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A Dagenham man is running the London Marathon in memory of his wife who died last June.

Ashley Latty, inset, was stabbed outside the Beaver Centre in Dagenham. Pictures: Met Police/Ellie Hoskins

An innocent party-goer was stabbed to death by a gang who attacked him for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

Becontree social arts project is holding free photography workshops

Brazilian photographer Adriano Rodrigues is unveiling the secrets of his profession in free workshops for children and adults at Dagenham’s Becontree Library on Tuesday.

Police dredging White Hart Lakes in Eastbrookend Country Park, off The Chase, Dagenham, where Neill's leg was discovered on April 1. The rest of his body was recovered in the following days

The owner of the flat where Neill Buchel was allegedly stamped and kicked to death got the idea of chopping up and disposing his body from Guy Ritchie gangster films.

Georgia with her sister Victoria

Twenty-year-old Georgia Kaczorowski is preparing to pound the tarmac in aid of the charity that helped her sister through a horrendous brain trauma.

Dr Hilary Jones speaks to Manor Longbridge pupils about the importance of milk and a balanced diet.

ITV’s celebrity medicine man Dr Hilary Jones GP visited Manor Longbridge School yesterday.

Bobby Hicks, 19, works at Fresh Wharf custody base

During his first day working in custody, one of his colleagues was almost strangled by a detainee.

Jon Cruddas will hold a candlelit 'vigil' to protest against proposals to turn Dagenham's Civic Centre into a school

One of the sewing machinists involved in the Ford Dagenham strikes is lending her support to a stunt aiming to save Dagenham Civic Centre from redevelopment.

The new Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking which is opening in March.

The opening date for the £14million Abbey Leisure Centre has been announced.

Robert Clack School performing their routine

A trip to compete in Stevenage has seen Robert Clack School return to Dagenham with not one but two trophies for their efforts.

Barking and Dagenham tops list of teenage pregnancy rates across the capital.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in London.

Police in Eastbrookend Country Park the morning after Neill's leg was discovered

One of the men accused of murdering Neill Buchel was “rolling around the floor, laughing his b*****ks off” when he saw the father-of-two knocked through a glass cabinet, three months before he was killed.

The planned new exterior of Dagenham fire station

Swanky new images of Dagenham fire station have been released letting people take a sneak peek at the environmentally friendly revamp.

A police helicopter hovers over The Chase, Dagenham, where Neill's leg was found on April 1. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

One of the men accused of beating Neill Buchel to death has described the night his leg was found in a Dagenham lake as the “worst of his life”.

Shaunna Baynes broke her nose and injured her hip in the fall

An Elvis fan who allegedly tripped over an air steward sprawled across the business class aisle of a flight has received £2,000 in compensation – from her own lawyer.

Let it Go with Elsa and Frozen this Christmas at a sing-along screening

Frozen fans will have the chance to meet their favourite Disney princesses in Dagenham this weekend.

Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Cllr Mick McCarthy, above, challenged Cllr Darren Rodwell, below, about the lack of female applicants to the two vacancies

A heated discussion broke out at last night’s meeting of Barking and Dagenham Council about the appointment of two “independent persons” on the council.

The council's assembly meeting will take place tonight (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Budget framework, BAD youth forum and the establishment of the pension board are among topics to be discussed at tonight’s council meeting.

Action from the BlitzBootcamp in Central Park, Dagenham.

What were you doing at 9am on Saturday?

Ram Kalsi with the Eastbury Comprehensive School rugby shirt (Pic by Creative Capture)

Two Barking and Dagenham pupils welcomed the England rugby team to Twickenham.

BMX star Matti Hemings teachig Nicki Ogunjennilusi, 11 a trick on his bike.

The sounds of Beethoven and Mozart could soon be ringing out around the streets of Marks Gate – if Phillippa Banister gets her way, that is.

Allan Smith from Dagenham will be running the Brighton marathon for charity.

Allan Smith loves wildlife so much he’s running 26 miles to protect it.

Kevin Webb, 35 at a pothole on Fitzstephens Road, which his elderly mother fell over

The son of a pensioner who fell over a pothole has said the roads near his home are covered in craters bigger than his size-12 feet.

Neill Buchel's body was found in White Hart Lakes, Eastbrookend Country Park, in April. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

One of the men accused of murdering Neill Buchel had been planning to go away on safari with him.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 14:30

An innocent party-goer was stabbed to death by a gang who attacked him for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

Thu, 15:32
Police dredging White Hart Lakes in Eastbrookend Country Park, off The Chase, Dagenham, where Neill's leg was discovered on April 1. The rest of his body was recovered in the following days

The owner of the flat where Neill Buchel was allegedly stamped and kicked to death got the idea of chopping up and disposing his body from Guy Ritchie gangster films.

Thu, 13:00
Bobby Hicks, 19, works at Fresh Wharf custody base

During his first day working in custody, one of his colleagues was almost strangled by a detainee.

Health

Thu, 09:40

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in London.

Tue, 16:30
Action from the BlitzBootcamp in Central Park, Dagenham.

What were you doing at 9am on Saturday?

Friday, February 20, 2015
Queen's Hospital

An MP has branded new figures detailing reports of hundreds of crimes at a hospital as “shocking”.

Environment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Primary school pupils were given the chance to sample misshapen fruit and vegetables when they were visited by representatives from Asda in Dagenham.

Monday, October 27, 2014
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.

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.

Politics

Thu, 11:40

One of the sewing machinists involved in the Ford Dagenham strikes is lending her support to a stunt aiming to save Dagenham Civic Centre from redevelopment.

Wed, 10:15
Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The rent increase was agreed at Barking town hall last night (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Council rents are set to rise by four per cent, amounting to an average additional cost of £3.67 a week.

Education

Monday, February 16, 2015

Barking’s “one stop shop” will shut by April to be replaced by 17 smaller “checkpoints” in charities and community centres across the borough – saving the Town Hall “a huge amount of money”.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Cllr Darren Rodwell criticised Westminster City Council this week for treating Barking and Dagenham as a 'convenience'

Westminster’s housing boss has hit back at council leader Darren Rodwell, who earlier this week criticised the central London authority for moving some of its council house tenants into Barking and Dagenham.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Sandy Shaw with some of our Pupils

Sixties singing sensation Sandie Shaw returned to Dagenham to inspire pupils at her former secondary school.

Heritage

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Barking and Dagenham Council has been handed a million-pound grant to protect historical buildings across Barking town centre.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Mary and Harry Lindsey have been married for 60 years and will be celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary

The secret to a long and happy marriage is compromise and a sense of humour - needed more so for women, of course, Mary Lindsey believes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Teacher Joshua Alford and pupils Raul Simmons-Perez, 16, and Nico Zavrou Blackstock, 16, from East Barnet School, Barnet, with their clay figures. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

After visiting eight cemeteries and memorials, one museum and a commemorative workshop, our tour came to an end.

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