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Freemasons across Essex, including those from lodges in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, joined together via Zoom to pay a final show of respect to Provincial Grand Master Rodney Bass OBE, who died on July 14 after a long battle with cancer.

The coronavirus outbreak means life for everyone has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new rules?

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A public consultation held by the Diocese of Chelmsford enabled more than 1,000 people to share their views to help identify the next Bishop of Chelmsford.

Pubs can reopen tomorrow after being closed for three months and consumer group Camra, the Campaign for Real Ale, has released an easy to follow guide to help people use and support their local pubs safely over the coming weeks and months.

Businesses can get advice on how to generate high-quality leads without spending more money during a free webinar run by publisher Archant.

Over the past 20 years, Saint Francis’ Hospice at Home service has cared for more than 9,000 people and touched the lives of so many families and loved ones.

Police have been cracking down on speeding as they have seen a rise in drivers breaking the limit in the capital during lockdown.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

GPs are assuring residents across Barking and Dagenham that the local NHS is open for business and ready to safely provide care to people who need it. It is important you do not wait if you need urgent medical help.

Detectives investigating a fatal collision in Dagenham on Thursday have issued an image of a second man they urgently want to identify and trace.

Tonight we’ll be clapping again for our brave NHS heroes and other key workers at 8pm.

How will you be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day?

Stressed out Londoners can help promote calm by having certain plants in their home and garden.

Since 1921 the Barking and Dagenham Post has always been there with you.

Are you in business? Are you having difficulty getting answers from banks or from the council?

The overwhelming gratitude we all feel for our brave NHS heroes and other key workers is reflected in the thunderous applause which resonates throughout local communities every Thursday night at 8 pm.

The overwhelming gratitude we all feel for our brave NHS heroes and other keyworkers is reflected in the thunderous applause which resonates throughout local communities every Thursday night at 8pm.

Coronavirus lockdown has prompted some confusion about which businesses are allowed to still open.

How well do you know classic books?

Friends, the US sitcom featuring the loves and lives of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe, was a huge hit during the 1990s and early noughties.

Quiz Monday lunchtime maths quiz

Monday, April 6, 2020

Today’s lunchtime quiz is something a little different.

Getting stir crazy yet after almost two weeks in lockdown?

Quiz Wednesday lunchtime pub quiz

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

OK, you showed off how much you know about classic films in our Monday lunchtime quiz.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

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