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This is the moment an opera singing doctor breaks into song to entertain colleagues on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Newham MPs have expressed their well-wishes for prime minister Boris Johnson, who remains in intensive care with coronavirus.

Some of the 4,000 beds in the new NHS Nightingale hospital have been taken up by Covid-19 patients.

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An emergency fundraising appeal has been launched to provide items such as wash kits for hospital staff and iPads to keep coronavirus patients connected to their families.

A group of Labour Party activists and campaigners has demanded the council release details of its plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

A hospital trust is offering tuberculosis testing for pregnant migrants in a nationwide first.

The government has extended a voucher scheme giving children free school meals over Easter.

Staff at supermarkets across east London are packing supplies for foodbanks to help those in need get through the Coronavirus crisis.

Newham Council has agreed plans to offer business rates relief, provide council tax rebates and streamline services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A headteacher has praised his staff for going “above and beyond” to keep their Custom House school open for children of key workers.

Newham Council has said it will not fund any more placements at a complaints-battered special school that costs more than Eton.

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

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

Prince Charles has officially opened the NHS Nightingale Hospital, which has been set up at the ExCeL to treat coronavirus patients.

The Prince of Wales is to officially open London’s new NHS Nightingale Hospital, Clarence House has said.

Hero cabbie Michael Hayes drives his taxi to his local hospital after a long stint ferrying passengers around London to take doctors, nurses and other key NHS staff home free when they come off shift.

Military personnel have been working 15 hour shifts to help build the new 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale hospital set to care for coronavirus patients.

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

Coronavirus has rocked the UK, with deprived areas such as Newham particularly affected by a pandemic that has stolen jobs, closed schools and raised endless questions.

The University of East London is offering free accommodation to those helping to treat coronavirus patients at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.

A makeshift morgue is being built on Wanstead Flats.

Barts Health NHS Trust will oversee the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London alongside its existing group of hospitals.

More than 16,000 people could be needed to run the new NHS Nightingale Hospital to treat coronavirus patients should it reach full capacity.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

The manager of a furniture re-use project has started a food bank to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Disadvantaged pupils are at even greater risk of underachieving compared to peers because of the coronavirus lockdown, a charity’s founder has predicted.

A mother stranded in Pakistan after flights were cancelled because of coronavirus has pleaded for help to return home to her children.

More than 750 St John Ambulance volunteers have offered to help at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital, with cabin crew from two airlines also signing up to help out.

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.

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.

Newham Council has been given legal permission to close Stratford Centre between the hours of 8pm and 5am while the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Two males have been arrested after fencing was removed from around an outdoor gym closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Work to transform the ExCeL into a temporary hospital is well underway as it prepares to welcome its first patients next week.

A petition has been launched urging the town hall to scrap plans to hike council tax to help people struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

People took to their doorsteps, windows and balconies for a minute’s applause to thank NHS workers for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

An east London GP has created a video in a bid to educate children about coronavirus.

The public have put themselves and others at risk by using play areas and an outdoor gym left unfenced off by the council.

The closure of schools as a result of the coronavirus crisis has caused disruptions in the sector, with Sandringham Primary School among those now only open for the children of key workers.

A grant-making charity is appealing for money to help “vulnerable” communities get through the coronavirus pandemic.

A Newham family business is offering to disinfect four care homes in the borough free of charge.

Four more patients of Barts Health Trust – which covers Newham and Tower Hamlets – have died today after testing positive for coronavirus.

Long-serving MP Stephen Timms has called on the government to confirm how workers on time-limited visas will be protected during the coronavirus crisis.


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