The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims are a step closer to getting answers to questions surrounding the murders.

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

A pair of thieves who laughed at their hearing have been jailed after targeting a “vulnerable” pensioner.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have launched a crowdfunding campaign to get justice for their loved ones.

A dog breeder has made an emotional plea to track down the con artists who tricked her out of thousands of pounds.

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was found dead following a house fire.

A man is due to appear in court this morning charged with murder after a woman was found dead following a house fire in Rush Green.

Neighbours were left fuming claiming their bins had gone unemptied for weeks.

A family made homeless by a fire has to choose between keeping their dogs or finding somewhere to live.

Fly-tipping set the borough back £384,000 last year, according to the council.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history has been celebrated in a town hall ceremony.

Schoolchildren in the borough are better behaved than peers across the capital, government figures reveal.

The borough has seen a six per cent increase in crime, the latest figures have revealed.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history is to be celebrated in a special ceremony.

A ‘vile’ paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

A budding snapper is celebrating after scooping second prize in an international dog photography competition.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A cancer patient has paid tribute to the hospital staff helping her fight the disease on the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Schoolchildren have gone wild in a week learning about how to save the planet.

The parents of an 18-year-old man who died of a rare form of cancer have laid their son to rest.

Campaigners have warned the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

A tarot card reader has called for Barking police station to reopen after her 80-year-old mum was mugged on the way home from the shops.

A mum and dad are carrying out their son’s dying wish by raising awareness of the rare form of cancer that took his life.

Ford Dagenham’s striking women machinists faced prejudice over their historic act in the media as well as the street.

Fifty years ago today 187 women made history by raising placards outside the Ford motor company’s Dagenham factory calling for equality.


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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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