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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...

MP slams TFL’s cost cutting proposal

A LOCAL MP has spoken out against leaked Transport for London (TfL) cost-cutting plans which propose the closure of all 268 ticket offices across...

Man rebailed in connection with cement mixer death

AN Upminster man has been rebailed pending further enquiries in connection with the death of Lee Balkwell. On 18 July 2002 33-year-old Lee Balkwell was...

Flying Squad is praised after foiling armed robbery in borough

UNDERCOVER cops surprised an armed gang after an attack on a convenience store in Chadwell Heath. Armed with a handgun, five men entered Milap Mini...

Football ban for fan who plotted violence

A MEMBER of the notorious ‘Inter City Firm’ has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work after pleading...

Two men dead and others injured in Dagenham crash

TWO men have died in a collision in Dagenham. Police were called to Lodge Avenue, at the junction with Neasham Road, Dagenham, shortly after 10.10pm...

‘Enjoy it, then bin it’ aims to clean streets

‘Enjoy it then bin it’ is what Havering Council is asking takeaway eaters in the next phase of their Cleaner Havering scheme. In the 2012...

Extended sentence for Romford sex offender

ROMFORD paedophile Neil Wilson, whose case has provoked outrage across the country, has had his sentence extended by four months on a technicality. The 41-year-old was...

Rainham firm fined £30,000 for site safety failings

A LOCAL construction firm has been fined £30,000 for safety failings after an employee broke his spine after falling through a skylight opening in...

Food safety fine for Romford takeaway

ANOTHER Romford takeaway shop has been hit in the pocket after admitting nine food safety offences. Mohammed Nazakat, owner of Flavour Chicken in South Street,...

Overflowing drains and litter sweep through Havering park

HAVERING Council has been branded “totally incompetent” after “failing to make good on their promises” regarding Harrow Lodge Park. Despite concerns being raised with the Council,...

Convicted doc finally struck off the register

A GP who was allowed to carry on working after being found guilty of two sex attacks has been struck off after telling a...

Mental health support welcomed in Romford

A CUSTOMISED approach to supporting homeless people with mental health issues is being introduced in Romford by a London housing association. Riverside ECHG supports more...
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