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A 100 metre safety cordon was enforced around a natural gas fire in Dagenham by London Fire Brigade this afternoon.

People are choosing to pay their Sky TV bills rather than feed their pets.

A brand new and unique running event is coming to London next month.

A children’s mentor from Dagenham is embarking on his fourth London marathon for children’s charity Phabkids.

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

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

Over the past four years the council has made great strides despite the Tory government cutting our funding in half in the name of austerity.

Q&A: Narin Oz

Friday, April 20, 2018

Comedian Narin Oz is set to perform at an all female comedy night coming to a barge moored in Barking and is also touring her own show. She talks about her passion for entertaining and her favourite place in this ‘dynamic and exciting’ part of east London.

Met Police have issued advice for spectators ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.

Candidates from three of the parties standing in the upcoming elections locked horns at the Post’s hustings event last night over key issues facing the borough including housing, regeneration and crime.

A comedian from Barking is set to embark on a tour around the UK.

I have to take my hat off to Gary Hutton.

Transport for London has issued travel advice ahead of the London Marathon with four days of strikes set to hit the Docklands Light Railway.

A one-day music festival will be touring six of London’s east end boroughs on Saturday.

A man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts following a police operation in east London remains in custody.

The NHS trust responsible for Barking and Dagenham’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

More pupils in Barking and Dagenham secured their first choice primary school place than anywhere else in London, new figures reveal.

A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred primary school.

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

A row about legalising drugs has erupted between political rivals following a private City Hall violent crime summit.

A man is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts following an operation in east London by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Workers at a Tesco distribution centre in Dagenham have voted “overwhelmingly” to take industrial action in a pay dispute with bosses.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Barking’s hospital trust.

Dagenham Police & Community BC were celebrating after Sam Courage won the welterweight title at the Lafone Cup.

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


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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