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A Dagenham school is off to a glittering ceremony after winning a national teaching award.

A teenager with cerebral palsy has led her fellow pupils from Barking and Dagenham to their third win in a row at a Panathlon tournament for disabled youngsters.

Armed police arrested three men in Barking after a business owner was threatened with a firearm.

There has been a drop in the number of women in Barking and Dagenham being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

Commuters face an evening of disruption with problems on the Overground and c2c lines.

A tarot card reader has called for Barking police station to reopen after her 80-year-old mum was mugged on the way home from the shops.

It is the start of a new civic year here in Barking and Dagenham and I would like to start by extending my congratulations to all the newly-elected councillors in the borough.

Chief nurse Kathryn Halford has met the majority of the royal family during her 37-year career - and she’s set to do so again when she picks up her OBE for services to nursing.

If there was any danger about the legacy of the Ford Dagenham strikers being forgotten, a film dramatisation released in 2010 put an end to that.

Fifty years ago today 187 women made history by raising placards outside the Ford motor company’s Dagenham factory calling for equality.

Q&A: Joelle David

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Joelle David founded production company Bluebird Pictures, whose upcoming film festival in Barking celebrates the borough’s culture and diversity.

Fraudulent blue badge use is being clamped down on by Barking and Dagenham Council, with several badges being seized last week.

It’s the time of the year that every teenager - and their parents - dread: GCSE exams.

A theatre is opening in the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

Friday will mark the second anniversary of Pamela North’s death.

A tragic death which was totally avoidable if it wasn’t for a series of hospital blunders.

A Labour councillor who is embroiled in a scandal over allegedly not declaring a rental property in Barking owned by her husband has been suspended by her party.

A hospital trust has apologised to the family of a Dagenham grandmother whose painful death from bladder cancer the NHS watchdog ruled “avoidable”.

If you’re using c2c to get home, your train could be leaving earlier than expected - or not calling at your stop at all.

Q&A: Laila Begum

Friday, May 18, 2018

Laila Begum, 33, is a special effects make-up artist living in Barking who has recently made a film about domestic violence that aims to help victims.

Tributes have been paid to a man who was stabbed to death in Barking as he walked home after attending evening prayers at his mosque.

Two men who murdered a Barking music producer in a “brutal” broad daylight attack have been jailed for a total of 37 years.

I’m sure you’ll be in universal agreement with me that we need to build more homes.

Barking will face new opponents in the 2018/19 Bostik North campaign after the Football Association announced allocations for the revamped non-league pyramid last week.

A free bus tour of Barking and Dagenham’s historic landmarks and future development sites.

Residents of Havering, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham should get used to the sight of industrial parks next to their homes – but that’s not a bad thing, industry experts have said.


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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