The murder of George Floyd rightly sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US, here in the UK and further afield.

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

From family friendly pubs to tap rooms and gastropubs, here is our pick of east London beer gardens, now that pubs are reopening.

There are growing fears of a second peak of infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased.

Whether you’re shopping for your mum’s birthday or treating a partner, finding the ideal gift has never been easier.

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, some tenants are starting to plan their next move.

In recent weeks, Robert Jenrick’s capitulation on the Westferry Printworks planning application has been widely reported.

As we are all now too aware, black people are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, and people from BAME communities are around twice as likely to die than white people.

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest public health emergency of our time. It has caused hardship and great uncertainty for us all.

Emily Hodson was not expecting to be back in Bow so soon.

As the government has set out a plan to how the lockdown might be eased it’s vital that we all keep on top of the changing advice and as a council we’ll continue to adapt our services in line with this.

Mayor John Biggs has agreed that the first Neighbourhood Plan in Tower Hamlets will go to referendum next May (delayed by Covid-19).

Coronavirus has affected people locally in different ways and I have been raising their plight in parliament – from supporting constituents stranded abroad to campaigning for PPE, from championing migrant rights to advocating that incomes and businesses are protected.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

Coronavirus continues to dominate life for us all. I registered early on as an NHS volunteer and have also been working on a variety of Covid-19 related issues.

Stressed out Londoners can help promote calm by having certain plants in their home and garden.

Tower Hamlets is home to The Royal London Hospital, which has stated that its top priority in the Covid-19 pandemic is to protect its patients and the staff who are caring for them.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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