Thursday, February 26, 2015

The council has breached the Data Protection Act and is in contact with the information commissioner.

Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

MP Andrew Rosindell, 48

Mr Rosindell says he is not against pregnant women becoming ministers, he was just commenting on Ms Reeves.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Plans for devolved powers to east and north London will move forward after “positive” talks between nine borough bosses last week.


A council van promoting legal parking has been spotted parking illegally on two occasions.

UKIP's Gerard Batten in his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Romford’s Ukip candidate has called controversial Channel 4 show UKIP: The First 100 Days “absolutely appalling” – but thinks it has increased his chances of winning the seat.

Residents are invited to a day of workshops and discussion

Residents of council-run properties will have the chance to discuss changes to housing and benefits at a dedicated day of workshops and one-to-one advice sessions next week.

Les Montague wth his daughters letter from the councl

Disabled people who are unable to work will now have to pay council tax under Havering’s new support scheme.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Borough bosses will meet on Friday to formally discuss plans for devolved powers in the areas of economic development and transport.

A GLA report projects Havering's population to be at 291,000 in 2039. Picture: PA/Anthony Devlin

A homeless charity is fearing the worst after new figures predicting a booming population were released this week.

UKIP's Gerard Batten in his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

It was mysteriously “destroyed” overnight – but could the Romford Ukip candidate’s website have been hacked by Russians?

Cllr Jeff Tucker is against any plans to work with other London boroughs

A senior councillor has pleaded for Havering not to work with other London boroughs because of their “overcrowding” and “TB issues”.

High Street, Hornchurch. Picture: Google Street View

British National Party (BNP) leafleting in the borough has been branded as “extremist” and “Islamaphobic”.

Cllr Damian White

What better way to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch than by naming estate blocks after Commonwealth countries?

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Libraries, youth services, car parking and Queen’s Theatre were at the heart of discussions following results of the public consultation over budget cuts.

A severe weather alert has been issued by the Met Office warning of severe cold weather and icy conditions in the south east.

A view of the boarded up windows at the Long Term Conditions Centre

Vandals are “destroying” a hospital used by war veterans and amputees.

100 tonnes of rubbish was illegally dumped on a Upminster farm last year

Havering Council is cracking down on fly-tippers – including those duped by fake waste collectors.

UKIP's Gerard Batten in his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Romford’s Ukip candidate Gerard Batten has reiterated his belief that Muslims should sign a code of conduct to prove they are not terrorists when entering Britain.

UKIP's Gerard Batten outside his new Romford office (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The war of words has begun in the Romford MP battle with Ukip candidate Gerard Batten and Tory MP Andrew Rosindell trading insults.

AGP Steel neighbour Emma Randall in her garden

Angry residents blighted for more than two years by industrial noise roaring from a steelworks at the bottom of their garden have described a fine slapped on the firm as “like a Tesco shop to them”.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

Devolution to east London will be discussed by nine borough bosses later this month, according to the leader of Havering Council.

AGP Steel neighbour Emma Randall in her garden

A noisy Harold Hill steelworks that has spent months blighting the lives of its neighbours has been fined for operating too late at night and early in the morning.

Cllr Ron Ower led votes against the proposal

Plans to build a solar farm capable of producing enough electricity to power nearly 5,000 homes have been rejected by councillors.

Cllr Roger Ramsey

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.

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