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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...

Traffic is breaking EU pollution limits

A LONDON Assembly member has accused Boris Johnson of “soft pedalling on air quality” as City Hall figures show traffic routes in east London...

Eight-year-old Chadwell Heath girl died of head injuries

A POSTMORTEM has revealed that the young girl murdered in Chadwell Heath on Thursday, 29 August died from a head injury. Eight-year-old Ayesha Ali was...

Primary schools face over crowded future

LOCAL primary schools are set to face huge problems as new figures demonstrate certain schools in east London will be 20 per cent over...

Bank is 30th to join rogue crackdown

Havering Council’s banking protocol scheme has reeled in even more success by signing up its 30th member. The scheme, that protects elderly and vulnerable...

East London’s finest builds put on display

EAST London’s finest buildings are opening their doors for free to the public for one weekend this month, giving local people the chance to...

Super-prison proposal is matched in Wales

THE day before Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham held a public meeting on a proposed super-prison in Dagenham, the Government announced plans...

Community in shock following Dagenham fire

A COMMUNITY has been left stunned after a massive fire in Dagenham revealed what investigators believe to be a cannabis factory. Residents have spoken out...

Local MPs speak out on Syria divide

THE controversial Commons debate on Thursday, 29 August saw MPs vote against military intervention in Syria, causing a divide in both national and local...

Improvements begin on disgraced park

HAVERING Council has begun work on tidying up Harrow Lodge Park, which has in recent months become notorious in the area for rubbish, sewage...

Borough introduces new HIV services

BARKING and Dagenham Council are introducing new HIV services in an effort to raise awareness and provide test results more quickly. The new services being...

Paedophile case to be reviewed

ROMFORD paedophile Neil Wilson is to have his case reviewed by the Court of Appeal after it caused a stir across the country last...

Local firefighters set to strike over pension

EAST London firefighters could walk out alongside those from across the capital after 78 per cent of Fire Brigade Union (FBU) members voted to...

Mum accused of murdering her daughter

A MOTHER accused of murdering her daughter was remanded in custody after a court hearing on Tuesday at the Old Bailey. Polly Chowdhury, 34,...

No more B&B stays for homeless people

BARKING and Dagenham Council have won a £300,000 government grant to help decrease the amount of homeless people living in B&Bs. When a family reports...

50,000 headed to Bank Holiday shows in east London

MORE than 50,000 visitors braved the downpour over the weekend, coming together to have fun at Hornchurch Live and the Havering Show. With the Bank...

£300,000 plans for new park in Harold Hill

A £300,000 scheme will see Bosworth Field in Harold Hill undergo a makeover which promises a hugely-improved park with new facilities for all to...

Commuters warned to keep valuables safe

OPERATION Magnum has been launched by British Transport Police to help train passengers keep their valuables safe. The nationwide operation aims to tackle the 16...

Hornchurch councillor warns of “asbestos time bomb”

SOUTH Hornchurch Cllr Michael Deon Burton has spoken out about his fears concerning the demolition of the former Mardkye Estate (renamed Orchard Village) which he...

Barking crook bags £1m as biggest welfare cheat

BRITAIN’s biggest welfare crook has been exposed by the Department for Work and Pensions as 49-year-old Sly Malik from Barking. This news comes as part...

GCSE success sweeps across east London despite harder Maths and Science exams

EXCITEMENT was in the air as East London students collected their GCSE results on Thursday, 22 August, with pupils excelling across the board despite...

Illegal nail treatments end in fines for Barking beauty parlour

A BEAUTY parlour owner has been handed down 100 hours of community service and a hefty fine after illegally carrying out nail treatments. Health and...

“Crime won’t prosper” thanks to new security

SECURITY gates,installed after local people complained of crime and anti-social behaviour, are sending the message that “crime won’t prosper” in Barking and Dagenham. The gates...

Romford baby unit wins high praise

TWO years on from the CQC’s description of the “culture of abuse” surrounding maternity care at Queen’s Hospital, an independent panel has found “remarkable”...

Animal rescues in the capital are halved

THE cliché of firefighters rescuing cats from trees could be a thing of the past as new figures have revealed that animal rescues in...

Havering Council is green and going places

A SENIOR Havering councillor has responded robustly to last week’s Enquirer front page story in which some local residents criticised the Borough’s commitment to...

Students celebrate yet another year of great A Level results across East London schools

STUDENTS from across Havering, Barking and Dagenham have proved once more that they are among the best in London with yet another year of...
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