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Sunday, September 13, 2020

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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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A rabbi is neither a priest nor a prophet. He (or she) is just a teacher.

Families in Redbridge know the value of education.

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With under a month to go, young people are preparing to go back to school.

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to show no sign of abating and the worldwide death toll creeps ominously to one million, it becomes increasingly clear that this new way of life will become the norm.

A detective specialising in keeping young people out of gangs has appeared on author Jennifer Gilmour’s Abuse Talk podcast to discuss the exploitation of young people.

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

Humanist couples have long been denied a basic human right afforded to religious couples – the right to seal their marriage vows according to their own beliefs and values.

After a horrendous year of record crime in 2019, lockdown saw the number of some offences fall for the first time in years.

BLM Redbridge co-founder Giselle Richelieu on the recently formed grassroots organisation championing change in the borough.

There is one thing that has been most unexpected during this pandemic.

In an extraordinary year for schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and school staff have gone above and beyond to make sure they can do their best for children in difficult circumstances.

Over the past five months, the UK has lost ability to balance risk.

A Redbridge Primary School pupil has won a poster competition designed to encourage people not to litter.

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

Churches are busy filling out risk assessments in order to meet.

From swanky cocktail bars to Shoreditch hipster hangouts, here are eight east London rooftop bars with a view.

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It has been four months since I last wrote this column and no one could have predicted then exactly how much our lives, and the lives of almost everyone on the planet would change, and be so impacted by, a virus!

I am sure the vast majority of readers are relieved that life is returning to a version of normal following the hardships of lockdown.

One of the best meals of the week, a leisurely brunch can’t be beat – however you like your eggs. Here are the best cafes and restaurants in east London serving up fresh coffee, full English breakfasts, granola and all the brunch options in between.

A bun stuffed with a juicy patty laden with cheese and dripping with sauce, served with hot salty fries - anytime is a good time for a burger. Here’s where to find the very best in east London.

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The last few weeks have shown us some of the really good things that men and women are capable of, and, sadly, also, the bad that is in all of us.

Britain is facing an unfolding unemployment crisis

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

From family friendly pubs to tap rooms and gastropubs, here is our pick of east London beer gardens, now that pubs are reopening.

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

George Floyd was killed at the corner of 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

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

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

Last Friday, the government issued guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic.

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For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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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