Daily coronavirus cases in Havering are just higher now than they were in the week leading up to the March lockdown.

More than one in ten supported housing units in Havering are run by companies which have failed nationally to comply with basic standards.

A hospital has apologised and launched an investigation after a terminally-ill cancer patient was removed from its emergency department.

A director of the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed his disappointment over failures in recent investigations into a historic paedophile ring, uncovered by a new true crime podcast.

A Rainham mother has made a formal complaint about a Havering councillor, claiming he sent her coronavirus conspiracy theories in response to her concerns about schools reopening.

Gay people are being jeered at in the street, while Romford Pride has been attacked by some residents as an “outrage”, according to organisers.

A father fears his family could be attacked after a violent criminal who was jailed for stabbing him was released from prison - and moved back into his neighbourhood.

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

Fresh concerns have been raised over an investigation into claims that Havering’s boundary change proposals were corrupted.

An ex-Tory councillor has challenged Havering’s council leader to a live debate over gerrymandering allegations.

Havering Council has insisted that an investigation into allegations of impropriety will be impartial, after the investigator turned out to have links to the council.

A police force’s failure to interview key witnesses, who possessed critical evidence about alleged corruption, is explored in the latest episode of our new podcast series.

A civil servant from another council will be brought in to investigate allegations that Havering’s boundary change proposals were manipulated for ‘political advantage’.

Whistleblowers saved documents charting alleged failures to properly care for “dozens” of Southend children linked to the so-called “Shoebury Sex Ring”, a new documentary reports.

A former Tory councillor has unmasked himself as the insider who covertly recorded his colleagues in a meeting earlier this year.

Politicians have called for an intervention after a covert recording revealed Conservative councillors planning “politically advantageous” boundary changes

A podcast series investigating the alleged cover-up of a historic paedophile ring in Essex has launched today.

Why did Essex police fail to properly investigate a large paedophile ring despite having a wealth of evidence?

The cost of replacing Havering’s Gallows Corner flyover could exceed £50million, say City Hall sources

Landmarks in Upminster and Harold Hill, named in tribute to wealthy slave trading families, could be renamed.

Romford and Upminster landmarks, named in tribute to slave traders, must be changed, campaigners have said.

Dozens of rough sleepers given emergency accommodation will not be asked to leave until alternative housing has been secured.

Investigation into Woodford mosque row puts pressure on Romford nursery boss Jas Athwal

Police recorded 38% increase in break-ins in February

London Assembly member Keith Prince said automated trains would give greater resilience against pandemics

London Assembly member Keith Prince promises to raise Havering commuters’ complaints at City Hall

Volunteer police officer also worked for Met as a civilian staff member

Sue Connelly, long-serving secretary to Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, blasted civil servants’ slow reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic

Andrew Rosindell calls on the government to scrap VAT on protective gear amid coronavirus pandemic


It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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