Fay Hough is championing a petition to get more changing facilities in toilets for adults and children like her son Bowie who has autism

Imagine this: you’re in a public place, and you realise you need the loo. You’re incontinent, so you use the nappy you’re wearing, then make your way to the toilets to change it. But unlike a baby, you can’t lie on the changing table whilst your parent or carer makes you clean and dry. You’re too big for it. But what’s the alternative?

Commuters struggling to get on a c2c train.

Rail users’ anger has sparked an MP into asking questions about a much-used service in the borough.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas will vote to trigger Article 50 this evening Picture:

Jon Cruddas MP will vote to trigger Article 50 this evening, saying it’s time to get on with Brexit.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has voted to 'get the ball rolling' in Brexit negotiations.

Brexit has moved one step closer after MPs voted overwhelmingly to initiate the withdrawal from the EU.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas are expected to vote to trigger Article 50.

Dagenham’s MP said he is “looking forward” to getting the Brexit process moving ahead of a vote to trigger Article 50.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas says he will oppose the scrapping of fulltime carers if it is approved. Picture:

The council has confirmed “changes for staff” in sheltered accommodation as elderly residents fear losing fulltime care assistants.

The procession arrives at the church for the Dagenham stab victim's funeral Picture by Ellie Hoskins

A grieving mum whose son was stabbed to death says she’s in a state of constant heartbreak after burying the 17-year-old on Saturday.

Dagenham church sets up foodbank

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Pastor Busola Ogunlowo, Cllr Phil Waker and Pastor Dolapo Agoro Adeniyi at the opening

A church has opened a foodbank to help those in need.

Tributes to Derek ‘

A campaign calling for a public inquiry into the safety of a busy stretch of road has been launched after a biker died yesterday.

Jon Cruddas with Daniel and his fellow competitors

A six-year-old boy who beat pupils from more than 20 other primary schools to win MP Jon Cruddas’s sixth annual Christmas card competition has received his prize.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas want to take back the high street from bookies

As the government considers a review of gaming, Sebastian Murphy-Bates looks at how borough bookies exposes people to ‘highly addictive’ machines on which they can bet £100 in the space of just 20 seconds

The AMEA handed over £500,000 to charities in a presentation at the House of Commons attended by mayor of Barking and Dagenham Eileen Keller and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas Picture: AMEA

Muslims donated £500,000 to charities in a presentation at the House of Commons.

The alleged incident happened at Jon Cruddas' advice surgery at Dagenham Civic Centre

A man who allegedly took a hammer and a knife into Jon Cruddas’ MP advice surgery will go on trial next month.

The Huggett Women's Centre was opened by 60s pop star Sandie Shaw and council leader Darren Rodwell (centre).

A 60s icon bravely relived her experience of abuse at the opening of a centre for female victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Jake Wright of K &D Joinery is fed up with the condition of Chequers Lane with its numerous potholes

The borough’s MPs have vowed to take action to ensure that a road peppered with potholes is made safe.

Charlene Crowley and her family of eight who are having to live in a two-bed Dagenham flat

An MP has joined calls to re-house a family of eight who are living in a two-bedroom flat.

Sandie Shaw in her heydey

Pop star Sandie Shaw is heading back to her hometown to officially open a new women’s centre.

The A&E could close within two years

The borough’s MPs have opposed a push to close the A&E at King George Hospital in summer 2019.

Stephen Port was found guilty of murdering four men and dumping their bodies in Barking Picture: Met Police

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.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas with the winning card in his Christmas competition

An artistic primary school pupil won £200 worth of Christmas presents after topping a design competition.

Flats in Barking developments were sold to offshore companies - including at the Cutmore Ropeworks building (left) and the Benedicts Wharf building (right). Pictures: Ken Mears

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

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham backed the homlessness bill

An MP backed a bill to fight homelessness after the borough was revealed to be the fifth worst area in England for homelessness-related problems.

L J Bluestar-Hill has released the ashes of Alexis, pictured, which means Dagenham mum Chloe may never be able to say goodbye

A grieving mum has been denied her only chance of comfort after her baby’s ashes were handed to her violent ex-boyfriend’s family.

Barking and Dagenham Council vowed to crack down on 'grime crime'

Businesses are backing a campaign to extend police powers to evict travellers more swiftly.

Plans for some 2,650 new homes on the former Ford Stamping Plant in Dagenham accelerated this week when demolition work got underway in earnest.

A famous former car plant is to be transformed into thousands of new homes after demolition work began this week.

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