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Last week I visited Newham University Hospital to launch our consultation on plans to tackle poor air quality, which kills 96 residents in our borough every year.

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Pesky wasps! They appear as if from nowhere around August each year, spoiling picnics, causing panic. They are unloved as much as bees are loved. What possible use are they?

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Newham remains one of the worst areas in England for HIV, according to new data from Public Health England.

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More than 50 patients have benefitted from organs and tissue donated by Tom following his sudden death at the age of 22 while playing hockey in December 2015.

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What is important to you about home?

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September is my favourite time of year.

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On May 1, parliament voted to recognise a climate emergency rightly recognising it as the world's most pressing political concern. All governments must understand and act on this desperate issue, but sadly too few world leaders see it that way

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When you make an appointment with your GP, you rightly expect the best possible care from someone who is professional, helpful and compassionate.

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I was part of the panel at the 200-strong residents' meeting convened by Royal Wharf Residents' Association- one of the best organised I have been to in all my years in Newham politics.

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Since its establishment after the 2016 Referendum, I have been one of six Labour members of parliament's select committee on Exiting the European Union, chaired by Hilary Benn.

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Today is the national day for play in the UK, celebrating the child's right to play, and highlighting the importance of play in all aspects of children's lives. ***

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We reached a major milestone this month when the Mayor of London attended the ground breaking ceremony for East Bank, which will be a world-class cultural and education district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Boris Johnson as prime minister: what a sad day.

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Earlier this month, it was an honour to march with over a million others at Pride in London.

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This summer will long be remembered for the England Cricket team's World Cup triumph.

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Family and friends of two "cowardly" murderers convicted of shooting a teenager at close range erupted in fury as the pair were jailed for life.

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Two men have been found guilty of murdering a teenager who was shot after being asked: "What ends you from?"

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Thrillseekers have abseiled down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in support of a charity approaching its 35th anniversary.

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West Ham Park has a rich and diverse cultural history spanning back over 400 years. In 2004, English Heritage awarded the site Grade II status on their Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

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Last week my cabinet colleagues and I took another step towards creating a task force to find a long term solution to the increasing levels of rough sleeping and street homelessness in the borough.

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The parents of a schoolgirl left in a coma after a sudden brain injury have launched a legal fight to take their daughter abroad and keep her alive.

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An urban beach which welcomed tens of thousands of sun seekers last year looks set to return to the Royal Victoria Dock in time for the summer holidays.

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