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Isn't it amazing what people will complain about?

It's the most wonderful time of the year and this week we aren't short of fantastic festive offerings.

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*Things are bigger in USA but not better

It seems like every weekend we wake up to news of another stabbing in London, often in Havering or neighbouring boroughs.

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It is estimated that in the year from April 2017 to March 2018, 17 per cent of young people aged 10 to 15 in England were bullied in the previous 12 months in a way that made them frightened or upset.

Give it a rest with the leaf blower

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Boris starts storm over a cup of tea

Eight months ago the borough was rocked by the murder of Jodie Chesney, a 17-year-old stabbed in the back while she chatted with friends on a bench in a Harold Hill park.

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Use technology to bring back peace

There are few stories which generate more comments among our readers than the closure of popular shops, pubs or restaurants.

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The British people are seeing through the Remainers agenda!

Will festive election sort this mess out?

Now I love firework displays. But I also love animals. And sadly the two don't really go together.

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In 2014 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles accused five Labour-led councils of publishing 'propaganda on the rates' - using tax payers' money to produce literature deemed as political publicity.

Top tips on how to cope with Brexit

More black patients are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in Greater London than patients of any other ethnic background, figures from NHS Blood and Transplant show.

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In mid-September we hosted our first-ever Older People's Fair at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to bring together a huge range of support groups from across Havering.

Stop showing off on Instagram

The news that Havering Council is going to conduct a review of its parking charges policy will be extremely welcome to local business owners on high streets throughout the borough.

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Recently we celebrated the first phase of our £1billion 12 Estates regeneration project, with our joint venture partner, Wates Residential. This is the first of many milestones to come with our ambitious plans to improve the lives of Havering residents.

Lessons for all in the Brexit debate

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Lots of Remainers have been gloating about their various victories here in Westminster. They may be enjoying themselves now, but they won't get the last laugh.

Who's top trump - Boris or Donald?

If you've ever felt strongly about something but thought fighting for it wouldn't make a difference, you should be inspired by the residents in Harold Hill and Rainham who have fought long battles to stop homes being built on their open spaces.

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The last few weeks in politics have probably been the most bewildering I have known since I've been the MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

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In my last column, I wrote about the £17m secured for a new health centre in Hornchurch after a long community campaign.

Brexit, the Taliban and Fireman Sam

Can I get a life with Harry and Meghan

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I am proud of where I live and I want our residents to be proud of Havering too.

It's welcome news for everyone that Costa Coffee has decided to launch an independent audit of its franchise partners, following allegations, concerning one of the borough's cafes.

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The new Boris administration is serious on tackling crime!

Goodbye to my retirement plans

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