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Yesterday, 18:30

A footpath that was closed “illegally” for more than a year will be re-opened following a campaign by residents featured in the Post this week.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

Health commissioners in Barking and Dagenham are under investigation by a government watchdog.

'Old People Welfare' - The picture being used in the caption competition

Those who remember the borough’s merger 50 years ago might also recall a man with a camera flashing away at every town event.

Police are appealing for information after an attack in Dagenham

Police are appealing for information after an attack on two teenagers on July 22.

The sports day encouraged healthy living for disabled residents

More than 20 activities across 10 venues marked this year’s borough-wide Learning Disability Week.

Tony Fransham and other residents of Ripple Court in Barking have been complaining of drainage problems.

Council tenants are kicking up a stink over a drainage problem that refuses to go away.

Cllr Darren Rodwell next to the Bobby Moore Way road sign

Today marks the 49th anniversary of England’s last world cup win – thanks to Barking’s Bobby Moore and Dagenham’s Alf Ramsey, of course.

Governer Peter Harris has quit over plans to develop green belt land in Barking & Dagenham College into homes

A Barking & Dagenham College governor has quit after campaigning against the college’s plans to convert its car park into 125 homes.

UKIP's Peter Harris, with protesters at the college

The borough’s biggest college is “riding roughshod over the local community”, a councillor and former governor has claimed.

Ann Franklin's winning entry, Flowers

Hundreds of painters and punters enjoyed a summer art exhibition in which a 71-year-old pensioner unexpectedly won first prize.

Owen May and Gia Registe from Specsavers in Barking with the collection of glasses

An opticians has collected more than 1,000 pairs of glasses to give the gift of sight to those without eye care services in Africa.

The Roundhouse pub will close next month

Lovers of The Roundhouse pub have been given hope after the council confirmed it would likely recommend for refusal any plan that resulted in its loss.

Kirit Patel

A chance encounter led a caring supermarket boss to donate £1,000 to a hospice.

The Ford team with one of the museum exhibits, the de Havilland Vampire jet fighter (Pic: Garry Lakin)

A team of Ford design engineers swapped their desks for a day of volunteering at Britain’s oldest aviation museum.

The pink pigeon found in Chris Colvill's garden

Bright pink pigeons aren’t a common sight in Chadwell Heath, but the search is on to find the owner of one that was found injured in a garden.

Northbury Primary School have won a gold award for their healthy eating

Barking and Dagenham has become the latest council to make sure that all fish served in school meals will be demonstrably sustainable.

Colin Aylward was sent someone else's medical records

A dad has spoken of his horror after a hospital breached the Data Protection Act by posting him another patient’s confidential medical records.

Ann Clavier with grandson Owen Clavier, nine months, and her friend Sue Naisbett

A charitable gran has raised more than £1,165 for the hospital ward that saved her grandson’s life.

Two sisters Janet Brooks, and Margaret Brooks, are fighting for justice

Two sisters are fighting to uncover the truth surrounding their mum’s death following allegations of fraud at her inquest.

An artist's impression of how the OnSide Youth Zone will look (Pic: Charlie Coleman)

Just days after Dagenham’s multi-million-pound youth club got the green light from the council, a group of passionate youngsters spent the weekend spreading the word.

Vicargae Field's WH Smith store will close in September

A Barking shopping centre is set to lose its WHSmith store this autumn.

Former chair of Barking and Dagenham Access Group, Steve Wright. The photo was taken at the TFL transport accessibility show at the Excel in October 2014

Tributes have been paid to a “wonderful” man who helped fight for the rights of hundreds of disabled people in the borough.

Cislyn has been found

A 78-year-old woman who suffers with dementia and had been missing from Dagenham has been found.

Residents are in uproar over an

Keen walkers are in uproar over an “illegal” footpath closure on land that has become part of a Barking Riverside construction site.

West and Coe director  Jeremy West

Firefighters were called to a fire at a funeral directors in Dagenham last night.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 09:12

Police are appealing for information after an attack on two teenagers on July 22.

Tue, 19:00
Two sisters Janet Brooks, and Margaret Brooks, are fighting for justice

Two sisters are fighting to uncover the truth surrounding their mum’s death following allegations of fraud at her inquest.

Tue, 12:41
Cislyn has been found

A 78-year-old woman who suffers with dementia and had been missing from Dagenham has been found.

Health

Yesterday, 15:24

Health commissioners in Barking and Dagenham are under investigation by a government watchdog.

Wed, 09:37
Colin Aylward was sent someone else's medical records

A dad has spoken of his horror after a hospital breached the Data Protection Act by posting him another patient’s confidential medical records.

Mon, 12:47
Stan and Brenda Buzer

The husband of a woman infected with a killer virus from NHS blood has hit out at the government over delays to compensation to help those affected – as his wife has been given just weeks to live.

Environment

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Young volunteers came together to clean up their streets as part of the Beautiful Boroughs Project.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Eastbrookend Country Fair

About 6,000 people enjoyed the sun-kissed fun at Eastbrookend Country Fair on Sunday – twice as many visitors as last year.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A yorkshire terrier playing

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first council in the country to use DNA testing to catch irresponsible pet owners who fail to clean up after their dogs.

Politics

Mon, 12:47

The husband of a woman infected with a killer virus from NHS blood has hit out at the government over delays to compensation to help those affected – as his wife has been given just weeks to live.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Picture: PA Images/Dominic Lipinski

The next stage of Barking town centre’s £42.3million housing plans were agreed by Cabinet members on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The council will spend £10,000 on Nelsa every year it is a member

Barking and Dagenham is set for another round of massive cuts with the council preparing to slash £72million from its budget.

Education

Wed, 10:00

Barking and Dagenham has become the latest council to make sure that all fish served in school meals will be demonstrably sustainable.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, which is the biggest in the country

Primary school places in the borough will have increased by nearly half by 2017 as a result of a population surge.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School in Barking

A primary school in the borough has closed its after-school club – and given parents less than a month’s warning.

Heritage

Mon, 14:57

The lead singer of rock giants Jethro Tull has said he hopes The Roundhouse pub can be saved from closure.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Roundhouse, Dagenham

Regulars at a historic pub have vowed to fight its closure.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Queen will visit Barking & Dagenham tomorrow

Thousands of people will line the streets for the Queen’s visit tomorrow. 
Anna Silverman and Janine Rasiah speak to some of the residents who remember her 2002 visit.

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