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A Gants Hill United Reform Church leader is calling on the community to work together to create a nativity scene in Ilford town centre.

Christmas officially began in Seven Kings on Friday when the festive lights were switched on amid carol singing and the unveiling of a tree.

The Christmas Market at St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch, was crowded on Saturday, November 18, with visitors stocking up on homemade preserves, cakes and plants for Christmas.

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

Being a member of the Young Cabinet for Environment and Sustainability has been an honour.

A look at the issues of today

Families, love them or hate them; we all have one. I realise that I am fortunate in having a loving family surrounding me but even they at times cause me different levels of irritation.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, November 17, 2017

For this week’s Q&A we spoke to Barkingside community campaigner Harvey Sharpe

Now that we have reached mid-November we can officially start the Christmas countdown.

Whether they get you in the festive mood, or make you cold to the consumer bone, Christmas adverts have slipped into the TV schedule.

You don’t have to make the trek to the North Pole to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

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

On October 31 I organised a debate in parliament, calling on the Post Office to reconsider proposals to close the Crown branch in South Woodford after the announcement of its closure earlier this year.

We must change our attitude to paying tax.

An archaeologist wrote that when the ancient city of Pompeii was being excavated, the body of a woman was found mummified by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, November 10, 2017

lan and Angela Banner, of Redbridge Pensioners’ Forum, share their views of the borough

Looking at issues of today

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The narrow referendum vote to leave the EU is already having damaging consequences for the prosperity, internal unity and influence of our country in the world.

“We have indeed honoured the Children of Adam, and provided for them means of transportation on land and sea, and given them wholesome food and exalted them high above the greater part of Our creation.” (THE QURAN 17: 70)

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, November 3, 2017

For this week’s Q&A we spoke to ardent campaigner Paul Scott. He is very focused on the closure of pubs across Redbridge and has frequently spoke out against overdevelopment.

Despite huge pressure from inside and outside Westminster, the government is still yet to pause the clumsy rollout of Universal Credit (UC), its flagship welfare reform, which is causing homelessness and hunger wherever it goes.

A look at issues of today

Q&A: My Redbridge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This week we speak to Mark Glazer, the chairman of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch. Mark is a South Woodford resident with his family, and has lived in the borough for 59 years.

Back in the 18th century, Mozart wrote two of his greatest operas, Figaro and Don Giovanni.

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

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

Crime and policing have moved up the list of issues people raise with me.

On judgement day we’ll just take photos

The way of Jesus is a challenging way to live. It is a way that gives life and doesn’t demand or abuse it.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, October 20, 2017

For this week’s Q&A we spoke to Valentines ward’s Labour Cllr Khayer Chowdhury. Cllr Chowdhury is very focused on law and order, going out with Redbridge Police and running a key scrutiny panel.

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

It is a common misconception that mental health problems are rare.

When, in reality.

A look at issues of today

An atheist contributing to the Spiritual Life column? Surely some sort of mistake!

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, October 13, 2017

This week we spoke to former Redbridge Mayor and current Labour councillor Barbara White.

Cllr White lives in Gants Hill and has a passion for music, managing the famous RAFA Club.

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

Due to the efforts of hard working staff, Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University Trust recently came out of special measures, and some targets have now been hit for the first time in three years.

As we sang a familiar Harvest hymn in church last week, it suddenly struck me that those old words reflected a time when life was much more precarious than it is for us today.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Friday, October 6, 2017

In this week’s Q&A we spoke to Abida Iqbal MBE, chairwoman and founder of Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association.

When I was growing up in the 1970s, there was a naïve belief that anti-Semitism had been dealt with, at least as far as this country was concerned.

A look at issues of today

Picture of the week: Out and about in Ilford

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Upload your pictures at iwitness24.co.uk and you could see them online and in the newspaper.

Q&A: My Redbridge

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green, on the scourge of fly-tipping and the misconceptions surrounding hospices.

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

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