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A group of aspiring lawyers from Barking and Dagenham College took part in a mock murder case to develop their arguing skills.

The number of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted has decreased in the past year.

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Pet owners in Dagenham are being taught how to make a dog’s dinner of their Christmas grub.

08:48

A woman whose tumble dryer caught fire after exploding late at night had to leave her bungalow in the early hours of this morning.

08:09

A campaign to tackle food waste and homelessness in the borough this winter has been launched.

Yesterday, 15:18

A 19-year-old has been rushed to hospital after a suspected noxious substance attack at Barking and Dagenham College.

Yesterday, 13:06

A man “crushed” between a barge and a jetty in Dagenham has been rushed to hospital.

Yesterday, 11:51

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched a ‘Wall of Shame’ to identify culprits caught on camera committing fly-tipping.

Yesterday, 10:00

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

Sport

10:00

Daggers custodian recorded third straight shutout at Bluebirds after becoming a dad on Wednesday

Yesterday, 17:30

Darting royalty Dennis Priestley, Martin Adams and Bobby George have stepped up to the oche in the fight against prostate cancer, attending an exclusive event at a pub that has signed up as a Men United Arms venue in London.

Yesterday, 16:00

The latest news from the Toshi Kazoku Judokwai club

Yesterday, 13:00

Lakeside Hammers fans can grab the perfect Christmas present – a full season of Championship speedway.

Yesterday, 12:00

Barking Road Runners braved the wintry weather to keep fitness levels up at the weekend.

Yesterday, 10:00

Daggers beat Bluebirds 1-0 with Morgan Ferrier scoring the winner in National League clash

Mon, 17:30

Barking boss Justin Gardner can’t praise his squad enough after they made it 12 league matches unbeaten as they fought back to beat Maldon & Tiptree 2-1.

He may be 32, but the Argentinian defender is still showing he can live with the best in the Premier League

Mon, 16:00

Dagenham 88 Runners had a quieter weekend than normal, with the annual Santathon for St Francis Hospice being cancelled.

Entertainment

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Barking community group hopes to inspire children to think inside the box.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Were you one of the lucky people to see a fleet of hot air balloons cruising over Dagenham on Sunday morning?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Boogie rockers Status Quo have had more than 60 hits and become legends in the music industry. Now a tribute band are bringing the magic to Hornchurch.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“We had what I would call a ‘council estate of mind’. Our benchmark for success was how impressive the local drug dealer’s car was, or which of the native gang members had the most respect.”

Monday, May 15, 2017

The legacy of a corrupt 19th century magistrate’s crimes against the East End’s poorest was exposed in a book talk at the Wanstead Tap.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A fast-moving roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s is coming to Barking.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The world’s first and finest Bon Jovi tribute is coming to put on a show in Barking.

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