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Barking and Dagenham Council has confirmed that none of its housing blocks have the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower.

The town hall’s flag is flying at half-mast today in solidarity with the three people killed by a terrorist in Westminster yesterday.

Former civil service head Lord Bob Kerslake has been tasked with putting “rocket boosters” on regeneration in the borough.

The council’s war on “grime crime” continues as “hard-hitting” images show a man placing a plaid shirt in a backstreet.

Images of two suspected fly-tippers have been released in the council’s continued fight against “grime crime”.

Faith leaders joined mayor Eileen Keller to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday.

Councillors have pledged to lobby against the return of grammar schools to the borough.

A national arts scheme has shortlisted council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell for its Arts Champion award.

More than 100 people marched against knife crime today alongside the families of two young men who were stabbed to death.

Zero-hours contracts have been blamed for the council’s £21million housing benefit debt.

Building more homes in outer London boroughs could help narrow the divide between the capital’s “housing haves and housing have-nots”, a new report suggests.

Blockbuster plans to build a film studio in the borough have taken a step forward after the council snapped up land for the site.

An acid attack victim has told how he just wants to get his life back at an anti-racism protest organised to show solidarity.

Campaigners are staging an anti-racism protest tomorrow in support of an acid attack victim.

Bright lights and Christmas cheer are coming to town.

Developers broke the ground at the site of a “creative arts hub” that will also feature 270 energy efficient homes.

An MP has urged people to be careful when using dating apps such as Grindr ahead of the sentencing of a serial killer found guilty of murdering four gay men he met online.

Schools and workplaces across the borough have been finding novel ways to raise money for Children in Need.

Residents are being urged to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to domestic abuse ahead of Friday’s White Ribbon Day.

A church is launching a £100,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) to make the site more than a place to worship.

The BBC highlighted the borough’s housing crisis for the second time in less than a month.

Arts start ups have been urged to choose the borough in a campaign aiming to cement it as a creative industry “hot spot”.

In this special report EMMA YOULE reveals why we should be concerned about offshore cash buying up property - after 1 in 125 sales made last year were to a foreign buyer

Hopes that Dagenham’s three Tube stations might be moved from Zone 5 to Zone 4 have suffered a setback.

Elderly people can expect higher standards of care following the signing of an ethical agreement.

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