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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.

Education gap is growing problem

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.

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.

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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

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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.

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home. If you can't feel safe there, where can you?

Boris bus hobby a bit of a shocker

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In the race to become the next Conservative leader and prime minister, I announced my support for Boris Johnson last month.

Would a warning on beer work?

Thousands of people in the borough are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

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.

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