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Sunday, October 14, 2018

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

Here at Redbridge Youth Council, we are aware of the growing number of young people that confront the struggle of mental health in their everyday lives.

When I perform at stand up comedy clubs I have one rule: use the gents before the gig.

On Saturday the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara, came to our church to formally open the Woodford Festival, which continues in full swing until this Sunday.

Shaz Hetherington has so far raised £30,000 for Brain Tumour Research in the name of her husband David, who died of a brain tumour at the age of 39.

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

Working with the Centre for Social Justice, I recently put forward proposals in a report called It Can Be Stopped, to tackle the violent crime wave that has plagued London.

The term guru means “one who dispels darkness of ignorance”.

Dani White owns Barkingside hair salon Sixtysix and they raised £600 for The Little Princess Trust.

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”.

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.

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.

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

My Ilford North constituents will be pleased to know that burglars who made their lives a misery earlier this year have received prison sentences totalling almost 21 years.

Chris Gannaway, 70, is the vice-chairman of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association and London Wildlife Trust Redbridge representative.

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Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

Where do you most like to sit when you go to a theatre or concert hall?

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

Here at Redbridge Youth Council we volunteered time out of our busy summer holiday to give local young people a chance to voice their opinion on today’s pressing issues that youths are constantly confronted with.

Things are going well in my lovelife at the moment but taking the next step can be difficult. These days there’s such pressure on having an Instagram-worthy marriage proposal.

Next Monday will be Rosh Hashanah, when Jews throughout the world will welcome in our new year 5,779.

Francesco Zabotti is the assistant manager at Barkingside Football Club - who are celebrating their 120th anniversary this year.

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

The UK has historically been a great, outwards looking trading nation, selling our goods to every corner of the globe.

I remember when my day said if beer ever went over £1 a pint he’d give up drinking.

Why is it that we have become such an intolerant society? Surely, each religion teaches us to be tolerant and respectful of each other.

What is your connection with Redbridge?

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

In Redbridge organisations like the Faith Forum, schools and local politicians of all parties work together to promote community cohesion and to combat extremism and racism.

There are two types of people in this world, those who embrace technology and those who resent it. Which do you think is right?

Boris Johnson’s crude comments about the burka and refusal to apologise have driven a tank through what should be a nuanced debate.

Last year’s Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett this year became the first female leader of Redbridge’s Conservative group, having served Monkhams ward for 20 years.

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

Spanish people in Spain? Shock horror.

For my recent holiday I was fortunate enough to be able to take a flight to Spain.

The heatwave has finally passed to great relief or immense disappointment, depending on your weather preferences.

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.

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