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I joined council leader, Darren Rodwell, and colleagues recently at City Hall, for the announcement of the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture awards.

Over 140 women gathered in Barking Town Hall last night for the launch of Women’s Empowerment Month on International Women’s Day.

Barking and Dagenham scooped a £160,000 prize at the first London Borough of Culture awards, despite missing out on the top accolade.

Pupils at Riverside School are set to benefit from additional buses with an extension of the EL3.

Motorists speeding through a busy road next to a school are putting pupils and pedestrians “at serious risk”, residents say.

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

Barking MP Margaret Hodge is holding a public meeting to discuss policing and crime 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.

New safety features have been introduced near a Dagenham park where a City worker was stabbed, robbed and left for dead.

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

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

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 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.

Next week’s Budget needs to tackle the tax avoidance “scourge” revealed in the Paradise Papers, the MP for Barking has said.

Offshore firms in tax havens have snapped up at least £1billion worth of property in east London.

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

An explosive cache of leaked files reveal the Government and its regulators prop up industrial-scale tax dodging, Dame Margaret Hodge has told parliament.

Residents in Barking were furious when the first they heard of a new building project on their doorstep was when workmen turned up to begin preparations for the build.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge, once dubbed a “tax rockstar” by a leading economist, has criticised efforts to stamp out tax evasion in light of the ‘Paradise Papers.’

Eight months after a City worker was brutally assaulted, robbed and left for dead, safety measures near a Dagenham park are finally being tightened up.

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.


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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