A new online platform has been launched by Havering Council to unite the community as the battle against coronavirus continues.

Lengthy queues and a lack of capacity are among the problems surrounding a new coronavirus testing facility in Rainham.

A student at Havering Colleges has tested positive for coronavirus.

The government has agreed to a new walk-through coronavirus testing facility in the borough.

A magician who has performed all over the world has devised a show online to avoid becoming a “Muggle” after the coronavirus struck the entertainment industry.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Tes Smith, director of quality and care, gives an insight into how Saint Francis Hospice worked hard to adapt so it could continue providing services during the pandemic

Life has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new coronavirus rules?

A father-of-two who spent 98 days in hospital fighting Covid-19 before making a “remarkable recovery” has thanked the “angel” doctors and nurses who saved his life.

A brave woman who suffered hair loss after nearly losing her life with coronavirus has now raised more than £1,000 for the Little Princess Trust.

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.


It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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