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The political system is in turmoil, our young people are killing each other, many are suffering from depression and there is violence on every corner of our streets.

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

The Young Cabinet mirrors the adult dabinet with the same portfolios, such as children and young people, civic pride, housing and homelessness, however, we try to emphasise how these portfolios impact on young people.

We are, by nature, creatures of habit. And, when that habit is a positive one that enhances our lives and personalities, we see habit as possibly one of the greatest assets we possess.

Bus routes in Gants Hill, Goodmayes and Hainault are planned to be redeveloped to coax residents out of their private cars and on to public transport.

Redbridge Council is set to introduce a borough-wide 20mph speed limit on all residential roads.

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

Hardly a day seems to go by without another candidate entering the "race" to be leader of the Conservative Party.

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Much to the delight of commuters in Redbridge, Transport for London (TfL) have revealed short term and long term improvements to the underground.

The Brexit fiasco finally led to the resignation of lame duck prime minister Theresa May, forced out by her cabinet on the day after the European Parliament elections.

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

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed last week after 14 years on the air following the death by suicide of one of the show's guests.

I spent last weekend in North Wales for a family celebration.

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

Ramadan is an incredibly important month for Muslims in Redbridge and around the world.

You may be a Sikh living in London, a Hindu in Paris, a Muslim in Christchurch or a Christian in Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan - today anyone might be attacked simply because of their faith, no matter what their age, gender or race.

This week is Journalism Matters week - the News Media Assocation's new campaign to promote news media journalism. Here NMA chairman David Dinsmore calls for the benefits of journalism to society to be properly acknowledged.

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

Redbridge, as a borough, is incredibly gifted; the opportunities that it provides for young people to be involved in shaping the course of their own and their peers' lives is frankly unprecedented.

Men held a mother back, punched her 13-year-old daughter in the face and threw a watermelon at her son after the family asked for a refund from a street seller in Ilford.

The discovery of the bodies of two women in a freezer is horrifying - like something out of BBC drama Line of Duty.

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

Many of my constituents have contacted me regarding 'disguised remuneration schemes' and the government's resulting retrospective 2019 Loan Charge which came into effect on April 5, affecting 50,000 taxpayers.

At The Salvation Army in Ilford we have recently begun a new series during our Sunday morning meetings focussing on writings called 'Helps to Holiness' by a legendary Salvation Army Officer called Samuel Logan Brengle (1860-1936).

Parliament returned from its Easter break on Tuesday.

What do we make of the Notre Dame fire, with the drama of the cross shining untouched inside the charred building?

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

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

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

The government has presided over real terms cuts to school and college budgets and it is not an over-statement to say that education is now in crisis.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

The Jewish community across the globe will be celebrating the Festival of Passover which began last night (April 19), commemorating their freedom from the oppression of Egyptian slavery (1300 BCE).

What does Easter mean to you? Chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks, daffodils, spring lambs, a long weekend...

It's the Easter holidays and you've got four days off work. If you don't want to go away, there's plenty of fun things to do on your doorstep.

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

Residents may have heard rumours in the last few weeks that there is a risk that the Accident and Emergency unit at King George Hospital was again at risk of closure.

My seven year old grandson said to me: "Grandpa do you know that Easter is a very sad occasion?"

Since the referendum in 2016, Theresa May and her government have failed to put the country first.

GPs are reminding people in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge they can book appointments over the whole Easter holiday period.

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

The Redbridge Youth Election results were announced on March 4.

The blessed month of Ramadan will commence on May 6.

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