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Councillors have had their wish granted to get a bus to finally stop outside of Rainham Station.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has criticised two major supermarket chains over pay disputes with their employees.

A group of residents held aloft placards and chanted “Tories out” outside Havering Town Hall last night (May 24) amid claims some independent councillors were “betraying voters” by propping up a new Conservative administration.

Conservative group leader councillor Damian White has been named the new leader of Havering Council after a tense Town Hall meeting last night (Wednesday, May 23).

The new leader of Havering Council will be elected at the council meeting tonight.

The outgoing leader of Havering Council has praised his minority Conservative administration for “keeping the ship steady” for the borough’s residents over the last four years.

Havering’s re-elected Residents Association councillors believe they have a chance to form their own administration and take control of Havering Council away from the borough’s Conservatives next week.

Two councillors with a combined 24 years of Town Hall experience between them are set to go head-to-head in the race to be named leader of Havering Council.

As Havering went to the polls last week, Prof Ged Martin looked at an election 54 years ago as the borough was created

Campaigners are urging Havering residents to speak out against racism after the far-right British National Party won more votes than the Liberal Democrats in one ward in last week’s elections.

The voters of Havering have spoken and here is your full list of the winners and losers in each ward from last night’s council election.

After all six of his candidates were re-elected to Havering Council yesterday, Cllr Jeffrey Tucker, leader of the Independent Resident’s Group, has thanked Havering’s voters for their continued support.

The leader of Havering Council’s Labour group says he is pleased with the progress being made by his party after they more than doubled their representation at town hall in yesterday’s election.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has backed Havering Council’s Conservatives to fulfil their election pledge to “keep Havering special” after the group was once again named the largest group in town hall.

The former leader of Havering Council’s UKIP group, which was wiped out overnight and failed to win a single seat on the council, has said the borough’s residents will miss his party’s voice at town hall.

The borough’s Conservatives once again have the largest number of sitting councillors on Havering Council, but fell short of winning an overall majority and assuming control of the council.

The Recorder will be live from Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park from 10pm as the results come in.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Havering Council was just one successful appeal away from losing its ability to reject major planning applications, a shocking new report has revealed.

Both the borough’s Labour and Conservative groups are fielding the maximum number of candidates across Havering’s 18 wards on May 3.

Firms across the borough have been disclosing the difference between average hourly earnings for men and women as requested by the government.

Havering has one of the lowest average house prices but householders are paying one of the highest council tax rates in the capital, according to a study.

Strikes over reduced rest days and new rosters are is limiting a transport service for the borough’s most vulnerable residents until Friday (March 30).

Havering residents will be paying £60.33 more in Council Tax next year after councillors agreed a rise of 3.78pc at a council meeting last night (Wednesday, February 21).

Children in care and care leavers were invited to discuss future careers at the council’s first recruitment event.

Parliament has approved a funding settlement that will see a substantial funding increase for Havering Council in the coming financial year.

The organisers of We Are FSTVL have been granted a licence to host almost 40,000 people at the electronic dance music festival in Upminster for the next three years.

Havering housing benefit applicants’ waiting time is just below the national average, data shows.

The Conservatives are “celebrating” the defection of Ukip’s former parliamentary candidate and regional controller for London Peter Harris, who is from Dagenham.

Councillors will review the results of their budget consultation and a proposed increase in council tax at a cabinet meeting next week.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the next generation.

A statement in support of granting “village green” status to a community space was released by Labour MP Jon Cruddas in advance of the decision due to be taken at yesterday’s public hearing.

Just 129 people responded to Havering Council’s public consultation on its housing plans for the next 13 years, a new report has revealed.

Christmas has been complicated for the tenants of a home for the elderly left without a consistent bathroom water supply.

A million first-time buyers are expected by the government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years - but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas insists a £2 maximum bet should be implemented immediately after claiming his constituents gambled away more than £5million on fixed-odds machines last year.

A politician made himself a figure of fun after being fined for dangerous driving in 1904, says Prof Ged Martin

Crime figures show a huge rise in domestic violence in Havering. Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how Havering Women’s Aid and the council are trying to support women - and men - living with abusive partners as pressure on services grows

Havering Council has begun finalising plans for its 2018/19 budget, which currently has a predicted funding gap of more than £9million.

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

Havering Council could be left powerless to rule against major planning applications from developers due to little known government guidelines.

Havering Council’s six Ukip councillors have revealed they will not stand in next year’s local elections if Peter Whittle is named leader of their party.

A cafe authorities claimed had been operating as a “de facto pub” without a licence has been refused the right to sell alcohol by Havering Council.

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