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Emerson Patton told business leaders to harness their 'wow factor' at Barking Enterprise Centre

Business leaders exchanged tips on profit optimisation in a networking event to boost the “wow factor” of rising firms this evening.

Colin's winning shot of a bus going past St Paul's Cathedral

This mesmerising image has won a keen snapper the TFL forum photo competition for the second year in a row.

Fiachra McGee, Project Manager, Robert Brooks, from Barking and Dagenham College and Rockey Donoghue.

Looking for a job is never easy – often you find yourself sending CVs off into an endless abyss without reply.

Dagenham's finest: Devlin, Dogzilla and DJ BigBeatz

Grime music and Dagenham. The two may not sound like a natural combination but the area has played a key role in the genre’s development over the past 15 years.

Becky Warren, second left, with her siblings on their last New Year's Eve together

Mourners are being asked to wear something lilac at the funeral for a beloved mum-of-three who died aged 35.

John Ling pleaded guilty to both charges at Barkingside Magistrates Court

A 50-year-old man has admitted handling a stolen stab vest and illegally owning shotgun ammunition.

1966 replica world cup ball

Fancy winning a rare football signed by one of West Ham United’s legends?

Rita Sterling with her two sons Armani Semakula, four and Jibril Semakula, two and her security gate which the council have asked her to get rid of in a borough wide campaign. She was burgled at this address in 2006 and is worried about her safety without having a security gate

Tenants who have refused to remove metal security gates in opposition to a council ban are being sent written warnings.

Christina Roberts with her children below the damaged kitchen ceiling

A mum-of-five says she is afraid for her children’s safety at home because of ongoing leaks coming from the flat above.

The pair appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court (Pic: John Stillwell/PA

Two teenagers have admitted taking part in a mass brawl which was sparked by an argument over a bike.

Cllr Darren Rodwell and Unmesh Desai, the London Assembly Member for City and East. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

An official campaign to have Dagenham’s three Tube stations redesignated in Zone 4 has been launched.

Broadway Theatre in Barking warned it could be closed for weeks following an explosion Picture: Sebastian Murphy-Bates

Staff from the Broadway Theatre have warned customers that they could be closed for weeks after yesterday’s explosion.

Keith Gordon

A 60-year-old man who has covered his body in tattoos as “revenge against OCD”, will appear in a documentary about his transformation next week.

Travellers in Dagenham (Picture: @shanethegooner)

Travellers have set up camp opposite Merrielands retail park.

Two bodies were dumped in the grounds of St Margaret's Church

The police watchdog has met with LGBT community groups as part of its investigation into the Met’s response following the deaths of four young men.

Shahriar Ahmed, Ben Smith, astronaut Tim Peake, Christabel Appiah-Nuamah, Kulvinder Johal and Maham Yasmin

Schoolchildren celebrated their Space to Earth Challenge achievements by visiting astronaut Tim Peake in Cologne.

The sign at the Barking store said cane juice helped combat cancer Picture: Richard Wyatt

A shop owner has denied doing anything wrong after claiming that his sugar cane juice combats cancer and ensures safe pregnancy.

Barking and Dagenham Firefighters battle the blaze in Dagenham Picture: London Fire Brigade

Firefighters worked through the night to bring a fire under control.

Louise Orriss, Lisa Snowden, Taylor Maguire and Jean Orriss. Photo: Tim Saunders

A quick-thinking youngster has been recognised for his bravery after saving his granny’s life.

The council wants your opinions on bin collections. Picture: Colin Grice/Wikimedia Images

Residents are being asked to give their opinions on rubbish collections to help the council plan its waste strategy for the next four years.

Harry Redknapp, Roberta Moore, Karren Brady and Greg Dyke

Bobby Moore’s daughter unveiled an English Heritage blue plaque at the former home of the England World Cup-winning captain this afternoon.

Police in Wykeham Green

A 39-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of child neglect has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Ian Mangham of Barking and Dagenham Borough was dismissed for discreditable conduct Picture: Joe Giddens/ PA Images

An officer was dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following his jailing for harassment.

The violence took place outside the McDonald's restaurant in East Street, Barking

Two men will sentenced tomorrow in connection with a mass brawl outside a fast-food restaurant.

Richard Lund saw the fire caused by the explosion next to Barking Town Hall from his apartment in the town centre Picture: Richard Lund

Firefighters say today’s underground town centre “explosion” is unrelated to an explosion six days ago.

Crime & Court

11:14
John Ling pleaded guilty to both charges at Barkingside Magistrates Court

A 50-year-old man has admitted handling a stolen stab vest and illegally owning shotgun ammunition.

Yesterday, 17:15
The pair appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court (Pic: John Stillwell/PA

Two teenagers have admitted taking part in a mass brawl which was sparked by an argument over a bike.

Yesterday, 11:49
Two bodies were dumped in the grounds of St Margaret's Church

The police watchdog has met with LGBT community groups as part of its investigation into the Met’s response following the deaths of four young men.

Health

Yesterday, 10:00
The sign at the Barking store said cane juice helped combat cancer Picture: Richard Wyatt

A shop owner has denied doing anything wrong after claiming that his sugar cane juice combats cancer and ensures safe pregnancy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Two-year-old Zahra Zulfiqar was born without a right fibula

At two years old, Zahra Zulfiqar should be enjoying playing in the park or making sandcastles at the beach.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Nadia with Margaret Hodge MP

Margaret Hodge has helped raise awareness of a rare but devastating condition by leading a debate at the House of Commons.

Environment

Tue, 18:30
The council wants your opinions on bin collections. Picture: Colin Grice/Wikimedia Images

Residents are being asked to give their opinions on rubbish collections to help the council plan its waste strategy for the next four years.

Mon, 17:24
A ladder was broken by vandals

A children’s play area has been closed following vandalism.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
John Deeble at Dagenham Pitch and Putt, in Central Park

Think golf, but smaller. If you reach mini-golf you’ve gone too far.

Politics

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Soon you'll be able to watch council meetings online

Make space in your viewing schedules – soon you’ll be able to watch council meetings live from the comfort of your own home.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ambition 2020 will go ahead

A drastic restructuring of the council is set to go ahead following a public consultation.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Cllr James Ogungbose

A councillor has appealed to the Labour Party after being found to have breached the code of conduct.

Education

Yesterday, 11:00
Shahriar Ahmed, Ben Smith, astronaut Tim Peake, Christabel Appiah-Nuamah, Kulvinder Johal and Maham Yasmin

Schoolchildren celebrated their Space to Earth Challenge achievements by visiting astronaut Tim Peake in Cologne.

Yesterday, 07:00
Louise Orriss, Lisa Snowden, Taylor Maguire and Jean Orriss. Photo: Tim Saunders

A quick-thinking youngster has been recognised for his bravery after saving his granny’s life.

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Robert Clack, School Green Ln, and Gosfield Rd upper site.

Almost £30m is set to be spent on doubling a school’s pupil capacity.

Heritage

13:00
Dagenham's finest: Devlin, Dogzilla and DJ BigBeatz

Grime music and Dagenham. The two may not sound like a natural combination but the area has played a key role in the genre’s development over the past 15 years.

Yesterday, 15:00
L-R: Volunteers Frank Beale, David Porter, archivist Clare Sexton, Deirdre Marculescu holding medal, and Lorna Orr with the poster for the new exhibition. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

Letters home from a soldier in the Crimean War reveal what life was like while Queen Victoria was on the throne, as Zoah Hedges-Stocks discovers

Tue, 17:03
Harry Redknapp, Roberta Moore, Karren Brady and Greg Dyke

Bobby Moore’s daughter unveiled an English Heritage blue plaque at the former home of the England World Cup-winning captain this afternoon.

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