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The borough's Hindu community held a colourful celebration to end the nine-day festival Navratri.

Friends and family travelled from near and far to help a Second World War Royal Marine and great-grandfather celebrate his 100th birthday.

A person was killed after being hit by a train at Upton Park underground station this morning.

There are severe delays on the district line between Barking and Upminster currently.

A cemetery that recently underwent a £400,000 extension has received a nationally recognised award.

Underground passengers are facing severe delays on the Hammersmith and City line.

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough's own literary festival.

Council leader Darren Rodwell has backed a call from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for more adult volunteers to assist its fire cadet programme.

Student volunteers brightened up a Dagenham nursery as part of a community project this summer.

A group of Barking and Dagenham College students have put their skills into practice to make a difference in their community.

Three men dumping bags on a residential street and two women using a pram to carry rubbish are among fly-tipping offenders to be caught on camera.

Current and former University of East London students are helping non-native speakers in the community to learn English skills with free lessons.

It has been a positive GCSE results day for Elutec Year 11 pupils, with three quarters of the cohort achieving a standard pass in GCSE maths.

All Saints Catholic School are celebrating A-level and Btec results success, including doubling the amount of A* grades achieved last year.

Two students at Elutec have achieved the engineering technical baccalaureate - equating to four A-levels - after receiving their sixth form results.

When you've worked so hard to set up your future, it is a good feeling to have the next few years mapped out.

After restless nights awaiting her A-level results, Sowmiya Gunabalasingam will sleep soundly tonight.

A Dagenham teenager says she was "over the moon" to learn she would compete in Miss Galaxy UK final.

An overgrown and inaccessible walking area in Dagenham has been revitalised by London Community Rehabilitation workers.

Fingerprint drug testing is being used to support health and justice rehabilitation services in the borough.

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a warehouse in Dagenham, in which a worker was threatened and tied up.

Overground passengers travelling on Stratford and Barking routes are facing severe delays this morning.

The community came together through music and dance as a festival atmosphere filled the Barking town square on Saturday.

An open day to raise awareness of macular disease will take place ahead of the launch of a new peer support group in Barking.

A 20-year-old man was arrested after a police pursuit in Dagenham ended with a crash into a stationary car.

Passengers are facing disruptions across the whole c2c network this morning due to a train fault at West Ham.

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

A Dagenham school has scooped a national award for their work to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Marginalised young women in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets are receiving support to get into work through new charity partnerships.

A university with a campus in Dagenham has risen to its highest ever rating in a prestigious league table.

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