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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is coming to Dagenham - and residents are being given the opportunity to quiz him.

Following a spate of rip-offs by cowboy builders, elderly residents are being warned by the council to be vigilant against rogue door-to-door traders.

There was gridlock on the roads in Barking this morning after a collision between a motorcycle, a bus and a lorry on Movers Lane.

A Barking man has been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Daniel Adger, from South Ockendon in Essex.

Work began today on the £2 million 50-metre swimming pool at Dagenham’s Becontree Leisure Centre.

Dagenham and Rainham MP has criticised the Boundary Commission’s proposals to alter the current constituency boundaries.

A creative week of dance and drama will be provided for the borough’s young people during half term in Barking by Studio 3 Arts.

After more than £50 million worth of gold and jewellery was stolen in London last year, the Met is warning people to be vigilant against the theft of gold during Diwali.

Barking and Dagenham is the most poverty-stricken London borough, a major report into the issue has found.

After a string of complaints, the police and Barking and Dagenham Council are preparing to take “extra measures” to deal with antisocial behaviour in Barking town centre.

MPs, council leaders and campaigners assembled at Redbridge Town Hall to protest against the planned closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

“My grandparents used to live down there. My parents’ first house was just here. My aunt and uncle used to live in that house on the corner. For me, this is personal.”

Advice, support and neck massages were laid on for hundreds of people who wanted to learn more about mental health in Barking yesterday as part of World Mental Health Day.

Almost a third of Barking and Dagenham’s household waste is now recycled, but the borough still lags well behind the national average, latest council figures reveal.

“Acid” thrown in anger during a road rage incident has left a man injured in Barking this afternoon.

Over 5,000 signatures were delivered to City Hall today as Jon Cruddas MP handed in his petition objecting to controversial plans to close Dagenham’s only police station.

Police are investigating a suspected rape which happened in the early hours of this morning near the railway tracks in Barking.

This week marks the 80th birthday of the Civic Centre - and residents are being asked to share their memories of the Grade II listed building.

A landlord who illegally converted a Barking home into seven studio flats has been fined £100,000.

A supermarket chain has renamed its tiger bread after a Barking grandmother who made suggestions as to how it could be improved.

A Dagenham headteacher has won a London-wide award in recognition of his school’s achievements in supporting pupils who start off behind their peers.

A road traffic accident has closed London Road and Linton Road in Barking town centre.

A family involved in a horrific car crash on the way to pick up a birthday cake for a 4-year-old family member’s birthday party are shaken but okay, their family say.

A “mental health marketplace” is being held on World Mental Health Day to help people suffering with mental illness find and hold down jobs.

A police operation has revealed an unnamed major retailer in the borough was willing to sell a knife to someone underage.

Thursday’s strike by Underground drivers has been called off.

The number of stop and searches in Barking and Dagenham is decreasing at a time when it is being lauded as an effective crime prevention tactic by top officials, Met figures reveal.

Hindus celebrating the Navratri Bathukama festival lit up Barking Town Square last week with a colourful display of traditional dress, food and dancing.

Armed police have descended on Dagenham Heathway after a “lunatic” attacker stabbed a man in broad daylight and chased him down the road, covered in his victim’s blood.

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