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A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has been cleared of attempted murder, but still faces years in jail.

Homes will go to people who have lived here for three years

The second radical alteration to Barking and Dagenham’s housing policy in just a few months comes into effect on Monday.

Clare Butler (back left) with some of the children and teenagers who attended her Barking and Dagenham diabetes support group (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The founder of a diabetes support group for youngsters coping with the condition says she has been pleased with the response to her first meeting.

The two hospitals run by the trust: King George in Goodmayes (top) and Queen's in Romford (bottom)

The trust that runs both hospitals serving Barking and Dagenham failed to properly monitor a man who died following a biopsy, official investigators have found.

Jon Cruddas MP outside Number 10 today handing in his petition against proposals to build a prison in Dagenham

A delegation of Barking and Dagenham residents joined Dagenham MP, Jon Cruddas, outside Downing Street this afternoon.

Police are on the hunt for the attackers

A man was dragged from his car and beaten by a group of five on Saturday night, prompting a special branch manhunt for the perpetrators.

Ternic Aciro, 12, pictured with mum Brenda, was sent home from school over £1

A mother whose 12-year-old daughter was sent home from school because she forgot to pay £1 for a non-uniform day has spoken of her outrage.

Binmen protesting outside Barking Town Hall against pay cuts

A public consultation is under way to allow people to share their views on council budget cuts.

Young Roy at the Leaping Toads language centre in Dagenham

Take a walk down Dagenham Heathway or a trip to Central Park and chances are you’ll hear a diverse range of languages spoken in shops, cafés and playgrounds.

Stevie Clifford-Tucker (right) is holding a fundraiser in memory of his dad, Lee Tucker

A devoted son has organised a charity night to mark the second anniversary of his dad’s death.

Barking Power Station

Council bosses will appeal for cash to Boris Johnson and the government over the coming months in the hope of saving Barking’s embattled power station.

Jon Cruddas MP and local residents handing in the petition to Sir Edward Lister at City Hall in November 2013

A delegation of Barking and Dagenham residents will join Dagenham MP, Jon Cruddas, outside Downing Street this afternoon.

The Becontree Estate mural at Valence House

After months in the making, a colourful mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate was officially unveiled to the public on Saturday.

Royal Ballet providing a demonstration at Dagenham Park School (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Budding ballerinas spent an unforgettable afternoon learning from Royal Ballet School dancers.

A photo supplied by the council of some of the conditions they hope the new scheme will put a stop to

Thousands of landlords have applied for licences under tough new rules that could land them with a £20,000 fine for renting out homes in bad condition.

Lord Barnabas Brooks left his bulging wallet with £2k inside on the seat of a Barking taxi

A Welsh Lord visiting Barking thanked a cabbie for “saving his bacon” after leaving his bulging wallet containing £2,000 on the seat of a taxi.

The dancers from Inspirations School of Performing Arts who will be in pantomimes this year

Twelve talented Dagenham dancers have stars in their eyes after securing pantomime roles that will see them share the stage with Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Dancing on Ice star Jeff Brazier.

Motorists on the A13 Thames Gateway heading westwards towards Dagenham face heavy delays this morning, following a crash between a motorbike and a car.

Callum Murray and Rhiannon Lees, from Dorothy Barley Junior Academy, Dagenham, took part in the Hallowe'en themed flashmob

Dozens of Dagenham schoolchildren shocked shoppers in Romford with a fearsome flash mob.

Children and adults join the Clean Patrol at William Bellamy Primary School.

Streets and schools across the borough are looking a lot cleaner thanks to a group of keen volunteers.

Artist Chad McCail designed the mural and spent his summer engaging with as many of Becontree’s residents as he could (Pic: Matt Benjamin)

A colourful new mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate will be unveiled at Valence House this afternoon.

No one was injured in the crash.

A lucky motorcyclist has escaped injury following a crash with a car in Dagenham this evening.

Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, and Jonathan Taylor, European Investment Bank Vice President, sign the £150m investment agreement

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first London borough to benefit from its share of a £1billion investment in the capital.

Francene Clarke-Walden

A Dagenham beauty is swapping admin for the catwalk after being chosen as a finalist for Miss Universe Essex.

Volunteer Chris Rixon fixing a bike as part of a local organisation take recycled bikes from the Gascoigne Estate, modify them back to working standard and then offer them out to local people and business at much-reduced rates.

Cycling in the borough is set to get a boost as two projects have been awarded grants from the Community Cycling Fund for London.

Crime & Court

11:41

A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has been cleared of attempted murder, but still faces years in jail.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Abunei admitted the charge (pic: PA Wire)

A kick-boxing dad used an iPod to steal people’s details at cashpoints up and down the country because he needed money to go back to Romania, a court heard.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Lee Baker and Bradley Pogmore

Two men have been jailed for a total of more than three years for carrying out of a spate of burglaries targeting supermarket tills.

Health

Yesterday, 18:44

The trust that runs both hospitals serving Barking and Dagenham failed to properly monitor a man who died following a biopsy, official investigators have found.

Monday, October 13, 2014
NHS staff united in strike action over pay this morning (Photo: Ashleigh Coules)

Workers from all areas of the NHS united on the picket line this morning in a strike over pay.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Six month old Lachlon Filipe with his parents Brittany and Tyla

The parents of a baby with an incurable genetic disease are appealing for help raising £8,000 to make his short life more comfortable.

Environment

Mon, 12:25

Streets and schools across the borough are looking a lot cleaner thanks to a group of keen volunteers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(L-R) Pam Fletcher, Maria Brown & Danny Fletcher signing a Labour party petition asking for spitting/urinating in the street to be made a fineable offence (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Dropping a cigarette butt, urinating in public, not picking up dog mess and spitting in the street.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(L-R)  Operations manager Gerry Martin and reformed offender Chris Nelson.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Prison life isn’t easy, and rightly so.

Politics

Yesterday, 14:44

A public consultation is under way to allow people to share their views on council budget cuts.

Yesterday, 10:05
Barking Power Station

Council bosses will appeal for cash to Boris Johnson and the government over the coming months in the hope of saving Barking’s embattled power station.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, and Jonathan Taylor, European Investment Bank Vice President, sign the £150m investment agreement

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first London borough to benefit from its share of a £1billion investment in the capital.

Education

Yesterday, 14:52

A mother whose 12-year-old daughter was sent home from school because she forgot to pay £1 for a non-uniform day has spoken of her outrage.

Tue, 14:17
Royal Ballet providing a demonstration at Dagenham Park School (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Budding ballerinas spent an unforgettable afternoon learning from Royal Ballet School dancers.

Tue, 07:00
Callum Murray and Rhiannon Lees, from Dorothy Barley Junior Academy, Dagenham, took part in the Hallowe'en themed flashmob

Dozens of Dagenham schoolchildren shocked shoppers in Romford with a fearsome flash mob.

Heritage

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A colourful new mural depicting the history of the Becontree estate will be unveiled at Valence House this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fine artist Biniam Ghide, from Dagenham, worked on the project.

The rich history of the Becontree estate has been depicted in a colourful new mural, set to be unveiled at Valence House on Saturday.

Monday, October 20, 2014
George Samuel Barker, who has recently received a Ushakov medal for his efforts during the war. This is George age 18

Seven decades after putting his life on the line during the Second World War Arctic Convoy missions, George Samuel Barker has been recognised for his bravery. He talks to reporter Anna Silverman about life at sea and his pride at collecting the medal.

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