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Update: 125 Firefighters tackling large blaze at Rainham industrial estate.

A large fire at an industrial estate in Rainham has led to road closures and bus diversions. Around 125 firefighters and 25 engines are tackling the blaze, with a 25-metre cordon in place. Residents are advised to keep windows and doors shut, and to avoid the area if possible. The cause of the fire ...

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BREAKING: 70 Firefighters tackling large blaze on industrial estate in Rainham.

"Two industrial units are currently alight. A 25-metre cordon is in place as a precaution."

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Havering sees dramatic fall in residential burglaries following proactive intelligence led operation.

Following a proactive intelligence led operation, we have now made several significant arrests. This investigation is ongoing and officers are working tirelessly to secure a successful outcome.

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Why being a police officer now means facing bigger crowds than some London theatres.

It is no surprise that morale in the Metropolitan Police is so low, or other police forces. They are knocked daily, verbally abused, physically abused, spat at and anything else you can throw at them. Would you do their job?

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‘Labour cannot be trusted to be tough on crime and have failed on knife crime’.

I support stop and search. I also support longer jail sentences for those found carrying knives on our streets. It’s time to stop the stabbings in our community. As the MP for Dagenham and Rainham, I will personally champion this in Parliament until we get the tough approach and longer jail terms,...

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Rainham Hall summer of fun planned!

Rainham Hall, a Grade II* listed 18th century National Trust property in the heart of Rainham village has a whole host of exciting and fun summer events planned for visitors and families. 

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Fantastic Junior Citizen’s Scheme held by Havering Police and Havering Council.

This week has seen the start of the Junior Citizen's Scheme run in partnership by Havering Police and Havering Council. Nearly 3,000 pupils will be attending this scheme held in Romford over the two week period from 33 different Primary schools in the borough.

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VIDEO:Havering residents come together to raise Windrush flag.

Havering's Mayor Councillor Gerry O' Sullivan joined members of Havering's BME Forum to raise the Windrush flag outside the Town Hall in Romford yesterday, Wednesday 19 June

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Prison sentence handed out to Harold Hill prolific shoplifter.

Since the launch of Clear Hold Build in December 2023 we have seen a 50% reduction of reported crime in the Farnham Road area as well as a fall in reported Anti-Social Behaviour.

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Dance School Elevation Performance Academy is Dancing their Way to Success.

Elevation Performance Academy, a dance school in Havering, has quickly become a beloved part of the community since its establishment in 2019. Despite pandemic challenges, the academy has thrived, offering classes for all age groups and aiming to have its own premises. It fosters support, dedication...

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Harold Hill Deer Aid-a Havering charity that rescues animals without violence or ramming them with vehicles.

They rescue animals daily without the use of violence. Never have they used a tactic of hitting a stag or deer with a vehicle. Never have they rammed the animal with a car. This is not an option.

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Eid Al-Adha celebrations at Harris Academy Rainham

The Rainham Muslim Trust organised the largest Eid-Al-Adha celebration in Essex, with over 1,500 attendees. The event, held at Harris Academy, brought together the local Muslim community for prayers and festivities. Despite the absence of a mosque, the volunteer-run organisation has been providing p...

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‘The Green Party focuses on giving young people positive alternatives to the desperation and lack of hope  many of them now experience.’

Our young people need to feel heard. Often, when these issues are discussed, they are the last people to be consulted about how we can tackle the issues they face on the streets and in their daily lives.

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Patients advised to use public transport to get to Queen’s Hospital as car park closes from July to September.

“Our message is clear: don’t drive to Queen’s Hospital if you can get in by other means.”

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‘Pride is for love, for hope, and for the amazing talents people can show us if they do not have to hide themselves or any details about their lives.’

I think it’s so important to create safe, encouraging spaces for people from all walks of life to share their stories and have fun together, so I was delighted to hear of Pride’s return and grabbed some suitable attire for Pride at the Mall.

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Fight in Dagenham sees man stabbed in the back of the head at a barber shop.

Police and the air ambulance were at the scene of a stabbing today on Stansgate Road,Dagenham. One male was found with a stab wound to the back of the head and taken to an east London hospital. The other victim suffered minor injuries.

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Havering InterFaith Forum sets up new toy collection for disadvantaged children in Havering.

Havering Interfaith Forum has organised a new toy collection for disadvantaged children in Havering. The collection will run from the 1st July - 28th July.

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‘Policing is only ever going to be one part of the answer with knife crime.’

We must never take our eye off the ball when it comes to protecting people from knife crime, particularly our young people when they go out. 

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Rainham Leisure Centre to celebrate first birthday with family fun day.

Rainham Leisure Centre will host a free family fun day on Saturday, June 29, to celebrate its first birthday.

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Rainham Library celebrates Green Week.

Local residents, and Councillor Jackie McArdle and her amazing allotment team spent the afternoon helping with all the fantastic activities taking place.