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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...

Hornchurch man caged following attack on infant son

A HORNCHURCH man has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after attacking his son on more than one occasion, leaving him with lasting...

Couple’s wedding prayers answered

A CHURCH has answered the prayers of a hard-up couple and pledged to organise their dream wedding - free of charge. Jacqui Loewy and Adam...

Baby discovered in Romford hospital cupboard

TWO midwives have been accused of leaving a four-day-old baby lying on his stomach in a cupboard at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. A nursery...

Help raise £80,000 so Freddy can walk tall

A YOUNG family are asking for help to raise £80,000 so three-year-old Freddy Hazelwood can benefit from life-changing surgery in America. Freddy was born premature...

Queen’s Hospital maternity ward gets glowing safety score

QUEEN'S Hospital maternity service has been given a glowing recommendation by safety assessors, who gave it a safety score of 46 out of 50. The...

18 years for murder of 88-year-old woman

A TEENAGER who stabbed and strangled a bed-ridden 88-year-old woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. The 18-year-old killer was only 17...

GPs open weekend doors to help A&E

HAVERING GP surgeries are to open their doors at weekends to take some pressure off of A&E departments over the winter. The new scheme starts...

Reminding Londoners to secure their homes

WITH dark winter nights quickly approaching, burglars have more time to target homes - but the Met is reminding Londoners of the steps they...

Council crackdown on illegal moneylenders

BARKING and Dagenham Council has teamed up with Birmingham City Council to crack down on illegal moneylenders in the Borough. Birmingham’s Illegal Money Lending Team...

Havering crack den shut down thanks to neighbours

A CRACK den in Havering has been shut down by police after neighbours complained. The closure order was secured at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Tuesday,...

Fire causes chaos: Striking London firefighters recalled as 1500 tonnes of scrap metal burns...

A SCRAP fire in Dagenham during planned strike action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) tested loyalties as the London Fire Brigade (LFB) recalled...

Carol countdowns college centre success

CELEBRITY Maths whizz Carol Vorderman paid a special visit to Barking and Dagenham College last week to officially open the new Gazelle Science, Technology,...
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