A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of dawn raids in which more than 50 people were rescued.

Lawyers for the families of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a landmark ruling holding police liable for serious failings in their investigations.

A teenage cadet who is among his unit’s most committed members despite juggling studying and a part-time job has received a Jack Petchey Award.

A woman from Barking who kept dogs and puppies in dirty makeshift kennels has been handed a suspended sentence.

Pupils at Riverside School are set to benefit from additional buses with an extension of the EL3.

Barking and Dagenham is home to two of Britain’s most dangerous roads, new research has revealed.

Dagenham-born singer Sandie Shaw said she was thrilled to be honoured at Buckingham Palace as she collected her MBE.

A mobile cancer support service will be visiting Dagenham from today.

Police are investigating after a teenager was left with ‘possibly life-changing injuries’ after being shot in the neck on the Gascoigne estate.

Police investigating the death of Hasan Ozcan have appealed for anyone who saw a group loitering in Abbey Road shortly before the teenager was stabbed to come forward.

In 1918, women were given the right to vote for the first time.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge is holding a public meeting to discuss policing and crime in the borough.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham has formally reopened Saint Francis Hospice’s newly-refurbished charity shop.

Pupils and staff have celebrated the official launch of their new school building.

A midwife who helped a mum through a high-risk birth has won an award for her care and support.

A new cycle route will link Ilford to Barking Riverside, the mayor of London has announced.

The first cohort of GCSE pupils at Riverside School performed well above average, new figures have revealed.

The story of a woman who managed to save 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust is being told at Barking Town Hall.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the next generation.

Hundreds of Santas are set to hit the streets for charity - just a week before Easter.

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a property in Dagenham.

These are the first purple Elizabeth line roundels installed ahead of the line’s official opening in December.

Women in Barking and Dagenham are being urged to attend regular cervical cancer screening appointments.

There was no evidence to suggest that a three-month-old baby whose death was staged on a bus in Stratford “would experience serious physical harm” despite a series of warning signs, a serious case review has found.

A four-year-old girl who was found in Spain after going missing with her mum has returned to England.

A four-year-old girl from Barking who went missing with her mum during the summer has been found in Spain.

There’s good news for commuters, as the Barking to Gospel Oak line is due to reopen on Monday.

There were 264 acid attacks carried out across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in the last three years, new figures have shown.

Former Doctor Who stars Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred will be among a host of famous faces signing autographs at the Barking Learning Centre.


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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