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Police want to speak to this man

A man is being sought after a 24-year-old was punched in the face by a stranger on the 174 bus.

Warren School students receive their GCSE results last year

Students across the borough are set to receive their GCSE results this morning.

Jo Sinclair, left, hopes to spark a gardening revolution in Barking

Guerilla gardeners besieged the town centre to offer people packs of seeds in grenade-like containers, urging them to “seed bomb” empty green space.

Rush Green School sports day 1965

Been inspired by the Olympics? A bank holiday fete will provide a chance to relive the glory of school sports days while celebrating Barking and Dagenham’s athletic past.

The Hammersmith and City line is part suspended between Barking and Moorgare  File pic: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Tube users face severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Underground line due to a signal failure at East Ham

The car was stolen in the early hours of this morning

A mum-of-three whose Range Rover was stolen from outside her house in the early hours of this morning has spoken of her devastation.

These delightful bouquets will be scattered around the area. (Picture: Morrisons)

A supermarket is scattering colourful bouquets outside for people to pick up and take home.

Benita Glogowska with Carole Pluckrose

An opera singer, astro turf and mannequins are showing what balconies can become in an attempt to inspire a future filled with “sky spaces”.

FROSTIZE BAND n DJ

A music festival brought a taste of Africa to the borough at the weekend.

Chas and Dave

They might both be in their 70s but Chas and Dave are still as excited as they’ve ever been about creating a good old knees-up.

Jeremy Corbyn poses with MP Diane Abbott and other supporters

A speech by a Labour ward councillor was given a rapturous applause at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn.

The Jungle camp in Calais, where Memoona went to help refugees Picture: Minhaj Welfare Foundation

A teenager hopes to overcome her fear of heights to raise money for Syrian refugees.

The council is warning Barking and Dagenham to stay safe in this summer's sunshine Picture: Dominic Lipinski/ PA Images

Commuters, children and the elderly are being warned to take care in extreme heat as temperatures are set to hit 31 degrees Celcius today.

Shelley Harlow shares a room, and a bed, with her four-year-old daughter Maisy Gosling, in temporary accomodation in Barking

A mother forced to share a bed with her four-year-old daughter has spoken out about the realties of homelessness after a group of MPs slammed local council advice as “too often meaningless and ineffectual”.

Olympic themed fun day at Barking Riverside

Two fun days celebrating the success of Team GB in Rio gave youngsters a chance to take part in their very own Olympics.

Cllr Peter Chand runs shoulder with a python

Hundreds of people enjoyed a sunny day out in the park.

Police at the scene of the accident on the A13 eastbound

A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

Rose Spacova reveals the ancient energies to reporter Mark Shales inside her healing pyramid

For millennia they have shaped civilisations and fascinated historians.

The balcony in Barking town centre is being transformed as part of the 1,000 Beautiful Balconies project Picture: Carole Pluckrose

A green-fingered theatre director hopes to spark a creative revolution with the revamping of a town centre balcony.

Daniel says his beloved birthday bike was stolen in Dagenham Picture: Danieal Ignatov

A lab technician was left pining for his “pride and joy” after his motorbike was stolen.

The road marking as it appeared in May 2014 at the junction of Gale Street, Rugby Road and Ivyhouse Road. Picture: Sherrie Esterhai

Motorists once bamboozled by a large star shape at a busy junction may have hoped it would never return.

Victoria Oladele, outside Insyde's new headquarters at Starting Point. Picture: Sandra Rowse

A team of social workers are hoping to expand a unique youth forum as they celebrate moving into their first permanent office.

Players from Norway, Holland, Andorra and Ireland came to Dagenham for the inaugural Pitch and Putt British Open

The long-held dreams of one family have been realised in spectacular fashion.

TOMMY HEAVEY  8
BERTIE HEAVEY 4

More than 80 people attended the launch of the White House, a disused farmhouse that has been given a new lease of life as an arts hub.

Roadworks are due to last for 16 weeks.

Motorists face nearly four months of delays while roadworks are carried out near a busy Underground station.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:07
The car was stolen in the early hours of this morning

A mum-of-three whose Range Rover was stolen from outside her house in the early hours of this morning has spoken of her devastation.

Tue, 16:25
Police at the scene of the accident on the A13 eastbound

A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

Daniel says his beloved birthday bike was stolen in Dagenham Picture: Danieal Ignatov

A lab technician was left pining for his “pride and joy” after his motorbike was stolen.

Health

Tue, 18:30
Olympic themed fun day at Barking Riverside

Two fun days celebrating the success of Team GB in Rio gave youngsters a chance to take part in their very own Olympics.

Paul Hannaford shows Dagenham teenagers a replica of the kind of knives he used to carry

A former addict who lost 23 years of his life to drugs warned teenagers to avoid the destructive lifestyle he survived.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Ray Lovell at home in Dagenham

Ray Lovell is the new chair of SocialEyes, a free group for blind and partially-sighted people. He tells Mark Shales how he showed those who said he wouldn’t get anywhere in life.

Environment

Jo Sinclair, left, hopes to spark a gardening revolution in Barking

Guerilla gardeners besieged the town centre to offer people packs of seeds in grenade-like containers, urging them to “seed bomb” empty green space.

Yesterday, 16:00
Benita Glogowska with Carole Pluckrose

An opera singer, astro turf and mannequins are showing what balconies can become in an attempt to inspire a future filled with “sky spaces”.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Launch of recycling drive in Barking town centre. with a tonne of waste.
Cllr Lynda Rice, and Cllr Saima Ashraf, with the one tonne tour truck.

Residents are being encouraged to bin their wasteful habits as a tour of their annual household rubbish launched earlier today.

Politics

Yesterday, 07:00
Shelley Harlow shares a room, and a bed, with her four-year-old daughter Maisy Gosling, in temporary accomodation in Barking

A mother forced to share a bed with her four-year-old daughter has spoken out about the realties of homelessness after a group of MPs slammed local council advice as “too often meaningless and ineffectual”.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Members of Barking and Dagenham'’s Indian community celebrated the country’s 69th Independence Day outside Barking Town Hall

Members of the borough’s Indian community celebrated the country’s 69th Independence Day on Monday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Bridge House, in London Road, Barking

A prominent office block could be set to be turned into 19 flats.

Education

33 minutes ago
Lennox Mwaura, Jordan Wauchope, headteacher Ges Smith and Jessica Idahosa celebrating their GCSE results

Students and teachers at Jo Richardson Community School are celebrating their best ever GCSE results.

43 minutes ago
Eastbury Community School students celebrate their GCSE results, while headteacher David Dickson (far left) and Cllr Evelyn Carpenter (second from left) congratulate them

An “extremely proud” headteacher has credited hard work after his students broke GCSE records.

Precious Shosanya, Nelima Hossain and Ranya Lahnami with their results

Students at Dagenham Park are today celebrating achieving the school’s best ever GCSE results.

Heritage

Yesterday, 18:30
Rush Green School sports day 1965

Been inspired by the Olympics? A bank holiday fete will provide a chance to relive the glory of school sports days while celebrating Barking and Dagenham’s athletic past.

Monday, August 15, 2016
Picture: Valence House

Why is Mayesbrook Park sometimes called Matchstick Island? Why are there steps that lead to nowhere?

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Family firm Welding Engineering Services have won business of year as well as young entrepreneur/business person of the year.

Just weeks ago, a third-generation welding firm weeped tears of joy as they accepted a prestigious business award.

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