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This week borough lead nurse Paul McLaughlin, based at Newham Centre for Mental Health, faces our questions.

I was pleased to read that our approach to improving the attainment of our children has been praised in a report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), an evidence-based research institute.

We’ve all heard stories of people who went to university and then ended up doing jobs that didn’t require a degree.

Charlie Gard’s parents pictured outside court last month. Picture: PA IMAGES

In my last Recorder column, I wrote about the rise of acid attacks in London.

The tragic story of baby Charlie Gard is fading from the headlines. However the dilemmas it represents will long remain a battleground.

Electric cars are not the only answer to stopping pollution on streets. Picture: PA

Like many generations of my family before me growing up in Newham, I was regaled with stories about my family’s exploits and the East End’s history.

I was delighted to see the England Women’s Cricket Team win the World Cup recently, magnificently trouncing the Indian team in the finals; the women’s excitement and joy bubbled over and everyone was thrilled – even me…

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Traffic pollution needs to be addressed, says Caroline Russell.

It’s hard to believe that last Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of the London 2012 opening ceremony.

Campaigners want review into compensation. Picture: PA ARCHIVE/POSED IMAGE

The way we access our healthcare needs to change with an ageing and growing population.

I would like to echo the concerns raised by many of my constituents about the recent rise in violent attacks using acid and other corrosive substances.

The train has left the station but HS2 must be stopped. Now. Before it’s too late.

Of all the hot-spots in the world that have been a cause of conflict in the past 50 years, the Holy Land must be top of the league.

Bus services from Stratford Station will be affected by new TfL proposals. Picture: NICK ANSELL/PA

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I’m not condoning violence in any form but I do remember times when a fight down a pub or row in a street would be just that.

The long six week school summer holidays are just about to start.

Last week’s horrific events in Hackney and Islington provide a shocking reminder of what violent criminals are capable of.

The proportion of 10 and 11-year-olds who were obese in 2015-16 was 19.8 per cent, up from 19.1pc the previous year, while obesity among four and five-year-olds was 9.3pc, up from 9.1pc.

We are all increasingly used to organising our lives and interacting with each other online.

Thank you for re-electing me! My total of 47,124 votes was a big increase on 2015, and my majority increased.

It has been said that if you remember the 1960s then you can’t have been there!

Nurses plan to protest over the one per cent pay cap. Picture: PETER BYRNE

This week we launch our Thames Gateway Business Awards as we seek to celebrate businesses stretching from north Kent to east London.

Britain is the world’s fifth richest country; but Tory austerity, low wages, unaffordable rents and zero hours contracts still force millions to use Food Banks, relying on charity for survival.

An East Ham resident claims he can’t get his recycling collected

Providing jobs and opportunities for young people is at the heart of all we do.

During the Tottenham riots, back in 2011, Newham was relatively peaceful.

It’s nearly 50 years on from the first tragedy involving a tower block, when four people lost their lives in Ronan Point, a 22 storey tower block here in Newham, following an early morning gas explosion.

I believe that one of the biggest threats to our way of life is not the gap between poverty and affluence, it’s the gap between tolerance and hate.

Manchester, London Bridge, Grenfell Tower and now Finsbury Park.

It is hard to comprehend this level of tragedy and my thoughts are fully with those affected by these horrific events.

Circumstances surrounding the death of Edson - following a police stop - rightly need investigating.

Newham Council says Ferrier Point is safe despite it having cladding like Grenfell

Trains bad enough without extra sweat

Over the past three weeks we have seen some truly horrific sights followed by remarkable displays of strength and unity.

Jerry Harris from Dementia Friends visited the Recorder office.

Too often it seems health and social care services are focused on organisational boundaries rather than the specific needs of those living and working in the borough.

I cannot quite believe that it’s June already – everyone’s saying the same - where has this year gone?

Distraught families caught up in the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno want answers.

It’s been an extraordinary general election with more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel.

Children from Newham play at the luanch of M&S’s new Community Transformation Programme at Stratford Old Town Hall.

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