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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Women affected by the increase in the state pension age met Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas today to voice their concerns.

Candidates from three of the parties standing in the upcoming elections locked horns at the Post’s hustings event last night over key issues facing the borough including housing, regeneration and crime.

Dame Margaret Hodge, the MP for Barking, spoke out about her experiences of anti-Semitism in Parliament yesterday.

This evening candidates in the upcoming local elections will be fielding questions from Post reporters and readers in a bid to secure your vote on May 3.

The borough’s Conservative and Labour parties have clashed over the “controversial” green garden waste charge.

A row about legalising drugs has erupted between political rivals following a private City Hall violent crime summit.

New powers could be introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour around Dagenham Heathway following a public consultation.

The Liberal Democrats are not fielding any candidates in the local election in Barking and Dagenham in order to concentrate their efforts on electioneering in Newham, the chair of the Newham and Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats has revealed.

Eight employees at Barking and Dagenham Council raked in more than £100,000 a year, figures reveal.

A Conservative Party candidate has accused Labour rivals of being “all mouth and no delivery” over what the council pays workers.

The mayor of London is hosting a cross-party summit today to discuss rising violent crime in the capital.

The Post would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

The candidates for next month’s council election have been announced.

A Conservative council candidate has hit back at claims his party struggled to find enough people to stand in the upcoming local elections and had to draft in activists to help secure enough nominations.

An illegal traveller site was removed from Central Park in Dagenham last week.

Strikes over reduced rest days and new rosters are is limiting a transport service for the borough’s most vulnerable residents until Friday (March 30).

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of “allowing himself to become the poster boy of anti-Semites everywhere”.

Barking and Dagenham Council was been named Council of the Year at the Local Government Chronicle Awards last night.

Council leader Darren Rodwell has suggested beggars in Barking town centre might not genuinely be in need while defending a new order meaning those asking for money could be fined.

Barking town hall is flying its flag at half mast as a mark of respect to long serving councillor John White, who passed away on Friday.

A bold new high-rise vision for Barking town centre that delivers 2,200 new homes was unveiled today in Cannes by the council.

A new young mayor of Barking and Dagenham has been elected.

A flag was hoisted above the Town Hall this morning to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Barking and Dagenham Council is combatting government funding cuts by using methods which may not be “financially sustainable”.

A warehouse workshop is set to be built in Dagenham after receiving £850,000 backing from mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Racial inequality in Barking and Dagenham “must be tackled”, a new report has urged.

Acid will be recognised as a “highly dangerous” weapon under new sentencing guidelines after skyrocketing attacks involving corrosive substances.

Barking and Dagenham scooped a £160,000 prize at the first London Borough of Culture awards, despite missing out on the top accolade.

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.

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