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The current figure from the highly respected ‘End Child Poverty Coalition’, indicating that 36,780 Newham children – 43.2 per cent of the total Newham population, are living in poverty every day is devastating for each child concerned.

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Last week, Theresa May proposed a law to tackle online abuse. It’s high time the government recognised the scale of the problem and the damage it does, especially to young adults, and to the quality of sensible public debate.

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A teacher who sent sexually motivated Whatsapp messages to an underage girl while he worked at a school in Beckton has been banned from the classroom.

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Improving volunteering and employment opportunities are high on the agenda for occupational therapist Jyothi Nadarajan

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The family of a three-year-old girl fighting cancer are heartbroken after getting the news that their daughter has suffered a relapse.

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Stratford rapper J Hus has collected the album of the year prize at the NME Awards for his debut release, Common Sense.

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The dramatic moment an unexploded bomb found in King George V Dock was detonated off the coast of Essex has been captured on video.

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So what is your favourite pancake topping?

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

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This month the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, of which I am a member, have published two reports: one on gun crime and the other on tackling anti-social behaviour.

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Newham Council

We all know the saying ‘to turn the other cheek’, but how many of us realise how practical this advice is?

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Q&A: My Newham

Friday, February 9, 2018

Naima Swaleh studies at the University of East London (UEL) and is a youth councillor at Fight for Peace, a boxing academy in North Woolwich.

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Police are appealing for help to find a missing 26-year-old who frequents Newham.

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Five decades ago, women workers at Ford’s Dagenham factory went on strike.

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This month is the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the law that gave some women, and most men, the right to vote.

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Suffragettes across the nation fought for many years to win the vote - and the women who came after them haven’t stopped fighting for change ever since.

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Police are appealing for help in finding a young man who has gone missing after recently moving to Newham.

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In 1918, women were given the right to vote for the first time.

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A hundred years ago the first women won the vote, thanks to the fight and sacrifice of the suffragettes.

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

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Newham has more children living in poverty than anywhere else in London, new figures have shown.

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Newham Council

Last week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Workplace, our jobs brokerage service.

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London

To mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote on Tuesday, next week’s paper will be a special women’s edition. 
Today, we’re proud to present an interactive timeline of events as they unfolded 100 years ago.

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A look at issues of today

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February 6 is the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

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Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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