Collection of random published pieces

Apologies for the delay in posts.  Below is a random collection of some published pieces since the last update from The Guardian and the Ilford Recorder:

A few pieces I did at The Guardian on the Arts and Culture desk

Kenneth More Theatre set to re-open post lockdown after original plans thwarted by government U-turn

East London NHS Trust has worst track record for cancer waits across London

‘It’s not a case of if the next pandemic hits but when’ – NHS doctor and coronavirus survivor inspired to make documentary

Girls’ school in Wanstead closes after a century

Tributes to Barkingside author and conservationist who died at 40, days before publishing debut novel

Eight people lift car to save trapped cyclist in Woodford Green

Redbridge’s ‘Death Positive Library’ turns tables on taboo topics surrounding grief and loss

At Black Lives Matter event activists ask Redbridge leaders ‘Will you find yourself on the right side of history?

Coronavirus: Redbridge councillor recounts ‘worst six weeks’ of her life losing dad to virus

Coronavirus: After record time on ventilator and 52 days in ICU Redbridge man battles his way back from virus

Coronavirus: Oldest businesses in Redbridge fear closure if relief grant not paid soon – This was part of a series of articles I wrote about Redbridge Council dragging its feet on giving out small business grants to help save businesses at risk of closure

Seven-year-old boys raise £4,500 from their Lemonade for Yemen-aid stand – This article was picked up by the BBC, ITV and other publications around the world.

Super Saturday: Some Redbridge pubs staying shut while others testing the waters on re-opening

Wanstead dance school celebrates 30th anniversary with ‘Super Zoom’ event

One of many obituaries done on people who died from Covid-19. This was about one the last surviving veterans from WWII in East London

Coronavirus: Concerns over quick Do Not Resuscitate decisions at BHRUT as patients’ family speak out

Coronavirus: ‘As a first world country and one of the richest countries in the world we could’ve done better’: BHRUT nurse with severe symptoms calls protection of frontliners ‘inadequate’

‘Out of control’ behaviour as drugs users squat overnight in Ilford flats

Project Malachi becomes Malachi Place as five-year-old’s dream becomes a reality and pop-up homeless hostel opens

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