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The council has launched a consultation over the introduction of parking permit charges aimed at tackling toxic air, the climate emergency and emissions.

A £2.5million project to build a new GP surgery in Manor Park has begun.

Many of you will have seen Newham Hospital hurtle into the spotlight recently following the news that it is one of the UK’s regions hardest hit by Covid-19.

Lockdown hasn’t stopped Newham children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) taking part in yoga lessons.

The ways east London’s councils will try to fight a Leicester-style coronavirus outbreak have been revealed, warning they needed more information on how any local lockdown would work as well as better trace and test capacity.

A Plaistow doctor and Barts Health NHS Trust’s chief information officer are among 12 frontline staff to feature in a portrait series to mark the anniversary of the NHS.

With summer in full swing, make the most of your garden with fun games and activities for all the family.

Courtyard gardens at Newham Hospital have been transformed into “tranquility spaces” in memory of those who died with coronavirus.

Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to foodbanks across east London for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The Public Health England (PHE) report exploring the impact of coronavirus on the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community makes important omissions, according to Dr Winston Morgan of the University of East London.

The team at Barts Health NHS Trust has performed more than 140 urgent breast cancer operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, by pooling staff and patients from three hospitals and introducing strict infection control protocols.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

What started with one Upminster family receiving an unexpected tax rebate has become a major scrubs-making operation with 3,000 volunteers delivering to east London hospitals.

Councillors have clashed over the town hall’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first drug found to help save the lives of coronavirus patients was trialled at Barts Health.

Industry figures say reduced travel restrictions for “low risk” European countries will boost economic recovery, as London City Airport (LCA) prepares to resume flights on Sunday.

A Plaistow-based project is launching an online resource to help new mums find support and share experiences to overcome loneliness and social isolation.

GPs in Newham are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

Measures aimed at making social distancing safer for cyclists and pedestrians have been approved by the council.

The council has urged people to follow social distancing and hygiene guidance when shopping to help avoid a “disastrous” second wave of coronavirus.

A brewery owner who volunteers at the Nightingale Hospital has created a beer to help raise money for the NHS.

GPs in Newham are urging people with diabetes not to avoid the NHS because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Campaigners have criticised plans to cut car use and promote active travel, claiming they lack ambition.

An appeal for donations has been made ahead of a coronavirus plasma donor centre opening in Stratford.

The safety of customers and staff is the focus as shopping centres, high streets and retail outlets across Newham prepare to reopen next week.

The Nightingale Hospital remains in a “state of readiness” in anticipation of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, an NHS chief has said.

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is set to begin a phased reopening of its Plaistow site next week.

A makeshift morgue set up to cope with increased fatalities from Covid-19 is being scaled back.

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

Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in England from Monday June 15, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced today.

Plans to help people walk and cycle rather than using public transport or cars have been unveiled by the council.

A resource devised by a Custom House school to help children with special educational needs learn from home is being shared across the borough.

Leading waste company Renewi has donated 2,000 surgical masks for use in care homes across east London.

A five year old boy has released a song celebrating “superhero” key workers and urging people to stay at home.

Almost 500 people have been volunteering at hubs across the borough distributing food parcels and prescriptions during the pandemic.

A GP has hailed a “revolutionary” way of working which has seen surgery waiting times drop and staff morale soar.

The borough is to take part in a new £300million Covid-19 test and trace service to share best practice with councils across England.

Beware of scam websites and social media posts selling face masks, the council has warned.

A furloughed chef has swapped cooking for caring for patients on the coronavirus frontline as a Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust volunteer.

A new café space offering support for people experiencing mental health crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic opens next week.

Over the past eight weeks people have been encouraged to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Routine hospital admissions are to return at the Royal London, which is now opening separate isolation wards for seriously-ill Covid-19 patients with 176 extra critical care beds.

An opera singing doctor whose serenade to hospital colleagues went viral has recorded a single to raise money for the NHS.

Office worker James Varley has taken a break from spreadsheets at home during lockdown to turn his hand to cooking as a volunteer at a mental heath project in Bow.

The borough’s political leaders have criticised the government after it announced plans to ease England out of lockdown restrictions.


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.

With summer in full swing, make the most of your garden with fun games and activities for all the family.

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