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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Almost a year ago I wrote in this paper about my fears for families facing migration from old benefits to Universal Credit amidst the government’s “clumsy” rollout, which was causing “homelessness and hunger wherever it goes”.

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

Most days we’re told we are too fat, too lazy and we have to do something about it. And that’s just from my friends.

A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region.

A self-proclaimed “Snapchat queen” from Ilford who posted a video of her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood has been jailed for 14 years.

Namrah Chaudry is student services manager at William Morris Sixth Form, where she inspires young people every day after spending her childhood beating bullies and a stammer.

A mint-minded pensioner who penned a hilarious letter to the boss of a soap manufacturer has recieved a pleasant surprise.

One of the country’s largest discount retailers has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 for repeatedly selling knives to children in Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath.

Crime & Court

Friday, September 21, 2018

One of the country’s largest discount retailers has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 for repeatedly selling knives to children in Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A police officer caught driving a car without insurance or a MOT certificate committed “gross misconduct”, a hearing found.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Clayhall shop employee has been fined for selling counterfeit vodka to customers who believed they were buying well-known, branded spirits.

Health

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe, foot and limb amputations in Redbridge has shot up by more than 50pc since 2014, shocking figures reveal.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The location for the first adult playground in Redbridge had been decided.

Environment

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Redbridge Council is dividing allotment spaces in half to meet demand after residents have to wait a decade in some parts of the borough to acquire one.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Stop! Do not stub out your cigarettes out in it - the new metal box in Valentines Park is actually a water fountain.

Monday, September 10, 2018

If you were given £4million pounds to rejuvenate Ilford town centre, what would you spend it on?

Politics

Friday, September 21, 2018

The tragic death of a rough sleeper has prompted the council to write to the government and urge it reform its immigration policy.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A total of 703 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Around 80 people had their say on what to include in a legal definition of Islamophobia at London-wide consultation in Hainault.

Education

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hundreds of children in Redbridge could be starting school this month without basic skills such as being able to hold a pencil or go to the toilet by themselves.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The school enjoyed its best results since it opened in 2001.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Like many young boys, Ilford lad Ryan Gordon had dreams of becoming a professional football player and banging in goals in front of thousands of adoring fans.

Heritage

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Not all superheroes wear capes and not all wonder women prance about in blue hotpants and gold encrusted headdresses (though they can if they want to of course).

Monday, September 17, 2018

Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith and residents gathered for a special Battle of Britain exhibition to mark the 78th anniversary of the battle during the Second World War.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Today – September 17, 2018 – the Recorder celebrates 120 years since the publication of its first edition, and to mark the prestigious occassion, we are thrilled to take a look back at the last 12 decades we have spent serving the different communities of Redbridge.

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