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

As the trees start to transition in colour this autumn, the gardens at West Ham Park are beginning to look absolutely stunning.

I recently went to see Legacy, a play which explores the impact of the Olympic legacy on communities, focusing on the lives of residents on Stratford’s Carpenters Estate.

Rose Small, founder of Community Cares at Keir Hardie Methodist Church in Canning Town, speaks about supporting the borough’s young people in schools and the wider community

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

At this time of year a university is very focussed on those new students joining our ranks - known in the trade as Freshers.

In September, I was on the parliamentary committee scrutinising the Offensive Weapons Bill.

October is Black History Month and, for the first time in 10 years, Newham will be officially celebrating the occasion. Eastside Community Heritage, which archives the memories of Newham’s residents, is running a number of exhibitions to mark the event.

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

This month, I released ‘Policing London: A Vision for a Safer City’ that sets out 10 pledges outlining my campaign to tackle crime in east London.

2018 saw East London set a new record. But this is no cause for rejoicing. According to reports the grass fire on Wanstead Flats was the worst ever known in London.

Health advisor Laila McNeily discusses fast food, getting active and cleaning up the streets as she talks to Awil Mohamoud about her passion for the borough

As Mayor of Newham I have pledged to create a cleaner and more attractive borough for us to all enjoy and live in.

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I’ve just left NewVIc after 10 years as principal. When I joined the college, the world was a very different place.

As a youth practitioner with mental health service HeadStart Newham, Rebecca Rice has strong feelings about young people in the borough.

Rogue bailiffs who push people further into the red by slapping fees on top of debts need to get harsher punishments.

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

On GCSE results day, August 23, I was at Little Ilford School. I was with headteacher Ian Wilson, chairman of governors Simon Mares and a large group of anxious students.

A few days ago, comedian Ricky Gervais tweeted “Why is ‘religious’ slaughter allowed in civilised countries?”

Beckton gang member turned church pastor Stephen Lumedo, 23, talks discrimination faced by young people and the need for adequate housing.

Regular readers of my opinion pieces will know the value I place on children’s and my support for the United Nations declaration that it is the ‘Right of Every Child to Play’.

On my way into work, I met three small friends, off to the local library to join in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Fresh from setting a new Guinness World Record, East Ham music teacher Pandit Sudarshan Das talks drums and drumming.

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

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