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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.

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The council is introducing free parking for keyworkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

07:00

A children’s hospice is urgently appealing for donations after the coronavirus put a stop to its fundraising events.

Normal life will not resume for at least six months, a key government doctor has said.

Yesterday, 12:30

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

The length of the coronavirus lockdown depends on how stringently the public stick to the rules, cabinet minister Michael Gove said, as he declined to give a timeframe for the strict measures being lifted.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham is among more than 400,000 volunteers to sign up to support the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hope is hugely important for everyone at this difficult time.

Sport

10:01

All Dagenham & Redbridge staff have been placed on furlough leave with full-time staff, including the players, agreeing to take a 20-25pc pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

09:02

Former Arsenal and West Ham player Alex Song has taken his case to FIFA after being sacked by FC Sion.

08:46

England captain Harry Kane fears any delay in the Premier League beyond June could impact the 2022 World Cup.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Former England captain Alastair Cook says he would rather the County Championship was not played at all this season rather than attempting to hold a dramatically condensed campaign.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Essex Cricket League have revealed that long-time sponsor Shepherd Neame have been forced to withdraw their support for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

West Ham have eight players in self-isolation showing mild symptoms of coronavirus.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Premier League, PFA and the EFL say some “difficult decisions” will need to be taken in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The English cricket season was due to get under way in Sri Lanka this week with county champions Essex taking on the MCC in the traditional curtain-raising fixture.

Friday, March 27, 2020

With sport shutting down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with a quiz?

Entertainment

Friday, March 20, 2020

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Everyone’s favourite magic yellow bear is bring his spectacular show to Barking.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Samuel twins are everything you would expect from eight-year-old girls. They’re energetic, enthusiastic and endearing. They’re also child stars, having worked in the industry since the age of four. They already boast an impressive portfolio of work.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A colourful canopy of shapes and messages has been unveiled above an alleyway as part of a bid to put smiles on people’s faces.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A budding choreographer is hoping to “bring the community” for the fifth year of an annual dance show.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Dagenham actor has just secured the lead role in Warped Sacrifice, which opens at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre next month.

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