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A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

A headteacher who leads assemblies with a music hall twist and creates termly podcasts is in the running to be named the best headteacher in the country.

Spoken word, singing, dancing and acting were some of skills showed off by youngsters in Barking.

A dog was found dead after a flat fire forced 18 people to flee its flames.

Bouncy castles, farm animals and carousels were just some of the activities enjoyed by visitors to N&C’s St George’s family fun day.

Months of hard work and training all paid off as runners raced their way round the capital in the London marathon yesterday.

A boy was arrested this morning after police were told a “knife” had been brought into a classroom.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

A rogue landlord has been fined a second time for renting out illegal bedsits in Dagenham.

Youngsters organised a fun day on their estate to bring together the whole community.

Expect delays on the A406 North Circular Road due do an ongoing blaze in a scrap yard which broke out this morning.

A Dagenham school has clinched victory in a nationwide debating competition – witnessed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

Around 100 firefighters are currently tackling a huge fire at a warehouse in Dagenham.

Skye Sandhu-Nelson, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she went from homeless teenager to empowering disabled people as project co-ordinator at the Independent Living Agency

Karen Privett, a self-described “complete novice runner,” will tackle this year’s London Marathon in support of Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Commuters said goodbye to an Underground classic today on its final journey through London.

A former X Factor star was just one of a number of celebrities involved in a special visit to Disneyland Paris for disadvantaged youngsters.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Barking

Poundworld will be opening a new branch in Dagenham next week.

An angler from Romford has been fined for illegally fishing in Dagenham.

This is the scene of devastation following a road smash in the early hours of this morning that resulted in the arrest of two suspected car thieves.

A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

A Barking landlord who rented out filthy flats in an illegal extension that were likened to a ‘Rio slum’ has been ordered to pay £235,649.

A biker has been taken to hospital after this morning after a collision between a motorcycle and a car at Movers Lane.

Families are set to enjoy a whole host of fun at N&C’s St George’s fun day.

Crime & Court

A boy was arrested this morning after police were told a “knife” had been brought into a classroom.

Mon, 15:37

A rogue landlord has been fined a second time for renting out illegal bedsits in Dagenham.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

An angler from Romford has been fined for illegally fishing in Dagenham.

Health

Yesterday, 20:21

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A GP practice lagging behind the national average on care plans for schizophrenics and people with dementia was rated as “requires improvement”.

Environment

Monday, April 10, 2017

Poor planning has been blamed for parking “anarchy” and “chaos” as residents brand developers’ efforts a “complete failure”.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The first ever injunction banning gypsies and travellers from setting up camp on sites across the borough was granted by the High Court.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Catchy pop may not spring to mind when you consider where to ditch your yoghurt pot.

Politics

Mon, 16:06

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

Education

Yesterday, 14:41

A headteacher who leads assemblies with a music hall twist and creates termly podcasts is in the running to be named the best headteacher in the country.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Dagenham school has clinched victory in a nationwide debating competition – witnessed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Figures out today show children in Barking and Dagenham are the most likely in London to receive a preferred primary school place for September.

Heritage

Monday, April 17, 2017

Titanic: The world knows the name, and it conjures up thoughts of a vast white ship, heartbreaking last embraces, and a Celine Dion soundtrack.

Friday, April 14, 2017

A cross-border friendship based on thirteen hooks, six rubber rings and a wooden board will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Easter.

Monday, March 20, 2017

One of east London’s most famous daughters, Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday today.

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