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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Acid attacks, and violent crimes involving other weapons, are abhorrent. They cause deep scars, and undermine trust and good faith in our communities.

It’s quite odd to move to a home of your own if you’ve been living in accommodation tied to an occupation for years.

Former teacher Rosina Purnell speaks about her inspirational headmistress and how tackling homelessness and the housing crisis must be a priorty.

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

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

Nine young lives have been lost to violent crime in West Ham since January 2017.

There is much about Newham to be proud of. But did you know it’s a trailblazer when it comes to feminist statues? Not that there’s much competition.

As deputy principal of Newham College, Anil Nagpal wants the borough’s youngsters to fulfil their potential through learning.

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

Nothing is more shocking for a college community than the death of a student. The senseless loss of a promising life is very hard to deal with. I know this from my own experience.

With many people from Newham, I attended the protest against President Trump’s visit to this country.

University of East London’s Annette Cast, discusses employment rights, zero hour contracts and the need to put community focus at the forefront of everything we do

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

It’s been a busy past week and as I progress into my 11th week as the new Mayor of Newham, I’ve been doing a lot of sorting out of important council issues.

Very soon after David Cameron resigned in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed on a TV News programme and asked who I think should become the next prime minster.

Giving young people the best start in life is massively important for Becky Dawson. She speaks about her quest to end period poverty

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

This month marks 70 years since the creation of the National Health Service.

The long, hot school summer holidays are around the corner and what many of us in the past have considered to be the best times of our lives, no longer holds true for a frightening large number of children.

Homelessness charity chief executive Amanda Dubarry moved to Newham in March, and already has big plans for the borough. She talks about her ideas for an area of ‘exciting’ potential.

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

It’s not often I get to cut the ribbon on a million-pound piece of medical equipment, certainly in these times of austerity, but it would be churlish not to welcome the new £1m MRI scanner to our local hospital.

Did you know that the court of the King of England was once in West Ham? Or that Stratford was the birthplace of one of the greatest poets of Victorian times, Gerard Manley Hopkins? Or that one of the famous women of that era, Elizabeth Fry, lived in East Ham?

Supporting young people and tackling gang culture through education should be our top priorities, according to author Pamela Haynes. She speaks about her passion for the diverse borough and concern about knife crime

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

London continues to move East. East Bank, a brand-new destination for London with world-class culture and education at its heart, can be seen as further evidence of this.

As everyone who lives or works in this borough knows, Newham has a very diverse population. It has one of the most diverse language profiles across London, the national census reporting that there were more than 100 languages spoken here.

Sandra Nelson is a business owner and community campaigner from East Ham. As part of a campaign for domestic abuse survivors, she has written a song to provide support for women who have suffered domestic abuse, and is aiming to achieve one million downloads of the track.

When we were growing up, my mother and father would make my sister and me very pretty dresses from the same fabric, and my mother would often knit toning cardigans for us to wear with them too.

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

Planning for the summer? Don’t forget to include a visit to Newham City Farm on Stansfeld Road, Beckton. There’s lots to see and do.

So President Trump is finally coming to London in July. What message should we be giving the man whose favourite catch phrases include “fake news” and “America first”?

Actress Marlene Sidaway, secretary of Newham Talking Newspaper, talks to the Recorder about the “vibrant, diverse” borough she’s come to call home and how we are all responsible for taking pride in where we live

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

When Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) was created by the London Borough of Newham in 1992 it was designed as a comprehensive sixth form open to all 16-19 year-olds in Newham in order to increase participation, achievement and progression.

One of the greatest pleasures of my job is visiting local schools and meeting ambitious, active, inspiring and enquiring young people.

Troan charity founders Heminguey Van Dunem and Joaquim Tumba tell reporter Alex Shaw about aloof MPs and helping the homeless

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

Recently I told you that I was leaving one radio station. Like a bad smell but in audio form, I’m hard to get rid of.

Following the recent local elections, Newham has a new mayor!

Q&A: Campaigner Frances Clarke

Friday, June 1, 2018

Frances Clarke is a former Newham councillor and avid campaigner. She cofounded Tower Blocks UK, which works to safeguard the rights of tower block residents.

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

I would like to thank the voters for putting their faith and trust in me and in my vision for our borough, where genuinely affordable housing will be my number one priority, alongside the safety of our young people.

I believe interesting and potentially exciting times lie ahead for Newham over the next four years.

Q&A: Layla Conway

Friday, May 25, 2018

London Legacy Development Corporation’s Layla Conway talks about her gran, affordable housing and positive opportunities for the borough’s youngsters

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