Over the past month, I have been speaking at Ramadan gatherings across east London and local people have rightly expressed their concerns about hate crime in the aftermath of the tragic terror attacks in Christchurch and Colombo.
It has been a year since the people of this borough put their faith in me, giving me the privilege of becoming Mayor of Newham. Since then, we've been delivering on the promises I made last May, but there is a lot more to do.
The latest figures from The End of Child Poverty Coalition, indicating that the numbers of children living in poverty in Newham has increased to 51.8 per cent of the child population, are just devastating and can no longer be accepted.
This week is Journalism Matters week - the News Media Assocation's new campaign to promote news media journalism. Here NMA chairman David Dinsmore calls for the benefits of journalism to society to be properly acknowledged.
Since 1892, the University of East London has been pioneering futures: from the rapid manufacturing changes of the second Industrial Revolution to the technological discoveries of the third to where we are now in the fourth - a period of constantly-evolving digital, physical and creative advances which are changing the modern workforce.