Havering's councillors are to vote next week on proposals to increase their basic allowances for the first time in 12 years - a move that would, if approved, see the borough's wage bill for elected members rise to almost £1million.
An empty Collier Row shop that has frequently been home to squatters hopes to follow the example set by three neighbouring shopfronts and open as a takeaway restaurant, according to new plans submitted to Havering Council.
The number of children across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham being referred to an emergency social services team for high profile crimes such as murder, criminal exploitation or child sexual exploitation rose sharply last year according to a new report.
Like much of the UK, last night was a good night for Conservatives across Havering as the Tories held their seats in Romford and Hornchurch & Upminster, with Dagenham and Rainham staying with Labour by just 293 votes.
Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work "night and day" with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.
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.
Policing in Romford town centre is at "breaking point" as it is "over stretched and under resourced" according to a startlingly honest objection filed by the Metropolitan Police against an alcohol licence being granted to a premises in Romford Market.
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