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Dagenham film studios plan gets council approval

Plans for London’s largest Hollywood-style film studios have been given the go-ahead. The £110 million proposals for six sound stages,

East London councils outline plans to fight localised coronavirus outbreaks

The ways east London town halls will try to fight a Leicester-style second wave coronavirus outbreak were revealed today with

Havering breast cancer survivor adds coronavirus to life threatening diseases she has defeated after 89 days in hospital

A breast cancer survivor who spent 89 days in hospital battling Covid-19 has thanked the NHS staff who became her

Dagenham pensioner fights off intruder

An arthritic pensioner fought off a would-be home intruder with a “brain-wobbling” punch to the head she learnt in council-run

East London schools to review names and monuments in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter protests

Educational institutions across east London have vowed to review their names and monuments to historical figures linked to colonialism, racism

Father’s COVID-19 recovery after record intensive care stay a ‘sheer miracle’

The daughter of a supermarket worker who survived a record number of days in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 today

Tributes to Rainham charity worker

A charity worker was found dead in her home with Covid-19 a day after failing to join a live-streamed memorial

Husband and wife die 10 days apart in same hospital from COVID-19

A care home boss and her husband died with coronavirus in the same hospital just 10 days apart. Retired radiologist

Council recruits celebrities to give lockdown message in Barking & Dagenham

Coronavirus warning messages from celebrities including Jamie Redknapp are being broadcast from cars driving around the streets of east London

Second World War veteran dies from coronavirus

One of the last remaining D-Day veterans has died from COVID-19. Second World War hero Len Brace, 95, from Ilford,