Two police officers were assaulted in Rusholme Avenue, Dagenham after responding to a call just before 2pm yesterday to Blatchford House.

Al Madina mosque, Barking has won an award at the prestigious Global Donors Forum, during which it showcased its voluntary and community work.

A grandfather’s battle with stage four lung cancer has inspired his daughter and two granddaughters to cut their hair in an event to raise funds for a charity.

Residents in Becontree Heath enjoyed a special street event yesterday where they were able to air their views on how to improve the area.

A mother and her five children have been left trapped in their flat while they wait for Barking and Dagenham Council to fix a broken lift in their block.

Residents of Barking Riverside will receive on demand access to local NHS services as a result of a partnership between Care City, Britannia Pharmacy and NHS England.

Al Madina Mosque in Barking has won two awards at the prestigious Beacon Mosque Awards.

A joint two week operation to crack down on crime in Barking town centre has resulted in a major clampdown on crime and anti social behaviour in the area.

Thousands from the borough’s Sikh community sang hymns as they marched between temples in Barking and Seven Kings to mark the first revelation of holy scriptures.

A family in Dagenham has been left without running water in the bathroom for two months following a pipe burst under a bath.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College showed their community spirit by volunteering to clean up the grounds of one of the borough’s most famous attractions.

A youth organisation from Barking and Dagenham is celebrating making a positive difference to the lives of thousands of young people at risk of being drawn into crime.

A primary school in Barking has won a prestigious International School Award.

Communities across Barking and Dagenham are being encouraged to swim the length of the English Channel to raise funds to support spinal cord injury charity, Aspire.

78 new affordable homes will be built for local people in Barking and Dagenham.

A primary school in Dagenham that was destroyed by a fire yesterday could have been saved if sprinklers had been fitted, the London Fire Brigade has claimed.

A resident in Dagenham was left in shock after waking up to discover an attempted break-in at his property.

A man has been robbed at knifepoint in Dagenham yesterday afternoon.


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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