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A 24-year-old man from Dagenham has been forced to pay more than £700 for driving without a licence or insurance.

Nick Boles MP stops for a selfie with apprentice Harry Cunningham and James Wates

Nick Boles MP swapped his pen for pipes on Wednesday when he spent a day as an apprentice at Barking and Dagenham College.

Muhammed Fahad will perform at the Barking Broadway

Bollywood travels to The Broadway in the form of north Indian entertainer Mohammed Fahad on Sunday.

Ribbans got into a fight moments after leaving Ilford police station. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

A 28-year-old man who punched his brother in the head outside a police station has escaped without a fine.

Cllr Darren Rodwell and members of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East Barking pose with the new road sign for the former Northern Relief Road

Barking and Dagenham’s Northern Relief Road has been renamed to honour Sikhs’ contribution to the borough.

Met police mounted branch on patrol in Barking town centre

Boris Johnson has been criticised for not restoring the borough’s confidence in the Metropolitan Police.

Dagenham firefighters helped rescue Snoopy the horse (picture: London Fire Brigade)

Dagenham firefighters have come to the rescue of a horse that was stuck in marshland.

Arjun Wara during his volunteering trip

Travelling to Nicaragua helped Arjun Wara play a small part in overhauling the country’s litter problem - as well as enabling him to realise what he can achieve.

'Targeted': Claire Glover outside her house, where her mobility scooter was stolen last week. Picture: Paul Bennett

A cold-hearted thief stole a mum’s mobility scooter – a year after her disabled daughter’s adapted tricycle was taken from the same spot.

Tracy and Paul Wakeham outside their house in Valentines Way

A woman fears for her vulnerable husband’s life after a nearby garden became so dirty it attracted vermin into their house.

The Tesco Express in Longbridge Parade, Barking, is set to close (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The Tesco Express in Longbridge Road, Barking, is set to close, it was announced this morning.

A faked photograph from the 1950s by Egbert Smart (copyright LBBD Archive)

Ghost hunters were on the lookout for spooky goings-on at a fright night in Valence House Museum, where spirits are said to haunt the old building’s walls.

Do you recognise this man?

This is the man police want to speak to in connection with an assault on a District line train which damaged the victim’s eyesight.

The Fox family at their reunion on Friday, January 23. They have a large family history in Barking and Dagenham and gathered together again after many years

The Fox family first appeared in the Post back in 1986 under the headline: ‘Who’s got a bigger brood?’ On Friday, a 150-strong reunion showed the clan is still going strong. Anna Silverman spoke to Karen Kuderovitch about love and loss over the years

NHS unions have called off industrial action

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

Robert Campbell is running the London Marathon in memory of his mum

A Barking and Dagenham Council worker is getting more active than most in memory of his mum.

Phillippa Banister with local councillors and pupils at Roding Primary School.

A community-led street redesign project transforming the Becontree estate has reached its end after two years of consulting, planning and building.

One of the photos recovered from the found SD card

Do you recognise these photos? They’re among more than 100 which been found on a SD card in the Isle of Wight.

NHS unions have called off industrial action

Elderly and sick Barking and Dagenham residents are being urged to prepare for NHS industrial action in which thousands of healthcare workers will strike over pay across London this Thursday.

Do you know this man?

CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with indecent exposure on a train have been released by British Transport Police.

Police outside the house in Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, where Ayesha Ali's body was found. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A mum accused of murdering her eight year old daughter was told that her child was evil and her parents would die due to her bad behaviour, a court has heard.

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch asked participants to count the species they saw

How many different types of bird can be seen in an hour at Valence House?

Head teacher Leigh Hovey, left, gives Egypt`s Education minister Mahmoud Abu El-Nasr a tour around Eastbury Primary School

The Egyptian education minister learnt about school life in Britain during a visit to a Barking primary school.

Motivational speaker Warren Ryan talks to year nine pupils

Ignoring negativity was among the inspirational advice given to Key Stage 3 pupils at Dagenham Heathway library on Saturday.

Crime & Court

10:30

A 24-year-old man from Dagenham has been forced to pay more than £700 for driving without a licence or insurance.

08:23
Ribbans got into a fight moments after leaving Ilford police station. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

A 28-year-old man who punched his brother in the head outside a police station has escaped without a fine.

Yesterday, 08:41
'Targeted': Claire Glover outside her house, where her mobility scooter was stolen last week. Picture: Paul Bennett

A cold-hearted thief stole a mum’s mobility scooter – a year after her disabled daughter’s adapted tricycle was taken from the same spot.

Health

Tue, 18:18

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

Tue, 11:00
NHS unions have called off industrial action

Elderly and sick Barking and Dagenham residents are being urged to prepare for NHS industrial action in which thousands of healthcare workers will strike over pay across London this Thursday.

Mon, 12:17
A Brazilian Dance class at the Barking Sportshouse, led by group class instructor Paula Watson.

Reporter Mark Shales got out the tracksuit to enjoy an evening of shimmies and hip twists for the Post’s Get Active campaign

Environment

Monday, October 27, 2014

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(L-R)  Operations manager Gerry Martin and reformed offender Chris Nelson.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Prison life isn’t easy, and rightly so.

Politics

Monday, January 5, 2015

Nine borough bosses, including Barking and Dagenham leader Cllr Darren Rodwell, will meet later this month to discuss how more power can be devolved to east London.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Cllr Val Rush died earlier this month

The funeral of “dedicated and respected” former councillor Val Rush, who died just before Christmas, takes place on Saturday next week.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Richard Wyatt at the Fiddlers junction, Dagenham, demonstrating the existing danger there for cyclists (picture: Paul Bennett)

This map shows eight new cycle routes Barking and Dagenham Council hopes will be in use by 2018.

Education

Mon, 12:40

The Egyptian education minister learnt about school life in Britain during a visit to a Barking primary school.

Mon, 12:39
Motivational speaker Warren Ryan talks to year nine pupils

Ignoring negativity was among the inspirational advice given to Key Stage 3 pupils at Dagenham Heathway library on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Francisca Akyirem, Morgan Hewitt, Lucy Chesney, Summer Calverley and Hollie Ross with some of the posters they created as part of their campaign

Did you know that if a woman is raped in Afghanistan, she would be the one to go to prison for committing adultery and seducing a man?

Heritage

Wed, 10:57

Ghost hunters were on the lookout for spooky goings-on at a fright night in Valence House Museum, where spirits are said to haunt the old building’s walls.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Author Lee Jackson talking about his book Dirty Old London

Author and history buff author Lee Jackson will be at the Library to talk about his latest book on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Decorated bicycles at the town show in 1965

More than 6,000 virtually unseen images of Barking and Dagenham are set to become available online for the first time thanks to a £65k grant.

Most read news

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

We let two experts have their say on why the campaign is needed – or isn’t.

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