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

As residents of Havering know, these past few weeks have seen the scrap of thirty minutes free parking around the borough, and the implementation of new parking charges.

Tories, please keep your noses clean

For the past week or so the country has been praising the veterans of the D-Day landings - the men who prompted the beginning of the end of the war.

I stood for Parliament on a manifesto to leave the EU - including its single market and customs union - in an election at which nearly 85per cent of votes went to parties promising to fulfil the referendum result.

An alternative look at the issues of today

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

Hackers just heard a lot of flushing

The Rainham community has been hit hard yet again with the recent news that Chafford Sport Complex will be closing. A decision made by the cabinet at Havering Council.

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.

Whatever one's views, I suspect the whole country was glad for the Easter hiatus from Brexit.

Hooray for news of Archie, Harry's son

We all regularly blame young people for the crime and violence happening around the borough, and point to the lack of youth clubs and things for children to do.

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

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

TVs are evolving more than we are

The people of Cranham will be heading to the polls next week to mark a Havering Council by-election.

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

In Havering and Romford in particular, I witness people carrying out good deeds and showing kindness to their neighbours all the time.

Catching up on the last 27 years

Thousands of runners will take to the streets tomorrow for the London Marathon

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

Since November 2018 I have been fighting against plans to build a mass waste incinerator across the Thames from Rainham.

A dirty truth about men with beards

Last summer thousands of people gathered in Romford town centre for the borough's first Pride event celebrating the LGBT+ community.

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

Last week I attended a packed parliamentary debate about further education funding to highlight the challenges facing standalone sixth forms like Havering Sixth Form College in my constituency.

If there's one thing that unites us all in annoyance, it's dirty streets.

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

The long campaign to upgrade Romford's Gallows Corner needs one last push from campaigners and local politicians to finally see the improvements we were promised years ago.

The literal fairytale origins of fake news

The borough, and the country as a whole, was horrified and saddened by the fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney last month.

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

With unrepentant Remainer MPs doing their best to take control of the Brexit process, using every legislative trick in the book to frustrate the will of the people, the people of Havering are understandably, angry, frustrated and confused at these Parliamentary games.

So Brexit CAN get more ridiculous

Havering is a borough of animal lovers so the news this week that Jayne Arkan had found her dog more than a year after it went missing will bring a smile to most people's faces.

The NR F1 Podcast talks Valtteri Bottas's Melbourne win, the Mercedes and Ferrari Australian Grand Prix conundrum and looks ahead to Formula 1 in Bahrain.

Knife crime has dominated the headlines recently after more young lives were lost across the country.

DFS Sale will end before we leave EU

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

Many of us will know people who were cared for at Saint Francis Hospice.

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

Two weeks ago, my constituency witnessed the murder of Jodie Chesney, an act of violence so brutal that it defies any understanding.

Time travel? Just in time for Brexit.

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