East London News Review: Romford's crime crackdown, Ilford as the new LA and scaffolding misery

Jun 02, 2017, 04:43 PM

In this week's epsiode, reporters Matt Clemenson and Beth Wyatt join Time FM's Steve Allen to talk through the week's biggest stories.

First up was the news that Havering Police have adopted a hands-on approach to tackle knife crime in the area after a number of high profile stabbings.

Then the trio moved on to discussing one national newspaper's decision to name Ilford as "the new LA" in a column this week.

And last but not least, Matt, Beth and Steve discussed the sad story of a 78-year-old woman who has been living in a flat encompassed entirely by scaffolding for the last three years.