Pupils from five Dagenham primary schools have been treated to a special ballet performance - and are set to learn to dance themselves.
Barking Market will be marking its revamp with a day full of family fun.
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The 1910s and 1940s were defined by wars. The 70s had power shortages. The 80s the wars on drugs started.
A grandfather’s battle with stage four lung cancer has inspired his daughter and two granddaughters to cut their hair in an event to raise funds for a charity.
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Artist and Dagenham resident for 30 years, Desiree Ntolo speaks about her passion for the borough, the need to look out for the less fortunate and fly-tipping
Drivers using Lodge Avenue and Ripple Road are being warned to expect delays this weekend due to emergency gas works.
Firefighters have freed a woman trapped in her car following a crash in Barking.
Essex club saw four-game unbeaten run end with defeat at Spitfires
Lakeside Hammers face a 14-point deficit after the first leg of their KO Cup quarter-final having lost 52-38 at Peterborough on Sunday.
Essex travel to the Kia Oval to face Surrey on Monday in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season that pits the 2017 champions with their 2018 equals.
The Hammers hold the Blues in London derby showdown by Yarmolenko miss will haunt them
Barking were left empty-handed after being edged out by Maldon & Tiptree at Mayesbrook Park on Saturday.
National League: Eastleigh 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0
Barking manager Justin Gardner has piled the pressure on Maldon & Tiptree by saying they have to win their Bostik North match this weekend.
Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain on their playing staff until the conclusion of the 2020 season.
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An award winning play by the National Theatre has been adapted specifically for children and will be performed in schools in Dagenham and Havering.
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.
Dagenham residents are part of a new initiative that has helped to transformed them from amateurs into a ‘true theatrical company’.
Arts and craft sessions are returning to the Marks Gate estate this summer.
An outdoor cinema screening of classic film Jason and the Argonauts has taken place in Dagenham.
The Unthanks have been announced as the Sunday headliners of the Barking Folk Festival.
A casting company boss is looking for a woman who has never acted before to star in a BBC funded feature film.
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The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.
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