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.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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