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Nahid, far right, Yassin, second from right and Amanda, third from right represented Dagenham's The Sydney Russell School to come second in the Parliamentary World Debate Conference Picture: The Sydney Russell School

Three year 12 pupils reached the final of an international debating competition in Japan.

Qingqing Rao, aged 29, remains in a critical condition after being stabbed in Dagenham Picture: Met Police

Police will tonight patrol the scene of a brutal stabbing as a 29-year-old woman remains in critical condition.

Kemi teaches people in Barking and Dagenham to create mementos from clothing Picture: Paul Bennett

Creative director of the Sew London Project Kemi Oloyede, 50, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps preserve important memories by upcycling families’ sentimental objects in outreach classes

Unmesh Desai, GLA member for City and East, joined the celebration of Barking and Dagenham's disbaled people Picture: London Assembly

An Assembly Member has spoken of the importance of disabled people in society after attending an afternoon tea for those with learning difficulties.

Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson stars in a BBC documentary about social housing in Dagenham Picture: PA Images/ Ian West

Former Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson will star in a BBC documentary exploring the history of UK council housing.

Jack Taylor's sisters Jenny (left) and Donna (right) with mother Jeanette (centre) outside the Old Bailey after the trial of Barking serial killer Stephen Port Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The family of the last young gay man to be murdered by Stephen Port has demanded justice as the BBC releases a film exploring police failings in the case.

Mr Shaikh, of Dagenham, will face Romford Magistrates' Court accused of beating two women in Barking

A man accused of beating two women was given his trial date yesterday.

Police have released more information about a woman who is fighting for her life after being stabbed in Dagenham

The moments before a woman was stabbed in a “brutal” assault that left with life-threatening injuries have been traced by police searching for her attacker.

A woman is fighting for her life after the stabbing in Dagenham

A “horrific” stabbing that left a woman fighting for her life could mean road closures until Friday, police have warned.

Barking and Dagenham Council has questioned analysis claiming that Barking is the second-least literate constituency in England

The council accused the National Literacy Trust of using “dated” information after it said the borough contained England’s second-least literate constituency.

Cannabis plants and hydroponics equipment worth about £20,000 were seized from a Barking address Picture: Met Police

Cannabis and hydroponics equipment worth about £20,000 were seized from a drug farm in a flat.

Castle Green in Dagenham is cordoned off after a woman was assaulted

A woman has been left with life-threatening stab wounds after a savage attack, and detectives are urging the people who stopped to help her to come forward to aid their hunt for her assailant.

Jack Taylor's sisters Jenny (left) and Donna (right) with mother Jeanette (centre) outside the Old Bailey after the trial of Barking serial killer Stephen Port Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A “harrowing” film about police failings in the Stephen Port murder case has been welcomed by families of the serial killer’s victims.

Susan Neal with her mum Josephine Gardner,  with a pictures of Edward Gardner, who died of aasbestos.

The step-daughter of a technician killed by asbestos is appealing for witnesses to see if a hospital trust could have done more to protect him.

The 15-year-old was part of a group of six youths who robbed Londis in Dagenham Picture: Met Police

A 15-year-old was jailed for robbing a shop as part of a gang of six youths.

Stuart Hitchcock, Lexie Hitchcock, eight, Susanne Wallis, Daura Alyiene and Julie Wedge taking part in a crafternoon at The Boathouse Creative Studios in Barking. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

An artist welcomed families to what she hopes will be the first of many “crafternoons” at a growing arts hub.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas will vote to trigger Article 50 this evening Picture: parliamentlive.tv

Jon Cruddas MP will vote to trigger Article 50 this evening, saying it’s time to get on with Brexit.

Woman of the Year Nusrat Zamir says the women of Barking and Dagenham need to be recognised

Woman of the year Nusrat Zamir, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps fight sexism in the Asian community ahead of Monday’s nominations deadline for the Women’s Empowerment Awards

Geraldine Pilgrim's Sitting Comfortably was inspired by the death of her mother Picture: Sheila Burnett

The happy memories of elderly people will come to life in a play that promises to change perceptions.

A £4.5million contract has been awarded to create a university campus at Dagenham Civic Centre Picture: Barry Jones

Construction firm Willmott Dixon Interiors today pledged a “cutting-edge learning environment” at the capital’s newest university campus.

Stricter rules on dog-breeding were announced after a Barking and Dagenham pair were involved in selling puppies bred in these conditions Picture: RSPCA

Stricter dog-breeding laws were announced today after a group involved in breeding up to 731 puppies in cramped conditions walked free.

Racing driver David Birrell lost his legs in Afghanistan but Chadwell Heath charity Blesma helped him become a championship driver Picture: Blesma

“One minute I was standing, the next I was on my belly – everything flashed before me pretty quickly. I was confused.”

The puppies were kept in cramped conditions by a gang that operated in Barking and Dagenham Picture: RSPCA

One man and three women were today spared jail after selling sick Cockapoos for £450 each to the public, with three dying.

Charlotte Smith and her daughter Alice Martin, four, who was scarred by a sparkler. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

A four-year-old was left permanently scarred after her pre-school staff gave children sparklers to play with.

This cockroach was found in a portion from the Barking chip shop Picture: Barking and Dagenham Council

A former fish bar owner was fined £2,000 for historic hygiene offences – including serving a customer chips with a cockroach.

Ahmadi Muslims joined mayor Eileen Keller to hand over the cash in Barking

Muslims handed over £15,278.76 to seven charities at a presentation dinner.

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell joined borough mayor Eileen Keller to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Faith leaders joined mayor Eileen Keller to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday.

Christina Ford running her community art class at The White House in Dagenham Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Christina Ford, 33, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she’s been using art to help lone parents since becoming artist in residence at The White House

The Eastside Community Heritage exhibition in Barking celebrates Pride festivals

An exhibition will mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

The Dagenham Asda saved 600 tonnes of food with its wonky veg scheme

A supermarket has set a national trend in the fight against food waste.

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