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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!

We are clearly in the grip of a new emergence of violent crime – acid attacks.

Littering and fly-tipping is a blight on our communities. Picture: KEN MEARS

Rota for collection of bins really is rubbish

Picture of the week: GCSE celebrations

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Long-awaited plans to redevelop the former Ford Assembly plant in New Road, Rainham were formally submitted last week to Barking and Dagenham and Havering councils.

Whether or not you agree with the UK’s military involvement in other countries, we can all understand the pain of a family who lose a child.

David Durant and fellow councillors at the bus stop last year. Picture: STEVE POSTON

I’m not a cheapskate, I’m using psychology

Picture of the week

Monday, August 21, 2017

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Ready to benefit from post-Brexit markets

As young people opened their A-level results last Thursday there was the inevitable mix of emotions. Many were pleased and secured the grades they needed to study at the university they wanted.

Saving the Earth is no job for a nine-year-old

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The Night Tube has been a welcome addition to London for the thousands of people who enjoy the capital’s vibrant night life every weekend.

More good news on the health front this week as the hospital trust has another milestone to celebrate.

The former Pompadours pub has become an eyesore. Picture: KEN MEARS

Our small charities need your support

Maths skills can’t keep with energy bill rises

The fantastic news about the success of little Nathan Box’s brain operation should warm everyone’s heart.

After his beloved dog Buster passed away this, Romford MP Andrew Rosindell penned a special tribute for the Recorder.

Hexit would be a disaster for Havering

Being the guinea pig on the Elizabeth line

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So after much debate, national media attention and an extraordinary council meeting Hexit is not going ahead.

Cllr Clarence Barrett questions whether the Dartford Crossing toll can be removed. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

Hard to make up news crazier than the truth

We must lasso hopes and talents of people

The proposal for a Market House has been dropped.

A shocking 738 households in Havering are living in temporary accommodation. Eight of those are in hostels.

I drink so much coffee I could be immortal.

We should not sacrifice benefits of London

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Granted, Havering led the way when it came to Britain leaving the EU but the borough divorcing itself from London is a whole different matter.

An adaptation of beloved children’s tale The Wind in the Willows, will be the main attraction of Queen’s Theatre community fun day celebrating 25 years of its youth theatre, QYouth. Picture: MARK SEPPLE

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