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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.

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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.

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

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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.

The medal ceremony of the 200m running event at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City provided a seminal image of the Civil Rights Movement.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and now the mass protests here and in the US, structural oppression, and specifically racism, has rightly become a much-needed focal point of anger and frustration.

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Typing this is harder than usual. Not in an emotional way. This isn’t going to be a column about my ill father again.

In recent days, one issue has dominated my emails – Dominic Cummings!

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Like many parents and teachers in Redbridge, I am deeply concerned about the prospect of schools returning on June 1.

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The situation the world is facing today with Covid-19 reminds me of the plagues God sent on Pharaoh who persecuted the Children of Israel in Egypt, at the time of Prophet Moses.

The UK going into lockdown has been difficult for all of us – these are some thoughts from three members of Redbridge Youth Council.

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We are 20 weeks into a new decade and we can identify with the prophet Haggai who foretold a shaking of all nations.

In a crisis, it’s more important than ever that political leaders are held to account. Without hard questions, it’s easy for politicians to make lazy, poorly considered choices which don’t work in reality.

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Friday was the 75th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War.

Thanks to the massive collective effort to shield the NHS, we have avoided an uncontrollable and catastrophic epidemic where the reasonable worst-case scenario was 500,000 deaths.

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The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

Within a matter of weeks, the UK frontline key workers and public have worked to turn an exhibition centre into a 4,000-bed hospital, shuttle through the formation and testing of a vaccine and found innovative ways to communicate.

The coronavirus crisis continues to challenge our whole community and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.

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