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Four more patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital.

People are being told to avoid, pubs, clubs, theatres and to start working from home “where they possibly can” following the first government televised press conference on the coronavirus outbreak.

From how to protect yourself from the coronavirus when you have underlying health conditions to whether pets can get the disease, we put your questions about Covid-19 to an east London GP.

New advice for people showing symptoms of the coronavirus is to stay at home for seven days. But how exactly do you self-isolate?

Routine planned inpatient surgeries at Queen’s and King George Hospitals have been suspended as the trust prepares to make sure vulnerable patients are kept safe from the coronavirus outbreak.

A new adoption agency which brings together 23 London boroughs including Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Tower Hamlets has been launched by two TV presenters.

A year after Barking and Dagenham – and the entire country – was rocked by the fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney, her dad says he is determined to create a legacy for his daughter with a charity that will work to stop knife crime murders like hers from ever happening again.

The principal of Havering Colleges ran 26.2 miles in memory of a former student who was murdered in Harold Hill last year.

The borough’s hard-working police officers who went above and beyond their duty to protect were rewarded at a commendation ceremony.

A Romford drug dealer who supplied a notorious gang with heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed for more than six years.

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.

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