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Did you know Barking was a key site of the first recorded plague in England? History helps put today’s crisis in perspective.

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Coronavirus or Covid-19 has turned our worlds upside down, and everyone has been impacted one way or another.

I know the situation is hard for a lot of us. I am still trying to use this column to bring you the more positive angles on our lives in a bid to help morale.

Over the past few weeks our everyday lives have been turned upside down and we have all been tested in different ways.

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You are a hero. I can prove it using science.

When did you last check your mobile phone? For some the answer will be, “Halfway through reading that last sentence, Steve.” We’re phone addicts these days. I’d give out the number for the helpline but that would make things worse.

We’re not even 100 days into Tory rule and it is already abundantly clear what the next five years have in store.

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

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As interest in who will be the next Labour leader heats up the name calling has started, but for Rebecca Long-Bailey the attention is getting a little weird.

This is my first column since the general election just before Christmas, so I wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who lent me their support and helped out on the campaign.

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How will you feel when Brexit happens in silence? For many that should be a good thing. Lots of people have been desperate to get Brexit done and even more have been begging for a bit of peace and quiet on the issue.

This is going to be a big year for Dagenham with huge investment making its way into the area.

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Technology has changed our lives. We live longer, we travel faster, we only see the tops of teenagers’ heads because they’re looking down at their phone.

Last month’s election result will have significant implications for all of London’s diverse communities, which are already bracing themselves for the impact of Britain’s pending departure from the EU.

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Are you happy? There are many ways to answer that question but if you thought, “It’s none of your business, Steve,” you were spot on.

I would like to wish every Post reader a very happy New Year.

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We are in the sweet spot. The stress of the election is over, the worry of food shortages can’t kick in till next year even if they are real, so now we have Christmas. It’s time to eat, drink and be merry.

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Isn’t it amazing what people will complain about?

Having a say on the decisions that affect your community and the lives of you and your loved ones is an important fabric of our society.

Everything seems bigger and better in America.

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