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Education director Helen Jenner was impressed with Barking pupils' poetic potential

Young poetry fans were praised in a visit from the director of education, who congratulated them on besting rival pupils in a public reading.

Yesterday, 13:00
Michael Ochwa, director of Barking charity Mercy Worldwide

Mercy Worldwide director Michael Ochwa, 43, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he embodies the message of the Gospel by helping the vulnerable

Yesterday, 09:00
Stephanie Wong (13) with her winning design for an invention competition

A budding engineer has won an award for her cunning gadget designed to solve the problem of her messy teenage bedroom.

Fri, 16:46
Lodge Avenue will be partially closed

Essential roadworks are closing a section of a main road for a fortnight.

Fri, 13:59
Tony Gale

Next week marks 50 years since England won the World Cup – so what better way to celebrate than with a football extravaganza?

Fri, 13:19
Liza Vallance, from Studio 3 Arts, Thomas Vandecasteele, Operations Director, Bouygues UK, Cllr Ashraf, Deputy Leader, LBBD, Trevor Burns, Exec Director of Development and Sales, East Thames, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader, LBBD

The second phase of the regeneration of a housing estate has been given approval.

Fri, 07:00
Councillors and entrepreneurs celebrate the CIC launch at Barking Enterprise Centre on Wednesday

A thriving business hub is going solo after becoming an independent company.

Thu, 18:30
Plaistow resident Hussain Hussein, 18, was sentenced to a sixteen-week prison term, suspended for 12 months, for carrying a  knife in a public place.

An 18-year-old has avoided jail after carrying a 22cm combat knife in public.

Thu, 17:24
c2c trains are severely delayed this evening

Passengers travelling with c2c should check before boarding their trains after a number services are being delayed or cancelled.

Sport

Yesterday, 18:29
Dagenham & Redbridge centre back Luke Pennell (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager down to bare bones at back after defender ruled out for much of season

Yesterday, 16:51
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Friendly: Bishop’s Stortford 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 5

Fri, 10:30
Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers face another friendly at Bishop’s Stortford less than 48 hours after beating Dunstable

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge goes on the charge at Thurrock

Friendly: Dunstable Town 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 5

Thu, 15:00
Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Elliot Justham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016-17 season

Thu, 14:00
Action from Dagenham & Redbridge's 5-0 win at Waltham Abbey (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Would-be investor watches Daggers’ clash with Abbots in company of current chairman Dave Bennett

Thu, 10:00
Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Side on the road after draw made for county competition

Thu, 09:00
Thomas McCurtains enjoyed glorious weather at their annual fun day on Saturday

A round-up of the latest new from the Goodmayes club

Wed, 16:00
Barking Road Runners' Robert Courtier, Natalie Traylen, Rak Sandu and Andy Hiller at the Great Newham Run

A round-up of the latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

Entertainment

Fri, 13:59
Tony Gale

Next week marks 50 years since England won the World Cup – so what better way to celebrate than with a football extravaganza?

Fri, 11:00
Unity UK dance crew

Got to Dance finalists Unity UK will be showing exactly why they made the final of the Sky 1 talent show at the Broadway Theatre.

Tue, 11:30
Pete Lacey performing at Stanford Festival

Reggae DJ Pete Lacey can’t wait to mix some classics at the iconic Dagenham Roundhouse.

Friday, July 15, 2016
The show ran from Tuesday to Sunday last week Picture: Mark Sepple

A theatre group which brought Shakespeare to the streets has been hailed a success.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Baby-faced star Aaron Floyd

A singing sensation aged just 14 years old says that he’s “so excited” to be gracing the same stage as Peter Andre and Alesha Dixon at a two-day music event over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Friday, July 15, 2016
The cast Paul Spires, Steve Owles and Warren Palmer.

Can the friendship between three alpha male die-hard Hammers fans survive when one of them comes out as transgender?

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Andrew Bello has got a lot of love for Barking. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

The town centre will star in a music video after a singer decided it was the perfect location to showcase his new song.

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