Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.
Nine new boys give the Hammers a huge makeover
Lukasz is Pole position after first game at Ipswich
Croatia booked a semi-final meeting with England after pnalty shoot-out success against Russia.
Tougher half of the draw?
More World Cup action, more late drama as darkhorses Belgium come from two goals down to snatch an injury-time win over plucky Japan.
Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lee Power previews the second round of matches
Adnan Januzaj's stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 win over England's second string on Thursday evening and meant Gareth Southgate's men will face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.
England lost to Belgium on Thursday evening in their final Group G match. Read Layth Yousif's take in our latest World Cup blog.
Senegal were meeting Colombia for just the second time in all competitions, with the only previous encounter an international friendly in 2014 which ended in a 2-2 draw in Buenos Aires.
Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews game three on day 11 of the tournament
Read Layth Yousif's World Cup blog after England's stunning, sublime - and quite frankly unbelievable - 6-1 victory over Panama which has got the country dreaming...
Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline
It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?
The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime
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