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Despite living in one of the biggest cities in the world, thousands of children from Barking and Dagenham have been able to have adventures in the great outdoors, thanks to a country house nestled near the Brecon Beacons.

It has been revealed that the suspects in yesterday’s ‘noxious substance’ attack at Sydney Russell school are all youngsters.

The scene of a savage stabbing in Castle Green has been closed off by police as new evidence comes to light.

An grime artist has put a call out for people from Barking and Dagenham to star in his latest music video this weekend.

Imagine this: you’re in a public place, and you realise you need the loo. You’re incontinent, so you use the nappy you’re wearing, then make your way to the toilets to change it. But unlike a baby, you can’t lie on the changing table whilst your parent or carer makes you clean and dry. You’re too big for it. But what’s the alternative?

Bird-fanciers are clashing with other residents and the Council over the borough’s most historic site.

A chilling video shows the moment that a grandfather had his precious Ford retirement watch stolen in a distraction theft.

The body of a woman has been found in the River Thames in the Dagenham Dock area.

A shisha bar on Green Lane has been raided by the council as it fights to enforce the smoking ban.

Poundland is often seen as a good chance to grab a bargain –but it’s offered something even better to one young man.

A group of college students are spending two weeks getting valuable work experience on the Greek holiday island of Crete on the prestigious Erasmus exchange programme.

Eyewitnesses reported “carnage” at Barking station this morning as a fight broke out and a man had a corrosive substance thrown at him.

A hardy group of school staff have raised over £1,400 by braving freezing February weather overnight.

Kevin Cook met his wife Jill through the Barking and Dagenham Post in 1979. Now, 38 years later, they’re sharing their love story in its pages.

A victim was rushed to hospital after police officers found him lying injured on the pavement in Barking town centre on Friday afternoon.

Thirty people are going to ‘sleep rough’ on a rooftop to raise money for homeless people.

A community came together to celebrate the life of Dagenham grandfather Clem Roberts this weekend.

Two women have died in a fire at a home in Dagenham this morning.

The former Barking and Becontree Synagogue site could be bought by the council and developed into housing.

A man in his twenties has died after a motorcycle accident in Dagenham.

The family of a man who was beaten to death are planning a party to raise money for his funeral and to celebrate his life.

A car overturned near the Lodge Avenue roundabout by the A13 flyover this afternoon, trapping a man inside.

Care home residents have been left upset after the chickens they were given to replace ones that were stolen were killed by a fox.

A family friend of a grandad who was beaten to death days before Christmas is fundraising to help pay for his funeral.

Three people who were arrested on suspicion of beating a grandfather to death in Dagenham in a row over a set of keys have been released on bail.

These are the first pictures of grandad Clemuth Roberts who was killed in a fight yesterday, just days before Christmas.

Thousands of children have taken part in Margaret Hodge’s annual Christmas card competition.

Visitors were treated to an unusual sight at a police station open day – a cell transformed into Santa’s grotto.

A 60-year-old man was killed in a fight this afternoon.

Philanthropic law students have been rewarded with training from top barristers.

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