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Under-18 pregnancies have declined in Barking and Dagenham, but remain the second-highest in London    Picture: PA/Andrew Matthews

There has been a sharp fall in the amount of teenage pregnancies in the borough, new figures have shown.

a 17-year-old from Dagenham has been charged in connection with an unknown substance being thrown over a group at a train station Picture: PA images

A Dagenham teenager has appeared in court charged with three counts of GBH after a harmful liquid was thrown on five people at a train station on Sunday.

Ryan Birkett, a 21-year-old suspected of committing GBH with a harmful fluid in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham Picture: Met Police

Police in Barking and Dagenham are looking for two men suspected of unconnected violent assaults, one involving a knife and the other a noxious liquid.

A row of Sold, For Sale and Let By signs displayed outside houses in east London.

Average house prices in Barking and Dagenham could top £450,000 by 2030 if the current rate of increase continues.

Barking and Dagenham Council overspent by £2.9million in the last financial year

Barking and Dagenham Council spent £2.9million beyond its budget in the last financial year.

Teddy is missing

A family are desperate to see their pet dog returned home after he went missing more than a week ago.

Barking's population set to rise over the next decade

Barking and Dagenham’s population is set to soar by 40,000 over the next 10 years according to the newly released government statistics.

Aleena Asad, six and Aleza Asad, four enjoying the slide at the Islam family fun day at Barking Learning Centre.

Thousands of children were jumping for joy and after scoring in a penalty shoot-out and on bouncy castles at the Barking Learning Centre on Saturday.

stock picture of a fluffy gray beautiful kitten breed scottish-fold

Could a cat re-homing crisis be on its way this summer?

Role players take aim on the archery field

Epic battles, brave warriors and historic weaponry return this weekend for the Valence House Medieval Festival.

a 17-year-old from Dagenham has been charged in connection with an unknown substance being thrown over a group at a train station Picture: PA images

A 17-year-old Dagenham boy has been arrested in relation to an acid attack at a train station which left five teenagers in hospital.

Councillors joined the owner of Dixy Original in Dagenham

A takeaway owner is fearing for his family and business after a “stupid misunderstanding” led to attacks on his shop, racist abuse and threats of arson.

Award winners with council leader Darren Rodwell and Dr Helen Jenner

Young people who would otherwise struggle to travel independently to and from school have been presented with certificates after completing training to overcome the hurdle.

Rubbish dumped on the street in Kilsby Walk in Dagenham

Residents are kicking up a stink over the growing problem of fly-tipping that is blighting many of Barking and Dagenham’s roads.

Northbury Primary School pupils in Barking presented £1,000 to Human Aid

Pupils and parents from Barking donated £1,000 to charity Human Aid UK, after raising the cash in just one hour.

Raj Kumar is urging people in Barking and Dagenham to get help with mental health through Talking Therapies

Your clinical commissioning group’s mental health lead, Raj Kumar, 44, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about the importance of prioritising people who struggle in silence

The overground service won't run from Barking station until February next year

The closure of the Overground will go ahead as scheduled, with Barking commuters set to be affected until February next year.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage kicked off his Brexit bus tour in Dagenham today

Ukip leader Nigel Farage began The Brexit Bus Tour in Dagenham today, an area he says has suffered an “exploding” population.

Becky Warren with daughters Remaya, Brooke and Aaciyah

A dying mum who has raised thousands of pounds to enjoy a final “magical” family holiday says staggering insurance costs means she will have to double her target.

The siting of two bus stops directly opposite one another in Dagenham has been called

Transport for London’s (TfL) siting of two Dagenham bus stops directly opposite one another has been slammed as “ridiculous” amid congestion fears.

From left, mayoress Kira, mayor Eileen and consort Reg Keller

From swapping stories with Bobby Moore’s mum to motherhood on the Gascoigne Estate, the new mayor is made and shaped in Dagenham.

Elise blake

A 12 year old rising star from Chadwell Heath has been cast as Annie for the Annie the musical UK tour.

Iris Jameson reflects on the old Abbey Leisure Centre

It’s poised to be turned into Barking’s only cinema, a few restaurants and 150 flats – but for 19 years Abbey Sports Centre was the town centre base for exercise and fitness.

Enterprise for London has launched its Start & Grow Programme to support and progress aspiring entrepreneurs and new start-ups

Want to see your business bloom?

Salma Khanom, 25, is a graduate of the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) EaGLES programme.

A law student has gone from shaking in her boots to standing tall after taking part in a unique work placement.

Crime & Court

Ryan Birkett, a 21-year-old suspected of committing GBH with a harmful fluid in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham Picture: Met Police

Police in Barking and Dagenham are looking for two men suspected of unconnected violent assaults, one involving a knife and the other a noxious liquid.

Yesterday, 09:59
a 17-year-old from Dagenham has been charged in connection with an unknown substance being thrown over a group at a train station Picture: PA images

A 17-year-old Dagenham boy has been arrested in relation to an acid attack at a train station which left five teenagers in hospital.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Rosemary Thake claimed a range of benefits that she wasn't entitled to, including housing benefit Picture: Joe Giddens/ PA

A “stupid” Dagenham benefit fraud who illegally claimed up to £85,935.34 was spared jail today.

Health

Monday, May 16, 2016
Specialist and patient at a Talking therapy meeting

The NHS is promoting ‘Talking Therapies’ sessions in Barking and Dagenham for people struggling with issues like stress as part of its Mental Health Awareness Week.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Tony Farrugia with protestors at a demonstration over the blood contamination scandal outside Westmisnster in April. Picture: Polly Hancock

A Barking and Dagenham Post campaign calling for justice for victims of the contaminated blood scandal has been nominated for an award recognising the power of local newspapers to lobby for positive change.

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Barking and Dagenham had more than 60 food businesses rated as two or below by the Food Standards Agency (Picture: Olivia Harris/PA Wire)

More than 60 food outlets in Barking and Dagenham have a Food Hygiene Rating score of two or below out of a possible five.

Environment

Tue, 16:00
Rubbish dumped on the street in Kilsby Walk in Dagenham

Residents are kicking up a stink over the growing problem of fly-tipping that is blighting many of Barking and Dagenham’s roads.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Park ranger, Loretta Hoy (far left) with volunteers ready to clean up Barking Park.

Volunteers braved the cold to take part in a spruce up of Barking park on Monday.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Representatives from the three shortlisted groups for a Bags for Help grant raised a glass ahead of voting.

Three community groups which are in the running for a share of £30,000 attended the launch of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme at the Barking superstore.

Politics

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Iris Jameson reflects on the old Abbey Leisure Centre

It’s poised to be turned into Barking’s only cinema, a few restaurants and 150 flats – but for 19 years Abbey Sports Centre was the town centre base for exercise and fitness.

Sadiq Khan spoke to cheers after his election victory was confirmed at City Hall (Picture: London24)

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Dominic Byrne, NUT secretary for Barking and Dagenham

One of the country’s biggest teaching unions has welcomed the government’s U-turn over turning all Barking and Dagenham schools into academies.

Education

Yesterday, 13:00
Role players take aim on the archery field

Epic battles, brave warriors and historic weaponry return this weekend for the Valence House Medieval Festival.

Tue, 18:30
Award winners with council leader Darren Rodwell and Dr Helen Jenner

Young people who would otherwise struggle to travel independently to and from school have been presented with certificates after completing training to overcome the hurdle.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Elise blake

A 12 year old rising star from Chadwell Heath has been cast as Annie for the Annie the musical UK tour.

Heritage

Sunday, May 15, 2016
One of the pictures on display at Dagenham Heathway station

Striking images which sum up life on the Becontree estate are now on display at local Underground stations.

Monday, May 9, 2016
Wei Du was surprised to see this search result

It’s Dagenham – but not as you’ve ever seen it before.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Barking & Dagenham Cub scouts salute with leader Rose Oakwell

It might be a century old but donning a neckerchief and collecting badges is as popular as ever, as reporters Ellena Cruse and Phoebe Cooke discover...

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