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A headteacher who leads assemblies with a music hall twist and creates termly podcasts is in the running to be named the best headteacher in the country.

Bouncy castles, farm animals and carousels were just some of the activities enjoyed by visitors to N&C’s St George’s family fun day.

A Dagenham school has clinched victory in a nationwide debating competition – witnessed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

Karen Privett, a self-described “complete novice runner,” will tackle this year’s London Marathon in support of Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Commuters said goodbye to an Underground classic today on its final journey through London.

A former X Factor star was just one of a number of celebrities involved in a special visit to Disneyland Paris for disadvantaged youngsters.

Families are set to enjoy a whole host of fun at N&C’s St George’s fun day.

Parents are set to find out today which primary school their child will be attending in September.

Social care funding in Barking and Dagenham fell by more than £6,000 in the space of six years, according to figures released by the council.

Liza Vallance, the head of Barking art charity Studio 3 Arts, will run her first marathon this year.

A teacher at a Dagenham school is inspiring pupils with her bid to take on the London Marathon.

How would you like to win an iPad mini, cinema tickets or a family day out to Colchester Zoo and support a good cause at the same time?

Police believe three boys, one aged just eight, were robbed by the same people within the space of an hour yesterday afternoon.

Two new all-through special schools are set to be built in the borough.

A father has told how his six-year-old son was hit by a car while walking home from school, just a week after the borough’s lollipop ladies were axed.

Two colleges which plan to merge as early as this summer have launched a public consultation on the proposals.

A brawl at a pub in Barking had to be broken up by police officers last night.

Celebrity wildlife presenter Steve Backshall joined scouts from Barking and Dagenham as they received their first national award.

A child has been taken to hospital after knocked down by a car a on Wood Lane this afternoon.

Jon Cruddas has written to Prime Minister Theresa May questioning her on alleged ties between former PM David Cameron and private car hire firm Uber.

Bouncy castles, face painting and a farm full of animals are just some of the activities DIY store N&C Building Materials will be hosting at its free family fun day to celebrate St George’s Day.

An online forum aimed at connecting communities in Barking and Dagenham has been launched by a 15-year-old Dagenham entrepreneur.

Barking pupils have strived for success in business after being named runner-up in the Warwick University Big Deal 2017.

Police are “very concerned” for the whereabouts of a missing 86-year-old man who has dementia.

A literary agent inspired Dagenham Park pupils to get into publishing in a talk on Thursday.

A university campus set to open in Dagenham will be offering residents a taster of studying there.

Comedy and charity are set to collide for Red Nose Day today.

Police investigating yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster have arrested a woman in east London.

Three British Transport Police officers who evacuated residents from a house fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning have been recognised for their “self-sacrifice and courage”.

If you’re planning to take your mum out for Mother’s Day, take the train – and take her for free.

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