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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £11.6 million to be split between London boroughs for transport projects.

The Conservatives are “celebrating” the defection of Ukip’s former parliamentary candidate and regional controller for London Peter Harris, who is from Dagenham.

A high court judge will lead a long-awaited new public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, the government has announced today.

Barking and Dagenham Council are flying the rainbow flag over the town hall to mark the beginning of LGBT History Month.

An estimated 900 jobs in Barking and Dagenham could go if a ‘no deal’ hard Brexit takes place, the mayor of London has claimed today.

A woman from Barking has launched a campaign to improve opportunities for young undocumented migrants living in the UK.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the next generation.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has backed a Bill spearheaded by a Labour colleague which offers more protection for private tenants.

Cllr Dominic Twomey, deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, revealed the possible increase during a Facebook live session hosted by the Post yesterday.

Council tax bills are set to rise and street cleaning could be cut back as the town hall tightens its belt to save £63million by 2021.

Builders working on the Gascoigne Estate redevelopment have received glowing praise from inspectors.

London Assembly member for east London Unmesh Desai is visiting Turkey next week as part of a UK delegation of MPs and MEPs watching the trials of Turkish opposition MPs.

Barking and Dagenham received more than 4,000 complaints about rodents in the last five years, figures reveal.

Campaigners fighting to stop Dagenham JobCentre from being closed are holding the second of two protests outside the branch.

The MP for Barking has warned that public confidence in the police has plummeted after a major shake-up to the force’s command.

A million first-time buyers are expected by the government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years - but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

Religious groups paid each other a visits at their respective places of worship as part of World Inter Faith Week.

Closing Dagenham Jobcentre would hurt countless jobseekers in one of London’s most deprived areas, campaigners have warned.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Next week’s Budget needs to tackle the tax avoidance “scourge” revealed in the Paradise Papers, the MP for Barking has said.

Barking and Dagenham has thrown its hat into the ring to become London’s Borough of Culture.

An explosive cache of leaked files reveal the Government and its regulators prop up industrial-scale tax dodging, Dame Margaret Hodge has told parliament.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council and another senior councillor received special recognition at an awards ceremony for local politicians last night.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge, once dubbed a “tax rockstar” by a leading economist, has criticised efforts to stamp out tax evasion in light of the ‘Paradise Papers.’

Eight months after a City worker was brutally assaulted, robbed and left for dead, safety measures near a Dagenham park are finally being tightened up.

Town hall bosses have been accused of ‘seeing who they can squeeze’ by sending out demands for council tax arrears stretching back as much as 13 years.

Barking and Dagenham is looking after just one per cent of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in London, figures show.

Poor fire safety conditions in four Barking and Dagenham tower blocks had placed resident’s safety at risk, independent reports conducted after the Grenfell Tower disaster found.

A lively People’s Question Time took place in Dagenham last night, giving hundreds of voters a chance to quiz mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Greater London Assembly members.

Plans for a sprawling film studio fit for Hollywood in Dagenham East were today backed in a study co-commissioned by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas insists a £2 maximum bet should be implemented immediately after claiming his constituents gambled away more than £5million on fixed-odds machines last year.

Dame Margaret Hodge has welcomed government plans for a 12 week consultation on whether to cut the maximum stake allowed to be placed on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

With beds in domestic violence refuges ‘massively oversubcribed’ and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how battered women are being asked to move to the Midlands or, worse still, are offered no refuge bed at all

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a plea to readers of the Barking and Dagenham Post to come to his People’s Question Time event in Dagenham.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is coming to Dagenham - and residents are being given the opportunity to quiz him.

Dagenham and Rainham MP has criticised the Boundary Commission’s proposals to alter the current constituency boundaries.

Stop the Government’s flagship welfare scheme before it comes to the borough, the MP for Dagenham and Rainham has said.

The Boundary Commission has announced revised proposals for changes to constituency seats.

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

“There is a whole world beyond Liverpool Street,” says a London Assembly member trying to persuade Sadiq Khan to rename the Hammersmith & City line the Hammersmith & Barking line.

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A senior Labour councillor who chairs a committee promoting social inclusion has branded a woman she suspects to be on drugs as a ‘human rat.’

The flag was flown at half-mast early this week to honour former Cllr Darrin Best.

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