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

It’s that time of year again when we stop complaining that it’s not hot enough and start complaining that it’s too hot.

The accuracy of the census to be held next March is at risk of being wrecked by a confusing question.

I am fat. I know this because I calculated my body mass index. I then tried to work out ways that I could prove BMI to be an unreliable measure.

As Covid restrictions ease many engaged couples will be looking forward to marrying surrounded by friends and family.

Do you fancy going out for dinner? I’m not offering to pay, but the chancellor is.

This week I am throwing my full support behind the Jack Leslie Campaign here in Barking.

Saturday was P Day. After months of being stuck at home, the day of the pub was upon us.

The government’s slow and incoherent response to this pandemic could hit areas like ours hardest.

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

The shops are open again. I’d celebrate but I don’t have any champagne in and I’m not going to the shops to get some. Have you seen the queues?

I often say that in Barking and Dagenham we are one borough, one community – but that is only true when we stand together in solidarity with those facing discrimination.

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

Zoos. If you had given me a million guesses I never would have picked zoos as the thing we’d be talking about opening up after lockdown.

Why are there so few black Olympic swimming champions? After all, black athletes excel in many other sports.

I went to a pub! It feels like such a momentous event that I may celebrate it by going to a pub again.

The last few months have been an extremely stressful and worrying time for us all but I want to reassure you that whatever your concern, your NHS is still here for you and it is important you get the help you need.

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

The past few months have been tough. Hundreds of constituents have been in touch throughout the lockdown about the difficulties they are facing.

Typing this is harder than usual. Not in an emotional way. This isn’t going to be a column about my ill father again.

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

We need our sports back. I have memories from two years ago of watching the World Cup, sipping a crisp lager and enjoying a beer garden. It feels alien now.

The past week has been filled with discussions about children returning to school next month.

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

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