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(L-R) Rabbi Sunderland, Mr Masters and Mr Rosindell

A true hero and gentlemen

Romford war hero celebrated in special service A very special service was held at Romford Synagogue on Remembrance Sunday to honour the Jewish service men who have fought past and present. Romford MP Andrew Rosindell was...
Bedfords Park (credit Essex Wildlife Trust)

Locals fighting off application to build adventure site in Havering park

Friends of Bedfords Park are challenging the plans Havering community group 'Friends of Bedfords Park’ have launched a petition urging the council to reject an application by adventure company 'Go Ape’ to be allowed to...
Romford Remembrance Day parade

Fallen heroes

Remembrance Sunday Thousands flocked to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their life in two World Wars and many conflicts since, as well as those still serving, across east London on Sunday’s Remembrance Day. The...
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Two Barking and Dagenham estate agents penalised by trading standards

Both failed to declare membership of  Client Money Protection Scheme Two Barking and Dagenham letting agents have been made to pay out thousands of pounds after failing to confirm if they belong to a Client...
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Pubwatch recognised

Now in its sixth year, the Diageo National Pubwatch Awards At a packed ceremony in the House of Commons last week, attended by notable names from the pub industry, Romford Town Pubwatch was crowned winner...
The audience were concerned about house prices and crime rates

Mayor praised for fielding resident’s probing questions

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, held a hugely popular question and answer session, last Thursday, November 2 at the Boothroyd Hall, Dagenham. Locals were queuing to attend the event where the hot topic of the evening...
The mayor and the MP for Romford helped launch this year's appeal

Poppy Appeal opened

Royal British Legion is always looking for volunteers Havering’s Poppy Appeal was launched last Wednesday, November 1 at the Mercury Mall in Romford. Local dignitaries, Andrew Rosindell, Romford MP, Havering’s Council Leader Roger Ramsey and the...
Artist's impression credit the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Big film plan

The bigger picture of regeneration in the borough ‘Made in Dagenham’ could soon become a reality as a joint commissioned study found recently Dagenham East would be the perfect place to accommodate a world class...
Met police

Havering remembrance service to be fully policed

Officer quells Remembrance Sunday policing concerns Following concern voiced by Havering councillors that Remembrance Sunday will not be properly policed due to cut backs, The Enquirer spoke with Superintendent Sean Wilson from the East Area...
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Pet ban for owner who left dogs to die alone in house

Banned from keeping dogs “horrendous condition” An Essex woman who caused two American Bulldogs huge suffering after leaving them unattended in a Barry property has been banned from keeping dogs. Sophie Tooms, 24, from Chadwell, was investigated...
Henry O' Keefe

Hornchurch boy raises money for premature babies

Henry moved to help after seeing advert Seven-year-old Henry O’ Keefe was so upset after watching an advert for nappies for premature babies, he decided to act. The caring boy from Hornchurch was so moved when...
The Browns doing Halloween in style

Dagenham family puts on Halloween fright fest spectacular

Dagenham couple use Halloween for good cause One Dagenham family went all out for Halloween this year, transforming their property into a house of horror to the delight of local residents. Andrew and Joanne Brown have...
Delegation visit Romford

Isle of Man delegation visit Romford

Delegation meet politicians and do walkabout on Romford market A delegation from the Isle of Man visited Romford market and St Edwards Church as part of a special trip, organised to meet local politicians and...
Cllr Linda Van den Hende

Romford hospital radio in broadcast epic

Hospital broadcast marathon Hospital radio station Bedrock Radio undertook a marathon 25 hour broadcast event last Saturday and Sunday to help raise funds and keep the much loved station on air. Bedrock is broadcast across Queen’s...
Black History Month

Romford honours Black History Month

Havering mayor attends celebration The Havering mayor, Councillor Linda Van Den Hende, Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and other dignitaries and residents attended a special celebration evening in honour of Black History Month at the Salvation...
Havering Councillor Graham Williamson

Havering borough must “make a stand” on rising crime

Increase in Havering crime  Following the release of figures showing an increase in crime by 13 per cent across England and Wales, Havering Councillor Graham Williamson has spoken about how he believes the council, police...
Lorraine Moss and Jan Sargent

Harold Hill residents ‘out-priced’

Residents cannot afford to use the facility Members of The Harold Hill Independent Party have written to the general manager of the Central Park Leisure Centre, believing some local residents cannot afford to use the...
Opening of The Cocoon in Romford

The Cocoon

A brand new ‘support hub' Children in care and care leavers was launched on Tuesday, located on the High Street, Romford. The Cocoon is a space that will enable young people to develop key life skills...
Joyce cutting the wedding cake

Hospice staff make Grandmother’s wishes reality

Joyce makes Wedding Day When hospice staff discovered a patient wished to attend her grand-daughter’s wedding but could not, they pulled out all the stops to make it happen. Joyce Turner, 89, who has chronic obstructive...
DAC Mark Simmons at a recent MOPAC meeting

High ranking Met Officer discusses the challenges facing the force

Met's biggest challenges The Metropolitan Police Service has been facing some of their biggest challenges to date and this week The Enquirer once again spoke with Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons, who explains how the...
Jackie Dowdling (left) is congratulated by Havering Mayor Cllr Linda Van den Hende

Havering social worker short-listed for national award

Social Worker short listed Jackie Dowdling, who works in Havering, beat off competition from across the country to be short-listed for Community Care’s Children Social Worker of the Year awards. More than 80 social workers and...
Some of the team at FTS Group

Rainham firm partnered up with multi-million pound business Pall-x

Dragon's Den A Rainham logistics company have secured a partnership with haulage giant, Pall-Ex, made famous by owner Hilary Devey who briefly but memorably featured on Dragon’s Den. Celebrating the launch and expansion into a two...
Sculptor Ahuva Zeloof

Artist debuts solo collection

The debut solo exhibition of exciting London-based sculptor Ahuva Zeloof finished this week after a successful run which featured over 40 sculptures of faces and figures produced over the past year. Ahuva’s work, titled Evolution,...
Cllr Worby A “street tag” game

Street tag… you’re it

A “street tag” game was launched in Barking and Dagenham last Thursday, October 12, two weeks after vandals stole the electronic boxes needed for the borough’s new fitness game. Street tag challenges local residents in...
Tragic death of woman who plunged to death in St Paul’s

Tragic death of woman who plunged to death in St Paul’s

The family of a woman who died after falling From a gallery within St Paul’s Cathedral have paid tribute to “the most beautiful person in the world”. Lidia Dragescu, 23, from Romford, died as a...
Romford’s Andrew Rosindell is passionate about the natural world

Mp’s fight for animal rights

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell Romford MP Andrew Rosindell secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons yesterday to discuss the future of “animals in peril”. The Havering MP and former Shadow Minister for Animal Welfare,...
Lord Kenneth Baker

Former Education Secretary attends launch of prestigious Construction status at Havering College

Lord Kenneth Baker visits Havering College Former Education Secretary Trustee and Founder of the Career Colleges Trust, Lord Kenneth Baker visited Havering College on Tuesday following their award of the Career College status. The college was...
Ex-police officer discusses question of guns

Ex-Met officer questions the idea of arming London’s police

Arming officers Following London’s terror attacks earlier in the year, The Enquirer spoke with a retired armed officer about the challenges of policing in the capital, with debate over arming officers continues to rage, this...
Staff at the radiotherapy unit

Arrival of state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines

Queen's Hospital Celebrates Queen’s Hospital is celebrating this week after obtaining two new radiotherapy machines that will improve their radiotherapy treatment even further and cut patient treatment time by half. The oncology unit has obtained two...

Chinese comms firm Huawei open academy in Dagenham

Last week, Barking and Dagenham College and Huawei, the Chinese global information and communications technology solutions provider, launched the Huawei Authorized Information Network Academy cooperation. This not-for-profit partnership programme allows academic institutions to deliver Huawei...