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A consultant in the Intensive Care team at Queen’s Hospital has shared his experience from the frontline.

A young couple have donated £650 worth of chocolate eggs and groceries to hard-working NHS staff.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

The Recorder spoke to the chief medical officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT), Madga Smith, on the trust’s response and how the hospital is managing the pandemic.

In a televised address to the nation about how vital it is to stop coronavirus spreading, Boris Johnson announced the public is only to leave the house for shopping, basic necessities, one form of exercise a day, any medical need, to provide care and to go to and from work only where absolutely necessary.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

King George Hospital, Goodmayes, and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, have temporarily changed their visitors policy with immediate effect.

Figures released by the National Office of Statistics has revealed Redbridge’s areas of highest income.

Important improvements are needed in the A&E departments at Queen’s and King George hospitals.

Toy shop chain The Entertainer and The Salvation Army are partnering up to get disadvantaged children reading this World Book Day.

On Tuesday, it was announced a law will be implemented that will see everyone automatically registered as organ donors.

The NHS trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has made improvements in its approaches to management and teamwork, according to the results of the annual NHS Staff Survey.

A Romford mother tells how donating her son’s organs helped save eight other lives, and how her sight is now being saved thanks to tissue donation.

A police officer has been injured in an incident at 12.10am last night, Monday January 6.

Soup kitchens and food banks in Havering, Redbridge and Brentwood are in need of your unwanted dry foods.

Hundreds of Ilford residents gathered at Newbury Park Memorial Gardens in the winter sunshine this morning to pay their respects to those lost in battle.

Armistice Day brings back some very poignant memories for 94-year-old Len Brace, a veteran British Army driver from Clayhall.

It has been another bumper year for results at Wanstead High School as the headteacher paid tribute to his students’ hard work.

As Londoners prepare to bake in this year’s scorching temperatures, we’ve rounded up the best of east London’s summer activities from aerial theatre, modern art tours and music spectacles to family fun days and wildlife ventures - here’s our most exciting and creative ways to enjoy the sunshine.

Over the years Boris Johnson has graced east London with his presence many times, from canoodling with the Cheeky Girls in Canary Wharf to zip lining in Victoria Park.

In celebration of Eid, 155 guests attended a dinner hosted at the Ilford Islamic Community Centre.

Expect a weekend of jazz, pop, soul, rhythm and blues and more at the Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest, being held at Ken Aston Square in Barkingside on Saturday and in Valentines Park on Sunday.

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Roadshow is coming to Romford on Friday, June 21 and Ilford on Saturday, June 22.


After the recent political turbulence, 2020 might feel like a fresh start but many of those keen to sell or let property this year may still have concerns.

The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

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