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With so much in the news and online about coronavirus it’s normal to feel scared or confused, which is why it is so important you try and get your information from trusted sources like the NHS.

Yesterday, 10:00

A fundraising appeal has been launched to help a shop “at the heart” of a high street.

These are extraordinary and challenging times and it is more vital than ever that our community comes together in compassion and solidarity.

Fri, 17:13

A Plaistow man has been charged with murdering Kelly Stewart.

Fri, 16:23

The firefighters who battled a Barking industrial estate blaze this morning saved vital NHS supplies destined for the new Nightingale Hospital.

Fri, 15:00

The organisation looking after Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is reminding people about the need for social distancing as temperatures look set to rise.



England Boxing-affiliated clubs are appealing for the nation’s support to #KOCOVID19 and keep clubs running after the Coronavirus shutdown comes to an end.

The Val Barker Trophy was first awarded at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, with Barker presenting it to American Louis Laurie, a bronze medallist in the flyweight division.


Premier League players taking a 30 per cent salary cut would lead to the government losing out on in excess of £200million in tax revenues, the Professional Footballers’ Association has warned.

Yesterday, 16:00

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” will debut on Netflix from April 20 with two new episodes weekly.

Yesterday, 16:00

England manager Gareth Southgate says ‘now is not the time for us to take centre-stage’ in an address to the nation as The FA outline their plan to inform, entertain and empower millions of fans and followers.

Yesterday, 11:00

Boxers representing Great Britain have won 18 gold medals (16 men, 2 women) between 1908 and 2016 ad we look at those who have come good over these years.

Fri, 18:49

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri, 18:00

In the second of a series of interviews with county cricket captains, the PA news agency has spoken to new Essex captain Tom Westley.

Fri, 17:00

With sport shutting down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with a 40-question Friday quiz?


Thu, 07:00

The experiences and testimonies of east London key workers in the face of the Covid-19 crisis will be highlighted in a “virtual play”.

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 19, 2020

A clever idea from Newham Bookshop is set to make sure people have plenty of reading material during the coronavirus crisis.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A new artwork by an artist who has been commissioned by Tate Britain is due to arrive at London City Airport this summer.

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.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Frantic Assembly’ latest production, I Think We Are Alone, is on at Stratford’s Theatre Royal.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Expect laughter and tears when actress Jade Byrne brings her stage show about life with Type 1 diabetes to east London.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Independent filmmaker Natasha Adams has had a busy five years. At 25 she began filming and editing athlete showreels while working at a gym. At 28 she filmed season one of web-series Growin Pains when pregnant with her first child.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

For some success is defined by money. For others family and friends matter most. For actress Linda John-Pierre, success is doing what she loves at a consistent level.

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We speak to Ghazala Anwar, a teacher of criminology and psychology, about her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc College.

A-level student Noah follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, who led the Independence Motion in Nigeria, as he prepares to study journalism at university

Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

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