• Porsche driver ordered to pay fine after dropping cigarette

    A cigarette litterer has been ordered to pay a fine after he was caught dropping it out of a car window.  Mohammed Rahman, of Old Castle Street, Aldgate was caught by enforcement officers dropping a cigarette from the window of a rented Porsche

  • Police station reopens after 'worrying' closure

    Barking and Dagenham's council leader has welcomed the reopening of Dagenham East Police Station after saying its closure has worried residents. The station had been shut for refurbishment, with Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas saying earlier

  • Music festival explains location switch for 2024 event

    We Are Fstvl has explained the reasoning behind its decision to move next year's event from Upminster to Dagenham. The event has been held at Damyns Aerodrome in Upminster - including last year - but the location for the 2024 edition will be Central

  • Work starts on latest phase of 10,000-home development

    A developer has started work on the latest part of a 10,000-home Barking regeneration scheme. The Westbrooke Village site is underway, Bellway London said, which is set to bring 167 new homes to Crossness Road. The progress is part of the wider

  • BBC now a threat to all local newspapers

    If the BBC was a family and lived in the house next door to you it would be the neighbour from hell.  That's the verdict of some of the most experienced local newspaper editors in the country who now regard the BBC as little more than a state-funded