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I joined council leader, Darren Rodwell, and colleagues recently at City Hall, for the announcement of the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture awards.

After nearly a decade of government cuts, it is no secret that difficult decisions had to be made.

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.

The Bostik North club, fresh from agreeing a player development partnership deal with Arsenal in October, have confirmed another big link

Three terrorists who killed eight people in the London Bridge and Borough Market attack were pumped up on steroids, a pre-inquest hearing was told.

To commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act, in which certain women in England got the vote for the first time, the Post spoke to four women in the borough about what having the vote means to them.

From police officers to members of the public, the courage and commitment of those keeping the peace in Barking and Dagenham was celebrated at an award ceremony yesterday (February 5).

Jon Gilersleeve, a council employee, has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition for his work promoting sport and volunteering in the borough.

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

‘Barking’ rap star Ramz received a special prize whilst visiting pupils at Eastbury Community School.

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

There were 264 acid attacks carried out across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in the last three years, new figures have shown.

An investigation into the shooting of the three London Bridge terrorists is complete, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has announced.

The Blues agreed a player development partnership with the Gunners recently and the link has been a big success already

Around 150 children from 15 different Barking & Dagenham Primary Schools took part in enjoyable occasion at Mayesbrook Park

Barking and Dagenham launched its Borough of Culture bid in style today with council leader Darren Rodwell leading an army of supporters on a conga dance outside the town hall.

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

Barking and Dagenham has thrown its hat into the ring to become London’s Borough of Culture.

Andy Ginn is associate pro vice chancellor of CU London, a subsidiary of Coventry University based at Dagenham’s old Civic Centre

Barking and Dagenham Council last night bestowed its highest honours on two of its citizens in recognition of decades of service.

With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

A review is set to take place into how authorities dealt with the recent terror attacks in the UK, the home secretary has announced.

The final three men arrested by detectives investigating the London Bridge terror attack have been released without charge.

Borough squad defend title at Copper Box Arena


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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