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Borough bowls players fear a funding “crisis” fuelled by a fall in membership could finish off their 55-year-old club.

Charles Mayes, 95, died in the crash

A tipper truck driver “panicked” and drove off after a crash which saw a 95-year-old die, a court heard today.

Ruth Umerah, from ELUTEC, with John Lewis, MD of Londoneast-UK

The final piece of the Sanofi-site jigsaw has fallen into place with the sale of the last 25 acres of unaccounted-for land.

Pupils at Parsloes Primary School letting off balloons as part of project

Parsloes Primary pupils raised £100 for Richard House Hospice – along with 90 balloons.

An estimated 7,000 people were treated with contaminated NHS blood and more than 2,000 have since died

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways local victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Now investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements badly needed

Cllr Rodwell said the

The council claims its offensive against the “selfish few” sullying streets with litter is off to a strong start – with more than 1,000 fines for “enviro-crimes” issued in the last year.

John Hodger, Pam Dumbletn, Allan Thacker, Irene Werren Joe Plaskett, Gary Farley.

Petitions and hand-written letters totalling more than 2,000 signatures opposing plans for a waste management plant dealing with asbestos were handed in to the council on Tuesday.

The canary was found in Rugby Road, Dagenham

Can you help reunite this budgie with its owner?

House prices in the borough have rocketed in just one year

“Through the roof” house prices are stopping residents getting their feet on the property ladder.

A man was shot on Green Lane

A man who was shot yesterday morning has just been discharged from hospital.

Stanley Webb, nine, with two of more than 50 awards

National swimathon champion Stanley Webb speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about how the sport helps him achieve both in the pool and at Grafton Primary School

Dean has been found, safe and well

A missing 22-year-old man thought to be in Dagenham has been found.

Becontree Heath Leisure Centre

An investigation is underway after hundreds of swimmers were evacuated from Becontree Heath Leisure Centre following a fire.

The Broadway Theatre in Barking takes centre stage under new management

An innovative cultural programme at the Broadway Theatre has been launched by Barking and Dagenham College – the new managers.

A man died during a crash on the A13 today near Barking

A man died and another was injured today in a crash involving “several vehicles” on the A13 near Barking.

A minute's silence will be held in the memorial gardens, next to Dagenham's Civic Centre

Residents can join councillors and faith groups across the borough in a minute’s silence on Friday, in memory of those who lost their lives during the beach attack in Tunisia.

Margaret Sumpter, 77, from Dagenham, is making dresses for orphaned children in Watamu, Kenya

A former seamstress to the Queen has taken up her needles once more – this time with a different cloth to cut.

Dad Balbir (left), 64, and son Anmol, 27, have lived in their home for 10 years

Shocked residents are planning to fight council plans to demolish their homes.

Shooting on Green Lane near Goodmayes Road

Police have been called to reports of a man shot in Goodmayes this morning.

After Asha was hit by a car on Ripple Road on Monday, Ilona held her head while it was bleeding and phoned an ambulance. Only afterwards did Iona realise her handbag had been stolen while she was helping the woman. Asha Sadnani with Ilona Alisauskaite. Photo: Paul Bennett

A Good Samaritan had her purse stolen after she rushed to the aid of a woman hit by a car.

Epileptic pupil Rosie Harrison, 12, with her mum Kate Harrison.

The mum of an epileptic 12-year-old has criticised the “kindest school in the country” for giving her daughter the nickname “dozy Rosie” – and a flash photography-induced fit.

Walking wounded leaving Edgware Road tube station after the bomb attack. Pic: PA

Next week marks a decade since the London 7/7 bombings, the terrorist attack which claimed the lives of 52 victims and injured more than 700 others. In the first of our two part anniversary series, Anna Silverman meets Jeff Porter, a Tube driver who was driving behind the Circle line train that was targeted in the Edgware Road attack

Travellers on the Castle Green site

The group of travellers illegally pitched up in Dagenham could be removed by the weekend, according to the council.

Billy Bragg will return to his birthplace to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a borough of London (Pic by Yui Mok/PA)

Folk singer Billy Bragg might be the borough’s greatest living contribution to popular culture, fusing political activism with poetic love songs.

Eileen Landy with Barking MP Margaret Hodge and her dog, Margo

A selfless dog lover has been presented with a community champion award by Margaret Hodge in recognition of her fundraising efforts.

Crime & Court

Fri, 19:00

A tipper truck driver “panicked” and drove off after a crash which saw a 95-year-old die, a court heard today.

Thu, 13:50
A man was shot on Green Lane

A man who was shot yesterday morning has just been discharged from hospital.

Wed, 08:41
Shooting on Green Lane near Goodmayes Road

Police have been called to reports of a man shot in Goodmayes this morning.

Health

Fri, 11:56

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways local victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Now investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements badly needed

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Angela Farrugia lost three brothers - Barry, Victor and David - to contaminated blood. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In the second part of our series on the NHS blood scandal that wrecked lives, Emma Youle meets more of the families who’ve sadly lost loved ones

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

Legal proceedings are being taken against the NHS trust which runs King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital alleging that staffing shortages led to poor care.

Environment

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

About 6,000 people enjoyed the sun-kissed fun at Eastbrookend Country Fair on Sunday – twice as many visitors as last year.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A yorkshire terrier playing

Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first council in the country to use DNA testing to catch irresponsible pet owners who fail to clean up after their dogs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Barking Riverside new development.

A new £10 million road could kickstart the development of Barking Riverside, if Cabinet approves plans tonight.

Politics

Fri, 11:56

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways local victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Now investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements badly needed

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Angela Farrugia lost three brothers - Barry, Victor and David - to contaminated blood. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In the second part of our series on the NHS blood scandal that wrecked lives, Emma Youle meets more of the families who’ve sadly lost loved ones

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Barking and Dagenham General Election 2015

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has apologised for a “stupid mistake” after “accidentally” claiming £30 on expenses for funeral flowers.

Education

Mon, 16:34

There were go-karts and inflatable slides galore at the annual William Bellamy Primary School summer fête on Saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Post editor Michael Adkins with Student Takeover winners Julius Razanauskas and Jamilatu Sesay and college principal and chief executive Cathy Walsh OBE

Two students have secured paid internships with the Post after impressing during our student takeover project.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Grafton Primary School has been given a Reading Recovery award in recognition of its achievements in helping children learn to read

It’s the stuff of fairytales. The future of struggling young readers in the borough has been transformed through a dedicated scheme to bring them up to scratch with their literate peers.

Heritage

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A commemorative park bench funded by a Chadwell Heath community group has been stolen – putting plans for a special memorial garden in jeopardy.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Captain John Bennett's tomb in St Margaret's Church in Barking (Picture: LBBD local studies and archives centre)

The tales suggest adventures on the high sea, smuggling and money laundering – but in truth, Captain John Bennett’s life remains largely a mystery.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Clarice when she was crowned Barking carnival queen in 1945

Sending letters and photos was the only way soldiers could communicate with their beloveds during the war. Robert Saul reflects on staying in touch with the love of his life – his wife Clarice – from millions of miles away

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