We are facing perhaps the most difficult time in the history of this country since the war.

Hope is hugely important for everyone at this difficult time.

The Covid-19/coronavirus crisis is a national emergency and the government are asking a huge amount; students to put their education on hold and people not to socialise in the normal way.

This has been an extraordinary couple of weeks in Westminster.

Every year for 19 days in March, Baha’is all over the world participate in a period of fasting where, from sunrise to sunset, food and liquid are not consumed.

Lent (from Ash Wednesday to Easter Saturday) is a time when Christians observe a period of fasting, contemplation, and self-denial.

The expansion of Heathrow airport has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal in a victory for climate campaigners fighting to block controversial plans for a third runway.

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

Congratulations to The Salvation Army and Redbridge Council on the opening of 42 accommodation units to shelter homeless people in the borough of Redbridge as part of Project Malachi.

We are in the Christian season of Lent – a time of preparation for the observance of Jesus’ suffering and death, and for the celebration of his resurrection.

Amelia writes: If you had told me a year ago that I would give a speech in the House of Commons I wouldn’t have believed you, I didn’t even think I could become a member of youth parliament (MYP).

Eden Church is a thriving, multi-cultural Church in the heart of Ilford, Essex, a fresh, vibrant, Jesus-centred church.

Recently we examined Sadiq Khan’s final budget as Mayor of London. As we all know, London is currently facing massive challenges, none more concerning than the inexorable growth in violent crime.

They say that an optimist sees a glass half full, a pessimist sees a glass half empty and a spiritualist will tell you that you are measuring the content with the wrong size glass, find a smaller glass and you will find that it’s already full.

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

Over the last few weeks, our community has witnessed horrendous incidents of violence. This has shocked us but we must also admit that, in many ways, it has not surprised us.

In a new parliament with a large Conservative majority, many expect that Labour MPs like me will find it hard to make a difference.

Last week we commemorated across the world, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.

In recent days Conservative MPs rejected bid to help child refugees as the commons overturned Lords changes to the Brexit Bill.

One of the things I love is social media. Facebook and Twitter especially. There we see the views of all walks of life over the whole world.

The fatal stabbings in Seven Kings are deeply shocking and I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the three men who died.

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

As the new year has arrived, so have the Redbridge Youth Elections.

It is widely accepted that a child is a gift from God, which is entrusted to a couple and it is their inalienable duty to give that child a holistic upbringing.

As we move into a new decade, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Redbridge residents a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2020.

We are still basking in the advent of the year 2020 and for some of us, it is full of promise and opportunities whilst for others, it brings trepidation and uncertainty about the days ahead.

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


After the recent political turbulence, 2020 might feel like a fresh start but many of those keen to sell or let property this year may still have concerns.

The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

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