“London is moving east. We’re already there and everyone has to follow.”

Council leader Darren Rodwell has welcomed new powers allowing local authorities to borrow more to build their own homes.

Councillors, charities and the police were among those who signed a pledge at Barking Town Hall yesterday to unite and take action against knife crime.

Every effort is going into tackling crime in the capital. It is amongst our highest priorities at City Hall.

A new Barking housing development for artists held an open house event.

Plans for a £7 million redevelopment of Parsloes Park are a step closer thanks to a £500,000 cash boost from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The stolen statue of a soldier who was killed in action has been found the day after a replacement was put up.

Three residents from Barking and Dagenham have received an Honorary Freedom of the Borough, the highest honour a council can give.

Barking and Dagenham Council has won a housing award.

78 new affordable homes will be built for local people in Barking and Dagenham.

More than 200 residents think Southend-on-Sea in the rain is better than Barking and Dagenham in the rain – and braved a trip in the showers.

Tenants of new bungalows met Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell on Wednesday as he viewed a council home swap scheme.

Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has voiced his support for the government’s rough sleeping strategy published today.

Applications are open for a block of flats for artists in Barking town centre.

Residents in Barking and Dagenham can get a free trip to Southend.

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

People across Barking and Dagenham enjoyed the play day in Valence Park – none more so than council leader, Darren Rodwell.

The state of Barking’s streets is hindering regeneration, a property development agent has said.

Barbecuers face fines if they light up in the borough’s parks, the council chief has warned.

Barking and Dagenham Council have set out their priorities for the next four years.

Councillors have voted in favour of raising their allowances.

Barking and Dagenham Council is set to increase the amount its councillors are paid in allowances.

A new fringe festival is opening in Barking this week.

The new youth centre in Dagenham has taken a big step towards completion ahead of its official unveiling.

A 90-year-old woman from Dagenham who was using a mangle to wash her clothes has been given a washing machine and a free renovation of her home by Barking and Dagenham Council.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

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