Monday, January 19, 2015

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.

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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