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

Without stepping outside the borough, four friends have walked from Barking to Barcelona, or rather the equivalent distance.

Barking Sporthouse will host four Premier League matches in a festival of handball this weekend.

A scheme aiming to help young adults get work experience with local firms has been launched by Barking and Dagenham Council in association with the Barking Enterprise Centre (BEC).

A Dagenham pensioner rung in her tenth decade with a special award recognising years of community service.

The Conservatives are “celebrating” the defection of Ukip’s former parliamentary candidate and regional controller for London Peter Harris, who is from Dagenham.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham has formally reopened Saint Francis Hospice’s newly-refurbished charity shop.

Barking’s Al Madina mosque celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday with an awards evening recognising the work of community champions.

The number of acid attacks in the tri-boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in the last three years are grim - there have been 264.

There was no evidence to suggest that a three-month-old baby whose death was staged on a bus in Stratford “would experience serious physical harm” despite a series of warning signs, a serious case review has found.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

MI5 was “actively” investigating the Barking-based ringleader of the London Bridge atrocity at the time of the terror attack, according to an official assessment.

A prisoner from Barking is among three to be cleared of murdering a fellow inmate.

Police investigating the murder of a Barking man beaten to death with baseball bats in Ilford High Road have made two further arrests.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge launched a petition today to keep the Learning Centre police counter open.

Sally Newland works as a school home support worker in a secondary school. She talks about politicians, pensions and improvements to the borough.

A Muslim group from Barking has raised more than £65,000 for the Royal British Legion by selling poppies.

If you find yourself shouting out the correct answers to television quiz shows, the Mayor’s charity quiz night could be for you.

On Monday I was delighted to be joined by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for a visit to Barking Power Station, one of several filming locations in the borough which over recent years have made Barking and Dagenham a key destination for film production companies.

Thousands of people are expected to watch the skies light up at Barking and East London Round Table’s annual charity fireworks display.

Q&A: Headteacher Janis Davies

Friday, October 27, 2017

Championing and helping young people achieve their dreams motivates Janis Davis. Currently headteacher of Sydney Russell School, she feels privileged to be part of the evolving borough

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


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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