Pupils from five Dagenham primary schools have been treated to a special ballet performance - and are set to learn to dance themselves.

Barking Market will be marking its revamp with a day full of family fun.

Drivers using Lodge Avenue and Ripple Road are being warned to expect delays this weekend due to emergency gas works.

Firefighters have freed a woman trapped in her car following a crash in Barking.

Historic, innovative and quirky buildings across Barking and Dagenham are set to open their doors for one weekend only as part of Open House London.

Roding Primary School will remain closed for the rest of the week after it was severely damaged by a fire.

Neighbours have expressed their shock at a fire which gutted part of a Dagenham primary school.

Roding Primary School will be closed for at least two days following a devastating fire.

A cyclist from Chadwell Heath has been killed in a crash on the A127 in Essex.

People with dementia and their family and friends are set to take part in a memory walk in support of Alzheimer’s Society.

Eastbury Community School’s executive headteacher has praised the “great progress” his pupils have made to succeed in their GCSEs.

The success of Sydney Russell’s GCSE pupils has “delighted” the school’s principal.

The Charity Commission has announced the appointment of an interim manager to oversee a mosque where children were groomed by an Islamic State fanatic.

The outgoing Eastbrook School headteacher has praised her pupils’ “infectious enthusiasm” as they collect their GCSE results.

Pupils at All Saints Catholic School have seen their hard work pay off with top GCSE results.

Free tours for anyone wanting to know more about the history of Barking and Dagenham are taking place next month.

Almost half of Barking and Dagenham’s pupils have bagged A*-B grades in their A-levels.

A misconduct panel heard how James Durrance, a special constable with Essex Police, told Asda security and employees that he was an officer following the incident on June 9, 2016, and showed his warrant card.

The doctors of the future are set to come from Robert Clack School of Science after eight pupils secured places to study medicine.

Dagenham Park Church of England School’s head of sixth form has said she is “extremely proud” of her pupils’ success.

Jo Richardson Community School is celebrating its “best ever results overall”, according to the head of sixth form.

The driver of a car which crashed outside Dagenham East station was attempting to evade the police, officers believe.

The parents of a Dagenham schoolboy have appealed for donors to come forward in a bid to save their son’s life.

A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting at Academy Central in Barking.

I’ve got a confession to make: I’m a bit of a motorsport fan. So when I was invited to try out Capital Karts’ redesigned track, I jumped at the chance.

A single parent from Dagenham has said they “haven’t slept a wink” since scooping £1.6 million on an online bingo game - from a stake of just 40p.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following a fatal house fire in Rush Green.

A woman has died in a house fire in Rush Green.

Two sheds were destroyed when a fire broke out in a back garden in Barking.

Three cars were involved in an early morning pile-up at the Moby Dick junction.


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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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