Residents of Rosemary Gardens, Dagenham, handed in a petition to protest over the plans to create an access road through their cul-de-sac.

Concerned residents have stepped up their fight against an access road that would “devastate” their cul-de-sac.

Hedgemans Medical Centre in Dagenham was found to 'require improvement'.

A GP surgery in Dagenham has been slammed after confidential conversations between patients and their doctors were overheard from a nearby waiting room.

The Stylist's Room team celebrate 25 years in business. From left, Charlotte Pickton, Musa Basim, Gina Acton, Nicole Hicks and Jonathan Carlholto.

A salon which has shaped countless heads of hair will be celebrating a quarter of a century in business.

The Veolia plant in Barking Reach

Every plastic milk bottle in the capital is set to be recycled in Dagenham.

Jobs are at risk at Budgens in Green Lane, Dagenham, after the supermarket's owners went into administration.

17 jobs are at risk after a supermarket’s owner went into administration.

Bradley Mee (right) proposed to Kevin Stamp during an episode of E4's Coach Trip. Picture: E4.

Love was very much in the air when a hopeful romantic chose a flight over the Spanish coast to pop the question.

A seven mile tailback to the Wennington junction has been reported after a crash involving up to six vehicles on the A13 in Barking this morning. Picture: Transport for London.

A crash involving two cars, a motorbike and two vans caused extensive disruption to motorists.

Chris Penny, of Arboretum Place, Barking, found that 3,623 fines had been issued to motorists who had driven through the pedestrian zone outside Vicarage Fields shopping centre.

A frustrated resident has described the number of fines slapped on motorists missing a pedestrian zone as “madness”.

The White House in Dagenham hosted the Barking and Dagenham Gingerbead group open day on Saturday.

Clay-moulding and canvas painting helped shape a “fantastic” open day for single parents.

Ambulance crews were called to London Road, Barking, on Wednesday afternoon.

A man has been rushed to hospital after collapsing.

Unemployment figures in Barking and Dagenham have not fallen significantly in the past year. Picture: PA Images.

More than 650 young jobseekers are without work, figures released today suggest.

Barking town centre gv's.

A £1m lottery bid to “reverse the decline” of Barking town centre has been given the go-ahead.

From left, Toni Morris, Tracey Groom with Deanne Stevens and son Hayden, aged three.

A mum-of-six says a group she formed to help those urgently in need has “exploded” this year.

The former Sacred Heart convent in Goresbrook Road, Dagenham, will be turned into temporary accommodation under plans approved last night.

A former convent is set to shelter more than 70 vulnerable people to meet the capital’s “spiralling” housing crisis.

An employment scheme has launched to help vulnerable people into work. Picture: PA Images.

Victims of domestic violence are among those set to benefit from a new scheme to help vulnerable residents into the working world.

From left, George Koutas

Bollywood dance and bootcamp classes marked a celebration of good health in the borough’s fastest-growing neighbourhood.

Say cheese! Residents enjoy the pop-up event organised by Barking Reach Residents' Association.

An empty public garden was transformed into a hipster hangout with the help of some mouth-watering street food – and a cider-dispensing campervan.

BHRUT failed to meet the government's A&E waiting times target for December. Pictured: Queen's Hospital in Romford.

The trust governing Queen’s Hospital failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released today.

William Cosier has been sentenced to two years behind bars after illegally possessing a shotgun in Dagenham.

A man has been sentenced to two years behind bars for illegally possessing a shotgun.

Commuters are experiencing delays this morning after a cement spill closed Limehouse Link Tunnel. Picture: PA Images.

Motorists face heavy traffic after a vehicle broke down on the A13 earlier this morning.

Jak Wright, 14, from Dagenham, represented Essex on Sunday when he ran in the intercounties cross country competition.

A teenager says he is “very proud” after going the extra mile for his county.

Monique Clements, director of employer engagement at Barking and Dagenham College, says they are

The number of teenage apprentices could fall dramatically this year after the government introduced a raft of new funding measures.

Lisa-Marie Brooke, who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer, plans to marry her partner Dean Hamilton in September. Her dad Steve and stepmum Bea Davenport have launched a fundraising page to give them a perfect wedding. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.

A fundraising drive has been launched so a mother diagnosed with incurable cancer can marry the love of her life in September.

The Aldi store in Merrieland Retail Park Dagenham will close for a six-month refurbishment on Monday.

A discount supermarket will be closing for refurbishment until the autumn.

18 fines were issued over Operation Scoop in the River and Becontree wards in Barking at the end of last month. Pictured: Bastable Avenue, Barking.

Litter offenders will continue to “face the music” after a council drive to crack down on grime crime.

Lindsay Hilden will appear at Basildon Crown Court on March 3 after being charged with conspiracy to burgle homes in Romford, Barking, Thurrock, Canvey, as well as one count of theft. Picture: PA Images.

A woman accused of plotting a string of burglaries will appear in court next month.

Barking Learning Centre will be partly closed for nearly two months while works to replace flooring is underway.

Readers should be braced for up to two months of disruption ahead of building works starting this weekend.

The Intensive Rehabilitation Service based at Grays Court Community Hospital, Dagenham, has been nominated in the workforce efficiency category at the annual HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards ceremony. Picture: Fiona Costello Photography.

A therapy team has been nominated for a prestigious health award.

Were you one of the original LIFE participants in 2005? Picture: Valence House Archives & Local Studies.

For more than a decade, fresh-faced youngsters have transformed into firefighters for a week of intensive drills.

McDonald's in Whalebone Lane North, Dagenham, could undergo refurbishment under new plans submitted to Barking and Dagenham Council.

A restaurant’s famed golden arches could shine even brighter after a planned refurbishment.

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