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I am dismayed that some primary school children will not be back in the classroom until September, despite children under

Friday was the 75th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War.

Thanks to the massive collective effort to shield the NHS, we have avoided an uncontrollable and catastrophic epidemic where the reasonable worst-case scenario was 500,000 deaths.

The coronavirus crisis continues to challenge our whole community and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.

We are all facing lockdown, a massive change to our liberty, a public health threat to our lives and a threat to the economic life of our country.

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

I’m missing people. The vast majority of my time is usually spent with lots of people: in parliament, in the constituency and in my spare time. So spending most of my time at home has been a challenge.

We live in a world that is changing fast. Just a month ago life was carrying on as normal, but now we’re adjusting to life in a country that’s all but shut down.

Faizan and I were elected to be the Redbridge MYP (Member of Youth Parliament) on February 18 and being an MYP means a lot to me writes Ahmed Rahman.

Two Saturdays ago, a member of my synagogue died of Covid-19.

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.

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