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Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A Plaistow school has made a generous harvest donation to a food bank.

Since the pandemic was declared, many of us have been forced to change the way we study, work and live.

A history buff from the Royal Docks has become a published author with a novel combining fantasy and nonfiction.

I recently visited charity Fareshare in Deptford. They obtain surplus food – eg unwanted supermarket stock – and supply it to foodbanks and community groups.

A public garden will be planted in Stratford to commemorate Londoners who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and the pandemic’s impact in the capital.

A top cop has vowed to crack down more on petty crime to boost trust in the police.

A school staff member who has helped support pupils throughout the pandemic has spoken of the “devastating” impact lockdown has had on education.

The stories of domestic violence survivors and support service staff in Newham will be shared in a social media campaign.

This morning health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that London will revert to being in the Tier 2 band on December 2.

Mystery still surrounds the death of a “well-loved” man who lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

This Christmas is going to be different in many ways, but one thing that is set to remain is the colourful displays inside and outside many people’s homes.

Sixty Covid marshals are patrolling Newham in a bid to halt the spread of the virus in the borough.

Crime & Court

Friday, November 27, 2020

A top cop has vowed to crack down more on petty crime to boost trust in the police.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The stories of domestic violence survivors and support service staff in Newham will be shared in a social media campaign.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Mystery still surrounds the death of a “well-loved” man who lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Police have released images of two men wanted in connection with seperate offences who are known to frequent the borough.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A crackdown on knife crime has seen five blades, five guns and three other offensive weapons seized.

Monday, November 23, 2020

These are the images of three men wanted in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting outside a house party.

Monday, November 23, 2020

A 12th person has been arrested in connection with the death of Plaistow man Stephen Morrisson.

Health

Friday, November 27, 2020

A public garden will be planted in Stratford to commemorate Londoners who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and the pandemic’s impact in the capital.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The stories of domestic violence survivors and support service staff in Newham will be shared in a social media campaign.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

This morning health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that London will revert to being in the Tier 2 band on December 2.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Covid vaccination sites are starting to be identified as the east London NHS prepares to start vaccinating the most vulnerable residents in early December.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

An online sweet shop owner has voiced her determination to see the business succeed in the face of the pandemic.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The NHS has launched a campaign to get cancer referrals back up to pre-pandemic levels.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Two NHS staff members have been appointed as Diabetes UK clinical champions for their contributions to improving diabetes care.

Environment

Friday, November 27, 2020

A public garden will be planted in Stratford to commemorate Londoners who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and the pandemic’s impact in the capital.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Neighbours have warned that “uproar” will follow the return of the bulky waste charge.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

More than 860 people and almost 70 businesses were reminded about wearing face masks indoors during three days of targeted patrols in Stratford.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sewage from the Beckton treatment works and other Thames Water sites is being tested for traces of coronavirus.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Parks and green spaces across Newham have been a “lifeline” for many during the coronavirus pandemic - and several have received international recognition.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Teenagers helping to bring a decaying old Father Thames stone arch battered by a century of east London pollution back to life have got a big thank you from the neighbours and from the Duke of Gloucester.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Water supply to homes across east London should be restored today after engineers worked through the night to fix a burst pipe.

Politics

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A councillor has taken up a portfolio for the first time in a cabinet shuffle by Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Newham has become the first London council to vow it will actively campaign to make misogyny a hate crime.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Six extra councillors are set to join Newham Council from the next election.

Monday, November 16, 2020

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Grenfell-style flammable cladding will be stripped from tower blocks in the former Olympic Village by the end of the year, Newham Council has said.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The government has been criticised for banning public worship during the second lockdown.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

The town hall is to review how much translated material it produces for people whose first language is not English.

Education

Yesterday, 10:00

A Plaistow school has made a generous harvest donation to a food bank.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

A school staff member who has helped support pupils throughout the pandemic has spoken of the “devastating” impact lockdown has had on education.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Three east London schools are in the top five in the country in a national survey of exam results with Mayflower Primary in Poplar at the very top for the second year running.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

A union has threatened strike action over a university’s plan to sack staff.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Teachers are staging a six day strike against town hall plans to expand their school.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

A group of schoolchildren have recorded a music video with a television director calling for key workers to get a decent wage.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Two schools have won national awards on one of the biggest nights in the education calendar.

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Heritage

Saturday, November 28, 2020

A history buff from the Royal Docks has become a published author with a novel combining fantasy and nonfiction.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Neighbours have reacted angrily to a call to rename their new ward over its possible historic links to slavery.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Custom House school pupils drew inspiration from the tin foil industry as part of an international art project.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

The borough has marked a scaled back Remembrance Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

The 80th anniversary of one of Britain’s worst Second World War civilian disasters has been marked.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

The annual Remembrance Sunday parade in East Ham has been cancelled and the service will be streamed online this year because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

A historic church in Forest Gate has launched a campaign to restore the 136-year-old building – and raise £1.5million to fund it.

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