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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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.

A car was seized and five fines were issued as part of a crackdown on drivers fraudulently using Blue Badges.

Pet owners will soon be able to bury their animals in the borough after £400,000 cemetery extension plans were given the green light.

Margaret Hodge will lead a review into how taxpayers’ money has been spent on the controversial Garden Bridge project.

A tennis champion and new 3G pitch could inspire residents to get active after councillors approved plans to improve sports facilities.

Plans to ban laughing gas use in public places have taken a step forward after councillors agreed to collect evidence of hotspots.

A koala toy perched forlornly on a bin is not the only unexpected item that has been found at the borough’s sole recycling depot.

Police forces’ pockets and paper size are all up for debate in an examination of public spending published today.

An exasperated driver who has successfully appealed 190 parking tickets in eight years is threatening the council with legal action.

You could find yourself voting in a different constituency following proposals to shift the electoral boundaries.

Residents can swap shopping for surveys as they share their views on the future of the borough.

Up to half of the 10,000 homes set to be built at Barking Riverside could be affordable, Sadiq Khan announced this morning.

A mother forced to share a bed with her four-year-old daughter has spoken out about the realties of homelessness after a group of MPs slammed local council advice as “too often meaningless and ineffectual”.

Members of the borough’s Indian community celebrated the country’s 69th Independence Day on Monday.

A prominent office block could be set to be turned into 19 flats.

Opposers to plans for a former post office to become a mosque have called on the council to seize their final chance at a legal challenge “before it’s too late”.

Interfaith dialogue was the subject of a visit by a goodwill ambassador from New York on Friday.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised a “bright future” for the borough when he outlined a set of 10 pledges in Dagenham this morning.

A pair of former team-mates of Bobby Moore have backed the council’s campaign to have a statue built of the World Cup-winning captain.

Make space in your viewing schedules – soon you’ll be able to watch council meetings live from the comfort of your own home.

A drastic restructuring of the council is set to go ahead following a public consultation.

A councillor has appealed to the Labour Party after being found to have breached the code of conduct.

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