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12:00

Cakes were baked, hot drinks brewed and chins wagged for a good cause at a Barking school.

Five years on from the closure of Barking’s White Horse pub, the site could finally be set for redevelopment - in the shape of a 22-storey block of flats.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Yesterday, 12:22

Regenerating Dagenham’s Central Park could generate £1.1 million, according to council forecasts.

Yesterday, 12:00

The first phase of shared ownership homes at Barking Riverside which will be London’s first ‘Healthy New Town’ has been launched.

Yesterday, 12:00

I was horrified to discover this week that Barking and Dagenham has the highest number of Year 6 obese children.

Yesterday, 07:46

Good causes selling more than 20 lottery tickets a week will be eligible for a share of a £7,000 community pot, as part of the scheme’s one year anniversary promotion.

Tue, 15:40

Children are using lesson time to discuss Brexit and the Windrush generation following the launch of the Votes for Schools project.

Sport

13:00

Peter Taylor will be praying Dagenham & Redbridge’s trip to Boreham Wood in the FA Cup on Saturday is a welcome break from Vanarama National League action after admitting his team’s start to the season has left him embarrassed.

12:00

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall has praised the efforts of the club for entering the FA Vase let alone progressing into the second round of the competition.

11:00

Dagenham’s Billy Adams looked on course for a medal at the European Junior Championships in Russia, before losing a split decision against an old rival.

08:00

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

Yesterday, 16:00

Dagenham 88 Runners held a special #runandtalk event in honour of World Mental Health Day.

Yesterday, 15:35

Dagenham romped to an emphatic 83-19 win over Bancroft in the Essex Presidents Shield at Central Park on Saturday.

Yesterday, 12:30

West Ham United have suspended youth coach Mark Phillips after he took part in a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), the Premier League club have confirmed.

Yesterday, 12:00

Round four to take place in London in December

Yesterday, 10:00

Daggers have plenty of options to pick from in midfield, with former Dover Athletic man among them

Entertainment

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A teacher at a Barking school was inspired to write a book about inclusion after seeing how much his pupils valued having their unique experiences represented in media.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

We know winter is just around the corner so if you fancy a little sunshine back in your life Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse can make you feel you’re on holiday without having to step on a plane.

Friday, September 21, 2018

An award winning play by the National Theatre has been adapted specifically for children and will be performed in schools in Dagenham and Havering.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dagenham residents are part of a new initiative that has helped to transformed them from amateurs into a ‘true theatrical company’.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Arts and craft sessions are returning to the Marks Gate estate this summer.

Monday, July 2, 2018

An outdoor cinema screening of classic film Jason and the Argonauts has taken place in Dagenham.

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