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Friday, February 17, 2017

Bird-fanciers are clashing with other residents and the Council over the borough’s most historic site.

A campaigner who is fighting to bring back green garden waste collections says she is hopeful after a council scrunity group agreed to support her petition last night.

Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst borough in the capital when it comes to recycling.

A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint.

Residents have until the end of today to register their opinions on crime and policing in the borough.

A church cemetery has been transformed thanks to the work of a group of young volunteers.

Residents are campaigning to bring back free green waste collections as a consultation on a paid-for service comes to a close.

The council’s war on “grime crime” will include exposing culprits on a “wall of shame”.

Noisy delivery drivers are causing sleepless nights for residents.

A mum and daughter have admitted fraud after selling sick and dying puppies.

A new waste strategy will aim to overturn the worst recycling rates in the capital.

Rats, faeces and furniture have turned a former travellers’ site into a “disgusting” tip.

Children from across the borough are learning about the importance of re-using materials as part of National Recycling Week.

A campaign which aims to reduce the amount of rubbish thrown away by residents has been officially launched by the council.

Scones smothered in organic jam went down a treat at a farm open day.

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

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

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

A dog was left in a car at the Dagenham steam and cider festival on Saturday, despite blazing sunshine at the dog-friendly fair.

Water voles – the country’s most endangered mammal – have been given a boost in the borough.

A promenade, bars and restaurants are set to transform a former power station into an urban oasis.

Residents are being asked to give their opinions on rubbish collections to help the council plan its waste strategy for the next four years.

A children’s play area has been closed following vandalism.

Think golf, but smaller. If you reach mini-golf you’ve gone too far.

Green-fingered residents have reacted angrily to the possibility of garden waste bins being axed in the latest round of cost-cutting measurers.

You are much more likely to die from lung diseases here than in wealthier parts of London, with Mayor Sadiq Khan blaming air pollution inequality.

Residents are kicking up a stink over the growing problem of fly-tipping that is blighting many of Barking and Dagenham’s roads.

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

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.

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

The streets could soon be clean enough to eat off after a grand new fleet of mechanised sweepers costing nearly £1 million was approved.

Charges for services throughout the borough are set to increase to offset a nationwide reduction in council property rent rates.

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

The residents of Marks Gate can have their say on the area’s future as the plans for a groundbreaking street redesign project have been unveiled.

Youngsters got their hands dirty planting fruit trees.

A woman says she is disgusted that her disabled dad’s bins have gone more than three months without being emptied.

A major supermarket has teamed up with the Post to put money raised from the 5p levy on plastic bags to good use in the borough.

Earlier this month, Barking and Dagenham was named the joint-worst hotspot for sewer blockages by Thames Water – so we sent a reporter to investigate the borough’s bad flushing habits.

A lighting revolution is coming to a street near you after £7.5 million-plans were agreed last night.

A mum-of-two has been left devastated after her beloved parrot flew away.

Plans to build an asbestos transfer site just yards from one of the borough’s busiest estates have been withdrawn by the developers.

Cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and chillies are set to continue being cultivated in the borough thanks to a new Big Lottery grant.

Young volunteers came together to clean up their streets as part of the Beautiful Boroughs Project.

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

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.

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