Friday, May 12, 2017

The Barking and Dagenham candidates for the general election have been announced.

Things need to be done to make young people more aware of the general election, according to Barking and Dagenham College students.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

Jon Cruddas has called Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election “policy chaos”.

In just under two years, Britain has had one general election, one referendum, two prime minsters and faces the prospect of a third.

The prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election on June 8.

The charity behind the Garden Bridge has hit back at Dame Margaret Hodge after she called for the project to be scrapped.

The chief executive of Barking and Dagenham Council took home more than £185,000 last year, a report out today reveals.

A strain on the public purse that risks unjustifiable investment – that’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s verdict on the Garden Bridge.

Jon Cruddas MP praised the capital’s emergency services after police shot dead the Islamist terrorist who murdered three in Westminster yesterday.

The town hall’s flag is flying at half-mast today in solidarity with the three people killed by a terrorist in Westminster yesterday.

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down over his planned Budget hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed.

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries which could see the seats of Barking and Dagenham and Rainham amended have prompted a mixed reaction from constituents.

Jon Cruddas slammed the chancellor’s budget as a “smoke and mirrors” failure for working people, schools and the National Health Service.

The borough’s budget for the coming financial year has been branded an “investment budget” by council leader Darren Rodwell.

The Post has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday.

Brexit has moved one step closer after MPs voted overwhelmingly to initiate the withdrawal from the EU.

A campaign calling for a public inquiry into the safety of a busy stretch of road has been launched after a biker died yesterday.

Don’t miss on your chance to take part in a consultation about plans to raise council tax by four per cent.

The council has welcomed prime minister Theresa May’s decision to tackle rough sleeping in the borough as part of a £20million scheme.

Zero-hours contracts have been blamed for the council’s £21million housing benefit debt.

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on plans to raise council tax by almost four per cent next year.

As the government considers a review of gaming, Sebastian Murphy-Bates looks at how borough bookies exposes people to ‘highly addictive’ machines on which they can bet £100 in the space of just 20 seconds

A man who allegedly took a hammer and a knife into Jon Cruddas’ MP advice surgery will go on trial next month.

An acid attack victim has told how he just wants to get his life back at an anti-racism protest organised to show solidarity.

As the consultation focuses on what people would like to see in the borough in the future, a lot of answers focused on what people disliked and want to change.

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

The results of the borough’s biggest-ever survey are in - and reveal that residents worry about house prices, fly-tipping and safety.

A grieving father cannot visit his son’s grave because of a new cemetery gate system, his daughter has claimed.

Hopes that Dagenham’s three Tube stations might be moved from Zone 5 to Zone 4 have suffered a setback.

Elderly people can expect higher standards of care following the signing of an ethical agreement.

Barking and Dagenham is the worst borough in London for prosperity, according to a new study.

Almost £2 million was spent on interim managers at the council during the last financial year, the Post can reveal.

Residents have a week to have their say on the future of Barking and Dagenham.

Enforcing parking restrictions could destroy trade, shop owners have warned.

“Films not Ford’s” was the tag-line of the day as Sadiq Khan revealed plans for the capital’s biggest studios on one of the borough’s most important industrial sites.

The largest film studios in London could be built in Dagenham, Sadiq Khan announced during a visit to the borough this morning.

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