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Two teams from Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for an award recognising their inspirational work supporting people living with cancer.

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

The hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets has faced fines of up to £62,500 in the 12 months to August 2019 for breaking rules that ban mixed-sex wards.

The mother of severely disabled youngster Tafida Raqeeb, who was transferred from a Whitechapel hospital to Italy for continued life-support treatment, has said she is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter.

A severely disabled five-year-old girl whose parents won a High Court battle to move her abroad to continue her life-support treatment has arrived in Italy.

The family of a severely disabled five-year-old girl have marked her departure for an Italian hospital after winning an "emotional" life-support treatment battle.

A team of youth workers will be based at Newham University Hospital for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime.

A sick five-year-old girl is set to fly out to Italy after her parents won a High Court battle over her treatment.

A little compassion makes a big difference when you're living on the streets.

Parents have been told the council will no longer use the children's services at a respite centre in Plaistow that was abruptly shut down this year.

Newham University Hospital has launched an investigation into the death of a "brilliant and loving" great grandmother.

An NHS manager from Newbury Park has been ordered to pay back more than £220,000 he defrauded from Newham's clinical commissioning group or serve an extra three years in prison.

The mother of a severely disabled girl who won the right to take her daughter to an Italian hospital has called for the law to be reviewed.

Women in Newham are urged to be screened for breast cancer as rates lag behind the rest of the country.

A couple given the go-ahead to move their severely disabled daughter to an Italian hospital will not face a further legal fight after the health trust caring for her has said it will not contest the decision.

A couple who want to move their severely disabled five-year-old daughter to an Italian hospital have won a High Court life-support treatment fight.

Mental health care in Newham is set to be be radically transformed thanks to a major cash boost announced by NHS chiefs.

New homes will be built at Whipps Cross Hospital as part of a £350million redevelopment.

Tens of thousands of A&E patients at Barts Health waited more than four hours to be seen last year, new NHS figures reveal.

The government has announced it will invest £350million in a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

An ambulance station's new wellbeing garden is aiming to promote discussions around mental health.

Nine streets across the borough were temporarily closed to traffic to mark World Car Free Day.

Children in the rainbow ward at Newham University Hospital had their day brightened by a visit from their football heroes.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government's "smoke free" targets by more than 20 years.

The organisation responsible for planning and buying most health services in Newham has held its annual meeting.

The mother of a brain-damaged five-year-old girl at the centre of a High Court life support treatment dispute has said she would want to stay alive if she were in her daughter's position.

There have been more attacks on east London's mental health staff in 2019 so far than in the whole of 2015, new figures reveal.

A judge must decide whether a brain-damaged girl in a minimally conscious state has any quality of life, a lawyer representing the youngster has said.

Newham remains one of the worst areas in England for HIV, according to new data from Public Health England.

East London's mental health trust is asking people to have a conversation about mental illness this World Suicide Prevention Day today, Tuesday, September 10.

A shocking report has revealed evidence of violence and verbal abuse at a respite centre for children with disabilities that was abruptly shut down earlier this year.

NHS staff across east London are taking thousands of sick days because of mental health issues, NHS figures show.

A care home in Canning Town has been placed into special measures again after the health and social care regulator deemed it "Inadequate" for the third time since 2016.

What a stink! People daring to visit a heritage exhibition about Beckton and the Barking Creek are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells that they'll have to put up with.

Newham's mental health crisis line helps 200 residents get through their darkest moments every month. The Recorder went behind the scenes at the NHS facility to see how this vital work is done.

A crematorium in Plaistow has received new equipment that could potentially save the lives of mourners attending funerals.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

West Ham footballer Pablo Zabaleta has praised the success of a scheme designed to help people at risk of developing diabetes.

Campaigners have welcomed a demand by the mayor of Newham to halt London City Airport's consultation on expansion with more daily flights until it shows how it will tackling noise and climate emissions.

Campaigners and air quality academics have added their names to an open letter urging Sadiq Khan to halt the Silvertown tunnel.

Newham University Hospital is opening its doors to the community.

Newham is getting a new nurse to help SEN children and their families adapt as they move into adult services, courtesy of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

Violence against staff at east London hospitals is on the rise, new figures reveal.

A university professor has dismissed figures appearing to show Lyme disease cases increasing in the UK.

A proposed warehouse would put children at risk on their way to school, according to angry neighbours.


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

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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