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Pressure is being piled on Network Rail as the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council demands they don’t obstruct the borough’s growth with more delays to infrastructure improvements.

The Biking Riverside cycle hub was launched yesterday with a day of speed, spokes and smoothies.

More than 100 people joined outside the town hall for a minute’s silence in solidarity with victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque terror attack.

Around 300 people have signed a community pledge set up by the council in response to the London Bridge terror attacks.

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

Six books of condolence are available for people to express their sympathies for victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell has responded to the arrests made in Barking this morning in connection with last night’s terrorist attack in London.

The council leader said it’s “difficult” to stop “white working class” people living on benefits during a TV appearance.

Residents, councillors and town hall workers gathered outside Barking Town Hall today to join the country in a moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing.

Disabled mentors celebrated being able to help their peers at a buzzing launch on Friday.

Plans to slash heating bills have taken a step closer after a £1m grant from the government.

Barking is hosting a celebration of women in film on Friday, featuring speakers involved in Beauty and the Beast, The Crown, Broadchurch and Guerilla.

The first ever injunction banning gypsies and travellers from setting up camp on sites across the borough was granted by the High Court.

Tributes have been paid to the teenager who was shot dead in St Ann’s on Sunday evening by friends and dignitaries.

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

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has slammed yesterday’s budget as letting down hard-working families.

Red, yellow and green fluttered proudly outside Barking town hall to mark six decades of Ghanaian independence.

Housing costs and birth rates make this borough the capital’s “baby boom sweet spot”.

A rail freight hub was transformed into an international terminal as guests welcomed the first freight train from China this afternoon.

Lollipop staff will have to lay down their signs as the endangered service is finally axed.

A pilot to reduce dog mess in parks could extend to school spaces.

Officers and councillors welcomed a new pilot for policing after the first phase launched on Monday.

“Grime crime” offenders could be stung with an £80 on-the-spot fine in a continued council crack-down on environmental offences.

The borough is to pave the way for energy-efficient street lighting – and save the council millions of pounds in the process.

A gallery owner is hoping her exhibition about faith and diversity will send a message to its visitors.

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