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Rachael Burford is a local democracy reporter at the Evening Standard, covering east London


Surge in long Covid patients at first clinic in east London

The latest look at how some of the east London communities in ‘the Covid triangle’ worst hit by virus are coping


Students from Newham school win scholarships worth £1million

Twelve pupils from Cumberland School in Plaistow will be studying A-Levels at top fee paying private colleges


No thank you for the music: ‘Terrible’ singer fined over Abba karaoke

Council officers said they also received complaints about renditions of Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream booming from the home


Swampy and two other HS2 protesters leave tunnel after 30 days

Just one of the nine original protesters is believed to still be underground, HS2 said


West Ham fans and stars unite to support each other in pandemic

A look at how east London communities worst affected by the virus are coping


Prison officer who died with Covid was a wonderful father, says widow

Paul Tottman’s family agreed to his life-support machine being turned off at St Thomas’ Hospital ICU


Street names around new Chinese embassy could be renamed

A motion due to be heard at Tower Hamlets full council meeting  will ask the local authority to rename roads around the site as "Tiananmen Square",  "Uyghur Court", "Hong Kong Road" and “Xiaobo Road"


One of London’s oldest stables faces closure unless it can raise £1m

Park Lane stables helps disabled people and the disadvantaged learn to ride with a pay what you can system