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A woman whose tumble dryer caught fire after exploding late at night had to leave her bungalow in the early hours of this morning.

A campaign to tackle food waste and homelessness in the borough this winter has been launched.

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched a ‘Wall of Shame’ to identify culprits caught on camera committing fly-tipping.

Idris Elba has named his former college in Dagenham as the place where he wants to lay his MOBO commemorative paving stone.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash in the early hours of this morning.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer showed off his famous cheeky chappie persona after playing auctioneer at a charity fundraiser.

A Dagenham man who conned amateur sports groups and small businesses out of £300,000 has been jailed for four years.

A cyclist is fighting for his life after being involved in a crash with a suspected drink driver in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell led the borough’s first memorial service today ahead of Armistice Day.

A report out today has ranked Barking and Dagenham as eighth in a list of “homeless hotspots” in London.

A desperate mum is appealing for help to find her missing 13-year-old son who snuck out to a party and never returned.

Disabled youngsters have demonstrated their sporting prowess at an activities day in the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

A man has been treated by paramedics after being involved in a crash with a motorist this morning.

Stars from EastEnders have pledged their support for a two-year-old girl with a rare childhood cancer.

Gallery: Colourful hot air balloons fly over Dagenham

Monday, September 11, 2017

Were you one of the lucky people to see a fleet of hot air balloons cruising over Dagenham on Sunday morning?

Police are appealing for help after a 24-year-old man was left seriously injured following a crash with a car.

A group of housing benefit assessors have appeared in court accused of running a £1 million fraud scheme over ten years.

Five men from Barking and Dagenham have been sentenced along with other members of a drug-dealing gang.

Commuters travelling through Barking train station tonight have been warned of severe rail disruption due to a passenger incident.

A visually-impaired student who received excellent grades on A-level results day has praised her sixth form for its support and acceptance.

Disadvantaged pupils in Barking and Dagenham are falling more than a year behind their peers by GCSE level, research says.

Two arrests have been made after Barking teenager Joshua Bwalya was stabbed to death in a “cowardly but brutal” attack.

A violent thief and beggar who assaulted a police officer during an arrest has been jailed for multiple offences.

Police have released the first picture of Joshua Bwalya, 16, who was stabbed to death in what they have called a “senseless act of violence”.

A study has revealed takeaways make up one third of food outlets in the borough of Barking and Dagenham.

An man has today been arrested in east London on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in Dagenham.

A kind-hearted Dagenham boxer has donated his fight purse from his next match to give care home residents a barbecue to remember.

A points failure affecting c2c services between Fenchurch Street and Barking, including at West Ham, led to train delays for several hours this morning.

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