The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Barking and Dagenham.

Passengers on the Barking to Gospel Oak line have become used to delays and disruption in recent times.

A fire broke out at a homeless camp beside the busy highway between Barking and East Ham this morning, damaging shelters amid billowing plumes of black smoke.

The WHSmith store at Barking station will be closing next week.

Could you come up with a better name for a gritter than Gritty McGritface?

Families flocked to Barking Riverside for a community fireworks display.

Eight members of the same family will be taking on Saint Francis Hospice’s Santathon challenge in memory of a relative.

The mother of Beniamin Pieknyi has told how her family will “never be whole again” following the 21-year-old’s murder.

Young dancers took to the streets to perform a tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Marks Gate Junior School has continued to be rated good by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

Could you support a vulnerable adult and look after them in your own home?

Counter terror officers have arrested a man in east London.

Almost 60 years after his untimely death, the legacy of Buddy Holly lives on.

Three cars and a van have been involved in a crash in Dagenham.

Commuters are facing rush hour disruption following a signal failure between Limehouse and Barking.

A Barking arts organisation has received a £500,000 grant to improve its facilites.

Santa is set to come to the streets of Dagenham - and he won’t be alone.

A Dagenham school has been crowned school of the year after being recognised for the opportunities it provides.

Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.

“London is moving east. We’re already there and everyone has to follow.”

Two gang members from Dagenham and Romford are among nine to be banned from making drill rap videos, wearing hoodies and riding bikes in a bid to crack down on crime.

Two consultations into the redevelopment of Central Park are set to go ahead.

Five years on from the closure of Barking’s White Horse pub, the site could finally be set for redevelopment - in the shape of a 22-storey block of flats.

Five teenagers from Ilford have been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Chadwell Heath.

Detectives investigating an assault outside a pub that left a man with recurrent headaches have released CCTV footage in a bid to find his attacker.

Pupils from two secondary schools organised their own summit to mark world mental health day.

Are you unemployed and looking for work, or fed up in your job and wanting a change?

Free activities are taking place across Barking and Dagenham today (Wednesday) to mark world mental health day.

Plans for a £7 million redevelopment of Parsloes Park are a step closer thanks to a £500,000 cash boost from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Four police officers have been hurt, one seriously, in Barking and Dagenham today.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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.

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