Government projections predict that by next year Havering will need an extra 1,416 places, and by 2022 the London Borough of Havering will need 5,000 extra primary school places to accommodate the rising population. With this in mind Havering is using government grants to invest in a number of extension projects to increase capacity at existing schools.

Local MP Jon Cruddas says proposed transport price rises are "scandalous"

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13% of Dagenham & Rainham is now classified as "fuel poor"