East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

NHS trust records seven ‘Never Events’ in eight months

The NHS trust that runs Whipps Cross recorded the second highest number of ‘never events’ in the country between April and November last year. Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs five east... Read more »
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SE London terror plot accused filmed himself in combat hat

A jihadi rapper accused of plotting a terror attack during lockdown filmed himself in a combat-style hat saying: “What, are you talking to me? … boom!” Jurors in the Old Bailey trial... Read more »
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Police probing east London shootings charge men with murder

Tyrelle Joseph, of Banks Way, Newham, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. The 20-year-old is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court later today (Friday, February 12). Police were called... Read more »

Terror concerns over Chinese embassy plans at Tower Hill

Concerns about terrorism, protests and views from the Tower of London have been raised by councillors discussing China’s plans to build its largest European embassy. Tower Hamlets Council said it is seeking... Read more »
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Improvement in SE London’s Covid vaccination rate of elderly

The rate of coronavirus vaccination among the elderly has dramatically improved in south east London compared to late last month. Figures accurate on January 24 showed south east London lagging far behind other regions, having jabbed just... Read more »

East End community grants to improve life near Olympic Park

More cash is being handed out for community groups living around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to improve life through wellbeing projects and the arts.   Grants up to £3,000 are being given through East End Community Foundation... Read more »
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Councillors in the dark about council’s own joint operation

Councillors responsible for ensuring antisocial behaviour and crime are dealt with properly are not receiving enough information to do their job, a councillor claimed. Some members of Waltham Forest Council’s communities scrutiny... Read more »

£3.5bn to replace cladding on towers like New Providence

More government cash is now on tap to get rid of dangerous cladding on privately-owned tower blocks like New Providence Wharf near Canary Wharf.  It means leaseholders won’t be slapped with bills... Read more »

Help pregnant women in Tower Hamlets by being Maternity Mate

A Tower Hamlets charity is on the lookout for new volunteers as it aims to continue supporting mums-to-be in the borough. Women’s Health and Family Services (WHFS) offers a number of services... Read more »
Explosion heard in east London - 999 crews attend as building is 'evacuated'

Explosion heard in east London – 999 crews attend as building is ‘evacuated’

A building has reportedly been evacuated in east London after reports of an explosion. Police and the fire brigade have attended the incident in the Hoxton area of Hackney. One local said... Read more »