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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.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the next generation.

The Dagenham and Rainham MP has praised the Mayor of London for confirming an investment of £49m will go into policing in the capital.

A five-year-old girl’s design is set to grace the front of Christmas cards sent out by Jon Cruddas this year.

Hundreds of residents took part in the launch of The Festival of Every One this weekend, taking part in a huge range of free activities across the borough.

The MP for Barking has warned that public confidence in the police has plummeted after a major shake-up to the force’s command.

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

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

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

Plans for a sprawling film studio fit for Hollywood in Dagenham East were today backed in a study co-commissioned by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The borough’s council leader has pledged to work to ensure a police counter remains open in both Barking and Dagenham.

Dagenham police station is set to be saved - but it could be at the expense of a front counter in Barking.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas insists a £2 maximum bet should be implemented immediately after claiming his constituents gambled away more than £5million on fixed-odds machines last year.

Stop the Government’s flagship welfare scheme before it comes to the borough, the MP for Dagenham and Rainham has said.

The Boundary Commission has announced revised proposals for changes to constituency seats.

Dagenham’s jobcentre is set to close its doors for the final time in January.

Concerns have been raised over an “increasing number of serious incidents” at Barking and Dagenham’s NHS trust due to missed or delayed diagnoses for cancer.

The number of stop and searches in Barking and Dagenham is decreasing at a time when it is being lauded as an effective crime prevention tactic by top officials, Met figures reveal.

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition to save Dagenham police station from closure.

CU London has opened its doors to its first cohort of students.

Dagenham’s MP has welcomed the decision by Transport for London to not renew Uber’s operating licence.

Today I’d like to ask Post readers for your help – your help to oppose the closure of the much needed Dagenham Police Station.

London assembly members, councillors and Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas braved the rain in a last-ditch protest against Dagenham police station’s closure.

The council are making a final plea for signatures for a petition launched by Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas to save Dagenham police station.

The borough’s hospital trust is facing criticism over a proposal to transfer its sterilisation unit 40 miles away.


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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