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They say never meet your heroes. So I am at liberty to think of any of the winter Olympians as heroes – as I can’t afford a skiing holiday, our paths won’t cross.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

This week the planets aligned to allow us to answer a question that theologians have toyed with for centuries. What’s better – Pancake Day or Valentine’s Day?

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

What an interesting week it has been. After years of making a living talking about the news, I got to feel what it was like to be linked more directly to the stories.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”

Last week, the Department for Work and Pensions said that it would not challenge a court ruling that will mean that every applicant for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will have their claim reviewed.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, February 9, 2018

This week we spoke to Farah Hussain, Redbridge Council’s cabinet member for housing, who was born and raised in the borough. She tells us what she likes about the borough and what she feels could be improved.

Ad Feature: Guaranteed rent schemes: How they work for landlords

Monday, February 5, 2018

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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

London has been in the news because of rising knife crime, violent crime and robberies, but figures released last week reveal that this is now a nationwide problem.

A look at issues of today

Less than a week after this article is published we shall be remembering

the 66th anniversary of the Queen’s Accession. How different the world was then.

Redbridge Council’s Conservative group leader Councillor Paul Canal shares what he loves and loathes about the borough

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

February will be a busy yet exciting time for Redbridge Youth Council as voting in the Youth Election launches.

The good thing about the French language is that they police new words.

You can’t just add a new word to the French dictionary like we get in English.

We are nearly at the end of January 2018 - how did this happen so quickly?

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, January 26, 2018

We ask the people of Redbridge what they love about the borough and what they would change. In the hot seat this week is Goodmayes councillor and cabinet member for finance and support services Kam Rai.

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

I was very pleased to be able to attend because I learned a huge amount about this technology and how children can benefit.

I can’t believe it’s come round again.

Last Monday was Martin Luther King Jr Day. In King’s speech ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’ he talked about Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, January 19, 2018

This week we spoke to John Sharrock, chairman of community group Barkingside 21, and found out what he loves about Redbridge and what he would change if he had the chance.

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

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of our National Health Service by the Labour government of Clement Attlee.

When I heard that Prince Harry’s wedding didn’t earn us a bank holiday I was upset.

A goodly word is like a goodly tree whose roots are firmly fixed and its branches reach to the heavens.

Q&A: My Ilford

Friday, January 12, 2018

This week we spoke to Keith Prince, who represents Redbridge on the London Assembly, as well as serving as a local Redbridge Councillor for the last 13 years.

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

We are in the middle of another winter – and another NHS winter crisis. This has now become almost expected.

During my National Service in the armed forces, I spent a Christmas Day on duty. Memorable? It was for me!

The party is over. We are now in the most boring month of the year with faint memories of what a payday felt like and the sense of foreboding because you know that looming credit card bill might not be a nice one.

An Ilford mum received a special Christmas present this year when her newborn daughter was born ten days early on Christmas day.

A young girl got into the spirit 
of Christmas this year by donating her own presents to a children’s ward.

If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, it’s going to be unpredictable.

Remember when huge crowds brought Ilford town centre to a standstill in a bid to see YouTube star Adam Saleh? Or the Barkingside man who set up his own sting when he saw his stolen laptop for sale online?

Letters from Recorder readers this week

How much do you remember about the weird and wacky world of Twitter this year?

It’s that odd period between Christmas and New Year when all the presents are opened and everyone’s stomachs are stuffed.

No-one thinks Roses are one of five a day

Christmas was ruined for residents on a Woodford Green estate after they spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day without running water.

Join In: Big food and drink quiz

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

OK, you’ve probably eaten and drunk too much and you may be suffering for it today.

Outdoor adventurer and TV presenter Julia Bradbury has named Hainault Forest the number one park for winter woodland walks.

Fancy yourself as something of an aficionado of Christmas TV?

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