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Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

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

Opera has an image of being only for the rich - something that upper class people go to in expensive venues whilst dressed in evening wear. I am on a mission to break that myth, as I think that opera can have an appeal to a much wider public.

My Newham: Artist Lothar Götz

Friday, December 7, 2018

Artist Lothar Götz, who recently had a sculpture installed in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, about his passion for the borough and arts

Residents living on the Carpenters Estate have been left in a state of limbo, unsure of what the future holds for their tight-knit community, as they have faced various redevelopment proposals over the years.

The prime minister has published her draft withdrawal agreement with the European Union.

I received my first Christmas catalogue in August, before I went on holiday, but now the decorations are up in the High Streets and advertisements are urging us to prepare for the great material feast of Christmas.

Having taken part in the London Legacy Development Corporation’s free Creative Opportunity Programme for young people who want a career in the creative and cultural sector, Tobi Bolanle is now following his dream of working in the film industry.

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

Last week, the United Nations came to Newham. They were here to listen to charities and local people give evidence about the effect of record levels of extreme poverty that blight our society.

Please forgive a note of personal triumph. This year I completed my 250th Parkrun, and I’ve got the shirt to prove it.

Mouhssin Ismail, principal of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form College, recently won the GG2 Leadership Award, which recognises high achievers within black, asian and ethnic minority groups.

The power of sport remains unrivalled in its ability to inspire change, improve lives and unite communities.

Remembrance Day services are always moving and especially so with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

As I arrive at NewVIc for another day of hearing about funding cuts, staffing shortages and spiders, I see a large group of students being very loud, perhaps some would describe as intimidating, hanging outside the front entrance on Prince Regent Lane.

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

It’s six months since I stepped into office, there’s still a lot to do but progress is being made in key areas. That’s the reason I stood to become mayor: to deliver for residents and deliver positive change through targeted action.

Maryam Ali, from East Ham learning centre, Into University, discusses apprenticeships, the merits of further education and the inspiration behind her work

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

The prime minister declared it is over, the chancellor has said it is coming to an end, and whilst this may sound like a circular argument, the only way to end austerity is to continue with it.

Last week, I had the chance to thank former East Ham councillors who stepped down in May.

German stand-up comic Alice Frick speaks to reporter Alex Shaw about hidden canals, her inspirations and male-dominated comedy clubs.

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

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

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