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The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

A 17-year-old from Dagenham is facing jail after pleading guilty to brutal knife attack that led his teenage victim to have his leg amputated.

With beds in domestic violence refuges ‘massively oversubcribed’ and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how battered women are being asked to move to the Midlands or, worse still, are offered no refuge bed at all

Contaminated blood victims have today won the right to sue the government in the High Court in a new legal case over the health disaster.

Knife crime in London has risen by 20 per cent in the last year affecting communities across the capital including Barking and Dagenham, Metropolitan Police figures show.

The top police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Barking and Dagenham, and across the capital, this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

This is the lethal ‘face melter’ acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

The Post would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

These four maps reveal stark differences in social inequality in Barking and Dagenham and show how the rich and the poor are sometimes living next door to each other.

A campaigner is taking a landmark legal case against the government over the contaminated blood disaster - providing new hope that victims of the health scandal will finally receive justice.

A former health secretary has presented evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

Staff stress levels at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Barking and Dagenham are worse than nationally, a survey has found.

A former health minster today called for the family of a Dagenham dad who was infected with Aids by NHS blood products to be compensated for the “agonies of their loss”.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

In this special report EMMA YOULE reveals why we should be concerned about offshore cash buying up property - after 1 in 125 sales made last year were to a foreign buyer

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise and the consequences can potentially be deadly.

As one of his final acts as Prime Minister today David Cameron delivered the news victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have been expecting for months.

A Barking and Dagenham Post campaign calling for justice for victims of the contaminated blood scandal has been nominated for an award recognising the power of local newspapers to lobby for positive change.

Missed appointments at Queen’s and King George hospitals cost the NHS £8.8million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 225 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

MPs have backed the fight for proper compensation and support for victims of one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

Hundreds of people are due to protest outside Parliament today over one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

Around one in 10 hospital appointments are missed every year in England leading to wasted NHS resources.

MPs have called for urgent action as new figures show Barking and Dagenham’s mental health trust had the highest number of “serious incidents” in patient care in the country last year.

The family of three brothers who died horrific deaths after being infected with viruses by the NHS have spoken of their anger that they will not receive a penny in compensation.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal face a Christmas of uncertainty as the government has once again delayed making amends for decades of suffering.

Dagenham is at risk of losing specialist firefighters who tackle blazes from the air under cost-cutting proposals to save millions.

Families whose lives have been torn apart by a health scandal have called on the government to deliver on its pre-election promise to make amends for decades of suffering.

New figures have revealed the two MPs representing Barking and Dagenham were among the biggest spenders in London over the last Parliament – costing the taxpayer £1.4million in expenses.

The husband of a woman infected with a killer virus from NHS blood has hit out at the government over delays to compensation to help those affected – as his wife has been given just weeks to live.

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways local victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Now investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements badly needed

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