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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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

I am pleased that a second application to the London Legacy Development Corporation to permit the construction of concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was again turned down recently.

What a mess! The fundamental challenge that Theresa May has is that the single biggest plank of her government’s policy is Brexit, yet she doesn’t believe in it and nor do three quarters of her cabinet.

Chris Pocklington is the managing director at Newham University Hospital. Here, he explains what the borough means to him

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

Another Tory party conference passes, another set of piecemeal policies. The Prime Minister continues to talk about social justice but with no track record to back it up.

Recent reports about Newham Council’s financial position and performance have raised concerns and questions.

Q&A: Where I live

Friday, October 13, 2017

Peter Moreton is the artistic director of Applecart Arts in Upton Park, a new community arts centre. He has lived in the borough for many years and explains here what it means to him.

Instilling pride and greater community cohesion are two key priorities for Nadia Shah, who feels the borough has a lot to offer but would like to see more social housing

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Recently, I joined other MPs in pressing ministers about human rights in Burma, and the appalling suffering of the Rohingya community there. I asked the minister to press Burma to scrap the 1980s citizenship law, which stops Rohingya Muslims obtaining citizenship of the country where they have always lived.

Judging by the number of building sites, Newham is booming. From Silvertown to the Olympic Park, the construction industry is hard at work meeting the huge demand for new homes, offices and shops.

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

The grief-stricken mother of a 14-year-boy who was shot in the head says his killer must be brought to justice.

The realities of the Great War resonate more keenly when they come from the mouths of those who experienced it themselves.

Q&A: John Walker, E7 Now & Then blogger

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Done well, bloggers make online conversations challenging and interesting and JOHN WALKER is no exception. Here he explains his love for Forest Gate but craving for a clean-up of the streets

It’s been another terrible month for Theresa May’s dreadful and discordant government. They seem continually to be fighting amongst themselves and living in a Brexit fantasy. Surely, hardly anyone still thinks them capable of delivering a Brexit that works for the majority of people in this country.

Picture of the week: Looking out over Newham

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Apprehensive about going to university? Don’t be!

As a young lad, I grew up in a very working class community in east Manchester. My grandads on both sides of the family were manual workers; earning their living in factories, on the roads and in the mines.

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

Culture vulture Daisy Hale is ready to put her own stamp on Gerry’s Café, while celebrating the borough’s bustling way of life and profiling the grassroots movements taking place.

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The Police and Crime Committee here at City Hall will be carrying out an investigation into gun crime.

Her cousins have pets so it was no surprise when my nine-year-old granddaughter said that she really really longed for a puppy to call her own and so, with the help of the lovely people at Catwalk pet shop in Barkingside, we chose a delightful Cavachon puppy (cross between a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and a Bichon) who has been christened Tilly, short for Ottoline, one of my granddaughter’s favourite book characters.

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

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