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.

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.

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

In our weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, OrangeLine assistant Anita Millar explains the valuable role her team of volunteers are playing in reaching out to support people who are lonely and isolated.

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

In the third of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, complementary therapist Klaire Craven explains how her team are managing when they can’t touch patients

People are spending more time at home than ever before.

Become a home hero by taking part in The 2.6 Challenge – a new fundraising initiative set up to help save UK charities.

Essex & Suffolk Water is providing bottled water to help frontline NHS staff in hospitals across the region.

In the second of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, Julia Bryan, clinical nurse specialist with the Specialist Community and Crisis Support team (SCCS), explains how they are managing in these challenging times

Families and friends of patients at Queen’s and King George hospitals have been invited to send messages and pictures to show their loved ones they are thinking of them, while they are unable to visit.

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.


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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