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“We’ve found creams containing Mercury, which makes bones brittle and gets into your brain.”

A participant from Greenpower Education Trust’'s Formula E School Series event

A Dagenham school is one of just ten schools to be selected for a motor racing event in London this summer.

Detectives are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary where a 34-year-old woman was attacked in her home in Barking

Two burglars held a carving knife to a Barking woman’s throat last night after she told them there was no jewellery in her house.

George Brodie is set to run 300 miles for charity

If you think running a marathon is a challenge, consider running the equivalent of more than 11 back to back.

The junction of the A12 and Whalebone Lane North is set to receive £400k of improvements

Up to £700,000 is set to be spent on improving a pair of dangerous road junctions.

Three men from East London have been charged with conspiracy to steal following reports of vehicles being stolen from garages in Kent.

Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

Solar panels could be added to Barking town hall (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Wind turbines in Dagenham Heathway and solar panels on Barking Town Hall could become a reality after the council agreed plans to produce its own renewable energy.

Mohammed Yasser Afzal

The man accused of murdering a minicab controller admitted in a typed letter found in his pocket that he killed him “because of his own crazy feelings”, a court heard today.

Last month's devolution conference at Old Town Hall, Stratford

A vision of how devolution could work in east London has been outlined in a trailblazing prospectus published today.

Protestors at last week's candlelit vigil

Campaigners fighting against the redevelopment of Dagenham Civic Centre have heralded a victory after persuading a council committee to carry out further research into its viability – although the council insist that the decision to turn the building into a school still stands.

In six weeks, the borough will go to the polls Pic: PA

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

The emergency department at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

New figures published today show 92.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT), up from 84.4pc the previous month.

Smoke billows from the fire

Firefighters were called to Parsloes Park in Dagenham this morning after a car and shed caught alight.

Children, shoppers and staff at the Dagenham Co-operative reopening

A food shop in Dagenham has reopened following a £310,000 transformation.

Kyle Johnson performing at the Lyric Theatre as the young Michael Jackson

It was a case of saving the best ‘til last for musical star Kyle Johnson.

Britain's biggest primary school, Gascoigne Primary School, is set to get even bigger.

Barking and Dagenham Council will spend millions of pounds expanding schools across the borough over the next five years, including academies and free schools.

Omosighu Obazee, volunteer for SJS Awareness UK, which won Most Improved Group of 2014-15,  Nadier Lawson, founder of SJS Awareness UK, Nicola Brown, Starting Point co-ordinator and Frances Foulds, volunteer for SJS Awareness UK

The achievements of community groups and social enterprises were celebrated at an awards ceremony in Barking last Thursday.

Crowds gather outside the Civic Centre in Dagenham to make a stand as part of the fight to secure the future of the centre.

Hundreds gathered outside Dagenham Civic Centre last night for a candlelit vigil aimed at saving it from redevelopment.

Police are looking for three men who have been stalking and threatening a girl.

A man exposed himself to a 70-year-old woman in Dagenham last week.

Headmaster Bob Garton with his whole school staff and pupils

Gascoigne, Britain’s biggest primary school, is one of three in the borough set to increase their yearly intake by up to 50 per cent.

Coroner's Court

A football manager was under the influence of cocaine when he climbed onto a railway track and was hit by a train, an inquest heard today.

Paul Murrell was fined at Redbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday

A boozy brawler was spared a stint of unpaid work on Thursday after telling Redbridge Magistrates’ Court that he’d prefer a fine.

Cllr Butt and the Young Offending Service and Reparation team

Young people being supported to turn their lives around following an early life of crime were awarded with certificates at a special presentation event yesterday.

Crime & Court

“We’ve found creams containing Mercury, which makes bones brittle and gets into your brain.”

Yesterday, 16:05
Detectives are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary where a 34-year-old woman was attacked in her home in Barking

Two burglars held a carving knife to a Barking woman’s throat last night after she told them there was no jewellery in her house.

Yesterday, 11:43

Three men from East London have been charged with conspiracy to steal following reports of vehicles being stolen from garages in Kent.

Health

Thu, 12:22

New figures published today show 92.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT), up from 84.4pc the previous month.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The leisure centre's 25m long pool

It’s been touted as a turning point for inactivity levels in the borough and has created scores of new jobs.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Crowds gather in London's Hyde Park to support a campaign to legalise hashish and marijuana in 1967

The Swinging Sixties generation is the reason for a rise in the number of pensioners being hospitalised for recreational drug use, according to experts.

Environment

Tue, 08:50

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Binmen protesting outside Barking Town Hall against pay cuts

Bin men and women have voted in favour of industrial action over council plans to cut their salary.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Asda employer Bev Young talks to nursery pupils Alexander Coombe, left, Raneem Athamneh, and Halimar Ogunfeware, about vegetables and their benefits

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

Politics

Yesterday, 11:51

Up to £700,000 is set to be spent on improving a pair of dangerous road junctions.

Yesterday, 11:18
Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

Yesterday, 10:24
Solar panels could be added to Barking town hall (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Wind turbines in Dagenham Heathway and solar panels on Barking Town Hall could become a reality after the council agreed plans to produce its own renewable energy.

Education

Wed, 07:00

Gascoigne, Britain’s biggest primary school, is one of three in the borough set to increase their yearly intake by up to 50 per cent.

Tue, 10:33
First place winners, Roseanne, Emily and Charlie with their winning bridge at a science project session at Rush Green Primary School.

Lessons might have been over but that didn’t stop more than 250 children and parents taking part in an after school competition at Rush Green Primary on Friday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Headmaster Bob Garton

Gascoigne Primary headteacher Bob Garton, 62, tells Rebecca Cushway what it’s like to be the boss of Britain’s biggest primary school – and appear on TV

Heritage

Mon, 12:02

Singer songwriter Billy Bragg will return to Barking and Dagenham as part of the borough’s bumper 50th anniversary celebrations.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Jim Bradshaw in his uniform while serving in the Royal Marine Commando during the Second World War

Wading ashore a beach riddled with mines while under fire from the enemy is a scene most associate with epic movies or video games.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Barking and Dagenham cabinet member for regeneration Cllr Cameron Geddes outside St Margaret's Church, Barking.

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

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