Friday, June 1, 2018

The new mayor of Barking and Dagenham has been selected.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has criticised two major supermarket chains over pay disputes with their employees.

A Labour councillor who is embroiled in a scandal over allegedly not declaring a rental property in Barking owned by her husband has been suspended by her party.

The rainbow flag was raised above Barking Town Hall this afternoon to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to bid for a share of £45 million fund for youth services.

Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has reshuffled his cabinet following the local elections just over a week ago.

The Conservatives have vowed to scrutinise the work of Barking and Dagenham Council despite failing to win any seats in last week’s election.

Labour have recorded a thumping victory in the Barking and Dagenham Council elections by winning all of the available seats.

The results of Barking and Dagenham’s local elections will be declared tonight (May 3) – follow them live here.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Grassroots arts programmes in Barking and Dagenham can apply from today for a share of a £1 million pot of funding set aside by the mayor of London.

A political row has broken out in Barking and Dagenham after the Conservatives accused Labour of illegally charging residents to collect their garden waste.

The government has been forced to accept proposals put forward by Barking MP Margaret Hodge to tackle money laundering.

A Labour councillor responsible for punishing rogue landlords is under investigation for failing to declare a property her husband rents out.

Voters are set to go to the polls for the local elections this Thursday, May 3.

The government could be heading for a defeat in the Commons thanks to the efforts of Barking MP Margaret Hodge.

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.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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