Robert Benham

Havering has offered more Year 6 schoolchildren places at their preferred secondary school than almost any other London borough, the council has today confirmed (March 2).

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

Young people will be campaigning to earn a role representing the borough as a member of Youth Parliament.

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

The first mental health support group for new parents has launched in Havering.

Havering Council is reminding all parents and carers in the borough to apply now for their child’s 2018 reception school place, even if their brother or sister is already attending their desired school choice.

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

One of east London’s only dedicated support hubs for children in care and care leavers, officially opened its doors today.

Emergency services have been called to South Street in Romford, after a bus and a car collided.

With the new school year just beginning, Havering Council wishes to remind parents to pay close attention to who their children are talking to, as child sexual exploitation can occur anywhere.

Finding the perfect school for your child isn’t easy. When there is a shortfall of places in east London, it’s even harder.

Hundreds of guests were invited to enjoy the first ever Children in Care and Care Leavers Awards.

Key Stage 2 results in Havering’s primary schools have increased by 10per cent (pc) from last year and are now higher than the national average.

Havering Council is asking for residents who have someone else’s child living at their home to contact them.

A decision to transform a plot of land with 150 flats and houses is due to be made tonight.

Cllr Robert Benham standing next to heaps of rubbish left in Upminster last year.

Havering’s children’s services is to receive a £2.4million boost over the next two years, it was announced today.


Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

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