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

Councillors get all kinds of questions from members of the public. Believe me, you don't want to know some of them. But while councillors take most in their stride, I was taken aback by one posed at the recent South End Green Festival.

As chairman of the City Hall fire, resilience and emergency planning committee, I'm becoming increasingly concerned about the government's snail paced efforts over fire safety.

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

On a richter scale of emotion one of the hardest experiences for anyone must be having to hand over their child: the dearest, most fragile person they have ever loved.

Brexit and the Conservative leadership contest continue to dominate the media's attention.

While the Brexit Party were turning their backs on the jobs they've been elected to do during the opening plenary session, I was clad in my "Stop Brexit" t-shirt thinking how grateful I was to be there.

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

"Hope is contagious" is the title of an interview published this week between climate activists Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Last week, I announced that, after seven years at the helm, I was standing down as chairman of the Combined Residents Association of South Hampstead (CRASH).

When children go to school, they don't just learn facts and skills.

The plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, her husband Richard and their daughter Gabriella has horrified humans all around the world.

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

Action on road danger from high speeds is due for a boost as Transport for London (TfL) started consultation last week on giving a number of roads they manage in central London a new lower speed limit of 20 mph.

Climate emergency action has brought new energy a vigour to people's involvement in their local environment.

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

In one of the most shocking scenes in the recent BBC Panorama exposure of the abuse of adults with autism and learning disabilities at Whorlton Hall, County Durham, deputy manager Steve casually advises his staff that there is no need to record their resort to violent restraint techniques.

As hard as we work here in Haringey to bring the borough's diverse communities together, the chaos of a disorderly Brexit is threatening to pull our society apart.

As I reflect on the Brexit crisis gripping our great nation and the wilfulness of the MPs who forced Theresa May to resign - given the hard October drop dead date which the EU has laid down - I feel, like many of you, in a state of suspended animation.

In the chaotic few days before the Tory regicide came the news that the UK is to ban plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers.

"Loneliness and isolation. What can be done about it?" was the subject of a talk given to the Hornsey Pensioners Action Group by Sue Hessel, psychotherapeutic counsellor.

In the last general election, Yemi Hailemariam ran for parliament against our outgoing prime minister, Theresa May.

When the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU three years ago, I never dreamt we'd be fighting the European Elections this month. Yet the shambles of Theresa May's negotiations that have left government paralysed and Parliament gridlocked means here we are.

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

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

Every year we welcome more and more visitors to our wonderful Hampstead Heath.

Nestled by the side of Hampstead Heath, the Magdala pub is most infamous as "the Ruth Ellis pub", where the last woman executed in Britain murdered her boyfriend back in 1955.

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