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

I wanted to use my first column since December's General Election to thank the voters of Hornchurch and Upminster for returning me to office with such a terrific mandate.

A Brexit without bells and whistles

The start of a new year always makes us think of our health and fitness. We take up gym memberships, join weight loss classes, vow to give up smoking, drink less alcohol, eat more healthily.

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As we move into a new decade, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Havering residents a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2020.

New tech that will change our lives

We're 11 days into the new year, so what does 2020 have in store?

Firstly, I would like to say how fulfilling it was meeting so many of you during the election period and being able to listen to the views of our different communities.

Feeling is the new thought police

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Fairness triggers confirmation bias

The decorations and lights have been up for a couple of weeks, we've battled the shopping crowds, bought the turkey and wrapped the presents.

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Food police out to spoil Christmas

The list of charges against disgraced Romford GP and sexual predator Manish Shah was so long it took a jury 26 hours to deliver a verdict.

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Isn't it amazing what people will complain about?

It's the most wonderful time of the year and this week we aren't short of fantastic festive offerings.

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*Things are bigger in USA but not better

It seems like every weekend we wake up to news of another stabbing in London, often in Havering or neighbouring boroughs.

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It is estimated that in the year from April 2017 to March 2018, 17 per cent of young people aged 10 to 15 in England were bullied in the previous 12 months in a way that made them frightened or upset.

Give it a rest with the leaf blower

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Boris starts storm over a cup of tea

Eight months ago the borough was rocked by the murder of Jodie Chesney, a 17-year-old stabbed in the back while she chatted with friends on a bench in a Harold Hill park.

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Use technology to bring back peace

There are few stories which generate more comments among our readers than the closure of popular shops, pubs or restaurants.

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The British people are seeing through the Remainers agenda!

Will festive election sort this mess out?

Now I love firework displays. But I also love animals. And sadly the two don't really go together.

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In 2014 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles accused five Labour-led councils of publishing 'propaganda on the rates' - using tax payers' money to produce literature deemed as political publicity.

Top tips on how to cope with Brexit

More black patients are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in Greater London than patients of any other ethnic background, figures from NHS Blood and Transplant show.

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In mid-September we hosted our first-ever Older People's Fair at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to bring together a huge range of support groups from across Havering.

Stop showing off on Instagram

The news that Havering Council is going to conduct a review of its parking charges policy will be extremely welcome to local business owners on high streets throughout the borough.

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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.

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