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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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

With the news of a potential vaccine and the latest lockdown expected to end next week, there’s rightly been a sense of optimism.

The recent good news about the successful vaccine trials indicates a Covid-19 vaccination programme is becoming a likely scenario sooner, rather than later.

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

I write my column this week in the midst of press interest about supply of PPE and other contracts during the pandemic.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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

As I write we have just gone back into lockdown.

As we are in another national lockdown, it’s as important as ever that we keep following the rules and do what we can to help defeat the virus.

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

Covid-19 is still here, but life goes on and that’s what we are aiming to do in our corner of Ilford.

Two members of the Youth Council tell the Recorder about what is important to them.

Smart meters are here for prepay customers – meaning it’s even easier to top up from the comfort of your home.

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

Redbridge’s Labour council has finally listened to residents and scrapped their deeply flawed Quiet Streets schemes.

I recently read a quote again on social media “No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all”.

The past two months have been a whirlwind for Nav Kalley and his family.

In the midst of the uncertainty and confusion of the pandemic, it has been reassuring to have the sure and definite highs and lows of the emotions of following a football team.

We must create a truly compassionate social security system that helps change lives for the better.

This last month has been a full and active four weeks, as the Jewish Community have journeyed through the Festivals of the New Year, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles and Simchat Torah – the joy of dancing with the Torah Scrolls.

The prime minister has announced new lockdown restrictions across the UK and this will be deeply concerning for all those who live and work in Ilford, particularly our elderly, most vulnerable and key workers, as well as those businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

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

Julia Peat is no stranger to a challenge, particularly one involving water. Last year, she took on an 18km swim to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.

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

For just over a year our church of St Peter’s in Aldborough Hatch has had a team of ladies who have volunteered their time and efforts to make our Community Memorial Garden a truly beautiful place to sit and enjoy a little peace and quiet.

So we head into autumn and winter with the prime minister’s recommendation that we “search for the hero inside ourselves” ringing in our ears.

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

Thank God, one of the most beautiful things about my age now is that I’m in the departure lounge waiting for my flight call.

The ongoing failure to run a proper test, track and isolate system has left our country with one of the worst excess death rates in Europe and facing one of the worst economic downturns of any of the world’s advanced economies.

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

The old testament prophet Habakkuk’s expression of faith and confidence in God give us pause for thought.

Monday, September 7, I’m sitting on my doorstep waiting for my sister to put her school shoes on.

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

September 10 marked World Suicide Prevention Day, which serves as an important reminder of the upset and difficulty associated with suicide.

The shake-up to the planning regulation proposed by the government will – like all “shake-ups” – need to be carefully considered, as it could have significant consequences for communities such as ours.

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

Many of us are reading, listening and watching news reports around what’s happening with the coronavirus and can’t help but feel unsettled and fearful by what we hear.

Education has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds in recent weeks.

Most people can look back and pinpoint the moments that changed their life. Often, it’s a significant event, like marriage or the birth of a child.

We’ve been in lockdown now for over five months.

In recent weeks, we have seen students locally and nationally getting their results in extraordinary circumstances having been unable to sit exams.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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