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NewVIc sixth form student Rabia Iqra shares her lockdown experience and ambitions for her future

Rosemary O’Sullivan is a teacher of the blind and visually impaired at Newham Sixth Form College. Here, she talks about the work she does with students to ensure that regardless of their disability, they can achieve and fulfil their potential.

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

West Ham Park has a rich and diverse cultural history spanning back over 400 years.

The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

As regular Recorder readers know, every summer I enjoy planning which books I’ll read during August.

The brutal police killing of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minneapolis sparked global protests over racial inequality.

The London Assembly Health Committee has started a major investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak and the lessons we must learn.

From swanky cocktail bars to Shoreditch hipster hangouts, here are eight east London rooftop bars with a view.

As the lockdown is gradually unlocked and we move, gently and slowly out of our confinement, I sense that we’re doing it with mixed feelings.

I hope you are keeping well and safe as more lockdown restrictions are loosened.

One of the best meals of the week, a leisurely brunch can’t be beat – however you like your eggs. Here are the best cafes and restaurants in east London serving up fresh coffee, full English breakfasts, granola and all the brunch options in between.

A bun stuffed with a juicy patty laden with cheese and dripping with sauce, served with hot salty fries - anytime is a good time for a burger. Here’s where to find the very best in east London.

Last week, Parliament’s Work and Pensions Select Committee, which I chair, published our report into DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The roots of racism lie deep, not least in east London.

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

From family friendly pubs to tap rooms and gastropubs, here is our pick of east London beer gardens, now that pubs are reopening.

Like so many, I was shocked horrified and sickened by the death of George Floyd in America and the violence that many police services in the USA have used against justified protests.

With summer in full swing, make the most of your garden with fun games and activities for all the family.

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

We must all be confident in talking about racism and bold in calling it out.

It has been extremely troubling to see the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on BAME communities, with British Bangladeshis being the worst affected.

Covid-19 has hit our community hard. I don’t know one patient, relative or friend who hasn’t been affected, yet the resolve and spirit people in Newham have shown is immeasurable.

Newham, with our vulnerability because of deprivation and health inequalities, is paying a high price during the Covid-19 pandemic.

My son is three weeks old. I spend my days trying to work out what he needs, and doing everything I can to give that to him.

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NewVIc sixth form student Rabia Iqra shares her lockdown experience and ambitions for her future

Rosemary O’Sullivan is a teacher of the blind and visually impaired at Newham Sixth Form College. Here, she talks about the work she does with students to ensure that regardless of their disability, they can achieve and fulfil their potential.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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