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Raising awareness for mental health

TO raise awareness of mental health conditions and the help available to sufferers, a number of events are being held across Barking and Dagenham...

Barking and Dagenham councillor owes £2k in unpaid parking fines

A BARKING and Dagenham councillor is in the spotlight after it emerged she owes more than £2000 in unpaid parking tickets in the borough...

MP helps club after rent increase scare

A Dagenham sporting club has been saved from closure with the help of local MP Jon Cruddas. The Dagenham Police and Community Boxing Club...

Spaces to be sold in Havering

HAVERING Council’s cabinet members have given the nod to sell off seven open spaces across the Borough. The areas in Dorking Road (Gooshays), Harlow Garden...

Car stealing trio are jailed thanks to raids

A TRIO of car thieves have been jailed following intelligence-led police raids in Rainham and Dagenham earlier this year. The three men were arrested...

Child sex man from Romford caged at last

A MAN who received a suspended sentence of just eight months for having sex with a 13-year-old girl has had his sentence upgraded to...

Two 17-year-old boys have been sentenced after ‘punching a man to the ground’ in...

TWO youths have been sentenced following a “violent and savage attack” on a man in an east London skate park. On 5 July at Goresbrook...

Crackdown thanks to cross-border op

LAST week four policing divisions combined efforts in a cross-border operation targeting burglars, robbers, thieves and those handling stolen goods. The operation took place on...

Lawyer resigns after “predatory” comment

THE Crown Prosecution Lawyer who labelled a Romford paedophile’s victim “predatory” in court will never again undertake prosecutions involving child sexual abuse or other...

Predator punished after filming himself having sex with Barking schoolgirl

A MAN who filmed himself having sex with a Barking school girl has been jailed for 18 months. Jay Mitchell-Moores, 18, of Ilford, pleaded guilty...

New plan welcomed for cutting crime in Barking and Dagenham

THE new Local Policing Model (LPM) was introduced in Barking and Dagenham last week, giving Safer Neighbourhoods Teams (SNTs) a stronger focus on cutting...

Mum billed for bunking child

A PARENT has been billed more than £700 for failing to make sure her child regularly attended school at Eastbury Comprehensive in Barking. From January...

Dodgy cabbie forced to pay

A DODGY mini-cab owner is being made to pay back more than £125,000 after conning an elderly man out of his life savings. The activities...

Praise for maternity services at Queen’s Hospital

A REPORT published last week has shown that maternity services at Queen’s Hospital are some of the best in the country. The Royal College of...

Brothers jailed for phone snatching

TWO brothers have been jailed for snatching phones from commuters earlier this year. Regan Mambo, 22, and Bruno Mambo, 24, both of Crouch Avenue, Barking,...

Partying sees noisy neighbours fined £2000

TWO Romford women have been fined a combined total of over £2000 for causing severe noise problems, following an investigation by Havering Council. Kelly Napper,...

Rule breaker has Council flat taken away

A MAN has had his council flat taken away from him after officials grew suspicious that he was subletting the property. The tenant of the...

Red card for footy scam

THREE former AFC Hornchurch footballers caught in a match fixing scandal down under could face 10 years jail time. Dubbed the worst match fixing scam...

Acid attack sentencing postponed

THE 16-year-old boy who gave a woman horrific injuries by throwing acid in her face has had his sentencing postponed. The teen, who was 15...

Car company slammed for dodgy conversion

A COMPANY will have to pay out more than £6000 after an “appalling” car conversion left a Mercedes unroadworthy. Romford-based Car Conversions, owned by Clifford...

Prostitute arrested during Met crackdown on licensing crimes

ONE prostitute was arrested and three cautioned along with 85 boxes of cigarettes seized in Barking and Dagenham as part of a Met-wide crackdown...

Outrage as cabinets block local plants

LOCAL people are outraged that a key community focal point has been obscured by huge green telecommunications cabinets in Elm Park. The train-shaped planters along...

Rapists put behind bars

THREE men who raped a vulnerable 18-year-old woman have been sent down for a combined total of 24 years in prison. Romford man Nabeel Ahmed...

Family pays tribute to murdered pensioner

THE family of murdered Hornchurch pensioner Rosemary Shearman have released a tribute to the tragic 77-year-old, describing her “very full and busy life”. The family’s...

Gang brought to justice

A WOMAN from Dagenham involved with a gang has been found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Jessinta Hammond, 25, pleaded guilty...

Romford A&E services are safe “in the short term”

EMERGENCY care experts have found that A&E services at Queen's Hospital are safe “in the short term”. The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Havering,...

Man jailed for a killer punch

A BRENTWOOD man has been jailed for four years after killing a man with a single punch outside a pub in Romford. 30-year-old Sean Boggans,...

Winter brings in £7m for hospitals

THE Department of Health has earmarked £7million of additional funding for A&E at Queen's and King George hospitals. This money is part of the £250million...

Welcome for review of hospitals’ A&E

NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group has welcomed emerging findings that show A&E services at Queen's Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford, are...

“Cowardly” chef is sent down

AN east London man, who murdered his ex-girlfriend in front of their daughter at her family home in Dagenham, has been sentenced to life...
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