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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Election ward teams tackle towns issues

With the election countdown on its way, The Enquirer met two local ward teams at opposite ends of the borough The Brooklands Conservative ward team is made up of Councillor Viddy Persaud, Councillor Robert Benham,...

Get on your bike and Pedal4patients

A bereaved father who has raised thousands of pounds on his bike for King George’s and Queen’s hospital, is encouraging everyone to ‘saddle up’. Keen cyclist Stuart Walks, 42 years old, is asking the public...
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Pensioner stuck in flat for 10 days

Let down A disabled pensioner who struggles to breath and has heart problems, was left stranded on the fourth floor of a block of flats as the only lift in the building was out of...
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Teachers helping kids survive

'Low cost food clubs' With one in five schools now running ‘low cost food clubs’, poverty in east London boroughs has now become part of everyday life. Teachers wash pupil’s clothes, many schools now have washing...

Egg-cellent fun

Easter egg hunt Easter Sunday saw over 75 children and their parents attend the Easter egg hunt organised by Havering Atte Bower Conservation Society. Children of all ages walked round the park looking for posters with...

Independents to launch manifesto

Independents Residents Association The Independents Residents Association and the Harold Hill Independent Party both launched their party manifestos over the course of the last month. The Harold Hill based party have stressed in their manifesto that...
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Busy Easter weekend

High level of violent crime Police dealt with a high level of violent crime across Essex and East London over the Easter holiday weekend, including the arrest of two juveniles for carrying large kitchen knives...

New look trucks

'Watch your Wasteline' Havering Council have launched a new look for local waste collection trucks to encourage residents to reduce their waste. The council’s new refuse truck design with the catchy strapline ‘Watch Your Wasteline’, is...

Tories want Change

Romford manifesto The Conservative party launched their manifesto outside Romford town hall last Saturday March 31 with all 54 seats in Havering being contested for in the upcoming elections on May 3. Their candidates include the...
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Barking and Dagenham Council scoops top prize at national awards

"We are a council that is going in the right direction" Barking and Dagenham Council has won two awards and been highly commended in another category at the prestigious Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards last...
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Man guilty of murder of sister’s friend at Rainham address

On Monday Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Marc Croxson, 47, of no fixed abode murdered his sister’s friend at the victim’s house on Saturday, September 30 last year. Police were called to an address in...
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Cast of wartime play at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch receive a very special guest

Kindertransport Ilford resident Hella Pearlman, who came to Britain on the Kindertransport, was a special guest at the matinee performance of play ‘Kindertransport’ on Thursday, March 22 at the Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre and was given...
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Havering RSPCA delighted with Easter fayre

The RSPCA Essex Havering branch held their annual Easter fayre on Saturday March 24 at St George’s Church in Chippenham Road, Harold Hill. Many locals came out to help with the event and to raise...
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Havering College strike as staff say pay rise not enough

One per cent increase Lecturers at Havering College went on strike on Tuesday and Wednesday in a row over pay and conditions. The two-day walkout by members of the University and College Union (UCU) is the...
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Travellers spotted trying to park at Romford's town hall

A total of 12 caravans have left the Millennium Centre car park in Dagenham after they were given two hours to leave the site by Barking and Dagenham’s street enforcement team recently. The council was...
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Romford protest focuses on Havering ‘over-development’

"Mayor’s insidious plan" A protest demonstration took place outside the town hall in Romford last week (March 21), organised by the local Independent Residents Association. The group are concerned about over-development and handed in a petition...
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'We need more women in politics' says Romford's Andrew Rosindell

MP backing campaigning women Conservative MP for Romford Andrew Rosindell has given his total backing and support to the 'Times Up’ and 'Violence against Women in Politics’ campaigns, in his bid to encourage more women...
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Staff threatened with knife in takeaway robbery

Detectives from the Met’s East Area Command are appealing for witnesses or information after a knife-point robbery at a pizza takeaway shop, and have released CCTV of the raid. Police were called at midnight on yesterday...
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Romford MP holds joint St Patrick's Day and birthday celebration

A special St Patrick’s Day celebration was held at Romford’s Margaret Thatcher House on Sunday, March 17. Hundreds of local residents and members of the community came out to celebrate not just St Patrick's Day...
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A touching tribute to treasured to Barking teaching assistant Pat

Manor Junior School in Barking went orange on Friday March 16 to remember a much-loved member of staff who passed away from cancer last year. Pat McAuley, who lived in Barking, worked as a Learning...
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Havering council hopeful criticises universal credit

'MPs taking food out of children’s mouths' Nicholas West, prospective Labour Councillor for South Hornchurch spoke to The Enquirer this week about his fears over universal credit. The benefit reform was rolled out last week and...
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Havering Islamic Cultural Centre donate £2,500 to Saint Francis Hospice

Members of the Havering Islamic Cultural Centre visited their local hospice to find out more about how its £2,500 donation will help patients and their families live with dignity last week. HICC Chairman, Tariq Lone,...
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Barking and Dagenham College creative courses make award shortlist

"Skills needed for the creative sector to continue to thrive" Barking and Dagenham College have announced they have been shortlisted for the ‘creative and cultural award’. Barking and Dagenham College’s creative and cultural industries team is...
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Barking's Leftley Sports Club launched

Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, visited the launch of the Leftley Sports Club, Barking on Saturday (March 17) to pay tribute to the initiative and hard work of the locals on...
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Making families SMILE this Easter

Easter egg collection A charity in East London is collecting Easter eggs for families living in hostels this Easter. SMILE in London and Essex are a small local charity who support families in crisis living...

It could be you: hunt is on to find mystery Havering millionaire

A team of ‘memory joggers’ took to the streets of Romford on Monday, leading the search for the borough’s missing £1m European millionaire maker winner from the EuroMillions draw on February 23. With only days...
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Residents roll-up their sleeves to clear mess left behind at unauthorised encampment

Travellers set up camp on the site of a disused Harold Hill pub Members of the Harold Hill Independence Party tackled the aftermath of travellers visit to Havering last week. Lorraine Moss and Jan Sargent spoke...
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Artefacts form Hollywood special effects legend comes to Dagenham's Valence House

Ray Harryhausen Dagenham’s Valence House is currently offering a display of classic film models, pioneered by Hollywood special effects legend Ray Harryhausen during the industry’s golden age. Special effects master Ray, revolutionised cinema with his pioneering...
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No more Grenfell Towers says prospective Havering councillor

Concern over Orchard Village “There could be catastrophic consequences if a fire was to break out in a tower,” were the haunting words of former fire-fighter and prospective Labour councillor Trevor McKeever following several fire...
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Action needed

“We don’t want them here,” were the emotive words used by one local resident in Romford following the arrival of a group of travellers in Como Street last week. Two groups of travellers have set...