Police investigating the death of a man in Essex have released pictures of three people they would like to speak to.

A Poplar man has been charged following two alleged courier frauds on Canvey Island.

Two women from Mile End and a Custom House man will face court after 10 people were arrested in drugs raids across London and Essex.

A “befriending service” launched by a crisis support charity in Poplar is helping to combat the growth in loneliness and isolation during lockdown.

Child vaccination rates remained steady in Tower Hamlets during the coronavirus response, despite a drop of up to 25 per cent across London.

A private hospital in Stepney Green has partnered with the NHS to help free up resources to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients.

A university will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent through a significant carbon emissions reduction project.

A drug dealer from Whitechapel who was caught during a crackdown on county lines peddling in Kent has been jailed.

More young people affected by or at risk of abuse in Tower Hamlets will receive support after two charities received funding from BBC Children in Need.

GPs in Tower Hamlets are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

A vulnerable Bethnal Green woman says people who have been shielding need clarity as coronavirus lockdown restrictions change.

A Spitalfields office block was evacuated after a cooling tower on the roof of the building caught alight.

Improvised comedy performers are putting on a live, online show to help save a Shoreditch venue.

The cause of a blaze which destroyed the roof of a Bethnal Green apartment block, forcing 30 households into temporary accommodation, has been revealed.

Displaced families are waiting for answers amid an investigation into a blaze at a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

A team of volunteers continued their support of the Isle of Dogs community by distributing more than 150 packages of food.

Four people were rescued by firefighters and more than 100 residents escaped as a blaze ripped through a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

Vulnerable children and families supported by a charity in Bow received tasty food parcels donated by a UK Pakistani restaurant chain.

A police detective constable has been dismissed without notice after being handed a restraining order for harassment.

Two men are in custody after police seized 5kg of cocaine and around £400,000 in cash.

A new café space offering support for people experiencing mental health crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has opened.

Twenty people escaped unharmed after a fire at an apartment building in Bethnal Green this morning (May 18).

London City Airport (LCA) is donating £12,500 to support four foodbanks in the borough during the coronavirus crisis.

A specialist service “taking the emergency department to the patient” and reducing uncessary hospital trips is expanding, providing vital support to London’s Covid-19 response.

London Fire Brigade and Met Police are investigating the cause of a blaze at a house in Bromley-by-Bow.

Temporary NHS workers in Newham and Tower Hamlets are urgently needed to help community and mental health services cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Barts Health NHS Trust will oversee the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London alongside its existing group of hospitals.

Volunteer groups have come together to support the most vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus crisis.

Four Tower Hamlets schoolgirls had the privilege of meeting the Countess of Wessex at an “inspiring” women’s networking event.

Express individuality and explore identity at a family festival at the Museum of London Docklands.


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