In our weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, OrangeLine assistant Anita Millar explains the valuable role her team of volunteers are playing in reaching out to support people who are lonely and isolated.

In the third of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, complementary therapist Klaire Craven explains how her team are managing when they can’t touch patients

People are spending more time at home than ever before.

A Forest Gate sixth former is busy sewing scrubs for NHS workers on the coronavirus frontline.

Essex & Suffolk Water is providing bottled water to help frontline NHS staff in hospitals across the region.

In the second of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, Julia Bryan, clinical nurse specialist with the Specialist Community and Crisis Support team (SCCS), explains how they are managing in these challenging times

Families and friends of patients at Queen’s and King George hospitals have been invited to send messages and pictures to show their loved ones they are thinking of them, while they are unable to visit.

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

The chief executive of Saint Francis Hospice has made a rallying call for community support as the charity faces an expected decline in income.

A teacher from Collier Row has set up a Facebook group to help parents keep their children entertained while the schools are closed.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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