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Barking and Dagenham lags behind other London boroughs in efforts to tackle prostitution run by organised crime gangs, the MP for Barking has said.

Commuters are set to benefit from additional trains as part of c2c’s timetable as it improves services for Barking passengers.

Patients are set for an easier journey to Queen’s Hospital with the rerouting of the number 5 bus.

A widower who was told forgotten war heroes including a 19-year-old RAF pilot buried in Eastbrookend Cemetery, Dagenham, would not be memorialised has forced the council to reconsider.

Margaret Hodge met about 100 people including Muslims, community leaders and police outside Al Madina mosque to discuss operations tackling prostitution.

Dame Margaret Hodge’s review into the controversial Garden Bridge has come under scrutiny.

Jon Cruddas held onto his Dagenham and Rainham seat despite significant gains by the Conservatives.

The Labour Party has held Barking and Dagenham and Rainham in a decisive defeat for UKIP.

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

MPs condemned “jihadi hate” as police search borough properties in connection with the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.

Protesters descended on Barking station this morning to demonstrate against train timetable changes.

The Barking and Dagenham candidates for the general election have been announced.

Volunteers were praised for their “invaluable” service with a visit from their MP.

Jon Cruddas has called Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election “policy chaos”.

The charity behind the Garden Bridge has hit back at Dame Margaret Hodge after she called for the project to be scrapped.

A father has told how his six-year-old son was hit by a car while walking home from school, just a week after the borough’s lollipop ladies were axed.

Residents have spoken of their upset after they resolved a series of “unacceptable” mishaps by their housing provider.

One year on from Post readers backing Brexit, voters in our latest survey condemn the elderly for “ruining young people’s future”, slam the vote to leave as an overreaction to high immigration and say they’re open to staying in the single market.

Dame Margaret Hodge believes a Brexit that ditches the single market will permanently damage the UK economy.

The MP for Barking praised a “great” new women’s cafe at a packed launch this afternoon.

Barking’s MP has said she will do everything she can to protect “vital” services after visiting a new centre for women who face disadvantages including poverty, abuse and discrimination.

Jon Cruddas MP praised the capital’s emergency services after police shot dead the Islamist terrorist who murdered three in Westminster yesterday.

Barking’s MP has vowed to help residents end a two-year fight for working utilities “for once and for all”.

Staff stress levels at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Barking and Dagenham are worse than nationally, a survey has found.

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