The chief executive of Barking and Dagenham Council took home more than £185,000 last year, a report out today reveals.

A mum and her wheelchair-bound daughter have starred in a hospice’s first virtual reality awareness raising film.

A woman whose motorbike was stolen has appealed for help in finding it before the thieves put lives at risk.

There are severe delays on train services between Barking and Gospel Oak.

Concerns are growing over the whereabouts of a missing 21-year-old man.

A landlord who broke the law by turning a building into seven flats without planning permission could be forced to repay the money he made renting them out.

Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst place to see a GP in England, a study out today shows.

The first ever injunction banning gypsies and travellers from setting up camp on sites across the borough was granted by the High Court.

A ban on gypsies and travellers setting up camp on sites across the borough is due to be heard in the High Court tomorrow.

A selfie-stick might not sound very inspiring, but for a group of drama students it helped them fill a theatre.

A 19-year-old cookery student is celebrating after winning a competition to get her dish added to the menu of Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s cafe chain.

A Post reporter has raised nearly £1,500 for the cancer charity supporting her cousin.

Families in Barking and Dagenham face being forced out of work due to high childcare costs, a report published today shows.

One of Barking’s most famous former residents Dame Vera Lynn is 100-years-old today.

A 92-year-old war veteran will meet a world famous singer again 70 years after sharing the limelight with her on stage.

A park turned even greener at the weekend after thousands of extra trees were planted by an army of volunteers.

A hard hitting film aimed at stamping out sexual harassment on public transport has been released today after figures show reports have doubled in a year.

A contestant from ITV talent show The Voice wowed fans during a fundraising concert at her old college.

Children as young as 13 were sold knives during under cover operations across the capital - including two cases in the borough - figures out today reveal.

A young mum whose children witnessed a man injecting drugs on a stair well outside her front door has called on the council to make her block of flats safer.

River ward councillor Peter Chand, 51, tells Jon King how his mum inspired him to serve the borough he has lived in and loved all his life.

The government confirmed today that the TV licence fee will rise to £147 following a six year freeze.

Frying-pan-wielding competitors had a flipping good time yesterday during a college’s Pancake Day races.

The public have been urged to put on rubber gloves, grab black bags and take up litter pickers to help give two of the borough’s parks a spring clean.

A group of dancers are celebrating after being selected to represent their country at the Olympic Games of the dance world.

A food shop is on the hunt for charities and community groups in need of extra cash.

A mother who ended up in a wheelchair during pregnancy is appealing for donations to save her exercise classes for the elderly from closing.

A class of creative writers got some superhuman inspiration from a trio of budding superheroes.

It’s third time lucky for a teenage gold medal winning tennis player who competed at the Special Olympics.

The Barking to Gospel Oak Rail Overground line is set to reopen after eight months but delayed works means it faces weekend closures.

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