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The young mayor of Barking and Dagenham has teamed up with the borough’s youth forum to raise money for a homeless charity for young people.

The state of Barking’s streets is hindering regeneration, a property development agent has said.

Businesses from across Barking and Dagenham gathered to celebrate their successes and achievements at the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce business awards.

This week’s Q&A comes from Narin Ozenci, who’ll be performing in Barking’s theatre fringe festival CLOUT at the end of July.

More than 250 people attended an event celebrating female empowerment in Dagenham on Saturday.

The new mayor of Barking and Dagenham has been selected.

The mayor visited Barking and Dagenham College on Wednesday to thank students for their contribution to his New Year’s Day float.

Q&A: Leanne Tait

Friday, May 4, 2018

Leanne Tiat runs slimming classes in Barking. She has a passion for the arts and the importance to recognise people’s achievements.

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

Q&A: Melissa Horwood

Friday, April 13, 2018

Melissa Horwood is launching an all female comedy night in Barking to help promote local comedians. The night will be held monthly on a barge moored in the River Roding.

Violent crime has claimed three lives in Barking and Dagenham since the start of the year.

If you were to ask people what do they think is one of the biggest issues in Barking and Dagenham besides crime they would probably say housing.

Q&A: My borough

Friday, March 30, 2018

Wesley Oparaugo, 15, has recently been appointed the new young mayor of Barking and Dagenham. The Robert Clack pupil was voted in at a meeting of the Barking and Dagenham Youth Forum.

A primary school in Barking went orange on Friday to honour a beloved member of staff who died of cancer.

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.


Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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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