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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.

Constituents stuck abroad by the emergency travel lock-down caused by the pandemic have been in touch with the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in a desperate bid to get flights back home.

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.

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

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

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.

A holiday pay dispute that led to Tower Hamlets refuse workers going on a week-long strike has been resolved.

The threatened strike by 4,000 Tower Hamlets Council workers due to begin this-morning has been suspended by the Unison trade union because of the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis.

Neighbours are setting up groups across the East End to “connect to people” with offers of help during the current Coronavirus crisis.

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

Tower Hamlets Council is taking legal action against the government claiming a controversial housing scheme was approved to save developers up to £50million.

The strike threat by 4,000 Tower Hamlets council workers could be lifted because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

A police operation has been extended aimed at cracking down on robberies of schoolchildren in the East End.

One of London’s biggest Oktoberfest beer festivals faces losing its licence after a bouncer allegedly fractured a customer’s cheekbone.

The recently-elected Apsana Begum has given a rousing maiden speech in the House of Commons.

A Limehouse primary school has been blocked in its first attempt to become an academy after a Tower Hamlets Council investigation.

A new network of local authorities has been set up to keep services in the hands of community organisations which is now hoping to persuade Tower Hamlets to sign up.

Moves to shut down the East End’s historic 300-year-old Raine’s Foundation school by Tower Hamlets Council have hit a snag with the government’s education chief starting a full-scale investigation into the whole issue.

Student graduate Lei Tan presented her physics research into nano-technology quantum dots to MPs on Monday in a competition for young scientists.

Managers of Tobacco Dock have been told they must do more to stop noise from its rooftop cocktail bar “ruining” the summers of nearby residents.

The mayor took time off from running the £1bn budget Tower Hamlets Council public services to pick up rubbish in Mile End Park.

A woman has accused the government of destroying her family after her partner was deported.

Tower Hamlets is facing a £131,000 shortfall in funding for vulnerable unaccompanied refugee children, the council has said.

Parents and schools across the East End have handed in an “invoice” for £12 million to 10 Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to fill the funding gap in special educational needs.

Thousands of trees are being planted across the East End at the end of the current planting season by the spring to improve air quality and turn neighbourhoods more green.

Schools are getting their teeth into a campaign to cut down on sugar, with the East End having one of the country’s highest rates of tooth decay and child obesity.

Racial or ethnic discrimination appears to have been wiped out at Queen Mary University.

The visionaries designing “the East End of the future” have made it to the national finals of the Royal Town Planning Institute awards.

Families in new homes a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf are being forced out by heating charges that are four times the national average.

Up to £2.4million in unpaid council tax could be recovered as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) trials new powers in Tower Hamlets.

Hackney will not be asked to contribute to the £222,000 cost of the annual fireworks display in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets Council has said.

How Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster hit the women of Bethnal Green is revealed as part of International Women’s Week being staged by Tower Hamlets Council.

A campaign group has criticised the government after discovering an NHS trust charged 739 women for maternity care.

Tower Hamlets Council is helping The Met to recruit the next generation of police officers.

The leader of the Conservative group on Tower Hamlets Council has resigned from the party.

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