Emily Hodson was not expecting to be back in Bow so soon.

A highly respected 100-year-old has taken to his garden in Bow to raise money for Covid-19 victims amid lockdown restrictions and while fasting for the religious festival of Ramadan.

Coronavirus has created a new normal, with lockdown affecting most aspects of daily life, including religious celebration.

Volunteers from an Ilford mosque have delivered snacks to NHS frontline staff at the Royal London Hospital.

People are spending more time at home than ever before.

Community organisations helping residents through the pandemic will not have to pay rent for three months.

Life in lockdown is proving a unique experience.

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.

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.

A Bethnal Green charity has launched a project which aims to create a digital archive of life during the coronavirus crisis.

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

The coronavirus crisis has forced the Sing Tower Hamlets choir to get creative.

The last few weeks have been hugely challenging for Tower Hamlets’ biggest foodbank, First Love Foundation.


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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