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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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

The issue of youth violence in our city is so much more than knife and gun crime. It is a major epidemic of social, cultural and economic disaffection and disillusionment among the future of our young people.

While their botched Brexit deal continues to dominate the news headlines, the government has tried to sneak out a shoddy deal for local councils, in the hope of burying bad news.

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

I attended a Royal Docks community meeting last week, to speak with some 200 residents on a number of issues.

Going to the theatre is definitely one of my favourite things to do and whether it’s a pantomime or an intense political drama, that time immersed in another world is a real joy for me.

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

When I was elected last May, I made it clear that my priority as set out in my manifesto was to put people at the heart of everything Newham Council does.

You may be forgiven for thinking the government has little time at the moment for issues other than Brexit.

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

When I grew up in Newham we weren’t in any way a rich family, but we always had food on the table.

In 2011, as shadow employment minister, I spent many days debating the Welfare Reform Bill. The Bill introduced Universal Credit.

Royal Mail worker Mahmood Iqbal about growing up in the borough, his schooling and the need to support the poorest and young people in communities

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

Taking a break gives us time to enjoy life a little more; to read that book we’ve been meaning to get round to; to explore and discover the cultural wonders that this city has to offer.

Sunday, January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Charity fundraiser Nina Wade speaks about making Newham her home, a chance encounter with Richard Attenborough CBE and the importance of tackling gang violence

View from the Assembly: Campaign against police cuts continues

Jodie Fink is an A-level tutor at Newham Sixth Form College in Plaistow. She spoke about education funding, opportunities, inspiring students and her family’s long association with the borough

Can you imagine how you would feel if a loved one popped out to the shops and never returned?

Three beauty school graduates from Candor Professional Beauty Academy tell the Newham Recorder about how they got their break in the industry, after they finished their beauty training

It is a real pleasure to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best possible New Year.

The world is in turmoil, those in charge are struggling to keep on top of things, and the rest of us are feeling hard-done-by. What better time could there be to remember what Christmas is all about?

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

Throughout this autumn and winter, the south meadow area of West Ham Park, which is managed by the City of London Corporation, is being re-landscaped with funding from the GLA’s Community Grant Scheme.

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