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An idyllic snap of swans in the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch Country Park is in the running to be named the Essex Wildlife Trust's photograph of the year - and you could help it win the coveted award.

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A former Barking and Dagenham police officer who was found guilty of forging sick notes has been spared prison after he was handed a suspended sentence.

An Ilford man has admitted stealing almost £400 of alcohol from a Dagenham supermarket during a two-day crime spree he indulged in while out on bail for further shoplifting offences.

Urgent treatment centres at King George Hospital, Barking Community Hospital and the Harold Wood Walk-in Centre are all set to be open by July this year, it has been revealed.

Residents are invited to a series of events across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in January to have their say on the future of King George and Queen's Hospitals.

Travelling during the Christmas period can be a headache - make sure you don't get caught out with our guide to your public transport options this holiday season.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has apologised to Londoners for the lengthy delays to the opening of Crossrail, as transport bosses revealed they do not believe the project will require any more additional funding.

A car crash which closed two lanes of the A13 heading into London between Rainham and Barking is causing heavy delays for drivers this morning.

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Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London's O2 paying tribute to the world's most famous Swedish supergroup.

The chief nurse at the NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals has been awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of East London in recognition of her outstanding service.

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There are major delays on c2c services this morning after an earlier signal failure between Barking and Fenchurch Street caused several services to be cancelled.

There are severe delays and cancellations on all c2c routes this morning after the line's overhead power lines were damaged between Barking and Rainham.

Police officers who brought Jodie Chesney's killers to justice have paid tribute to the strength of the Dagenham Girl Scout's family as the identity of one of her killers can be revealed for the first time.

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A car crash in Chadwell Heath has left a child injured in hospital and caused heavy delays to railway services between Romford and London Liverpool Street.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals is piloting a scheme to provide better support to dementia patients by offering them a blue wristband to make them more identifiable.

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The full opening of Crossrail has been delayed yet again, it has been revealed this morning.

There are delays and cancellations across the entire c2c rail network this morning (Wednesday, September 6) due to a signal fault at Fenchurch Street Station.

The blood testing departments at Queen's and King George Hospitals will be closed next week to protect patients' safety while some biomedical scientists go out on strike in a row over new shift patterns.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.

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Help for Heroes is launching an urgent appeal for volunteers to help collect donations at stations across London over the Christmas period.

Train operator c2c has revealed a damaged structure next to an Elm Park railway bridge was responsible for delays and cancellations to 120 timetabled services on Tuesday night.

More than three quarters of a million traffic and parking fines were issued across east London in the last financial year - but how does your borough stack up?

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