A Rainham nurse has been awarded an MBE for her “instrumental” efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A senior cop has called for harsher penalties for assaults on police officers, which have risen sharply across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

A man has revealed how his life has changed since suffering multiple serious injuries in a hit-and-run collision four years ago.

In the first of a series of features shining a light on the work of the Met Police across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, reporter Michael Cox speaks to Detective Superintendent Paul Trevers on his role as head of local investigations and much more...

There will be no TfL Rail services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield on some Sundays in October and November due to engineering work.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Redbridge as they return to school for the new term.

Former cricketer Nasser Hussain was joined by fellow England legend Graham Gooch in making a surprise visit to meet junior teams.

Around 60 firefighters attended a factory blaze in South Woodford.

Around 20 jobs are set to go at Saint Francis Hospice in a bid to save almost £1million following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A hospice chief executive is taking part in a walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise a six-figure sum for the charity.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Having more role models in the Met from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities will help to challenge perceptions of the police and encourage more diversity in the force, east London’s top police officer has said.

Thirty-five thousand trees are to be planted in Havering after plans were announced to extend Hainault Forest.

A Rainham artist’s mural paying tribute to NHS staff has been put up at King George Hospital.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Redbridge’s shops, a police chief has said.

Police have been called out to a number of illegal parties across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham in recent weeks.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

Hospital colleagues cheered up a Barking couple on what should have been their wedding day - postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Police are encouraging people across east London to learn about what to do in the event of a terror attack and how to report suspicious behaviour.

Labour politicians from across east London have called for the scrapping of plans to stop free travel for children on public transport in the capital.

A Romford boy displayed his amazing memory skills while raising almost £1,200 towards a Chigwell riding school for people with special needs.

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.

A hospital trust paid out £1.8 million towards a temporary ward it did not require after a drop in coronavirus infections.

The former Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell has warned the Government that lifting coronavirus restrictions too soon could be “self-defeating” and lead to a second wave of infections.

“I’m in double lockdown,” admits Stephen Cottrell as he speaks from his Essex home via video conferencing tool Zoom.

The musical director of an NHS choir has re-written a classic song to pay her own tribute to hospital staff.

A business is providing up to 300 meals a day for frontline hospital staff across east London during the coronavirus crisis.

Cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatment are among the services an NHS trust has moved to a private hospital in Brentwood during the Covid-19 crisis.

Overall crime in east London has fallen by almost a third during the lockdown but domestic abuse reports are on the rise, a police chief has revealed.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has increased the wages of some of its lowest paid workers in a move hailed by unions.


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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