A dog was found dead after a flat fire forced 18 people to flee its flames.

A boy was arrested this morning after police were told a “knife” had been brought into a classroom.

Skye Sandhu-Nelson, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she went from homeless teenager to empowering disabled people as project co-ordinator at the Independent Living Agency

Two teams of firefighters are battling a blaze after being called to a house at 2.25pm.

A GP practice lagging behind the national average on care plans for schizophrenics and people with dementia was rated as “requires improvement”.

Poor planning has been blamed for parking “anarchy” and “chaos” as residents brand developers’ efforts a “complete failure”.

From pro-wrestlers to politicians, here are our top 10 most unlikely Hammers.

A strain on the public purse that risks unjustifiable investment – that’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s verdict on the Garden Bridge.

A gym is collecting donations of Easter eggs to give to children who wouldn’t otherwise get one.

A beauty business owner must pay almost £21,000 after selling freckle cream containing mercury alongside counterfeit goods.

The “huge wealth” of youthful artistic talent our borough has to offer was celebrated in a two-day festival.

Knife-wielding thieves have robbed 12 minicab drivers in one month stealing phones, cash and even cars.

A fun day in memory of a 22-year-old killed in a motorbike crash raised more than £1,000 for the London air ambulance.

The third Women’s Empowerment Awards paid tribute to our most inspirational females.

Cleaner Tony Johnson, 42, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he swapped from scrubbing to strumming when Metropolis invited him to record on their Lost Songs UK Volume Two album

More than 1,000 Ahmadi Muslims met on Westminster Bridge a week after the terrorist attack to remember its victims.

One year on from Post readers backing Brexit, voters in our latest survey condemn the elderly for “ruining young people’s future”, slam the vote to leave as an overreaction to high immigration and say they’re open to staying in the single market.

Dame Margaret Hodge believes a Brexit that ditches the single market will permanently damage the UK economy.

Now that Article 50’s been triggered, we want to know if readers still back Brexit.

Jon Cruddas says the Tories must deliver an exit from the European Union that gives the UK the same benefits currently enjoyed within the trading bloc’s single market.

The head of Sharia Watch UK pledged to put Islam and sharia councils at the top of Ukip’s agenda after speaking at the Eastbrook pub.

The BBC’s Radio London breakfast show is broadcasting from the town centre this morning as the government is set to trigger Article 50.

A drug dealer today admitted supplying the serial killer with the date rape drug GHB.

A 26-year-old gardener accused of stabbing a woman in the head in a Dagenham park has had his plea date adjourned.

The council is targeting foreign-registered cars to fight the non-payment of parking fines.

Muslims raised £15,050 for child victims of Syria’s civil war with a pop-up car wash.

A cashless parking scheme has been criticised as a “balls-up” before it’s begun with the council accused of failing to boost trade with its promised 30-minute free stays for shoppers.

Mobile book seller Ella Inedia, 32, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she’s helping improve literacy in children with her Reading Opens Doors project

Jon Cruddas MP praised the capital’s emergency services after police shot dead the Islamist terrorist who murdered three in Westminster yesterday.

The town hall’s flag is flying at half-mast today in solidarity with the three people killed by a terrorist in Westminster yesterday.

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