A Labour councillor under investigation for failing to declare a property her husband rents out has resigned her post involving punishing rogue landlords.

A campaign group has urged the council not to profit from wrecking the planet.

A political row has broken out in Barking and Dagenham after the Conservatives accused Labour of illegally charging residents to collect their garden waste.

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

A Labour councillor responsible for punishing rogue landlords is under investigation for failing to declare a property her husband rents out.

A campaign calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police no matter how small launched today.

Robbery numbers have increased by 80 per cent in the last two years, Met Police crime figures reveal.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

A couple chose to pay their Sky TV bills rather than feed their pets.

A top cop has vowed not to take his foot off the gas in a battle against burglaries after declaring a recent crime wave “under control”.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

The borough’s Conservative and Labour parties have clashed over the “controversial” green garden waste charge.

Transport for London has issued travel advice ahead of the London Marathon with four days of strikes set to hit the Docklands Light Railway.

A row about legalising drugs has erupted between political rivals following a private City Hall violent crime summit.

Workers at a Tesco distribution centre in Dagenham have voted “overwhelmingly” to take industrial action in a pay dispute with bosses.

A beautician who hanged out with gang members as a teenager wants to open a youth club to rebuild a community reeling from the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Lyndon Davis.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

A Conservative Party candidate has accused Labour rivals of being “all mouth and no delivery” over what the council pays workers.

A man was taken to hospital following a fire in a garage in the early hours of this morning.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has slammed the reporting of differences between men and women’s pay for not coming until 50 years after the Ford Dagenham strike.

A charity helping refugees make friends with British citizens to help them overcome loneliness has launched an urgent appeal for volunteers.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in London, according to government number crunchers.

An unqualified teacher who trained a “mini militia” of children for terrorist attacks in London has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years.

Children have been left “traumatised” after being groomed by an Islamic State-inspired terrorist, the Old Bailey heard today.

A couple have decided to celebrate their wedding day where they first fell in love - a further education college.

Detectives have been given more time to question three teenagers arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

A 10-year-old boy has been called a hero after his quick thinking saved his neighbours’ lives.

A family have driven away their new car after picking up the keys from the Queen.

Plans to slash heating bills have taken a step closer after a £1m grant from the government.


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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