Sadiq Khan

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It only seems like yesterday that London last went to the polls to elect its new Mayor.

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

As an MP representing a “Greater London” constituency for 17 years, last week I decided to throw my hat in the ring to become the next Conservative Mayor of London.

The number of pubs in Havering has fallen by 29 per cent and the Mayor of London is calling for a “united effort” to save the remaining ones.

Stations across London are being adorned with striking new Rainbow roundels, and some stations will also have rainbow and trans-inspired benches.

Back in the days, when I ripped through the streets of Romford on my Kawasaki KH250, the wind blowing in my hair (when I had hair!) I valued the freedom, space and safety of our London roads.

Campaigners have warned that the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

Ms Lame visited Romford recently to check out a number of nightclubs and to learn about how the Havering Community Safety Partnership has gone about making the town centre safer.

Havering Council has issued £55,000 in penalty notices to rogue landlords across the borough over the last two months.

One of London’s largest property developers has unveiled a huge new development in Roneo Corner that would deliver 234 new homes for Havering’s families and first time buyers.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has called for more police in the borough after the tragic news that an 85-year-old woman was murdered in her home.

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A Hornchurch charity has been awarded £14,000 from Sadiq Khan to try and reduce knife crime in Havering.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has said the shooting in Collier Row this morning was “an attack on our community”.

Havering has one of the lowest average house prices but householders are paying one of the highest council tax rates in the capital, according to a study.

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

All customer service and travel information on the line will be integrated with TfL’s other services, with daily fare capping for Oyster and contactless applying.

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

Havering has missed out on a prestigious city-wide prize worth £1.35million after Waltham Forest and Brent were named London Boroughs of Culture for 2019 and 2022.


“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

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