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

Back in May Catherine West MP set out in these pages the need to urgently give Haringey residents alternative ways to travel when lockdown eased, while public transport was restricted.

We’ve come to walk down the ‘yellow brick road’. Is this the way to Oz?” asks a path walker.

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

Black History Month is important – it is important for me as a Black man but it is also important for each and every one of us, here in Haringey and right across our country.

But Boris Johnson doesn’t have the patience or application to absorb detail, relying instead on bullying, distortion and waffle. Now his tactics are as exposed as his dangerous incompetence.

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

Back in March, mum was still sprightly and happy.

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

I’m delighted to be first in a series of polemics around key issues in education. Bubbles, face coverings, unprecedented, pandemic, Covid-19 – all of these have now entered our vernacular in a manner unthinkable in February.

Busy times for local citizens, with the two main issues still the Edmonton incinerator and the impact of HS2.

As we move slowly but steadily towards the new normal, we’re all looking to build back better: restoring what works, revising what needs it, and revolutionising where it would make things better for residents.

Do you know what an STP is? Or an NLP? What about NCL?

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

I want to send my very best wishes to all the pupils in Hampstead and Kilburn who got their A-level, GSCE and other exam results this month. I know how difficult this year has been, and I hope you got what you wanted to make your next step in life.

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

If the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has been difficult for everyone, it has been especially challenging for families with a member with learning disabilities, autism or mental illness.

This week we’ve taken the unusual step of running stories with a common theme on the front pages of all our north London titles.

Marvin Gaye once asked: “What’s going on?”

A great many interesting points came out of the Ham&High’s Let’s Talk About Planning event on Zoom on Monday.

This summer a surprising unity appeared between the government, Mayor of London and many local authorities. Despite our disagreements over the still-ongoing cuts to councils’ funding, boroughs agreed to make urgent changes. Why? To help residents get about while public transport capacity is restricted – and to avert a ‘car-based recovery’ of increased pollution, carbon emissions, congestion, and road danger.

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

3.7 million UK pensioners over 75 have to pay for their TV licence, from August 1, as the BBC’s decision to means-test this benefit is enacted, meaning that only over 75s who are on Pension Credit will get the free TV licence.

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

It has taken a global crisis for the government to recognise the need for real social security.

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