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Councillor faces legal costs after libel case fails

A Waltham Forest councillor must pay £15,000 in court costs after trying to sue a former colleague without offering proper

Hospitals trust struggling through lack of beds, staff and stable leadership

Outer east London hospitals are struggling with a shortage of hospital beds, a lack of staff and a “revolving door”

Opposition to Ilford takeaway’s late licence application

An Ilford pizza restaurant’s late night licence application is hanging in the balance as police have warned of public urination

Havering CCTV refresh delayed again

Further delays in a £5m ‘CCTV refresh’ across Havering mean it will not be complete until April 2023 at the

Beam Park extra housing decision deferred

Havering councillors put off deciding whether to allow even more homes to be built at Beam Park until they know

Campaign launched for Whipps Cross funding

Whipps Cross Hospital being “compromised” for 17 days after July’s flood is proof its rebuild must be fast-tracked, local leaders

Police response times down in Havering, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham

Police are taking longer to get to emergencies in east London because not enough officers have passed advanced driving tests.

Leyton flats plan approved without any affordable homes after costs soar

A developer has been given permission to build flats in Leyton with no affordable homes after claiming it will lose

Crime cabin opens in Ilford

Redbridge Council’s leader says the “decimation” of police in the borough has forced the council to open its own “enforcement

Waltham Council apologises for parking bay error

Waltham Forest Council has apologised for removing parking bays in order to help pedestrians social distance – over a year