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Yesterday, 17:00

The borough’s MPs have vowed to take action to ensure that a road peppered with potholes is made safe.

A Turkish restaurant will replace a former pub when it finally opens in the New Year.

Richard House Children’s Hospice has opened a new charity shop in Barking’s Vicarage Field Shopping Centre.

A drug dealer who hid 25 wraps of class A drugs up his bum has been jailed for five years.

Barking town centre was transformed into a winter wonderland with an ‘elfy number of festive jumpers – and a little help from a singing sensation.

Pupils at a primary school are being given an extra 15-minute break for exercise to encourage them to be healthier.

A great-grandmother has been left scared in her own home after £150 was stolen from her by a man pretending to be a council worker.

Two men have been injured following a car crash this morning.

Residents living in Barking Riverside will benefit from a better bus service following a TfL consultation.

There are serious delays on the A13 eastbound because of an accident.

Hundreds of protesters rallied against a rent hike they say could force them out of their place of worship.

Students raised the bar as they scored a decisive legal victory.

Further testing is being carried out to uncover the cause of death of a man found in Abbey Green.

A section of the A12 is closed in Chadwell Heath after an ambulance crashed with a car.

A 12-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to three robberies – including one where he was armed with a knife.

Budding young dancers performed a variety of ballet, tap, modern and contemporary at Ripple Hall on Saturday.

A grime artist who tackles issues such as gun and knife crime with his music plans to film his next video in his hometown.

The borough has the lowest life expectancy in London for the second year running.

An MP has joined calls to re-house a family of eight who are living in a two-bedroom flat.

Two girls met Santa as a reward for helping their mum when she had a diabetes attack.

A radio presenter believes he captured a UFO popping for a pint.

Two days of inclusive sport will celebrate the achievements of disabled people.

An acid attack victim has told how he just wants to get his life back at an anti-racism protest organised to show solidarity.

Santa, Spiderman and Mickey Mouse were just a few of the familiar faces roaming around Fanshawe Hall on Saturday.

Staff at Heathway Shopping Centre remembered their star fundraiser at the annual Christmas light switch on.

Crime & Court

Fri, 18:00

A drug dealer who hid 25 wraps of class A drugs up his bum has been jailed for five years.

Fri, 13:31

A great-grandmother has been left scared in her own home after £150 was stolen from her by a man pretending to be a council worker.

Thu, 15:25

Further testing is being carried out to uncover the cause of death of a man found in Abbey Green.

Health

Thu, 07:00

The borough has the lowest life expectancy in London for the second year running.

Wed, 16:00

Two girls met Santa as a reward for helping their mum when she had a diabetes attack.

Two days of inclusive sport will celebrate the achievements of disabled people.

Environment

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Residents have until the end of today to register their opinions on crime and policing in the borough.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A church cemetery has been transformed thanks to the work of a group of young volunteers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Residents are campaigning to bring back free green waste collections as a consultation on a paid-for service comes to a close.

Politics

Wed, 11:54

An acid attack victim has told how he just wants to get his life back at an anti-racism protest organised to show solidarity.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

As the consultation focuses on what people would like to see in the borough in the future, a lot of answers focused on what people disliked and want to change.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Education

Fri, 15:31

Pupils at a primary school are being given an extra 15-minute break for exercise to encourage them to be healthier.

Mon, 18:30

Youngsters went head to head in the primary schools tag rugby league tournament.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The joys of journalism were shared with the next generation of reporter hopefuls.

Heritage

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hardy Amies created clothes for the Queen and the 1966 World Cup kit. But he came from humble beginnings, as Zoah Hedges-Stocks discovers ahead of an exhibition about his work.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Know your two fat ladies from your legs eleven?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sexually abused by his godfather from the age of four, wrongly imprisoned and tortured at 20, Jean-Louis Kassis knows the importance of a second chance at life in a foreign country.

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