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MP Andrew Rosindell

Poll: Havering MPs’ expenses exceed half-a-million pounds

Havering’s MPs expenses totalled more than half-a-million pounds last year.

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Nicola Church and her son Mason (Picture: Sandra Rowse)

Disabled Hornchurch mum in cry for help

A disabled Hornchurch mum has made a desperate plea for help with one of the most everyday activities – getting her son to school in the morning.

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Health campaigner Med Buck

Havering Council tobacco investment ignites health row

Havering Council’s growing investment in tobacco companies has been condemned by health campaigners as “ethically and morally unacceptable”.

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A diverse group of community campaigners protest council budget cuts outside Havering Town Hall

Protest to combat Havering’s budget cuts

A protest group is warning that the council’s budget will “disproportionately impact on the most vulnerable” as the cabinet reduced the sum its proposed cuts are expected to save by £15million.

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Havering Council has defended its position (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA)

‘Morally unacceptable’: £2.5m of Havering’s money invested in tobacco

Havering Council’s growing investment in tobacco companies has been slammed by health campaigners as “ethically and morally unacceptable”.

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Cllr Keith Darvill

Havering’s youth offender service merger was ‘disastrous’, says panel member

A panel member from Havering’s youth offending service has spoken out against what he believes was its “disastrous” outsourcing to Barking and Dagenham Council (BDC) last year.

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Cllr Roger Ramsey

Allowances bill for Havering councillors under scrutiny

The leader of Havering Council has confirmed that the bill for councillors allowances will be reduced as the borough works to make savings of £60million.

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Andrew Rosindell MP car was pictured in a disabled bay. Picture: Daily Mirror

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s Vote Conservative campaign car caught in disabled bay

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s famous 4x4 emblazoned with the Vote Conservative logo was snapped parked in a disabled bay in central London.

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Havering Town Hall.

Havering cabinet: Budget of £60m cuts and tax rises is given thumbs up

Havering’s cabinet members have unanimously backed budget proposals to cut £60million of services and to increase council tax by 2 per cent annually over the next four years.

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MP Andrew Rosindell

Romford MP opens Parliamentary session with questions on tuna fishing and energy prices in overseas territories

Parliament’s summer recess came to an end on Monday, and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell wasted no time getting his questions in after the six-week break.

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Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his mother Eileen

Romford MP’s mum, 89, pulled from burning car

The 89-year-old mother of Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has spoken of the “shocking” moment she was pulled by strangers from her burning car on the A127 in Harold Wood.

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Sgt Craig Meredith approves 91-year-old Dorothy Weston's badge

Police target blue badge cheats in Romford

Blue badge fraudsters were targeted in a joint operation by the council and the police last week.

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Cllr Russell Quirk in front of the Warley Training Centre plot, which is due to be turned into a space for affordable housing.

More than one third of Brentwood young people still live at home according to new report

Thousands of adults cannot afford to fly the nest, according to a new report that documents the number of people continuing to live with their parents into their 30s.

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Man rushed to Queen’s Hospital after quad bike crash

A man riding a quad bike was rushed to hospital and is in a “critical but stable condition” after he hit a telegraph pole and received serious head injuries yesterday.

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Cllr Jeff 'controversial' Tucker

Havering’s Cllr ‘Controversial’ talks ‘utter nonsense’ about single mums in drugs comparison

A drugs minister and a parent charity have slammed claims by a controversial Havering councillor that easing drug laws would see people become users to get help – just like single mothers with social housing.

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She hopes to lead a 100-strong group. Picture: PA/Steve Parsons

South Hornchurch immigration row mum to march on parliament

A mum will lead a protest outside Parliament against immigration laws that prevent partners from outside the EU being granted a visa unless the British citizen earns more than £18,000 a year.

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Annabel Smith with her brother Harry

Upminster girl attends leaver’s prom after relearning to walk, talk and smile after brain injury

A young girl who relearned to walk, talk and smile at a children’s charity while recovering from a brain injury has celebrated by attending her Year 6 leaver’s prom.

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Rainham War Memorial on Monday. Picture: Jack G

First World War: MP Jon Cruddas demands answers over memorial hidden by scaffolding

MP Jon Cruddas has demanded an explanation from Havering Council after a memorial was left hidden by scaffolding on the centenary of the First World War.

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Lewis Bruniges, 19, on stage. Picture: Brentwood School

Hornchurch student secures scholarship after approval from actors Janet Suzman and Patricia Hodge

A rising star of the stage has ­secured a scholarship to study at one of the country’s top music and drama schools.

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Cllr Russell Quirk in front of the old training centre. Picture: Russell Quirk

Brentwood Warley Training Centre to make way for new homes and community centre

An abandoned training centre that has sat empty for six years is set to be transformed into 38 new homes and a community centre, netting the council £3million.

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Cllr Jeff Tucker holding up the independent report that cleared him of racist remarks.

Cllr Tucker cleared of ‘insulting and racist’ remarks but was ‘aggressive’ towards assistant council chief

A councillor is “delighted” that he has been cleared of making “insulting and racist” remarks at a town hall meeting about residents of Havering and Newham as well as a council officer.

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Havering Town Hall

Council lock-in at Havering Town Hall

Chaos descended on Havering Town Hall during the public sector strikes last Thursday as eight councillors found themselves trapped inside the building after a meeting, setting off an alarm in the process.

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Havering Town Hall.

Meeting of Havering Council: Report

Improvements to Gallows Corner will be discussed with TFL bosses at a meeting later this year.

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High Road, Romford.

Government crackdown on illegal workers sees Chadwell Heath restaurant owner disqualified

A restaurant boss has been banned from being director of any business for the next six years the Home Office has ruled after he was found employing three illegal workers.

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Striking teachers on a march in London earlier this year

Public sector strike: Have your say on the Havering walk out

More than 25 Havering schools are closed or partially closed today by a public sector strike which is also disrupting council services and the fire brigade.

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Full caption to come. Picture: Eddie Macdonald

Romford Pictures: Spitfire scramblers run in 24-hour race

Runners from all over the country descended on Hornchurch Country Park to take part in London’s first 24-hour off-road race last weekend.

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Club News See all

3rd Gidea Park Scouts visited the Welsh coastal town of Aberdovey

Club news: 3rd Gidea Park Scouts return from their summer camp in Snowdonia

Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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