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Yesterday, 16:18
A fundraising page has been set up to raise money for Sean Thake's funeral

The sister of a young dad-of-two who was killed in a crash yesterday afternoon has set up a fundraising page to help pay for his funeral.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage visted Dagenham this afternoon

Nigel Farage appealed to the borough’s “thriving” business community to vote for a Brexit when he visited Dagenham this afternoon.

A man was slashed in Barking Park this morning Picture: Barry Jones/iWitness

A man was slashed with broken glass in a park this morning.

Mary and Bob Edwards in their home in Felton Road, Barking

A house filled with pidgeons and penny-a-day schooling are among the family memories one great-great-grandma has unearthed.

The ambulance service and police attended the scene in Wood Lane, Dagenham

A man has been killed and another is being treated by paramedics after a serious crash this afternoon.

Tony Henry has been jailed for 20 years after the

A man has been jailed for 20 years after stabbing another man in the head and slitting his throat during a “harrowing attack” in a busy street.

Cathy Walsh with Stephen Exley, The TES's Further Education editor

The former principal of Barking and Dagenham College has received a lifetime achievement award.

Riley Vincent (holding the SpongeBob SquarePants toy) with dad Stuart, mum Nicola and brother Oliver, two

Even the most earnest of TV viewers can be moved to tears of laughter by the optimism of one animated sponge.

Pomeranian puppy Teddy was found in Dagenham

Staff at an animal rescue centre are making a final plea to trace the owners of an adorable Pomeranian puppy before he is re-homed.

Michael Porter, of Fuller Road, Dagenham, was yesterday handed a suspended prison sentence for four counts of animal cruelty

A man has avoided jail after he was found guilty of attacking a dog with a machete.

Old Bailey

A security guard who sent thousands of tweets glorifying the Islamic State was today jailed for five years.

Maureen and Derek Budd married on the same day as the Queen's 30th birthday.

A diamond couple enjoyed a royally good anniversary after the Queen sent them a special card – on her own birthday.

How Barking and Dagenham Council's cuts will fall

“A pivotal point in the borough’s next 100 years.”

Residents at the Eastbrook pub voiced their concern about an appeal made to the government to allow the construction of a mosque in Rainham Road South

More than a hundred residents attended a public meeting last night to oppose plans to turn a former post office into a mosque.

A man was taken to a major trauma centre yesterday after suffering a leg injury in Valence Avenue, Dagenham.

A man was taken to a major trauma centre after suffering a leg injury in a road accident.

Parking enforcement has been stepped up. Photo: PA/Jonathan Brady

Parking fines have soared in the past year – despite a measure brought in to help shoppers and boost local trade.

Ben Smith, seen crouching in a blue jacket, brought The 401 Challenge to Dagenham yesterday, starting with Dagenham 88 Runners at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre Picture: Dagenham 88 Runners

A runner who is attempting to set a world record by running 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days brought his mission to raise £250,000 for charity to Dagenham yesterday.

Steve, left, being presented with his NVQ in steam train driving by manager Mark Appleford Picture: c2c

A friend and colleague of a train driver who died at Barking station has praised him as a “railway man through and through”.

Joshua Howes, six, with Simon the guinea pig

The realities of pet ownership were revealed at the first of a series of fun workshops.

Reception pupils at Northbury Primary School in Barking dressed as superheroes to highlight the importance of healthy eating

Web-slingers and caped crusaders merged calculations with crime-fighting in Barking for a superhero dress-up day.

Sheep pigs seen in Chadwell Heath this morning. Photo: Angela Fennell

With their woolly backs and snout-like faces they look like something from a children’s illustration.

Businesses, including the Golden Fish chippy on Becontree Avenue in Dagenham are baffled after Barking and Dagenham Council refused to discuss free parking

Traders criticised Barking and Dagenham Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell for blocking discussions about extending free parking near their businesses.

London Ambulance Service took one person to hospital

Three cars were involved in an accident in Dagenham this morning.

Dagenham Civic Centre will offer courses with Coventry University if plans are approved

Jon Cruddas MP has backed plans to turn Dagenham Civic Centre into a branch of Coventry University – despite leading a campaign against it becoming a school.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for residents to oppose the possible closure of King George Hospital's A&E department

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has urged residents to sign a petition opposing A&E closures at King George Hospital, after leaked documents revealed plans to shut the Ilford emergency ward at 8pm.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:42
A man was slashed in Barking Park this morning Picture: Barry Jones/iWitness

A man was slashed with broken glass in a park this morning.

Fri, 16:00
Tony Henry has been jailed for 20 years after the

A man has been jailed for 20 years after stabbing another man in the head and slitting his throat during a “harrowing attack” in a busy street.

Thu, 16:35
Old Bailey

A security guard who sent thousands of tweets glorifying the Islamic State was today jailed for five years.

Health

Tue, 18:30
Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for residents to oppose the possible closure of King George Hospital's A&E department

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has urged residents to sign a petition opposing A&E closures at King George Hospital, after leaked documents revealed plans to shut the Ilford emergency ward at 8pm.

Friday, April 22, 2016
The stats surrounding missed hospital appointments

Missed appointments at Queen’s and King George hospitals cost the NHS £8.8million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 225 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Angela Farrugia, wipes away a tear as she arrives at the blood scandal demonstration in Westminster

MPs have backed the fight for proper compensation and support for victims of one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

Environment

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Park ranger, Loretta Hoy (far left) with volunteers ready to clean up Barking Park.

Volunteers braved the cold to take part in a spruce up of Barking park on Monday.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Representatives from the three shortlisted groups for a Bags for Help grant raised a glass ahead of voting.

Three community groups which are in the running for a share of £30,000 attended the launch of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme at the Barking superstore.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Last summer Travellers occupied land near the old Ford factory

Irish Travellers in caravans were told to leave land opposite a primary school last night.

Politics

Yesterday, 17:00
Ukip leader Nigel Farage visted Dagenham this afternoon

Nigel Farage appealed to the borough’s “thriving” business community to vote for a Brexit when he visited Dagenham this afternoon.

Thu, 14:20
How Barking and Dagenham Council's cuts will fall

“A pivotal point in the borough’s next 100 years.”

Tue, 18:30
Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for residents to oppose the possible closure of King George Hospital's A&E department

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has urged residents to sign a petition opposing A&E closures at King George Hospital, after leaked documents revealed plans to shut the Ilford emergency ward at 8pm.

Education

Fri, 15:08
Cathy Walsh with Stephen Exley, The TES's Further Education editor

The former principal of Barking and Dagenham College has received a lifetime achievement award.

Wed, 15:00
Joshua Howes, six, with Simon the guinea pig

The realities of pet ownership were revealed at the first of a series of fun workshops.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Action 4 Gascoigne youngsters organised the fun day

Youngsters organised a fun day on their estate to bring together the whole community.

Heritage

Yesterday, 12:00
Mary and Bob Edwards in their home in Felton Road, Barking

A house filled with pidgeons and penny-a-day schooling are among the family memories one great-great-grandma has unearthed.

Tue, 17:00
Barking-born England captain Bobby Moore lifts the Jules Rimet trophy next to hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst

A unique piece of sporting memorabilia was sold at auction today, almost 50 years after its former owner became the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Sir Geoff Hurst with his footballing memorabilia, including cap                  Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Images

A unique piece of sporting memorabilia once belonging to one of England’s 1966 World Cup heroes will go on sale next week.

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