A theatre is opening in the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

The Coventry University campus in Dagenham is giving £95,000 in scholarship and bursaries to make higher education more accessible for people in Barking and Dagenham.

The mayor visited Barking and Dagenham College on Wednesday to thank students for their contribution to his New Year’s Day float.

The country’s biggest glee club competition is holding bootcamp sessions for people in Barking.

A public meeting over the partial closure of a street in Barking is taking place next week.

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed to death in Barking as he walked home after attending evening prayers at his mosque.

A man stabbed to death in Barking last night has been named locally as Abrabhman Juma.

A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in Barking last night.

The MP for Barking, Dame Margaret Hodge, said she’d support higher taxes if it meant more funding for the NHS.

Stakes on fixed odds betting terminals will be reduced from £100 to £2, it was announced today (Thursday).

The Coventry University campus in Dagenham has just seen its first set of students complete a year of their course.

A kids club is opening this summer in an effort to get Barking’s children more active.

Children from ten schools in Barking and Dagenham are gearing up for a Great Science Share.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham has spoken out about the importance of mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week.

A helpless field mouse was found trapped in a car park in Dagenham last week.

A vandal has been fined £100 for urinating in Barking’s Abbey Ruins.

Barking residents are being encouraged to save water in an ‘every drop counts’ campaign.

Students at a school in Dagenham are trying to raise £12,000 for a trip to Sierra Leone.

A Scandinavian architectural firm has been chosen to design the next phase of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

A busking competition is open for aspiring musicans from Barking and Dagenham.

Residents of Havering, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham should get used to the sight of industrial parks next to their homes – but that’s not a bad thing, industry experts have said.

Injured veterans from a charity in Chadwell Heath will be performing for the centenary of World War One throughout summer.

Two Bollywood dance schools are opening in Barking and Dagenham.

A pupil from Barking has won a nationwide poster competition for her artwork on recycling.

A sexual predator from Dagenham who abused teenage girls – including while on a family holiday – has been jailed for seven and a half years.

A former West Ham midfielder completed his first ever London Marathon last week in just under five and a half hours.

Parents at Village Infants School in Dagenham were leafletted during Friday’s school run in a bid to raise awareness of school funding cuts.

Jon Cruddas, the MP for Dagenham and Rainham, defended the role of Ford in Dagenham’s future in Parliament on Friday.

Barking and Dagenham Council’s human resource team are officially transforming the working environment.

Schools in Barking and Dagenham have been shortlisted for two prestigious academic awards.


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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