A Hornchurch counselling charity has been awarded more than £100,000 from the Mayor of London to talk to every school in Havering about knife crime, and is hoping to intervene with youngsters before they take the wrong path that leads to a life of crime.
December 1 is Small Business Saturday. As part of a series looking at what our independent shopping parades have to offer, reporter Hayley Anderson finds out why you should hit the high street and shop local this Christmas.
Housing has dominated my postbag as an issue since my election last year, as constituents share with me concerns abour rising rents, access to social homes or the ability of grown-up children to get on the housing ladder and stay close by.
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.