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Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Plans to sack more than 4,000 workers and rehire them over the Easter weekend have been pushed back.

All NHS workers are being given free parking at Canary Wharf to carry out essential work during the pandemic crisis.

Ten thousand pounds worth of free tickets are being given to NHS workers in a competition to win a newly-renovated flat in Bethnal Green.

Victoria Park is set to reopen this weekend - but could be closed once more if visitors fail to observe social distancing measures.

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

An investigation has been started by the RSPCA after an Underground train passenger reported seeing a pet dog being badly mistreated on the Central Line at Bethnal Green.

Both Tower Hamlets MPs have expressed their well wishes to prime minister Boris Johnson as he remains in intensive care at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Seven residents have died with coronavirus at a Stepney care home where another 21 people are ill with possible symptoms, it has emerged - as the family of one of the victims paid tribute to him.

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A man from east London appears in court today (Weds) on charges concerning terrorism.

An emergency fundraising appeal has been launched to provide items such as wash kits for hospital staff and iPads to keep coronavirus patients connected to their families.

Angry members of the public are taking action over the closure of Victoria Park, which they claim is unlawful.

Crime & Court

Mon, 12:51

A Cambridge Heath man will face a fifth trial over the killing of two members of the same family in East Finchley in 2016.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Five men, including two from Dagenham and Ilford, have denied killing a man who was shot in the head in Stepney.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A council worker ignored government guidelines to secure Home Office anti-terror funding for a friend, documents allege.

Health

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

12:07

All NHS workers are being given free parking at Canary Wharf to carry out essential work during the pandemic crisis.

07:00

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Environment

Tue, 17:27

Angry members of the public are taking action over the closure of Victoria Park, which they claim is unlawful.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

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

Politics

Follow our live blog for the latest news, announcements and medical advice from across east London, to be brought to you throughout the coronavirus crisis.

12:07

All NHS workers are being given free parking at Canary Wharf to carry out essential work during the pandemic crisis.

07:00

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Education

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A council worker ignored government guidelines to secure Home Office anti-terror funding for a friend, documents allege.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Disadvantaged pupils are at even greater risk of underachieving compared to peers because of the coronavirus lockdown, a charity’s founder has predicted.

Heritage

Tue, 17:27

Angry members of the public are taking action over the closure of Victoria Park, which they claim is unlawful.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Under threat of closure, Mildmay Hospital will now be used to treat homeless patients recovering from Coronavirus and people with HIV/AIDS. The Shoreditch hospital’s staff are ready to help in the national effort, like the doctors and nurses of Mildmay before them, who cared for the sick and dying during epidemics that swept through east London and shook the world.

Monday, March 23, 2020

A series of fake and council-sponsored businesses were given taxpayers’ cash to “influence local community voters”, freshly revealed documents claim.

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