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A former paralympian has described the borough’s streets as a nightmare for the blind and partially sighted.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

The first east London Serious Violence Summit was held last week, and saw the three councils that make up the Met’s East Area Command come together to draw up new ways to tackle rising levels of violent crime.

Young adults are getting a career kick-start as the first training opportunities were launched by Havering’s £1bn housing regeneration project.

An elderly man found slumped at the wheel of his car, a problem drinker estranged from his father and a man with lung disease who passed away in the depths of winter - at least three people have died homeless in Havering this year, but no record is being kept of their deaths.

London’s deputy mayor for housing has approved controversial plans for a 3,000-home development in Rainham and Dagenham – a scheme that was initially rejected by Havering Council over fears about looming tower blocks.

London’s deputy mayor for housing is set to approve plans for a 3,000-home cross boundary development in Rainham and Dagenham – despite Havering Council initially rejecting the scheme over the height of proposed tower blocks.

The amount of doctors shifts that were left uncovered in BHRUT’s accident and emergency departments has doubled in the last year, research has revealed.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Havering’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

This week’s front page story – on the rise in violent crime in the last year across Havering – does not make for comfortable reading.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

More than 600 Havering residents could be forced to move out of the borough after the council decided to give their homes back to private landlords.

Prince Edward will be given a tour of both of places in Romford and Hornchurch.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, councillors and church leaders visited the home of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman who was found dead in her Romford home with serious injuries.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way on Sunday, May 13.

So, unsurprisingly, the plans for a huge housing development at Beam Park have gone to the Mayor of London’s Office for a decision.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Bosses at Havering’s NHS hospital trust have admitted the current state of its finances is “clearly not acceptable”, as a newly released report revealed the organisation is currently operating at a £481million deficit.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

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