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Pupils should not return to school this academic year.

Four Elutec pupils returned to school - but not for regular classes.

When will it be safe for pupils to return to school?

Thousands of food and toiletry items have been donated to food banks across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Tower Hamlets to help support families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

A six-year-old who is mad about police motorbikes was given his own helmet and shoulder pads during a surprise visit from the area’s traffic officers.

Drivers face queuing for “several hours” to get into the Gerpins Lane tip, Havering Council has warned.

A firefighter has climbed higher than the equivalent of the Empire State Building to raise money for a cancer charity.

Animal lovers have donated iPads to allow coronavirus patients to keep in touch with relatives.

The daughter of a 93-year-old coronavirus survivor has thanked NHS staff for keeping her mum alive.

A Dagenham woman has told how she felt “really lucky” to be going home after a two-week battle with coronavirus.

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An 88-year-old coronavirus survivor has been clapped off the ward at Queen’s Hospital.

A retired detective has returned to police the streets of east London during the coronavirus crisis.

A body believed to be that of a missing Romford man has been found near Tower Bridge.

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.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident between two groups in Dagenham.

Track renewal and footbridge strengthening work is set to take place on the c2c network over the Easter weekend.

Commuters are facing disruption on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line due to electrical supply problems at Manor Park.

Crossrail will not open until the end of next year, Transport for London has confirmed - with the Liverpool Street to Shenfield section taking a further six months to join up.

The parents of a schoolboy who died from leukaemia have raised thousands of pounds in his memory to treat children in hospital over Christmas.

Labour’s Jon Cruddas held off a challenge from Conservative candidate Damian White to win Dagenham and Rainham by just 293 votes.

There will be no direct trains from London to Dagenham Dock and Rainham stations during the evening rush hour, c2c have confirmed.

The chief financial officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge’s hospital trust has stepped down as a result of failing to deliver savings at a suitable pace.

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