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An emergency £250,000 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.

A group of 93 MPs have called upon Royal Mail to offer greater protection for postal workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A hospital trust is offering tuberculosis testing for pregnant migrants in a nationwide first.

This was not the introduction to parliamentary life that MP Apsana Begum expected.

Staff at supermarkets across east London are packing supplies for foodbanks to help those in need get through the Coronavirus crisis.

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.

A children’s theatre is putting productions online to keep youngsters entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.

The battle against coronavirus has shown the true value of the NHS, as its workers receive the hero status they have always warranted.

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

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.

Barts Health NHS Trust will oversee the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London alongside its existing group of hospitals.

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.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

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

Traders at Billingsgate Fish Market say they are being “forced” to close due to a lack of protection from coronavirus.

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

Normal life will not resume for at least six months, a key government doctor has said.

The length of the coronavirus lockdown depends on how stringently the public stick to the rules, cabinet minister Michael Gove said, as he declined to give a timeframe for the strict measures being lifted.

Volunteer groups have come together to support the most vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus crisis.

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

People across the East End have taken part in a “clap for carers” tribute to NHS workers and carers.

Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets has been closed due to coronavirus.

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.

An east London GP has created a video in a bid to educate children about coronavirus.

Tower Hamlets Council has given out more than 1,000 permits to key workers to allow them to park for free during the coronavirus pandemic.

A grant-making charity is appealing for money to help “vulnerable” communities get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the East End’s most famous markets are being closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Four more patients of Barts Health Trust – which covers Newham and Tower Hamlets – have died today after testing positive for coronavirus.

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.

The MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Apsana Begum, has condemned the retailers who inflate their prices to profit from the coronavirus crisis.

In a televised address to the nation about how vital it is to stop coronavirus spreading, Boris Johnson announced the public is only to leave the house for shopping, basic necessities, one form of exercise a day, any medical need, to provide care and to go to and from work only where absolutely necessary.


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