A family man’s 30-year career at Ford’s is over after hardcore pornographic images involving a snake, a horse and a Great Dane were found on his work laptop.

Leader of the Council Councillor Darren Rodwell, having his legs waxed for White Ribbon Day
Darren, with therapist Aiva Ivanovieme..

Cllr Darren Rodwell found himself in a hairy situation yesterday when he had his legs waxed.

Brendon Smith, 31, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Chigwell. [Picture: Essex Police]

Police are hunting a man last known to living in Dagenham over a burglary.

Police are searching for Ricky Brown

Police are searching for a Dagenham man wanted in connection with a number of offences, including slapping a woman across the face.

Scott Pope (centre) was runner-up in the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Awards. He received his award from Ron Mills (chair of Jack Petchey) and  Liz Johnson (triple Paralympic medallist)

A deaf teenager who overcame his disability through sport has been presented with an award by a Paralympic medallist.

Yesterday, 16:32
Council tax support could be reduced

Council tax support could be capped at 75 per cent under changes being considered to boost the Town Hall’s income.

Yesterday, 13:48
Barry Painter (left) was reunited with his old army friend Clive Patterson after more than 50 years of searching

Fifty-six years may have faded the matching tattoos two friends had inked on their arms together, but half a century on their memories are still vivid.


Barking player-coach Ben Lloyd knows if they have aspirations of making the top six in London One North they have to be winning Saturday’s home encounter against local rivals Romford & Gidea Park

Bradley Goldberg has joined Bristol Rovers on loan for a month. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge have sent Bradley Goldberg on loan to Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers.

West Ham's Carlton Cole (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Forward confident ahead of trip to Merseyside and pleased to see Andy Carroll back

Robert Clack's year eight rugby squad face the camera

Players visit Dagenham School for special training

Mauro Zarate of West Ham  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told forward Mauro Zarate he must improve in order to get back into the first team picture at Upton Park.

Yesterday, 15:30
Barking's Ryan Creed was back in the goals after he had a penalty saved recently against Ilford (pic; Terry Gilbert)

London Bari visit Mayesbrook this weekend before Barking have a quarter-final tie

Yesterday, 14:58
May & Baker in discussion (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

Yarrow’s men won the crunch battle at the top of Essex One and are expecting another tough match with Canvey on Saturday



With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

Yesterday, 12:45
Restless! Reckless! And Reviled! Untamed Youth, The Original Rebels Of Rock'N'Roll

Plenty of lesser-known nuggets and curios from the birth of rock’n’roll, scattered among the big hitters in a great-value set.

Mon, 11:30
Simple Minds - Big Music

Scots synth titans go through the motions on their new studio LP.

Mon, 08:16
Patrick Monahan (right) with Jason Manford (left) after winning the live final of ITV1's Show Me the Funny in 2011 (picture: PA Wire)

“When I first started out, there were maybe two or three gigs in the whole distance between Newcastle and Leeds,” recalls Patrick Monahan ahead of his headline performance at Mecca Dagenham.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

Signed to Sufjan Stephens’ label on the back of an internet-enabled word-of-mouth explosion just last year, it’s hard to believe these Indianapolis-born sisters are still just teenagers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

Fourth album for indie stalwarts loses some grit while setting misery in both the gaunt and the grand.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Bear's Den - Islands

Following two well-received EPs in 2012 and 2013, London outfit Bear’s Den decamp to Crouch End’s Church Studios to polish their poignant, philosophical folk-pop for their debut proper. uniting neighbours in Barking & Dagenham

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The celebrity chef is embroiled in a bitter dispute over the contract for the lease of one of his restaurants.

The Labour MP has apologised after posting a photo of a house draped with three red-and-white Cross of St George flags on the day of the Rochester and Strood by-election.

It’s all part of a Nato training exercise.

Two Typhoons and a Tornado jet flew over RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to mark the tour by the royal couple.

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