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Yesterday, 16:00
Dancers from Sydney Russell School in Dagenham

Keen dancers strutted their stuff at a hotly-contested school dance competition.

An ECH archive photo showing women from the Valence Club in Dagenham around 1960 Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

A £48,000 outreach project will bring music, dance and memories to the elderly.

The Lidl in Ripple Road, Barking, could be demolished to make way for a bigger store

A busy town centre supermarket could be demolished and replaced with a new two-storey store.

Stuart McCreddie and Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin, Taste, Free, Jethro Tull, Queen, Thin Lizzy – we all know the list of era-defining bands to have played the Roundhouse.

The crash involved two vans and a lorry Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images

A crash involving two vans and a lorry on the A13 in Dagenham is causing eastbound delays back to the Prince Regent Lane junction.

Tube strikes called off

Seven more Tube strikes have been announced today over “basic safety issues”.

Yanis, six, and Meriem Yebbou, eight, at the Book of Spells

Potter fans swapped books for broomsticks as they cooked up some after-school magic in celebration of their favourite literary wizard.

Work began earlier this week (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A drive to paint new double yellow lines across the borough’s junctions is cranking into gear this week.

Lee Spencer from the Row2Recovery team prepares in his boat before the start the Talisker Atlantic Challenge 2015 from La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Four amputee ex-servicemen sailed their way to a new world record this afternoon after rowing across the Atlantic.

Pramilla Amin, centre, with some of the team from King George Hospital

The assistant manager of a convenience store who overcame cancer with two sisters has donated £1,000 to a hospital charity.

Enjoy a meal out on us

Still yet to arrange something special for your loved one to mark Valentine’s Day?

Junior runners about to set off on their weekly run at Central Park with their new flag on display

A new flag was the centre of attention at a junior park run meet.

The map of the borough's publicly owned land

There are several hundred publicly owned sites in the borough which could be used to fight the capital’s housing crisis, the Mayor of London has said.

The number of business start-up and clousures in Barking and Dagenham in 2015, broken down by ward

More than eight businesses were launched every day in Barking and Dagenham last year.

Pupils will be vaccinated at Becontree Primary School

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children after a confirmed case of Hepatitis A at a primary school.

Jo Richardson students Sueda Oktay, Abigail Hall and Reggie Ryan

A trio of pupils will teach the rest of their school about gender and sexuality issues this month having devised lesson plans across the curriculum.

The technology was introduced at Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre in Dagenham on Monday

New technology designed to stop “cowboy fly-tippers” dumping commercial waste for free has been introduced at the borough’s main waste disposal site.

Dan Holland (left) comes third in last year's Renault Clio Cup UK

A racing driver is getting into gear as he looks to realise his life-long dream.

A fatal collision on the A13 has caused travel 'chaos'     Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images

Commuters are experiencing travel chaos after a fatal A13 collision caused a flyover to be shut.

Legion members from Barking at the War memorial in Ripple Cemetery. The cost of dying has risen over the past year.

The cost of dying is on the up after grave fees were dramatically hiked for the third year in a row.

The Barking to Gospel Oak line is closing for several months

A major train line in the borough is to be closed for a total of eight months while it is upgraded.

The crash scene

A 27-year-old man has died and a 13-year-old girl is fighting for her life after an early morning crash today.

Labourers outside the Wickes store in Barking, looking for non-contract  jobs by the roadside

Not everyone hanging around on the corner is after a job – some are prospective employers.

Casual labourers outside Wickes in Hertford Road, Barking

An east London charity which helps migrants and refugees is calling on the local authorities to do more to help casual labourers, who attempt to flag down work in Barking.

Health chiefs in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are set to work together

Health chiefs in north east London are making a bid to revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered to 750,000 people.

Crime & Court

Friday, January 29, 2016
Police are searching for these two women in connection with the theft (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives are appealing for information after a 77-year-old disabled woman had £1,000 stolen from her in Barking.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Four police staff were injured in the attack

Four police staff were taken to hospital following an assault by a violent prisoner.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
The teenager was stripped and beaten in Dagenham's Valence Park by three boys, one of whom had a knife

A schoolboy carrying a kitchen knife stripped a 14-year-old of his clothes and attacked him for an hour in Valence Park.

Health

Tue, 18:30
Health chiefs in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are set to work together

Health chiefs in north east London are making a bid to revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered to 750,000 people.

Tue, 12:00
Barking MP Margaret Hodge and Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas

MPs have called for urgent action as new figures show Barking and Dagenham’s mental health trust had the highest number of “serious incidents” in patient care in the country last year.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
London's new air ambulance became operational today

If you look up to the skies today, you could spot London’s new air ambulance flying over the borough.

Environment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The likes of Station Parade, in Barking, could be made spotless

The streets could soon be clean enough to eat off after a grand new fleet of mechanised sweepers costing nearly £1 million was approved.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Charges for residents in Barking and Dagenham are set to go up to counter central government policies

Charges for services throughout the borough are set to increase to offset a nationwide reduction in council property rent rates.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

Politics

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Brenda Buzer who had a blood transfusion following a misscarriage in the 1960s and then in 2005 discovered that she had contracted Hepatitis C, pictured with her husband Stan

A long-awaited blueprint outlining payments for the care and support of victims of the contaminated blood scandal has today taken a huge leap forward.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ray Mansell (left) with Barking and District Indoor Bowls Club chairman Peter Neighbour

A bowls club could be facing closure as parking problems are forcing members away.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Actress Oona Chaplin (second left) attends the memorial service (Photo: PA)

Game of Thrones actress Oona Chaplin was joined by the Bishop of Barking at a service urging David Cameron to act on the “humanitarian crisis”.

Education

Yesterday, 16:00
Dancers from Sydney Russell School in Dagenham

Keen dancers strutted their stuff at a hotly-contested school dance competition.

Thu, 12:10
Enjoy a meal out on us

Still yet to arrange something special for your loved one to mark Valentine’s Day?

Wed, 15:00
Jo Richardson students Sueda Oktay, Abigail Hall and Reggie Ryan

A trio of pupils will teach the rest of their school about gender and sexuality issues this month having devised lesson plans across the curriculum.

Heritage

Fri, 15:00
Stuart McCreddie and Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin, Taste, Free, Jethro Tull, Queen, Thin Lizzy – we all know the list of era-defining bands to have played the Roundhouse.

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Women workers at Sherwood Paints c.1910

From Barking Brassware to Butterkist popcorn, there were few products that did not take root in the borough’s industrial past.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Major Nigel Schultz, Mayor Cllr Simon Bremner and the council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell observing and leading the one minute silence

Poems and prayers helped commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

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