A party at a Barking apartment block attended by about 90 revellers was shut down by the council.

A college principal has warned ending free travel for under 18s will limit poorer children’s access to education.

A grandfather says he is now living his second life after returning home following a gruelling three months being treated for Covid-19 at King George Hospital.

Pubs, restaurants and bars welcomed back customers for the first time in months on “Super Saturday”.

Andrea Prout is the co-ordinator of Pemberton Place, Saint Francis Hospice’s day services and social hub for patients. She explains how her role has changed completely.

A series of pictures have been produced by youngsters illustrating their experiences of the coronavirus.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

A Dagenham print company has launched a yearbook to help schoolchildren hold onto memories made during the coronavirus lockdown.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.

After beating cancer and then battling Covid-19 for three months, an Upminster mum celebrated her daughter’s birthday the day after she was released from King George Hospital.

Zoos. If you had given me a million guesses I never would have picked zoos as the thing we’d be talking about opening up after lockdown.

Shahina Haque, family support services manager at Saint Francis Hospice, explains the impact of Covid-19 on the bereavement support service

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

Town hall chiefs have slammed the government over providing poorer pupils with laptops to help with schoolwork.

The council has ended the 30 minute free parking allowance brought in to let people drop off medicine and essential items in lockdown.

Barking and Dagenham’s constituencies have seen 25,600 jobs furloughed, figures show.

I went to a pub! It feels like such a momentous event that I may celebrate it by going to a pub again.

Sharon Williams, complementary therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how her team have adapted to not being able to touch their patients

The last few months have been an extremely stressful and worrying time for us all but I want to reassure you that whatever your concern, your NHS is still here for you and it is important you get the help you need.

The council has shared advice for shopkeepers ahead of stores reopening as lockdown restrictions continue to be relaxed.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

The Vicarage Field shopping centre is set to open for non-essential shops next Monday, June 15, as careful reopening plans gather pace.

Elective surgeries are resuming at King George Hospital this week and the antenatal ward has moved to the ground floor to better protect patients.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Barking Market is set to reopen to customers on Tuesday June 9, with a range of safety measures put in place to keep shoppers and traders safe.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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