These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

A high court judge will lead a long-awaited new public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, the government has announced today.

A former-gang member who was stabbed as a teenager and went on to transform his life explains why knife crime is on the rise in Barking and Dagenham and across London.

A top Scotland Yard detective has said use of stop and search in Barking and Dagenham and across London is a vital tactic to reduce youth stabbings, but warned: “We cannot arrest and enforce our way out of this situation.”

Enough is enough say the grieving family of nightclub bouncer Ricky Hayden, as BETH WYATT and EMMA YOULE report on the devastating consequences of rising knife crime in Barking and Dagenham

It is heartbreaking to hear mum Kerry Dawson describe the brutal stabbing of her eldest son in the Post this week.

A Dagenham mother has released this horrifying image of her son fighting for his life in intensive care to warn others about the devastating consequences of knife crime.

A Dagenham teenager has been jailed for a brutal stabbing that led his 18-year-old victim to lose his leg and suffer horrific injuries.

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.


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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