A memorial service has been held to pay tribute to seven firefighters who lost their lives at the start of the Blitz.

A fundraiser has been launched to help a stray cat whose nose keeps bleeding get surgery.

Young people are among those urged to register to vote as part of a week-long campaign to increase voter numbers.

Work has started on temporary lanes aimed at making room for cyclists heading to and from Docklands.

An East End theatre company is helping homeless people whose mental health has suffered during lockdown.

The mayor has warned that London Fire Brigade’s budget could be cut unless it gets government help.

Surgeons have performed the world’s first successful brain aneurysm surgery while a patient was still awake using a “tiny, cage-like” gadget.

People are being urged to respond to revised plans for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme before the deadline runs out in a few days’ time.

A 24/7 bus lane trial is due to be rolled out in a bid to improve the reliability of buses throughout the day.

A campaign group has backed calls for town hall leaders to do more to roll out low traffic neighbourhoods.

A Whitechapel company has landed a major government contract to redeploy the region’s displaced construction apprentices at risk of losing out on their careers because of Covid-19.

A school is celebrating GCSE results success at the end of an “incredibly stressful” period made worse by the uncertainty surrounding how grades were calculated.

A headteacher has praised the class of 2020 for adapting to “the most challenging of years”.

A school principal has praised his pupils following their success in this year’s GCSE results.

A fire has damaged half the second floor of a house.

A paedophile who tried to arrange to sexually abuse a child while waiting to be deported from Australia has been jailed.

Sir Jack Petchey who founded a business empire and youth charity is 95 today.

The police arrested 10 people in a series of raids across London and Essex targeting organised gangs forcing “vulnerable” people to farm cannabis.

A lifesaving operation has taken place that could reduce deaths and infection risks in patients undergoing kidney dialysis.

Detectives are appealing for information after “rare” designer watches valued at up to £300,000 were stolen from the bck of a delivery van.

A £1.5billion bailout is “a crucial next step on the road to recovery” and a “vital lifeline” for the arts.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners have urged the government to “put community over corruption” in a protest sparked by the Westferry Printworks scandal.

The London Legacy Development Corporation could be forced to make almost £10million worth of cuts.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

Money from a pot of cash collected from developers is up for grabs for groups making a difference in the community.

A teenager reported missing has been found.

A man has been charged following demonstrations across central London.

The first drug found to help save the lives of coronavirus patients was trialled at Barts Health.

A school named after a slave trader is to change its name.

The death of a woman who fell onto tracks at a DLR station has prompted a call for action to prevent more fatalities.


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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