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Q&A: My borough

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hannah Schlotter is a grower at Dagenham Farm and was born and raised in Barking. Here, she reveals what the borough means to her.

Finding the perfect school for your child isn’t easy. When there is a shortfall of places in east London, it’s even harder.

A police constable has been charged with six counts of rape and one count of indecent assault.

Q&A: Tracy Agidi, a 14-year-old poet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Teenager Tracy Agidi has wasted no time in publishing her own poetry and is keen to highlight her positive experience living in the borough

Tracy Agidi is a 14-year-old poet who recently had an anthology published.

A Dagenham charity helping disabled people and those with learning difficulties yesterday celebrated its 20th anniversary.

“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.

Barking Abbey were edged out by Estudiantes 57-56 on their pre-season tour in Spain, writes Jacob Ranson.

The young mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Vaisaly Gnanapandithan, is leading a fundraising campaign to help young carers in the borough.

Ticket offices on the Overground network are set to be reviewed, with the network’s operator claiming there will be no “compulsory redundancies”.

The top police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Barking and Dagenham, and across the capital, this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

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

Emdad Rahman celebrated running 100 kilometres for Alzheimer’s Research UK by joining the honourable Mayor of Barking and Dagenham for tea.

A supermarket worker who never met his own grandparents has adopted an 85-year-old customer as his grandma after forming a special relationship with her over the counter.

Youngster Aleeya Sibbons storms to a gold medal for Newham

Matt Benjamin, 24, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps put people in touch with their history as heritage engagement officer at St Margaret’s Church

The latest news from the Toshi Kazoku Judokwai club

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

Blues hope their good form on the road continues at Southchurch Park

Nearly 150 runners braved fierce sunshine to take on 5k and 10k races for their favourite charities.

A boxing coach on a mission to end knife crime hosted Kingsley Hall’s first Box Up Crime session.

Post memories normally recalls history within living memory, but thanks to hardworking staff and volunteers at Valence House Publications, this week we have a glimpse of the turn of the 19th century.

Police have renewed their appeal for help finding a missing teenage girl who was last seen more than a month ago.

East London trainer reflects on career to date

Police are growing increasingly worried about a teenage girl who has been missing for more than five weeks.

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