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Havering had the highest number of cases in London of a chronic lung disease which has been associated with air pollution in the last year, new figures reveal.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

The London Borough of Havering have for decades paid more for our services than inner London areas who have received much larger grants from central government, compared to outer London areas.

Police in Hertfordshire are appealing to members of the public in Havering for help in tracking down a wanted man they believe is in the Romford area.

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences.

Essex club haven’t won on the road since February 11 when they defeated Holt 15-10, but will aim to bring poor away form to a halt this weekend

The ELF Podcast

Friday, January 19, 2018

West Ham United entertain Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, looking for a third straight win in all competitions.

Havering’s men were left empty-handed after a 2-0 loss at high-flying East Premier B rivals Wapping seconds at Lee Valley.

In an article from our ‘Year In Sport’ pullout, the next 12 months for Eddie Jones’ men are previewed

Social care was the main issue on the agenda when Havering MPs met with the new minister for local government earlier this week.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Crow Lane veteran reflects on 47-13 loss at home to third-placed side and the positives they can take from the display

Havering’s councillors look set to brand Sadiq Khan’s increased housing targets for the borough “unacceptable, unachieveable and unsustainable” at a meeting later this month.

An outspoken teenager from Romford is looking for two young people from the borough with mental health issues to take part in some mentoring sessions.

Havering Council cabinet members are set to discuss a proposed £30million grant from the GLA to pay for more affordable housing in the borough over the next three years.

London Raiders defenceman Jack Cooper admits they didn’t show up against Swindon Wildcats in the National League cup quarter-finals.

A dinner lady is delighted to have been crowned the winner of a regional cooking competition with her healthy meals.

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Letters, contributions and comments sent it from Recorder readers

A tale of incompetence, selfishness and denial – Prof Ged Martin looks at what happened to the town’s financial institution

Hornchurch will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Bostik North league table over the coming days.

A man has been stabbed during a fight in Rainham this afternoon (Friday, January 12) that ended with London’s air ambulance being called.

The ELF Podcast

Friday, January 12, 2018

West Ham United are off to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League Saturday, chasing a fourth successive Premier League game without a defeat.

Steve Barfoot and Jordan Wigham’s team want to maintain their strong home form when third-placed Sudbury visit on Saturday

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