Four more patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital.

Police have issued a warning after receiving reports of scammers taking advantage of elderly people amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

Nearly 3,000 people are set to lose their jobs as Dixons Carphones announces plans to shut its standalone Carphone Warehouse stores including a shop in Ilford.

People are being told to avoid, pubs, clubs, theatres and to start working from home “where they possibly can” following the first government televised press conference on the coronavirus outbreak.

From how to protect yourself from the coronavirus when you have underlying health conditions to whether pets can get the disease, we put your questions about Covid-19 to an east London GP.

New advice for people showing symptoms of the coronavirus is to stay at home for seven days. But how exactly do you self-isolate?

Routine planned inpatient surgeries at Queen’s and King George Hospitals have been suspended as the trust prepares to make sure vulnerable patients are kept safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

A person in Redbridge is one of 321 people in the UK who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The borough’s hard-working police officers who went above and beyond their duty to protect were rewarded at a commendation ceremony.

An Ilford bricklayer was the winner of this year’s Best in London Brick Competition at Havering College’s Rainham campus.

People in Redbridge are being encouraged to act now in the fight against cancer by visiting their GP without delay if they are concerned about changes in their health.

A health and care director with a wealth of local knowledge has been announced as the new leader of north east London’s emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

Empty businesses in Redbridge are costing taxpayers an average of £1.7million in lost business rates each year due to a national relief scheme.

A dedicated Harold Hill nurse who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge’s mental healthcare provider has been honoured by the Queen for her services to nursing.

Improvements still need to be made at Queen’s and King George hospitals but inspectors have noted the trust is “moving in the right direction” when it comes to staff leadership.

A person has died after being hit by a train at Newbury Park Station.

A car crash on the A406 is causing long traffic delays.

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A Romford dog grooming service chose Ilford and Romford Fire Stations for its annual fundraiser to highlight their lifesaving work.

A couple from Upminster returned to Queen’s Hospital to thank the staff who cared for their 11-month-old baby after he was born prematurely at the hospital nearly a year ago.

More than 15 schools across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have taken part in a festive sponsored run to raise funds for King George and Queen’s Hospitals’ charity.

A “highly experienced leader” with a track record of managing large scale hospitals has been announced as the new interim chief executive of King George and Queen’s Hospital’s NHS trust.

A woman who has volunteered at a Saint Francis Hospice charity store for more than 10 years is calling for more supporters to take up the fulfilling work.

People who urgently need to see a doctor or nurse this winter can book appointments on the weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day.

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking is calling on Hammers fans to spread the Christmas cheer by taking part in a festive charity fun run.

Gidea Park and Barkingside are two of 82 TSB branches that are set to close following a review of the bank’s UK network.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to trace the final movements of a man who was found dead in his Ilford home.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

When the pandemic hit, Angel Supermarket in Ilford decided to support the local community by launching an online supermarket - an initiative of Angel Supermarket.

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