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A family is planning to take legal action against Havering Council after three years of misery in a home contractors said was up to scratch.

The mayor of Havering has reported his own council to the ombudsman over its failure to protect residents on a notorious housing estate.

Havering is home to some of the most well-off neighbourhoods in England - and to one of the most 'deprived', according to the government.

A builders' firm that enraged customers in London and Essex with its botched extension jobs has collapsed.

Barking dogs and loud DIY are among the hundreds of noise complaints irate neighbours have made to Havering Council since April 2018.

An inquest into the deaths of a vulnerable mother and son has been put on hold as the coroner seeks an independent expert witness.

Carers described their unease at an Upminster mother and son's living situation days before they were found dead in their home.

A vulnerable mother and son found dead in their bathroom were known to police and safeguarding teams in Havering, an inquest heard.

Four years after a litany of building issues came to light on a Rainham estate, some families who stayed on say they are now stuck in unfinished, drafty homes.

The vast majority of robberies in Havering are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

A Hornchurch IT consultant has revealed the destruction wreaked on his home by builders who disappeared after he paid them £44,000 for a botched extension job.

A woman charged with an offence under the Communications Act has walked free after no evidence was produced against her on the day of the trial.

Havering Council has defended the right to buy policy as it emerged former tenants in the borough have made a £91m profit from selling on ex-council homes.

Members of the Muslim community have spoken of their fraught experience with the global "investment" scheme called Leverage, which scores of households in North and East London paid into.

A global "investment" scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

An estate agents in Chadwell Heath has insisted there was no breach of its customers' privacy after it was alleged that an ex-employee had been taking confidential client data off the premises.

London Fire Brigade is set to spend almost £400,000 on upgrades to Havering's fire stations over four years - including £150,000 on a kitchen.

Ninety-eight per cent of vehicle crime in Havering has gone unsolved over the past three years.

Havering Council has said it is still investigating an alleged brothel in Elm Park after years of complaints from neighbours and police confirming there is "brothel activity" at the site.

An elderly man found slumped at the wheel of his car, a problem drinker estranged from his father and a man with lung disease who passed away in the depths of winter - at least three people have died homeless in Havering this year, but no record is being kept of their deaths.

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