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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.

Do you have what it takes to become a councillor?

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.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

The Mayor of London should be allowed to cap the number of minicabs in the capital to tackle congestion and pollution fears, a new report says.

Dame Margaret Hodge’s review into the controversial Garden Bridge has come under scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

Fire safety checks in council high rises will be stepped up after a devastating fire claimed the lives of at least six people in the early hours of this morning.

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

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

Jon Cruddas held onto his Dagenham and Rainham seat despite significant gains by the Conservatives.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

The Labour Party has held Barking and Dagenham and Rainham in a decisive defeat for UKIP.

We’re live at the count for the constituencies of Barking and Dagenham and Rainham.

It’s become a national tradition to take your dog with you when you vote, and now even the candidates are getting in on the act.

After six weeks of campaigning, election day is finally here and you have your chance to vote for your local MP.

We’ve got an interactive map of all the polling stations in Barking and Dagenham to help you vote in the general election.

The British National Party (BNP) candidate for Dagenham has denied being anti-Semitic after sharing a Facebook post claiming Jews use Islam for world domination.

Prospective MPs addressed everything from terrorism to fly-tipping in a live hustings ahead of the general election.

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