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Sunday, August 12, 2018

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

The summer heatwave has been great – unless you’re a regular user of the Central line.

I was shocked this week when I read the headline, “China Bans Pooh”.

This is the last Spiritual Life Column that I will be writing.

Joel Perinpaul works for the Empowering Deaf Society (EDS) in Ilford, and last week the charity hosted its hugely successful second Deaf Street Party in Perrymans Farm Road, Newbury Park.

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

It has been about five months since we became the Members of Youth Parliament for Redbridge and the experience has been truly insightful and phenomenal to say the least.

We have all done that thing where you call a partner by an ex’s name. That’s why I only ever date people with the same first name.

During the Second World War the British government initiated an extensive anti-gossip campaign with the most memorable posters, designed by Fougasse, showing caricature figures of Hitler and Goehring listening in to people giving away secrets whilst chatting in public places.

This week’s Q&A is with Arfan Akram, who has played cricket for Wanstead Cricket club for more than 23 years, and his dad, Mohammed, is close friends with the newly elected prime minister of Pakistan, and world famous cricketer Imran Khan.

We’ve taken some stick for our reporting of the collision at Old Street roundabout that left a woman fighting for her life, and while I normally assume readers don’t care about the actual day-to-day of our jobs I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks we should have done.

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

On September 14 I am organising an export event in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub to visit Woodford Green.

The heatwave has brought some lovely effects.

The rise in children’s mental ill health and increase in youth violence is a wake up call.

This week we spoke to Ash Khan, co-founder of non-profit group Serving Humanity who distribute food to rough sleepers in Ilford, Barking and Stratford every week.

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

In my 26 years in Parliament I have never known such a frenetic, unpredictable period.

Donald Trump is good at doing his world tour. He met Kim Jong un, Theresa May and Vladimir Putin.

On July 11, 1995, fifty years after the Holocaust and the world saying “Never Again”, genocide occurred again on European soil.

Kim Judge, who has launched the Save the Valentine pub campaign, shares her love of the borough

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

The National Health Service has just celebrated its 70th birthday and last weekend I took part in street stalls in Wanstead, Leytonstone and Leyton.

It has often been said that the NHS is now the nearest thing Britain possesses to a national religion.

True leaders do not create followers, they create more leaders.

I think it’s safe to say a good portion of recent news has been defined by resignations. So many members of the government were stepping down it was like watching an abseil.

This week former press photographer Geoff Wilkinson, who owns gallery EightyFour in Wanstead, shares his views of the borough

With an early summer following the July heatwave here are some of the activities families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

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

There are days when I wonder if I’m in an episode of Black Mirror, experiencing some sort of dystopian reality.

It’s so easy to moan about things in these columns, and that is because life is filled with misery and struggle. But I’ve found a happy story.

To most people the 4th of July means The American Declaration of Independence in 1776. For me it is a reminder of my being made deacon in Chelmsford Cathedral on July 4, 1993.

This week Geoff Hill, chairman of the Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, shares his love of the borough

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

On Monday, May 21 the Redbridge Youth Council (RYC) meeting took place in the town hall.

It’s happened again. I start the World Cup reminding people that I am not into football and I don’t really see the point in getting into it for a few months.

All around us people seem to be worried about the cost of things, everything seems to be going up.

Henna artist Pavandeep Dhanjal, who was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours

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

Lea Valley Heritage Alliance (LVHA) is a local organisation that upholds the industrial heritage of our area, promotes local sites such as museums and living history projects, and champions business investment in the Lea Valley.

Just over five years ago, the Ilford Recorder ran a front page article with the headline “Police swoop on the homeless taking sleeping bags and food parcels in co-ordinated raids in Redbridge”.

Ilford singer Kal Lavelle who has supported acts like Ed Sheeran and Bastille has just launched her first album For The Loved and Lost which in the first week charted in the top 50 albums on Itunes. Here she shares her thoughts on the borough.

Last year I wrote here of my terrifying experience at the hands of a large spider that perpetrated a home invasion.

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

Two years ago leading Brexiteers said that leaving the European Union and disentangling our country from 43 years of integration, institutional co-operation, rules, laws and regulations would be easy.

God says: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may (learn) self-restraint.” 2:183

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