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Following reports of waits of up to four months for blood tests, the clinical commissioning group (CCG), the governing body for GPs and surgeries, has declared it a “serious incident”.

Five cannabis factories in Romford, Ilford and Barking were raided in the latest anti-drug supply operation, say Metropolitan Police.

Peacocks stores in Barking, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Romford, Stepney, Stratford and Upton Park are set to close.

The number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has crept up to 46 in Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George, Goodmayes.

“I remember my daughter calling an ambulance and being taken to hospital, then I don’t remember anything for the next two months.”

In seven months, Romford’s Queen’s Hospital and King George in Goodmayes have gone from having 25 people waiting in excess of a year for treatment to 1,254.

Two serving officers at the East Area Command Unit, which serves Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, have been charged with assault.

After the success of the Insight Day marketing webinars held this spring, this paper’s publisher Archant is back with a new five-part series of live webinars which you can dial into from your home or office.

Murder plots have been foiled and some of London’s most dangerous criminals arrested in a joint operation against a criminal instant messaging platform.

The east London and Essex bakery chain Percy Ingle is due to close all its stores after 66 years.

What started with one Upminster family receiving an unexpected tax rebate has become a major scrubs-making operation with 3,000 volunteers delivering to east London hospitals.

For the first time since early March, there were no coronavirus-related deaths at Queen’s or King George Hospitals for seven days, from May 28 to June 3

A temporary memorial has been created outside Rush Green medical centre to remember patients and staff who died with coronavirus.

A furloughed chef has swapped cooking for caring for patients on the coronavirus frontline as a Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust volunteer.

Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) are asking Londoners to wear face coverings and to use hotspot data to avoid the busiest times and locations.

A 34-year-old new mother from Dagenham, who gave birth in Romford’s Queen’s Hospital, describes the rollercoaster experience of giving birth at a time of coronavirus.

There have been 400 coronavirus-related deaths recorded at Queen’s and King George hospitals, NHS England has revealed.

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.

As surgeries are postponed, operating theatre practitioners are adapting to support ICU frontliners wherever they can.

Work has been under way at the new “town” being built between Rainham and Dagenham, although now paused.

Nearly half of deaths in London, 46.6 per cent, were registered as related to coronavirus, for the week ending April 3 according to a report released by the National Office of Statistics.

Saint Francis Hospice, which provides essential support for residents affected by life-limiting illnesses, is launching an urgent appeal to help it stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.

Just days out of hospital and still recovering at home with a cocktail of tablets, 29-year-old make-up artist Grace Dudley, from Rush Green, describes the unimaginable trauma of spending nine days critically ill from coronavirus at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

A consultant in the Intensive Care team at Queen’s Hospital has shared his experience from the frontline.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

The Recorder spoke to the chief medical officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT), Madga Smith, on the trust’s response and how the hospital is managing the pandemic.

In a televised address to the nation about how vital it is to stop coronavirus spreading, Boris Johnson announced the public is only to leave the house for shopping, basic necessities, one form of exercise a day, any medical need, to provide care and to go to and from work only where absolutely necessary.

It’s Friday, you’ve made it through your first week of isolation without climbing up the walls or killing your cat. Celebrate with our pub quiz! You won’t even know you’re not in a real pub.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

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