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Qingqing Rao, aged 29, remains in a critical condition after being stabbed in Dagenham Picture: Met Police

Police will tonight patrol the scene of a brutal stabbing as a 29-year-old woman remains in critical condition.

Some of the blunt and dirty tools used to carry out FGM (Pic credit: Sala Lewis/Irish Aid via PA)

There were 95 newly-discovered cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) of women living in Barking and Dagenham recorded in just one year.

MC Flamezee writes and performs gritty, political songs about east London. PICTURE: Moss Media

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

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The Stylist's Room team celebrate 25 years in business. From left, Charlotte Pickton, Musa Basim, Gina Acton, Nicole Hicks and Jonathan Carlholto.

A salon which has shaped countless heads of hair will be celebrating a quarter of a century in business.

Kemi teaches people in Barking and Dagenham to create mementos from clothing Picture: Paul Bennett

Creative director of the Sew London Project Kemi Oloyede, 50, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps preserve important memories by upcycling families’ sentimental objects in outreach classes

10:18
Matthew Hopkins, who oversees healthcare in the borough, has been listed as one of the top 50 chief executives.

The leading figure for overseeing health provision in the area has been recognised for his “patient first” approach.

Fay Hough is championing a petition to get more changing facilities in toilets for adults and children like her son Bowie who has autism

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?

Unmesh Desai, GLA member for City and East, joined the celebration of Barking and Dagenham's disbaled people Picture: London Assembly

An Assembly Member has spoken of the importance of disabled people in society after attending an afternoon tea for those with learning difficulties.

Yesterday, 10:10
Terry Vernege is wanted by police

Police have today named a man they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Dagenham.

Sport

26 minutes ago
Barking Road Runners face the camera at the latest South Essex Cross-Country League meeting

Members make their mark at cross-country event

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Dagenham 88 Runners at their latest South Essex Cross-Country League meeting

Squad combine to claim cross-country honours

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Barking's Joe Pearman on the attack against Sporting Bengal (pic Terry Gilbert)

Blues boss happy to edge closer to title with success over strugglers

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Connor Brown of Guiseley AFC and Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers captain backs squad to hit back immediately as winning run comes to an abrupt halt

Yesterday, 09:08
Barking score one of their five goals against Sporting Bengal (pic Terry Gilbert)

Sporting Bengal 3 Barking 5

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Corey Whitely (middle) of Dagenham & Redbridge is sent off by referee Antony Coggins against Guiseley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager far from happy with forward’s dismissal in loss to Guiseley

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Jordan Preston of Guiseley and Andre Boucaud of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Hawkins 90+2) Guiseley 2 (Preston 12, 52)

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers likely to stick with same XI that triumphed at Southport last weekend

Friday, February 17, 2017
Andre Boucaud of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers heavy favourites to tame Lions this weekend, but Trinidad & Tobago international expects a difficult encounter

Entertainment

Friday, February 10, 2017
Kenny Thomas

Multi-platinum selling artist Kenny Thomas is reliving his prime by getting back up on stage.

Sunday, February 5, 2017
Murder mystery

Ditch the romantic dates and cute gestures and do something a bit different this Valentine’s weekend – solve a murder mystery.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Totally Take That tribute band

They may not rule the world, but a Take That tribute band is looking to conquer the bingo hall.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Spoken not Stirred

Recite a favourite tale or perform your own material at an open mic night.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Romeo and Juliet

One of William Shakespeare’s classic plays is returning to the stage as a ballet.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Upbeat Beatles

Forget A Day in The Life, when you could have an evening of endless classics from The Beatles.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Bobby (Lorne MacFadyen) with wife Tina (Michelle Keegan) Picture. ITV Press Centre

When England won the World Cup in July 1966, West Ham captain Bobby Moore became a national hero.

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