While Christmas is a busy time for everyone, if not buying gifts then at least wrapping things up for the new year, a year-round volunteer steps up his work to help even more people in need.

Labour’s Rushanara Ali has kept her seat of Bethnal Green & Bow and newcomer Apsana Begum has won Jim Fitzpatrick’s old seat of Poplar & Limehouse - both with comfortable margins.

The East London Advertiser will be live throughout the night bringing you the latest from the General Election count at the ExCeL.

Reporter Luke Acton reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Broadway, Barking

East London is facing huge levels of child homelessness, according to the housing charity Shelter.

Budding photographers are being asked to get their cameras out and create beautiful images of the Thames for a competition celebrating the river.

East London’s NHS trusts pay millions to patients claiming compensation for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions, NHS data shows.

A new study has revealed the impact dementia will have on east London by 2030.

East London’s A&E departments are struggling to keep up with demand as national waiting times hit their worst level since 2011.

Shakespeare’s classic about finding love, Much Ado About Nothing, is being performed at Wilton’s Music Hall in Wapping.

Two east London Labour MPs followed-through on their pledge to vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) on October 22, bucking the party whip.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

London assembly member Unmesh Desai has called on the government to quickly scrap short-notice evictions under section 21.

Three historic buildings have been saved in Tower Hamlets after the iconic structures were restored.

The hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets has faced fines of up to £62,500 in the 12 months to August 2019 for breaking rules that ban mixed-sex wards.

Volunteers in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets have been praised for their work making the capital a better place by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan.

The hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets has been praised for its work providing opportunities in east London.

A man has died after a fire destroyed a ground floor flat on the Isle of Dogs on Saturday (October 12).

Police have charged a man with attempted murder after a stabbing in Whitechapel’s Turner Street on Saturday (October 12).

Market traders have opposed moving three historic wholesale markets to Dagenham Dock.

Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work “night and day” with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

A charity is calling for a national investment campaign to bring empty homes back into use as the rate of houses without residents increases across much of east London.

A Brighton-based children’s theatre company is coming to Limehouse perform a tale about a little boy who has a dream.

Tens of thousands of A&E patients at Barts Health waited more than four hours to be seen last year, new NHS figures reveal.

Two councils have come out against City Airport’s expansion plans, both criticising the risk of environmental damage and noise pollution posed by more flights.

Homeless shelters in Tower Hamlets have begun gearing up for winter and are now looking for volunteers to help them keep vulnerable people safe.

Train operator c2c plans to reduce the number of hours its ticket offices are open at stations across the network.

Train operator c2c is offering passengers half price off-peak tickets as part of its first “Go Green” week.

“Young and provocative artists” are coming to Bow Arts and the Nunnery Gallery as part of the Emerge Festival happening across London.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government’s “smoke free” targets by more than 20 years.


Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

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.

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