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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

When we speak of drugs, words such as ‘illegal’, ‘addict’, ‘junkie’ and ‘criminal’ are often heard. Yet research shows that 80 per cent of people who use drugs do so without a problem.

This week I was pleased to hear of one woman who has taken the law into her own hands.

Rail fares are considered some of the dearest in Europe. Picutre: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK PHOTO/MARIOGUTI

It’s quite hard to believe the country will go to the polls today (Thurs) to vote in the general election.

For me it’s that time of the year again when all my bills seem to come at once.

Burke Secondary Modern School, 1962, class 4C. Picture: CONTRIBUTED BY PETER HARMAN

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Living in east London means having to get on with people who are different to you.

There are now less than two months to go until we stage the biggest sporting events in the world in 2017 right here in Newham.

NSPCC give timely advice on recognising child grooming. Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA

This year the Holy Month of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, will start on or around May 27 (depending on the sighting of the new moon).

The escalation of knife related crime and the loss of young lives resulting, has been well documented in all media channels over the past few weeks.

How can it be that a couple who tortured their child in the days before she died will be eligible for parole in five-and-a-half years?

Muslims at prayer during Ramadan. Picture: STEVE PARSONS/PA

Find out what’s involved in giving a vulnerable child a home

Business plays by a different rulebook to government.

In an extraordinary intervention, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have attempted to make faith an election issue.

Now more than ever councils must think outside the box to save money and juggle dwindling budgets.

Doctors should face a potential bill of £131, 000 if they quit the NHS soon after completing their training, a report suggests. Picture: PA

Right now a young kid that I work with is lying on a hospital bed in a critical condition after he was stabbed.

There are a number of popular stereotypes about university students.

Vicarages are often larger than most homes and so, over the years.

The sporting excellence and community spirit showcased at the London 2012 Games changed the way we view disability in the UK and abroad.

Knife and gun related crime has sadly gone up in London over the last year, the former by 24 per cent and the latter by 42pc.

Of all the times of the year, this is my favourites.

Our NHS is under immense pressure.

Education cuts are threatening our schools. Picture: PA IMAGES

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that in February this year I tweeted “Theresa May should call a general election. A massive landslide will help her agenda going forward.”

The planning has started for the second Newham Heritage Awareness Festival which will run from Wednesday, October 18 to Sunday, October 28, 2017.

People should use their vote on June 8. Picture: PA IMAGES

So Theresa May has shown her true colours.

The Labour Party general secretary once said it “owed more to Methodism than to Marx”.

Last Thursday marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Holyoake, a household name in his time.

This spring many of us are welcoming the start of warmer weather and longer days, but this time of year can also see a rise in the number of people suffering from hay fever.

Runners made their way over Tower Bridge last year. Picture: ADAM DAVY/PA

Protestors from Stop the War Coalition take part in a demonstration outside Downing Street. Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA

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