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

Recently we celebrated the first phase of our £1billion 12 Estates regeneration project, with our joint venture partner, Wates Residential. This is the first of many milestones to come with our ambitious plans to improve the lives of Havering residents.

Lessons for all in the Brexit debate

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

Lots of Remainers have been gloating about their various victories here in Westminster. They may be enjoying themselves now, but they won't get the last laugh.

Who's top trump - Boris or Donald?

If you've ever felt strongly about something but thought fighting for it wouldn't make a difference, you should be inspired by the residents in Harold Hill and Rainham who have fought long battles to stop homes being built on their open spaces.

Letters from Recorder readers this week

The last few weeks in politics have probably been the most bewildering I have known since I've been the MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

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

In my last column, I wrote about the £17m secured for a new health centre in Hornchurch after a long community campaign.

Brexit, the Taliban and Fireman Sam

Can I get a life with Harry and Meghan

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

I am proud of where I live and I want our residents to be proud of Havering too.

It's welcome news for everyone that Costa Coffee has decided to launch an independent audit of its franchise partners, following allegations, concerning one of the borough's cafes.

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

The new Boris administration is serious on tackling crime!

Goodbye to my retirement plans

It's the last bank holiday weekend of the year and that means it's time for the Havering Show.

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

A new House of Commons analysis has highlighted over two million private renting households in England currently pay more than a third of their income in rent.

The joke ends as PPI deadline nears

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

The former St George's Hospital site of Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, has stood empty since 2012 but was eventually sold to the NHS for development in March 2018.

Living in a hotter less funny world

This week it was revealed police in Spain forced a man to retrieve a fridge he threw down a ravine.

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

Romford needs King George Hospital's Accident and Emergency department to stay open. If it closes our local Queen's Hospital will likely buckle under the extra emergency patients.

As the decline of the UK's once bustling high streets continues to be a concern, research from Nationwide Building Society reveals one in five children don't even know what one is.

Education gap is growing problem

It shouldn't really need to be said but, as more and more of our emergency services personnel are subjected to attacks while on duty, the Recorder is backing a borough-wide campaign to show respect for the police.

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

There is no other place I would wish to live than Havering. This borough is truly a remarkable and community spirited collection of towns and villages.

Survival guide for unusual heatwave

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

This year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a defining moment in history.

The maths hero on the new £50

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

In the wake of the government and BBC scrapping free TV licences for the over-75s Independent Age has revealed that 1,300,000 (four in 10) people entitled to Pension Credit are not receiving it.

President's inept grasp of hypocrisy

Every new policy introduced by the council is going to have some detractors.

Last month my team and I brought together community representatives, schools, police and council at a meeting in Harold Hill to encourage a joined-up approach to addressing violent crime in the borough.

Easy way to switch from phone rip-off

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

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