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Police who arrested a driver with a disability blue badge for stopping on a yellow line in Poplar are to get better training in how to handle incidents involving motorists.

Almost two thirds of staff at Barts Health NHS Trust lost their sense of smell before anosmia was added to national guidance as a coronavirus symptom, a study has indicated.

One of the “top performing hospitals in the UK” coming through Coronavirus has been named as the London Independent in Stepney after its role supporting the Royal London during the pandemic crisis.

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Student Mohammed Bhaimia who was nearly killed in a crash in which his friend died is warning this week about the dangers of so-called ‘smart motorways’.

NHS staff at risk of mental health problems as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are set to benefit from a £3 million support package.

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

Throwaway sanitiser gloves and masks from the Coronavirus emergency is adding to pollution in the Thames that’s being washed up along the foreshore, scientists have found.

Nurses who normally deal with “end of life” organ donations have been involved in helping some of the sickest patients and their families when they volunteered to return to the NHS frontline covid-19 emergency.

A lifesaving operation has taken place that could reduce deaths and infection risks in patients undergoing kidney dialysis.

A rapid testing programme for Covid-19 is being carried out in five East End care homes for the elderly by Tower Hamlets GPs using labs at the Royal London Hospital.

Child vaccination rates remained steady in Tower Hamlets during the coronavirus response, despite a drop of up to 25 per cent across London.

A private hospital in Stepney Green has partnered with the NHS to help free up resources to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients.

A “virtual concert” is being staged online free by members of the East London Community Band which has been hit hard by the lockdown preventing them rehearsing together.

You need to sign in and leave your name and number when you go into most East End pubs now the lockdown is ending.

A number of rough sleepers housed by Tower Hamlets Council during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic have been warned that they face eviction, following an assessment that they do not meet the criteria which would allow for the continued provision of temporary accommodation.

Twenty-one people have died with Covid-19 at a Poplar care home at what is thought to be one of the most devastating outbreaks of the virus in London.

A Plaistow doctor and Barts Health NHS Trust’s chief information officer are among 12 frontline staff to feature in a portrait series to mark the anniversary of the NHS.

The East End’s famous George Tavern that should be opening on Saturday is to remain shut for the time being after three of its staff went down with Coronavirus.

Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to foodbanks across east London for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

A motion to provide weekly coronavirus testing for NHS and social care workers has been defeated after 331 Conservative MPs voted against the proposal.

The team at Barts Health NHS Trust has performed more than 140 urgent breast cancer operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, by pooling staff and patients from three hospitals and introducing strict infection control protocols.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

The first drug found to help save the lives of coronavirus patients was trialled at Barts Health.

More young people affected by or at risk of abuse in Tower Hamlets will receive support after two charities received funding from BBC Children in Need.

A school in Poplar has become the first in east London to put up a classroom in a marquee designed around social distancing.

The government has bent to pressure from football star Marcus Rashford and made a U-turn on ending free meal vouchers for needy children during the school summer holidays — on the day Tower Hamlets also sparked a petition calling for an extension.

GPs in Tower Hamlets are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

A postcode “lottery of death” has put the East End among the worst hit deprived areas in the country for coronavirus fatalities, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

A vulnerable Bethnal Green woman says people who have been shielding need clarity as coronavirus lockdown restrictions change.

Measures to track and trace anyone affected by coronavirus in the East End’s ethnic community could soon be under way.

Architects have come up with “an outdoor solution” for a school in Poplar to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Politicians in Tower Hamlets have reacted to a report which confirmed that Covid-19 disproportionately impacts people from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

A mum is taking on a gruelling trek under the sun across the Sahara desert to raise funds for the children’s charity in Whitechapel that gave her a place to stay when her son was born 16 weeks prematurely weighing less than a 2lb bag of sugar.


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