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Battling pub landlady Pauline Forster hasn’t been resting her feet during the lockdown while getting ready to reopen Stepney’s historic George Tavern.

The controversial Westferry printworks luxury housing scheme for 1,500 homes on the Isle of Dogs has finally been stopped.

New figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that the number of universal credit claimants across east London surged as a coronavirus lockdown became inevitable.

More than a quarter of children in working East End families live in poverty, a study shows.

Routine hospital admissions are to return at the Royal London, which is now opening separate isolation wards for seriously-ill Covid-19 patients with 176 extra critical care beds.

The Red Cross has distributed 7,600 items including toiletries to emergency food banks in the East End donated by the Tesco supermarket chain after a call from the Mayor of London.

Government spending on low-cost homes in London has slumped by 90 per cent in a decade with a critical demand now emerging in the shadow of coronavirus, shock figures reveal.

A group of MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge — have called upon the government to protect transport workers, following the revelation that so far 28 London bus drivers have died from Covid-19.

The long-awaited referendum for the Isle of Dogs’ Neighbourhood Plan has been given the go-ahead after the coronavirus emergency is over to halt “wild development” straining public services.

Lynda Ouazar fears the homeless dying from starvation on our streets more than worrying about catching coronavirus herself.

The borough’s political leaders have slammed the government’s roadmap for easing England out of lockdown restrictions.

Tower Hamlets’ leading figures have reacted to new analysis which reveals the impact of Covid-19 on the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) population.

More than 150,000 items of protective equipment has arrived for frontline staff and care workers in the East End being distributed by Tower Hamlets Council for essential services.

Hundreds of small businesses in railway arches could soon go to the wall in east London because of “cracks of government support” during the pandemic emergency, campaigners claim.

Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

A life-saving transplant procedure for Sam Schmidt to donate some of his blood stem cells to help save a patient’s life has gone well.

A community nurse has told a May Day rally of her heartache decision at having to choose between treating a Covid-19 patient or looking after her 90-year-old father who had fallen in the street.

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.

Teachers join council workers for a public May Day “virtual rally” on Friday demanding a better deal for Tower Hamlets frontline staff after the pandemic crisis is over.

The annual remembrance of Altab Ali’s racist murder in Whitechapel has had to be cancelled this year because of Coronavirus.

A top government education chief has approved the closure of the 300-year-old Raine’s Foundation Church School but warned Tower Hamlets Council that it may have been “unlawful” in the way it pushed through the controversial plans.

Developers may have been stopped in their tracks from cramming in more and more skyscrapers on the Isle of Dogs as a result of the national coronavirus emergency.

A £10million emergency fund is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council in response to the coronavirus emergency which includes helping families struggling to pay their council tax and other bills.

A group of 59 MPs — including representatives from Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge and Havering — have urged Matt Hancock to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for care workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

More cash is being ploughed into east London foodbanks to make sure they are well stocked for families having to rely on them more and more during the coronavirus lockdown.

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the NHS, saying there is “no question” it saved his life after he contracted coronavirus.

A nurse has described life on the frontline of the NHS’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Home Secretary has kicked off a public awareness campaign to ensure those experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse know of the help on offer.

Binmen out on the streets collecting household refuse each day have been “overwhelmed” with public support during the lockdown emergency.

The iconic skyscraper at Canary Wharf has been turned blue in support of NHS frontline staff during the Pandemic crisis.

Police are feeling the squeeze in London from the increased demand for hygiene products such as hand sanitisers during the coronavirus crisis.

All NHS workers are being given free parking at Canary Wharf to carry out essential work during the pandemic crisis.

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.


The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

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