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Over the last few weeks we have seen the number of people in our borough testing positive for Covid-19 rapidly increasing and local hospital admissions rise too.

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Our great nation has once again been forced to shut up shop! This time, compared to what happened in the spring, it feels very different.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The fight I began in 2018 to protect air quality for the residents of Rainham and South Hornchurch recently received a massive boost.

Every day, London’s brave police officers put themselves at risk to protect all of us. It’s shameful that they are increasingly being abused and assaulted for doing their job and keeping our city safe.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

There are many crucial issues for us to focus on: keeping safe to help stop a Covid surge, rebuilding the economy to generate secure jobs, investing in health and public services and making sure schools can safely open and stay open.

I joined prime minister Boris Johnson on a visit to St Joseph’s Primary and Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School in Upminster this week to see the steps they have taken to welcome back pupils safely in September.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

We need our sports back. I have memories from two years ago of watching the World Cup, sipping on a crisp lager and enjoying a pub’s beer garden. It feels alien now.

The impact of Covid-19 has affected many businesses in Romford. Currently only a handful of essential retailers are trading.

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I have been contacted by many concerned residents regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last few weeks, and I have advised constituents to follow the official guidance issued by the UK Government, NHS, and local councils.

No guidance on what is and is not essential

It’s a national disgrace that it takes such a widespread crisis for the country to realise just what heroes our health workers are.

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Combating the Covid-19 pandemic presents to our nation and the world at large an exceptional set of challenges.

Save lives by living under house arrest

Five days into lockdown and we’re all beginning to get used to this odd version of house arrest.

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This month, I am happy that Havering Council’s adults social care services have been recognised as amongst the best in the country.

Well done, Aker - good timing, innit?

The coronavirus outbreak has created a situation most of us have never experienced before.

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On Friday last week, I had the privilege of showing the Australian High Commissioner around Romford.

Are we about to run out of toilet paper?

It’s the C word everyone’s talking about - coronavirus

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

Throughout my time as an MP I have consistently fought for our local NHS, but over the years government cuts have resulted in the dramatic loss of services in Havering

Phone addiction helping thieves

We all know the importance of sleep for good health and those who have been in hospital know how it often gets interrupted for those essential checks, for vital signs and for safety.

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Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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