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Moped gangs and knife crime often go hand-in-hand – and are among the gravest fears of residents in Havering.

Shortage of daylight makes us grumpier

Havering has thrown its hat into the ring for the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture initiative and residents can play a part.

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

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

The Queen’s Speech; the Autumn Statement; and the Budget each spring – these used to be the big three dates in the parliamentary calendar until Chancellor Philip Hammond rejigged things last year.

Nutella is suffering from ingredientflation

This weekend is the chance for all of us to pay tribute to the servicemen and women who serve our country, keep us safe and sometimes have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Havering always plays its part with pride and the borough has a large number of Remembrance services on Sunday.

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of being among the first to ride one of the new Elizabeth Line trains running from Stratford to Shenfield.

It’s no surprise we care more for dogs

This story might make you heave, but the shocking pictures of rivers of human waste flooding the car park outside retirement homes should outrage us.

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On October 18 I delivered the main speech in a debate in the House of Commons titled Animals in Peril.

Worse waste of time than a Statham film

Domestic violence is a scourge that affects the whole country but seems to be a particular problem in Havering.

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

Benefit claimants are facing New Year hell as Universal Credit rolls out in our community. More than 20,000 people in my constituency of Rainham, South Hornchurch, Elm Park and Dagenham face, literally, being without any cash.

Canvey Island could be the new Catalonia

Three weeks after police closed the investigation into the explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch, saying “the exact cause of the fire cannot be ascertained” and no one would be held accountable, Swan Housing Association announces it was caused by a gas canister.

Catering to London’s growing population while protecting and enhancing people’s quality of life has long been one of the great challenges facing policymakers.

Fireworks ban? It’s just a flash in the pan

Despite the frustrations when your laptop freezes just before deadline or your phone runs out of battery just when you want to make a call, technology on the whole is making our lives easier.

Residents will have noticed that we are now nearing the completion of the Crossrail works.

Opinion: A look at the issues of today

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Working from home is more productive

The experience of pensioner Brian Holland-Jones in which he feared a £50,000 fine through no fault of his own, will ring alarm bells for many homeowners.

All those electric cars won’t ease congestion

As the Member of Parliament for Romford, I represent many black cabbies who are in a respectable and honest trade.

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In late January, Hornchurch was rocked by an explosion which destroyed flats and left people homeless.

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It’s that time of year when a new cohort of late teens head off to university.

The argument for closing the Accident and Emergency at King George Hospital in Goodmayes and switching services to Queen’s Hospital, Romford is in absolute tatters.

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East End entrepreneur Jack Petchey has a saying ‘If you think you can, you can’.

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

Parliament returned from summer recess with a bang this week as we voted into the early hours on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Only a few years ago people were complaining about the growing numbers of CCTV cameras and the impact that could have on civil liberties.

Poll: Opinion: A look at issues of the day

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Generations divided by children’s names

Annoying garden chimes wind me up

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Every day I receive hundreds of communications from my constituents on topics far and wide, but the one issue that is getting higher on the agenda is crime!

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