Enforcement officers are out in the streets, parks and open spaces of east London over the weekend to stop people flouting the government’s lock-down precaution measures.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to work to make sure the East End has “a strong voice in Parliament” amid the national Coronavirus crisis.

Hero cabbie Michael Hayes drives his taxi to his local hospital after a long stint ferrying passengers around London to take doctors, nurses and other key NHS staff home free when they come off shift.

Parcels of food are being prepared by Tower Hamlets council staff and volunteers to help East End pensioners and the vulnerable cope with the Coronavirus crisis.

A prestigious national teachers and schools’ organisation has recognised Central Foundation in Bow as one of the country’s top places of learning.

Drug dealers and nitrousoxide sniffers have taken advantage of the Coronavirus lockdown and are disturbing families in Stepney at night while the authorities’ backs are turned, say neighbours.

Constituents stuck abroad by the emergency travel lock-down caused by the pandemic have been in touch with the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in a desperate bid to get flights back home.

A major east London community environment scheme has just been completed in Bow before the Coronavirus lock-down kicked in preventing outdoor gatherings.

Thousands of small businesses in railway arches are being given a rent-free three months’ grace to get them through the pandemic crisis.

The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

Two lifelong pals who were living the dream running their own bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green that had to close down because of Coronavirus decided to give away all their food stock that was left over.

Arrests have been made in east London as part of a police national crackdown on violent crime during the pandemic crisis.

The threatened strike by 4,000 Tower Hamlets Council workers due to begin this-morning has been suspended by the Unison trade union because of the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis.

Neighbours are setting up groups across the East End to “connect to people” with offers of help during the current Coronavirus crisis.

The strike threat by 4,000 Tower Hamlets council workers could be lifted because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Youngsters from all over east London have been out selling goods on market stools in a Young Enterprise programme where they set up their own companies to learn how to be business leaders.

A police operation has been extended aimed at cracking down on robberies of schoolchildren in the East End.

A nightclub near the Blackwall Tunnel Approach is being transformed into a temporary food distribution centre for the elderly and the vulnerable.

All specialist exercise treatment has been suspended at Ability Bow therapy gymnasium because of the coronavirus epidemic.

A brooch that belonged to women’s suffrage champion Millicent Fawcett is going on permanent display for the first time after more than 100 years.

A new network of local authorities has been set up to keep services in the hands of community organisations which is now hoping to persuade Tower Hamlets to sign up.

Youngsters with learning difficulties or autism have begun a one-year university course in east London to get work experience.

Moves to shut down the East End’s historic 300-year-old Raine’s Foundation school by Tower Hamlets Council have hit a snag with the government’s education chief starting a full-scale investigation into the whole issue.

Student graduate Lei Tan presented her physics research into nano-technology quantum dots to MPs on Monday in a competition for young scientists.

The mayor took time off from running the £1bn budget Tower Hamlets Council public services to pick up rubbish in Mile End Park.

The budding young scientists of tomorrow are getting ready for Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell Easter break activities to learn about ‘snot’ and the human body.

School pupils who set up their own companies have been selling their products at Old Spitalfields Market on stalls as part of an education charity programme.

Parents and schools across the East End have handed in an “invoice” for £12 million to 10 Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to fill the funding gap in special educational needs.

New housing completed in the past 12 months is worth more in the East End than any other part of London, a national property survey has found.

Thousands of trees are being planted across the East End at the end of the current planting season by the spring to improve air quality and turn neighbourhoods more green.


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