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Outer London boroughs, which includes Barking and Dagenham, will suffer the greatest productivity loss in the capital after Brexit, according to a report commissioned by the Greater London Authority.

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.

The council and its leader have hit back at a New York Times journalist who branded Dagenham a “stronghold of anti-Muslim nativists” in a newspaper article.

Plans for a sprawling film studio fit for Hollywood in Dagenham East were today backed in a study co-commissioned by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

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

One year on from the vote to leave the European Union, our Brexit-backing borough is being urged to make its voice heard in negotiations.

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

Prospective MPs addressed everything from terrorism to fly-tipping in a live hustings ahead of the general election.

“Brexiteer” Boris Johnson visited the first London borough to declare a Brexit vote in a bid to snatch it from Labour this general election.

The Post has teamed up with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out which political parties are targeting Facebook users in the borough with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

Fake news, “alternative facts” and post-truth are terms that have become the scourge of journalists, politicians – and now a takeaway.

Paul Nuttall met candidates at The Eastbrook pub to warn voters only Ukip can deliver Brexit, denying the party was divided despite disagreements over its face coverings ban.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

Jon Cruddas has called Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election “policy chaos”.

One year on from Post readers backing Brexit, voters in our latest survey condemn the elderly for “ruining young people’s future”, slam the vote to leave as an overreaction to high immigration and say they’re open to staying in the single market.

Dame Margaret Hodge believes a Brexit that ditches the single market will permanently damage the UK economy.

Now that Article 50’s been triggered, we want to know if readers still back Brexit.

Beers, cheers and Union Jacks filled a pub in Dagenham as pro-leave supporters celebrated on Brexit Day.

Jon Cruddas says the Tories must deliver an exit from the European Union that gives the UK the same benefits currently enjoyed within the trading bloc’s single market.

The head of Sharia Watch UK pledged to put Islam and sharia councils at the top of Ukip’s agenda after speaking at the Eastbrook pub.

The BBC’s Radio London breakfast show is broadcasting from the town centre this morning as the government is set to trigger Article 50.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on the prime minister to give EU nationals the right to remain in the UK.

Remain voter Jon Cruddas was accused of being “out of touch” after campaigners revealed his constituents backed Brexit by a margin 28.3 per cent greater than his majority.

Editor Lorraine King and reporter Matt Clemenson joined Time FM’s Steve Allen to review last week’s biggest stories on Friday.

Jon Cruddas MP will vote to trigger Article 50 this evening, saying it’s time to get on with Brexit.


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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