This morning health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that London will revert to being in the Tier 2 band on December 2.

The NHS has launched a campaign to get cancer referrals back up to pre-pandemic levels.

Hospital staff will help to run a Covid-19 vaccine trial based in east London.

The Royal London Hospital staff are encouraging people to support Barts Charity’s Christmas appeal and ensure every patient spending the festive season in one of the trust’s hospitals receives a gift.

Rapid coronavirus test kits that can provide results within an hour are set to be rolled out across east London.

A new group to connect people with diabetes is being launched online in the East End by two women who were each diagnosed when they were just four years old.

A roving mental health nurse will be stationed on train services in east London this autumn in an initiative to support rail users in crisis.

Private companies will be able to have a say in how NHS money is spent in the borough after a huge merger planned for next year.

A couple’s romantic weekend break turned into an unplanned eight-week stay by a hospital bedside at the Royal London when their baby boy was suddenly born 12 weeks before he was due.

Food distribution centres have been set up across the East End today for children to collect free meals during the half-term off school.

A young autistic boy and his family were denied a parking bay outside their house by Tower Hamlets Council despite having the highest rate of disability, the Local Government Ombudsman has found.

Children are getting meals provided during the school half-term on the Isle of Dogs despite the government ruling out extending free meals beyond term time.

A Covid volunteer hub helping vulnerable people in the East End since the pandemic began has been given the green light with funding from Tower Hamlets Council to continue for another year.

Hundreds of isolated and disabled people are in shock this week after being warned by Tower Hamlets Council that their day-care centres could be closed down.

A woman sleeping rough each night for 10 years now has a home and a job helping a project being set up in the East End for volunteers with experience of homelessness to help others on the streets.

A programme of “dance for Parkinson’s” is switching to online sessions run remotely from English National Ballet’s studios at Leamouth during the pandemic.

London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, MPs in the capital have been told.

Two out of every three toddlers missed out on getting their flu jabs in the East End just as the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, Tower Hamlets NHS has revealed.

Thousands of pupils and staff are now absent from London’s schools because of Covid-19, an investigation reveals today.

Water supply to homes across east London should be restored today after engineers worked through the night to fix a burst pipe.

Hospital bosses at the Royal London and the Newham University are ready to mobilise a 150 per cent rise emergency beds for Covid-19 patients if there is a major coronavirus spike this winter.

East London hospitals had the most outbreaks of “superbug” MRSA in London so far this year, Public Health England figures reveal.

Workers with Covid symptoms are facing huge delays to find out if they are positive for the virus, it was claimed today, Monday, September 28.

The largest free arts fair anywhere in the British Isles due to open in east London after being postponed during lockdown has now had to be cancelled because of the emergency.

Families in Poplar are being given free “safety software” that uses artificial intelligence to safeguard children on the internet.

An artisan distillery that was forced to shut down in east London when the Covid emergency began is restarting its gin school masterclasses to help people “keep their spirits up” under new 10pm curfew restrictions.

A new government Covid-19 public test centre has opened today in east London (September 18) after lobbying by the local authority to help increase testing facilities for those who can’t travel.

A plea for blood stem cell donors to help save lives is targeting east London following a dramatic 49 per cent nationwide slump in new registrations during the Covid-19 emergency.

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

A 24-hour addiction helpline service set up in Shoreditch that got swamped with pleas for help during lockdown is launching a national scholarship scheme for health care students struggling to pay rising tuition fees.

Open air gatherings restricted by the government’s tough new Covid-19 isolation measures to just to six people has hit the publicity for the launch of a new housing complex for 1,600 families on the Isle of Dogs.

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

Demand for emergency food supplies from the Bethnal Green foodbank has ballooned 14 times over during lockdown, it has emerged.

Surgeons have performed the world’s first successful brain aneurysm surgery while a patient was still awake using a “tiny, cage-like” gadget.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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