On Wednesday 29th October Jon Cruddas and a small delegation of people took the 10,000 strong petition against the prison plans to Downing Street. The campaign started 18 months ago and Jon Cruddas has said that with the Ministry of Justice still not ruling us out, the fight continues.

Beam County Primary school is well on its way to becoming an eco-school. Over the past year their garden project has really grounded its roots in the local community and in the everyday lives of the pupils.

The following article was written by Senior Reporter Sukran Sahin, and was published by the Barking and Dagenham Post on Sunday 8th April 2012. You can find the original article here:

www.bdpost.co.uk/news/mp_joins_pupils_pedalling_healthy_bike_message_1_1342734

Free-wheeling pupils welcomed a guest rarely seen on a saddle to a fun event that aims to get parents, staff and children cycling.