A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

Soon, you’ll be able to top up your Oyster card wherever you are, using your smartphone.

A man who was just trying to sell his old mobile had a terrifying ordeal last night.

Dame Margaret Hodge’s review into the controversial Garden Bridge has come under scrutiny.

The company behind BAD Cola and Going Picking afternoons is hoping to raise £12,500 in just a month to create a new home in the Barking Pavilion.

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

Five men have been arrested today on suspicion of selling “spice” after raids in Dagenham, Ilford, Westminster and Lambeth.

The Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick urged moped and scooter riders to double lock them to help keep them safe on Friday.

Barking and Dagenham Council has confirmed that none of its housing blocks have the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower.

A man from east London was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in a dawn raid this morning.

It’s become a national tradition to take your dog with you when you vote, and now even the candidates are getting in on the act.

After six weeks of campaigning, election day is finally here and you have your chance to vote for your local MP.

We’ve got an interactive map of all the polling stations in Barking and Dagenham to help you vote in the general election.

Large metal sheets are falling from the roof of a block of flats, and the Fire Brigade are warning people to stay away.

After the revelation that two of the London Bridge terror attackers came from Barking, the Met have revealed that the third man shot dead by police was also from east London.

A girl from Dagenham who has been missing for over a week could be in Newham, police believe.

The twelve people arrested in Sunday’s terror raids, including those from the Elizabeth Fry flats in King’s Road, have all been released without charge.

Protesters descended on Barking station this morning to demonstrate against train timetable changes.

An expat from Dagenham is trying to track down the family of his late friend as he tries to write a book about his extraordinary life.

For children today. “hopping” means jumping on one leg, but for older readers the word conjures up memories of working in the hopfields in Kent over the summer holidays.

A biker has been taken to hospital after this morning after a collision between a motorcycle and a car at Movers Lane.

Barking is hosting a celebration of women in film on Friday, featuring speakers involved in Beauty and the Beast, The Crown, Broadchurch and Guerilla.

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 23, and as it’s one of the largest mass participation events in the world, there’s going to be a fair bit of travel disruption - but don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the road closures.

Titanic: The world knows the name, and it conjures up thoughts of a vast white ship, heartbreaking last embraces, and a Celine Dion soundtrack.

It’s one of London’s biggest events, and it feels like we all know someone who is taking part this year, so here’s our round-up of the best places to cheer up the runners at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Students at Gascoigne primary school in Barking have staged a huge protest after hearing that part of their school was to be bulldozed to make way for more flats.

The teenager who was shot in the head in St Ann’s on Sunday evening has been officially named by police as David Adegbite.

It’s sadly an all–too–common occurrence: hitting it off with someone in a bar, then they do or say something that makes you feel vulnerable and unsafe. Now a campaign has been launched to help people discretely ask for help from bar staff before the situation escalates.


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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