A tattoo artist has departed from the stereotype of dingy parlours with a light-filled, modern workspace.

A grandad who has just months to live has wed the love of his life in a “perfect” wedding.

A cross-border friendship based on thirteen hooks, six rubber rings and a wooden board will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Easter.

Gun crime convictions have doubled in the past year, a police report has revealed.

The fiancée of a man whose life was cut short in a bike crash has urged witnesses to come forward.

A broken down lorry is causing severe delays on the A13 this morning.

Three teenage boys remain in hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday night.

Nearly 150 runners braved fierce sunshine to take on 5k and 10k races for their favourite charities.

Students dived into an underwater interpretation as they embodied the pufferfish for an alt-rock music video.

Three people were seriously injured in a crash last night.

The borough’s council for voluntary service will say goodbye to its chief executive after losing half of its funding.

Readers have slammed a ban on term-time holidays, our poll suggests.

More than 200 residents sprang into action with a sunshine-filled day of activities to celebrate the new season.

Youngsters put on a top-hat fundraiser by wearing inventive headwear for charity.

Green-fingered youngsters celebrated today after winning an award for their environmental efforts.

Should parents be able to take their children on holiday during term-time?

Six teenage boys have been charged following a police operation in the borough.

Residents have spoken of their upset after they resolved a series of “unacceptable” mishaps by their housing provider.

Services provided by the borough’s Council for Voluntary Service could change dramatically after their funding was slashed in half.

A dad whose world fell apart when his wife became seriously ill has praised the “amazing” teachers who went the extra mile to help his children.

Staff at Specsavers kept their eyes on the prize as they raised more than £700 for charity.

A cafe “with a difference” will be opening its doors next week.

Police have arrested six teenagers after a firearms sting operation this afternoon.

Children and teachers have been left devastated after their prize garden went up in flames.

The MP for Barking praised a “great” new women’s cafe at a packed launch this afternoon.

Jon Cruddas MP has welcomed plans to scrap “outdated” exams for seven-year-olds.

Volunteers dug deep to transform a patch of land into a playground paradise.

Catchy pop may not spring to mind when you consider where to ditch your yoghurt pot.

A lollipop lady who has helped generations of children make their way safely to school will be laying down her sign after a shock redundancy.

A cafe will be dishing up more than just hot drinks when it launches on Friday.

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