who have built a wooden campsite on land earmarked for a cemetery have said they are “just growing flowers and potatoes”.

A plane making a final approach to land at City Airport (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

The government today announced it has given City Airport the green light to expand.

Residents of Ravenscourt Grove are upset that their homes may be deomolished

Relatives of older people living in sheltered housing have spoken of their concern after it was revealed many sites may be demolished or renovated.

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A town planning expert accused Havering Council of having a lack of regard toward its Muslim community, during a planning inquiry last week.

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A public inquiry into controversial plans for a cemetery near a golf course in Harold Wood opened yesterday at Havering Town Hall.

London mayor Sadiq Khan went to see Gallows Corner on his first visit to Havering since his election

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged to consider all options to improve Gallows Corner during his first visit to the borough since his election.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and Redbridge Conservative leader Keith Prince talk to the press at Gants Hill, ahead of the local elections in May 22th

GLA member for Redbridge and Havering Keith Prince is already backing Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister.

Conservative's Parliamentary Candidate for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson

Hornchurch and Upminster’s MP Dame Angela Watkinson believes the decision to leave the European Union will lead to a period of “great turbulence”.

Prime minister David Cameron in action

Prime Minister David Cameron will step down in October after the UK backed the campaign to leave the European Union.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking in London where he claimed victory for the Leave campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Voters in Havering came out in force after recording the joint third biggest turnout in London for the EU referendum.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking in London where he claimed victory for the Leave campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Voters in Havering came out in force after recording the joint third biggest turnout in London for the EU referendum.

Britain has voted to leave the EU

Britain has voted to leave the EU.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell at the count

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell has described today as a ‘historic day for Havering and for Britain’.

Breaking News: Havering votes to leave the European Union

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Union Jack pictured next to the European Union flag in London                  Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images

Havering has voted to leave the European Union with 70 per cent of voters supporting a Brexit.

Britain has voted to leave the EU

Britain has voted to leave the EU, but Havering has still to declare.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell at the count

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has said he met only one person planning to vote remain in Havering today.

Havering Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey

Havering Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey is hoping for a leave vote saying that services can not be provided to a growing population with dwindling resources.

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