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A couple have won £20,000 in damages from Channel 5 for a breach of privacy after footage of them being evicted from their Barking home was broadcast on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

Matthew Crowley is the elections and campaigns coordinator for Barking, Dagenham and Havering Green Party.

Paper and plastic packaging went up in smoke yesterday morning during a fire in a metal shipping container.

A scheme aiming to help young adults get work experience with local firms has been launched by Barking and Dagenham Council in association with the Barking Enterprise Centre (BEC).

A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.

A Dagenham pensioner rung in her tenth decade with a special award recognising years of community service.

These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

A fourth arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Hasan Ozcan in Barking.

A Barking girl has donated locks of her own hair to the Little Princess Trust so they can make wigs for children receiving cancer treatment.

Police have arrested a third person in connection with the fatal stabbing of Hasan Ozcan on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

The principal of Barking and Dagenham College has called on work experience to be reintroduced as a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of dawn raids in which more than 50 people were rescued.

An 18-year-old gang member has been imprisoned for possession of a firearm after he was stopped in a vehicle with a shotgun.

The jury trying a former Dagenham and Redbridge footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a pensioner’s stolen credit card has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

Lawyers for the families of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a landmark ruling holding police liable for serious failings in their investigations.

Thankfully, I’ve never been a victim of burglary but a family friend has suffered several times.

A Chadwell Heath drug dealer caught with cocaine, cash and a combat knife has been jailed for five years.

A teenage cadet who is among his unit’s most committed members despite juggling studying and a part-time job has received a Jack Petchey Award.

A woman from Barking who kept dogs and puppies in dirty makeshift kennels has been handed a suspended sentence.

An investment of £500 million for transport, parkland and community facilities has been agreed to the Barking Riverside development, which will see 11,000 new homes built.

KFC has announced more store closures after delivery problems meant that it ran out of chicken.

Pupils at Riverside School are set to benefit from additional buses with an extension of the EL3.

The five workers walked 13 miles in full protective kit, and have raised thousands of pounds for Isla Caton who has stage four neuroblastoma.

A former Dagenham and Redbridge footballer gambled £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card, a court has heard.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 11:07

A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.

Thu, 15:19

These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

Thu, 11:20

A fourth arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Hasan Ozcan in Barking.

Health

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Children with coughs, colds, aches and pains should be taken to a pharmacy for treatment, not hospital.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Child obesity levels in Barking and Dagenham are the highest in the capital, a new survey reveals.

Friday, February 9, 2018

A kind-hearted community group in Rush Green has donated almost £500 to an intensive care unit for newborns.

Environment

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Abandoned vehicles, fly tips and tonnes of waste were removed in an major cleanup along River Road.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A campaign to tackle food waste and homelessness in the borough this winter has been launched.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Politics

Thu, 13:47

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £11.6 million to be split between London boroughs for transport projects.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Conservatives are “celebrating” the defection of Ukip’s former parliamentary candidate and regional controller for London Peter Harris, who is from Dagenham.

Education

Thu, 07:00

The principal of Barking and Dagenham College has called on work experience to be reintroduced as a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

Tue, 07:00

Pupils at Riverside School are set to benefit from additional buses with an extension of the EL3.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has awarded a slice of a £25 million funding pot to Barking and Dagenham College’s new tech centre.

Heritage

Mon, 10:15

Campaigners trying to get Dagenham’s forgotten war dead immortalised with a new memorial in Eastbrookend Cemetery have handed in a planning application to the council.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The race to find the operator for London’s largest film studios which will be built in Dagenham has been launched today.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

This week Eastbury Manor House has celebrated 100 years since it was saved from demolition.

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