A group of MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering — have called upon chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the self-employment income support scheme which is due to end this weekend.

A bike loan scheme from charity Access Sport has been extended to Goodmayes Hospital, allowing its frontline staff to avail of bicycles throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

New figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that the number of universal credit claimants across east London surged as a coronavirus lockdown became inevitable.

Over the past eight weeks people have been encouraged to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A group of MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge — have called upon the government to protect transport workers, following the revelation that so far 28 London bus drivers have died from Covid-19.

A remorseful boyfriend has used a novel way to get back into his girlfriend’s good books, after neglecting her in favour of playing video games.

The Mayfair social club in Chadwell Heath has teamed up with Seven Kings Lions Club to provide more than 7,500 meals and 45,000 bottles of orange juice to frontline organisations across east London and Essex.

The speed of broadband has rarely felt more important, as huge numbers continue to work from home due to coronavirus.

Coronavirus has created a new normal, with lockdown affecting most aspects of daily life, including religious celebration.

Volunteers from an Ilford mosque have delivered snacks to NHS frontline staff at the Royal London Hospital.

A group of 59 MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge and Havering — have urged Matt Hancock to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for care workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

A group of 93 MPs have called upon Royal Mail to offer greater protection for postal workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus crisis is dominating the headlines, with the number of confirmed cases standing at 3,269 as of yesterday (March 20).

A teenager has been found guilty of the fatal stabbing of schoolboy Michael Irving in Stratford.

There have been 382 people in the UK who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

The evolution of gangs, drug markets and technology combine in a “perfect storm” to intensify problems facing the police when it comes to tackling serious violence among young people in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering.


The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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