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An inspirational former showjumper says he is keeping his motor neurone disease at bay by going to the gym four times a week and taking protein supplements.

A woman is afraid after receiving a letter from her abusive ex, sent from prison

A woman is fearing for her life after her abusive ex-partner managed to send her an intimidating letter from his prison cell.

A woman was taken seriously unwell and died suddenly at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre earlier today

Leisure centre staff rushed to the aid of the woman who died yesterday after a gym workout, it has emerged.

The construction site in River road

Construction work on one of the capital’s biggest housing schemes has stopped after developers found asbestos in the ground.

Visitors enjoy a Ford video from the sixties

There was a chance to step back in time at a Valence House event on Saturday.

Karen Baker has won £500 in our prize draw.

Our latest shopping voucher winner is planning to spend her winnings on decorating her flat.

John Mills wore a mankini during his zipwire stunt after friends promised to donate more to the charity if I did

After a nerve-racking build up a dad suffering from a deadly brain tumour has completed a zipwire stunt to raise money for charity.

Niji Adeleye performing at the piano

A 23-year-old pianist might just be the shape of jazz to come after his first album shot up the charts.

Barbara Brunt, Joyce Croly, Sylvia Ilesley, Brenda Parsons, and Tracey Chambers, playing the parts of packers in Geraldine Pilgrim's Well, which runs at the former Sanofi factory in Dagenham this week

A choir of chemists can be found all this week raising the factory roof of a former pharmaceutical stronghold.

The Jordan Academy performing at the Irish Dance festival at the Barking United Club

Irish dancers delighted attendees at a fundraising fayre on Saturday afternoon.

Dawn with her Chihuaha Coco

Canine fans in the borough went barking mad for National Dog Day by showering their precious pooches with love.

Derek Trayler's evacuee parents Dick, Beatrice and Doreen Keeler in Norfolk, 1940

As dawn broke one September morning in 1939, a sleepy procession of children trooped up to Dagenham Dock.

Anne said mum Suzanne Emmery had to wait about two hours for painkillers after her fall

The daughter of a dementia-stricken widow has spoken of her anger at Queen’s Hospital’s allegedly poor treatment of her mum.

Evans is an Evangelist minister/keyboardist/choir leader who's won a MOBO award

MOBO award-winning minister and gospel singer Evans Ogboi tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about preaching the word of God to fight sex and violence in music today

Dagenham fire crews help rescue Snoopy the horse (picture: London Fire Brigade)

If you see an animal in danger, call the RSPCA rather than 999.

William the Conquer with the nuns of Barking Abbey for the Historical Pageant to mark the granting of the Barking Charter in 1931 (Picture: LBBD Archives and Local Studies Centre)

Few know that while William the Conqueror was waging war at the battle of Hastings he set up camp on our doorstep in Barking Abbey.

John Mills who is suffering from a deadly tumour and has been given a few months to live. He's doing the most dangerous and fastest zip wire in the world today to raise money for a tumour charity.

The day has arrived for a dad to ride the fastest zipwire in the world which he signed up to after being diagnoised with a brain tumour.

Three Travellers in Dagenham is hosting a fundraiser for Aiden's Footsteps on September 13

Could you help a five-year-old boy achieve his full potential?

James and Teresita Sweeney with their giant Tromboncino

The classic British summertime downpours might be bad for anyone planning a beach trip, but they’ve been good news for the gardeners.

The new Asda store in Barking

A new era of Barking supermarket shopping will begin next week with the opening of the new Asda.

Uddin appeared at the Old Bailey this morning

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts in connection with the Syrian conflict.

Troy Grindley, 20, of Heathway, Dagenham was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after he aided a 15-year-old boy in a bungled robbery attempt.

Anne said mum Suzanne Emmery had to wait about two hours for painkillers after her fall

The daughter of a dementia-stricken widow has spoken of her anger at Queen’s Hospital’s allegedly poor treatment of her mum.

Transport was the most complained about service in the borough, the annual local government ombudsman report reveals

Transport is the most complained about service in the borough, new figures have revealed.

Michelle Gower, Lynne Norris and Aaron Barham outside Mill House

A forklift truck driver has raised a bit more than he expected after organising a charity night that raked in £2,687.55 for a hospice.

Crime & Court

Friday, August 28, 2015

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts in connection with the Syrian conflict.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Troy Grindley, 20, of Heathway, Dagenham was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after he aided a 15-year-old boy in a bungled robbery attempt.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Two landlords who failed to register with the council have been ordered to pay £4,661.

Health

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An inspirational former showjumper says he is keeping his motor neurone disease at bay by going to the gym four times a week and taking protein supplements.

Anne said mum Suzanne Emmery had to wait about two hours for painkillers after her fall

The daughter of a dementia-stricken widow has spoken of her anger at Queen’s Hospital’s allegedly poor treatment of her mum.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
James and Teresita Sweeney with their giant Tromboncino

The classic British summertime downpours might be bad for anyone planning a beach trip, but they’ve been good news for the gardeners.

Environment

Friday, August 14, 2015

Cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and chillies are set to continue being cultivated in the borough thanks to a new Big Lottery grant.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Youngsters enjoying picking up litter with the Salvation Army

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.

Politics

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The much-hyped visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Barking and Dagenham last month cost the council more than £72,000, the Post can reveal.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Maples is about to close

A day centre for people with learning disabilities is set to close in the next few weeks as the council’s cut-backs come into effect.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tessa Jowell addresses councillors and supporters on a visit to Barking

London Mayoral hopeful Tessa Jowell has rekindled the debate over a future DLR extension to Barking and Dagenham.

Education

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A star basketball player who travels more than an hour by train to get to school has managed a slam dunk in her GCSEs.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Lucy Carter suffers with cerebral palsy

A cerebral palsy sufferer from Barking who missed a fifth of her school life through hospital visits is celebrating her impressive GCSE results.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
GCSE results will be revealed today

The wait for GCSE results is finally over for anxious teenagers.

Heritage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

After joining the Royal Navy in 1940 as a 15-year-old boy, George Lester embarked on a life-defining series of missions during the Second World War – including working for Churchill – before finding peace at home

Monday, August 10, 2015
Roundhouse regulars Steve Huckfield, Matt Huckfield, Alan Little, Darra Wright, Mick Cahill, Frank Palmer and Peter Sanways, who all signed a petition to save their pub

Dozens of regulars at The Roundhouse have signed a petition to save their pub amid fears it might never re-open when it closes later this month.

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Bob Hogg's geese-herding show

Owls, steam engines, cider and a Johnny Cash tribute act are all coming to the borough to celebrate its 50th year.

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