Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

A new fund will create work for freelance artists in Hackney Wick and Fish Island who have lost contracts due to the coronavirus crisis.

Newham and Tower Hamlets artists will showcase works reflecting their interpretations of their local areas amid global health and social crises in a new exhibition.

An air steward from the Isle of Dogs took to the sky to run a half marathon for charity, in memory of his mum.

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

An inquest has been scheduled following the deaths of a woman and her son on the Isle of Dogs.

A family has praised staff at Newham and Royal London hospitals for the “miracle” recovery of their teenage daughter following an extraordinary diagnosis.

A council officer who does voluntary work supporting start-up businesses to mentor the borough’s young people has won an award.

Projects like the Dagenham East film studios and East Bank in Stratford can help fulfil the “huge potential” of those areas, London’s mayor has said.

Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture the Thames as it comes back to life after months of lockdown restrictions.

Burglars are posing as police officers to trick their way into people’s homes, detectives in east London have warned.

Train operator c2c has introduced an exemption badge to support passengers who are unable to wear face coverings.

Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to after a stranger exposed himself to girls on a bus.

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.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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