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

More than 120 cannabis plants have been seized from a suspected drugs factory in Barking.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has added an extra £1million to the London Borough of Culture award’s prize pot.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to apply for funding for youth services.

Children with coughs, colds, aches and pains should be taken to a pharmacy for treatment, not hospital.

Pupils from Goresbrook School in Dagenham enjoyed a day to remember at Twickenham on Saturday as they paraded as flagbearers on the pitch ahead of England’s NatWest 6 Nations clash with Wales.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £11.6 million to be split between London boroughs for transport projects.

A mother, her two sons and her husband have been sentenced for drug and money laundering offences.

Child obesity levels in Barking and Dagenham are the highest in the capital, a new survey reveals.

Argentinian Hammer Pablo Zabaleta was delighted with ‘massive’ win

Electric vehicle charge points have been installed at 13 locations in Barking and Dagenham.

The world’s best table tennis players are coming to London — and we’re offering you the chance to win tickets to watch!

Following an initial trial period Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge’s police merger is to be made permanent.

The Scintilla bandwagon rolls on as the Bangladesh squad of the illustrious east London cricket team beat Fire of Sonargaon to reach the Plate final of Last Man Stands Bangladesh.

Hockey: Argentina 3 Great Britain 1

Monday, February 12, 2018

Great Britain’s women lost the second match of their five-Test series in Rosario on Sunday, as captain Alex Danson made her 100th appearance.

The London Football Association has today announced the launch of its ground-breaking new girls football scheme, London Leopards, backed by significant investment from Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST).

Archiving project Layers of London are looking for volunteers in Barking and Dagenham.

This week we have been celebrating the centenary of one of the most important pieces of law in the history of our country.

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

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

The ELF Podcast

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge host Aldershot Town in the National League on Saturday, looking to end a difficult week on a high.

A woman and three men have been jailed for a total of 29-and-a-half years for firearms offences after a gun and ammunition were discovered at an address in Dagenham and another gun in the boot of a car on the M2 motorway.

The women’s World Cup is in London this summer and Emily Defroand flew out to Argentina with Great Britain this week for a five-Test series as part of the build-up.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

A teacher accused of plotting terror attacks in London has dismissed bugged conversations in the wake of the Westminster Bridge attack as “overzealous rhetoric”.


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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