Havering areas which could be potentially most at risk for hospitalisation due to coronavirus can now be identified using a new online tool from Oxford University.

A grandfather says he is now living his second life after returning home following a gruelling three months being treated for Covid-19 at King George Hospital.

Andrea Prout is the co-ordinator of Pemberton Place, Saint Francis Hospice’s day services and social hub for patients. She explains how her role has changed completely.

A charity that supports people with disabilities is appealing for donations as it is faces a “considerable” funding shortfall.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.

After beating cancer and then battling Covid-19 for three months, an Upminster mum celebrated her daughter’s birthday the day after she was released from King George Hospital.

The NHS has prioritised Covid-19 from the moment its deadly potential became clear.

Shahina Haque, family support services manager at Saint Francis Hospice, explains the impact of Covid-19 on the bereavement support service

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

A coronavirus patient has recovered after 59 days in an induced coma and two days on the high dependency ward at Queen’s Hospital, during which time his wife was called in to say goodbye.

Havering Council has announced this year’s Armed Forces Day parade has been called off.

Havering Council has predicted it faces a budget deficit of more than £38million in this financial year following the impact of Covid-19.

A Romford charity that helps families affected by a childhood cancer is fighting to stay open after it saw about half its income dry up when the pandemic hit.

Havering’s constituencies have seen almost 30,000 jobs furloughed, figures show.

Sharon Williams, complementary therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how her team have adapted to not being able to touch their patients

Two leisure businesses in Havering spoke to the Recorder about the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis as they remain closed.

Havering Council’s health chief has called on the borough’s residents to continue following social distancing rules - or risk another lockdown.

Havering’s Business Improvement Districts have highlighted the varying challenges facing their members both during and emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.

A Barkingside councillor has launched a petition to get a permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Redbridge and Havering.

Elective surgeries are resuming at King George Hospital this week and the antenatal ward has moved to the ground floor to better protect patients.

The completion of a multi-million pound construction and engineering centre in Rainham has been delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

A Hornchurch GP opens up about how burnout is taking its toll on NHS staff wellbeing.

A temporary mortuary built at an Upminster crematorium in response to the coronavirus crisis has been put on standby.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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