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Work has begun on a £39.8million regeneration project in Dagenham which will deliver 170 new homes.

“My son didn’t deserve this. They didn’t have the right to kill his dreams with one knife.”

Jon Gilersleeve, a council employee, has been given the Freedom of the Borough in recognition for his work promoting sport and volunteering in the borough.

A former-gang member who was stabbed as a teenager and went on to transform his life explains why knife crime is on the rise in Barking and Dagenham and across London.

A Barking campaigner is launching a series of events aimed at empowering women to start their own businesses and land top jobs.

‘Barking’ rap star Ramz received a special prize whilst visiting pupils at Eastbury Community School.

Barking’s Al Madina mosque celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday with an awards evening recognising the work of community champions.

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

Barking and Dagenham Council’s enforcement team carried out a series of raids on properties owned by landlords suspected of flouting rental laws.

Work began today on a £6million project to provide the borough’s young people with new facilities for sports, arts and activities.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge held her 17th annual Christmas card competition, choosing winners from 4,103 entries from Barking and Dagenham’s schools.

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched a ‘Wall of Shame’ to identify culprits caught on camera committing fly-tipping.

Construction on a £6million youth centre in Parsloes Park will begin in January.

A Barking shopping centre and council libraries have become drop-off points for a new charity collection.

A bearded brunette raised money – and eyebrows – for charity in a stiletto strut around Barking town centre.

Councillors and residents marked the start of 10 days of action against domestic abuse in a flag-raising ceremony at Barking Town Hall.

Barking and Dagenham launched its Borough of Culture bid in style today with council leader Darren Rodwell leading an army of supporters on a conga dance outside the town hall.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge launched a petition today to keep the Learning Centre police counter open.

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.

I am absolutely delighted Barking and Dagenham Council has decided to launch a bid to become London’s borough of culture.

Barking and Dagenham has thrown its hat into the ring to become London’s Borough of Culture.

Dagenham Police Station is to remain open and as the borough’s 24-hour station!

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell led the borough’s first memorial service today ahead of Armistice Day.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council and another senior councillor received special recognition at an awards ceremony for local politicians last night.

Services are set to take place across Barking and Dagenham next weekend to remember those who fought and died for their country.

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