41 flats in Hornchurch were evacuated following an explosion yesterday.
10 fire engines and 72 firefighters, as well as police and ambulance crews, attended the incident at the Bridge Point building.
Four people have been treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the blast has not been confirmed.
At least five people have suffered minor injuries but the cause of the blast is still unknown.Read the full story ›
A church in east London has installed a board outside with lyrics of the American rapper Kanye West. Rev Barry Hobson of St Andrew's church in Hornchurch started the controversial method as a way of enticing more people to get involved in the church and Christianity.
Rev Hobson has gained the help from a local volunteer who has had to write more than 285 quotes on the board using 'inspiration from the internet'.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a woman’s jaw was broken in east London.Read the full story ›
A councillor in east London has spoken of the moment she desperately tried to save a fatally stabbed man's life on the floor of a pub.Read the full story ›
A 60-year-old man has died after being stabbed at a pub in Hornchurch, east London.
Police were called to the J.J Moon's pub on Hornchurch High Street on Sunday afternoon, and found the man with a stab wound and head injuries.
The man was taken to an east London hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A murder investigation is now underway, and no arrests have been made at this stage.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Sixty firefighters are tackling a large fire which started at a derelict warehouse and has since spread to nearby flats in east London.Read the full story ›
A 24-year-old man has appeared in court this morning after a fatal hit-and-run of a 58-year-old man in east London.Read the full story ›
An amateur photographer in east London caught the moment a swan let her newborn babies ride on her back.
The moment was captured by Alison Braun just a day after the seven cygnets were born in Platford Green in Hornchurch, east London.
I try go and photograph them every year but I've never managed to catch them hitching a ride on their mum's back before.
I just stood on the bank and she sat there with her babies - it's fantastic. And they had only been born the day before.