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Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

Everything seems bigger and better in America.

Recently, I watched the election debate on BBC, and after two hours I still felt unsure of who to vote for.

As Autumn turns the trees to an oxidised red and the leaves drop to the ground like the end of Adam and Eve's date night, we all know what happens next. Our hopes of a Sunday morning lie-in are ruined by some fussy neighbour and their leaf blower.

Do humanists, with our lack of faith, lack a moral compass?

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

Politics divides people. Left or right? Capital versus labour. In or out?

East Area Command police officers are appealing for donations for this year's Christmas Tree Appeal which aims to support children in need.

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

As any pet owner will know, this is a hard time of year. Our little furry friends don't understand why we set off fireworks.

This Sunday (November 17) will be Mitzvah Day. Most Jews understand a mitzvah to mean a good and kind deed. But in Hebrew, the word actually means a divine commandment.

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So yet another general election has been called.

Armistice Day brings back some very poignant memories for 94-year-old Len Brace, a veteran British Army driver from Clayhall.

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Today we have been given confirmation that the proposal to hold a festival on Wanstead Flats has been withdrawn.

A good friend of mine died last week after a very short illness. She was much loved and leaves a gap that will be huge for her family, her friends and her community. In such a short time everything changed.

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

Today (Saturday), parliament will sit for the first time since the outbreak of the Falklands War and only the fourth time since the Second World War.

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When I was 11 years old, I was on a ferry on a school trip. We decided to play run outs.

Redbridge Council is planning to introduce double yellow lines to parts of Ilford because fire engines and other emergency vehicles are being delayed when driving to incidents.

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

Many readers will be aware that two years ago the Mayor of London controversially decided to remove Uber's licence and, following an appeals process, grant them a temporary licence instead.

When it comes to decision-making, they say "If you are not at the table, then you are probably on the menu!"

Something doesn't add up about the Met Police estates strategy.

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After prime minister Boris Johnson visited Whipps Cross University Hospital, I have written to him, to again raise the case for the urgent need to support the Strategic Case for funds for the re-development of Whipps Cross Hospital.

Next Monday and Tuesday (September 30 - October 1) the Jewish Community will be celebrating the Jewish New Year.

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The House of Commons has voted to ensure that Boris Johnson cannot crash our country out of the European Union on October 31 without a Deal.

There were many occasions during our childhood when my brother and I would squabble or fight over some game or toy and maybe cry: "It's not fair" or "Mummy, make him give me that, it's mine". The response we got depended upon the parental mood at the time.

The last few weeks in politics have probably been the most bewildering I have known since I've been the MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

I am pleased to announce that The Mash Report is back on BBC Two.

I had always thought that Boris Johnson's tenure as prime minister would begin on a high before crashing to earth after a few months.

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.

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

God says in the Quran 2:152, "Remember me, I will remember you. Don't be ungrateful, say thank You."

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Proroguing - suspending - parliament for five weeks to escape scrutiny from MPs is a "terrible", "ridiculous thing", an "archaic device", "closing the doors on parliament" and "trashing our democracy".

Good character and etiquettes in Islam.

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

From August 2 to 4 your Redbridge Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) went to Leeds for the 2019 Annual Youth Conference.

The United Kingdom has embarked on a new era. A new era for politics, economics and for all of society as the nation wends its way toward its exit from the European Union .

Readers will no doubt be aware of Redbridge Council's proposal to knock down the library at Gants Hill and build a new block of flats along with a community hub in its place.

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