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A Hollywood star’s visit to Rainham is featured in a Netflix documentary series out this week.

Havering’s Extinction Rebellion group has joined forces with Havering Cyclists to lobby the council for improved cycling networks in the borough.

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

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

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

As parks all over the borough are left scattered with rubbish after the sunny weekend, residents and councillors call for more park patrols.

With more time on their hands to enjoy the lovely weather, residents have found the chance to appreciate the nature and wildlife around them.

Jon Cruddas has welcomed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s move to launch a judicial review into the approval of a waste incinerator over the river in Bexley.

As the weather gets warmer and we are allowed out more, people have been enjoying the borough’s parks and photographing the nature and wildlife around them.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

A tip is due to reopen after a row between Havering Council’s leader and the borough’s waste authority.

Havering Council has announced the re-opening of the borough’s cemeteries and the resumption of garden waste collections.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has called for a judicial review into the government’s decision to approve a waste incinerator across the river in Belvedere.

Controversial plans for a new waste incinerator in Belvedere have been given the go-ahead but MP Jon Cruddas insists “the fight isn’t over”.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell said he hoped the coronavirus pandemic would result in ‘a better way of living’.

Toxic pollution outside a Rainham community centre has dropped by more than three quarters since the coronavirus pandemic led the Government to impose a lockdown.

A Thames Chase trustee will be walking 100 miles from Harwich to Upminster to raise funds for the environmental charity.

2020 has been described as the “defining year of climate action.”

Pupils at a Gidea Park school will now be able learn more about plants and the environment following the opening of a biodome on school grounds.

Havering Council has apologised after it mistakenly sent an 84-year-old woman a warning letter threatening to fine her for a fly-tip she had been trying to get cleared up for more than 20 years.

Students and residents will be soon able to get hands on and start planting trees in Havering after the Thames Chase Trust in Upminster secured funding to renovate its Community Tree Nursery.

Havering is one of the London boroughs with the lowest air pollution mortality rates, new data reveals.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

The cost of fly-tippers dumping large amounts of illegal waste has increased by 92.7 per cent in Havering since 2011.

Havering charities and volunteers are being encouraged to attend fundraising workshops in Romford for support in serving the community.

The use of stop and search powers by police in Havering more than doubled in 2019. Here’s what a year’s worth of results looks like.

An idyllic snap of swans in the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch Country Park is in the running to be named the Essex Wildlife Trust’s photograph of the year – and you could help it win the coveted award.

A Rainham primary school is getting ready for spring with a donation of tools and bird boxes from a conservation foundation.

Developers are hoping to turn Upminster farm buildings on green belt land into spaces for businesses.

Upminster’s community forest centre will celebrate 30 years of landscape regeneration this year.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused raw sewage to overflow into a Romford street.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

Havering has seen a 15 per cent drop in the number of fly-tipping incidents taking place in the borough since last year.

Pupils from a Harold Hill primary school aimed to improve their environment by planting more than 400 saplings outside their school.

A fleet of tug boats and River Thames barges could soon be mooring in Rainham if newly-submitted plans for a working pier are approved by Havering Council.

A Romford environmentalist stops food from going to the landfill with a ‘Best Before Stall’ every week.

A resident is concerned for his safety and that of his neighbours because rubbish dumped near their homes in Rainham routinely catches fire.

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.

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

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport’s expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to “have a weekend break” from aircraft noise.

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

A walk through Tim Carter’s nursery garden in Noak Hill offers stunning views of homegrown plants and attractive summer arrangements and it will soon be open for the public to view.

Despite a drop in the number of reports of littering residents have noted that during the summer holidays certain areas in the borough become rubbish hotspots.

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