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The Met have launched a new campaign to try and reduce the amount of scooter thefts and crack down on moped enabled crime.

After more than ten years in the making, today passengers stepped onto the state of the art Elizabeth line trains for the first time.

The eastbound carriageway of the A12 is still closed between Romford and Chadwell Heath, after a water main burst.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS trust managed to avoid the worst effects of Friday’s cyber attack by taking systems offline immediately, the Post can reveal.

In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack on the NHS, Barking and Dagenham’s health trust is urging patients to only visit A&E in real emergencies.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

The prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election on June 8.

This is the moment police arrest Daniel Wallace for the “barbaric” torture of an elderly couple during a burglary, and blasting a man with a shotgun in a drive-by.

A pair of “barbaric” thugs have each been handed three life sentences for tying up and torturing a married couple as well as nearly killing a man in a drive-by shooting.

A policeman and two members of the public are among four people killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

The health secretary sent a special video to hospital staff which serve the borough, praising its trust for becoming the first in London to come out of special measures.

The NHS trust which serves the borough’s residents was today moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.

The two Tube strikes planned from Sunday to Wednesday have been suspended, it has been announced.

One of the unions planning strikes on two days next week has suspended its action, however the twin walkouts will still go ahead.

London Underground workers are to stage two fresh strikes in a row over jobs and Tube ticket office closures, threatening more travel disruption.

Last ditch talks aimed at averting a strike by London Underground workers will be held today, with little sign of the action being called off.

Controversial spit guards are to be used by police in Barking and Dagenham custody suites, as part of a three month trial by The Metropolitan Police.

A 21-year-old from Collier Row is to stand trial for an attempted robbery of West Ham United striker Andy Carroll in Chigwell earlier this month.

A 21-year-old man has been charged over the attempted robbery of West Ham United star Andy Carroll in Chigwell earlier this month.

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There are long tailbacks in the A13 following a three car collision at the Marsh Way junction, in Dagenham.

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from across east London and Essex descended on Valentines Mansion, Ilford, for the launch of the Thames Gateway Business Awards.

Conservative London Mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith has vowed to ensure that development in the borough doesn’t primarily focus on Barking.

Police have warned minicab drivers to be alert following a spate of knifepoint robberies in Barking and Dagenham since the beginning of August.

Multiple legal proceedings against the trust which runs King George and Queen’s hospitals, alleging poor care, have been settled out of court, it has been announced.

Legal proceedings are being taken against the NHS trust which runs King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital alleging that staffing shortages led to poor care.

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

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