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Barking and Dagenham’s best GCSE students were recognised at an awards ceremony.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

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

Last month I launched my new campaign Calling Time on Crime.

Social services bosses at Barking and Dagenham Council have come under fire from a family court judge over their handling of a case involving a teenage boy with complex special needs.

A widow is urging drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists after her husband from Dagenham died on his daily commute to work in Redbridge.

Robert Lamb, ambassador of Dagenham-based Sycamore Trust UK, talks about his community work supporting people with autism and why the government should do more.

Two consultations into the redevelopment of Central Park are set to go ahead.

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can build brand awareness.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

A Dagenham man who lit up his family home with a 3,000 strong Christmas light display for the past 40 years has died.

Councillors, charities and the police were among those who signed a pledge at Barking Town Hall yesterday to unite and take action against knife crime.

Cakes were baked, hot drinks brewed and chins wagged for a good cause at a Barking school.

Five years on from the closure of Barking’s White Horse pub, the site could finally be set for redevelopment - in the shape of a 22-storey block of flats.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Regenerating Dagenham’s Central Park could generate £1.1 million, according to council forecasts.

The first phase of shared ownership homes at Barking Riverside which will be London’s first ‘Healthy New Town’ has been launched.

I was horrified to discover this week that Barking and Dagenham has the highest number of Year 6 obese children.

Good causes selling more than 20 lottery tickets a week will be eligible for a share of a £7,000 community pot, as part of the scheme’s one year anniversary promotion.

Children are using lesson time to discuss Brexit and the Windrush generation following the launch of the Votes for Schools project.

Two separate crashes on the westbound A13 have resulted in serious traffic delays.

Former Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) student and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery is supporting a national campaign urging the government to stop funding cuts to further education.

Crime & Court

Fri, 18:17

Social services bosses at Barking and Dagenham Council have come under fire from a family court judge over their handling of a case involving a teenage boy with complex special needs.

Fri, 17:13

A widow is urging drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists after her husband from Dagenham died on his daily commute to work in Redbridge.

Thu, 14:26

Councillors, charities and the police were among those who signed a pledge at Barking Town Hall yesterday to unite and take action against knife crime.

Health

Yesterday, 12:00

An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

Thu, 07:00

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Environment

Wed, 12:22

Regenerating Dagenham’s Central Park could generate £1.1 million, according to council forecasts.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Serial flytippers have been targeted in the latest CCTV video appeal calling on neighbours to name and shame culprits.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Barking and Dagenham Council are increasing the number of garden waste collections per year.

Politics

Fri, 14:29

Two consultations into the redevelopment of Central Park are set to go ahead.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Barking-based London Assembly member Andrew Boff has lost the race to be the Conservative Party’s next mayoral candidate.

Friday, September 28, 2018

There were more than 800 people killed or injured on the borough’s roads last year, the latest figures reveal.

Education

Barking and Dagenham’s best GCSE students were recognised at an awards ceremony.

Tue, 15:40

Children are using lesson time to discuss Brexit and the Windrush generation following the launch of the Votes for Schools project.

Tue, 07:00

Former Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) student and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery is supporting a national campaign urging the government to stop funding cuts to further education.

Heritage

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The inheritor of a global glove legacy is on the hunt for factory workers from Dagenham.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Historic, innovative and quirky buildings across Barking and Dagenham are set to open their doors for one weekend only as part of Open House London.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Barking and Dagenham Council hosted a special flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd Indian Independence Day before a celebratory event for all the community yesterday.

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