Black History Month has felt more important than ever this year.

Coronavirus is increasing again, as so many people believed and warned it would. This week, we face new restrictions.

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

Learning the lessons from the first lockdown, we must refine our approach this time around in Newham.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

This year has not been one any of us could have predicted or any of us would have wanted.

As we progress through autumn, we’re experiencing another Covid-19 epidemic in London reflected in an increase in cases, a sharp rise in 111 calls, hospital admissions and patients in intensive care units.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Thus began the most interesting, fulfilling and exciting life, which still, by God’s grace, continues today.

I have taken advantage of lockdown for local exploring on my bicycle. I found a great route which starts at the back of Showcase Cinema in Beckton.

Annabelle Herring, a teacher of foundation learning, health and childcare and a tutor at NewVIc College, tells us about her work and what inspires her

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The March 2021 census will land on our doorsteps in a short while.

The last few months have been difficult for all of us.

NewVIc alumni Joelinne reflects on her first year at university after completing her A-levels at the sixth form college in Newham.

Good luck to any children who have gone back to school.

Amidst a global pandemic, feelings of uncertainty and fear about returning to college are held by us all.

I’m hearing a lot about public concern over burdening their GPs, which I assure you is the last thing that we are thinking about.

I have repeatedly pressed the government to lift the “No Recourse to Public Funds” restriction - which prevents many families who live and work legally in the UK from claiming Universal Credit if they have to stop work - for the duration of the pandemic.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

August is always a strange time for school leaders.

It’s absolutely clear that our fabulous NHS, and its highly skilled and dedicated staff, has saved many lives from the first wave of Covid infections.

Barry Gardiner MP has welcomed the widening of an inquiry relating to alleged inappropriate photos taken by police officers of two sisters murdered in Kingsbury.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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