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

The government should protect people from the economic impact of coronavirus.

Four times I have asked Tower Hamlets Council to provide a detailed breakdown of the cost of Covid, four times I have been refused or blocked.

The mayor has warned that London Fire Brigade’s budget could be cut unless it gets government help.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down, and that is especially true for children and young people who have had their education put on hold for the last six months.

Covid-19 has meant we’ve needed unprecedented government intervention to support our economy and people’s jobs.

Life has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new coronavirus rules?

The findings of a ‘Covid-19 and Me’ archive project launched earlier this year have been released.

A £1.5billion bailout is “a crucial next step on the road to recovery” and a “vital lifeline” for the arts.

The London Legacy Development Corporation could be forced to make almost £10million worth of cuts.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

A new discretionary grant scheme has been set up to help small businesses in Tower Hamlets who were unable to benefit from earlier initiatives.

MP Rushanara Ali has called for governmental action to deal with the “deep-rooted causes” of inequality, arguing that such imbalances are “literally killing people”.

The East End has seen almost 40,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

People are being urged to shop locally to help small businesses and retailers thrive after the coronavirus lockdown.

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

As we are all now too aware, black people are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, and people from BAME communities are around twice as likely to die than white people.

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.

Deaths in Tower Hamlets rose by 86 per cent in a 10 week period during the coronavirus crisis compared to the 10 weeks preceding it, figures have revealed.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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