A Barking primary school is celebrating a year of unprecedented sporting success after its teams picked up a host of awards and trophies over the school year.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has criticised two major supermarket chains over pay disputes with their employees.

Fraudulent blue badge use is being clamped down on by Barking and Dagenham Council, with several badges being seized last week.

The council is searching for Ford workers involved in the strike of 1968 strike to invite them to an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the walkout.

A Labour councillor who is embroiled in a scandal over allegedly not declaring a rental property in Barking owned by her husband has been suspended by her party.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to fund a new cycle path and a nature reserve.

Further strike action at the Tesco distribution centre in Dagenham has been postponed after both sides agreed to further negotiations in a dispute over pay.

A school in Dagenham celebrated the royal wedding in an unusual way - by staging a simulation with lookalike teachers in front of pupils, parents and teachers.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the murder of Abrabhman Juma to come forward.

A mother who was involved in a car crash while driving with her children on board has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

Two students at Barking and Dagenham College were named among the best in their borough last night.

Pensioners at the Golden Years club had an early Royal Wedding celebration at their weekly meet-up.

Barking and Dagenham Council has given its 42 apprentices a pay rise worth up to £10,000.

The rainbow flag was raised above Barking Town Hall this afternoon to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Workers at Tesco’s distribution centre in Dagenham are to commence a 24-hour strike at 10pm over a pay dispute.

Students at Barking and Dagenham College have been given a window into the world of advertising.

Trading standards have warned elderly residents to be on the lookout for scammers after an 80-year-old woman was scammed in Dagenham.

The A13 is gridlocked between Wennington and Barking this morning.

The council leader is urging people to do their shopping at the market to ensure they “don’t quietly disappear from our capital”.

Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has reshuffled his cabinet following the local elections just over a week ago.

A talented student has won the trip of a lifetime to China.

Pupils at a Barking school have been taking part in an initiative to identify exploding stars.

College students gave up their bank holiday to help clear the lake in Mayesbrook Park.

Valence House is to offer visitors the opportunity to experience life in different eras, from 2000BC to the present day.

A free bus tour of Barking and Dagenham’s historic landmarks and future development sites.

London Fire Brigade were called out to 56 garden fires in Barking and Dagenham last year, new figures reveal.

The Conservatives have vowed to scrutinise the work of Barking and Dagenham Council despite failing to win any seats in last week’s election.

A man assaulted yesterday in Dagenham remains in a critical condition after he was assaulted in Lodge Avenue yesterday afternoon.

A Barking and Dagenham College student has scooped a national education award in recognition of his diligent approach to his course.

A man was stabbed in Chadwell Heath last night.


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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