Havering Borough News

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Susan Copeman has to leave her flat in Harold Hill and does not know if she will be provided with anywhere suited to live

A pensioner, who could become homeless, has appealed for more provision be made for elderly people who are forced out of privately rented accommodation.

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Harold Hill
Friday, May 29, 2015
Rubbish on a Abellio Greater Anglia train from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street earlier this year.

Rail passengers claim they have been bitten by fleas while travelling on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

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Twitter
Friday, May 29, 2015
Bob Knowles outside his Micropub in Upminster which is facing planning objections from the council

‘You would think we were selling crack cocaine instead of a glass of ale.’

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Havering Council
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Rubbish on a Abellio Greater Anglia train from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street earlier this year.

Rail passengers claim they have been bitten by fleas while travelling on Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

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Twitter
Friday, May 22, 2015
Kim Merry, provides support for people in our community that have become homeless, maybe on release from prison, maybe with addiction.
Kim with Elliott Carr, Nick Redwood, Tom Robertson, and Nick Overall.

Charity workers are warning of an impending homelessness crisis as new figures reveal Havering Council has drastically missed its housing targets.

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Havering Council
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Redbridge is the third worst London borough at hitting its housing targets.

Redbridge is the third worst borough in London at meeting housing targets, according to a new report.

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London
Monday, May 18, 2015
The building which was to become Havering's first micropub, Upminster Tap Room. Picture: Google Maps

Beer aficionados waiting patiently for Havering’s first micropub will have to wait a little longer to fill their glasses.

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London
Monday, May 18, 2015
Miss Redbridge, Krishna Solanki from Gants Hill.

Not many of us split time between beauty pageants and algebra problems, however the current Miss Redbridge is not your stereotypical beauty queen.

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Children had their faces painted at the Newbury Park Islamic Cultural Centre's spring bazaar.

Visitors from all over the South East enjoyed the food, Henna art and fruit mojitos at an Islamic society’s spring bazaar, on Sunday.

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Monday, May 18, 2015
St Mary's church in South Woodford is hosting a community food and fun day. Ellodie Reynolds, Phoebe and Will Alderson,Josie Reynolds and Oliver Alderson

Tasty treats and tower views were enjoyed by children and adults alike at a church fun day.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Pauline Schoop with daughters Jacqui and Sheryl

A music lover celebrated her 102nd birthday with two daughters at an east London venue, singing along to her favourite classics.

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London
Friday, May 15, 2015
Hannah Cooksey has been missing from Collier Row since Tuesday.

Hannah Cooksey was found safe and well in Southend, Essex, today (Friday).

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Monday, May 11, 2015
The model X-wing near the edge of the atmosphere.

It has long been the dream of many Star Wars fans, including this author, to fly an X-wing into space.

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Australia
Monday, May 11, 2015
Havering Women's Aid have set up a mens domestic abuse helpline. Vicki Nicholoson and Trisha Fitzpatrick in their office in Hornchurch

It may not often come to public attention, but the number of men reporting domestic abuse is rising.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Redbridge crime map.

Redbridge police’s borough commander gives the Recorder her opinion on the statistics in an exclusive interview.

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Metropolitan Police
Thursday, May 7, 2015
(Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Join us for rolling coverage of tonight’s events at the vote counts for Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster and Dagenham and Rainham.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote in 2010.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

After weeks of campaigning, hundreds of pledges, two television debates and even a stone, polling day is finally here.

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Scotland
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The Gondoliers in rehearsals.

The tangled politics of 19th century Venice in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, is being reworked to the 1950s by the Chapel End Savoy Players.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
The borough of Havering: Has crime increased or decreased where you live?

The latest crime statistics show the number of sexual offences reported to police in Havering during 2014 increased by 37 per cent on the previous year.

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London
Friday, May 1, 2015
The aftermath of the crash on Friday in the A12, in Harold Hill, which saw two women taken to hospital.

A woman has spoken of the relief she felt upon hearing the screams of her three-year-old granddaughter after a lorry collided with her car, because “I knew she was alive”.

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London Bloggers

Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage fashion shopping is a joy in London (Photo by Graham French/BIPs/Getty Images)

In with the old, out with the new. This is the mantra of the best London vintage shoppers today, whose aesthetic of effortless chic is becoming more sought after.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Eating the right foods can significantly improve your mood

Think sweet treats make you feel better? ‘Comfort foods’ could be adding to your misery.

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