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Haringey Stand Up to Racism (HSUTR) welcomes this opportunity to respond to the article by Councillor Mike Hakata on place names and racist symbolism (‘Black Lives Matter: Symbols are important but change is urgent’).

This weekend is going to be a scorcher, and traditionally in August our minds are focused on taking a break from work, enjoying a holiday, having a rest and recharging our batteries.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s time for hard thinking on how we safeguard people and our planet against future crises.

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Imagine yourself in summer 2021. Things are still different from how they were before Covid-19 and some of those changes make you happy.

At Prime Minister’s Questions recently, I asked Boris Johnson what action his government would take to support the 230,000 private renters who’ve fallen into rent arrears during the pandemic and risk losing their homes when the eviction ban comes to an end in August.

The City of London Corporation, which manages Hampstead Heath, has reopened all three bathing ponds and the lido to allow as much swimming as possible following a change in Government guidance .

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As we grapple with what the ‘new normal’ looks like after four long months of challenge and sacrifice, this week saw a milestone that I don’t blame you for barely noticing.

We are living in a paradox. On the one hand we are in the midst of a public health crisis, experienced across the world, the likes of which most inhabitants of the world have never lived through.

As Covid-19 lockdown eases, so we see the impact on City Hall’s services.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Week after week, Conservative MPs went out on a Thursday night to clap for carers and key workers.

Council housing could be built at seven more sites across Haringey, including in Hornsey and Fortis Green.

Tributes have been paid to ZSL London Zoo’s longest serving volunteer who died with Covid-19.

Coronavirus is holding up to us an image of ourselves and our society. Inequality has become, not a matter of just regret or concern, but a truly deadly business. The coronavirus divide means that those in the poorest areas are dying at twice the rate of the richest areas. Death rates from Covid-19 infections are higher in BAME communities. Unemployment seems to be hitting our BAME communities harder. Among council tenants 50 per cent of new claims for universal credit are from black, Asian or mixed communities.

The local LGBTQ community is rallying together during the Covid-19 crisis, working together to support its most vulnerable members.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Is unchecked capitalism ruining our communities? I speak here of Airbnb, as one example. Its popularity and success is undeniable. But the impact of its unchecked commercialism is being felt deeply within the fabric of our society - and in hitherto unexpected ways.

When the roads change, we need to wait a bit…

I had only been an MP for a few months back in 2015 when I joined the Holocaust Educational Trust and sixth formers from local schools to visit Auschwitz Birkenau, a harrowing and deeply moving experience where man’s inhumanity to man is laid bare.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

As the now inevitable Brexit leaving day rapidly approaches at the end of January, so just some of the negative consequences are already starting to show, even before the detailed talks as to the UK’s future relationship have hardly begun.

This week, Camden councillors came together to debate and pass a motion on antisemitism in the wake of the vile graffiti plastered on all of Hampstead’s walls a month ago.

When two relatively unused central roads, Middle Lane and Weston Park, were closed in the Liveable Crouch End trial last September they caused massive disruption and increased traffic pollution elsewhere.

The result of last month’s general election was undoubtedly deeply disappointing for the Labour Party.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

On the last day of Chanukah, I was walking in the Scottish highlands when I got a call to say there had been antisemitic graffiti daubed around Hampstead and Belsize, including South Hampstead Synagogue.

February will be soon upon us and with that comes the celebration of the history and achievements of the LGBT communities.

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