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A health and care director with a wealth of local knowledge has been announced as the new leader of north east London's emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

A dedicated Harold Hill nurse who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge's mental healthcare provider has been honoured by the Queen for her services to nursing.

Improvements still need to be made at Queen's and King George hospitals but inspectors have noted the trust is "moving in the right direction" when it comes to staff leadership.

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a man from Romford who has been missing since December.

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More than 15 schools across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have taken part in a festive sponsored run to raise funds for King George and Queen's Hospitals' charity.

With a heartwarming message about the importance of friendship and teamwork, Queen's Theatre's Robin Hood panto is full of Christmas cheer.

A "highly experienced leader" with a track record of managing large scale hospitals has been announced as the new interim chief executive of King George and Queen's Hospital's NHS trust.

A woman who has volunteered at a Saint Francis Hospice charity store for more than 10 years is calling for more supporters to take up the fulfilling work.

People who urgently need to see a doctor or nurse this winter can book appointments on the weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day.

Organisations dedicated to making sure that young people feel safe gathered to discuss how they can better share their resources and intelligence across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop following a police chase which ended in Dagenham.

Jodie Chesney's family gave an emotional statement outside the Old Bailey this afternoon after the teenager's murderers were jailed for life.

A Collier Row drug dealer and a 17-year-old boy from Barking have been sentenced to a total of 44 years in prison for the murder of Jodie Chesney.

East Area Command police officers are appealing for donations for this year's Christmas Tree Appeal which aims to support children in need.

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Shocking footage of two young men being assaulted in the street revealed the world of "casual violence" in which Jodie Chesney's two killers moved.

The testimony of a witness who spotted two men fleeing Harold Hill park moments after Jodie Chesney's death proved crucial to detectives being able to track down the Dagenham Scout's killers.

The family of a Dagenham scout who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked attack have said they will never be able to come to terms with her death.

It took a jury less than six hours to find a 19-year-old drug dealer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old guilty of murdering Dagenham Girl Scout Jodie Chesney.

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

A 17-year-old accused of killing Jodie Chesney denies owning the knife that he attempted to hide before his arrest, a court hears.

A drug dealer told the court he delayed identifying his co-accused as the murderer of Jodie Chesney because he wanted to make sure his family were safe and out of the country first.

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Dawn raids at 50 properties across east London have resulted in police seizing a variety of drugs, cash and weapons.

A new adoption agency which hopes to speed up the process of finding parents for vulnerable children across east London has launched in Havering today.

Jodie Chesney's boyfriend fought to hold back tears as he told the court how she collapsed in his arms after she was stabbed.

Girl Scout Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death by drug dealers after her friend bought cannabis from a rival rather than their new batch dubbed "Pineapple Express", a court has heard.

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