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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.

Four years ago, the Recorder ran a Fundraise on the First appeal to collect money for First Step.

The NR F1 Podcast previews the 2019 Formula 1 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne – where Mercedes and Ferrari prepare to do battle once more.

Last week Sadiq Khan introduced his junk food advert ban across the TfL network, ostensibly as part of a drive to crack down on childhood obesity.

Tesla owners show their true faces

The fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney in Amy’s Park, Harold Hill, on Friday night has shocked the borough and the whole country.

From wishing Shamima Begum back, to endorsing a Second EU Referendum, I am astounded by politicians who are removed from their constituents and public opinion.

Climate change? Just look outside.

Were you in South End Road, Elm Park, on Wednesday last week?

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

Last week the time to register as an Interested Party in the development of a huge waste incineration plant in Belvedere came to a close.

Take That, Labour spicing up politics

Culture secretary Jeremy Wright explains why local newspapers are so important

My Recorder column last February focused on skills as critical to making Brexit a success.

Everyone wants to starfish in bed

The days are getting noticeably longer - it is now light until 5pm or so - and the temperatures are starting to rise.

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

Whenever Sadiq Khan is questioned about London’s stratospheric violent crime rates on TV or radio, he regurgitates the same pre-scripted answers which Londoners have become all too familiar with.

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