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Sunday, August 11, 2019

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

In our parliamentary democracy we often change prime minister without a general election.

Raksha Bandhan - with rights come responsibilities to others.

Much of our new prime minister's rambled acceptance speech last Tuesday was met noticeably with a wall of bemused silence from Conservative Party faithful. I wonder if this has set the tone for his premiership.

These last few months have been a challenging time for me.

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

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

We have a new prime minister, but the challenges remain the same.

Residents say they feel "blackmailed" into backing the Gants Hill hub plans for fear they will be left without a library service.

On July 1, Redbridge Youth Council held its annual youth conference featuring inspiring speeches, quizzes, and meeting professionals.

Community Safety remains a key concern for residents.

If you've ever seen the TV programme Holidays from Hell, you'll be aware of all the things which could go wrong during a journey to your dream destination.

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

Three years of protracted negotiations with the European Union have undermined faith in our politics, generated the Brexit Party and brought Jeremy Corbyn closer than ever to Number 10.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1944 Education Act requirement for state schools to hold a "daily act of collective worship wholly or mainly of a Christian character".

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life this summer and enjoy Middle Eastern fine dining - all without leaving the borough.

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

Our planet is threatened by man made climate change, extreme weather events, droughts and floods, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, poor air quality, and plastic pollution.

I recently attended a conference on bereavement.

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

Holiday time is approaching and many of us are planning the best use of those precious weeks of freedom.

Over the last few days we have seen a government minister frogmarch out from a dinner a climate protester by the neck and the reporting of an argument between a Tory leadership candidate and his girlfriend.

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

We're used to seeing Redbridge schools in the headlines for outstanding results.

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.

An alternative look at the issues of today

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.

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