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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

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.


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.

You don’t have to make the trek to the North Pole to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

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