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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fatbergs have caused more than 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

A pregnant woman from Romford and her partner were shocked to discover rat babies nesting in their car following an infestation of the rodents in their building.

Hornchurch, Upminster and Romford are part of a large area that has been earmarked for conservation and community projects.

A habitat creation scheme hopes to bring a new haven of wildlife to the Rainham Marshes with the creation of more than 5km2 of continuous habitats.

A small stretch of a busy road in Romford Town Centre has been cordoned off for months after council workers discovered a sinkhole under the road, the Recorder can reveal.

A man from Middlesex has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 to the courts after being caught on film dumping waste on private land in Romford.

A primary school known for promoting healthy lifestyles has received a special award for championing sustainable modes of travel.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A resident has grown a massive pumpkin at a Havering-atte-Bower garden that is said to be 10ft in circumference.

A partnership scheme that aims to improve habitats for wildlife by restoring the River Rom is encouraging residents to get involved.

A community that has been left “disappointed” after the decision to build on a contentious open space by their homes was given the green light.

Havering residents are invited to help prevent the illegal persecution of a special bird of prey which is on the brink of extinction.

Residents were invited to admire some fresh produce at a special open day organised by an Upminster allotment society.

Havering is the second best borough in London for not wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

A plan to enhance the lives of residents in Havering by improving air quality has been given the green light by Havering Council.

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

A range of science investigations, art and maths activities took place at a Collier Row primary school for a special eco week.

Tens of thousands of diesel cars and vans are still clogging up Havering’s roads, despite drivers being encouraged to move away from them in favour of cleaner fuels.

A Romford shopping centre is one of the first retailers in the world to launch technology that converts the footsteps of visitors into electrical energy and rewards.

A campaign group is urging the council not to profit from wrecking the planet..

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

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

Havering Council has spent more than £108,500 to deny an open space in Rainham village green status, a Freedom of Information request had revealed.

Residents of all ages braved snow and freezing temperatures to clear up rubbish surrounding a pub in their community.

New figures show that there are 32 times more electric cars on Havering’s roads than there were just six years ago, one of the largest increases in the whole of the UK.

A beloved period building that campaigners fought for ten years to save from the wrecking ball was finally torn down by developers earlier today (February 6).

The condition of the major roads in Havering is getting worse according to the Department of Transport.

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences – that is what residents of one Rainham street have found themselves up against.

A statement in support of granting “village green” status to a community space was released by Labour MP Jon Cruddas in advance of the decision due to be taken at yesterday’s public hearing.

Havering Council seized vehicles which were running on red diesel and “stolen” waste containers in a joint operation against organised fly-tippers in Upminster.

Households in Havering throw out more than half a tonne of rubbish which does not get recycled, new figures reveal.

Havering’s cabinet discussed ambitious plans to deliver a multi-million pound regeneration project that could transform the south of the borough last night (Weds).

Havering Council is set to greenlight a £125,000 five-year plan to help curb the borough’s rising problems with air pollution.

Havering residents spend longer in traffic jams than the majority of England’s drivers, new figures have revealed.

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