Barking and Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a national award for the training it provides.

A former Barking Abbey pupils has been named as the victim of a fatal car crash in Beckton.

Five people have been charged in connection with a spree of burglaries of homes in Kent and Essex.

All customer service and travel information on the line will be integrated with TfL’s other services, with daily fare capping for Oyster and contactless applying.

A bold new high-rise vision for Barking town centre that delivers 2,200 new homes was unveiled today in Cannes by the council.

A new young mayor of Barking and Dagenham has been elected.

A new development will see 911 new homes built in riverside location Fresh Wharf in Barking.

There will soon be no permanent drug and alcohol treatment centre in Barking as the only two centres based there face closure.

Barking and Dagenham Council are urging smokers to take the first step towards kicking their habit by taking part in No Smoking Day tomorrow.

An order clamping down on spitting, drinking, urinating and intimidation in the street came into force this morning after residents and businesses complained about anti-social behaviour.

A Dagenham man has today been sentenced to 38 months in prison for causing a serious crash with a stolen car last year.

Over 140 women gathered in Barking Town Hall last night for the launch of Women’s Empowerment Month on International Women’s Day.

Hoardings adorned with the designs of Barking and Dagenham’s youngsters have gone up around the site of the new multi-million pound Parloes Park youth centre development.

A woman from Beckton is starring in the London School of Economics’ performance of Made in Dagenham.

A warehouse workshop is set to be built in Dagenham after receiving £850,000 backing from mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Barking and Dagenham Council made swift use of powers to remove travellers from a retail site in Barking.

Barking and Dagenham has been given a transport award for its work encouraging residents to cycle and walk.

Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has criticsed “ridiculous one-party state” councils as he rallied the party’s local branch ahead of the May elections.

A hit musical star in the West End is among the lineup for this year’s Summer of Festivals programs.

Volunteers looking to create a permanent record of people from Barking and Dagenham who have lost their lives serving in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War are appealing for support.

“Without being in the army or becoming a doctor, there isn’t a better job you can do.”

An Islamic State-inspired preacher has been found guilty of trying to recruit an “army of children” for a series of attacks on high profile London landmarks.

In case you hadn’t noticed, it has been snowing in Barking and Dagenham. Here are a selection of pictures we took of the scenery this morning.

Eastside Community Heritage are offering a traineeship worth £15,000 to a young person living on the Gascoigne Estate, but first need to crowdfund the money for the wages.

A number of schools are closed in Barking and Dagenham today due to the weather conditions.

Essex Police are concerned about the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who is missing from Harlow, who is thought likely to be in Barking.

A Dagenham primary school was forced to cancel plans to distribute 630 potatoes for students to take home and decorate for World Book Day after parents complained that it was a terrible waste of food.

Barking and Dagenham scooped a £160,000 prize at the first London Borough of Culture awards, despite missing out on the top accolade.

There will be a limited service on TfL Rail and London Overground services tonight and tomorrow.

A couple have won £20,000 in damages from Channel 5 for a breach of privacy after footage of them being evicted from their Barking home was broadcast on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!


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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