A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

A teenager has walked across the UK to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A £2million government boost to the town hall’s coffers has been greeted with scorn.

Sir Jack Petchey who founded a business empire and youth charity is 95 today.

Counter terrorism police have been given permission to carry on detaining four people who were arrested over suspected terror offences.

A series of raids have been carried out in east London including one near Goodmayes Park.

A blaze at Wanstead Flats broke out one day after firefighters issued a warning about grassfires.

A teenager has started a telephone box street library in a bid to help people escape reality through reading.

A ban on disposable barbecues is being urged by firefighters fearing a spike in grass fires.

Constituencies in Ilford have seen more than 30,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

A makeshift morgue set up to cope with increased fatalities from Covid-19 is being scaled back.

Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Six men have been arrested after fraudsters claiming to be from Barclays Bank targeted pensioners.

A group of MPs and council leaders has written to the health secretary demanding a Covid-19 test centre.

A national healthcare charity has launched an emergency appeal to save its end of life services.

The government has extended a voucher scheme to give children free school meals over Easter.

A makeshift morgue is being built on Wanstead Flats.

Two rogue landlords – including a solicitor – must pay a combined £40,000 after being taken to court by the council.

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.

A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of a cyclist in a road crash on the A127.

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering two women who were found dead in a chest freezer.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

A senior coroner has criticised an NHS trust after staff missed a woman’s suicide threat before she took her own life.

A 14-year old boy has now been found after being reported missing on Christmas Eve.

The teenager had been missing from Chadwell Heath, but charity, Missing People, confirmed on Thursday, January 2 he has been found.

A property firm’s workers joined volunteers to provide homeless people with a “joyous” Christmas celebration.

The Queen has appointed the Bishop of Chelmsford as the new Archbishop of York.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.


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Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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