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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sod the telly, transform your home into a playhouse for one evening.

The trouble with politicians is think they can trump economics with politics and it works sometimes, but never for long.

East London Radio, “Our best kept secret radio station” – their words not mine – was founded in 2013 as a not-for-profit social enterprise and is entirely run by volunteers, it has already given hundreds of east Londoners the chance to learn about and make local radio.

What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on. He scrapped maintenance allowances for the poorest students and massively cut further education; and made his mates’ Porsches cost the same to tax as an electric car.

Sharing photographs of a historical or architectural values, taken from the public grounds are both, an exciting hobby and a job for many of us.

With the first stage of transformation work now complete, the stadium will open on Sunday for the sold-out Great Newham London Run.

On Sunday, Newham residents have the opportunity to return to the Olympic Stadium as part of the Morrisons Great Newham London Run - and I’ll be lacing up my trainers and joining them on the start line for this amazing event at our stadium.

Recently, I was invited to take part in the Cliff Walk Church Mission Conference as a member of a panel of Christians who live and work here in Newham.

Worried residents have been in touch ahead of today’s ‘Emergency Budget’.

Many of my female patients live such busy lives that sometimes they forget to look after themselves. I would like you to give yourself the gift of health and take the time to get checked for breast cancer.

This Parliament started with a bang. We’ve had the European Union Referendum Bill, The Scotland Bill, Education and Adoption Bill, and next Wednesday, we get an ‘emergency budget.’

I read with some interest, that the mayor will be asking residents which services they want to see stay, change or close.

In general, Great Britain is getting better at making provision for people with disabilities, I’m pleased to say. Things aren’t perfect, as anyone in a wheelchair will tell you, but improvements being made to public transport, for example, are well-thought-out and helpful.

Each week more and more candidates are putting their names forward for London Mayor and each has their own particular spin, style and substance.

Since the beginning of the year we have seen ever increasing numbers of men, women and children leave the shores of Africa in the hope of making it to Europe.

June 15 to 21 is national Cervical Screening Awareness Week.

As the weather gets warmer, now is a great time to enjoy the sun at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- whether it’s enjoying the beautiful new spaces or cheering on international sporting heroes.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms.

During the election campaign, I argued against the idea of a referendum on our membership of the EU.

When writing my last column, the shock and heartache of the election result was recent and raw. Not even the heart-warming outcome in Newham, and more widely in London, could temper it.

Brampton Primary School in East Ham, is 100 years old, opening in June 1915 during the First World War, the school has provided an education foundation for generations of East Ham children ever since, even staying open during the Second World War.

I’ve been remembering my old schoolmate, Malcolm.

Sir Robin Wales

I was delighted that residents and partners from across Newham were able to attend our recent annual meeting, especially as this year we celebrate Newham’s 50th birthday.

I wonder how many of those who voted Conservative at the election gave much thought to their pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act? The policy is tucked away in a single paragraph on page 60 of the Tory manifesto.

In the January 7 issue of this newspaper I welcomed in the new year with a prediction for the upcoming election.

Readers knowing my firm East End roots may be surprised to hear that I am a member of Forest Gate Women’s Institute – not because of my abiding fascination with the preservation of rural crafts which was one of the WI’s first objects, but because the Women’s Institute is actually a very feminist organisation dedicated these days to the advancement of education for woman and girls for the public benefit and to the sustainability and conservation of the planet, among other things.

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