Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has added an extra £1million to the London Borough of Culture award’s prize pot.

A mother, her two sons and her husband have been sentenced for drug and money laundering offences.

Pupils are getting first hand experience of the creative arts world, thanks to a partnership between Barking and Dagenham Council and educational charity Bow Arts.

Migrants in Barking and Dagenham are doing more to tackle hostile attitudes to immigration in the borough.

Archiving project Layers of London are looking for volunteers in Barking and Dagenham.

To mark Safer Internet Day this week we did a live question and answer session with child safety expert Abbie Gillgan from the NSPCC and O2 guru Tapiwa Takawira, to discuss protecting children online.

An app combatting street harassment took first prize at Barking and Dagenham’s gender equality hackathon on the weekend.

To commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act, in which certain women in England got the vote for the first time, the Post spoke to four women in the borough about what having the vote means to them.

Children’s charity the NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to mark Safer Internet Day on February 6.

The Excel Women’s Centre in Barking saw their first cohort of Creative English students graduate today.

Dagenham schoolchildren were given the stage at the British Library today to celebrate their reading achievements.

An eight-year-old has won the praise of Barking and Dagenham Council after pledging to chop off 12 inches of hair - live on facebook.

Fire crews rescued five people from a flat fire in Green Lane, Dagenham, this morning.


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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