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.

Sue Hedges and April Hayden, in white T-shirts, joined Beatrice, wearing a white hat and scarf, to end knife crime in Barking and Dagenham

More than 100 people marched against knife crime today alongside the families of two young men who were stabbed to death.

Happy children with Margaret Hodge at the Christmas card competition at Barking Town Hall.

Thousands of children have taken part in Margaret Hodge’s annual Christmas card competition.

Lyn Jarrett outide of Riverside School the site of the old city farm

A grandmother who has spent years battling to set up a city farm fears her dream will never come true.

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

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.

Margaret Hodge visited Ripple Nature Reserve to discuss the litter issue with residents last Friday.

A nature reserve being ruined by littering is set to be protected with new parking restrictions.

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.

The borough's schools could be worse off

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Shameem Ali is concerned that his six-month-old son Suleiman is not being offered the BCG vaccine.

A dad says he feels “totally let down” after his six-month-old was denied a vital vaccination.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge has written to the Ministry of Justice about a Dagenham mum who was denied her baby's ashes

Margaret Hodge has demanded action from the Ministry of Justice after a grieving mum was denied her baby’s ashes.

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

Barking MP Margaret Hodge has said Zipcar's ban on young drivers from certain postcodes is

A car-sharing firm’s postcode lottery has banned some under 25s living in Barking from renting its vehicles.

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 MP Margaret Hodge said Genesis had a

Elderly tenants who were told to pay a weekly management charge with no consultation have received an apology from their housing association.

The bridge by Heatherwick Studios has caused a lot of controversy [Image by Arup]

Margaret Hodge will lead a review into how taxpayers’ money has been spent on the controversial Garden Bridge project.

Chloe Turner, has been denied her dead baby's ashes because her X boyfriend signed for the ashes after the cot death and he's in prison.

The borough’s MPs have rallied behind a mum who is unable to collect her daughter’s ashes to try and prompt a change in the law.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge has produced her debut book at the age of 72. Picture: PA/Images

Police forces’ pockets and paper size are all up for debate in an examination of public spending published today.

Boundary changes proposed for Barking and Dagenham under the new proposals. Red indicates the current boundaries for parliamentary constituencies; black indicates the new boundaries. Graphic: BBC

You could find yourself voting in a different constituency following proposals to shift the electoral boundaries.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge highlighted the long journey times by travelling from Barking Riverside to Queen's Hospital in Romford

Now’s your chance to help make it quicker to travel from Barking to Queen’s Hospital by bus.

Cllr Darren Rodwell and Unmesh Desai, the London Assembly Member for City and East. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

An official campaign to have Dagenham’s three Tube stations redesignated in Zone 4 has been launched.

Nadia with Margaret Hodge MP

Margaret Hodge has helped raise awareness of a rare but devastating condition by leading a debate at the House of Commons.

Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas         Picture: PA/Jane Mingay

Jon Cruddas chose to stay away from Parliament as MPs voted on renewing Britain’s nuclear submarines.

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