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Having been labelled as the “new Adele” by viewers, a 20-year-old singer says her confidence is slowly building after her X Factor audition was aired at the weekend.

A youth charity which has been serving the community for more than 100 years has secured funding to build 100 new affordable homes.

Trains have been delayed this morning after balloons got stuck in the overhead wires.

The Mayor of London should be allowed to cap the number of minicabs in the capital to tackle congestion and pollution fears, a new report says.

It was a time for reflection at an NHS trust’s annual general meeting, looking back at a year of achievements.

A forward-thinking MP met with the police’s tri-borough commander to discuss the ever-growing problem of moped crime.

Procedures including boob jobs and face lifts will no longer be funded by the NHS in the borough, as well as limited access to IVF treatment.

If you had the chance to ask your future MP any question, what would it be?

The girlfriend of a 20-year-old from Dagenham who was stabbed to death in the car park of a shopping centre in Romford has paid tribute to her ‘amazing boyfriend’.

A 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Romford last week has been named locally as Hosam Eisa from Dagenham.

Are you getting ready for this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest? I know I am.

Did you melt a little when Johnny rescued Baby from the corner? Or fancied a kiss in the rain after watching Ryan Gosling in The Notebook?

A day that was once filled with sadness at the death of a loved one has been transformed into a joyful memory.

A third man has been charged with the murder of Raja Ali.

Household names including TV personality Calum Best and ex-Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona are wrapping up a film which has been shot in some recognisable locations around the borough.

The “persistent growth” of plants has been blamed after a bench honouring the achievement of a soldier who died serving his country became completely hidden by tall weeds.

A 60-year-old man who has covered his body in tattoos as “revenge against OCD”, will appear in a documentary about his transformation next week.

The former headteacher of a 21-year-old who drowned while on holiday in Ibiza this weekend has decribed him as a model pupil who was “liked by all”.

Together they have delivered around nine million pints of milk, walked thousands of miles and seen around 18,000 sunrises during their working days.

An animal lover who had to put her cat to sleep is warning pet owners to be vigilant after it was sprayed with anti-freeze.

A football fundraiser helped raise awareness of issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Smith is preparing for his first performance in Essex since the show finished - and it’s not at Dagenham Market.

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