Health commissioners in Barking and Dagenham are under investigation by a government watchdog.

'Old People Welfare' - The picture being used in the caption competition

Those who remember the borough’s merger 50 years ago might also recall a man with a camera flashing away at every town event.

Police are appealing for information after an attack in Dagenham

Police are appealing for information after an attack on two teenagers on July 22.

The sports day encouraged healthy living for disabled residents

More than 20 activities across 10 venues marked this year’s borough-wide Learning Disability Week.

Yesterday, 18:57
Tony Fransham and other residents of Ripple Court in Barking have been complaining of drainage problems.

Council tenants are kicking up a stink over a drainage problem that refuses to go away.

Yesterday, 17:15
Cllr Darren Rodwell next to the Bobby Moore Way road sign

Today marks the 49th anniversary of England’s last world cup win – thanks to Barking’s Bobby Moore and Dagenham’s Alf Ramsey, of course.

Yesterday, 17:01
Governer Peter Harris has quit over plans to develop green belt land in Barking & Dagenham College into homes

A Barking & Dagenham College governor has quit after campaigning against the college’s plans to convert its car park into 125 homes.



Big year for London 2012 medalist

The Essex FA are holding triald for their girls' Player Development Centre (pic:

Latest news from the Essex FA

Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Australian ace visits with Swindon

Latest news from pre-season

Friendly joy for Motormen

Ben Foden is an Emirates ambassador for Rugby (pic: Marcus Mays)

England star and airline looking for World Cup flag bearers

Enner Valencia of West Ham (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Slaven Bilic saw his 10-man West Ham let slip a two-goal lead and was sent to the stands on Thursday night - but he was left worried by a potentially serious injury to Enner Valencia.


Experience the best that the east has to offer without even leaving the borough at the Family Cultural Mela on next Saturday.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Head down to Barking Riverside and join the circus

Ever felt like running away with the circus? Well now’s your chance to experience what it would be like, as a big top rolls into town to take over the Barking Riverside next weekend.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Geraldine Pilgrim

An acclaimed artist is bringing her talent for transforming buildings and landscapes to an iconic industrial site in Dagenham East.

Friday, July 17, 2015
The astro football pitch at Robert Clack School

Don’t let the summer holidays get boring – Robert Clack Leisure Centre in Dagenham is hosting holiday activities to entertain your youngsters.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Artist, Stuart Cohen with his paintings

Artist Stuart Cohen is heading back to the borough where he worked at his father’s clothing factory in the 1970s, to put on his own art exhibition.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Verity Jane-Keefe outside her Mobile Museum

Rock stars, celebrities and tourists traditionally tour on buses but now its time for a museum to set off on tour.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Theatre company Dizzy ODare will be performing The Wonderful World of Mr E

Fancy seeing some great music, circus, dance and theatre acts all without even having to leave the borough?

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