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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Find out what your parliamentary candidates think are the key concerns for Romford ahead of the December general election.

The full list of candidates standing for Dagenham and Rainham in the general election has been published.

Find out what your parliamentary candidates think are the key concerns for Hornchurch and Upminster ahead of the December general election.

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

Havering's Conservatives are promising to "get Brexit done" following the announcement of the general election while Romford Labour said they will transform the country if they make it into Number 10.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

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 candidate for the 2020 London mayoral election has called for more scan and searches to help halt knife crime.

MP Jon Cruddas has been accused of playing party politics and scaremongering following a key vote around the government's new Brexit deal.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has delivered a petition to the Home Office in a bid to get more police on the streets in Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

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

MPs in Havering claimed nearly £78,000 in expenses last year according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

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.

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

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

A Romford off-licence that agreed to alter its licence after it was caught selling alcohol to a 14-year-old girl has surprised licensing officers by applying to open two hours earlier every morning.

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.

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.

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.

The Mayor of London, is writing to every headteacher to give his full support to LGBTQ+-inclusive relationships education in schools.

The local government watchdog upheld nine of the 95 complaints it received about Havering Council last year, according to figures published this week.

A Hornchurch newsagents' controversial alcohol licence has been approved, meaning three off-licences will now operate on a parade of just 15 shops despite residents' objections.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

Romford's MP has said Boris Johnson will inject the Conservative Party with "leadership, positivity, enthusiasm and the X-Factor" following his announcement as Britain's new prime minister today.

Ilford and Romford top the list for the highest number of car thefts in the UK, based on insurance claims.

Patient satisfaction has fallen at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year, with doctors warning of "relentless pressure" building across the NHS.

Havering Council is expected to sign off on a £3.5million funding boom for regeneration work across Rainham next week - made possible in part by a £1.6m grant from City Hall.

Neighbourhood Watch said it does not back the Conservative party, after its logo was printed on party campaign leaflets which were distributed in Redbridge.

Havering residents voted overwhelmingly for the Brexit Party in the European Elections with more than 32,000 people voting for the anti-EU party.

Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Havering has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

An Elm Park councillor has defected from the Hornchurch Residents' Association to join the borough's Conservative group at Havering Town Hall.

The newly elected councillor for Cranham said she is "delighted" to have been elected with such a large majority.

With more than 2,000 votes separating her from the next candidate, Linda van den Hende from the Residents Association group has won the Cranham by-election.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

A popular trampoline park in Harold Hill is applying to Havering Council to stay open later and sell alcohol and late night refreshments.

Axing the West End section of the 25 bus route that runs through east London has led to a dramatic drop in passenger numbers, according to transport campaigners.

Candidates for the Cranham by-election to replace former councillor Clarence Barrett who passed away last month, have now been announced.

A new study has revealed that a dozen members of staff at Havering Council are paid more than £100,000 a year, but the council leader has insisted these wages are "good value" for "the best people".

Electric car usage in Havering is outpacing the borough's battery charging infrastructure, eco-minded motorists may be shocked to know.

MPs in Havering have joined their Westminster colleagues in voting on eight proposals for the next steps in the Brexit process.

Politicians yesterday afternoon debated a petition signed by more than 10,000 people in Havering to guarantee prison for at least 10 years for anyone found carrying a knife, and for anyone who stabs someone to get a minimum of 25 years behind bars.

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.

More than 13,000 people from across Havering have signed the petition to cancel Brexit and keep Britain in the EU.

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