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Thursday, February 20, 2020

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.

Havering Council is on the hunt for a mysterious person or persons unknown who have begun illegally cutting down trees in a secluded forest area in Noak Hill.

City Hall's environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

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.

Havering has been ranked as the worst borough for cycling and healthy streets by a new scorecard which measures how well boroughs are meeting the Mayor of London's targets.

Fourteen parks in Havering have been awarded a special accolade that recognises that they are some of the best in the world.

Havering councillors have voted against declaring a climate emergency but accepted a motion for the council to renew its policies regarding environmental protection.

Campaigners are calling for Havering Council to join schools and other local authorities in declaring a climate emergency.

More than 100 cream teas were sold at this year's Summer Flower Show in Elm Park.

An international campaign that protests against climate change has launched a new faction in Havering after parliament declared a climate emergency.

A young scouting group took to the woods in Harold Hill to clean up their area and make it a nicer environment for the wildlife.

Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay back more than £230,000 after they illegally dumped waste in a "highly-organised" operation in Barking, Havering and Essex.

The mayor of London has called on the government to stop permitting the building of a waste incinerator in Bexley following a Havering MP's campaign to get the plans rejected.

As part of his campaign against proposals for a new waste incinerator Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas visited an energy park to find out how air quality in Rainham might be impacted by the plans.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

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