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.

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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.

Hundreds flocked to a sleepy Dagenham cul-de-sac on Sunday for a charity Christmas lights switch-on.

The A123 Ripple Road is closed both ways following a crash.

Green-fingered volunteers planted hundreds of trees in a Dagenham park this week following a £10,000 grant.

A bedridden mother relied on her son to empty a commode in the garden while she waited a week for the council to fix her toilet.

A new mobile app has been launched to help tackle street harassment.

At age 10, most children spend their time tackling times tables, not tearing up racetracks.

A bungling burglar caught in a kitchen with his pockets stuffed with stolen goods has been jailed for two years.

Winter may be coming, but the race to name a gritter is hotting up.

A burst water main near the A13 continues to cause traffic chaos two days after crews were called to repair it.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after two stabbings took place within a week of each other on the same street in Barking.

Pupils from Eastbury Community School have been spreading the festive spirit by sending presents to children in the Caribbean.

A homeless alcoholic who sexually assaulted a young woman under a railway footbridge in Dagenham after she told him she had a boyfriend was jailed today (Monday).

Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A young filmmaker has shone a spotlight on an outreach scheme trying to tackle knife crime.

Ten of the borough’s schools joined together for a stage show and exhibition in Dagenham to mark Remembrance Day and a century since the Armistice.

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The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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