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.

People across east London applauded NHS staff last night as part of a nationwide thank you event.

An east London GP has created a video in a bid to educate children about coronavirus.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has suspended visitors until further notice during the coronavirus crisis.

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

Residents of a seven-storey block of flats in Ilford will be left without a lift for four months while it is replaced.

A team of officers are patrolling Ilford town centre at nighttime in a bid to crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour.

Police are investigating after a man walked into Ilford Police Station suffering with stab wounds this morning.

Building work is under way on a new special school in Newbury Park - and the chief executive of the school’s trust Louise Parr gave the Recorder the latest on the project.

Only one visitor for each patient is allowed per day at Queen’s and King George Hospitals, according to their latest guidelines.

The chief executive of a children’s hospice in Woodford Green has admitted the charity needs community support “more than ever” as it faces an expected decline of income in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has launched a database where people can offer to volunteer to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

Two teenage brothers from Ilford have appeared in court charged with firearms and drug offences.

A special school with campuses in Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath has closed after some pupils and staff show symptoms of coronavirus.

A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Ricardo Fuller in Ilford.

Transport for London (TfL) could lose up to £500 million in income from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.


The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

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