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Sunday, April 22, 2018

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

We are all appalled by what seems to have been a horrific chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Economics can be confusing. Money comes and goes and it’s hard to work out where it will go next.

If you happen to be in the right branch of M&S at the right time, you can get to taste free food samples.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, April 20, 2018

Award-winning photographer Stefan Rousseau has a debut exhibition of his pictures until April 22 at Eightyfour, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead

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

Violent crime has been on the rise since 2014 and in recent weeks we have seen too many lives lost on the streets of London to guns and knives.

The best local story has to be the one about the postboxes. You may have seen them taped up looking like they have been gagged so that inside the red box is the world’s smallest crime scene.

Bigotry should be nipped in the bud wherever it raises its ugly head.

Headlines have been dominated by Labour’s alleged failure to do enough to tackle anti-Semitism.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Russell Williams, a volunteer at the Salvation Army night shelter in Ilford, tells us what he thinks of the borough.

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

Newly elected members of the Youth Parliament, Kisham Sharma, Malek Djitli and Ali Raja are looking forward to the challenges ahead.

I have never named a child. That’s because I don’t have children yet. It’s not that I am a terrible parent or one who thinks a numbering system is better.

The Prophet Muhammad PBUH has stated that “a complete and perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand people are safe”.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, April 6, 2018

We spoke to winner of the Young Citizen of the Year Award Isaac Harvey. The 22-year-old vlogger was born with limb/pelvic hypoplasia syndrome, but this hasn’t stopped him from taking on challenges such as sky-diving and wheelchair slalom.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

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

I spoke in the House last week in a debate about cystic fibrosis and the availability of a new drug, Orkambi, to ameliorate the symptoms in sufferers.

Good Friday – the day upon which Christians commemorate the trial and execution of Jesus and his terrible death on the cross – followed on Sunday by Easter, when they rejoice at his resurrection.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, March 30, 2018

Clayhall resident Mahatir Pasha, 21, is general secretary of the Students’ Union at the London School of Economics and co-founder of social justice charity Britain has Class

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

I have signed Early Day Motion 1071 about the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Spring is a season for flowers, celebrating the gift of new life.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, March 23, 2018

This week we spoke to Sikh Women’s Alliance chairwoman Balvinder Saund, a former Redbridge councillor and magistrate.

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

As with most MPs, Friday is a day that I normally dedicate to constituency engagements, however many local residents have contacted me about this humanitarian issue and I agree that the measures in the bill are well worth supporting. Nobody chooses to be uprooted from their home by war, genocide or persecution, so it is heartbreakingly unjust when that process divides families. People who have fled such cataclysmic events as the war in Syria need those closest to them to help them overcome the trauma they have suffered, and yet under the current arrangements too many families remain separated by thousands of miles with no means of reuniting.

Have you ever wasted a day waiting in for something to arrive?

In all aspects of life we encourage and reward specialization. Examples abound in medicine, social care, the justice system, education – all of which tend to operate in well-defined silos.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, March 16, 2018

This week we spoke to Valentines Mansion artist Jason Rose, who has opened a new exhibition called Music for the Eyes

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

Tackling burglary remains my top priority. Redbridge Council’s response to public concern has been commendable.

Alice, in her travels through Wonderland having followed a rabbit, led to a tea party.

Q&A: My borough

Friday, March 9, 2018

This week we spoke to Chadwell Heath rapper Rychus Ryter, real name Jonathan Kabamba, who is setting up a youth centre in Chadwell Heath.

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

We all know the UK is snow-phobic. The nation that won a healthy proportion of the wars and battles it had throughout history is brought to its knees by a little bit of snow.

I have been watching the Winter Olympics over the past few weeks and marvelling at the tenacity and determination of the young, and not so young athletes striving to achieve and better their personal best.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, March 2, 2018

Following last week’s Q&A with a Labour candidate for Wanstead Village, we talk to Scott Wilding, a Conservative candidate for the same ward

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week

Every single year in the UK 600 die from sudden cardiac arrest. It is estimated that 270 of these deaths occur in school.

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.

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