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Whether visiting friends and family or going for that bargain in the sales, the rail network helps a lot of people to get around over the festive period.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and the scores of Santas running through the streets this weekend certainly helped add to the festive feeling.

This colourful Christmas card will be dropping through letterboxes this winter after being selected as the winner of a design competition.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to a signal failure on the TfL Rail line.

Turning 80 is a time that many people choose to slow down and relax - but not Sir Ian McKellen.

Commuters are facing rush hour disruption following a signal failure between Limehouse and Barking.

Almost a third of 16-year-olds in Havering failed to pass their English and maths GCSEs this year.

Two gang members from Dagenham and Romford are among nine to be banned from making drill rap videos, wearing hoodies and riding bikes in a bid to crack down on crime.

There will be no service on the Central line on Friday if the planned Tube strike goes ahead.

People with dementia and their family and friends are set to take part in a memory walk in support of Alzheimer’s Society.

The District and Hammersmith and City lines are operating with severe delays due to emergency engineering work.

Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

The boss of rail operator c2c has apologised after commuters suffered disruption for two consecutive rush hours.

Trains running on the c2c line via Dagenham Dock and Rainham have been cancelled due to overhead wire damage.

There is no service on the TfL Rail line between Liverpool Street and Ilford this afternoon.

Patient services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust are getting better - but improvement is still required.

Would your child know what to do if they were being abused?

Commuters face an evening of disruption with problems on the Overground and c2c lines.

Police are hunting a man who subjected a 13-year-old girl to racial and sexual slurs before threatening a woman who came to her aid.

Commuters are facing disruption on the Central and District lines this evening due to two separate signal failures.

Chief nurse Kathryn Halford has met the majority of the royal family during her 37-year career - and she’s set to do so again when she picks up her OBE for services to nursing.

A planned District line strike has been called off - but one on the Jubilee line is still set to go ahead.

Commuters on the District and Jubilee lines are set to face disruption and delays if a planned strike goes ahead next week.

It’s the time of the year that every teenager - and their parents - dread: GCSE exams.

If you’re using c2c to get home, your train could be leaving earlier than expected - or not calling at your stop at all.

The government will spend £400 million removing dangerous cladding from tower blocks across the country, the prime minister has announced.

Police investigating the death of Rainham mum Julie Hunt have released pictures of four cars whose drivers may have witnessed the incident in which she was killed.

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

Christmas may be a long-distant memory for most, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Santas taking to the streets this weekend.

A midwife who helped a mum through a high-risk birth at Queen’s Hospital has won an award for her care and support.

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