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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

I like to think I know Newham and the area surrounding Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park quite well, but I’ve recently discovered some fascinating new parts of east London.

Floral tributes for Karim Samms who was shot and killed in North Woolwich. Picture: KEN MEARS

Upload your pictures at iwitness24.co.uk and you could see them in the newspaper and online

The National Autistic Society’s Too Much Information campaign aimes to raise awareness about the condition.

Many children in Newham grow up encouraged by ambitious and aspirational parents.

Whatever was going through the minds of the mob that set upon Reker Ahmed outside a pub in Croydon two weeks ago, it wasn’t the circumstances in his own country that compelled Reker to leave, the friends and family he left behind, or the hazardous journey he took across the Mediterranean and Europe to find sanctuary in the UK.

An Air Ambulance outside the Palace of Westminster. Picture: VICTORIA JONES/PA WIRE.

UK credit binge is approaching levels not since since 2008 crash. Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

I’ve often heard it said how many languages are spoken by pupils in Newham’s schools , and what a challenge that can be.

Last month’s tragic events demonstrated the very worst and the very best of humanity.

The reason for Brexit has been variously attributed to concerns over sovereignty, immigration, bureaucracy and control.

Newham is fighting for fair school funding. Picture: PA/DAVE THOMPSON

A couple look at floral tributes to the victims of the Westminster terrorist attack. Picture: LAUREN HURLEY/PA WIRE

The events in Westminster on Wednesday left us all shocked and deeply saddened.

One part of spring for many parents is waiting to hear if their children have got into their chosen school.

As the Easter weekend is just a couple of weeks away, I have taken the opportunity to draw your attention to the inaugural Easter Egg Appeal.

Callum Daniel’s passion for robots has led him to set up his own company. Picture: DIONNE DANIEL

We can all feel proud that, last week, Tafsia Shikdar became the first Newham student ever offered a place at the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kaashif Kamaly, 15, is congratulated by Forest Gate Community School asst head Omar Deria for securing a place at Eton. Picture: KEN MEARS

I am a firm believer in democracy and also believe that referenda can be useful tools to poll the entire nation on major constitutional issues.

Last November I trekked to the far reaches of the Piccadilly Line.

The possible relocation of Champions statue continues to divide opinion. Picture: ISABEL INFANTES

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