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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...

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...
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