Parks may be closed and fines will be issued if people continue to ignore coronavirus lockdown rules, the council says.

One of the original Dagenham Girl Pipers was delighted with a surprise from her former band for her 100th birthday.

Churches are using digital communication tools to help Christians worship from home, including providing online resources and live streamed services for Holy Week and Easter.

The firefighters who battled a Barking industrial estate blaze this morning saved vital NHS supplies destined for the new Nightingale Hospital.

Two cars, a street lamp and a bus stop were destroyed by fire after a crash ended a police pursuit in Dagenham.

If you see a business open that shouldn’t be, report it.

Using coronavirus to threaten someone is a criminal offence, the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) has warned after a Dagenham man appeared in court for coughing at police.

Everyone’s favourite magic yellow bear is bring his spectacular show to Barking.

Overground services between Barking and South Tottenham have been suspended after a lorry crashed into a bridge.

Pupils have returned to a Dagenham school after being kept at home for more than a week over coronavirus concerns.

A planned housing redevelopment in Dagenham may compound parking issues in an already congested area, residents say.

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

Pupils and staff returning from a ski trip have been sent home from a Dagenham school following advice on the coronavirus.

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A Dagenham shop owner has been ordered to pay more than £880 after being caught trading without the required license.

Police are investigating a fight at Becontree Underground station, which was closed for hours after the incident.

The council has brought three new electric vans as part of its commitment to reduce vehicle emissions in the borough.

A trolley of watermelons out on the street has cost a Barking supermarket more than £1,100.

Dagenham pupils joined 8,000 schoolchildren and professional artists in taking to the stage for a spectacular performance at The O2 Arena.

A bin storeroom was destroyed by a fire at a block of flats in Dagenham.

A trader has been fined for selling fake designer clothes in Dagenham Market.

A teenager from Barking raised thousands of pounds for a hospice by playing pool non-stop for 24 hours.

The Met is appealing for witnesses and footage after homophobic abuse was heard at West Ham’s match against Brighton.

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Jamie Lord knows as well as anyone the benefits of an apprenticeship.

It’s now easier to book a free NHS health check after a pilot scheme in the borough was expanded to more GP practices.

A free illustration workshop is coming to a museum in Dagenham.

Young people in the borough are exploring ways of using technology to help address youth violence and knife crime.

Two schools in Chadwell Heath have brought back school crossing patrol officers to protect their pupils.

Students in the borough are fundraising to help animals injured or displaced by the bushfires in Australia.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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