The borough’s most highly-paid council officers pocketed more than £1.7 million last year, according to report released today.

A man was stabbed repeatedly during a pub brawl in Dagenham on Friday night.

The borough’s council chief on Thursday toured new homes built on a converted central reservation in Barking.

Filmmakers across Barking and Dagenham are invited to submit short silver screen flicks for a festival themed around culture.

A mural commemorating a major Thames shipping disaster has been restored to its former glory.

The founder of a social enterprise steering kids away from crime has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the new year’s honours list.

Dagenham Sunday Market is offering £500 to a brave couple willing to be married or blessed on national television.

A deaf student from Dagenham looking after military veterans wants to break down the barriers facing people with hearing problems.

Dozens of pupils celebrated moving into their new school grounds with a festive talent show.

A Chadwell Heath charity using football to bring together disadvantaged communities will benefit from a £18,500 funding boost in the New Year.

Nurseries and pre-schools across the borough have collected unused cosmetics and toiletries for a women’s centre.

Primary school pupils in Barking took part in a ‘reverse advent calendar’ to support rough sleepers.

A Dagenham mother will spend Christmas in a wrist brace after being injured on an incorrectly set-up wheelchair ramp.

The Rev Canon Chris Burke has been named as the new Archdeacon of Barking.

An arts group in Barking has secured £500,000 funding to transform its headquarters into a state-of-the-art facility for the community.

Murder and mistaken identity muddy the line between good and evil in an NHS worker’s debut novel.

A married couple running an off-licence caught with smuggled goods and selling alcohol to a minor have been fined more than £11,520.

A young man is in hospital after being stabbed repeatedly near Barking station.

A former West Ham footballer and his friend want to reunite their old school squad.

Barking Market traders say they are feeling the pinch from online retail giants taking a bite out of their businesses.

Reception pupils let their imagination run wild last week on a night-time walk around the school grounds.

Quick-thinking classmates saved the life of their 12-year-old friend on Wednesday after he began choking on a cough drop.

Part of a £1 million donation pot was handed to charities in Barking and Dagenham on Friday at Britain’s largest mosque.

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

The MP for Barking has criticised prime minister Theresa May for calling off tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal.

Barking and Dagenham has joined four other London councils to back a Windrush Day celebration in the borough.

Fed up with the same old rubbish at Christmas?

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction work on more than 900 new homes has been held in Barking.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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