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

The lockdown, we are told, is easing but the Covid-19 virus which has effectively put the globe on hold is still with us and is not going away anytime soon.

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

I represent Alperton, one of the wards that has been most impacted by the coronavirus.

Last week our community came together in an act of grief, of tribute and of unity.

“Without our Grassroots Music Venues, there would be no Beatles. No Stones, no Led Zeppelin, no Duran Duran, no Sade, no Oasis, no Skunk Anansie, no Adele, no Ed Sheeran, no Dua Lipa.”

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

Yoga is rapidly becoming popular as a community-based approach to improving health and wellbeing by overcoming isolation or loneliness.

The Army recently rolled into Brent. It wasn’t to take over the borough! But to help with Covid-19 testing.

We are near the end of week 11 of lockdown due to coronavirus.

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

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

It’s a Covid-protection measure but inside they are doing fabulous things that put mental health on a par with physical health; “parity of esteem” as it’s called, something I’ve campaigned about for many years and one of the reasons I’m lead governor at the Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL).

For councils up and down the country this past week will have been dominated by the decision to begin opening schools up to more pupils.

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

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

Childcare is absolutely vital for families with young children.

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

Donald Trump dunnit, it’s 5G, it’s Bill Gates – Brent has lots of coronavirus theories!

As I write this, three of the main faiths are celebrating their religious holidays. For Christians and Catholics, it’s Easter, Jews are celebrating the Passover and Muslims are about to start Ramadan. Hindu’s and Sikhs, although not celebrating their religious festivals at the moment, would normally use the time to visit family and friends.

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

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

It was very disappointing to hear that the NHS had made the decision to close the NHS Cricklewood walk-in service despite there being strong public and political opposition to the move.

This is a really challenging time for everyone, and we must look out for each other – especially the elderly, those with underlying conditions and families who are struggling.

On Sunday I gave £4 to someone who was begging. Aren’t I quite the hero?

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