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GPs in push for A&E alternatives

EAST London GPs are launching a new campaign to set out alternatives to A&E for non-life-threatening illnesses. Estimates state that up to 40 per cent...

Catching out criminals with Operation Bumblebee

OFFICERS from the Met and Essex Police have joined forces in a bid to catch out criminals using roads that link the capital to...

Meeting ends in chaos after councillor remarks

A FULL Council meeting in Havering had to be abandoned last week after it descended into chaos over a Rainham councillor’s remarks on merging...

MP’s office gets festive for christmas card comp

AN east London MP’s office has been filling up with thousands of hand-made Christmas cards as part of this year’s competition for local school...

Norovirus hits again

THE first cases of winter vomiting bug norovirus have been recorded at hospitals in east London. The bug has been reported at Queen’s Hospital in...

Two new and improved Post Offices in Barking

TWO new and improved post offices officially opened in Barking last week. To celebrate the launch of the open-plan branches at Ripple Road and Woodward...

Pair sentenced over family train attack

TWO Romford men who attacked a family that had been out celebrating a 65th birthday have been handed suspended jail terms. Christoper Calmeyer, 29,...

Metal stealers jailed

A GANG of metal thieves from across London and Essex have been jailed for more than 33 years. The 10 men were all jailed for...

Bo Jo says no to park plans

PLANS for a science and technology park in Dagenham have been rejected by the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority. The GLA and...

Save Cllr Curtin

A PETITION has been started to save the political career of one of Havering’s most popular councillors. Tory Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for culture,...

Borough’s buses go green on ‘biofuel’

BUSES in Barking are now being run on environmentally friendly ‘biofuel’ as part of a pilot scheme spearheaded by the Mayor of London which...

Fraudster caught out on £37k benefit claim

HAVERING Council is set to receive £67,000 after a benefit cheat, who claimed to run an escort agency, was made to pay back her...

Extra £2m for leisure centre

ANOTHER £2million will be injected in to the new Romford Leisure Development, after councillors agreed to additional funding at full council last week. The new...

Man charged over cement mixer death

A MAN has been charged with manslaughter 11 years after a body was found in a cement mixer. 33-year-old Lee Balkwell (pictured) died when he...

Councillor controversy over racial allegations

SHOCK comments from a Rainham councillor about the merging of services between Havering and Newham councils has sparked outrage from a local political leader. Leader...

Consultation for new east London school begins

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched into the proposed Goresbrook School, which is due to open in September 2014. The school will start with just...

Romford murderer found dead in cell

AN 18-year-old who stabbed and strangled an elderly woman has been found dead in his cell, five days after he was jailed for murder. Romford...

Cannabis factory fires on the rise in London

CANNABIS factory fires are on the rise in London, with six reported in Havering and Barking and Dagenham boroughs in the last three years. According...

Duo hit killed by double decker bus named as Dagenham couple

THE couple who died after being hit by a double-decker bus in Romford town centre were Dagenham residents. Paramedics were called to Western Road, in...

NHS improvements welcomed by east London health watchdog

AN east London health watchdog has welcomed local improvements to NHS services, and is urging patients to seek care at the most appropriate level. The...

Two minutes silence for fallen WW2 bomb experts

TWO minutes’ silence was observed by east London dignitaries last week in remembrance of two bomb disposal experts who were killed in Dagenham during...

Shamed midwife is allowed to keep job at Romford hospital

A MIDWIFE at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, who left a newborn baby face down in a cupboard, has been allowed to keep her job. Yvonne Musonda-Malata,...

Fallen Barking soldier is home

THE body of a Barking solider killed in action earlier this month was brought home for burial last week. Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2)...

Scheme will benefit heroes of Romford

COMMUNITY heroes and other good causes are set to benefit from a new rewards scheme. The Giving Extra awards were celebrated by the Halifax...

Progress to reduce anti-social behaviour in Barking and Dagenham council estates

PROGRESS is being made in the battle against anti-social behaviour on Barking and Dagenham's council estates, according to a new scrutiny report. Details from a...

New jobs at £30m plant in Dagenham

A £30million food recycling plant is expected to create up to 60 new jobs for local people when it opens in Dagenham next year. Barking...

Purfleet van driver escapes jail as wife and kids mourn

A VAN driver has escaped jail despite admitting causing the death of the dad of three young children. Kevin Colgate, 54, from Purfleet pleaded guilty...

Outrage over river oil slick

OUTRAGED local people have voiced concern about an oil slick in the River Rom that left birds swimming in diesel. The diesel made its way...

Tributes paid to Barking man killed in action in Afghanistan

A BRITISH soldier killed in Afghanistan has been named as father-of-two Ian Fisher, from Barking. The 42-year-old Warrant Officer Class 2 served with the 3rd...

Callous hijacker left a driver fighting for life

A MAN has pleaded guilty to a lorry hijacking that left a driver fighting for his life. David Fletcher, 58, from Upminster was making deliveries...
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